Today’s UpTake: Buckminster Fuller Institute, Minnesota Special Flood Session

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

Today on The UpTake we’ll bring you live coverage from the Bioneers conference in San Rafael, Calif. at 11 a.m. Central Time, where the Buckminster Fuller Institute is exploring the question of what the future looks like, and how we can design it so it works for all of humanity without ecological offense. Some of the best design minds from around the world will be there. We’ve also learned that Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Director of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs has told Minnesota lawmakers they will meet in a special flood relief session on Monday at 1 p.m. The anti-bullying legislation that Democratic-Farm-Labor State Sen. Scott Dibble and State Rep. Jim Davnie introduced at a press conference at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare yesterday may culminate in the Minnesota Safe Schools For All Act during Monday’s special session.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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