Minneapolis Mayor Rybak on the DNC, Target Center Renovations, Biking, Dayton Politics and Egypt

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The day after the 2012 Democratic National Convention was awarded to Charlotte, North Carolina, and not Minneapolis, among other finalists, The UpTake interviewed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak about the DNC and other conventions and sports events that Minnesota’s largest city hopes to land, Target Center renovations, why Minneapolis is the best biking city in America, state politics with a new Democratic governor and a Republican-controlled House and Senate, and the demonstrations in Egypt.

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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