Friday was Minnesota Community Pride Day, live at the Minnesota State Fair. It showcased more 30 innovative community projects from around the state, and top Minnesota performing artists and newsmakers. The event was organized by the Bush Foundation, InCommons, and MinnPost, with interactive activities by Works Progress.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 • Carousel Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A great cross-section of Minnesota artists was be featured onstage, including Desdamona, Willie Murphy, and Ragamala dancers.
MinnPost assembled a four-part “MinnPost Asks” interview series featuring:
• New MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone
• 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison
• A panel discussion on “The Future of the News”
• A youth panel moderated by MinnPost’s Joe Kimball
For a complete schedule of the day’s performances and speakers, visit MinnPost: Minnesota Community Pride Day.
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks from MinnPost’s Roxane Battle and InCommons-Bush Foundation.
10:05 a.m. Entertainment by J.D. Steele and the MacPhail Community Youth Choir.
10:30 a.m. “MinnPost Asks” newsmaker interview with Steven Rosenstone, new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). He is interviewed by MinnPost “Learning Curve” writer Beth Hawkins.
11 a.m. Entertainment by Willie Murphy Band.
Noon “MinnPost Asks” newsmaker interview with 5th District Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison. He is interviewed by MinnPost Washington Correspondent Devin Henry.
12:30 p.m. – Entertainment by Charlie Maguire, “Centennial Troubadour” for Minnesota State Parks.
12:40 p.m- Minnesota Community Pride Awards Showcase Ceremony
1:10 p.m.- Minnesota Community Pride participants, interviewed by MinnPost’s Sharon Schmickle.
1:30 p.m.- Entertainment by Ragamala Dance advanced students.
2 p.m.-”MinnPost Asks” newsmaker panel on “The Future of the News.” Panelists are MinnPost’s David Brauer and Nora Paul, director of the Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Moderated by MinnPost’s CEO/Editor Joel Kramer.
2:30 p.m.- Entertainment by rap artist Desdamona.
3 p.m.- “MinnPost Asks” youth panel, moderated by MinnPost writer Joe Kimball.
3:30 p.m.- Entertainment by the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
4 p.m.- Minnesota Community Pride Panel.
4:30 p.m.- Entertainment by Tom Hunter Band.