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2001 Archive Video Collection
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November 2001
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Wednesday
November 21, 2001
Historic Fort Snelling Capitol Report consists of a video on one of Minnesota's most notable landmarks, Historic Fort Snelling,. Fort Snelling, constructed in 1825, is strategically located where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers come together. Tune in to find out why the United States government choose to establish an Army outpost on the northern frontier in the 1820s and what life was like in the remote wilderness back then and today. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
November 14, 2001
Minnesota Twins Contraction Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses Major League Baseball's announcement to eliminate the Minnesota Twins with Senator Roy Terwilliger and Representative Mary Liz Holberg, members of the Joint Stadium Task Force. What is the future of baseball in Minnesota? Will building a new baseball stadium keep the Twins here? If so, how will it be financed? Tune in to find out.

Also included is a short video on Minnesota's Korean War Memorial. The Memorial is a dedication to the more than 94,000 Minnesotans who served in what is often referred to as "the forgotten war." The video gives historical perspective on the war and explains some of the meaningful symbolism of Minnesota's Korean War Memorial.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
November 7, 2001
Minnesota's preparedness for bioterrorism Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses the threat of bioterrorism and the state's level of preparedness with Jan Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner. Tune in to find out how the state plans to respond to potential bioterrorist attacks and what citizens can do to help protect themselves.

Included is a video outlining the process of redistricting. Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the U.S. census is completed. It is when legislative and congressional district boundaries are redrawn based on population shifts.

In addition, a short video explains the technicalities of how to read a bill.

Real Media format 29 min

October 2001
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Wednesday
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Wednesday
October 31, 2001
Education Levy Referendums Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses education levy referendums with Eric Nauman, Senate Fiscal Analyst. Tune in to find out why half of the school districts across the state are placing levy referendums before the voters on November 6th. Are the referendums necessary and how will they affect schools and property taxes?

Also included are portions of the Senate Finance Committee hearing that Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch presented the findings from the Allina audit and investigation.

Real Media format 29 min
Thursday
October 25, 2001
Minnesota's preparedness for terrorism Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses the state's level of preparedness for terrorist attacks with Charlie Weaver, Minnesota's Public Safety Commissioner. Tune in to find out what security measures the state is taking to keep the public safe and what role citizens can play to help thwart terrorism.

Also included is a documentary entitled Speeches of the 20th Century, The Late 60's. Historian and Professor Emeritus Allan Spear provides commentary on some of the great speeches of the 20th Century.

Real Media format 29 min
Thursday
October 17, 2001
Minnesota's economy and airline and industry related layoffs Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses Minnesota's economy in regards to airline and industry related cutbacks with Senator Ellen Anderson, a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Air Transportation and Economic Security. Tune in to find out how the terrorist attacks have impacted Minnesota's economy and what the legislature can do to help aid thousands of laid off employees.

Also included is a Minnesota Department of Tourism video on the distinct features that make up Minnesota's landscape.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
October 10, 2001
A Minnesotans experience in Uzbekistan Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses Uzbekistan, a country that borders Afghanistan, with Angie Mukharomov, a former Peace Corps volunteer and Senate staffer. Angie shares her experiences and observations on what life was like in Uzbekistan during her stay and how it compares to neighboring Afghanistan.

Also included is a video on Minnesota's charter schools, the first in the country. Find out how charter schools have changed the face of public education and hear from students, parents, teachers, and administrators about how Minnesota's charter schools are working 10 years after they began.

Real Media format 29 min

September 2001
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Wednesday
September 25, 2001
Minnesota's Airline Industry Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses the economic impact of the September 11th terrorist attack on Minnesota's airline industry with airline industry analyst, Joel Denney, and State Senator John Hottinger, a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Air Transportation and Economic Security. Will Minnesota's airline carriers survive and how will the state's economy be affected? What sort of assistance should the state provide? Tune in to learn more.

Also included is a short video on Joan Anderson Growe, the first woman in Minnesota to be elected Secretary of State. Joan Growe held that office from 1975-1999. Find out more about Joan Growe's personal and political experiences during her tenure in state government.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
September 19, 2001
Health care cost on the rise Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec, discusses rising health care costs with Michael Scandrett of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, and State Representative Fran Bradley, Chair of the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee. Why are health care premiums increasing for the third year in a row? What is driving up the costs of health care and what can be done about it? Tune in and find out.

Also included is a short video on Senator Janet Johnson, DFL-North Branch, who served in the Minnesota Senate from 1990-1999. She was considered a visionary by her colleagues and a leader on environmental issues. Get a glimpse into the personal and political life of State Senator Janet Johnson who died of cancer in 1999 at the age of 59.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
September 12, 2001
K-12 Education Funding Capitol Report host, Jannell Trobec discusses the K-12 Education budget with Education Minnesota President, Judy Schaubach, and State Representative Alice Seagren, Chair of the House K-12 Education Finance Committee. How will the K-12 budget affect Minnesota schools? Is the 2.6% increase each year of the biennium enough to keep pace with inflation and other costs? Tune in and find out.

Also included is a short documentary on Floyd B. Olson, Minnesota's 22nd Governor.

Real Media format 29 min

July 2001
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Wednesday
July 25, 2001
Jobs and Economic Development Funding Bill Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the Jobs and Economic Development funding bill with Senator Ellen Anderson, Chair of the Senate Jobs, Housing and Community Development Committee. The bill provides $488 million for business and community development projects over the next two years.

Also included is a short documentary entitled "What is takes to become a Citizen Lobbyist" designed to assist citizens in getting involved in the lobbying process.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
July 18, 2001
Transportation Funding Bill Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the Transportation funding bill passed in the special session with Senator Dean Johnson, Chair of the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division and Representative Carol Molnau, Chair of the House Transportation Finance Committee. The bill provides $3.5 billion in funding over the next two years for roads, bridges, transit and public safety. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
July 11, 2001
K-12 Education Funding Bill Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the K-12 Education funding bill passed in the special session with Senator Sandy Pappas, Chair of the Senate K-12 Education Committee and Representative Alice Seagren, Chair of the House K-12 Education Finance Committee. The bill provides $8.7 billion in funding over the next two years and includes $381 million in new spending. Real Media format 29 min

June 2001
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Wednesday
June 27, 2001
Tax Bill Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the Tax bill passed in the special session with Representative Tim Pawlenty, House Majority Leader and Senator Don Samuelson, Chair of the Senate Property Tax Budget Division. Tune in and find out why property taxes were a major point of contention during the 2001 legislative session and how the issue was resolved. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
June 13, 2001
Agriculture and Environment funding bill Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the Agriculture and Environment funding bill with Senator Len Price, Chair of the Senate Environment and Agriculture Budget Division and Representative Mark Holsten, Chair of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

The Agriculture and Environment funding bill was the second of the major budget bills to be completed in the special session. It allocates $548 million over the next two years for environment and agricultural programs. It includes $16 million in new spending.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
June 6, 2001
Higher Education Conference Committee Bill The Higher Education conference committee bill is the first major funding bill agreed upon by lawmakers after the regular legislative session adjourned on May 21, 2001. Join Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, for a discussion with Senator Deanna Wiener, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Budget Division, and Representative Peggy Leppik, Chair of the House Higher Education Finance Committee. Real Media format 29 min

May 2001
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Wednesday
May 30, 2001
A tentative budget agreement and property tax rate cuts and Professor Alan Rosenthal on leadership and legislatures Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the current property tax cut plan with Senator Keith Langseth, Chair of the Capital Investment Committee. Tune in to find out why property tax rate cuts are a controversial issue.

In addition, Dave Olson interviews national legislative expert, Professor Alan Rosenthal, on legislative leadership and Minnesota's unique tri-partisan government.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
May 23, 2001
2001 Session Review The 200l Legislative Session adjourns without major tax and budget issues being resolved setting the stage for a special session. Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses why the Legislature ended in a stalemate with Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum, and Senator Sandy Pappas, Chair of the Senate E-12 Education Committee. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
May 16, 2001
Observations from a first term legislator and a history of Charter Schools in Minnesota With the legislative session deadline quickly approaching, Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the 2001 legislative session with first-term Representative Sheldon Johnson, DFL-St. Paul.

Also included is an overview of Charter Schools in Minnesota.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
May 9, 2001
The Dalai Lama visits the Minnesota Capitol and Professor Alan Rosenthal discusses leadership and legislatures Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the Dalai Lama's visit with two leaders of Minnesota's Tibetan community. Tune in to find out why the world renown spiritual leader came to Minnesota and for highlights of the Dalai Lama's speech at the State Capitol.

In addition, Dave Olson interviews national legislative expert, Professor Alan Rosenthal, on legislative leadership and Minnesota's unique tri-partisan government.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
May 2, 2001
House and Senate Health and Human Services bills and Redistricting process overview Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, compares the House and Senate Omnibus Health and Human Services bills with Senator Dallas Sams, Chair of the Senate Health and Family Security Committee, and Representative Kevin Goodno, Chair of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

An overview of the redistricting process and the politics behind it is also included.

Real Media format 29 min

April 2001
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Wednesday
April 25, 2001
House and Senate Minority leaders discuss their perspectives on the legislative session With less than a month left in the regular legislative session, there are many tough decisions left to be made on major legislative issues. Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the closing days of session with Senate Minority Leader Dick Day and House Minority Leader Tom Pugh. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
April 18, 2001
Legislative leaders discuss funding issues and legislative priorities What actions will the legislature take on education, transportation, taxes, and health care this session? Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses funding issues and legislative priorities with Speaker of the House, Steve Sviggum, and Senate Majority Leader, Roger Moe. Real Media format 29 min
Thursday
April 12, 2001
Permits to carry handguns and tuition reciprocity changes Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses a proposal that makes permits to carry handguns available to more Minnesotans with Representative Lynda Boudreau, R-Faribault, and Representative Wes Skoglund, DFL- Mpls. This controversial bill has been heavily debated this session.

Jannell Trobec interviews Representative Joe Opatz, DFL-St. Cloud, on his bill that changes the college tuition reciprocity agreement with neighboring states.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
April 4, 2001
Transportation Funding and Legislative Sessions Every Other Year Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses raising the gas tax and redirecting MVET revenue to help pay for highway and transit projects with Senator Randy Kelly, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and Representative Carol Molnau, Chair of the House Transportation Finance Committee.

Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Dave Kleis, R-St. Cloud, on his bill to hold legislative sessions every other year instead of every year.

Real Media format 29 min

March 2001
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Wednesday
March 28, 2001
Agriculture in Minnesota and Wine Sales in Grocery Stores Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the status of agriculture in Minnesota with Senator Steve Murphy, Chair of the Senate Agriculture, General Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee, and Representative Tim Finseth, Chair of the House Agriculture Policy Committee. Tune in to find out the problems facing our farmers and the solutions that are being proposed to help them.

Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park, on her bill to allow the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
March 21, 2001
Prescription Drug Costs and the political career of former Secretary of State Joan Growe Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses a plan that requires drug manufacturers to help absorb the cost of rising drug prices for Minnesotans without drug coverage with bill author Senator John Hottinger, DFL-Mankato. Senator Sheila Kiscaden, R-Rochester, and member of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Corrections Budget Division, explains why she opposes the bill.

Who was Minnesota's first female Secretary of State and how long did she hold the office? Tune in to find out the answer to these questions and more about the political career of Joan Growe.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
March 14, 2001
Funding Minnesota's Court System Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the state's courts budget request with Judge Leslie Metzen and Representative David Bishop, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. How much money do state courts need to ease the strains on an overburdened system? Is adding more judgeships the answer? Tune in to find out.

Also included in the program is a short video on Minnesota's Korean War Memorial.

Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
March 7, 2001
Long-Term Health Care in Minnesota and alternatives to prescription drugs for children with ADD or ADHD Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discussed how a tight labor market and a rising aging population has created a dilemma in long-term health care with Representative Fran Bradley, Chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee, and Senator Dallas Sams, Chair of the Senate Health and Family Security Committee. Tune in to find out what can be done to ease staffing shortages and provide quality long-term care to Minnesotans.

Jannell Trobec interviews Representative Barb Sykora, R-Excelsior, on her proposal requiring parents, educators, and health care professionals to evaluate alternatives to prescription drugs for kids with ADD or ADHD.

Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
March 4, 2001
Senate DFL Plan for the Budget Surplus and Crackdown on Child Pornography over the Internet Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses how to use the projected budget surplus with Senator Dean Johnson, Chair of the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Budget Division, and Senator Mark Ourada, Lead Republican on the Committee. The DFL wants to split the surplus between a tax rebate and transportation funding. Republicans and the Governor want the entire surplus to be used for rebates. Tune in to find out more about the debate.

Jannell Trobec interviews Representative Satveer Chaudhary about his bill to take action against child pornography over the Internet.

Real Media format 29 min

February 2001
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Saturday
February 24, 2001
DWI Felony Penalties, State Run Casino, and Ban on Pop Machines in Schools Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses legislation that would toughen the penalties for repeat DWI offenders with Senator Dave Johnson, and a bill that would build and establish a state run casino in the Twin Cities with Senate Minority Leader Dick Day.

Jannell Trobec interviews Representative Gene Pelowski on his proposal to ban pop machines in schools.

Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 17, 2001
LTV Steel Shutdown and Lane Change for Motorists when approaching Emergency Vehicles Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the closing of LTV Steel mining plant in Hoyt Lakes with Representative Tom Bakk and House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty. Tune in to find out what factors caused the shutdown and what state lawmakers can do to help the 1,400 displaced workers.

Bill Cooper interviews Senator Sheila Kiscaden on her bill to encourage motorists to change lanes when approaching emergency vehicles on the shoulder of the road.

Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 10, 2001
Affordable Housing and Middle Income Tax Relief Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses Minnesota's affordable housing shortage with Senator Ellen Anderson, Chair of the Senate Jobs, Housing, and Community Development Committee, and Representative Dan McElroy, Chair of the House Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee. Tune in to find out what affordable housing is and what state government can do to help the situation.

Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Tom Neuville on his bill to increase the personal and dependency exemptions for middle income Minnesotans.

Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
February 4, 2001
Higher Education Funding and Spinal Cord Injury Research Capitol Report host, Bill Cooper, discusses Gov. Ventura's controversial higher education budget proposal with Senator Deanna Wiener, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Budget Division, and Representative Peggy Leppik, Chair of the House Higher Education Finance Committee.

Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Cal Larson on his bill to establish a spinal cord injury research board and trust account.

Real Media format 29 min

January 2001
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Sunday
January 28, 2001
High Energy Costs and Cell Phone Ban while driving Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses the sharp increase in Minnesota heating bills with Representative Ken Wolf, Chair of the House Regulated Industries Committee, and Senator Steve Kelley, Vice-Chair of the Senate Telecommunications, Energy, and Utilities Committee. Tune in to find out why energy bills have skyrocketed and what the Legislature can do to help get a handle on it.

Jannell Trobec interviews Representative Mike Jaros on his bill to ban the use of cell phones in automobiles.

Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
January 21, 2001
Early childhood education overhaul and newly elected State Representative Neva Walker Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses a new plan to overhaul Minnesota's early childhood education system with Senator Sandy Pappas, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, and Senator Michele Bachmann.

Jannell Tobec interviews Representative Neva Walker, the first African American woman elected to the Minnesota Legislature.

Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
January 14, 2001
Health care costs and legal blood alcohol level What is driving the rising costs in prescription drug prices, insurance coverage, and visits to the doctor? What can be done by the Legislature? Capitol Report host, Dave Olson discusses increasing health care costs with Senator Dallas Sams, Chair of the Senate Health and Family Security Committee, and Representative Kevin Goodno, Chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Should the legal blood alcohol level be lowered to .08? Representative Rich Stanek, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks with Jannell Trobec about tougher drunk driving laws.

Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
January 7, 2001
2001 Session Preview Capitol Report host, Dave Olson, discusses how the Legislature will address the projected budget surplus with Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe and Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum.

Will there be more permanent tax cuts? Will all the surplus be used as for tax rebates? Will the state invest more in education or health care? Tune in to Capitol Report to find out about these and other important issues facing the 2001 Legislature.

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