Streets.mn Podcast #1: Stadiums, Casinos, NIMBYs and LRT with Nate Hood and Spencer Agnew
Mon, 11/21/2011 - 3:27pm | by blindeke
I finally finished editing (and trying to reduce background noise in) the first TC Streets podcast.
In this episode we’re talking with Nate Hood and Spencer Agnew, both of whom are pillars of the Twin Cities urban blogging community. You can find Nate’s writing on his blog, Thoughts on the Urban Environment, and Spencer’s writing is at cityoflakesurbanism.com. Both of them post semi-regularly on our website at TCStreets for people.org as well.
We sat down a little over a week ago at the Aster Café, a lovely bar and restaurant nestled in a failed downtown mall along Minneapolis’s St Anthony Main area. The building itself is the oldest continually operating commercial building in the city, and was originally built in 1855 as a brick factory. Nate, Spencer, and I discussed a variety of topics, including the proposals for the Vikings Stadium, NIMBYism in the Twin Cities, the plusses and minuses of a downtown casino, Block E, and what’s happening along the Central Corridor during construction.
This was my first attempt to create a podcast, and it was a little bit experimental. Unfortunately, the experiment didn’t go so well. The sound quality is very bad and one of the microphones didn’t work. I did my best to filter out the noise and equalize the levels of our voices, but feel free to stop listening if you can’t stand the audio quality.
Also, I would really appreciate any feedback, comments, or questions about how to improve these conversations. I’m experimenting with a few different formats for these talks, and this one was kind of a free-for-all. You can comment on our website tcstreetsforpeople.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy our conversation, and thanks for listening to the streets.mn podcast.