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We're a little over an hour from the start of the Northern Alliance Radio show here in the Twin Cities, and as I said earlier, I will be live-blogging during the second and third hours, complete with digital photographs of the gang. Keep checking back on this post!
12:01 - We're all getting settled into the booth. First segment: Mitch, Hindrocket, Saint Paul, and myself ...
12:07 - Our first topic was graffiti in public restrooms -- yeah, we're rolling, baby! ...
12:16 - Out to our first break, after discussing John Kerry and the "inept" accusation. When we come out of our break, we'll have our first caller on the line ...
12:26 - James Lileks is our first caller, and talks about Kerry's assertion of starving the troops of equipment -- he reminds us of Black Hawk Down ...
12:46 - We've taken three callers, and the last one was someone we didn't know! He wanted to hit Kerry again for his negativity and said that the Democrats were poised to run an almost-completely negative campaign from now on ...
1:05 - I'm now off the air, and for the second segment we have Big Trunk from Power Line and King from SCSU Scholars joining Hindrocket to discuss the "peace-in" at St. Olaf that Jimmy Carter led. Trunk's discussing the "orgy of pacifism," which gets us all pretty keyed up. After all, talking about orgies makes for great radio, right? ...
1:13 - I should have a few photos on this post shortly, now that I'm out of the studio ... The pictures will be in the Extended Entry below this post (click on the link) ...
1:22 - Saint Paul takes my picture while I'm live-blogging ...
1:28 - Trunk, King, Rocket, and Mitch are conducting a terrific interview with Britt, who is part of the students organization that brought the Trunk out to St. Olaf's, billing him as "the man they don't want you to hear" ... Trunk posted about this last week, about how he discussed Winston Churchill. I'll link back to the post in a moment ...
1:33 - Actually he posted on this two weeks ago, and here's the link ...
1:37 - Katherine Kristen from the Center for the American Experiment is calling in to weigh in on the St. Olaf story. She agrees that this reflexive defeatism is something that the entire generation needs to address, not just St. Olaf ...
1:48 - We have two people on the line at the same time -- Britt and Katherine -- and we're not melting down, at least not yet ... I've made the file size a bit smaller on some of the pictures, in case you've had some slowdowns on loading my post ...
1:56 - Wrapping up hour two discussing the conservative counter-counterculture at universities these days with Katherine Kirsten and Britt Haugland. We're out to break, and next hour we'll move onto more cultural topics rather than pure politics ...
2:10 - Now we have Trunk discussing Bob Dylan with JB Doubtless and Atomizer from Fraters Libertas. Trunk definitely has some great insights into Dylan's catalogue ...
2:19 - Coming back in, and the rest of the hour will be all Fraters Libertas, God help us all. We're going to be talking about the Biased Liberal Hack Columnist of the Week, and Saint Paul will be opening with Brian Lambert ...
2:26 - Saint Paul is savaging Brian Lambert's column on Christopher Leyden's arrival in the Twin Cities and MPR -- and he's having far too much fun. Let me back in the studio, dammit! ...
2:35 - We have, perhaps, gone a tad bit overboard by describing the local homeless as "urine-caked drunks riding the buses". Send your mail to JB Doubtless at Fraters Libertas ...
2:42 - According to our caller, Frank, we found out that the buses here aren't as bad as Paris. Frank tells us that they are frequently free from the aroma of urine ...
2:52 - Going into the last segment, we're still discussing the homeless. We're just about at the end of the show, and I think we're up to our last topic. We have one more caller on the line. Douglas congratulated us on our launch, and he's another blogger, too. Great call! ...
2:58 - Wrapped up. Now we wait for the analysis from station management to see whether they promote us or shoot us ... Thanks to everyone who stuck with the live blog, and to all of you who got the chance to listen in! (If you want us to have a live Internet feed, make sure you let the station management know!)
Mitch and Rocket Man before the show started.
Saint Paul and Rocket Man at the top of the hour. At least Rocket Man took this seriously.
Atomizer, JB Doubtless, and the Captain
We're not sure who this is -- Mitch's date for the after-show party?
The 2nd-hour crew, left to right: King, Rocket, Trunk
The 3rd-hour crew: JB Doubtless, Atomizer, and a completely psychotic Saint Paul
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