Created and hosted by Steve Ray in collaboration with Twin Cities Agenda, the Deep North podcast seeks to dispel the “…myths of Minnesota nice for the urbane side of cities that the world, country, and even some Minnesotans haven’t experienced. In each episode we explore the food scene, the art scene, the sidewalk scene, meeting the people you’ve never known, standing right outside your door.”
This episode: Why Minneapolis St. Paul?
Jay Walljasper (author of The Great Neighborhood Book) and Alexandra Connett (a Minneapolis transplant) make a case for a city beyond cows, cold, and Camp Snoopy. Before moving to Minneapolis, Alexandra had no expectations for Minnesota, “Everyone was asking me why I was moving to the middle of nowhere.” Since arriving, however, her experience has been much different than she had imagined. Jay Walljasper, author of The Great Neighborhood Book, says Alexandra isn’t a unique case, and that this perception is partially the fault of Minnesotans. In the age of social media and the brand called you, “…it’s time that MSP set aside its suburban sensibility and proudly say we are a city.”
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