Redesigning MN

Redesigning MN - The New Normal

Episode: Minnesota faces a new reality as baby boomers retire: an increased demand for public services with fewer public dollars. There are solutions but they may require redesigning political campaigns, our schools, local and state governments -- and our own expectations. Last in a series.

Air Date 3/23/14

 
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Join us for "Redesigning MN," a series of 8 programs, as we explore the dramatic impact the retirement of more than a million babyboomers will have on everything from public safety to education to health care.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #101 — Coming Together |
    Sunday, Sep 4 at 9pm TPT MN
  • #101 — Coming Together |
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 3am TPT MN
  • #101 — Coming Together |
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 9am TPT MN
  • #101 — Coming Together |
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 3pm TPT MN
  • #104 — A Lesson In Change |
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 8pm TPT MN
  • #101 — Coming Together
    Minnesota is about to change dramatically. As the state's 1.3 million baby-boomers begin to retire over the next two decades, tax rolls will shrink. In this hour-long, first episode of the "Redesigning MN" series, we'll explore what many government officials have nicknamed the "New Normal" and look at how it will impact state and local government, and ultimately, the lives of Minnesotans. Plus, we'll examine two fundamental ways to "redesign" and "innovate" government services - that is, through consolidation and collaboration. It's already happening across the state. See how well it's working in "Redesigning MN: Coming Together."
    Sunday, Sep 4 at 9pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 3am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 9am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 3pm TPT MN
  • #102 — Margin of Safety
    Minnesota is about to change dramatically. As baby-boomers retire over the next two decades, tax rolls will shrink. How will state, county and local governments adapt one of the most important services they deliver -- public safety? We'll explore how it will impact everything from police to prisons.
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 9pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 3am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 9am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 3pm TPT MN
  • #103 — Road Work Ahead
    We're on the road to a new kind of "normal." Tax rolls are shrinking as baby boomers retire over the next 20 years. So how will we maintain our streets and highways? And how will we get around in the future? Come along as we look at the road ahead for Minnesota's communities big and small.
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 9pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 3am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 9am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 3pm TPT MN
  • #104 — A Lesson In Change
    It's time for Minnesota's schools to learn the ABC's of redesign. Tax rolls are shrinking as baby boomers retire over the next 20 years. How can we continue to educate our kids and do it in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible? See some smart solutions in "Redesigning Minnesota."
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 8pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 2am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 8am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 2pm TPT MN
  • #105 — Educating The Workforce
    Minnesota's higher ed. system is facing a multi-headed Hydra: shrinking numbers of students, ever-rising costs, and employers dissatisfied with the quality of graduates for the 21st century workplace. How to slay this monster? See provocative ideas and innovative solutions on Redesigning MN.
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 8pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 2am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 8am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 2pm TPT MN
  • #106 — Prescription for Health
    In an era of "government redesign," no challenge is greater than health care. Costs are huge and growing fast. Our population is aging and the current payment incentives for the healthcare system seem to be part of the problem. But the good news is that Minnesota is on the cutting edge of experiments designed to get us all headed in the right direction. From Hennepin County to New Ulm to Willmar, Minnesotans are exploring ways to make our health care ... and health... better, even as we reduce costs and give people more direct control of their overall health. It's important work going on across our state and this program gives you a glimpse into the future possibilities.
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 9pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 3am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 9am TPT MN
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 3pm TPT MN
  • #107 — Natural Legacy
    Our relationship with the natural world is changing, and shrinking budgets require tough choices. David Gillette explores what's next for Minnesota, from the innovations that are changing the face of our State Parks, to the behind-the-scenes policy thinking that will affect the next generation. Seventh in a series.
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 9:30pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 3:30am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 9:30am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 3:30pm TPT MN
  • #108 — The New Normal
    Minnesota faces a new reality as baby boomers retire: an increased demand for public services with fewer public dollars. There are solutions but they may require redesigning political campaigns, our schools, local and state governments -- and our own expectations. Last in a series.
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 9pm TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 3am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 9am TPT MN
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 3pm TPT MN
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