Esme updates listeners about the road trecherous road conditions throughout the Twin Cities after a spring snow storm. She also chats with Professor David Shultz from Hamline University about the latest national and local political news.
John Heubusch of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation argues that President Trump's "tough talk" with North Korea can be compared to Reagan's "peace through strength" initiative with the USSR during the arms race. Later, Jane Kirtley University of Minnesota explains why Lawmakers are considering putting an end to the use of cameras in Minnesota courtrooms.
Esme touches on the top stores from the week before chatting with Dr. Kathryn Cullen from the University of Minnesota Medical School talks about a new study that shows that only 20 percent of children struggling with mental illness are ever diagnosed and receive treatment.
There's so much to look at in the world of politics. From the President's new take on gun control to another high level resignation from his administration, Esme and Dave Schultz analyze the latest happenings.
The Oscars are this Sunday night. WCCO web master Eric Henderson joins Esme for his annual predictions segment. And he's joined by WCCO-TV meteorologist Mike Augustyniak. After that, Senta Leff explains how her organization is hoping to provide affordable housing for the homeless.
Esme and author Steven Schier talk politics, including the first year of the Trump White House. The main focus, however, is on all of the seats that will be in play for Minnesota politics during this 2018 Midterm election cycle.
Mental health expert Mary Rymanowski discusses the recent increase in teenagers announcing themselves as Transgender. USOC managing director Mark Jones tells us about the behind-the-scenes work to prepare for a Winter Games. He also updates us on the events in Pyeongchang. Kathy McCarthy describes some of the local events that are on the upcoming calendar.
WCCO Radio reporter Sloane Martin joins Esme to discuss the details behind some of the stories she covered this week, including the business of romance and potential changes to teaching in Minnesota. Dr. Alison Galdys explains the harshness of the current flu we're working our way through.
Esme and Dave Schultz are back together to discuss another busy week in politics. That includes Tim Pawlenty stepping down from his current post, Rick Nolan's sudden retirement, the latest resignation from the White House, and yet another Government Shutdown.
MN Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch describes the whirlwind 10 days that was the annual event. What happens now that everything is completed? Then, Dr. Michaela Tsai of Abbott Northwestern explains a new set of blood tests that could help detect specific types of cancer.
Scott Morin of Justice Awakening 52 discusses the efforts made to combat and shine a light on sex trafficking that takes place during the week that the Super Bowl comes into a host city. Open Cities Health Center CEO James Platten talks about the future of community health centers and their importance to several types of communities.
Esme talks with Dave Schultz about the President's alleged comments on specific countries, the false alert that was sounded in Hawaii on Saturday, Sen. Tina Smith's new seat in Washington, and the possibility that Oprah Winfrey could run for President.
Regions Hospital nurse examiner Ellen Johnson explains her work regarding the physical and psychological health of sexual assault victims. After that, Dr. Eleanor Orehek tells us what new treatments have developed to combay Parkinson's Disease.
St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation president and CEO Deb Schaber previews this year's Winter Carnival. U of M journalism professor Jane Kirtley discusses the validity of the new book "Fire and Fury".
The final hour of Lindsay Guentzel in for Esme this weekend, this hour she talks to Angela Norvitch for a look at Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria with Arelis Hernandez from the Washington Post and author Mark Newman with a look at his book 'Diamonds from the Dugout'.
Hour two of Lindsay in for Esme and in this hour she has another Twitter roundtable with Lindsay Guentzel -- Internet friends Derek Johnson, Lizzie Breyer and Nick Kolnik joined the show to talk about a variety of topics.
Lindsay Guentzal is filling in for Esme tonight and in the first hour she is joined by Dr. Katharine Nelson from the University of Minnesota's department of psychiatry joined Lindsay Guentzel to talk about having good mental health heading into the New Year.