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Bob Meek
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"The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.” -- Hubert H. Humphrey
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Governor Mark Dayton today signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act. The new law, authored by state Sen. Scott Dibble and state Rep. Jim Davnie, strengthens protections against the threat of bullying in Minnesota schools.
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03.19.14, "N.J. schools sued over bullying can sue pupils responsible, judge says." By Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal, link below, excerpts: The 17-year-old plaintiff, known in court papers as V.B., claims the school staff failed t...o address his complaints about being taunted for being overweight and for his perceived homosexuality. http://www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202647571725/NJ+Schools+Sued+Over+Bullying+Can++Sue+Pupils+Responsible+Judge+Says%3Fmcode=0&curindex=0&curpage=ALL
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Carl Gibson, link below, excerpts: A United Nations study estimated that to end global poverty, provide basic healthcare and education, combat diseases like HIV and malaria, create environmental stability, improve maternal health, address the gap in gender equality and reduce child mortality, developed nations would have to contribute just 0.7 percent of their gross national income over a ten-year period. For the United States, that would cost just $90 billion per year. That amounts to just 8.7 percent of our current military budget. --NationOfChange         
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About.com Folk Music, excerpts
"We Shall Not Be Moved" - Traditional
History of an American Folk Song
By Kim Ruehl
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"We Shall Not Be Moved" is a traditional American folk song whose lyrics probably stretch back to the slave era, although there is no indication of when the song was written or who wrote it. It is a spiritual song that was adapted by the activists of the 1930s, with lyrics changed to "We Shall Not Be Moved," similarly to how "We Shall Overcome" took on the collective voice in protest rather than its original singular voice. // Also typical of many traditional folk songs, the lyrics have evolved through time to apply to the various causes about which the song has been sung. When the tune became an anthem of the labor movement, verses were adjusted to be appropriate to union organization. When the song was sung during the civil rights movement, verses were adjusted to reflect racial unity. Because of the song's structure, only one line per verse needed to be refashioned to be appropriate for the new context. 
Some of the third lines that have been appropriated for different movements and contexts are: 
The union is behind us
We're fighting for our freedom
We're fighting for our children
We're building a mighty union
Black and white together
Young and old together
When my burden's heavy
The church of God is marching
Don't let the world deceive you
If my friends forsake me
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03.31.14, "MN ranked 2nd-best state for achieving the American Dream. Attaining the second-highest 'opportunity score,' Minnesota ranked especially well for its education opportunities and civic engagement on a recent list published by Forb...es." By Kevin Mahoney, Twin Cities Business, excerpts: According to Mark Edwards, the group’s executive director, “this is not about the quality of outcome—it’s about the quality of opportunity.”
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GRIST (as in, chew on this): Yes, seriously & immediately rein in U.S. spying. But also imagine if there had been another major (9/11) terrorist attack & it came to light that President Obama had approved cuts in surveillance. A furor equal to Benghazi times 1,000? House passes impeachment. Does Senate convict?
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03.05.14, "'Mom, I'm gay.' For college swimmer, coming out to his religious mother was the hardest part." By Parker Camp writing in Outsports, link below, excerpts of Parker's first-person account on coming out, which includes a poignant e-mail to his mom: I'm a fourth-year varsity swimmer at the University of Virginia, from Nashville, Tenn, and about two weeks ago I began coming out openly as gay. It has been a fast and furious journey. // I decided an email would be best to get across everything I wanted to say before she could react. My mother is very religious and I have nothing but love and respect for her. She received me wonderfully.
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"We Shall Not Be Moved" - Traditional
History of an American Folk Song
By Kim Ruehl

"We Shall Not Be Moved" is a traditional American folk song whose lyrics probably stretch back to the slave era, although... there is no indication of when the song was written or who wrote it. It is a spiritual song that was adapted by the activists of the 1930s, with lyrics changed to "We Shall Not Be Moved," similarly to how "We Shall Overcome" took on the collective voice in protest rather than its original singular voice.
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  • News.Bridge Connections
    founder, 2001 - present
    Media & Public Affairs
  • Sweet-Reason, Inc.
    President & executve producer, 2012 - present
  • Tunheim
    ACE consultant, 2008 - 2012
    Public relations services for Vance Opperman & Key Investment, including Super Lawyers & Super Doctors
  • New School Communications
    Senior consultant, 2001 - 2008
    Public Relations services for Vance Opperman & Key Investment, including production of Twin Cities Business radio with Vance Opperman & Kathy Tunheim
  • Public Counsel Communications
    Founder, 1995 - 2001
    Public Relations services for Vance Opperman & Key Investment, including research for Face to Face weekly public affairs show on Minnesota Public Television, & communications training for West Publishing
  • John Marty for Governor
    Campaign Manager for Primary Election, 1994 - 1994
    Victorious
  • Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes
    President & CEO (1993 & 94), 1993 - 1994
    Helped expanded Citizens Jury program
  • Public Counsel Communications
    Founder, 1990 - 1993
    Public Relations services for Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes
  • Tonka Corporation
    Communications Director, 1986 - 1990
    Investor Relations
  • Minnesota Public Radio (volunteer)
    Political Analyst, 1986 - 2008
    Radio commentary
  • Public Counsel Communications
    Public Relations, 1985 - 1986
    Speech writing & publc affairs
  • Joan Growe for U.S. Senate
    Media Advisor, 1983 - 1984
    Issues, advertising, speeches, research
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  • University of Minnesota
    Political Science, Native American studies & History, 1970
  • American University
    Political Science & religion, 1974
  • Alexander Ramsey
    1969 - 1970
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  • University of the South
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    Education for Ministry thru St. Mark's Cathedral
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