Access Minnesota

29 January 2014

Toward A More Perfect Union: A Conversation about the Constitution

For the week of February 2nd, 2014

It’s been more than two-and-a-quarter centuries since the United States Constitution was ratified. While the nation has changed dramatically since then, the Constitution is aging remarkably well. Its enduring relevance is a credit to the framers whose governing philosophies continue to guide America through turbulent times. On the this week’s Access Minnesota, a look at the Minnesota Humanities Center’s ongoing public dialogue on the Constitution called “Toward A More Perfect Union.”

  • Guests: David O’Fallon, President and CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center; Catherine Allan, Executive Producer of ‘CONSTITUTION USA’ on Twin Cities Public Television; Ryan Else, Attorney with Brockton D. Hunter P.A.
  • Issues: The Minnesota Humanities Center’s “Toward a More Perfect Union” initiative for community conversations about the Constitution; Why our Constitution has endured for so long; Balancing state and federal power

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