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Our Love/Hate Relationship with the Media
“ Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.”

Our “love” relationship begins with Kevin Hartz, former City Hall reporter for the Star Tribune. Unfortunately, he has left the city for a position in Washington, D.C. Most of the remaining Star Tribune reporters, editors, and editorial writers seem unsympathetic to our concerns. The same is true, for the most part, of the neighborhood newspapers and alternative newspapers.

With respect to the broadcast media, we have a good relation with radio talk show hosts such as Joel Carlosso . We also appreciate that Lou Harvin of Channel 2 (public television) did a good job of covering our story of how inflated repair-cost estimates for vacant buildings resulted in their demolition. The commercial radio and television stations have a mixed record in covering what we see as an important area of social and political concern.