Hidden Stuff

Show 161: Conversation with a Mayor

Chuck appeared on Tri-State Viewpoint, a radio show out of Huntington, WV, and shared audio and reactions from his conversation with two confused, and thankfully former, mayors.

Show 161: Conversation with a Mayor


Show 160: Eli Damon

Cycling advocate Eli Damon is back on the podcast to update us on his 

Show 160: Eli Damon


Show 159: Dean Klinkenberg

Mississippi traveler and author Dean Klinkenberg is the guest on this week's podcast. Dean has spent many years traveling the Mississippi river and he provides his insights, assessments and thoughts for the future of this important waterway. You can follow Dean's work on his blog at mississippivalleytraveler.com

Dean Klinkenberg has written the Mississippi Valley Traveler series, which currently includes three books that cover portions of four states along the Mississippi River (Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota).

  • The Quad Cities Travel Guide, released in June 2009, has 128 pages of detail on the cities of Bettendorf, Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Hampton, Pleasant Valley, and Riverdale, plus a separate section on Arsenal Island.
  • The Lansing to LeClaire Travel Guide was released in November, 2009. The 360-page book has detailed information for 47 historic communities like McGregor/Marquette and Dubuque, Iowa, plus Galena, Illinois and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
  • The Driftless Area: Along the Mississippi River from Hastings, Minnesota to Lansing, Iowa and has 376 pages of local history with listings of attractions, restaurants, and places to stay for 54 communities like Red Wing, Wabasha, and Winona in Minnesota, La Crosse, Trempealeau, and Alma in Wisconsin, and the villages around Lake Pepin.

These books and more can be purchased directly from the Mississippi River Traveler site.

Show 159: Dean Klinkenberg


Show 158: Neighborhoods First

Chuck Marohn and Justin Burslie discuss A Better Brainerd their recent report titled Neighborhoods First.

Show 158: Neighborhoods First


Show 157: Don't be stupid

Inspired by a pimped out roundabout in a Wisconsin cornfield, Chuck calls on the engineering profession to do something radical: engineer.

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Show 157: Don't be stupid