It’s a special summer extravaganza for HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the crucial issues of the season, including:

* The plight of urban America. What’s with the big cities doubling down on socialism this year? We analyze the issue in detail. Also, exclusive audio of a recent Minneapolis Traffic report, exposing the true state of the city.

* Chris Christie’s adventures on the beaches of New Jersey, what we he thinking and who was he wearing? Also, suggestions for how he can lower his popularity even further.

* Stay tuned for the debut of the new Ricochet podcast, Talkin’ HWX with Chris Softwick.

* What were they drinking during the show? 90 Shilling Ale by Odell Brewing Company and Hop Dish IPA by Lift Bridge Brewing.

* What were they listening to during the show? ‘Minneapolis’ by Lucinda Williams and ‘Tunnel of Love’ by Bruce Springsteen.

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Members have made 5 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Randy Weivoda Thatcher

    I know you guys are well-versed in Minnesota beers. Have you ever tried any of the hard liquor products from Panther Distillery in Osakis, MN? I’m just wondering if they are any good.

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    • July 14, 2017 at 11:49 am
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  2. Profile photo of profdlp Coolidge
    1. That chick singing about “Minnie-applus” needs a cup of coffee and a laxative.
    2. Wouldn’t a rickshaw lane be cultural appropriation?
    3. Are those bike lanes seeing much use in February?

    As usual, great show!

    • #2
    • July 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Paul Happe Contributor

    Not sure about Brian, but I can’t comment on the Panther Distillery. It’s up north in lake country, so not exactly local. We’d welcome comments from anyone who’s sampled their wares.

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    • July 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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  4. Profile photo of angelasg Member

    I really liked the Talkin’ HWX parody. I almost missed it, though. I just to happen to like Tunnel of Love.

    • #4
    • July 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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  5. Profile photo of Fresch Fisch Member

    Paul mentioned a MEET UP. Aren’t we due for a Minnesota Meet Up? Brian, Paul? Could we get Lileks too?

    • #5
    • July 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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