My name is Mitchell Berg. I’m a modestly-successful blogger (www.shotinthedark.info), covering Minnesota politics and current events from a broadly conservative viewpoint; .think Locke, Buckley and P. J. O’Rourke, rather than Larry the Cable Guy. As a parent of two college-age kids, I write a lot about education; I have been an occasional critic of Hamline’s policies.
I am also the host of a radio program – “The Northern Alliance Radio Network”, along with national blogger Ed Morrissey. We’re heard in the Twin Cities every Saturday on WWTC-AM 1280, and nationally via the internet.
I’m also a neighbor, living a block off the Hamline campus.
I’d like to request the honor of an interview with you, via any medium convenient to you, regarding both the Tom Emmer fiasco, as well as about Hamline’s commitment to “diversity” about which you wrote in the Star/Tribune this week. This interview could be…
- on the radio show, on any Saturday you’d be available
- in person, at Hamline, at any time convenient to you
- failing either of those, via a list of emailed questions.
I (and Ed, if you choose to come on the show) are acerbic but civil and respectful interviwers; I submit for your reference our interviews with R.T. Rybak, Dane Smith, David Brauer, Rochelle Olson and Erik Black as evidence that we seek a useful dialogue rather than to throw plates at our opposition.
So it would be great pleasure to have the chance to have a dialogue about academic diversity, in general and at Hamline University.
I will eagerly await your response.