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Breakdown with Brodkorb and Becky

July 2024

Shannon joined Michael Brodkorb and Becky Scherr on a special podcast episode about the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, and how to move forward. Listen to the episode here

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TPT Almanac

June 2024

Shannon joined Cathy and Eric on the Friday show to talk about the 2024 State of Bipartisanship report. Watch the segment here

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Bipartisanship report recommends Minnesota Legislature reduce floor debates, improve balance on committees

June 2024

MinnPost coverage and analysis of The State of Bipartisanship report. Read the article here

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1 big thing: Grading the session on bipartisanship

June 2024

Axios coverage of our 2024 State of Bipartisanship report. Read the story here

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“State of Bipartisanship” report shows year-to-year comparison in Minnesota legislature

June 2024

KTTC coverage of our press conference revealing the 2024 State of Bipartisanship report. See the story here

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Majority in the Middle reports on bipartisan legislation

June 2024

Kare11 coverage of our press conference revealing the 2024 State of Bipartisanship report. See the story here

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Voters Can Make Endorsements Irrelevant

May 2024

RT Rybak and Annette Meeks penned op-eds advocating for the elimination of caucus endorsements. Shannon followed up with a "yes, and" reminding voters and candidates that they can affect the outcome with the current process -- this year.  Read the piece here.

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A Break Down About Civility in Politics

April 2024

Shannon joined Michael Brodkorb to talk about opportunities for bipartisan work at the capitol, and highlighted some legislators who are already working with colleagues across the aisle. Hear the episode here

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KAXE/KBXE Morning Show

April 2024

Shannon joined Heidi and Jennifer to talk about the opportunities for bipartisanship in the last month of the legislative session. Listen to the episode here

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How Do We Fix It? 

March 2024

Shannon joined  Richard Davies and Jim Meigs to discuss division, our human habit of grouping, diversity within the parties, and what Majority in the Middle is doing to help. Listen to the episode here

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Authenticity, Belonging, Community

March 2024

Shannon joined Authenticity, Belonging, Community podcast host Michael Fosberg in a conversation about finding commonalities amid political difference, on this "not a political podcast." Listen to the episode here

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Silly Question Saturday, Legislative Session and TEDx

February 2024

Shannon joined Heidi Holtan and Keri Hedlund on Northern Community Radio to discuss Silly Question Saturday, our efforts at the Minnesota Legislature, and the upcoming TEDx SilverLake event. Listen here.

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Silly Question Saturday: All About Elections

February 2024

KIMT reporter Sananda McCall highlights our "Silly Question Saturday" event with Secretary of State Steve Simon. Watch the story here.

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A Break Down About Bipartisanship

January 2024

Shannon joined Michael Brodkorb and Becky Scherr to discuss bipartisanship, the State of Bipartisanship report, and what is next for Majority in the Middle. Listen to the episode here

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Its Not Polarization, Its How They View the Job

November 2023

Are disagreements among city councils and school boards really about political polarization? Not really. Read more about Judges and Activists in this op-ed published in the Star Tribune. Read the op-ed here

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Community Matters - ICTV and KAXE

October 2023

Executive Director Shannon Watson and Board Member Sandy Layman talked at the ICTV Studio with Heidi Holton from KAXE. Watch the Conversation here

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Drivetime with Jason DeRusha

October 2023

Jason and Shannon talked about the State of Bipartisanship report and how bipartisanship isn't all that different from sports. (Warning - the audio quality isn't great. Blame a bad cell connection to Target Field!) Listen to the episode here

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Builders: A Podcast of the Lorentzsen Center

October 2023

Builders is a podcast of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work at Concordia College. Shannon joined Dr. Michael Chan, the Executive Director for Faith and Learning. Listen to the episode here. 

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Bipartisanship Isn't Dead in Minnesota

September 2023

The Star Tribune Editorial Board published a review of our State of Bipartisanship report. Read the article here.

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Almanac

September 2023

Shannon joined Eric Eskola and Cathy Wurzer on the Friday show to discuss our new State of Bipartisanship report. Watch the segment here

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How Bipartisan was the 2023 Legislative Session?

September 2023

Quinn Gorham from KTTC TV in Rochester shared a story about our State of Bipartisanship report. Read the story here

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Drivetime with Jason DeRusha

August 2023 

Board member Kim Insley and Jason DeRusha talked about life after TV news and Kim's involvement with Majority in the Middle. Listen to the segment here.

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The Al Travis Show

June 2023

Shannon and board member Susan Kent were guests on The Al Travis Show. Susan is a regular, and Al is interested in figuring out "what's the catch?" Watch the segment here. 

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Almanac North

June 2023

Shannon and board member Sandy Layman spoke with Julie Zimmer and Dennis Anderson about the organization and our summer social series. Watch the segment here. 

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Drivetime with Jason DeRusha

May 2023

Shannon and Jason DeRusha talked bipartisanship on WCCO radio on the last day of the legislative session. Listen to the segment here

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St Cloud Event to Promote Bipartisanship and Collaboration

May 2023

Jim Maurice from WJON did a story about our summer social series, and especially the event in St. Cloud. More here.

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Strong Relationships, Not Loud Actions

March 2023

Shannon penned an op-ed denouncing harassment and violence towards elected officials – at the local, state, and national level. Read the op-ed here. 

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Almanac At the Capitol

February 2023

Shannon sits down with Mary Lahammer in the historic House gallery to discuss bipartisanship, compromise, and making the leap to full time. Watch the Segment here

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Flyover Logic

February 2022

Shannon joins Mike and Tami to talk about toxicity in politics, why the capitol is an unusual workplace, and why she started Majority in the Middle. Listen to the episode here

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Three Women and a Bottle of Wine

May 2021

Shannon joins Kim and Julie to talk about toxicity in politics and why she started Majority in the Middle. Listen to the episode here

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