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Documentary Film The 11th Hour and Events with Author Shawn Otto


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Author Shawn Otto will be in town for events in conjunction with the upcoming Third Friday Film Series film on Friday, August 16, 2013. Events start at 5 p.m. at the Lanesboro Public Library, where Shawn will do a presentation, Q&A and book signing for his book ‘Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America.’ Then at 7:30 p.m. the documentary film The 11th Hour will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre, with discussion afterwards led by Shawn Otto. Free and open to the public, these events are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund. The film runs 91 minutes.

From Marine on St. Croix, Minn., Shawn Otto is the winner of the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for ‘Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America’, a behind-the-scenes look at how the government, our politics, and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need. The book offers suggestions about what we can do to change course. “Otto makes a case that can’t be refuted,” says Bill Nye, ‘the Science Guy’, executive director of Planetary Society. “Science is important to all of us, especially the U.S. government. He backs it up with peer reviewed studies, carefully researched numbers, and his own extensive experience.” During the Hollywood writers’ strike in 2007 and 2008, Otto co-founded and became the CEO of the largest political initiative in the history of American science, the 125-million-strong Science Debate 2008, which Barack Obama and John McCain participated in, marking the first time in history endorsed presidential candidates laid out science policies in detail before the election. Shawn Otto’s work has been published in Science Magazine, Salon.com, Huffington Post, MinnPost.com, Issues in Science & Technology, [1], New Scientist, and Scientific American.

The 11th Hour describes the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how humanity has arrived at this moment – how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. The film features dialogues with experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 .....
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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to a ..... 
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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to a ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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Buffalo Bill Days - A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time!

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Well folks, get those cowboy boots out of the closet and saddle up because this weekend is Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn., starting on August 1-3! According to the committee that organized this western-themed celebration, ..... 
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Fly-in Breakfast

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

An aerial view of Rushford Municipal Airport shows many of the 47 planes that arrived for the annual Fly-in Breakfast held on Saturday, July 20 during the 2013 Rushford Days.

Independent Silver Band performs as finale to Chatfield’s summer concert series

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Independent Silver Band, from Mt. Vernon, Ill., will be making a stop in Chatfield, Minn. to perform on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at the Chatfield City Park band shell. The band is enroute to Northfield, Minn. to perfo ..... 
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ExpoCulinaira plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulinaria—An Experience of Taste, will for its third year fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday eve ..... 
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