Germanic-American Institute presents German Days


Michael Fraase

The Germanic-American Institute presents German Days Saturday, June 10, 1:00PM – 10:00PM and Sunday, June 11, 11:00AM – 6:00PM. German Days takes place both days at the Germanic-American Institute at 301 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.

Attractions include traditional German bands, Schuhplattler Edelweiss dancers, German movies, live projection of World Cup Soccer, children’s activities, Kegelbahn, Fussball table, Sommerfest parade of antique cars, and German food and beer.

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library present ‘Untold Stories’


Michael Fraase

Untold Stories, the award-winning labor history series sponsored by The Friends of the Saint Paul Library has begun its eighth year with a program of lectures, tours, community discussions, and performances.

Biju Matthew presents his book, Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City (New Press) on Thursday, May 4, 7:00PM, at the Merriam Park Branch Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul. Taxi! is a survey of New York City’s taxi business from a unique perspective. Matthew, you see, is a professor of business at Rider University, a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, and co-founder of the Forum of Indian Leftists. In 1998, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance organized a strike of more than 10,000 drivers, speaking at least 80 different languages, to protest new rules Mayor Rudy Giuliani tried to impose.

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One hundred years and counting


Julie Bates

Some things simply cannot wait. When your car has a flat tire, you stop and put on the spare. When your roof is leaking water, you grab a bucket and pick up the phone. And when you are physically unable to urinate, you go to the doctor. STAT.

“Hi, my name is Julie and I’m uninsured.”

The woman on the phone tells me that Aspen Medical clinic will need me to pay cash at the time of my visit.

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