The Northern Alliance Radio Network will be on the air today, with your hosts Mitch Berg and Ed Morrissey, on from 1-3 CT with live streaming video and chat. If you’re in the Twin Cities, you can hear us on AM 1280 The Patriot, or on the station’s Internet stream if you’re outside of the broadcast area, as well as right here on on the permanent Ed Morrissey Show page at Hot Air.

Mitch is on assignment today, so Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show will join me today! Duane and I will decide whether Mitch is as essential as, say, a housekeeper and chef in the governor’s mansion, plus discuss the latest job numbers and all of the news of the past week. Tammy Nerby will come into the studio to tell us about a benefit for the family of a National Guard member whose one-year-old child has a brain tumor. We’ll also ask Duane about his experience yesterday at Disneyland; after riding the new Little Mermaid ride 80 times yesterday, is Duane still sane? Join us and find out!

Be sure to call 651-289-4488 to join the conversation! You can also register for free at Ustream to participate in our raucous live-chat sessions. (And if the log-in prompt doesn’t come up in the chat box below, use this link instead.)

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