We spoke with Doug Chapin, Director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, about our electoral system, voting in Minnesota, and how he has several degrees, but none from the electoral college.
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The CEO of American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio, Jon McTaggart, joins us to talk about what radio was like in the old days, why MPR listeners are curious, and what the future holds for radio.
The honorable Paul Anderson served as Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1994 to 2013. During that time he heard seminal cases on everything from the independence of medical examiners, to bail laws, to a much-discussed recount in Minnesota’s 2008 U.S. senate race.
Think coming up with your own five-year plan is a challenge? Try coming up with a 20-year plan for the entire Twin Cities region. That’s just part of the charge for our guest, Susan Haigh, chair of the Metropolitan Council. We asked her all about what visions they've heard from Minnesotans for the future of the Twin Cities.
Sprockets, St. Paul’s out-of-school time programs network, has a new director and she joined us on the show. Eyenga Bokamba talked to us about why students need to keep learning even after the school day ends. In addition to her work leading this diverse coalition of programs, Bokamba is a visual artist in her own right, and a Harvard graduate. Consider us intimidated.
Our guest, Denise Specht, is the president of Minnesota’s largest teacher’s union, Education Minnesota. She’ll answer your questions about teachers, students, class size, and snow days. Bringing her an apple is optional.
Two voices from two political perspectives will prove it’s still possible to have respectful, civil, yet lively conversations in public. Republican State Representative Nick Zerwas and Take Action Minnesota Executive Director Dan McGrath take our stage together to talk about the big issues facing Minnesota.
Medical Marijuana is currently legal in 20 states and the District of Colombia, but not in Minnesota. Some state lawmakers, as well as our guest, think it’s time for Minnesota to get on the bandwagon. We spoke with Heather Azzi, Political Director for Minnesotans for Compassionate Care.