11-9-2018 Paula Stein Clark, League of Women Voters

 
Paula Stein Clark co-founded the League of Women Voters (LWV) – Dakota County chapter in 2017. With membership over 100 and growing, this is one of the largest chapters in the metropolitan area. Paula discusses the benefits LWV brings to communities as a nonpartisan organization. She reminds viewers that civic responsibility goes beyond the voting booth, and describes how the chapter meetings and other events provide opportunities for people to stay engaged.

 

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11-9-2018 Sen. Jim Carlson

 
SENATOR JIM CARLSON, representiong MN Senate District 51, a frequent guest on Access to Democracy program since 2002, has unique perspectives on the 2018 Election which he shares with Alan and the Access to Democracy audiences. Jim, a native Minnesotan, is a compendium of historical information relating to politics in the state, and mentioned that MN is now the only state in the US with a split legislature, as a result of recapturing the MN House of Representative. Jim was not on the 2018 ballot..

 

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11-9-2018 Hon. Paul Anderson

 
HON. PAUL ANDERSON,now retired from the Minnesota Supreme Court, is a frequent contributor to Access to Democracy program, both as a guest and as a host. In reviewing the 2018 Election with Alan, Justice Anderson gave a wide-ranging review of both national and state topics, where the DFL kept all the MN Constitutional offices, as well as reviewing the local Congressional races..

 

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10-26-2018 Imam Assad Zaman

 
IMAM ASAD ZAMAN, co-founder of both the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MASM) and the Rabbi/Imam Round Table, laments with Alan the escalating spiral of bigotry and violence against minority communities in the USA in the past two years. Little did they know that only 24 hours later, a gunman would kill 11 worshipers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

 

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10-26-2018 Anthony Andler

 
ANTHONY ANDLER, proprietor of Heimie’s in St. Paul, has led the rebirth of downtown St. Paul in the last 15 years, progressing from a leather craftsman to owner of an establishment featuring quality menswear, offering three master barbers for clients, and soon plans to expand the business to include both women’s clothing and a large section for men to outfit themselves for weddings. He still crafts a variety of leather goods, “on the other side of the river.”

 

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10-19-2018 Rep. Sandy Masin, MN House 51A (DFL)

 
Rep. Sandy Masin (DFL 51A), is a long-time well-liked leader for District 51A. She is proud of the work she has done, and is running for re-election to help move Minnesota forward on issues like health care reform, education, environment, and transportation. She discusses the downside of Omnibus bills and polarization, and the critical role of citizen engagement and how people can make a difference in the process.

 

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