10-12-2018 Angie Craig

Angie Craig, DFL Candidate for Minnesota’s Congressional District 2, unveiled a new campaign ad featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson as she discussed her campaign with Alan (watch the interview – it is a great ad!), her platform for the future, and some of the tribulations she has faced in particularly negative campaign tactics from her incumbent opponent. A mother of four, from very humble beginnings, she displayed unwavering energy and vitality in the campaign’s final weeks.


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10-12-2018 Paul Golin and Richard Logan

Paul Golin has served as the Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ) for just two years. He appeared on this show with RICHARD LOGAN, a Minnesotan who is the current President of the SHJ, to explain the principles of Judaism’s newest movement, as he spent a busy weekend with the Or Emet Congregation, the MN chapter, as well as local theologians and dignitaries, and talked of growth as SHJ becomes international.


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10-12-2018 Dr. Roxanne Meshar

Dr. Roxanne Meshar, a return guest and former co-host on Access to Democracy, focuses on the Common Good. She explains that when individuals improve their own lives, that subsequently benefits our communities. Through a process she created, learn how you can “Fill Your Life with Fabulous” by focusing on those things that bring you pleasure, and letting go of the rest. Roxanne shares some of her “fabulous” results including Art in the Public Realm, and what she learned about diversity while traveling in Mauritius.


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9-28-2018 Roger New, Eagan Police Chief

ROGER NEW was recently promoted from Deputy Chief to Chief of the Eagan Police Department, replacing retiring Chief Jim McDonald. In his first interview with Access to Democracy as Chief, he discussed his almost 25 years on the force as he moved up in rank, and his plans for the future. With a new state of the art headquarters due for completion in 2019, the facility is designed to meet the increasing needs of policing in the IT age.
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9-28-2018 Jean Shore, Theatre in the Round

Jean Shore is a member of the Board of Directors of Minneapolis’ Threatre in the Round (TRP), the oldest theatre group in the Twin Cities, now in its 67th season. Also an actor and director, Jean serves on the committee which selects the season’s nine performances. TRP is an inexpensive opportunity for quality theatre, readily accessible in downtown Minneapolis and nearby freeways.


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9-14-2018 Gary Hansen & Chadwick Vandarious

GARY HANSEN is a veteran Eagan City Council Member, and CHADWICK VANDARIOUS is a first time candidate seeking election to the Mendota Heights City Council. They were interviewed together and Alan got their differing perspectives and backgrounds regarding city government, its responsibilities and their perspectives for the future.
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