3-17-2017 Rebecca Otto, MN State Auditor

 
MN STATE AUDITOR REBECCA OTTO, who has been a frequent guest on “Access” over the years, discusses with Alan her decision to seek the DFL nomination for Governor, her qualifications, her pending law suit against privatizing the functions of her office, listening sessions she has conducted all over the state, and her environmentally constructed and self-built home.

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3-17-2017 Tim Lesie, Sheriff of Dakota County

 
DAKOTA COUNTY SHERIFF TIM LESLIE, whose duties include both county-wide jurisdiction and management of the Dakota County Jail, shares events involving his office since his visit just a year ago, some of the educational programs implemented to keep inmates from becoming recidivists, and the use of drones by his office in several different areas of policing and rescues.
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3-17-2017 Chief Jim McDonald, Eagan PD

 
CHIEF JIM McDONALD, Eagan Police, a longtime guest and career officer, discusses the Citizens’ Academy which Alan is currently attending, and other innovations of his 70-sworn officer office, including enhanced forensics capabilities, K-9 patrolling, officer qualifications, and other aspects encountered on a daily basis, as well as the facts surrounding several recent cases.

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3-3-2017 Dane Smith

 
Mr. Dane Smith, President of Growth & Justice, a progressive think tank, has been an “Access” guest on numerous occasions over the last decade. The organization, along with several other non-profits, is deeply involved in the Minnesota Rural Equity Project, endeavoring to revitalize rural and outstate communities, many of which have suffered with urbanization, and the move to the large cities.
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3-3-2017 Chang Wang

 
Mr. Chang Wang, Esq., a Chinese national, and an attorney with Thomson Reuters, talked with Alan about his appearance recently in a motion picture, a wide diversion from his normal career obligations, and also spoke about the effect that the Trump presidency has had on relations with China, and its trade policies and politics.

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3-3-2017 Allan Malkis

 
Mr. Allan Malkis, a Senior Program Evaluator for Ramsey County, discussed the ramifications of that position, and also his involvement as a motivational and inspirational speaker and the many civic, charitable and religious organizations that he has addressed in that regard.
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