Ann Bailey, President of DARTS
[11-20-2020]

Ann Bailey, the President of DARTS, a nonprofit organization based in West St. Paul, discusses with guest host Michele Engdahl how connections enrich aging. The two discuss their own experiences with aging parents and how many people would benefit from the support DARTS provides. In the interview they discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the senior care sector and DARTS in particular. They also offer support for those who are struggling to balance the needs of those needing care and the caregivers themselves. Ann provided reassuring suggestions that allow for connections that can enrich aging.

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Patrick Coolican, Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer
[11-20-2020]

Patrick Coolican is the Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Reformer, an independent, non-profit news organization dedicated to keeping Mimnnesotans informed, and unearthing stories other media outlets cannot or will not tell. Patrick Coolican was interviewed by guest host Dane Smith.

Coolican, a Notre Dame graduate, was formerly the Capitol Reporter for the Minnesota Star Tribune, and also reported for the Las Vegas Sun and The Atlantic Magazine. Labeling himself a “radical skeptic,” Patrick has led the Minnesota Reformer in unearthing some startling exclusives in Minnesota politics.

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[11-20-2020]

Covid-19 Scams & Frauds Presentation – Bill Raker
[11-20-2020]

Bill Raker, a volunteer for AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, explains and details ways to become aware and guard against scams and frauds which have proliferated durind the Coronavirus Pandemic.
 
Bill is also one of our frequent guest hosts at Access to Democracy.

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Dr. Judith Rabinor, Psychotherapist
[11-6-2020]

Dr. Judith Rabinor, a New York psychotherapist, is described in her books as a clinician, author, writing coach, speaker and workshop leader. Her newest book, The Girl with the Red Boots: Making Peace with my Mother will be released in May, 2021. She has lectured worldwide, and is a first-time Access to Democracy guest. In her interview with Alan, they discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacts the population, and its additional stresses and anxieties. They also talked about the emotional impact which the 2020 Presidential election has had on so many of our friends and neighbors.

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[11-6-2020]

Rick King, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters
[11-6-2020]

Rick King, the Managing Director of the Thomson/Reuters Corporation worldwide, has been a frequent guest on Access to Democracy, and has also served as Guest Host. Rick, the recent recipient of an ORBIE from the Twin Cities CIO, has also just been selected as the recipient of a TEKNE for Lifetime Achievement from the Minnesota Technology Association. He serves as Chair of the Metropolitan Airport Commission and has many other civic and charitable credits. He is retiring from Thomson Reuters in February 2021, and we look forward to seeing him as a Guest Host more frequently after that.

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