3-9-2018 Jane Leonard, Growth and Justice

Jane Leonard, is the new president of Growth & Justice, a progressive think-tank which is dedicated to improving the lives of both urban, suburban and outstate communities in terms of services, internet and the like. She discusses with outgoing President and guest-host Dane Smith some of the priorities which both she, and the organization, look forward to, and gives some insight into her background in charitable, civic and political organizations.
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3-9-2018 Mark Frascone, Indivisible Resistance Eagan and Burnsville (IREB)

Following the 2016 Presidential election, a nationwide protest movement, “Indivisible”, sprang up, involving mostly people who had not been politically active in the past. Mark Frascone co-founded and leads the Eagan/Burnsville chapter, and discusses with guest host Stephen Blair Venable the history and aims of the movement, and some of its current activities.
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2-23-2018 Tom Garrison, Communications Director, City of Eagan

Eagan Communications Director TOM GARRISON, who also serves as Executive Director of Eagan-TV, reviews the incredible progress which the city has undergone since he joined the city in 2002, resulting in recognition of Eagan as one of America’s Best Cities, as well as one of the lowest-taxed.
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2-23-2018 Sen. Jim Carlson, SD51

Sen. Jim Carlson, Senate District 51 – Eagan and Burnsville, a long-time friend of Access to Democracy , talks with guest host Holly Jenkins about the start of the 2018 legislative session. The conflict of the Lieutenant Governor also serving as Senate President, a bill limiting cell phone use while driving, and proposals to reform the governance structure of the Met Council, are all discussed, along with a special message to viewers from Sen. Carlson regarding Russian manipulation of the United States of America.
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2-23-2018 David Housewright

Best-selling Minnesota author and novelist, DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT, returns to Access to Democracy to discuss with Alan his latest Holland Taylor novel, “Darkness, Sing Me A Song,” released to successful reviews in January. In June, he will return with the latest in the Rushmore McKenzie series, “Like to Die.” David, in writing the two series, is bringing out two books a year, a particularly grueling task.
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2-9-2018 Rep. Sandy Masin, MN House District 51A

Rep. Sandy Masin, Minnesota House District 51A, is running for her 6th term. Among her many accomplishments in a district which includes most of northern Burnsville and the western half of Eagan, Sandy sponsored or co-sponsored 61 bills in the last session. The 2018 session is primarily designated as a “bonding” session, although many other items are on the agenda, including some carry over bills from the 2017 session. Rep Masin’s website is http://masin4rep.org.
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