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SEN. MATT KLEIN SD-52, an internist/physician serving his first term in the MN Senate was surprised to see one of his constituents sitting with Alan for his interview — Justice Paul Anderson (MN Sup. Ct. ret.). Discussing his first term, his ability to work across the aisle and with other Senators, Sen. Klein turned the tables when he asked Justice Anderson, “Did you vote for me?”
Hon. Justice Paul Anderson, who retired from the MN Supreme Court in 2013, has been a frequent guest and occasional host on Access to Democracy. Widely respected both nationally and internationally, he and Alan always have wide-ranging discussions on law, politics, the Constitution and the state of both the state and the nation.
Occasionally, Access to Democracy films a program at location. We have been at Cedarvale Bowling before and enjoyed it. This is an opportunity to expose young talent at the location where they can show off their skills.
Prof. Alejandro Baer of the University of Minnesota Holocaust and Genocide center, dedicated to its founder, the late Prof. Stephen Feinstein, discusses with Alan some of the many problems facing minorities around the world today, including the increase in violence, the proliferation of hate groups, and the need for tolerance and education.
Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott has seen tremendous changes in the department since he took the post in 2006. From a family in which his father was Eagan’s first Chief, and his sister was the first female in the department, Mike has overseen tremendous modernization, the construction of three new “firehouses” and the implementation of new engines and techniques.