Call of the Senate
By Call of the Senate
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We’ve all heard the talking points, now you can go behind the scenes and listen to what makes our Senators tick. We want to engage you, inform you, and entertain you with personal stories from our Senators – they all have fascinating backstories. You will be entertained with their stories about growing up, their “aha” moments that defined and shaped their perspective on issues and drove them to become public servants. You’ll learn more about what our senators care most about and what they hope to accomplish while serving the people of our great state. Senator Jeff Hayden is our engaging host. The episodes are less than 20 minutes long – perfect for your morning or evening commute.
||CleanS01E07: Call of the Senate with Senator Sandy Pappas||Currently serving her 9th term, Senator Sandy Pappas has almost seen it all here in St Paul. Over the course of her 30+ years in the capitol, Senator Pappas has been a fierce advocate for gender equality, the working class, and Minnesota’s immigrant..||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E06: Call of the Senate with Senator Steve Cwodzinski||In his 31 years as an American Government teacher in Eden Prairie, Senator Steve Cwodzinski never once regretted a Monday or looked forward to a Friday. He brings the same joy and passion he had as a teacher in serving as a State Senator and continu...||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E05: Call of the Senate with Senator Tom Bakk||Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk has been negotiating deals since 1978 when as a 24-year-old he joined the statewide negotiating committee for his carpentry union. Though much has changed 41 years later, his goal remains the same: to improve people’s live..||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E04: Call of the Senate with Senator Nick Frentz||Politics run in the family for Senator Nick Frentz, whose mom worked in the California State Senate for 13 years. Though born on an Army base in Japan, Frentz and his family has roots dating back 150 years to the Mankato area. His commitment to comm...||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E03: Call of the Senate with Senator Foung Hawj||Born in Laos during the Vietnam War, Senator Foung Hawj’s journey included time in a refugee camp, and stops in South Dakota, Kansas, and Texas before settling in Minnesota. These experiences have instilled a lifelong passion for equity, a legislati..||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E02: Call of the Senate with Senator Chuck Wiger||Since winning his first election as a 21-year-old college student, Senator Chuck Wiger has dedicated his life to public service. Wiger is the Senate’s “Evangelist of Education” making Minnesota’s students and their education his biggest priority||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01E01: Call of the Senate with Senator Susan Kent||In the inaugural episode of Call of the Senate we are joined by Assistant Minority Leader Senator Susan Kent! Though she was born in New Orleans and went to college as a Longhorn, Minnesota’s schools are what brought her to Woodbury and to the Senat..||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|