Minnesota’s Morning Podcast

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Minnesota’s Morning Podcast

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Michelle Benson

  • Up and at ’Em

    Episode 776

    Captain Bureaucracy

    DHS was caught paying money to the dead.

    Guests: Frank Pafko and Melissa Sauser

    Thu Oct 3 2019Thursday, October 3, 2019

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    Episode 767

    Emergency Nacho Relief

    Jack Tomczak is living in the 1970s and he has the pink ring to prove it.

    Guest: Jack Tomczak

    Fri Sep 20 2019Friday, September 20, 2019

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    Episode 756

    Bureaucracy Speak

    We’re already three days in to new DHS commissioner Jodi Harpstead’s 90-day plan.

    Guest: Andrew Smith

    Thu Sep 5 2019Thursday, September 5, 2019

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    Episode 753

    Acting Commissioner Has-Been

    There sure are a lot of unanswered questions ask of the Department of Human Services.

    Guest: Andy Aplikowski

    Thu Aug 29 2019Thursday, August 29, 2019

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    Episode 743

    Assume Your Duties

    Do we have leaders in state government or just managers?

    Guest: Frank Pafko

    Thu Aug 15 2019Thursday, August 15, 2019

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    Episode 741

    DHS Senate Hearing Drinking Game

    Sen Michelle Benson tells us what to expect from today’s Senate hearing on DHS.

    Guests: Barbara Thomas Smith and Michelle Benson

    Tue Aug 13 2019Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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    Episode 734

    Nobody Pays Attention Fridays in the Summer

    DHS overspent $25M on Medicaid reimbursements. Oops.

    Guest: Andrew Smith

    Fri Aug 2 2019Friday, August 2, 2019

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    Episode 731

    Whither Ethos?

    The DHS s***show is leaking into the rest of the News Bag!

    Guest: Mike Carpenter‚ Ph.D.

    Tue Jul 30 2019Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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    Episode 729

    It’s All in the Butter

    The investigation into a U of M professor for tens of thousands in suspicious expenses.

    Guest: Kayla Pascoe

    Fri Jul 26 2019Friday, July 26, 2019

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    Episode 722

    Personal Watercraft are Prohibited on Hepatitis Island

    Is the Department of Human Services experiencing drama, chaos, or crisis?

    Guest: Brad Johnson

    Wed Jul 17 2019Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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    Episode 458

    Fractional Glyphs

    Graduation parties, cereal science, and beauty pageants.

    Guests: Michelle Benson and Brianna Drevlow

    Tue Jun 12 2018Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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    Episode 365

    Politics in the Minivan that Gets Us There

    MnLARS and the metro’s worst interchanges.

    Guests: Michelle Benson, Frank Pafko, and Frank Long

    Thu Feb 1 2018Thursday, February 1, 2018