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Minnesota’s Morning Podcast

Podcasts

Michelle Benson

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    Episode 809

    The Midichlorian

    The contracting industry, Disney Plus, methamphetamines, the changing local papers, and the presidential race.

    Guest: Andy Aplikowski

    Tue Nov 19 2019Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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    Episode 806

    A Mix of Frustration and Confusion

    The Department of Human Services is trying to motivational poster their way to trustworthiness.

    Guest: Barbara Thomas Smith

    Thu Nov 14 2019Thursday, November 14, 2019

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    Episode 796

    Captain Bureaucracy in the Flesh

    DHS gets challenged on their policy of never writing down any of their mistakes.

    Guests: Frank Pafko and Andy Aplikowski

    Thu Oct 31 2019Thursday, October 31, 2019

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    Episode 795

    Troubling Dysfunction

    Trustworthiness at MnDHS means no one taking responsibility for major Medicaid overpayments, right?

    Guest: Barbara Thomas Smith

    Wed Oct 30 2019Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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    Episode 793

    Shipshow

    DHS is re-retaliating against their compliance whistleblower.

    Guest: Matt Bilski

    Mon Oct 28 2019Monday, October 28, 2019

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    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