Episodes

Sept. 7, 2021

(Not Quite) The End

In this episode I talk about why I am stepping away temporarily. I like politics. I like discussing it. I like arguing about i…

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Aug. 31, 2021

Voting Rights

In this episode I go into the Voting Rights Issue, from the "For the People Act", which I talked about in a previous show , to th…

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Aug. 24, 2021

Coping

Four separate cancer diagnoses since the age of 17. A career in Mental Health Counseling. Four fantasy books written to help tw…

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Aug. 17, 2021

Fascists Among Us

A few different events got me to thinking lately. The first was a school board meeting in Tennessee that had medical professional…

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Aug. 12, 2021

Aging

We all do it. from the moment we are born, each one of us is moving towards a point in our lives that looks very much like the p…

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Aug. 5, 2021

Learning The Hard Truth

In this episode I am looking at the Native American Residential Schools here in America. Ever since June, when the graves of 215…

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July 28, 2021

Breaking The News (Again)

In this episode I once again tackle the news. From the January 6th Select Committee, to COVID anti vaxxers, to Minnesota State R…

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July 21, 2021

Breaking The News

In this episode I pretend to be a journalist. The key word is pretend. I simply cannot deliver the news without comment. I've …

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July 14, 2021

Invisible Disabilities

My guest for this episode is Rebecca Desens a woman who is, in no particular order, a warrior princess, the Director of the Anoka…

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July 7, 2021

Thinking Critically

In this episode I speak with Brandon from the Starting Nowhere Podcast about Critical Race theory. Is it dangerous to teach our …

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June 29, 2021

Empty Pews

In this episode I dig into the recent Pew Study that uncovers the fact that less than fifty percent of Americans say they belong …

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June 23, 2021

Home Sweet Home

In this episode I speak with Tracy Pierce , the Co-founder of Acorn Housing Services, LLC. They help individuals in Minnesota who…

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June 17, 2021

Cyber Security

In this episode I speak with Eric Ebner . Eric is a Veteran who started Protocol 46 , a cyber security firm in St. Paul, MN. E…

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June 8, 2021

Stream of Consciousness

Mike goes solo on this episode to discuss some things that have been in the news and on his mind including; the Senate Report on …

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May 28, 2021

Two State Solution

In this episode I speak with Adam Basciano who is the co-founder and National Director of IPF Atid , Israel Policy Forum’s young …

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May 24, 2021

Time to Travel

In this episode I speak with April Bielefeldt. April is the owner of Y our Photo Travel Guide, booking trips and providing guide …

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May 16, 2021

Where's the Beef?

Join me and my guest Stephanie March, Senior Food and Dining Editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, to uncover why restaurants…

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May 6, 2021

Pat and Mike Discuss a Path Forward

I started this episode as a statement and a question; "If we are stuck on arguing about taking guns away from citizens, we are n…

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April 28, 2021

The Methademic

In this episode I speak with my son, Richard Combs, about his experience with Meth. The issue is even more of a problem than the…

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April 22, 2021

What's Going on Down at the Border?

In this episode I speak with Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch ; an Immigration Lawyer from Austin, Texas. We talk about immigration policy…

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April 18, 2021

Gender Identity

In this episode we speak with El Chenier , a non-binary person who is a Professor and mentor t those who are non-binary and those…

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April 15, 2021

We Need To Talk

In this episode I speak with Gabrielle Jones, founder of Black America Summit . We talk about her organization which brings peop…

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April 7, 2021

Storytelling and the New Age of Audio

In this episode I speak with Graham D. Brown founder of Pikkal & Co ., host of four podcasts and Master Storyteller. We talk abo…

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March 29, 2021

For The People Act. Good for the Country or a Power Grab?

In this episode I speak with Mark Flagel. Mark is an Attorney and resident of Frankfort, IL. where he is also a Committeeperson r…

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