Call Of The Senate

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Weve 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. Youll 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.


  • Call of the Senate: End of the First Special Session

    08/07/2021 Duração: 24min

    Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent and Senator Ann Johnson Stewart join the show to talk about the budget, the recent resignation of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop, and the conclusion of the first special session. Senator Johnson Stewart also talks about her upcoming plans to continue her informative online videos known as the infrastructure series.

  • Call of the Senate: Pride Month [S3E15]

    29/06/2021 Duração: 30min

    Stonewall DFL Leaders Alex Palacios (Chair) and Sam Doten (Political Director) join Senator Scott Dibble to reflect on Pride month, LGBTQIA+ progress, and the road ahead to achieve equal rights and full protections for LGBTQIA+ Minnesotans.

  • Call of the Senate: The State of Police Reform at the Minnesota Legislature [S3E14]

    27/05/2021 Duração: 28min

    Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Representative Cedrick Frazier talk about the life and legacy of George Floyd, police reform measures passed by the DFL House, and Republican opposition to police accountability in the Senate. Senator Torres Ray and Representative Frazier also discuss how activists can support the push for police reform and ways Minnesotans can get involved in their communities to inspire change.

  • Call of the Senate: Education Funding [S3E13]

    12/05/2021 Duração: 22min

    Senator Chuck Wiger and Senator Steve Cwodzinski join the show to talk about education funding, the differences between the DFL and GOP budget proposals, funding for mental health support in schools, and the importance of doing more to attract people of color to become teachers in Minnesota schools.

  • Call of the Senate: Women's Rights & Sexual Assault Reform [S3E12]

    05/05/2021 Duração: 13min

    Senator Sandy Pappas and Senator Karla Bigham have a conversation about their proposals to update Minnesota's sexual assault laws and the actions that the Senate DFL are taking to reform the criminal justice system as it pertains to sexual crimes. The two Senators also discuss the Equal Rights Amendment and recognize National Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Day. 

  • Call of the Senate: Police Accountability [S3E11]

    28/04/2021 Duração: 25min

    Senator Fateh, Senator Torres Ray, and JaNaé Bates from ISAIAH discuss police reform and accountability, the refusal of the Senate Majority to hold hearings on police reform bills, and the importance of a dual-track approach that prioritizes both police reform and long-term equity investments for communities of color.

  • Call of the Senate: Racial Equity, Housing, and Suburban Politics with Lindsey Port [S3E9]

    22/04/2021 Duração: 17min

    Senator Lindsey Port of Burnsville joins the podcast to discuss a range of topics including her recent election to the Senate, the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, public safety & police accountability, housing, the recent changes in the political landscape of suburban Senate districts.

  • Call of the Senate: Carbon-Free 2040 [S3E9]

    19/03/2021 Duração: 21min

    Senator Nick Frentz, Senator John Marty, and Senator Patricia Torres Ray join the show to talk about the Governor's push to reach carbon-free electricity by 2040. Our conversation touches on renewable energy, green jobs, sustainable infrastructure, and the importance of lowering greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors of Minnesota's economy. 

  • Call of the Senate: Equal Rights Amendment [S3E8]

    11/03/2021 Duração: 22min

    Join us for this week's episode with Senator Mary Kunesh (New Brighton, Senator Sandy Pappas (Saint Paul), and Senator Jen McEwen (Duluth). The Senators discuss the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, the struggle for women's rights in America, and the various legislative proposals each Senator has authored to improve equality for all in Minnesota.

  • Call of the Senate: Supporting Working Families [S3E7]

    03/03/2021 Duração: 22min

    Listen to Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, Senator Kari Dziedzic, and Senator Kent Eken on this week’s episode as we dive into policy to support working families. Our conversation focuses on paid family and medical leave, sick leave, housing, rural broadband, and long-term care.

  • Call of the Senate with Senator Ann Johnson Stewart [S3E6]

    27/02/2021 Duração: 20min

    Senator Ann Johnson Stewart is a civil engineer, business owner, and a teacher at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. A 25-year resident of Minnesota, Johnson Stewart is an avid data collector who loves to knit in her spare time.  Listen as she tells Senator Scott Dibble all about her legislative priorities, why she decided to run for office, and how she developed the “Design Institute.”

  • Call of the Senate with Senator Mary Kunesh [S3E3]

    19/02/2021 Duração: 21min

    Senator Mary K. Kunesh has stepped into her role as Senator after serving many years as a House Representative for Senate District 41. This former teacher is ready to bring her Native American roots to the Senate. Listen as she talks about her legislative priorities, why she decided to run for office, and the fact that she is one of 13 siblings.

  • Call of the Senate with Senator Omar Fateh [S3E5]

    19/02/2021 Duração: 20min

    Senator Omar Fateh was born to immigrant parents from Somalia in Washington D.C. then raised in Virginia. Being the first Somali-American Senator in Minnesota, he brings a unique perspective to the Senate that he hopes will bring diversity and inclusion to all his legislation. Listen as he talks about his hard-working parents, why he decided to run for office, and how he’s learning to fish in the land of 10,000 lakes.

  • Call of the Senate: Catalytic Converter Legislation [S3E4]

    11/02/2021 Duração: 13min

    Senator John Marty hosts this episode of Call of the Senate with guests Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Representative Ruth Richardson. As catalytic converter thefts impact increasing numbers of people, Sens. Marty and Torres Ray are re-introducing legislation in the Senate and Rep. Richardson is introducing in the House. This legislation is to prevent scrap metal dealers from buying catalytic converters from anyone other than an automobile repair shop, auto recycling business, or a vehicle owner that demonstrates proof of ownership.

  • Call of the Senate with Senator Jennifer McEwen [S3E2]

    21/01/2021 Duração: 24min

    Freshman Senator Jennifer McEwen was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where she currently lives in the house that her great-grandparents built. This lawyer by trade is ready to bring her northern roots to the Senate. Listen as she talks about her legislative priorities, why she decided to run for office, and her best-kept secret.

  • Call of the Senate: 2021 Legislative Session Preview [S3E1]

    13/01/2021 Duração: 25min

    The Minnesota Senate DFLers' Call of the Senate is back for its third season. This episode features Assistant Senate DFL Leader Nick Frentz hosting Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent and Assistant Senate DFL Leader Melisa Franzen. Listen as they go through the top priorities for the Minnesota Senate DFL’s 2021 Legislative Session, discuss the events that happened in Washington D.C. on January 6th, and much more.

  • Call of the Senate: the "Not-So" Special Session [S2E8]

    24/06/2020 Duração: 19min

    The Minnesota Legislature was called back into a special session for several reasons. When the Senate Republicans adjourned, a lot of the work was left undone such as criminal justice system transformation, a robust bonding bill, and the allocation of federal funding from the CARES Act. Call of the Senate with Senator Jeff Hayden welcomes Senate DFL Leader, Susan Kent, along with Sens. Carolyn Laine and Melisa Lopez Franzen, onto the program to discuss the "not-so" special session.

  • Call of the Senate: Racism and Reform [S2E7]

    29/05/2020 Duração: 20min

    In the aftermath of the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the impact it had on Minnesota, Call of the Senate with Senator Jeff Hayden welcomes Senators Scott Dibble and Kari Dziedzic onto the program. Listen as these Senators from Minneapolis have a candid discussion on racism and reform.

  • Call of the Senate: Fair and Secure Elections [S2E6]

    23/04/2020 Duração: 21min

    Call of the Senate with Senator Jeff Hayden welcomes Senators Jim Carlson and Nick Frentz onto the program to discuss fair and secure elections. Minnesotans deserve fair and secure voting rights, whether we are in the middle of a public health emergency or not. Vote by mail will protect the health and safety of Minnesotans and their right to vote during a public health emergency. 

  • Call of the Senate: COVID-19 Update with Senator Matt Klein, M.D. [S2E5]

    09/04/2020 Duração: 16min

    Call of the Senate with Senator Jeff Hayden welcomes Senator Matt Klein, M.D. onto the program to discuss Minnesota's response to COVID-19 and a first-hand perspective from the frontlines of this pandemic.

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