Let's Talk Government Podcast

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Join the Department of Government  and Department of Criminal Justice as they explore a variety of hot topics related to courses, programs and majors in the department. Guests will include department faculty and community guests. The podcast is hosted by Department of Criminal Justice Chair Dr. Pat Nelson.

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Episode List:

EPISODE 1: Defund the Police, Abolish the Police, and Policing Today

Guests: Dr. Thor Dahle, John Reed, and Carl Lafata
Air Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 

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EPISODE 2: Protests, Riots, and Outlaw Citizenship

Guests: Dr. Pat Nelson, Dr. Amelia Pridemore
Air Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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EPISODE 3: Democrats and Republicans: What is the difference?

Guests: Dr. Kevin Parsneau, Dr. Fred Slocum
Air Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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EPISODE 4: U.S. Foreign Policy – How Does the World View Us?

Guests: Dr. Tom Inglot, Dr. Abdalla Battah, Dr. Jackie Vieceli
Air Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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EPISODE 5: In Defense of Bureaucracy

Guests: Dr. Scott Granberg-Rademacker, Dr. Josh Berkenpas, Dr. Eiji Kawabata, Dr. Amelia Pridemore
Air Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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EPISODE 6: Why does voting matter?

Guests: Dr. Kevin Parsneau, Dr. Fred Slocum
Air Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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EPISODE 7: Examining Election Results

Guests: Dr. Kevin Parsneau, Dr. Josh Berkenpas
Air Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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EPISODE 8: Dark Tourism and Memorials

Guests: Dr. Beth Heidelberg, Dr. Pat Nelson
Air Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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EPISODE 9: The International Impact of Election

Guests: Dr. Tom Inglot, Dr. Jackie Vieceli
Air Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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EPISODE 10: Qualified Immunity and Importance of Supervision in Law Enforcement

Guests: Dr. Carl Lafata, Dr. John Reed, Dr. Thor Dahle
Air Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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EPISODE 11: Media, Tweeting, Fake News

Guests: Dr. Amelia Pridemore, Dr. Josh Berkenpas, Dr. Kevin Parsneau, 
Air Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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EPISODE 12: Democracy under Assault

Guests: Dr. Kevin Parsneau, Dr. Carl Lafata 
Air Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Episode 13: Comparing Police Response to Demonstrations

     Guests: Dr. Thor Dahle, Dr. Carl Lafata
     Air Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Episode 14: Outlaw Citizenship: Post Reality

    Guests: Dr. Amelia Pridemore
    Air Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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EPISODE 15: International impact of the rise of undemocratic forces and the violent anti-establishment right-wing movement in the United States

Guests: Dr. Tom Inglot, Dr. Abdalla Battah
Air Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Episode 16: Where do you get your news?

Guests: Dr. Amelia Pridemore, Dr. Josh Berkenpas
Air Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 

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Episode 17: Helping Vets in the Criminal Justice System

Special Guests: Penny Nelson and Luke Weinandt
Air Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 

As discussed in this episode, if you are interested in becoming a mentor, download the Fifth Judicial District Veteran’s Court brochure for details.

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Episode 18: Changing Organizational Culture in Law Enforcement

Guests: Dr. John Reed
Air Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 

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Episode 19: Components of Sustainable Development: What about Equity?

    Guests: Dr. Russell Fricano
    Air Date: Tuesday, March 09, 2021 

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Episode 20: Impeachment: Constitutional Questions and Impact

     Air Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 

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Episode 21: Law Enforcement and Racial Equity

    Guests: Dr. Miriam Porter, Dr. Pat Nelson
    Air Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 

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Episode 22: Disasters and Local Government

    Guests: Dr. Miriam Porter
    Air Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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Episode 23: Satire and Politics

Guests: Dr. Amelia Pridemore
Air Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 

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Episode 24: The Impact of the Chauvin Trial

Air Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

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Episode 25: The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and First Responders

Guests: Dr. Thor Dahle, Dr. Carl Lafata, and Dr. John Reed
Air Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Episode 26: The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Media, and Politics

Guest: Dr. Amelia Pridemore
Air Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Episode 27: The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and change to democracy

Guest: Dr. Kevin Parsneau
Air Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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EpiSODE 28: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and the War on Terror

Guest: Dr. Abdalla Battah
Air Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Episode 29: Body Worn Cameras and Policing

Guests: Dr. Thor Dahle and Dr. John Reed
Air Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Episode 30: Local Government in Minnesota: Forms of Administrative Organization

Guests: Dr. Miriam Porter 
Summary: Did you know Minnesota has four types of local government structures? We will talk about those structures, benefits, challenges, charters, and upcoming ballot questions in this informative discussion.

Air Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Episode 31: Southern Politics and Racial and Ethnic Politics

Guests: Dr. Kevin Parsneau and Dr. Fred Slocum
Summary: The Georgia Senate elections in 2021 demonstrated a change in voter turn out, voter rights, and the influence of the Southern states on the politics in the United States. We will discuss the impact of racial and ethnic politics and how voter rights and changes have influenced current and past elections. Thank you to a listener who sent in the suggestion for this podcast!

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Episode 32: Scholars Serving Time Program

Guests: Dr. Vicki Hunter, Department of Sociology
Summary: Scholars Serving Time Program is an innovative program being offered in three correctional facilities in Minnesota that are building efficacy and academic knowledge in a transformational program. 

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Episode 33: Heavy Metal, Rock & Roll, Politics and History

Guests: Dr. Matt Loayza and Dr. Amelia Pridemore
Summary: Music can be a powerful form of communication. We will explore the impact of Rock & Roll and Heavy Metal on politics, history, expression, and society in general from the point of view of self-proclaimed metal heads academics.

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