Politics Friday: The session in review, school safety and Pence
Host Mike Mulcahy spoke with Rep. Pat Garofalo and Sen. Jeff Hayden about multiple issues. Then, Rep. Jenifer Loon joined the program to talk about the Republican bill to fund school safety measures. And finally, Mike closed the show with a look at the week's political news. He was joined by reporters Mark Zdechlik and Brian Bakst.
HealthPartners president and CEO Mary Brainerd will retire from her post in June after 15 years at the head of the health giant. She joined the program to discuss her career, the state of health care in the U.S., and health care policies being discussed both in St. Paul and in Washington.
MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with magazine writer Frank Bures, author of the new book, "The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes" 8/2/16
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer. Dr. Badrinath Konety, chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota joined the program to help us understand Dayton's diagnosis and how it impacts his day to day life.