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Affording Your Life with Attorney General Keith Ellison

Affording Your Life with Attorney General Keith Ellison

By Keith Ellison
Affording Your Life with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is your podcast about fairness, justice, and consumer information to help you afford your life.
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#8 What You Need to Know About Our Settlement with Comcast/Xfinity

Affording Your Life with Attorney General Keith Ellison

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S2 E3: Combating the Spike in Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community
This week, we chat with Bo Thao-Urabe, Executive Director of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders and State Senator Foung Hawj, District 67 about the spike in hate crimes against the AAPI community during the COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to combat hate crimes.  We also ask Bo and Senator Hawj to reflect on the importance of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  As always, please subscribe, rate, and share the show. 
24:20
May 25, 2020
SPECIAL SERIES: Episode 1: The Trial of Max Mason
Max Mason was one of several black circus workers accused of sexually assaulting a white woman in 1920. Three were lynched -- Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie -- from a light pole as 10,000 residents of Duluth watched.  Two went to trial, and Mason, was the only one convicted in a case that has been mired in controversy ever since.  Three days before the 100-year anniversary, a posthumous pardon petition for Max Mason will be heard on June 12, 2020 before the Minnesota Pardon Board. This special podcast series will cover the story leading up to the Pardon Board hearing. The pardon depends on a unanimous decision from the Governor, the Chief Justice fo the Minnesota Supreme Court, and me. Please subscribe, rate, and share the show.
34:07
May 21, 2020
S2 E2: Preventing Evictions
This week we are talking about how to Prevent Evictions, with two Assistant Attorneys General, Katherine Kelly and Mike Goodwin, on the front-lines defending tenants.  Please rate, subscribe, and share the show. Follow-us on social media: Twitter Facebook
32:19
May 18, 2020
S2 E1: Affording Your Life in a Pandemic
The Season 2 launch is here. Attorney General Ellison kicks off Season 2: How to Afford Your Life in a Pandemic by giving an update on the work the Attorney General's Office has done to protect tenants, prevent price-gouging, and how to stay socially connected while we are physically apart. Please rate, subscribe, and share the show.  Follow-us on social media:  Twitter Facebook
15:06
May 11, 2020
#11 A Special Black History Month Interview with 9-Year-Old Student Raela
9-year-old student Raela asks Attorney General Keith Ellison about growing up Black in Detroit, his favorite music, and how he uses his position to open up doors for others.
12:54
February 18, 2020
#10 Affording Elder Care with Executive Director and Founder of Elder Voice
Attorney General Keith Ellison talks to Executive Director Kris Sundberg and Founder and Legal Counsel Suzanne Scheller of Elder Voice to discuss elder abuse and advocacy.
29:46
February 5, 2020
#9 Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Attorney General Keith Ellison reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the current fight for economic equality and racial justice.
09:08
January 20, 2020
#8 What You Need to Know About Our Settlement with Comcast/Xfinity
Attorney General Keith Ellison talks to Assistant Attorney General, Katherine Kelly about a recent settlement with Comcast/Xfinity.
16:08
January 15, 2020
#7 What You Need to Know About Our Settlement with CenturyLink
Attorney General Keith Ellison talks to Assistant Attorney General, Alex Baldwin about a recent settlement with CenturyLink, the third-largest telecom company is America that was fraudulently overcharging Minnesota customers. For More Information Visit: https://www.ag.state.mn.us
09:50
January 8, 2020
#6 What is Wage Theft? w/ Workers’ Rights Advocate Terri Gerstein
Attorney General Keith Ellison discusses wage theft with Terri Gerstein, the Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program. Terri has worked for over 17 years enforcing labor laws in New York State. Over the course of her career Terri has represented immigrant workers and has been an advocate against wage theft.
38:58
December 9, 2019
#5 Hate Crimes Listening Session w/ Peace Advocate and Former Violent Extremist Christian Picciolini
During a live community listening session on hate crimes in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Attorney General Ellison was joined by faith leaders of a variety of different traditions, State Representative Dan Wolgamott, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Rebecca Lucero, and Christian Picciolini, an author, television producer, peace advocate, and former violent extremist. Christian Picciolini’s involvement in and exit from the early American white-supremacist skinhead movement is chronicled in his memoir White American Youth. He now leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention and disengagement network, and has helped over 300 individuals leave hate behind. His work is spotlighted in his MSNBC documentary series “Breaking Hate.” Picciolini’s forthcoming book, Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, will be published early next year. Music By Parker Maertz Produced By Shanell McCoy
47:20
November 4, 2019
#4 Affording Housing: Youth and Family Homelessness
Attorney General Keith Ellison discusses the issue of youth and family homelessness with a mother and daughter, Nadia and Nazarria McKinley currently facing homelessness, educator, Joe Nathan, St. Paul Councilmember, Jane Prince, and McKinney Vento Liaison, Anne McInerney. Music By Parker Maertz Produced By Shanell McCoy
38:22
October 21, 2019
#3 Affording Wages with Lead Attorney Jonathan Moler and Lead Wage Theft Investigator Ana Vergara
Attorney General Keith Ellison defines wage theft with Lead Attorney Jonathan Moler and Lead Wage Theft Investigator Ana Vergara of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Wage Theft Unit. Music By Parker Maertz Produced By Shanell McCoy
22:16
October 7, 2019
#2 Affording Drug Prices with Nurse Consultant Shirlynn LaChapelle
Attorney General Keith Ellison discusses inequities in the healthcare system with Shirlynn LaChapelle, nurse consultant and member of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices. Learn more at.state.mn.us. Music by Parker Maertz. Produced by Shanell McCoy.
21:03
September 23, 2019
#1 Affording Insulin with Nicole Smith-Holt
Attorney General Keith Ellison discusses the rising prices of insulin with Nicole Smith-Holt, Charity Ambassador of T1 International and co-chair of the Minnesota Attorney General's Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices. Learn more at ag.state.mn.us Music by Parker Maertz. Produced by Shanell McCoy
19:07
August 19, 2019