Bright Lights by Lacy Johnson
Bright Lights EP23:Mark Globus

Bright Lights EP23:Mark Globus

September 22, 2021

Mark Globus is running for mayor of Minneapolis. Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where he was active in student government as an activist and was elected as a Student Senator. Founder of Global One Commercial, Mark is a commercial real estate developer. 

Bright Lights EP22: Tiffini Flynn Forslund

Bright Lights EP22: Tiffini Flynn Forslund

September 15, 2021

Tiffini Flynn Forslund is a cultural liaison and social justice activist.  She is a board member for Kids At Risk Action which advocates for change within the child protection system that has a direct effect on families of racial and economic disparities.  Tiffini is a board member for Gender Justice, a nonprofit that has landmark legislation and court cases eliminating bias, injustice, and inequities that exist due to lack of equality. She is a member of the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapter of the NAACP and is part of the Back Lives Matter.

Bright Lights EP21: Victor Martinez

Bright Lights EP21: Victor Martinez

September 8, 2021

Victor Martinez is a City Council candidate and Pastor of New Generation Church, running against Jeremiah Ellison. He has an education from Bethel University where he received Ministry credentials with the Assemblies of God. He wants to improve the relationship between cops and the community, while also supporting early intervention systems to weed out poorly performing cops from the workforce.  

Bright Lights EP20: Frank Torchia

Bright Lights EP20: Frank Torchia

September 1, 2021

Frank Torchia President at Torch Entertainment. Frank is a Hollywood producer and has produced such hits as Wishman as well as many TV shows
Frank grew up in an Italian family in NY. A former a college football player Frank went on to work on Wall St. After leaving Wall St Frank started College Prospects a national organization helping high school athletes obtain athletic scholarships
Frank has always had a passion for helping others
Today Frank is still involved in high school sports when he is not producing a TV show or feature film

Bright Lights EP19: Ace Jiru

Bright Lights EP19: Ace Jiru

August 25, 2021

Ace is an expert political with a focus on the 3rd world. 21 years ago, Ace moved to the US from Oromia, a nation who is fighting for independence from Ethiopia 

Bright Lights EP18: Douglas Wardlow

Bright Lights EP18: Douglas Wardlow

August 18, 2021

Douglas G. Wardlow (born July 3, 1978) is an American attorney and politician who served as a Minnesota state representative from District 38B. Wardlow ran for 2018 against Keith Ellison for Attorney General for Minnesota

Bright Lights EP17: Reverend McAfee

Bright Lights EP17: Reverend McAfee

August 11, 2021

Father McAfee was born December 13, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan. He attended St. David Elementary School and Sacred Heart High School, both in Detroit. He graduated from Catholic University in Washington in 1966. He attended the Gregorian Institute of America in the summer of 1962 and Catholic University's graduate school from 1966-67. He earned a master's degree in Religious Studies from St. Thomas Aquinas University in Rome. He went on to attend the Theological College at Catholic University for graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology from 1967-71.

Bright Lights EP16: Rudy Boschwitz

Bright Lights EP16: Rudy Boschwitz

August 4, 2021

BOSCHWITZ, RUDOLPH ELI (RUDY), a Senator from Minnesota; born in Berlin, Germany, November 7, 1930; attended the public schools in New Rochelle, N.Y., and The Pennington School in Pennington, N.J.; attended Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1947-1949; graduated, New York University School of Commerce, New York City, 1950, and New York University Law School 1953; admitted to the New York bar in 1954 and the Wisconsin bar in 1959, and commenced practice in New York City in 1956; served in the United States Army Signal Corps 1954-1955; founder, in October 1963, and chairman of Plywood Minnesota, Inc. (renamed Home Valu Interiors, Inc., 1994) 1963-; Republican National Committeeman from Minnesota 1971-1978; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in November 1978 for the term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed on December 30, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wendell B. Anderson for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984 for the term ending January 3, 1991; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1990 and in 1996; chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee (One Hundredth Congress); continued civic activities and membership on various advisory boards, including state chair of the American Cancer Society Crusade, Upper Midwest Kidney Foundation, campaign chairman for Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service; received Citizen's Medal in 1991 for efforts in Ethiopia as President George H.W. Bush's emissary; finance chair in Minnesota for President George W. Bush 2000, 2004; is a resident of Minneapolis, Minn.

Bright Lights EP15: Lynne Torgerson

Bright Lights EP15: Lynne Torgerson

July 28, 2021

Lynne Torgerson, Esq., has been practicing law in excess of 26 years. Ms. Torgerson has degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, with Honors. While at William Mitchell, she was a Member of Law Review and a participant of The Honorable Rosalie Wahl Moot Court. She was also a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Henry W. McCarr, of the Hennepin County District Court. After law school, Ms. Torgerson was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Ralph J. Geffen, United States District Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, California. Ms. Torgerson has had her own successful practice since 1995. In 2010, Ms. Torgerson was awarded an Attorney of the Year. This followed winning a case at the United States Supreme Court in 2009, via a denial of certiorari, a feat accomplished by a very select few lawyers. Ms. Torgerson has also been awarded Attorney for the New Millenium. Ms. Torgerson is a lawyer of excellence. Lynne Torgerson has been helping people in trouble, your loved ones, for approximately 27 years. She has both experience and ability. She handles all types of criminal charges throughout the State of Minnesota. These include assault, domestic assault, drug charges, sex crimes, DWI/DUI, gun charges, any criminal charge. She is also expert at getting gun rights restored, Second Amendment litigation, as well as obtaining expungements.

Bright Lights EP14: AMarie Castillo Part Time Bro

Bright Lights EP14: AMarie Castillo Part Time Bro

July 21, 2021

Sports comedian AMarie Castillo, the original Part Time Bro, is based out of New York City. For over ten years, AMarie has been crafting combining her love of sports and standup comedy by producing live standup comedy sports shows, sports roasts “Two Minute Warning”, "Asked and Answered Podcast" with hosts Erin Henderson and Jamarca Sanford, and her podcast “Never Met a Stranger”. She has worked with The Howard Stern show as an opening act on Ronnie’s Block Party on Howard TV. She has hosted for stars Rachel Feinstein, Louis CK, and other headliners across the country. You also have seen or heard her as a guest on The Bernie and Sid Show, Barstool Radio, Compound Media, and NPR’s Only a game.

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