Bright Lights by Lacy Johnson
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.

Bright Lights EP13: Rich Stanek

Bright Lights EP13: Rich Stanek

July 14, 2021

Rich Stanek is a Minnesota Republican. He became the 27th Hennepin County Sheriff on January 1, 2007. Stanek served from 1986 to 2006 as a police officer in Minneapolis (became the 27th Hennepin County Sheriff on January 1, 2007), served from 1995 to 2003 in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and served from 2003 to 2004 as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety under Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. In 2018, he lost his bid for re-election as Hennepin County sheriff to newcomer Dave P. Hutchinson.

Bright Lights EP12: Karin Housely

Bright Lights EP12: Karin Housely

July 7, 2021

Karin Housley is a Minnesota politician, businesswoman, and member of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, she represents Forest Lake, Stillwater, and the surrounding St. Croix Valley.

Bright Lights EP11: Greg Urban

Bright Lights EP11: Greg Urban

June 30, 2021

Greg Urban is a business owner and and city council member in Vadnais Heights. His restaurant, Wild Greg's, has locations in Minnesota, Florida, and Texas. He also owns and operates Urban Companies, which primarily operates in the Landscape Services business / industry within the Agricultural Services sector

Bright Lights EP10: Catrin Wigfall

Bright Lights EP10: Catrin Wigfall

June 23, 2021

Catrin Wigfall is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She is also the director of Educated Teachers MN and Employee Freedom MN.

Catrin’s experience in education and policy research began during her time with the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Her interest in education policy led her to spend two years teaching 5th grade general education and 6th grade Latin in Arizona as a Teach for America corps member. She then used her classroom experience to transition back into education policy work at the California Policy Center before joining American Experiment in February 2017.

Catrin graduated summa cum laude from Azusa Pacific University in California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Bright Lights EP9: Dean Nelson

Bright Lights EP9: Dean Nelson

June 16, 2021

Rev Dean Nelson is the founder of the Frederick Douglas foundation. The Frederick Douglass Foundation is a public policy and educational organization which brings the sanctity of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation. The organization is a collection of pro-active individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today’s problems.

Bright Lights EP8: Ron Waliczek

Bright Lights EP8: Ron Waliczek

June 9, 2021

Ron Waliczek is an experienced sales and marketing professional with a background in the financial services industry focused on FX, customer relationship management, derivative product education and business development. Skilled in market education, mentoring, closing deals and presenting on topics such as FX, interest rate risk management and global market trends.

Bright Lights EP7: Andy Noble

Bright Lights EP7: Andy Noble

June 2, 2021

Andy Noble's experience is vast and diverse, with responsibilities ranging from CEO, Team Leader, Cultural Entrepreneur, Wealth Strategist & Professional Business Coach. He is currently the CEO / Team Leader of Fast-Growing Market Center at Keller Williams. 

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