#20: Purple Politics With MinnPost's Briana Bierschbach

Briana Bierschbach (@bbierschbach) is an award-winning journalist currently working for MinnPost (@MinnPost) as a political reporter.

In this episode, Briana gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what its like to cover the people, policy, and purple politics of the Minnesota Legislature. She describes her role at MinnPost as trying to help people make sense of what’s happening at the state capitol, and focusing on the "why" of the story as opposed to the what.

#19: Mickeli Bedore - The Man On Fire 

“There’s nothing worse than regret.”

Have you ever felt that itch to start something new or take a professional risk? If the answer is yes, then I recommend you listen to the story of Mickeli Bedore (@mickelibedore).

Mickeli is the Founder and CEO of Bedore Business Group (@BedoreGroup), which is an outsource sales company that is comprised of highly experienced and talented sales professionals. Mickeli is also the co-founder of an outdoor adventure company called Otium (@OtiumOutdoors).

#18: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult

“No revolution can be won with negativity.”

Craig Minowa is a composer and the lead singer of the indie rock band Cloud Cult (@CloudCult), and also the co-founder of Earthology Records.

Cloud Cult has produced 11 albums in two decades, and in 2004, was named Artist of the Year at the Minnesota Music Awards.

In 2002, Craig and his wife Connie unexpectedly lost their two-year old son Kaiden. This tragedy sent the couple into a long period of isolated grieving, where Craig wrote more than 100 songs to deal with the loss. He discusses the realities of this life event, music as a form of personal medicine, and the importance to talk about Kaiden and death in general.