Paul Wellstone: Minnesota Populist

This program was recorded on April 27th, 2021.

Thirty years ago, Minnesota Paul Wellstone reinvented the idea of prairie populism when he was elected to the US Senate. What impact did Wellstone’s political career have on the state and the nation? Join a longtime Wellstone associate and friend for a retrospective look at Wellstone—his political times and his legacy for our own era. 

Jeff Blodgett has been a major political strategist for the Minnesota DFL for many years; he ran all three of Paul Wellstone's US Senate races.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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