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The Show

Access Minnesota is a 30-minute public affairs program that airs weekly on radio and monthly on TV. Each episode focuses on the issues, people and stories that impact the state. From politics, current events, science and the arts, Access Minnesota covers a wide range of timely topics. University of Minnesota faculty members provide expert analysis, and guests include elected officials, community leaders, researchers and noted authors.

Access Minnesota is produced by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s quarterly magazine, <!a title=”Minnesota Magazine” href=”http://minnesotaalumni.org/minnesota” target=”_blank”>Minnesota Alumni.

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Jim du Bois, Access Minnesota host

Jim du Bois’ career in radio and TV spans nearly four decades. As a reporter, he’s covered everything from┬ánational political conventions to the conflict in Iraq. du Bois is the president/CEO of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association where he’s focused on transitioning traditional broadcasting to digital platforms. He was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2009 for helping to create a nationwide education program on the digital television transition. A proud Golden Gopher, du Bois is the┬ápast chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.