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Chuck Laszewski

During his career in Twin Cities media, Chuck Laszewski was the man shouting questions. Now he fields them.

Chuck gave 25 years of his life to the Pioneer Press in Saint Paul, where he was a top reporter. Management suspended Chuck near the end of his run for attending a Bruce Springsteen concert they thought was overly political. He still thinks they blew it.

A great chat with a legendary newsman about bias allegations, not being a good journalist at the start but working hard to get better, why dealing with “downright ornery” cops is good for learning reporters, what it’s like to be at the center of a media circus now that he’s a flack, Rock and Roll radical Dean Reed, some of the great stories he’s covered and much more!

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