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Truth or BS Podcast

Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth)

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One part talk show. One part happy hour. No parts BS.

Latest Episodes

Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

EWith Fair State and Tin Whiskers beers in hand, two Twin Cities mayoral candidates, a business owner, and a council member/pastor get together to discuss life and business from each side of the Mississippi River, with only one rule: no BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Captain Peter Hajinian – Copywriter at KC Truth Panelists: Dan Collison – Minneapolis Downtown Council member, Director of Downtown Partnerships, Executive Director for East Town Business Partnership and 2020 Partners, Lead Pastor at First Covenant Church. Jacob Frey – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate, Third Ward representative on the Minneapolis City Council, first recipient of the City of Minneapolis Martin Luther King Jr. award. Pat Harris – St. Paul Mayoral candidate, Senior Vice President at BMO Harris bank, 12 year representative of Highland Park and Ward 3 on the St. Paul City Council. Trisha McGovern – Owner of the soon-to-be opened Boomshack Market on...

61 MIN2017 MAR 3
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Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

Startups

EEntrepreneurs, business owners, and a tax manager get together to discuss the challenges and successes of starting and running a business, with the added challenge of: no BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Matthew T. Brown – Manager of Tax Services and part of Lurie’s Emerging Leaders Group; CPA and Juris Doctor; provides tax and consulting advice to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. Lisa Nicholson – Founder and owner of Salsa Lisa; makes fresh all-natural salsas sold throughout Minnesota and nationally. Chip Pearson – Cofounder, Board Chairman and Managing Partner of Jamf; founder of The Foundation; got his start in IT desktop support; dedicated to helping organizations succeed with Apple. Ping Yeh – Cofounder and CEO of Minnesota Cup-winning startup StemoniX; accelerates the discovery of new medicines; alumnus of Carlso...

65 MIN2016 DEC 23
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Startups

Election Special

EA Republican activist, a Democratic State Senator, a leftist political cartoonist and a right-wing PR guy walk into a bar... But no BS is allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Brian McClung – Founding partner of the PR and public affairs firm MZA+Co. Previously a TV news reporter, campaign manager, spokesperson, presidential campaign consultant and public relations executive. Sarah Janecek – Political writer, campaign adviser, Republican activist and lobbyist. Melisa Franzen – Minnesota State Senator, Co-Founder and President of NewPublica, a public relations and strategic communications firm. Kirk Anderson – Animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and political cartoonist. Music by Bill Lang Sponsors: Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) Minnesota Business Magazine Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop WholeMe Lift Bridge Brewing Co. Recorded live in t...

55 MIN2016 NOV 5
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Election Special

Food

EDoes local food taste better, or is that B.S.? Can you open a food truck if you already have a brick and mortar restaurant? Does the future of restaurants involve no tipping policies? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a special food-themed episode of Truth or BS, recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis, featuring local food critics, chefs and entrepreneurs. News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Heather “The Curry Diva” Jansz – Chef and teacher specializing in Sri Lankan, Indian and Indonesian foods and Ayurveda; opened the Sri Lankan Curry House and the Curry Leaf Deli Kieran Folliard – Launched four local Irish pubs including Kieran’s Irish Pub and The Local; founder of The Food Building and 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey James Norton – Writer, e...

64 MIN2016 JUN 22
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Food

The Premiere

EAre GMOs bullshit? Are "natural" foods really natural? And are we overdue for marijuana legalization? I mean, have you ever seen two stoned dudes get in a fight? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a new variety podcast recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis. News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS. From GMOs and xenophobia to Prince and weed legalization, there’s really only one rule: No BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Our Regular, Barry Rubin Panelists: Larry Abdo, Entrepreneur Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Entrepreneur; Author Tou Ger Xiong, Entrepreneur; Comedian; Public Speaker Marlene Zuk, Professor of evolutionary biology; Author Music by Jimmy Wallace Sponsored by Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) and Minnesota Business Magazine

62 MIN2016 MAY 12
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Latest Episodes

Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

EWith Fair State and Tin Whiskers beers in hand, two Twin Cities mayoral candidates, a business owner, and a council member/pastor get together to discuss life and business from each side of the Mississippi River, with only one rule: no BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Captain Peter Hajinian – Copywriter at KC Truth Panelists: Dan Collison – Minneapolis Downtown Council member, Director of Downtown Partnerships, Executive Director for East Town Business Partnership and 2020 Partners, Lead Pastor at First Covenant Church. Jacob Frey – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate, Third Ward representative on the Minneapolis City Council, first recipient of the City of Minneapolis Martin Luther King Jr. award. Pat Harris – St. Paul Mayoral candidate, Senior Vice President at BMO Harris bank, 12 year representative of Highland Park and Ward 3 on the St. Paul City Council. Trisha McGovern – Owner of the soon-to-be opened Boomshack Market on...

61 MIN2017 MAR 3
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Minneapolis vs. St. Paul

Startups

EEntrepreneurs, business owners, and a tax manager get together to discuss the challenges and successes of starting and running a business, with the added challenge of: no BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Matthew T. Brown – Manager of Tax Services and part of Lurie’s Emerging Leaders Group; CPA and Juris Doctor; provides tax and consulting advice to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. Lisa Nicholson – Founder and owner of Salsa Lisa; makes fresh all-natural salsas sold throughout Minnesota and nationally. Chip Pearson – Cofounder, Board Chairman and Managing Partner of Jamf; founder of The Foundation; got his start in IT desktop support; dedicated to helping organizations succeed with Apple. Ping Yeh – Cofounder and CEO of Minnesota Cup-winning startup StemoniX; accelerates the discovery of new medicines; alumnus of Carlso...

65 MIN2016 DEC 23
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Startups

Election Special

EA Republican activist, a Democratic State Senator, a leftist political cartoonist and a right-wing PR guy walk into a bar... But no BS is allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Brian McClung – Founding partner of the PR and public affairs firm MZA+Co. Previously a TV news reporter, campaign manager, spokesperson, presidential campaign consultant and public relations executive. Sarah Janecek – Political writer, campaign adviser, Republican activist and lobbyist. Melisa Franzen – Minnesota State Senator, Co-Founder and President of NewPublica, a public relations and strategic communications firm. Kirk Anderson – Animator, graphic designer, illustrator, and political cartoonist. Music by Bill Lang Sponsors: Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) Minnesota Business Magazine Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop WholeMe Lift Bridge Brewing Co. Recorded live in t...

55 MIN2016 NOV 5
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Election Special

Food

EDoes local food taste better, or is that B.S.? Can you open a food truck if you already have a brick and mortar restaurant? Does the future of restaurants involve no tipping policies? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a special food-themed episode of Truth or BS, recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis, featuring local food critics, chefs and entrepreneurs. News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Panelists: Heather “The Curry Diva” Jansz – Chef and teacher specializing in Sri Lankan, Indian and Indonesian foods and Ayurveda; opened the Sri Lankan Curry House and the Curry Leaf Deli Kieran Folliard – Launched four local Irish pubs including Kieran’s Irish Pub and The Local; founder of The Food Building and 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey James Norton – Writer, e...

64 MIN2016 JUN 22
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Food

The Premiere

EAre GMOs bullshit? Are "natural" foods really natural? And are we overdue for marijuana legalization? I mean, have you ever seen two stoned dudes get in a fight? These are the questions (and more) that we ask in a new variety podcast recorded live in the Truth Bar in downtown Minneapolis. News and culture. Politics and business. Local and Global. All truth, no BS. From GMOs and xenophobia to Prince and weed legalization, there’s really only one rule: No BS allowed. Featuring: Host Steve LeBeau – Editor-in-chief of Minnesota Business Magazine Sidekick John Sweeney – Owner and Director of Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater Our Regular, Barry Rubin Panelists: Larry Abdo, Entrepreneur Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Entrepreneur; Author Tou Ger Xiong, Entrepreneur; Comedian; Public Speaker Marlene Zuk, Professor of evolutionary biology; Author Music by Jimmy Wallace Sponsored by Kruskopf & Company (KC Truth) and Minnesota Business Magazine

62 MIN2016 MAY 12
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The Premiere
the END