The Theater of Public Policy


The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improvisational comedy. We invite smart people to talk about the issues of the day and a team of improvisers brings them to life. Presented here, are the interviews from these shows.


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Title: Minnesota Education Commissioner

Minnesota Education Commissioner

May 29th, 2019

Before school lets out for summer, meet Minnesota’s new Education Commissioner. A longtime teacher herself, Ricker has some big challenges in front… Go to Episode

The Show Goes to the (Therapy) Dogs!

May 24th, 2019

Sarah Palm, Researcher, Nature Based Therapeutics at the University of MinnesotaColleen Crockford, Human-Animal Bond Social Worker with Crockford ConsultingDr.… Go to Episode


May 22nd, 2019

Javier Morillo-Alicea, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, President, Minneapolis Regional Labor… Go to Episode

Metropolitan Council Chair

May 7th, 2019

Imagine being the head coordinator for a region comprising seven counties and 188 different communities. Now imagine trying to those places to work together… Go to Episode