Interviews

Award-winning multimedia journalist Jason Spiess engages in one-on-one, in-depth conversations and round-table discussions that center around topics that impact communities and culture. His non-political approach to subjects and non-polarizing discourse, provide the venue for an intelligent conversation.

Spiess has interviewed hundreds of extraordinary men and women of science, politics, art, business, sports, technology, literature and entertainment. These conversations are truly one-of-a-kind, often infused with humor, emotion, intelligence, and passion.

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Brain Lash (left), founder and CEO, Target Logistics, and Building the Bakken host Jason Spiess at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Paul Flessland.

AJ Jacobs, author, journalist, columnist
Al Carlson, politician, businessman
Al Jeagar; politician
Al Muehlenbruch, businessman
Alan Bown, 7-time World Arm Wrestling Champion, trucker
Alex Warner, businessman
Amanda Cordes Person, archaeology
Andy Scull, construction
Anthony “Bert” Bertino, Casino Excursions Gaming Group
Barry Batcheller, Appareo
Bill Buzenberg, journalist, news executive

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Bill Dunkelberg (right) responds to Jason Spiess (left)

Bill Dunkelberg, economist, writer
Bill Marcil Jr, publisher
Blind Joe, musician
Bob Babbich, coach
Bob Strahm, Duratech Industries
Bob Weatherford, entrepreneur
Brenda Weiler, musician
Brian Cebull, entrepreneur

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Brian Hymel, Five Diamonds Investors, speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Conference, Jackson, Wy. Photo by Paul Flessland

Brian Hymel, businessman
Brian Kalk, politician, veteran
Brian Lash, entrepreneur
Brian Shawn, media personality
Brian Sullivan, media personality, financial journalist
Brock Lesner, athlete, performer

Photo by Kevin Tobosa
Photo by Kevin Tobosa

Brooks West, musician
Bruce Gjovig, government
Bud Grant, coach, outdoorsman
Byron Dorgan, politician, author
Charles Lyons, artist
Charles Okigbo, educator, businessman
Chris Cagle, singer
Chris Kluwe, athlete
Christian Ponder, athlete
Chris Clark, Xcel Energy
Clay Jenkinson, author, actor, culturist
Corey Heiser, professional angler
Craig Bohl, coach
Curt Hennig, athlete, entertainer

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Dale Brown (left) prepares for an interview with multimedia journalist Jason Spiess (right). Photo by Kevin Tobosa

Dale Brown, speaker, coach
Darin Erstad, athlete
Dave Hakstol, coach
Dave St. Peter, MN Twins President
Dave Willliams, Native American entrepreneur
David Blume, educator, filmmaker, author
David Levinthal, journalist
Dean Bangsund, research scientist

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North Dakota State University president Dean Bresciani (right) and multimedia journalist Jason Spiess (left).

Dean Bresciani, North Dakota State president
Dick Bremer, media personality, sports announcer
Dr. David Kessler; educator, administrator
Dr. Neal Barnard, activist, actor, author, scientist
Dr. Nick Begech, author, media personality
Dennis Kucinich, politician
Doug Burgum, entrepreneur, philanthropist   05.2016
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Ed Schafer, politician, businessman
Gary Delaney, Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan
Gary Black, aviation
Gaylon Baker, executive administrator
General David Spryzinackic, military
Gene Veeder, economic development   05.2016
George Sinner, politician
Georgi Nochowicz, Halliburton
Governor Jack Dalrymple, politician
Governor Mark Dayton, politician
Governor Matt Mead, politician
Greg Kempel, entrepreneur
Hal Sanders, Ministry of Economy, Saskatchewan
Hanna Polak, documentarian , filmmaker
Harold Hamm, businessman
Henry Winkler, actor
Iron Sheik, athlete, entertainer
Jack Ekstrom, Whiting Petroleum

Whiting Petroleum, CEO, James Volker
Whiting Petroleum, CEO, James Volker

James Volker, Whiting Petroleum
Jesse Ventura, actor, athlete, politician
Jesse Evert, businessman
Jim Kleinsasser, athlete
Jim Arthaud, MBI Energy Services
John Harju, research scientist
John Richman, Ph.D, North Dakota State College of Science
Joseph Mahon, economist
Karolyn Zurn, Minnesota Soybean Director
Kathleen Wrigley, speaker
Kathleen Neset, energy, geology
Keith Langseth, politician
Kelly Schmidt, politician
Ken DeCubellis, businessman
Ken Hall, Native American businessman     05.2016
Ken Patera, Olympian, businessman
Kenny Nelson, K.L.N. Enterprises
Kent Conrad, politician

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Kerry Frank, entrepreneur
Kevin Holten, athlete, writer, cartoonist
Kevin Pifer, businessman, entrepreneur
Kevin Stanley, Ventech Engineers
Kristen Hedgers, Kildeer Manufacturing, politician

World champion auctioneer Kyle Shobe at RoughRider Days in Dickinson, ND. Photo by Kevin Tobosa
World champion auctioneer Kyle Shobe at RoughRider Days in Dickinson, ND. Photo by Kevin Tobosa

Kyle Shobe, entertainer, World Rodeo Announcer Champion
Lee Tillman, Marathon Oil
Les Stroud, survivalist, musician, filmmaker
Lynn Helms, government
Mario Andretti, athlete

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Former NBA All Star Mark Eaton discusses teamwork with multimedia journalist Jason Spiess. Photo by Kevin Tobosa

Mark Eaton, athlete
Marc Magliari, government
Matt Rose, BNSF
Matthew Moore, businessman
Matthew Nelson, musician
Melinda Yurkowski, Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan
Michael Drury, economist
Michelle Bachmann, politician

Nancy Hodur, NDSU
Nancy Hodur, NDSU, interviewed by Jason Spiess at the Bakken Investors Summit. Photo by Kevin Tobosa.

Nancy Hodur, research scientist
Neil Amondson, Hunter Light
Niles Hushka, KLJ
Norm Coleman, politician
Patrick Hart, businessman
Patrick Hughes, businessman     May 2016
Paul Allen, media personality, sports announcer

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Paul Steffes, entrepreneur
Peter DeKrassel, author, educator
Peter Elzi, businessman
Philip Fusacchia, GE Oil and Gas
Randy Christman, politician
Renae Mitchell, entrepreneur
Richard Wardner, politician
Rick Berg, entrepreneur, politician
Rick Helling, athlete
Rick Rodger, oil field safety    05.2016

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Rick Ross, VP Operations, Whiting Petroleum, being interviewed by Building the Bakken Radio host Jason Spiess at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Paul Flessland

Rick Ross, Whiting Petroleum
Rick Rude, athlete, entertainer
Rick Stern, Straus Clothing
Ringo Dooley, High Country Fusion
Rob Ryan, entrepreneur
Robert Becklund, aviation
Robert Bryce, economist, media personality
Roger Johnson, National Farmer’s Union
Ron Ness, executive

Ron Jibson, CEO, President & Chairman, Questar Corporation, speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit, Jackson Hole, Wy. Photo by Paul Flessland
Ron Jibson, CEO, President & Chairman, Questar Corporation, speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit, Jackson Hole, Wy. Photo by Paul Flessland

Ronald Jibson, Questar
Russell Rankin, Statoil
Scott Bachmeier, media personality, outdoorsman
Scott Hennen, media personality
Scott Miller, media personality
Scott Sinner, agriculture
Scott Stewart, Azbil North America

Media personality Sean Hannity answers a question at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Paul Flessland/Crude Life Photography
Media personality Sean Hannity answers a question at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Paul Flessland/Crude Life Photography

Sean Hannity, media personality
Shannon Curfmann, musician
Shawn Kessel, government
Stephen Moore, Fox News, economist
Steve Fifita, entrepreneur, venture capitalist
Steve Heins, energy consultant
Steve Link, real estate    05.2016
Thomas Hanlon, chef, restaurateur

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Thomas Petrie, consultant
Thomas Rambo, Altavian
Tim Mahoney, musician
Tim Westgren, entrepreneur, musician
Todd Melby, reporter, filmmaker
Tom Emmer, politician, media personality
Tommy Kenville, Center for Innovation Foundation
Tommy Nusz, Oasis Petroleum
Tom Shorma, businessman
Tony Clark, politician
Tony Grindberg, Appareo
Tony Parker, entrepreneur
Tony Schmidt, inventor
Trinity Lewis, media personality
Tyler Okerlund, government
Tyson Olson, entrepreneur
US Congressman Kevin Cramer, politician
US Congresswoman Kelly Ayotte, politician
US Senator Al Franken, politician
US Senator Amy Klobochar, politician

US Senator John Hoeven (left). Photo by Paul Flessland
US Senator John Hoeven (left) being interviewed by multimedia journalist Jason Spiess. Photo by Paul Flessland

US Senator John Hoeven, politician, businessman
US Senator Mike Enzi, politician
US Senator John Thune, politician
US Senator Heidi Heitkamp, politician
Wayne Sanders, businessman
Wyman Sheetz, farmer/rancher

 

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