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The Matt McNeil Show – August 20, 2019

Ellie Krug is guest hosting for Matt on this episode of the Matt McNeil Show. She explores how racism impacts the lives of everyone from “white colored people” to people of color. How does white fragility influence white people’s abilities to have a dialog surrounding race.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 20, 2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is packed to the brim with SOLUTIONS!!! Gregory Rich from Drink in the Style joins Brett and Erik. Together we explore how to solve the healthcare system, high frequency trading and how to discuss racism. We end the show with a caller who manages to solve it all…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 19, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Turning out your base vs. appealing to moderates. Which works better? And is it even a relevant question? Bad polling numbers on the economy for Trump

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 16, 2019

Robert Pilot and Curtis West fill in and host today’s Repartee and talk about what is a pow wow and what is the proper etiquette. Also a preview of next week when Robert broadcasts live from a native American themed Presidential forum. Then what steps we can take to protect our native lands.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 14, 2019

Brett speaks with 3 guests on today’s show: right wing counter-terrorism expert Simon Clark, founder of the Minnesota Housing Partnership Chip Hallbach about the lack of affordable housing in Minnesota, and former chief of staff for the secretary of interior Matt Lee Ashley  about sustaining public parks.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 15, 2019

The Solutions Episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee! Brett shares his ideas on how to combat gerrymandering by changing the rules for the House of Representatives. They take calls from listeners who share their various ideas on how to fix issues in our voting systems.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 15, 2019

Matt starts his show with Cliff Schecter to discuss Trump’s recent comments toward Netenyahu to bar Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from Israel. Are the Republicans being dishonest about who is actually expressing anti semitism. Later in the show Quinn Nystrom joins to discuss the Emergency Insulin Act and her group trips to Canada for affordable…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 14, 2019

On Today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show Matt looks at the current state of the US stock Market. Are some of the media analysts being overly hopeful or are they just disingenuous. Jeff Stein Joins in the second half to discuss everything from the Iowa state fair to Trump’s comments on the Epstein “suicide”…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 13, 2019

Matt Mcneil describes Klobuchar’s shameful take equivocating Iowa’s state fair with the glorious and grand Minnesota get-together. later in the show he is joined by Rifftrax and MST3K’s very own Bill Corbett to detail his Twitter battles with petulant Kid Rock fans. They also discuss the Epstein “suicide” and share their thoughts on the matter.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 13, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Robert Pilot w/ guest MN state rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein take calls and answer questions ranging from reparations for the Native community to the foster care system to the Polymet mines.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 12, 2019

Today Matt talks about his Twitter battle with Larry the Cableguy, the Trump administration weakening the Endangered Species Act, and how Republicans may end up losing typically red electoral votes in the 2020 election.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 12, 2019

I’m back from my writing sabbatical with a great show! I highlight Ed Dwight, who should have been the first black-color astronaut but for discrimination in the 1960’s. The Big Interview is with Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The HistoryMakers (https://www.thehistorymakers.org/ ), which has recorded 3000+ interviews of black-color humans trying to survive…

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I’m Awake – August 10, 2019

Native Roots Radio August 10rd 2019 Native Roots Radio I’m Awake 1pm-3pm AM950 (streaming too) On Saturdays Show Robert Pilot welcomes guests: Minnesota State Representative/SD41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Keala Kelly speaks on Kiaʻi/Defenders of Mauna Kea Victoria Marie Indigenous Lotus Yoga Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan @ Four Sisters Farmer’s Market Manager Melissa Marcelle Hour 2 Bob…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 9, 2019

We start today’s show talking about the incredible arts scene we have in the Twin Cities. Then friend of Trump Kid Rock goes after Taylor Swift for some reason. Also more on Tom Emmer’s antisemitic campaign letter.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 8, 2019

Wait what??!! Matt McNeil actually fills in for the first few minutes until Hunter Hawes takes over. We talk about CD5 GOP candidate Danielle Stella getting kicked out of Seward Coop for her anti-immigration “views.” Also why is there no faction in politics of those who are economically liberal and socially conservative.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 8, 2019

Matt talks about the local corporate media’s hypocrisy not calling out antisemitism from Tom Emmer after repeatedly calling out Ilhan Omar. Tony Cornish is thinking about running again despite earlier resigning over sexual harassment allegations. Also Cliff Schecter joins to talk about the Dayton shooting, the NRA-FOX News connection and more!

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 7, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee AKA Miercoles with your Muchachos (AKA Beer & Colas with Some Good Tacos) focuses on the recent tragic shooting and what now seems to be the new normal. Are Americans being inappropriate when we exploit these tragedies as an opportunity to argue political points? We take calls and discuss the role…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 7, 2019

Today Matt talks about the two Minneapolis police who created the infamous “racist Christmas tree”. Matt discusses the recent shootings and their effects on America. Jeff Stein calls in during the second half to talk with Matt about Trump’s teleprompter debacle and his chances of recapturing the rural/farmer vote.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 6, 2019

It’s another solutions show on today’s Repartee! Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are joined by Gregory Rich of Habitation Furnishing + Design. Call in to 952-946-6205 with your solutions to any problem. Whether it’s gerrymandering, gun violence, Medicare or something else! And we’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to Capital Steps Comedy…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 5, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: How using language like “infest” “rats” and “invasion” normalize hate, whether that’s the intentional or not. Also why we need to stop blaming “mental illness” for mass shootings. More numbers on the lack of middle class housing in Mpls and St. Paul What is…

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Charles Pierce – August 3, 2019

This is our 4th episode, which we call Checkpoint Charlie, with astute writer, blogger, author, and all around cool cat Mr. Charles Pierce. Mr. Pierce writes for Esquire.com and also appears regularly on MSNBC and CNN. It’s always fun chatting with Checkpoint Charlie!

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I’m Awake – August 3, 2019

August 3rd 2019 Native Roots Radio I’m Awake 1pm-3pm AM950 (streaming too) On Saturdays Show Robert Pilot welcomes guests: Minnesota State Representative/SD41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Ho Chunk Nations Community Health Jon Greendeer speaks with Director Sara Peterson District 27 North Dakota House of Representative Ruth Buffalo Four Sisters Farmer’s Market Manager Melissa Marcelle Artistic Director at…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 2, 2019

Hunter starts today’s show comparing Harding and Trump in terms of who was/is the first president. Also thoughts on the September debates coming up with Amy Klobuchar qualifying and if Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard might qualify.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 2, 2019

Matt talks about how conservatives and liberals are held to a different standard in rural Minnesota. Also Matt’s take on the Star Tribune’s click bate piece on Edina hatred. And could we have some professional wrestlers in studio with Matt?

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 1, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. On tap: In Brett’s unpopular weekly take he explains why he actually kind of likes John Delaney and Michael Bennett Why was CNN trying to revive the corpse that is the TPP? More proof the economy actually stinks: For the last 2 months in St. Paul there’s…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 31, 2019

Matt starts today’s show with a quick reminder to his listeners about the two new traffic laws that become active tomorrow. Jeff Stein Joins midway to analyze last night’s debates and Democratic strategy going forward.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 31, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik host today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Hunter discusses his belief that democrats should be willing to compromise on social issues in order to pursue economic justice. Then they take your calls to discuss the democratic debates.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 30, 2019

Hunter Hawes hosts today’s show and speaks with Rev. Dean J. Seal of Shepherd of the Hill Church in Chaska about their Tuesday dialogue tonight where they’re speaking with Jamil Anderson. She’s a nationwide diversity trainer and teacher and her presentation, Empathy and Equity, provides valuable tools for those who want to de-escalate racial tension…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 30, 2019

Somehow International Falls fell to 37 degrees this morning compared to over 100 in Britain, which technically is north of Minnesota. An 83 year old white man crashes into a bus shelter but is not tested for a DUI. Would the same thing have happened to a person of color? A California law might force…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 29, 2019

Today’s Repartee is a little different. Brett Johnson has Gregory Rich of Habitation Furnishing + Design and host of Drink in the Style (Sundays 5 PM) along with Dan Newkirk in studio. Gregory recently posed an interesting question about political talk shows and podcasts: Why are they always so negative? So today we change the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 26, 2019

Joe Scarborough stealing slogans from Gary in Minneapolis?!? Moscow Mitch is an important saying to echo however. Mitch McConnell is the biggest danger to democracy. Democrats are screwing up free ice cream day by talking about rules and shaming kids until they sucked all the fun out of it until free ice cream day sucks.…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 26, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Scott Jensen, one of the last moderate/reasonable Republican state Senators, will not seek reelection in 2020 Amy Klobuchar’s “fun with numbers” Polling shows American are not actually scared of “socialism” The local corporate media is finally covering Glencore’s connections to Polymet The repoman is…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 25, 2019

On the show: Brett Johnson’s unpopular take of the day: Why Democrats might be better off with Trump winning in 2020 New polling shows voters aren’t all that scared of “socialism” Amy Klobuchar’s “fun with numbers” Dean Phillips has an official 2020 challenger Beyond the rhetoric, Ilhan Omar legislatively has actually accomplished quite a bit.…

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Tommye Myrick – The Matt McNeil Show – July 25, 2019

Tommye Myrick, actress from “Cane River” about the romance between two African Americans who come from a different class background. This 1982 feature film is being screened at the Walker Art Center Friday July 26th 2019. It took a year to restore the film. The director Horace Jenkins was an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker, and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 25, 2019

Matt talks the post office and how ridiculous conservatives who try and criticize it sound. Pro-Trump Republican aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar Danielle Stella, reported to support baseless QAnon conspiracy theory. Tommye Myrick, actress from “Cane River” about the romance between two African Americans who come from a different class background. This 1982 feature film…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 24, 2019

One full packed show! Matt highlights, the Dems largest victories in Mueller’s testimony today as well as Al Franken’s treatment by individuals within his own party for mere accusations. The inimitable Rutger Howard passed today. Matt and Erik take a moment recognize his most memorable achievements, RIP. Jeff Stein joins the show to give his…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 24, 2019

Today’s MPR is a Miracle Whip in your gazpacho with Hunter and Erik. Richard Painter Joins in to say that you can’t indict a sitting President. In the second half listener calls are taken discussing everything from Mossad-Epstein connections, the cultural gaslighting taking place to erase everyone’s understanding of the idiom’s 30 year history of…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 23, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Brett Johnson host the Repartee. Hunter airs his grievances about who and who was not selected to be at next week’s Democratic debates…specifically Mike Gravel. Also Randy in Coon Rapids calls in about immigration. And a discussion about Dennis Kucinich.

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 23, 2019

We start off today’s show about an Alabama substitute teacher accidentally shooting off his gun in a classroom and shooting a student. Boris Johnson as PM will lead to an economic collapse in Great Britain due to his Brexit stances. Also Rob Undersander (Minnesota’s wealthy white welfare fraud) is back in the news.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 22, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host the Repartee. On tap: 7 current and former Senators say the regret Al Franken resigning. Did Franken’s resignation ultimately help or hurt Democrats in the 2018 elections? Affordable housing. The lack of attention it’s received on the campaign trail. Are landlords purposely driving up vacancies so they can convert…

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Addictions Part One: How They Do What They Do to You

We live in a culture that is filled with addiction. Many of them fill the news weekly and we are very familiar with them. Others are still there, but are flying under the radar. In part one of this two part series we will list many addictions and then cover what it is, what it…

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