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The Matt McNeil Show – June 19, 2019

On Today’s Matt McNeil Show 2/3 of I’m Awake, Robert Pilot and “Uncle” Curtis West, guest host. Robert opens the show speaking with Brendan Johnson of Robert-Kaplan. Then Robert takes to the phones getting your views on the upcoming Democratic Primary debates this weekend. Finally the discussion turns to the Enbridge pipeline and Polymet and…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 19, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is your fix o’ the fellas, Miércoles con los Muchachos, with Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson. They open the show by sharing their idea for congenial debates on obscure or quirky nonpolitical topics and welcome callers to add in their pet stances. Next the fellas take a look back in history…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 18, 2019

Hunter is today’s repartee host and talks about how some of the Democratic candidates might try to manufacture a viral moment in the debates. Also how to win arguments with people who disagree with you according to psychologists.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 18, 2019

Robert Pilot and the Native Roots crew fill in for Matt McNeil today and talk about the upcoming Dem debates and thoughts on some of the candidates running including Bernie, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar and more. Then Bob Blake of Solar Bear is on the show and talks about how he’s running for St. Paul City…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 17, 2019

Doug Pagitt hosts today’s Repartee and reminisces with Robert Pilot of Native Roots Radio about Bruce Springsteen as well as talking about the latest native news. Also Doug and Robert share their thoughts about impeaching Trump and take your calls on that subject.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 17, 2019

Alan Miller fills in for Matt McNeil and talks about his frustration of never being able to reach a real person when calling a large business. Then a look at some of the SCOTUS cases that will de decided. The democrats need to open an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 17, 2019

Our theme is “speaking up for the outcasts” and we start with a Pride Month remembrance of Sylvia Rivera, a transgender activist who fought for societal acceptance of gender variant people; she also had to fight for acceptance by the gay and lesbian community. The Big Interview is with Dr. Thomas Adams of Better Futures…

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I’m Awake – June 15, 2019

Native Roots Radio for June 15, 2019 Robert Pilots Guest: Thomas Builds A Fire (Fathers) Mary Kunesh-Podein (Standing Rock) Kate Bene (Bde Maka Ska) Robert Lilligren (Northern Sparks) Deanna Standing Cloud (New Native Theater Northern Spark) Bob Blake from Red Lake (St Paul City Council Ward 5) Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred…

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Anxiety, Depression & SAD – June 15, 2019

Anxiety and depression seem to be more prevalent than ever. Stress in our daily lives increases the pressure on us and the way we feel about things. Know you are not alone. See if what you may be feeling matches us with the description and symptoms we will share.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 14, 2019

Doug is back today to host the Repartee and brings up that it’s Donald Trump’s birthday…happy birthday…we guess? Also a rundown of what Democratic candidates will be in which debate. Sarah Sanders needs to find a new job. And Robert Pilot joins us for the news quiz,

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 14, 2019

Alan Miller fills in for Matt McNeil and talks about his experience of being one of the last tourists in Cuba due to Trump restricting travel now to Cuba. Then thoughts on candidates like Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar. Are they the right direction for Democrats in 2020?

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 13, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. On the show: While millennials drown in student debt, baby boomers can take classes at the U for only $10/credit…WHAT??!! Updates on Minnesota Nurses Association at Childrens Minnesota possibly going on strike b/c they’re being offered less than stellar health insurance. #StandWithUnions

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 12, 2019

On today, June 12, 2019’s episode of MPR Hunter and Erik host to supply you with you dose of the muchachos con los Miércoles. Hunter gets Freudian and peels back the curtain to reveal what motivates so many of these malicious conservative politicians. Is it all tied up in unresolved issues with their relationships with…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 12, 2019

In this episode Matt covers the US victory over Thailand in the Women’s world cup. It’s not the score that is the issue but the behavior that accompanied each of the 13 unanswered goals. Minnesota is one of only two states with no laws barring rapists of their children from gaining parental rights. Republicans must…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 11, 2019

Matt starts today talking about the cold weather we’ve been having along with flat Earthers at Bde Maka Ska and Trump distracting from Mueller. Also Matt calls out an egregious aspect of Minnesota law where the mothers of rape victims could be forced to share custody of their children with their rapists. Also how some…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 11, 2019

Hunter Hawes hossts today’s repartee and talks about how millennial are “ruining everything” (despite the fact they can’t afford anything due to right wing and neoliberal policies). Also monopoly was originally a game to teach about income inequality. And Randy lights up the phone lines saying poor people shouldn’t make it a “goal” to be…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 10, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are on today’s Repartee. Coming up: How are Minnesota’s DFL house reps thinking about impeachment Collin Peterson has a new challenger. The guy has an interesting background on healthcare for vets. For some reason the Strib calls out the city Mpls for basically preventing landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants, Some…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 10, 2019

Molly Beck joins the program. Billie Eilish drew a devoted sold-out crowd to the 8,400-capacity Armory in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Trump impeachment and speculation of different scenarios and the mistakes that are currently being made in the whole predicament. Court documents show a former University of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed more than $360,000 in…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 10, 2019

Today’s a mixture of idealists; we begin with Scott Warren of the organization, No More Deaths—he’s on federal trial in Tucson for smuggling undocumented humans simply because he provided food and shelter to two men who crossed the border; the Big Interview is with Elizabeth Brenner of Protect Students Abroad, whose idealism was borne out…

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Mission Accomplishers – Duterte’s “was gay now straight pride parade”

•Rodrigo Duterte says he ‘cured’ himself of being gay •Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. on trial for allegedly raping homeless woman, hitchhiker, unconscious teen •Man charged with body-slamming woman for unplugging PlayStation •Police: Man drives drunk to police headquarters to pick up woman charged with DWI •Boston is planning a ‘Straight Pride’ parade this summer…

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I’m Awake – June 8, 2019

Native Roots Radio – June 8, 2019 Native Roots Radio I’m Awake Robert Pilots Guest: Mary Kunesh-Podein (Standing Rock) Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth Roy Taylor Indigeneity Rising Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred animals and Curtis West speaking n Native events.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 7, 2019

Matt speaks with Susan Du of City Pages about her story where Minnesota workers allege wage theft occurred at state-subsidized project in Thief River Falls. Then Matt reacts to today’s sentencing of Mohamed Noor. Also more Twin Cities couples are taking in roommates to help pay for expenses. And Matt has some end of school…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 6, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. On the show: Gnats are invading Minnesota! Why are there so many and can you repel them? We speak with Mike McLean of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. Should Democrats have two debates with all the candidates mixed? Or a "JV" and "varsity" debate? Brett and Hunter…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 6, 2019

Senator John Marty joins the program. How the Republicans killed the Alec Smith insulin bill. Republicans are terrified to deal with constituents about health care, Parent are responsible for handing down racism. Its not inherent, its been influenced on children. A teenager in Faribault is facing charges for a bias crime after he allegedly sprayed…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 3, 2019

This week’s theme is “Yearning for Change” and we highlight the anti-gun violence movement, #NeverAgainMSD, which arose out of the Valentine’s Day 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The Big Interview is with local idealist Robin Wolpert, an attorney who seeks to “close the gap between what democracy promises…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 5, 2019

Today’s show Matt uncovers the case of the arson at Bde Maka Ska, and lays out his plan for the individual found guilty. The Republicans try to take credit for past accomplishments, in this case, D-Day. Matt supports the new law giving the police the right to pull over slow drivers in the left lane…

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The Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 5, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Repartee is a Miercoles con los Muchachos as Hunter and Erik Host. Hunter updates the listeners on the state of his new stolen vehicle. We weigh in on the planned Cheer’s bar, scheduled to be built in the old Rudolph’s BBQ property, and the incendiary comments against Israelis by the owner over social…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 4, 2019

Today the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is guest hosted by the hosts of AM950’s own I’m Awake. Robert and Curtis begin the show discussing issues facing Minnesota’s Enbridge line. Guest Frank Bibeau joins them to talk about what is being done to oppose the proposed pipelines. Later in the show Hennepin Sheriff David Hutchinson joins the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 4, 2019

Today on the Matt McNeil Show Mat channels the late Joan Rivers and provides commentary on Trump’s recent white-tie debacle. Another highlight of Trump’s trip to England are all of the photo-ops he is NOT having, with even Boris Johnson refusing to be seen with the extremely unpopular president. Matt takes calls, is gifted the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 3, 2019

Matt shares details about his wonderful summer weekend full of pleasantries contrasted with Hunter’s weekend of having his brand new car stolen. In audio obtained by the DFL, GOP Sen. Karin Housley claimed that Alec Smith "didn’t need to die" and that "he could have called his doctor" to get his $1,300 a month insulin…

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Mental Health, Part 2

Mental health and treatment is discussed, as well as what integrative care might look like within traditional western medicine, and also within holistic medicine and Chinese medicine. What to look for in the behavior of children, as many issues develop before the age of 14.

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I’m Awake – June 1, 2019

Native Roots Radio – June 1, 2019 June 1 2019 Native Roots Radio I’m Awake Robert Pilots Guest: Sharice Davids Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas’s 3rd district, (Ho Chunk) Mary Kunesh-Podein wrapping up this past state legislative session. A lot of good news ( Standing Rock) Geneva Seaboy speaking on The Occupation…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 31, 2019

Matt speaks with Cliff Schecter as Matt and Cliff have a bit of a disagreement on how they interpreted Robert Mueller’s speech. Then on how the Democratic Party will fail in the long run if we don’t hold Trump accountable now.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 30, 2019

Doug is back today and talks about how every year we seem to go down to the last minute at the legislature. We ask what could be done to fix this? Then Doug has mixed feelings about Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday.  Should we be proud or annoyed with Mueller?

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 30, 2019

Matt takes a look at some claims by Rep. Nick Zerwas about the northstar commuter line. Then MN Senate Republicans appear to be getting blow back on not passing the emergency insulin bill. The ag economy continues to take more hits including the soybean market losing 9 billion dollars.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 29, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik host this episodes of MPR. They discuss the recent Mueller release and what it does and doesn’t include. Hunter interviews Dr. Shamblott about his dentistry practices. Hunter cheers the return of St Paul’s street fair Grand Ol’ Days and finally the fellas dig into their thoughts on McConnell’s strategies for wrestling…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 29, 2019

Matt opens the show with the story of a Spirit Airlines traveler and his unwelcome smoking. Nick Zerwas, state legislator/whiner, lies about light rail construction. Jeff Stein Joins to speak with MAtt about Mueller’s latest explanations of his report and how Republicans’ strategies for 2020 will be shaped by how Democrats proceed with potential Trump…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 28, 2019

Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson host today’s Repartee. On the show: Ian Millhiser from ThinkProgress on how the SCOTUS is approaching the abortion issue. Ilhan Omar wants a reset of American foreign policy. Could she find an unlikely ally in Ted Cruz in at least one aspect? Emergency insulin funding didn’t make this year’s budget…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 28, 2019

Matt expounds the phenomenon of dying for selfies atop Mt. Everest.  Then he discusses the competing mountain of taconite ore in Duluth’s harbor resultant from Trump’s trade “negotiations” with China. He closes the show discussing Veteran issues  and the struggles veterans face when dealing with the V.A.

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Living an Abundant Life with Nea Clare – May 26, 2019

Meet Nea Clare, a coach and teacher who focuses on abundance and manifestation. Nea explains the common blocks people face that can hold us back and provides techniques we can use to overcome these blocks to begin manifesting the life we wish to lead. She also shares exciting news about her upcoming classes and retreats…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 24, 2019

Matt talks about the latest Republican shenanigans at the legislature as they complain about transparency and won’t pass things like gun reform, funding for the census, and gay conversion “therapy” bans. Then Matt brings up how senate Republicans probably would help individual people who need emergency insulin but are comfortable denying care to “generic” people…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 23, 2019

Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson host today’s Repartee. On tap: A conversation with Cameron Easley of Morning Consult. We analyze: How Biden has built up such a big lead. Lack of crossover support among Bernie and Warren supporters. Has Mayor Pete stolen Beto’s thunder? The appetite for a “rock star” candidate. Can Amy make a comeback? #MNLeg news…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 23, 2019

Matt opens the show with speculation on the subject of mysterious spike booby-traps appearing within the Minnehaha dog park; even the best case scenario is grim. Republicans find a convenient excuse to point their fingers at someone else for not passing a bill for emergency insulin. A familiar excuse to anyone who’s ever met a…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 21, 2019

Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson host the Repartee. We talk about whether Joe Biden’s unity message is right for 2020. Also Kevin Featherly of MinnLawyer talks about what happened in the state budget agreement and what lies ahead in the special session.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 21, 2019

On Today’s show Matt discusses his long-awaited colonoscopy! Also what, if any, responsibility does the author have to his fans when concluding long loved series. Friend of the show, Trace Beaulieu of MST3K, speaks with MAtt about the future of comedy and plugs his upcoming shows in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 20, 2019

Hunter Hawes is our Monday repartee host. He talks about his experience of going to a virtual facility. Then a recap on what’s in the state budget agreement that was reached yesterday including audio from Governor Tim Walz and House Speaker Melissa Hortman. Minnesota has some laws that still seem dated compared to other states…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 20, 2019

Alan Miller fills in for Matt today and talks about the state budget agreement that was reached yesterday. Did it provide enough funding to fix our crumbling roads? Also Alan takes your calls on the recent abortion laws passed in Republican states. Then state Senators Jim Carlson and Greg Clausen call in to talk about…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 20, 2019

It’s an Ellie’s Talking Head Show; I highlight Lewis Hine, an early-20th century photographer whose photographs of child laborers in America helped usher in modern child labor laws; quite the idealist if you ask me! In lieu of an interview, I provide an update on black-color women participating in the Miss America and other pageants;…

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Community Supported Fisheries with Sitka Salmon Shares – May 19, 2019

Meet Richie Mann, a Salmon Steward and the MN Community Manager for Sitka Salmon Shares, a Community Supported Fishery that provides salmon and seafood shares delivered right to your door. Richie shares the importance of CSFs, the impact on the environment and the local communities, and why integrating responsibly harvested seafood into your diet is…

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