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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 21, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We continue Ellie’s theme from the previous hour about Iran and speak with former CIA officer Jack Rice. Also: St. Cloud makes the NY Times for all the wrong reasons (racism, Islamophobia, and far right “activists”). Is anyone surprised? St. Cloud was/still is Michelle Bachmann territory. Republican…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 20, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. We talk about: Remember when the founders talked about the “tyranny of the majority?” Brett thinks we have a far bigger problem with the “tyranny of the minority” due to Republican gerrymandering and the structure of the Senate. What can be done and why the 2020 candidates…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 17, 2019

Doug hosts today’s Repartee remotely from Better Futures Minnesota. He talks with some of the staff members about how they employ felons and some of the work they do including their retail warehouse with cool furniture, janitorial, construction, and landscaping services.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 16, 2019

We talk tote bags, if only there were someplace to get progressive talk radio without being shamed for listening without sending money… OH WAIT THE REPARTEE! Progressive talk without the tote bags! The South Cedar Lake Trail between Hopkins and France Avenue in St. Louis Park will be closed through the fall of 2021. The Kenilworth Trail in Minneapolis will be closed from…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 15, 2019

Hunter Hawes & Erik Nelson host the Repartee. Minneapolis considers a ban on new drive-thru windows. On Thursday, the Minneapolis Planning Commission will entertain an all-out ban on new drive-thrus throughout the city. Michael Daub HOPE Network, joins to talk about the Opioid Stewardship bill which is currently in conference committee negotiating the differences between…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 14, 2019

Doug hosts our Repartee and talks about the scheduled execution of Donnie Johnson in Tennesse and how Doug knows Donnie and is fighting to stop the execution. You can call the Tennessee governor at (615) 741-2001. Then why we need more transparency when passing budget bills at the state legislature. Also Kenza Hadj-Moussa of Take…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 13, 2019

Doug and Hunter host the Repartee. Valley Fair announces new extreme food to get adults to visit the amusement park. Joe Biden crosses a picket line to collect donations for fundraising his campaign. Labor Union leaders warned Joe but he unfortunately did not follow the suggestions. Being a front runner for the Democratic Party how…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 10, 2019

Doug hosts our Repartee and shares his thoughts on public radio and the industry as a whole. Then Doug and Brett take the news quiz. Do they surpass last week’s score of 9 out of 10. Also Richard Painter chimes in on Barr being held in contempt in Congress, Trump Jr. testifying before the senate,…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 9, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter are hosting the Repartee. We talk about: Trump is going to make the economy the centerpiece of his 2020 campaign. But is the economy really booming? What are stock buy backs and how they’re creating a massive credit bubble. The flawed logic of saying anyone in the US "illegally" should be…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 8, 2019

 Uber Drivers Strike Today As Part Of Nationwide Protest Minnesota Progressive Repartee for May 8th 2019. The Repartee was established in 2019 and we are a pro-union pro-labor radio program. A tagline for the show “not crossing the picket line since two-zero-one-nine” today we support Uber drivers and their international strike ahead of tomorrows…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 7, 2019

Doug hosts today’s Repartee and speaks with Jared Yates Sexton, author of The Man They Wanted Me to Be, as they discuss how toxic masculinity leading to the rise of Donald Trump. Then Doug talks about how he ran into Rep. Aisha Gomez when his breakfast group was talking about taxes.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 6, 2019

Final Mayday Parade, Doug learns of the socialist roots of International Workers of The World Day. Big day for Michael Cohen, he reported to prison today. Prison reform, should prisoners be allowed to vote. Sometimes laws change what is the morality of crime? Obstruction of justice is a no brainer why don’t they impeach? Trump…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – May 2, 2019

Minnesota Progressive Repartee as Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes discuss: The Trump administration wants to monitor social media profiles of Americans receiving disability benefits. Anyone claiming to be disabled yet caught on social media engaging in physical activities could be flagged as possibly gaming the system. What happened to #DontTreadOnMe? We continue Tuesday’s discussion about…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 29, 2019

With Doug out taking over the DNC, Hunter and Brett host the Repartee and talk about Hunter and Erik being at the Minnesota Libertarian Party convention for their podcast, Mission Accomplishers. Also a look at what all of our Congresspeople in Minnesota have been up to. Then Hunter talks about how there’s opposition to a…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 25, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. We talk about: Whether Joe Biden is the right candidate for Dems in 2020. Is “electability” more important than having good policy? Brett elaborates on how the more charismatic presidential candidate has won every election since 1976. #MNLeg update: Rep. Mike Nelson (40A) about how over 6…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 23, 2019

Doug hosts our Repartee and talks about whether we should impeach trump in 2020. Then Donna Minter fills of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute fills us in on Lunafest 2019 taking place Wednesday in Minneapolis. And how Dungeons and Dragons is making a resurgence around the country.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 18, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee. On today’s show we talk about: ———————————————————————————————————————————————————Harm to Ongoing Matter———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 11, 2019

Doug and Brett host the Repartee and speak with Chris from the National Weather Service about why we’re getting this very strange April winter storm. Also Representative Ryan Winkler on the latest happenings at the state legislature.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 8, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Why Brett is not annoyed by the snow coming later this week What is the Minnesota Family Investment Program and why has it not had a funding increase since 1986 Why are Minnesotans worried about what out of towners think about our state whenever…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 3, 2019

Dpug welcomes Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin to talk about their tour coming to Minneapolis Friday called: Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence. Find event info at: BeatingGuns.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beating-guns-tour-minneapolis-mn-tickets-55056648919 Also Trump struggles to say “origins” and has no logic in deciding to cut funding to NGO’s in central America. And Doug…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 2, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host the Repartee today. Coming up: We speak with Sara Garcia from the Center for American Progress about a piece she wrote on how the NCAA is poorly serving it’s black male athletes. Democrats are largely writing off CD8 in 2020. Why and is this a good idea? Rumors that #DougWardlow will reemerge…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – April 1, 2019

Doug is your Repartee host today and talks about the impacts of the Final Four coming to Minneapolis. Also Governor Walz signs a bill regarding changes to snow days for schools. And state Senator Jason Isaacson (SD-42) joins to talk about the Senate committee on banned bills that took place today.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – March 27, 2019

It’s a special presentation of “It’s Mueller Time” with Richard Painter. He and Doug Pagitt take a deep dive into AG Barr’s version of the Mueller Report, including his conflicts of interest, the collusion and obstruction of justice issues, and the obvious reasons we need the full report.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – March 26, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are your Rapateers today. We talk about: Democrats being asked if they’re capitalists. How should they respond? Social media privacy bills at the #MNLeg, including one that would protect you from giving your employer access to your accounts. One of the few reasonable GOP state Senators, Scott Jensen (SD-47), works to lower…

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Mueller Time With Richard Painter And Hunter Hawes – March 22, 2019

Richard Painter and Hunter Hawes talks Trump Impeachment including the emoluments clause, 25th amendment, high crimes and treason. Plus all of Trumps cronies and which indictments to expect.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – March 20, 2019

Doug Pagitt hosts the Repartee today and wonders why Minneapolis won’t lift their parking restrictions now that almost all the snow is gone. Also a conversation about the candidacy Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden among other contenders.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – March 12, 2019

First up our intro is a little different today thanks to the very talented rev. Jack from Minneapolis! Doug hosts the Repartee from DC today and talks about running into several congressional members on the street. Also how marijuana legalization failed in the state Senate. And what Doug might tell Nancy Pelosi should he meet…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – March 6, 2019

Doug is the Repartee host today and talks about some interesting Ash Wednesday facts. Also a conversation about why we need to increase the gas tax. And why Congress needs to move faster on impeaching Donald Trump.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – February 27, 2019

Doug hosts the repartee today and speaks with Carol and Ken from PNHPMN.org about how we move towards a single payer healthcare system. Then our big national story with Michael Cohen testifying before Congress. And Doug compares what’s happening now to Richard Nixon’s infamous “I’m not a crook” speech.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – February 26, 2019

Brett hosts today’s Repartee and gives the latest updates on the Cal Bahr controversy and the Clay County GOP Facebook page posting content comparing Bernie Sanders to Hitler. Also Graeme Wood of the Atlantic talks about Amy Klobuchar’s employee abuse allegations and her chances in 2020. Plus your calls on Klobuchar.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – February 25, 2019

Doug is our Repartee host today and is joined by Kevin Featherly, capitol reporter for MinnLawyer, as they talk about gun reform bills and the controversial comments by Rep. Cal Bahr about violence against gun reform supporters.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – February 6, 2019

Doug hosts the Repartee today and talks about all of Trump’s absurdities in last night’s State of the Union speech. Also your thoughts on a presidential bid from Amy Klobuchar. Then Hedy Walls of the YMCA’s Equity Innovation Center on the program opening in Minneapolis.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – February 5, 2019

Slow road conditions, Hunter and Brett talk about how to drive in the snow. Senator Steve A. Cwodzinski joins the Repartee to talk about the special election, Labor Unions, Hands free driving bills, Marijuana and more. Alex Jones joins again as Brett and Hunter breakdown conspiracy theories.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – January 29, 2019

Doug hosts the repartee today and chats with callers about how people generations ago used to survive in the extremely cold weather. Then Doug speaks with Megan Tackney. She is the program manager for Pathways to Freedom which is led by Humanity United and the NoVo Foundation. They discuss how human trafficking is being prevented…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – January 28, 2019

Brett and Hunter host the Repartee. Nick Stumo joins to talk rural broadband. What can Democrats do to form a rural strategy. Marijuana legalization in Minnesota? Republican Scott Jensen cosigns a bill because of pressure from constituents, Hunter was at a town-hall with Jensen this weekend and fills in the information. Brett and Hunter actually…

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