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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Matt McNeil Show – May 17, 2019

Matt starts out the show on fire calling out Democratic congressional leaders for not having the spine to hold Trump and his cronies accountable. Also DFLers seem to be holding the line against MN Senate Republican obstruction. A response to a troll who says the Mueller Report is a sham. And a final word about…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 16, 2019

What does your cat do when it goes outdoors? The question may linger in the mind of anyone who has an outdoor cat, and the answer has become quite a bit clearer in the age of YouTube and GoPro cameras. It’s not a pretty picture, though—just take it from this 2013 New York Times headline: “That Cuddly…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 14, 2019

Matt talks more about his colonoscopy coming up and some of the food restrictions he’ll have the night before. Then DFLers need to get more aggressive calling out Republicans…especially with the state budget negotiations.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 13, 2019

Matt zen gardening tips before he addresses his colonoscopy. Media bias with outlets refusing to cover Tony Jurgens (R) threatening Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL) at the State Capitol. No media coverage to be found, however a bear attacking a dog in Wisconsin was a front page story. Republican aggression is getting out of control. Trump China…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 10, 2019

Matt talks about the disastrous Trump tariffs and how much they’re hurting everyone. Also why aren’t DFLers calling out Republican state rep. Tony Jurgens with more force. And national Democratic congressional leaders are weak.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 9, 2019

Bike lane talk, how do we deal with belligerent riders. Story of a violent rider. Matt supports bikers but has some observations on the bike lanes and how they are used. Calvin “Cal” Bahr is an American politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and calls for violence against Democrats. No media coverage…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 8, 2019

State representative Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, was called out for “aggressive, inappropriate behavior following a vote on the House floor on April 29, 2019” in a protest and dissent letter signed by a long list of his DFL colleagues. Republicans have been threatening violence at the State Capitol, if a Democrat would have said the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 7, 2019

Matt talks about why Amy Klobuchar is making a big mistake going on FOX News for a town hall. Minnesota Senate Republicans aren’t willing to make ANY concessions in budget negotiations. Also Republican representative Matt Grossell gets in some legal trouble over the weekend after being intoxicated. And another Republican rep, Tony Jurgens, got upset…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 29, 2019

Matt talks about how insane the box office numbers are for Avengers: Endgame. Then Matt got into a Facebook argument over the weekend with a troll who made up revisionist history about the civil war. Also Matt calls out the people who sued to change Lake Bda Maka Ska back to Calhoun and how they’re…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 23, 2019

On today’s show we debate whether Joe Mauer was holing the Twins back the past few years. Also why Republicans can’t admit they were wrong on Donald Trump. Democrats are too concerned about appeasing a small number of moderate Republicans who won’t vote for them anyways. Why Democrats need to grow a spine and impeach…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 22, 2019

Easter weekend recap. A Chanhassen man has been charged with felony terroristic threats after he allegedly pointed a gun at two people in Eden Prairie, according to a Hennepin County criminal complaint. Daniel Murray Skrove, 55, is charged with two counts of felony terroristic threats. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 19, 2019

Matt talks about a possible replacement for onions and orchids with NextDoor or a similar app/website. Then a hilarious story about how someone used one of those apps asking for outrageous/unreasonable things after having their first baby. Then more on the Mueller report and how Trump has not been cleared of collusion or obstruction of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 18, 2019

Mueller report released! Steele dossier confirms pee-pee tape exists. Trump has committed obstruction of justice over 10 documented times. Trump’s dumb dumb son can’t get out of treason Swastika acres renamed 70 years late. Mueller report reveals how Trump reacted to special counsel appointment: ‘I’m f—ed’ After Sessions delivered the news, “the President slumped back…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 16, 2019

Matt starts the show by asking what will be the bigger movie: End Game or the Rose of Skywalker. Then Matt calls out some Democrats for not defending Ilhan Omar. Also thoughts on Trump supporters and the media narrative after yesterday’s Trump Minnesota rally.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 12, 2019

Star Wars trailer and other pop culture chatter (Matt references lil peep). Trump coming to Minnesota! Also threatens to send all immigrants obtained at the border to sanctuary cities, which may be the best thing he has done in his presidency.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 11, 2019

On today’s show snow/sleet/rain/ice/windmaggeden continues! A teen gets pulled over for going 96 MPH on 169 while Facetiming. How did Trump somehow forget who Julian Asange is? Why 2020 is so important for the future of the country. Then a conversation about how Illhan Omar is the new big villain for Republicans.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 9, 2019

On today’s show we replay our favorite episode of “Kurt Your Enthusiasm” where house minority leader Kurt Daudt throws a tantrum on the house floor. Then why rich people want to keep the poor poor. Also why grading schools doesn’t work because comparing wealthy suburban schools to inter city schools is not an apples to…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 8, 2019

Matt breaks down how much each fan must spend each game for public stadium funding to break even. In the Minnesota House Drazkowski challenged Representative Alice Mann (DFL-Lakeville) directly, attempting to pin some damaging claims of future woes on the freshman legislator. In response, the family practice physician crushed Drazkowski down to size with a funny,…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 3, 2019

The show starts a bit differently as we get Jeff Stein right away talking about AG issues caused over the past few years and the Republican effort to again repeal Obamacare. Also Matt’s thoughts on why Republican transportation policy have left our roads in shambles.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 1, 2019

Matt talks about his appearance on FOX News and the panel about Biden and the final shot Matt got in against the right winger. Also why we’ll never get a ROI on US Bank Stadium, even with events like the Super Bowl and Final Four. And how conservatives have setup laws that basically prevent a…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 27, 2019

Matt talks about his visit to the Minnesota Zoo to see the baby animals as well as a pickle ball controversy in Apple Valley. Also Betsy De Vos wants to cut special Olympics funding among other programs. And Jeff Stein on national politics including Barr’s version of the Mueller Report.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 26, 2019

Matt talks about the ugly side of today’s GOP. Why do Republicans enjoy watching people suffer without healthcare. Matts analysis of where we are with the Mueller Report and why the Republicans want to block the release of the full report.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 25, 2019

Before we get into our big topics we talk spring break and Captain Marvel. Then how Bill Barr was never going to write a Mueller Report summary critical of Trump, how the media dropped the ball covering the report, and what will the SCOTUS do when they’re asked if the report should be released.

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Matt McNeil Show – March 22, 2019

Molly Beck joins to talk the latest on the Republicans attempts to take away the power of the Governor and Attorney General after Democrats claimed the seats back in the midterms. Dermot Flanagan joins to talk Brexit and its effects on Ireland.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 20, 2019

Bears are invading northern Minnesota! Then Matt talks about Minnesota Republican education policy only benefiting the extremely wealthy. Also Jeff Stein talks national politics including Republicans not calling out Trump for attacking McCain and whether the Senate can override Trump’s first veto on border all funding.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 18, 2019

The Native Roots Radio crew (Robert and Wendy Pilot) fill in for Matt today. Wendy talks about her work with the humane society and how they’re trying to prevent lab testing on dogs. Also Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutch is in studio and talks about his work so far two months into the job.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 12, 2019

Matt talks about the Brexit mess going on right now in British parliament. Also Matt’s idea on how to improve the “state” of hockey. Controversy involving Amazon in Shakopee with prayer breaks for Muslim employees. How this shows we are losing the labor war.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 6, 2019

Matt calls out commenters on City Page’s Facebook page who are angry about changing Lake Calhoun to Bde Saka Ska. Also more on the Ilhan Omar controversy. And Jeff Stein on news networks being biases during political debates,

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 4, 2019

Matt talks about Saturday’s Blue State Ball and the amazing speeches we had from Thom Hartman and John Fugelsang. Bob Ivers makes a re-appearance, and not surprisingly he’s still a very unstable individual. Also Matt reacts to Trump’s unhinged CPAC speech and how Thom Hartman at the Blue State Ball compared Trump’s speech to that…

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 25, 2019

Matt talks about Rep. Cal Bahr’s controversial comments from over the weekend about running over people who support gun reform. Why isn’t the media all over this? What would the response be if it were a Democrat seeming to call for violence against political opponents?

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 20, 2019

Matt talks about the snow we’re getting today and how broken our jet stream is becoming. Also Matt shares some memories about his late father and the importance of planning for end of life. Then Jeff Stein talks national politics including Whitaker and the NY Times piece on Trump trying to end investigations.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 19, 2019

Brett and Hunter fill in, Gregory Rich joins the program. Bernie announces his 2020 candidacy for president. Later David Schultz joins the program. Gary Severson from Citizens Climate Lobby joins to promote an event at Shepherd of The Hill Church in Chaska with Paul Douglas.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 18, 2019

Matt talks about the misleading information being peddled by conservatives about a Minnesota dog being shot named “Donald Trump.” Also the Republican tax cuts continue to hurt the middle and lower classes. Then why is the milk industry all up in arms?

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 6, 2019

Matt talks about last night’s disappointing result for the DFL in the SD11 special election. And why don’t Democrats turn out every election while Republicans do turn out. Then Jeff Stein on national politics including the State of the Union and Amy Klobuchar’s likely presidential bid,

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