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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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The Matt McNeil Show – February 4, 2019

Matt talks about his appearance on Fox News and his debate about Ralph Northam with a right wing Philly talk show host. Find the interview here: https://video.foxnews.com/v/5998001355001/. Mobile home residents in Marshall are demanding improvements to their park. Also the Duluth News Tribune endorses the Republican is the special election in SD11 saying he’s pro-union…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 30, 2019

Matt talks about the cold weather and how people in the Sun Belt aren’t usually bragging about their weather in the summer. And how was there a big natural gas outage in the northern exurbs? Scott Walker and Donald Trump’s FoxConn plan is blowing up in their face. Also Jeff Stein on national politics including…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 29, 2019

Matt talks about how the cold weather we’re getting now was not that unusual a few decades ago. We still do nothing about global warming. Also why weren’t the Blue Lives Matters folks out in full force after the shooting of police officers in Houston? Does it have anything to do with the shooters of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 22, 2019

Alan Miller fills in for Matt McNeil and talks about the Trump’s border wall and why Democrats need to hold firm against it. Also Alan’s letter to to the Star Tribune about Kirsten Gillibrand and the resignation of Al Franken.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 22, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes fill in for Matt. Topics include Trumps border wall compromise which Philip E. Wolgin the managing director of Immigration Policy at the Center American Progress joins to break down the details. Calls on the topic.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 18, 2019

Matt talks the St Paul Slapper. A couple racist stories in Twin Cities high schools, are the parents to blame? Americas race relations. President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congressional investigators.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 16, 2019

Matt talks about the Blue State Ball where tickets are now on sale! Why did Jordan High School basketball fans decide that when hosting a Minneapolis HS team to display Trump and MAGA signs? Then Jeff Stein joins to talk about the now cancelled State of the Union address and what Trump might do instead,

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 14, 2019

We start off today’s show with two dumb stories about the “Bird Box Challenge” and a drunk bus driver. Then Matt draws parallels between All the President’s Men and current times with Trump. Plus your calls on Trump being a traitor to the United States.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 9, 2019

North Dakota tries to introduce a bill to make Bible teachings mandatory. Matt has a theory why it always occurs at this time of year. Minnesota has a special election coming up. Jeff Stein joins the program to talk 2020, Trump’s emergency border security address, and the white house not paying its water bill because…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 8, 2019

Matt gets a massage before the show, but don’t worry, he’s still the aggressive progressive! Also it’s the first day of the legislature and Kurt Daudt and the house GOP are throwing tantrums. Philip Bither of the Walk Art Center tells us what they have upcoming. And Trump, no surprise, is not very smart.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 7, 2019

Matt talks about the swearing in ceremony of all the new DFL elected officials. Also how Tru Shrimp chose South Dakota over Minnesota and the “argument” they made about “burdensome” water regulations. And Alicia Donahue of Women’s March MN joins to talk about how their group plans to keep pressing on after a successful 2018.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 4, 2019

Matt talks Donald Trumps insane attempt at getting funding for a border wall. Also Matt breaks down exactly what a wall would require and how all estimates are extremely low-ball. Remember the old MN GOP headquarters being evicted? They were suppose to move to a cheaper location but it ends up in Edina?! Where have…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 25, 2018

Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores Author Kristal Leebrick joins Matt. Laurentian Divide: A Novel, Author by Sarah Stonich joins to talk about the 2nd book in her trilogy in the bottom part of the hour.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 24, 2018

Allen Beaulieu joins in the first half of the show to talk about his new book “Prince: Before the Rain” Mary Krugerud joins the second half to talk about her book The Girl in Building C. The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 21, 2018

Larry Millet joins to speak about his newest book Metropolitan Dreams The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece. Michael Brodkorb and Alison Mann authors of their new book The Girls Are Gone the book examines the events which led to Sandra Grazzini-Rucki case.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 20, 2018

Matt gives a preview of all the great interviews he lines up the next couple weeks. Then tragedy in Wadena, as the mayor thinks there aren’t enough nativity scenes in the town. Then Trump withdraws troops from Syria. Did his boss, Putin, have something to do with it? Also Trump has another rough week…especially with…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 18, 2018

St Louis Park landlords are able to kick tenants out without due process stirs up some heated calls on both sides. Should vigilante justice be allowed where people call each others landlords rather than the police. Michael Flynn former National Security Advisor to Donald Trump. In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to a felony charge…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 17, 2018

Matt talks about how the DOW is down again today…could bigger losses be on the horizon. Also new DFL rep elect Heather Edelson receives some negative messages regarding being a mom and state rep at the same time. Matt shares a similar personal story about how lots of men are uncomfortable with wives making more…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 14, 2018

Scott Walker ends up signing the anti-Democracy bill in Wisconsin…is anyone really surprised? How bitter and unAmerican are Republicans at this point? Also a scary story about a Normandale instructor getting punched unconscious by a student….who also had a gun without a license. How lucky were we not to have another mass school shooting? And…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 12, 2018

Matt talks about the dwindling importance of Christmas cards. Michelle Fischbach as Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota and whether the state tax payers should have to pay for her legal fees. Women are being groped filling gas in Minneapolis. Michael D. Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison. American…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 11, 2018

Matt talks about how taxpayers might cover Michelle Fischbach’s legal bill tied to her state Senate seat. Also news on Trump and his meeting with Pelosi and Schumer and Colin Covert fired from the Strib for plagiarism.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 10, 2018

Matt talks about the trouble with stock market and the pathetic spin Trump is trying. The State House Republicans love their omnibus prime legislation, MN House Speaker-elect Hortman intends to make Omnibus Prime; bills a thing of the past. Minneapolis is about to abolish single-family residential zoning. Under the plan, duplexes and triplexes would be…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 7, 2018

Matt was jarred by two things today: The new Avengers trailer today and for a minute thinking Roseanne Barr instead of Anthony Barr was nominated by Trump for AG. Also Matt and callers share thoughts on the Minneapolis 2040 plan. And some media outlets are finally criticizing Kurt Daudt’s mute button. Why did they wait…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 5, 2018

Matt talks about how the pharmaceutical companies got into bed with Republicans and the ridiculous cost of insulin. Also Cliff Schecter joins to talk about Republicans trying to undermine new Democrats before they take office in places like Wisconsin and Michigan as well as more Mueller developments.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 3, 2018

Matt’s received some surprising responses to stories he talked about Friday with the Minneapolis Police racists Christmas tree controversy and the transgender Osseo student forcibly removed from a bathroom stall. Also will we have more racists emboldened by Trump like the guy who pulled a gun on Somali kids at an Eden Prairie McDonald’s? And…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 26, 2018

Make sure you check on your Wisconsin friends/family after a rough weekend of football for them. Also does buying homeless people camping gear normalize homelessness, or is it about the only thing we can do given the current political climate? How can right wingers claim to be Christian when children are being tear gassed at…

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Conservative Christians are Defending Children Getting Tear Gassed

This past weekend migrant children were tear gassed at the border. Somehow conservative Christian Trump supporters are defending this. Is that really Christian of them?

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 19, 2018

Matt does the math and figures out how much raking each of us need to do to prevent wild fires according to Trump’s logic. Also more info comes to light in regards to the Twin Cities Chipotle controversy. And how should DFLers position themselves to make more gains in 2020, including proposals for rural broadband.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 14, 2018

Matt talks about how Cook, MN just had their grocery store burn down and explains how much grocery stores mean to small, rural towns. Then why Minnesota should legalize marijuana. Also Jeff Stein provides more post election analysis and talks about all the Trump staff turnover.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 12, 2018

Stan Lee passed away today and Matt talks about his impact on comic books. On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on veterans day weekend Trump skipped going outside to honor the troops because the weather was a little rainy. What would have the response from the right have been if…

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Trump Disrespects the Troops on Veteran’s Day Weekend

On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on veterans day weekend Trump skipped going outside to honor the troops because the weather was a little rainy. Why are conservative Republicans silent? What would have the response from the right have been if Obama did the same thing?

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 7, 2018

It’s an election recap as we talk about how the MNGOP got beat so badly in the suburbs and how Doug Wardlow was too extreme to win a manageable race. Then on the national side how are Republicans declaring victory after losing the house, how 2019 and 2020 setup, and Sessions resigning at the request…

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Conservatives Will Vote For Literally ANYONE With An “R” Next To Their Name

Case and point: Conservatives voted for Jim Knoblach in MN-14B (accused of molesting his daughter), Steve King (a white supremacist), a dead pimp to the Nevada legislature (Dennis Hof), indicted reps Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins, and of course Donald Trump in 2016.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 6, 2018

It’s election day! Matt takes your calls on what kind if turnout you saw. Is Foxconn going to cost Scott Walker the governorship in Wisconsin? Jason Lewis filmed a campaign ad about being authentic with voters…that was filmed outside his district.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 31, 2018

It’s Halloween today as Matt talks about trick or treating with kids and some of the Halloween candy that’s not made anymore. Also Jeff Stein talks national politics with the #MAGABomber, #MAGAShooter, and what to expect in next week’s elections.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 29, 2018

Land ‘O Lakes pulls its money from the Steve King campaign…it look them until NOW to figure out they should??!! More media outlets are picking up the story about Ryan Durant being allegedly bullied by Doug Wardlow with now corroborating accounts. CD8 GOP candidate Pete Stauber is bungling his email controversy, with the coverup seeming…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 24, 2018

A right wing conservative terrorist seems to be mailing home made bombs to prominent Democrats. Conservatives are trying to deflect. And was the attacker(s) fueled by unhinged right wing politicians and media figures? Also a couple local stories on the disparity in justice between white people and POC and an update on the story about…

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The Unhinged Right and the Mail Bombing Attempts on Democrats

A right wing conservative terrorist seems to be mailing home made bombs to prominent Democrats. Conservatives are trying to deflect. And was the attacker(s) fueled by unhinged right wing politicians and media figures?

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How Did We Actually Get To Keith Ellison Being The DFL AAG Candidate

Matt wonders if we would have a close AG race if not for the DFL convention goers rebelling against Attorney General Lori Swanson and possibly forcing her out of the race.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 17, 2018

Matt takes the Star Tribune to task for collaborating with a far right “media” outlet on a fishing expedition against Keith Ellison that unsealed his divorce records and not only turned up no instances of abuse by Ellison, but embarrassed his ex wife. Also Jeff Stein talks national politics in the second half of the…

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Did The Star Tribune Go On A Fishing Expedition Agaist Keith Ellison

Matt takes the Star Tribune to task for collaborating with a far right “media” outlet on a fishing expedition against Keith Ellison that unsealed his divorce records and not only turned up no instances of abuse by Ellison, but embarrassed his ex wife.

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