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The Matt McNeil Show

The Matt McNeil Show – December 18, 2017

On today’s show: Even if your sports team (the Vikings) are winning it still doesn’t justify spending billions on stadiums. Then why elections have consequences and we get stuck with an awful tax bill that will raise our taxes eventually. And why won’t Hutchinson pass a resolution saying they’re a welcoming town?

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The Matt McNeil – December 1, 2017

Matt starts out the show talking about the dark and dreary Christmas decorations and empty crowd at the Christmas Tree Ceremony. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI. Flynn is the first person inside President Donald Trump’s administration to be reached by special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 30, 2017

Matt took his kids out for Christmas light viewing last night and was surprised to see more than a manger scene. Houses had full lights with Dragons and Narwhals! Tom McBroom has a major problem Diamond Reynolds, who watched in horror when her boyfriend Philando Castile was fatally shot in front of her by a…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 29, 2017

On today’s show: Whatever happened to a slow news day? Those never happen anymore with the insane commander in chief. Then Matt asks whether there is more to the story of Garrison Keillor getting fired. The second half of the show Jeff Stein is in to talk about Trump’s mental state and what happens if…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 28, 2017

Matt talks with Hunter about yesterday’s interview with travel expert Shayla Christine and how the two went to High School together. The difference between old fashion “Holidazzle” style Christmas lights and today’s Chinese made budget lights that break easily. Matt recaps Trumps blunders including calling Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” because of her heritage. Why did…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 15, 2017

Matt starts the show talking about how Minnesota did not win the 20223 bid to host the World’s Fair. Also a story about the so called “periwinkle perv.” Then on a more seriousness note Matt takes your calls about the sexual harassment problems taking place at the state capitol.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 8, 2017

In the first half of the show Matt talks about how the St. Paul Police Federation’s controversial anti-Melvin Carter letter ended up back firing and actually leading to Carter’s election as St. Paul mayor. He also talks about school referendum results and other local city results. In the second half of the show Matt and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 1, 2017

On today’s show: Actual cold weather in late October/early November. The GOP tax bill raise taxes on anyone making less than $300,000. The Star Tribune runs an article about a grand total of two people (out of more than 166,000) complaining about MNSure’s website. And who exactly crashed MNSure’s phone system last year and why…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 27, 2017

Matt talks about the first snow fall of the year. Halloween on the weekend before? Breaks down the St Paul Mayoral race. The St. Paul Police Federation accused Melvin Carter, who is black, of doing too little to secure two handguns that were stolen from his home in an August burglary. The Police Federation has endorsed…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 25, 2017

Snowmageddon is coming!!!! (ok not really but it’s being hyped that way). On a more serious note it’s the anniversary of Paul Wellstone’s death. Matt shares his memories about Sen. Wellstone and whether Democrats can find another Wellstone. Then the St. Paul Police Federation sends Melvin Carter what we calls a racist letter. Also Jeff…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 23, 2017

Donald Trump has golfed 75 times so far during his presidency. President Obama (according to a right wring website) golfed an average of 38 times a year. So where’s the conservative outrage at Trump? Then the dirty little secret about how undocumented farm workers have carried big ag and are now disappearing in the age…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 20, 2017

Matt talks about the id of the Trump supporter who only wants to hear about news stories that put a positive spin on Trump. Then how youth sports are seem to be only affordable for the upper class and upper middle class. Terry John Zila also is live in studio to talk about fall food.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 19, 2017

It’s Matt’s birthday! We talk about his birthday and how it has changed with the invention of the internet and social media as well as his son who celebrated his birthday the day before. The problems of snapchat. Cliff Schefter joins and talks all things Trump administration,

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 5, 2017

Matt starts the program off celebrating the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx and a discussion on women’s sports and the struggle in our society to gain popularity. Elizabeth Warren coming to Minnesota. Matt’s politics corner talking about Bob Ivers racist view about light rail coming to Hopkins. Gun control and the Republican response to Las Vegas…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 4, 2017

Matt begins today’s show by talking sports with last night’s Twins wild card loss and the lack of coverage given to the Lynx. Then a look at the background of the Las Vegas shooter as well as rebutting arguments gun nuts make, including a drinking and driving analogy. Also thoughts on the dispute between Minneapolis…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 29, 2017

Matt talks with Molly Beck of Wisconsin State Journal about Foxconn’s first United States plant and how Scott Walker and fellow Republican’s effort to tip the judicial scales in favor of wealthy special interests. How will Wisconsin be effected by the contract being signed tomorrow? Matt predicts the dangers of the deal and how it…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 28, 2017

Matt breaks down why getting rid of the estate tax is absurd and how silly it is for anyone not a multimillionaire. He explains Money Magazines findings that every child receives 5.4 million dollars before taxes kick in. Matt’s Math shows how silly this bill is. Also 35W road closures before the Twin Cities Marathon.

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 27, 2017

Matt gives some love to both the Lynx and Twins for their recent success. Do Democrats have a chance to beat Roy Moore (twice removed from the Alabama suprem court) in December’s senate election (and other GOP leaning races)? Then Matt talks about why the GOP tax plan is bad for the lower and middle…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 25, 2017

Matt gets 10 more minutes of his life back everyday with 169 finally reopening. Then it’s the big issues of the day: the impending failure of the Graham/Cassidy Obamacare repeal, crisis in Puerto Rico, and Trump attacking black athletes. Is Trump using the attacks as a distraction from the Russia investigations and the hurricane disasters…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 20, 2017

Besides our usual progressive talk, Matt briefly touches on the lack of success for Minnesota sports teams. Then some interesting expenses charged by the MN Republican legislature when they weren’t in session. #RandyinCoonRapids calls in with praise for Trump’s shameful UN speech. Jack Rice also joins to talk about that speech.

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