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Strong Support for Recreational Marijuana in State Fair Surveys

By Brett Johnson On Thursday’s edition of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee Brett Johnson welcomed Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson back to the AM950 airwaves. And going back to a tradition we started last year, we discussed and analyzed the state fair House of Representatives and Senate opinion polls. In case you’re not familiar: Each year…

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I’m Awake – September 21, 2019

On Saturdays Show Robert Pilot welcomes guests State House Rep Mary Kunesh-Podein’s updates Winona LaDuke S.A. Lawrence-Welch speaking about Presidential candidate Mark Charles visit to the Twin cites MN Emma Needham special Essay Hour 2 Wendy Pilot speaks on behalf of our sacred animals and interviews Matt and Mysti from Fur Free Minneapolis and Roy…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 20, 2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show, Matt questions how many individuals living in upscale neighborhoods are truly living within their means. What could happen when someone comes to collect their debts? Crime has been an issue on Hennepin Ave in downtown Minneapolis recently but also for the past decade. Republicans try to repair…

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Molly Beck (Matt McNeil Show 9/19/19)

Matt starts today’s show speaking with Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Wisconsin politics including Sean Duffy and Jim Sensenbrenner not running for reelection and the latest on the Foxxcon boondoggle.

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 17, 2019

Matt starts today’s show by talking to Jack Rice about the international impacts of the bombings of Saudi oil fields over the weekend and the Israeli elections. Also there was an e Coli outbreak at the state fair. Why Democrats can’t go “halfway” on impeachment. And Trump wants to stop some foreign absentee ballots.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 16, 2019

It’s another hodgepodge show; we start off featuring Dorothea Lange, a 20th century photographer who used her camera as a tool for social change. The Big Interview is with Dan O’Neil, the executive director of PeaceMaker Minnesota, which is working to eliminate bullying and violence in schools. In my C-Block, I talk about upcoming talks…

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I’m Awake – September 14, 2019

On Saturdays Show Robert Pilot welcomes guests State House  Mary Kunesh-Podein Update from MN350’s Nancy Beaulieu Emma Needham special Essay Hour 2 Wendy Pilot speaks on behalf of our sacred animals Andy Pearson of MN350 on Line 3 and the Gitche Gumee march Uncle Curtis with some updates

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 13, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are on today’s show. We talk about last night’s debate. Brett was very unhappy with a position taken by both Bernie and Biden. It’s something that would completely derail their presidency if either are elected. Hear what it was coming up! Also tuition at the U has gone from $300…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 11, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson host this Minnesota Progressive Repartee for your Miercoles con los Muchachos. Hunter explains what has been happening with his life with the past couple weeks of absence and plans going forward. The world changed on September 11, 2001 and the pair discuss the prospect of ever returning to a time…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 11, 2019

On Today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show Matt discusses his thoughts on Republicans using 9/11 to try to shoehorn political points into conversations that should remain apolitical and he goes into what caused this political divide in 1994. Drama in the White House continues over supposed firing threats surrounding weather forecasts. Republicans are up…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 9, 2019

Today on the Matt McNeil show, Matt talks about scared Republicans running away from primaries vs Trump. He also addresses yet another tragic police killing of a minority in the Twin cities. And he finishes up by reminding us all how the Trump administration continues to shun the local agriculture industry.

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David Schultz (MN Progressive Repartee 9/4/19)

Brett Johnson was recently joined by Hamline University political science professor David Schultz. They discussed parallels on how the DFL is trying to drive young voter turnout in 2020 with legalizing recreational marijuana to what the DFL did in 2012 getting young voters to the polls to vote against the anti-marriage amendment. They also talked…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – September 9, 2019

We cover enslaved people, historical and modern day. I feature Cudjoe Lewis, the second-to-last formerly enslaved African to die in the U.S. (in 1935); he had been abducted from his West African village and smuggled into Alabama in 1860. The Big Interview is with Marshall Tanick re: how enslaved people were brought to Minnesota with…

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I’m Awake – August 7, 2019

Native Roots Radio September 7th 2019 Robert Pilot welcomes guests: Keala Kelly speaks on her Podcast Native Truth Kiaʻi/Defenders of Mauna Kea Ajuawak Kapashesit stars in the movie Indian Horse Update from MN350’s Nancy Beaulieu Emma Needham special Essay “ There were no Dogs” Hour 2 Wendy Pilot speaks on behalf of our sacred animals…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 6, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes on the Repartee. Coming up: Lots of Amazon related news stories, including how the company is able to avoid legal responsibility when it’s drivers crash and sometimes even kill people. We have a 3rd reported death from vaping. Fair or not, could this hurt the push to legalize recreational marijuana?…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 6, 2019

Vaping has been causing a surge of hospitalizations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other state officials also updated reporters Friday on investigations into cases of pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes. So far, the CDC said 450 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses in 33 states and…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – September 5, 2019

Ya Boy Hunter Hawes is back in the booth! As well as Brett and Erik. Minnesotans do a surprisingly good job of being on the right side of issues…at least according to the state fair opinion polls We continue yesterday’s discussion about the DFL’s strategy of hinging electoral success of recreation marijuana legalization. Could the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 5, 2019

On Today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show, Matt speaks with Kirk Duckwall (House Geeks Real Estate Show, AM 950 @ 12pm Sunday)to discuss Matt’s fears regarding a possible upcoming housing crisis. Is Trump’s infamous Sharpie’d hurricane map indicative of a larger problem? 8 year old is strip searched by school officials. High school coaches…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 4, 2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show, Matt explores the misdirection of farm relief for Trump’s tariff fiasco towards those least in need. The Charlemagne Institute has an interesting code word for Hitler(“our friend”) to use when discussing their ever so precious JUDEO-Christian values. Jeff Stein joins the show during the second hour to…

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The Matt McNeil Show – September 3, 2019

Matt talks about how few people were at the MNGOP state fair booth as compared to the DFL booth and the shooting at the fair last night. Also how the movie Hell or High Water is a microcosm of how people voted for Trump and how the good guy with a gun argument is so…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 29, 2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted Brett Johnson and Erik. They work their way through the Minnesota House of Representatives poll being provided to State Fair goers and give their thoughts and positions on the issues of background checks to gas taxes to cursive. Keith Ellison speaks on the controversy surrounding Ilhan…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 29, 2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show Matt speaks on the hypocrisy exhibited by the republicans of Alabama. Goes to war with the corndog preferers and explains the bucket of pronto pups in all their glory. Later he takes a peek at an inebriated instance taking place in the St. Paul Best Western’s hotel…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 28, 2019

On today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show Matt discusses the Republicans’ reaction to Obama’s tan suit versus their reaction to litany of controversies Trump experiences on a regular basis. Trump “jokes” about pardoning anjy of his aides for things that result in getting the border closer to being constructed. Would the media ignore a…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 27, 2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show, Matt discusses the neighbor from hell, police apprehending a man suspected of intentionally littering the street with screws and nails and Dave Osmek’s recent words about “chopping up” his political rivals.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 27, 2019

This Minnesota Progressive Repartee is host by Brett Johnson with Erik producing. They discuss what Ozmek’s strategy or lack thereof was for drunkenly expressing how his political opponent would be defeated with exceedingly violent metaphors. Minnesota eyes a way to protect contracted workers from being victims of wage theft by their “employers”.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 26, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Don’t convince your Republican friends to vote Dem (they won’t). Tell them to vote for Joe Walsh (Trump’s new primary challenger) Rumors of Ilhan Omar facing a significant DFL primary challenger. Also another well-known name might run in CD8. How 3rd party candidates in…

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Matt McNeil – Curt Brown Interview

Matt speaks with Curt Brown, author of Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State. In 1918, Minnesota and its residents were confronted with a series of devastating events that put communities to the test, forcing them to persevere through untold hardship. First, as the nation immersed itself in the global conflict later…

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Matt McNeil – Doug Hoverson Interview

Matt speaks with Doug Hoverson, author of The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State. Few places on Earth are as identified with beer as Wisconsin, with good reason. Since its first commercial brewery was established in 1835, the state has seen more than 800 open and more than 650…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 26, 2019

This week’s theme is idealists in or about education. Our featured idealist is Erin Gruwell, who is the heroine of the movie, The Freedom Writers. The Big Interview is with Michael Ciresi, a prominent Minnesota attorney whose foundation, the Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children, is working to highlight the horrific educational achievement disparities between white-color…

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I’m Awake – August 24, 2019

Join Robert Pilot with guest Bob Blake 2019 Frank La Mere Presidential Native Forum Robins Kaplan Tim Purdon Ruth Buffalo North Dakota House of Representative Amy Klobuchar Minnesota Senator and Presidential candidate Jamie Edwards Special Advisor to Government Affair Chairman Harold Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Roy Taylor 2nd Hour Live at the Minnesota State…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 23, 2019

Ellie Krug fills in for both Matt McNeil and the Minnesota Progressive Repartee.She talks about how most humans at their core are good people despite so often seeing in the media people hating each other and being divided.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 23, 2019

Ellie Krug fills in for both Matt McNeil and the Minnesota Progressive Repartee. We talk about Trump’s comments saying that Jewish people aren’t loyal to Israel if they vote for Democrats. Also Dr. Thomas Adams of Better Futures Minnesota chats with Ellie about Elizabeth Warren’s visit to Better Futures Minnesota on Tuesday.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 22, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson. We talk about Trump’s polling numbers and the impact of an economic downturn on his electability. Take a call from Randy who explains that Trump’s polling numbers are not to be trusted as they have been inaccurate in the past. and we announce…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 22, 2019

Gregory Rich of AM950’s Drink In the Style guest hosts this episode of the Matt McNeil show. Starting off with a discussion on the Minnesota State Fair and why it just doesn’t appeal to him. Sonny Purdue is held accountable for an oddly contemptuous joke at the expense of farmers. Jason Lewis is running for…

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The Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 21, 2019

On today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee, Robert Pilot (I’m Awake Saturdays 1PM – 3PM on AM950) guest hosts alongside guest/co-host/friend-of-the-show Bob Blake “From Red Lake” and they finish giving their rundown on the performances of the presidential candidates at the recent Native American forum in Sioux City Iowa. Later in the show Sheriff Dave Hutchinson calls…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 21, 2019

On today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show, Robert Pilot (I’m Awake Saturdays 1PM – 3PM on AM950) guest hosts alongside guest/co-host/friend-of-the-show Bob Blake “From Red Lake.” They open the show with guest Tim Purdon of Robins- Kaplan, to discuss to most recent events from the Sioux City Native American forum. Robert and Bob give…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 20, 2019

Ellie Krug is guest hosting for Matt on this episode of the Matt McNeil Show. She explores how racism impacts the lives of everyone from “white colored people” to people of color. How does white fragility influence white people’s abilities to have a dialog surrounding race.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 20, 2019

Today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee is packed to the brim with SOLUTIONS!!! Gregory Rich from Drink in the Style joins Brett and Erik. Together we explore how to solve the healthcare system, high frequency trading and how to discuss racism. We end the show with a caller who manages to solve it all…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 19, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg host today’s Repartee. We talk about: Turning out your base vs. appealing to moderates. Which works better? And is it even a relevant question? Bad polling numbers on the economy for Trump

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 19, 2019

Our idealist is Judge Damon Keith, the grandson of slaves, who was appointed to the federal bench in 1967 and ten years later elevated to the Court of Appeals. Judge Keith wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power and told both Richard Nixon and George Bush II that they had violated the Constitution. The Big…

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