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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 17, 2019

On this MPR, Hunter and Erik arrive for Miercoles con los Muchachos. The discuss Trump’s racist tweets and take calls about the topic from listeners. Mike McIntee pocket dials in for an unannounced visit. Hunter details the progression of the Opiate Bill. And Epstein highlights the difference in prosecution faced by white vs. blue collar…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 17, 2019

The Jetski daredevil makes his way across Lake Superior, Matt delights in the Schadenfreude. We check in on new developments with the Polymet mines. Jeff Stein calls in to talk about Trump’s tweets, are they racist?

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 16, 2019

We start today’s show on a lighter note with Hunter talking about bachelor fans being mad at KSTP for interrupting the Bachelor during severe weather. Then a conversation about how to call racism when you see/hear/experience it. And we take LOTS of your calls on the topic.

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 16, 2019

We start today’s show reminiscing about mediocre (at best) restaurants in the wake of Perkins closing their last Minneapolis city restaurant. Then why can’t the media admit Trump’s recent Tweet storm was racist without putting on caveats? Also how we’re in trouble if non-voters don’t wake up and realize Trump needs to go. And what…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 15, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg are on today’s Repartee. Coming up: Are the left and the right really that far apart on immigration? Some scary stats on how bad rural farmers in MN and Wi are hurting Other local news including Klobuchar’s campaign struggles, MN pharmacies closing, Gazelka lying about the insulin bill

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Scotty Herold Of Rock The Cause

Our historical idealist is Vera Connolly, a cutting edge investigative journalist of the 1920-50’s who wrote about Native children, immigrants and girls working in sweatshops. The Big Interview is with Scott Herold, who works to empower youth and humans through music and video. My C-Block covers something I witnessed at this year’s Pride event at…

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I’m Awake – July 13, 2019

Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL) District: 41B. Assistant Majority Leader Patricia Torres Wright Jamie Edwards along with Jamie Becker Finn Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan Hour 2 Maggie Lorenz Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred animals and Curtis West speaking on Native events..

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The Many Faces of Pain – July 13, 2019

Not all pain is created equal. There are as many types of pain as there are people. We may experience physical pain, mental, emotional or spiritual pain. We discuss acute and chronic pain, and what we can do to be proactive as well as the things we can do to help ourselves heal. Pain levels…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 12, 2019

Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes host today’s Repartee. We talk about: The Koch brothers are planning on backing a number of Democrats. Which 2020 MN races could see the Kochs back a DFL candidate? Apparently with nothing better to do, Trump triggers his followers to harass St. Louis Park city employees over the pledge of allegiance.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 12, 2019

Zebra mussels discovered in more northern Minnesota lakes is this what we should focus our resources on? Should we feel bad for lake shore home owners? Are corporations responsible? Matt’s personal evolution through life. How did he arrive at his liberal worldview.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 11, 2019

Traffic talk. Why do we get traffic jams? What can be done about them? A look at 494 and its constant backup problem. Women’s sports and why they should be treated equal and substidised like Men’s. case study on the WWE Women’s division and how well it has eolved and become as popular as the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 11, 2019

Matt talks the morality of insulin. The corporate welfare we give to high profile celebrities and businesses in Minnesota. The Republicans brainwashing the people and keeping the ruling class in power. The age of greed doesn’t only influence the Republican party as well.

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 10, 2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show Matt details his theory on the source of E. Coli currently festering within the waters of Lake Minnetonka. The USA Women’s’ Soccer Team’s pay disparity with their male counterpart. The Republican’s intentional destruction of the Emergency Insulin Act claims it’s first victim. Matt sifts through Epstein’s connections…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 10, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson. Hunter describes the machinations and plottings of the ghoulish founder of Home Depot. Are there any alternatives? A Minneapolis police officer is helping the homeless community cope with the recent heatwave. The UK ambassador to the US is pressured to resign. Epstein’s connections…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 9, 2019

Hunter hosts today’s Repartee and talks about the passing of Ross Perot and the significance of the his candidacies. What did Perot actually stand for, what would have the country looked like if he had won, and would he have been another Trump like candidate/president?

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 9, 2019

Matt starts the show speaking with diabetes advocate Quinn Nystrom about her trip to Canada getting less expensive medication as well as the push for affordable insulin in Minnesota. Also a mess on Lake Minnetonka (specifically big island) with shenanigans in the water among other problems.

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What “Supporting the Troops” Should Mean

By Matt McNeil, July 1st, 2019. Summary: Showing support for the Armed Forces means NOT throwing them unnecessarily into harm’s way. With the usual crazy level of political news from Washington, you probably missed a lesser story with a major impact.  Republicans in the Senate refused to allow a bill calling for Trump to get authority…

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Jack Rice (MN Progressive Repartee 7/5/19)

Brett Johnson speaks with lawyer and former CIA officer Jack Rice about Iran. They discuss how the Trump administration has escalated tensions between the US and Iran and what an all-out war between the two countries would look like.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 8, 2019

Brett hosts the Repartee and talks about Jason Lewis getting more and more encouragement from conservatives to challenge Tina Smith. Then we speak with Sam Berger, Vice President of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress about the census citizenship question and gerrymandering. And we playback part of Ellie Krug’s interview with…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 8, 2019

We start today’s show going through Matt’s list of recommended shows to stream. Then ANOTHER crazy story out of Wisconsin…this time about a naked guy running around who was on several drugs. On the politics side of things Matt wonders what’s going on with Nancy Pelosi and her not holding Republicans like Trump not accountable.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 3, 2019

Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson bust it down on this Miercoles con los Muchachos. Of all the candidates for Democratic primary who’d you trust to put on the best 4th of July fireworks display? The worst? Are Municipal liquor stores evidence of the government’s ability to be efficient. Could they be a model by which…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 3, 2019

On Today’s Matt McNeil Show, Matt discusses The faux-controversy by conservatives outraged by Colin Kaepernick. Does he have a right to criticise American symbolism from the age of slavery? Jeff Stein joins Matt during the second half to discuss Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s recent visit to the concentration camps, to see first hand the reprehensible conditions.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 2, 2019

On today’s show: how do you interact with panhandlers and a new type of panhandler we’ve been seeing that’s asking for bus ticket money. Also Wisconsin finally arrested the serial toilet clogger. Also the moderate side of the Democratic Party is not for rocking the boat. And AOC visits the border and comes back with…

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The Matt McNeil Show – July 1, 2019

Today on the Matt McNeil Show, Matt describes the care that Veterans should be receiving. Democrats refuse to pursue impeachment for Trump, or even holding the guilty Republicans accountable. Are the leaders of the Democratic establishment compromised by rich financiers? More disingenuous complaints about the language used to describe the “facilities” migrants are being kept…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – July 1, 2019

Brett Johnson and Erik Nelson host today’s Repartee. On the show: Republican sabotage!!! From the goofy and harmless of conservatives donating to Marianne Williamson, to the more sinister of Koch brother backed Democrats. Remember in 2011 when state Senators in Wisconsin fled the state to try stopping Scott Walker’s anti-union bill? Well Oregon Republicans just…

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Socially Accepted Intuition – June 30, 2019

Meet Rebecka Lassen, holistic healer, professional speaker, Natural Awakenings contributor and author of the newly released book, Socially Accepted Intuition. Join us as Rebecka shares her story of learning to trust her intuition and how she is now helping others to make better decisions by doing so as well. For more information or to purchase…

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I’m Awake – June 29, 2019

Robert Pilots Guest: Winona LaDuke Mary Kunesh-Podein Jamie Edwards Roy Taylor Hour 2 Lori Jump is Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwe StrongHearts Native Helpline Assistant Dir. Interviewing some native youth Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred animals and Curtis West speaking on Native events..

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 28, 2019

Matt gives thoughts on the debates and who shined and who struggled to breakthrough. Are Warren, Harris, and Biden now the frontrunners? And does Bernie have the same magic he had in 2015-16. Also state Senator Dan Hall is not a fan of LGBTQ rights. But he seems to be ok with Trump policies.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 27, 2019

Doug, Hunter, and Brett are all on today’s Repartee as we recap last night’s day 1 debate. Also Hunter’s mom calls in to talk about how she viewed the debate being a Democratic voter who hadn’t followed any of the candidates previously.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 27, 2019

Matt reacts to some of the SCOTUS rulings including gerrymandering and the citizenship census question. We need to vote in 2020 since it’s a census year!!! Then Philip Bither of the Walker Art Center talks about Rock the Garden and some of the other upcoming events at the Walker.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 26, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Hunter Hawes and Erik Nelson. The muchachos begin the show by asking listeners what AM950 has meant to them and detail some of its history. Then the show shifts to discussion previewing the upcoming behemoth of a debate for the Democratic primaries. Hunter highlights some of the lesser…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 26, 2019

MATT’S BACK BABY! Matt dives into his time up north and the realities now facing those communities now that the Polymet mines are beginning to look like a sure thing. How both Democrats and Republicans fall for the old trick of promising incredible jobs for everyone but are often left with nothing but pollution to…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – June 24, 2019

Trump Impeachment talk causes a lot of action from callers. Brett has a theory on how Bernie could still “win” without actually being the nominee We need a name for the MNGOP’s trifecta of possible candidates: Jason Lewis,Doug Wardlow, and Mike Lindell And more!

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 24, 2019

We go DEEP to the bench. Brett Johnson and Hunter Hawes are the subs for the subs as they take both live hours today from 3-5. The good news? We have Thom Hartmann on for segment 1!!! We talk about his new book, “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment,” and his event…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 24, 2019

It’s a hodgepodge show. I first speak about being on a panel of lawyers to discuss diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and how it’s important for straight, white-color cisgender men to step up and be allies to persons from marginalized communities. The Big Interview is with Michelle Seets of Minnetonka High School re:…

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Media Safari: Politics and the Current State of Terrestrial Radio – Podcasts – YouTube

Media Safari: Politics and the Current State of Terrestrial Radio – Podcasts – YouTube Why does the radio suck? Because of the telecommunications acts of 1996 which let Clear Channel buy virtually all the radio stations across the country. Now the FCC is considering loosening the rules even further allowing even more media consolidation. Podcasts…

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Speaking Kindness into the World – June 23, 2019

Meet Joshua Neumann of Kind Lips, a company on a mission to remind us to speak kindness into the world. Josh explains how he took a simple idea of creating the best lip balm on the market and turned it into a movement to be kind-hearted and do good in the world. He donates 20%…

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I’m Awake – June 22, 2019

Robert Pilots Guest: Mary Kunesh-Podein (Standing Rock) Nancy Marie Beaulieu (Leech Lake) John Greendeer (Ho Chunk) Peggy Flanagan (White Earth) Hour 2 Angelica Allery Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred animals and Curtis West speaking on Native events

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The Matt McNeil Show (Hosted by Ellie Krug) – June 21, 2019

Ellie Krug fills in for Matt. This weekend is Pride weekend in the Twin Cities and Ellies speaks about the spirit of pride and issues facing the LGBTQIA community. Ellie prompyts the audience to share if they once held prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender that they have evolved on.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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USS John S McCain Commands Respect Everywhere But White House

By Matt McNeil, June 3rd, 2019. I still remember the day.  September 11th, 2004, the day after my oldest daughter was born.  I was returning back to Fairview Southdale Hospitals’ maternity ward after I did a quick check on things away from the hospital.  I was all smiles and excitement about my new child as I parked…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – June 17, 2019

Our theme is “speaking up for the outcasts” and we start with a Pride Month remembrance of Sylvia Rivera, a transgender activist who fought for societal acceptance of gender variant people; she also had to fight for acceptance by the gay and lesbian community. The Big Interview is with Dr. Thomas Adams of Better Futures…

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Creating a Buzz Frenzy – June 16, 2019

Meet Dan Stocke, CEO and founder of Buzz Frenzy, a social media marketing company out of Duluth with an innovative product to help small business owners more easily navigate the confusing world of Facebook Ad Manager. Dan helps us to understand Facebook advertising policies and how Buzz Frenzy can turn your posts into highly effective…

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I’m Awake – June 15, 2019

Native Roots Radio for June 15, 2019 Robert Pilots Guest: Thomas Builds A Fire (Fathers) Mary Kunesh-Podein (Standing Rock) Kate Bene (Bde Maka Ska) Robert Lilligren (Northern Sparks) Deanna Standing Cloud (New Native Theater Northern Spark) Bob Blake from Red Lake (St Paul City Council Ward 5) Along with Wendy Pilot speaking on our sacred…

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Anxiety, Depression & SAD – June 15, 2019

Anxiety and depression seem to be more prevalent than ever. Stress in our daily lives increases the pressure on us and the way we feel about things. Know you are not alone. See if what you may be feeling matches us with the description and symptoms we will share.

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