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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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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 16, 2019

Robert Pilot and Curtis West fill in and host today’s Repartee and talk about what is a pow wow and what is the proper etiquette. Also a preview of next week when Robert broadcasts live from a native American themed Presidential forum. Then what steps we can take to protect our native lands.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 14, 2019

Brett speaks with 3 guests on today’s show: right wing counter-terrorism expert Simon Clark, founder of the Minnesota Housing Partnership Chip Hallbach about the lack of affordable housing in Minnesota, and former chief of staff for the secretary of interior Matt Lee Ashley  about sustaining public parks.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 15, 2019

The Solutions Episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee! Brett shares his ideas on how to combat gerrymandering by changing the rules for the House of Representatives. They take calls from listeners who share their various ideas on how to fix issues in our voting systems.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 15, 2019

Matt starts his show with Cliff Schecter to discuss Trump’s recent comments toward Netenyahu to bar Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from Israel. Are the Republicans being dishonest about who is actually expressing anti semitism. Later in the show Quinn Nystrom joins to discuss the Emergency Insulin Act and her group trips to Canada for affordable…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 14, 2019

On Today’s episode of the Matt McNeil Show Matt looks at the current state of the US stock Market. Are some of the media analysts being overly hopeful or are they just disingenuous. Jeff Stein Joins in the second half to discuss everything from the Iowa state fair to Trump’s comments on the Epstein “suicide”…

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 13, 2019

Matt Mcneil describes Klobuchar’s shameful take equivocating Iowa’s state fair with the glorious and grand Minnesota get-together. later in the show he is joined by Rifftrax and MST3K’s very own Bill Corbett to detail his Twitter battles with petulant Kid Rock fans. They also discuss the Epstein “suicide” and share their thoughts on the matter.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – August 13, 2019

Today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Robert Pilot w/ guest MN state rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein take calls and answer questions ranging from reparations for the Native community to the foster care system to the Polymet mines.

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The Matt McNeil Show – August 12, 2019

Today Matt talks about his Twitter battle with Larry the Cableguy, the Trump administration weakening the Endangered Species Act, and how Republicans may end up losing typically red electoral votes in the 2020 election.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – August 12, 2019

I’m back from my writing sabbatical with a great show! I highlight Ed Dwight, who should have been the first black-color astronaut but for discrimination in the 1960’s. The Big Interview is with Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The HistoryMakers (https://www.thehistorymakers.org/ ), which has recorded 3000+ interviews of black-color humans trying to survive…

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I’m Awake – August 10, 2019

Native Roots Radio August 10rd 2019 Native Roots Radio I’m Awake 1pm-3pm AM950 (streaming too) On Saturdays Show Robert Pilot welcomes guests: Minnesota State Representative/SD41B Mary Kunesh-Podein Keala Kelly speaks on Kiaʻi/Defenders of Mauna Kea Victoria Marie Indigenous Lotus Yoga Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan @ Four Sisters Farmer’s Market Manager Melissa Marcelle Hour 2 Bob…

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