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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 11.05.2019

Today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Brett Johnson with Erik producing. Brett opens the show with an extended 2-part interview of Peter Callaghan of the MinnPost to discuss the currents state of various issues at the forefront of Minnesota state politics. Later, is it even worth having elections on off years? Is…

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The Matt McNeil Show – 11.05.2019

On this episode of the Matt McNeil Show, Matt begins with discussing Kurt Suzuki’s handsy visit with Donald Trump. Republicans display their textbook hypocrisy by celebrating Kurt “MAGA” Suzuki while simultaneously telling liberal athletes and celebrities to “shut up” and do their job. St. Paul sorts out their trash. Matt explains the importance of voting…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – November 4, 2019

Our highlighted idealist is Bayard Rustin, who began trying to change the world while in college and went on to be one of the most important civil rights organizers of the 20th century. The Big Interview is with me, moi, Ellie Krug; my producer Brett Johnson asks me about idealism and keeping hope in 2019…

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.31.2019

Interview with Cliff Schecter started the show. Discussed VIndman testimony yesterday. Matt talked about whether moderates have a place in the senate. Collin Peterson is MN Joe as in Manchin. Then Matt spoke with Alyssa Thiede about Hennepin History Museums new exhibit on women’s suffrage.

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.30.2019

On Today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show, Matt looks forward to Halloween. A reminder that posting on social media is not the same as engaging in politics. Employees at Water Gremlin are being blamed for poisoning their children with lead. During the second half of the show Jeff Stein joins.

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.29.2019

Matt opens today’s show reporting the on the great menace facing his decorative seasonal squash, raccoons. Worthington MN schools are now up to 50 students to a class, How can this be remedied and how can it be applied more broadly to the rest of Minnesota schools? Matt deals with ongoing “call-outs” over his military…

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Prof. David Flynn on State Owned Banks

After one of our recent 4 PM shows we had several callers suggest that Minnesota should have a public, state government owned bank. So Brett Johnson then spoke with University of North Dakota economics professor David Flynn about how North Dakota, despite being heavily Republican, has a state owned bank. They discuss the history of…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 28, 2019

Brett Johnson and Sam Turnberg on today’s 4 PM show. We discuss: 70% of #millennials say they’d be open to voting for a #socialist. More surprisingly (at least to Brett) is that nearly 50% of Gen Xers said they’re open to it. What do we make of this? Why is trash such a big election…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio 10/28/19

An Ellie’s Talking Head Show, we start out recognizing Brittany Spencer, a Fond du Lac, WI restaurant server who refused to wait on the table of two older customers who were making disparaging comments about a transgender customer in the restaurant—it was “morals vs. money.” We shift to the life and legacy of Elijah Cummings,…

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I’m Awake – October 26, 2019

In hour 1 Robert Pilot welcomes guests: State Rep. Kunesh-Podein’s updates Peggy Flanagan Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Jamie Becker Finn Tara Houska Rebecca Crooks-Stratton Secretary/Treasurer at Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Mark Charles Presidential Candidate Hour 2: Wendy Pilot discusses important information on our sacred animals and the passing of Emma Pilot Emma Needham’s Essay…

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.25.2019

On today’s show Matt revisits how the awful 1998 movie, Armageddon, was such a precursor to Trump getting elected. Then Matt poses the question of it our country can survive the Trump administration. Also is Trump trying to throw political enemies in jail? And Minneapolis police union head Bob Kroll is back in the news…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.25.2019

Brett speaks with Suzanne Gordon, journalist and author who writes about healthcare delivery and health care systems about how healthcare workers have been winning better pay and conditions through striking. Also Brett Buckner, one of the organizers for the basic income rally, speaks about universal basic income.

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.24.2019

On today’s episode of the Matt McNeil show, Matt compares the ongoing controversy surrounding the naming of the Washington Football team with a recent report of racist chants at a highschool girls soccer match, Trump may have hurt the Iron range more than previously predicted. Republicans want impeachment proceedings to be more transparent; Matt Gaetz…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.24.2019

Brett hosts the Minnesota Progressive Repartee today, with Erik producing. They discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the Washington football team and the protests in Minnesota surrounding it. Robert Pilot calls in with a surprise guest Peggy Flanagan (Lieutenant Gov. of MN). Late in the hour they take guest call and speak about minings affect on…

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.23.2019

On today’s episode, Matt begs Danielle Stella to get her affairs in order, Going to jail would only deprive us of the world’s most unintentionally entertaining person. MN Republicans appear to be hedging their bets and preparing for a blowout in the next election. In the second half of the show, Matt welcomes Jeff Stein.…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.23.2019

Today’s special episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is hosted by Robert Pilot. On it he discusses the many issues facing Hawaii with The Native Truth host, Anne Keala Kelly. Later in the Show Robert welcomes on Spike Moss to discuss how he is fighting racist branding in sports.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.22.2019

Brett hosts today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee with Erik producing. To open the show Brett comments on Trump’s choice to use the word “lynching” to describe his treatment during the impeachment proceedings. Kim Milliard is on to discuss her group Minneapolis for a Better Police Contract. The ACLU is suing the state of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.22.2019

On Today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show, Matt comments on how stories of canon wielding drug dealers seem relatively quaint in contrast to the recent headlines. Trump feels as though his impeachment proceedings are a “lynching”. How will the rest of Republicans react? Matt provides a list of Republican MN-House seats Democrats NEED to…

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Mission Accomplishers – 10.19.2019

Trump asks what we’ve all been wondering and shares his thoughts on Michael Hawes (never considered smart). Erik is being gaslit by… someone. Despite the endless gaffes Biden maintain his lead because he is so friggin hot, absolute smokeshow, Michele Bachmann is as honest as she is frightening.

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I’m Awake – 10.19.2019

David Glass with The National Coalition Against Racism in Sport and Media. State Rep. Kunesh-Podein’s updates Winona LaDuke Honor the Earth Emma Needham’s Essay hour 2: Wendy Pilot discusses important information on our sacred animals Peggy Flanagan Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Minnesota GovernorTim Walz Speaking at Indigenous Day Nancy Beaulieu MN350 Curtis West

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.18.2019

On today’s episode of The Matt McNeil Show, Matt describes a delightful trip out to Taylor’s Falls in celebration of his birthday, and the plethora of aches and pains he brought back. He advocates for listeners to get out and door knock in the upcoming year; not just within their own communities but in potential…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.17.2019

On today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee Brett hosts with Erik and Kate on production. To open the show Brett discusses his various traffic pet peeves and finds common ground with Eric on peoples’ refusal to zipper merge. Amy Klobuchar finds fundraising success in telling people what they can’t have.

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.17.2019

To start Matt’s show for this episode Matt welcomed guest Cliff Schecter to discuss Trump and his ongoing communication (or lack thereof) with Turkey’s Erdogan. Later Matt rants about traffic and how trying to be neighborly often hurts more than it helps in transportation. Is open Enrollment doing more harm than good?

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10.16.2019

Matt McNeil summarizes last nights debate and speculates that Bernie’s recent heart attack will hurt his chance of being elected. In the second half of the show Jeff Stein calls in to further discuss Bernie’s health and look back on how health concerns impacted other presidents’ performance in office.

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – 10.16.2019

On this episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee Robert Pilot hosts with guest, Hennepin County Sheriff, David Hutchinson for the whole show. “Hutch” takes calls for the show and answers community questions about policing in Hennepin County.

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The Matt McNeil Show – 10/15/2019

On today’s episode Matt discusses Trump’s pattern of not paying in full for services he uses; states and cities should band together for a class action lawsuit to seek the proper compensation. The disparity of of education quality in Minnesota is incredibly high, is classism against the poor and working class the culprit? ALarming statistics…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 14, 2019

We start out featuring Fannie Lou Hamer, a Mississippi civil rights activist who suffered a horrific beating as she worked to register African Americans to vote in the early 1960’s. The Big Interview is with Benjamin Saulsberry of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, who shares about how the death of Emmett Till has been called…

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I’m Awake – October 12 2019

Robert Pilot welcomes guests: Mary Kunesh-Podein’s updates Henry Boucha Hockey great..speaking on the Oct 24th March, Not your Mascot Nancy Beaulieu N350 updates Emma Needham’s Essay hour 2: Wendy Pilot discusses important information on our sacred animals Joe Vital Native Peoples Caucus of the DFL Chairman

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 10, 2019

On today’s episode of the Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Brett Johnson hosts with Erik and Kate. Brett opens the show with an interview from Minneapolis city council member Steve Fletcher live from the Trump protests. LAter in the show callers discuss everything from the costs of the protests to how Trump will stir up hate by…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 10, 2019

On today’s episode Matt begins with an interview with Jack Rice. Matt and Jack discuss the Kurds in Syria and Turkey and Trump’s complicity in their slaughter by Erdogan. Later in the show Matt discusses the Trump rally taking place in Minneapolis and encourages listeners to record the behavior of Trumpites trying to stir up…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 9, 2019

Matt opens today’s predicting an upcoming swell of “white” in Minneapolis. We’ll see how consistent Republicans are on their ideas about public demonstrations while Trump is in town. Matt directly addresses an Elk River man alleged to have planted spy cameras in MoA changing rooms. And Jeff Stein returns in the second half of the…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 9, 2019

Today’s episode of Minnesota Progressive Repartee is a special episode hosted by Robert Pilot of I’m Awake! With call ins and guests Henry Boucha, Jamie Edwards! Discussing everything from Trump’s arrival in Minnesota to Native American issues in sports.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 8, 2019

Matt begins today’s show with a short summary of the newly defeated Twins’ most recent series versus the New York Yankees. ruminating on where the Twins went wrong and what they’ll need moving forward. Next in the show Jacob Frey is making Trump pay for his political rally and republicans throw a fit. How is…

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Minnesota Progressive Repartee – October 8, 2019

Brett Johnson Hosts today’s Minnesota Progressive Repartee. Beginning with a discussion about Bob Kroll and his standing a head of the local police Union. Brett questions why police would want someone so politically opinionated as Kroll to lead their union. Late in the show Brett interviews John Nichols of The Nation in part 2.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 7, 2019

Matt talked about Sonny Purdue’s visit to Wisconsin. Matt appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trumps strategy on agriculture and trade. Matt ranted a bit about the ethanol waivers. Matt revisited his feud with Jeremy Munson.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – October 7, 2019

An Ellie’s Talking Head Show; we start with Aimee Stephens, who was fired by her Michigan funeral home employer because she’s transgender and whose case will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8. In Block B, I talk (emotionally, I’m sorry) about Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first Sikh hired as a Harris County…

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