The Matt McNeil Show – February 7, 2023

1980s video where people protest the criminalization of drunk driving; Republican legislator says life-saving medications are no more or less valuable than cement; Republican extremism; Matt recounts the high school concert band being upstaged at the high school concert; Patrick Coolican joins Brett for their Tuesday chat; North Dakota unhappy with Minnesota’s 2040 plan.

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Episode 21 with J.P Der Boghossian

Host Philip Anthony is joined by LGBTQ+ advocate, the founder and curator of the Queer Armenian Library, and the host of the podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life, J.P. Der Boghossian.  For more about J.P. Der Boghossian you can go to queerarmenianlibrary.com, thisqueerbook.com and follow him on Twitter @jpderboghossian

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – February 6, 2023

Robert Pilot hosts today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news today. Then Robert is joined by Wendy Pilot to talk about Wolf Day at the MN State Capitol tomorrow & Dr. Stately of NACC brings health and wellness updates! Plus, News & Events with Ogimaa.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 6, 2023

– An unusual weekend of little to no major sports – Climbing mountains is not easy! – Bucket list places to travel – Using a chicken as a weapon – Food fights! – Dr. Joe Eastman joins for a COVID update – The dangers of drinking – Changes coming to the MN state flag? –…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – February 3, 2023

Robert Pilot hosts today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news today. Then Robert Pilot has info on the Mooningwanakaaning Minis Inter-Tribal Snow Snake Festival set for Feb. 11th, 2023, in La Pointe, Madeline Island, WI, with Paul DeMain, an organizer for the event. Mary Kunesh laos drops in with a quick legislative update…

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 3, 2023

– Are professional sports fixed? – Dealing with social media trolls – A new segment titled “hey neighbor, what the hell?” – Audio of Wisconsin Republicans admitting their stop the steal claims were false – South Dakota Republicans are NUTS!!! – Caller report on the Sanford/Fairview merger protest at the U of M – Don’t…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – February 2, 2023

Robert Pilot welcomes Brenna Depies, MPH, of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, who is the Keep The Fire Alive Program Coordinator and the Healing Circle & Internship Program Coordinator. Brenna talks about the recently completed internship program & ways the IPTF works to improve the community in MN.

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – February 1, 2023

Robert Pilot hosts today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news today. Then we welcome back Rachel Thunder with AIM for updates on the Free Leonard Peltier Movement. Later Rita Walaszek Arndt joins with program and fellowship opportunities at the Minnesota Historical Society’s Native American Initiatives Program.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 1, 2023

– MN Republicans up in arms over the Crown Act – The price of eggs and what’s actually causing the price increase – It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about the GOP trying to remove Ilhan Omar from committee assignments, Republicans running budget deficits, Nikki Haley announcing a presidential run…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 31, 2023

Robert Pilot hosts today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news today.Then we’re joined by Playwright and tribal leader Claude Jackson Jr. from the Gila River Indian Community.  He talks about the world premier of his new play “Cashed Out” at the San Francisco Playhouse theatre! PLUS – Nancy Beaulieu, Northern Organizer at MN…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 31, 2023

Former Sen. Dave Durenberger dies at 88: Gov. Walz signs the PRO Act protecting abortion rights in Minnesota; Democrats needing to get down and start fighting; Prof. David Schultz joins Matt to discuss Durenberger’s passing and legacy; Patrick Coolican joins Brett; North Dakota threatens lawsuit over Minnesota clean energy bills; affordable housing.

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David Schultz with Matt – January 31, 2023

David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. David is also a professor in the Hamline and University of Minnesota Schools of Law where he teaches election law. David is the author of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 30, 2023

Recapping the weekend; why aren’t Democrats on the offensive?; pickup trucks top sales charts in the Twin Cities for 2022; the Arrowhead Ultramarathon kicks off; today’s news roundup; Greg Bakun joins the show to talk Doctor Who along with his upcoming event this week in Anoka.

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Latest Fraud Watch Update

New Beginnings welcomes Jay Haapala, Associate Director for Community Engagement, AARP MN. He shares information regarding the latest scams being reported by the organization’s Fraud Watch Network. Did you know that Freddie Bell has a new book? Words to the Wise is available at https://www.amazon.com/Words-Wise-Guide-Daily-Living/dp/B09LGRV334

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Plumbing Dos ands Don’ts

On this week’s show Kirk Duckwall, Ben Greilanger and Ed Brazman discuss plumbing do’s and don’ts. Ed Brazman is the owner of Lake State Plumbing here in the Twin Cities and shares how plumbing is more than just fixing a leaky faucet. His main advice for buying a home, turn everything on and run it…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – January 27, 2023

To commemorate World Holocaust Remembrance Day, we begin with a story about CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments), a nonprofit in Terre Haute IN and the stories of three Holocaust survivors who lived in Terre Haute. It’s quite a collective story about survival and idealism, with the survivors believing that if their personal…

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Living Healthy and Aging Well – January 28, 2023

Amanda Bigus is a Community Outreach Specialist at Trellis, a nonprofit that has been serving older adults and those who care for them for nearly 29 years. She joins host Ken Haglind on “Living Healthy and Aging Well” to discuss the Senior Linkage Line services they provide and ways to access free, unbiased Medicare health…

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Connections Radio January 28, 2023

After guests’ 2023 reflections 2 weeks ago, hosts Laurie Fitz and Rick Bernardo join Diana-Christine Teodorescu (DCTeodorescu@SomnioQuam.org), Susan Hart Gaines (www.WildHartCoaching.com), and Susan Shehata (www.SusanShehata.com)—for the second of 2 parts on how we might move “From Being to Doing to the Results We Want.”

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 27, 2023

Robert Pilot welcomes back Waadookawaad Amikwag/Those Who Help Beaver with updates from their monitoring of the ecological destruction in Northern MN. Jami Gaither, ally water protector & Victoria McMillan (Fond Du Lac Band of Ojibwe) share updates and news from the Waadookawaad Amikwag team.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 27, 2023

Scott Beauchamp of Friends of the Boundary Waters joins to discuss yesterday’s federal moratorium on Boundary Waters Watershed mining; Joe Mauer’s Hall of Fame chances; Minnesota Senate passes the CROWN Act among other bills; Tommy Barrett of the St. Paul Winter Carnival joins Matt to discuss the festivities; news roundup; remembering David Crosby to close…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 26, 2023

Robert Pilot hosts today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news today. Then Robert welcomes comedian Jonny R (Red Lake Nation) from the NDN Way Comedy Troupe set to perform at the legendary Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, MN this weekend! Then we welcome Robert Lilligren, CEO at the Native American Community Development Institute as…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 26, 2023

– Earth will have a close encounter with an asteroid this week – Is Joe Mauer worthy of the hall of fame? – Byron Buxton calls out “wannabe” Twins fans – A jury convicts a man for murdering Mpls North HS quarterback Deshaun Hill Jr. – Biden bans mining on the boundary waters, and Pete…

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Matt McNeil with Jack Rice (1/26/23)

Matt is joined by criminal defense attorney and former CIA officer Jack Rice. They talk about Alec Baldwin being charged in the “Rust” film shooting, 5 officers being charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols and a jury convicts the man who shot and killed Mpls North HS quarterback DeShaun Hill Jr.

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 25, 2023

Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot and Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe host today’s show. Ogimaa brings us our news today. Then Robert welcomes Pow Wow Grounds Coffee Owner Robert (Bob) Rice, (White Earth Nation) with updates from the grounds and community. Plus Wendy has a bonus two segment sacred animals update for the show!

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 25, 2023

– Russia’s military is a mess – Minneapolis goes to one sided parking to clear snow – Inflation impacts the price of eggs – How big business takes advantage of inflation to price gauge – It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about Iowa Republicans just being mean to poor people,…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 24, 2023

Baseball dinners and Rhode Island; sign up to become a member and get your calendar today; demolition of the Justus Ramsey House temporarily blocked; Bree Johnson of MJSB Employment Justice joins Matt; discussing the upcoming Oscars; Patrick Coolican joins Brett for his Tuesday interview; Hormel debuts chili cheese dip-themed beer; we didn’t have an inflation…

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Bree Johnson of MJSB Employment Justice with Matt – January 24, 2023

After more than a decade in the legal industry and BigLaw firms, attorney and activist Bree Johnson saw an opportunity to do more for employees who are mistreated in the workplace with a career move to representing employees and plaintiffs. Bree brings a unique, client-centered philosophy to the way she practices law. Her uncommon business…

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GHOSTBOX RADIO 1/22/23

Char Savoie sets in for Greg Bakun on this week’s GhostBox Radio. Char’s guest is Renee Evans owner of Natural Nurse Solutions. And Renee is Psychic Medium.Char and Renee talk about Renee’s venture into nursing and how Renee moved from the practiced medicine to how she began using Eastern and Western Medicine to help heal.What…

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Connections Radio – January 21, 2023

After our guests’ 2023 reflections and insights last week, hosts Laurie Fitz and Rick Bernardo this morning joined Charity Barlass (www.instagram.com/IamCharityBarlass), Susan Hart Gaines (www.WildHartCoaching.com), and Diana-Christine Teodorescu (DCTeodorescu@SomnioQuam.org) on how we might move “From Being to Doing to the Results We Want.” And today’s the first day for www.ArtShantyProjects.org at Lake Harriet. 

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 20, 2023

Join Native Roots Radio host Robert Pilot for an Exclusive Special on Breaking News in the Free Leonard Peltier Movement. AIM Member & Leonard Peltier Walk for Freedom Leader Rachel Thunder (Nehiyo-Plains Cree)is joined by author & activist Nick Estes (Kul Wicasa/Lower Brule Sioux), who recently uncovered information from the FBI in an interview, and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 19, 2023

– No more Lake Chipotle! – The US hits the debt ceiling. – Republican hostage taking over the debt ceiling. – How the debt crisis was created by Republicans. – Trump’s latest excuse for taking classified documents. – Jack Rice joins Matt to talk about Derek Chauvin’s attorney filing an appeal. – The Pioneer Press…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 18, 2023

Robert Pilot and Wendy Pilot host today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe brings us our news update. Then Robert welcomes Shannon Hilary, President of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation. Later it’s Bob Blake as the the Solar Bear brings us the solar news. Plus Wendy will have our sacred animals segment.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 18, 2023

– More snow on the way to the Twin Cities! – Derek Chauvin’s attorney wants a new trial in a different venue. – Jeff Stein joins Matt talking about fun with Iowa radio, US House committee assignments, Kevin McCarthy burning bridges with GOP moderates, the looming debt ceiling showdown, Republican civil war on abortion and…

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Brett Johnson with Angela Warner of Warners’ Stellian

Brett Johnson was joined by Angela Warner of Warners’ Stellian. They talked about the history of Warners’ Stellian and how they are giving back partnering with the Make-A-Wish program. For every appliance purchased $799 and up, Warners’ Stellian will donate $50 to Make-A-Wish.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 17, 2023

Two-faced Republicans praising and criticizing MLK; racism in housing; man wearing a controversial shirt approached by security at the Mall of America; Matt’s story corner as we work through technical issues; Gov. Walz unveils his budget proposal; Patrick Coolican joins Brett; New Mexico Republican candidate arrested for firing gunshots at Democratic legislators’ homes; what Republicans…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 16, 2023

Join Robert Pilot for a jam packed show! Kicking off with the news & a Special Legislator Update with MN Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, then right in to laughs with Rez Reporter & NDN Way Comedy member Rob Fairbanks, and later on, health updates with Dr. Antony Stately, CEO of Native American Community Clinic

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Episode 19 with Angela Woosley

Host Philip Anthony is joined by Angela Woosley, mortician and educator featured on the PBS documentary “Remembering Place: A Cemetery Story” and the CW Twin Cities program “Twin Cities Voices: Angela Woosley and the Mortuary Science Program at the U of M”; owner and founder of “Inspired Journeys”, focusing on natural options at the end…

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Remaining Vigilant

As yet another new variant of Covid-19 has surfaced this week, Dr. Nathan Chomilo of the Minnesota Department of Health reminds us to remain vigilant. Flu shots, Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended. Did you know that Freddie Bell has a new book? Words to the Wise is available at https://www.amazon.com/Words-Wise-Guide-Daily-Living/dp/B09LGRV334

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – January 14, 2023

It’s a live show! We begin with an interview of Lehman Riley, the author of the Papa Lemon children’s books series—stories that seek to teach children the basics about respect, equality, allyship and how not to bully. Lehman is a magnetic personality who goes into the classrooms to help children get excited about learning and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 13, 2023

Leopard escapes from enclosure at Dallas zoo; rural voters don’t get that Republicans do not care about them; Veronica Hawman of MADD joins Matt to discuss their efforts to prevent drunk driving; Michael Brodkorb joins the show; Ray Charles closes the week.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 12, 2023

Twitter pundits bemoan “St. Cloud” as an apparent liberal ruler of Minnesota; controversy over an art history class at Hamline; regional education issues; winter events for you to go check out; Northrup Auditorium roof damaged; Cliff Schecter joins the show; ongoing issues with the former Army Ammunition site in Arden Hills; Amish horse and buggy…

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – January 12, 2023

Cliff Schecter is the President of Libertas LLC, a public relations and political strategy firm. He is the author of the 2008 bestselling book The Real McCain, a syndicated columnist, and co-owner of We Act Radio, AM 1480 in Washington DC. He also sits on the Board on the Ohio Innocence Project. You can follow…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – January 11, 2022

Robert Pilot and Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe host today’s show. Ogimaa starts off the show with news before turning things over to Robert. He welcomes Robert Lilligren from NACDI and Rita Walaszek Arndt, Program and Outreach Manager at Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society. Plus Wendy Pilot tells us about Wolf Day at the…

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