Staying Vigilant Against Covid-19

Epidemiologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm says we must remain vigilant in the fight against Covid 19. Liebel Sternbach talks about finance and Joe McKenzie talks with Freddie Bell on recognizing opportunities as they reference the book, Words to the Wise. The book is available on amazon.com, BN.com and Freddiebell.com

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Success at Any Age

Odom Health officials stop by this week. They are one of the collaborative partners with the Cora McCovey Health and Wellness Center. Joe McKenzie tells us how we can have success at any age. AARP MN has details on the recently passed Hero Pay bill at the Minnesota Legislature. Freddie Bell shares this week’s Words…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 20, 2022

Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot and Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe host today’s show. Ogimaa has our news today and talks about some upcoming events and how Cal Berkeley Law plans to eliminate tuition for Native American students. Next we’re joined by MN state Senator Mary Kunesh who talks about the upcoming end of the legislative session and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 20, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Another fun weekend ahead of road construction and closures! And Matt shares a personal story about the passing of Father J. Michael Bryon, who was the priest at the church Matt used to attend, Pax Christi. Hour 1 segment 2: The MN COVID-19 update. Hour 1 segments 3/4: The Star Tribune…

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Brett Johnson Interviews Jacob Millner of AJC Twin Cities

Brett Johnson is joined by Jacob Millner, the Twin Cities regional director of the American Jewish Commitee. They discuss GOP Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett’s controversial antisemitic video that was sired at last weekend’s Republican state convention.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 19, 2022

Cornel Walker is Democrat of the Day; Minnesota GOP horror stories featuring Jennifer Carnahan and Kim Crockett; today’s COVID update; Ridgedale store theft; Republican hypocrisy on employer/employee theft; author Barbara Coffin of the Bell Museum joins Matt.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 18, 2022

Grilling adventures; GOP state attorney general race; today’s COVID update; Jeff Stein joins Matt; Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican; Target shares tumble hard; Kim Crockett; state Republican legislatures joining far-right Facebook groups in large numbers; Thomas Lane pleads guilty.

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Health Care for All Minnesota Spring Fundraiser

Brett Johnson had a chance to speak with Ken Englehart and Mack Santiago, two organizers from the Health Care for All Minnesota fundraiser taking place Friday. They highlight some of the fun things taking place at the fundraiser and share their own perspectives on why Minnesota need a single payer healthcare system.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 17, 2022

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt. Discussing the GOP state convention; Caitlin Cahill is Democrat of the Day; January 6 investigation continues; why is this midterm election different?; Ken Engelhardt and Mac Santiago of Healthcare for All MN join Brett.

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 16, 2022

Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot and Gina Peltier host today’s show. Gina has our news. We react to this weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo by a white supremacist. Then we’re joined by Cierra Burnaugh · Recruitment Coordinator for Minneapolis Public Schools, who tells us about some great career opportunities at Minneapolis Public Schools. In our sacred…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 16, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Our Democrat of the Day is Heather Gustafson, who is running for state Senate in district 36 in the northeast metro area. Hour 1 segment 2: Matt experiences some road rage on a trip to Taylor Falls. Hour 1 segment 3: The MN COVID-19 update. Hour 1 segment 4: A look…

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Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing with Chelsea Kazmierczak-Goethel

Meet Chelsea Kazmierczak-Goethel, a holistic nutrition practitioner at MetroEast Natural Healing Center, in Oakdale. She introduces us to Nutrition Response Testing, a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill or non-optimum health. Chelsea also shares her extensive knowledge of nutrition and how it impacts our bodies, the benefits of…

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The Latest Scams

Freddie Bell presents this week’s Words to the Wise, career expert, Joe McKenzie joins the show as does Liebel Sternbach with a view on finance. We learn about the services of Odom Rehabilitation and Jay Haapala of AARP MN brings us up to date on the latest scams. Order Freddie Bell’s Words to the Wise…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 14, 2022

It’s a live show! The Big interview is with Ken Lawrence and Paul Johnson, creators/curators of The Modern White Man podcast, who talk about their efforts to fight back against white supremacy and fear of “Other.” This week’s featured idealist is Chris Smalls, a former Amazon employee who successfully worked to unionize one of Amazon’s…

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Connections Radio Show – May 14, 2022

Hosts Laurie and Rick are joined by Nurse Carol Engelhart, Event and Fundraising Coordinator for Healthcare for All Minnesota ( www.HCA-mn.org ). We delved into the inspiring, wide, and deep connections for improving the well being of one and all—and MN could be the turning point. Their 5/20 picnic is on AM 950’s site!

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 13, 2022

Most popular baby names; Ava Michaels; Mike Lindell appears at this weekend’s GOP convention; update on the CD1 special election; baby formula shortage due to a recall; another stellar moment in local sports; Brett Johnson speaks with attorney Marshall Tanick; Acoma Gaither of the Hennepin History Museum joins Matt; ending the week.

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Brett Johnson Interviews Marshall Tanick(5/13/22)

Brett Johnson spoke with Twin Cities constitutional attorney. They talked about his recent column in the Minnesota reformer titled, “The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy” and why the Supreme Court would benefit from more transparency. Learn more about his work at: meyernjus.com/professionals/marshall-tanick/

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 12, 2022

Michael Brodkorb discusses the Ava Michaels controversy; Patrick and Matt sports corner; prohibited items at this weekend’s GOP convention; today’s COVID update; Dan Kessler is Democrat of the Day; Dusty Hinz of Agrarian Seed & Garden joins Matt.

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

Robert Pilot and Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe host today’s show. Ogimaa begins today with our news segment. Next we welcome Kevin Abourezk, managing editor of Indianz.com as he talks about some of the stories they’re working on. We’re also joined by Nathan Wright of MackinawOde (Heart of the Turtle) to update us on Line 5.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 11, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: Are the Wild done in NHL playoffs? CNN reports a passenger with no flying experience landed a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated. And Michael Brodkorb has a crazy story about Minnesota Republicans. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 10, 2022

Robert Pilot and Wendy Pilot host today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe has our news. In segment 2 we’re joined by North Dakoat state rep. Ruth Buffalo about Act Blue working to defend 16 incumbents and elect more Dem-NPLers. Then we speak with Nancy Beaulieu of Bimi’ji 350 who talks about some DFL conventions at both…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 10, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: 2 bear sightings in the west metro! One an actual bear, the other Rob Gronkowski. Hour 1 segment 2: Reasons why you shouldn’t feed bears! Hour 1 segment 3: During redistricting Matt ended up in Den Phillips’s district instead of Ilhan Omar’s. Matt was a little bothered by a mailer from…

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Brett with Patrick Coolican (5/10/22)

Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They discuss the Vikings hiring of a sub-contractor on a housing complex they’re building that’s been accused of wage theft, a preview of this weekend’s GOP state convention and where things stand during the final two weeks of the legislative session.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 9, 2022

Matt and Patrick talk weekend activities; Matt criticizes Democrats for mismanagement; Wisconsin pro-life office firebombed and vandalized; more on Republican abortion hypocrisy; Minneapolis population growth; former Wolves player shot to death; gun violence; ATV driver dies in collision with tree near Cass Lake; Mary Kiffmeyer’s election bills; today’s COVID update.

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Spring Herbs and Edibles for You with Linda Conroy

Meet Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs out of Stoughton, WI. Linda is a practicing herbalist, who provides herbal education, workshops and apprenticeships, as well as individual consultations and her herb store. She is also a community organizer and the founder of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. Linda shares her expertise to educate us on…

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – May 7, 2022

A Live Show! We begin with a May 2022 Atlantic Magazine article by Ko Bragg titled, “Tour Guides to a Tragedy,” which details how the town of Philadelphia MS refuses to acknowledge one of the most horrific crimes of the Civil Rights movement—the 1964 murder of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 6, 2022

Today’s COVID update; is Jeremy Miller jeopardizing the fight against chronic wasting disease?; last ditch bid to save an Ely radio station; Brett speaks with Max Nesterak about a controversy with a Vikings-linked subcontractor working on the Viking Lakes development; University of Missouri students disciplined for hazing a Minnesota incoming student; more on the impending…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 5, 2022

Today’s virus update, featuring Dr. Joe Eastman; Cliff Schecter; Alicia Donohue is Democrat of the Day; Daunte Wright’s mother allegedly assaulted by Brooklyn Center police; third party investigation claims no bias in Duluth police; Two Harbors mayor in trouble again?

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 4, 2022

Robert Pilot and Wendy Pilot host today’s show. Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe has our news. She talks about no-mow May, some events happening this weekend for Indian month, how to support the Fond du Lac Band in their effort to oppose Polymet and more. Next Nancy Beaulieu of Bimi’ji 350 joins the conversation. Then it’s Bob…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 4, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: The climate is broken as it looks like we’ll immediately jump to temps in the 80’s next week. A look at what other rights could be taken away given the SCOTS’s logic now on Roe vs. Wade. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff…

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Matt with Jeff Stein (5/14/22)

It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff discuss how the leaked SCOTUS abortion ruling might impact midterm election turnout, why it’s plausible a conservative may have leaked the opinion, the logic (or lack thereof) behind Alito’s opinion, overruling court precedent and more.

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 3, 2022

Robert Pilot and Wendy Pilot host today’s show. Ogimaa returns today with our news segment! Next we’re joined by Rhiana Yazzie of the New Native Theater. They talk about a new film from Yazzie called Winter Love. Then Wendy provides an update from a rally held by Unrestrict Minnesota that opposes the Roe vs. Wade…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 3, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt shares his thoughts on last night’s SCOTUS leak showing that Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. Matt explains his stance on abortion, why the draft ruling is a joke and the slippery slope of the ruling. Hour 1 segment 2: How Republicans want to regulate every aspect of your personal…

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Perseverance

Freddie Bell’s New Book, Words to the Wise is available at barnesandnoble.com, and Freddiebell.com. Freddie visits with Joe McKenzie about Perseverance. Financial Expert, Liebel Sternbach stops by. We also hear from Cassie Crandall on lifestyle and the Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities.

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50 over 50 Nominations

In addition to Freddie Bell’s Words to the Wise, we’ll listen to Dr. Nathan Chomilo on a Medicare report he helped author; Kate Schaefers of AARP MN stops by to talk about this year’s 50 over 50 Nominations and the Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities delivers a holiday message. To order…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – May 2, 2022

Join hosts Robert & Wendy Pilot with guests Ruth Buffalo (Senator ND) speaking on American Indian Month, MMIW and more PLUS Dr. Antony Stately of Native American Community Clinic and Gina Peltier with news and more!

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 2, 2022

Sports corner; Scott Jensen attacks Secretary Steve Simon; why the GOP is trying to sideline Scott Jensen; binge watching TV; meat-allergy causing tick spreads to Washington DC; flooding in the Red River Valley; today’s virus update; child care; Trump wanted to shoot protesters during 2020 unrest.

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Ellie 2.0 Radio – April 30, 2022

This week’s show begins with a lengthy review of how social media has made America more divided and stupid, based on a May 2022 Atlantic Magazine piece by Jonathan Haidt. The Big Interview is a reprise of my interview with David Liners, a priest-turned-nonprofit founder, who oversees WISDOM in Wisconsin—a collection of religious organizations working…

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Living Healthy and Aging Well April 30 2022

Mary McGreevy, Co-Founder of Epilogg, and Karen Vento join host Ken Haglind on the radio show “Living Healthy and Aging Well” to discuss how the Minnesota company Epilogg is changing the way we think about and create obituaries. Every day we use the internet to share rich stories of our lives. Unfortunately, in the end…

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Connections Radio April 30 2022

  Hosts Laurie Beth Fitz and Rick Bernardo are joined by Scotty Herold—Rock the Cause CEO and Founder—and Kelsey McMahon, singer/songwriter (“Mousie”) and actress, as well as associate director, leading the Film, TV, Commercial License & Sync Division of Rock the Cause. We talk all things social justice and music—from the work with underserved youth…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – April 29, 2022

Tonight on Native Roots Radio: Robert Pilot broadcasts live from the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow! Wendy Pilot leads the show from MN & Gina Peltier brings news and Mary Kunesh has her Friday visit!

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 28. 2022

Catalytic converter thefts; more on the MPD report released yesterday; Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger is Democrat of the Day; Jamie Becker-Finn’s emotional speech supporting LGBTQ+ youth on the Minnesota House floor; Republicans push fallacies at budget negotiations; today’s COVID update; Taco John’s lawsuit.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 27, 2022

MPD found by state investigation to have engaged in violations of civil rights; Republican fascism embrace; Jeff Stein joins for his Wednesday visit; Chris Brazelton is Democrat of the Day; Wisconsin couple electrocuted trying to make art; today’s COVID update; man dies in Kandiyohi County after accidental shooting; gunfire outside a South Carolina baseball game;…

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – April 26, 2022

Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot and Gina Peltier host today’s show. Gina has our news. She talks about Camp Migizi offering violence prevention training, an effort to drop charges against water protectors in Park Rapids, MN and more. Next we’re joined by Miiskogihmiiwan as she provides some updates at the Native Roots Trading Post store. In…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 26, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: NBC News reports a A 13-year-old boy from Minnesota will soon earn his bachelor’s degree from college with a major in physics and a minor in math. MN Republicans will charge volunteers and attempt to stop anti-GOP speech at their upcoming state convention. Hour 1 segment 2: Minnesota State Senate candidate…

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (4/26/22)

Brett is joined by Patrick Coolican, editor in chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They discuss Governor Tim Walz’s state of the state address, a column about how to fight book bans, and MN Republicans nickle and diming people at their upcoming state convention.

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Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – April 22, 2022

Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot and Gina Peltier host today’s show. Gina has our news. Next we’re joined by Kristin K. White Eagle of the Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature. And later it’s our Monday visit from Dr. Anthony Stately.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 25, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt is joined by Cliff Schecter. Today they talk about Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and what that will mean for social media, Macron defeating Le Pen in France plus some baseball talk and more. Hour 1 segment 2: More thoughts on how Twitter might change now that it will be owned…

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