Brett Johnson speaks with Dane Smith, president emeritus of Growth and Justice, about the Minnesota Equity Blueprint. The Minnesota Equity Blueprint is a comprehensive, non-partisan, long-term plan for shared prosperity in a healthier environment. It brings together people from both political parties, people from urban and rural area and business leaders to make a more…

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Brett Johnson spoke with Todd Casey, one of the shift supervisors at Better Futures Minnesota. Todd talked about his experience working for Better Futures Minnesota and how they’ve helped him transition to a post-incarceration life.

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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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Matt starts today’s show speaking with Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Wisconsin politics including Sean Duffy and Jim Sensenbrenner not running for reelection and the latest on the Foxxcon boondoggle.

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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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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 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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Tommye Myrick, actress from “Cane River” about the romance between two African Americans who come from a different class background. This 1982 feature film is being screened at the Walker Art Center Friday July 26th 2019. It took a year to restore the film. The director Horace Jenkins was an Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker, and…

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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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Doug Pagitt spoke with Jared Yates Sexton, author of The Man They Wanted Me to Be. They discuss how toxic masculinity led to the rise of Donald Trump and Jared’s personal experiences growing up with father figures who had similar personality traits as Trump.

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On the Minnesota Progressive Repartee, Brett Johnson spoke the capitol reporter for MinnLawyer, Kevin Featherly, about the latest legislative news. They talked about the Senate hearing on legalizing marijuana, some “interesting” arguments Republicans made against a proposed equal rights amendment, and possible changes to Minnesota’s parole system.

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