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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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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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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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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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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Brett Johnson with Ross Stadheim of MJSB Employment Justice

Brett Johnson speaks with attorney Ross Stadheim of MJSB Employment Justice. They discuss how employee drug testing policies could change and what employees need to know if recreational THC is legalized in Minnesota. Learn more about MJSB at https://mjsbjustice.com/

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Eric Harris Bernstein

Eric Bernstein is a progressive policy analyst focused on state tax and budgetary policy. Since the summer of 2020, he has been policy director for We Make Minnesota — a coalition of labor and community groups organizing to raise state revenue for investment in health care, education, racial equity, sustainable environmental stewardship and other public…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Peter Geye

Peter Geye is the author of the award-winning novels Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road, and Wintering, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Northernmost, and, most recently, The Ski Jumpers. Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast.…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Rachael Hanel

The mystery of how an ordinary Minnesota girl came to be, briefly, one of the most wanted domestic terrorists in the United States During this time of mounting unrest and violence, Camilla Hall’s story is of urgent interest for what it reveals about the forces of radicalization. But as Rachael Hanel ventures further into Camilla’s…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Rob Drieslein

Rob Drieslein has been a professional newspaper and magazine outdoors scribe in Minnesota since 1992. In 1997, he became editor of Minnesota Outdoor News and was named managing editor of the Outdoor News Publications in 2003. In addition to his editorial duties, Drieslein hosts Outdoor News Radio (syndicated by Learfield Communications), and he’s written for several…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Ryan Rodgers

The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation Winter’s Children traces Nordic skiing in the Midwest from its introduction in the late 1800s to its uncertain future in today’s changing climate. Generously illustrated, this…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Stephanie Trudeau

Editor of the Dylan Tapes Stephanie Trudeau discusses the late Anthony Scaduto’s work. The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era The Dylan Tapes, compiled from thirty-six hours of interviews, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Ted J. Rulseh

In his engaging and conversational style, Ted Rulseh details each of these challenges and proposes achievable solutions. He draws on personal experience, interviews, academic research, and government reports to describe the state of the lakes, the stresses they are under, and avenues to successful lakeside living for a sustainable future. Ripple Effects will be a…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Maggie Ginsberg

Maggie Ginsberg is the author of Still True, a senior editor at Madison Magazine, and an award-winning writer in Dane County, Wisconsin. For nearly two decades, her magazine and newspaper articles have appeared in numerous city, regional and national publications.

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Deloris Pringle

The campus of the former Penn School, one of the nation’s first schools for formerly enslaved people, is one of the most significant African American institutions in existence today. This historic and cultural institution is a National Historic Landmark District and comprises two of the four sites in Reconstruction Era National Park.

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Angela Tedesco

On a twenty-acre farm in Iowa in 1995, Angela Tedesco planted the seeds of Turtle Farm, introducing Community Supported Agriculture to Iowa. In Finding Turtle Farm, Tedesco recounts this adventure in all its down-and-dirty work and wonder, from plan and plot to harvest, in an ultimately hopeful account of what it means to meet the…

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Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Cliff Schecter

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 him on…

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Matt McNeil with Rick Smith (12/1/22)

Matt is joined by Rick Smith from the Rick Smith Show (weeknights 8-10 PM) reporting live from Georgia. Matt and Rick talk about the Georgia Senate runoff and also how Republicans and legacy media are misleading what rail unions are asking for in their dispute with rail companies.

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (11/30/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff look at some stunning stats from this year’s midterms, Republicans trying to frame the elections as a “win,” some (but probably not a majority) of Republicans criticize Trump for dining with far right personality Nick Fuentes and more.

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Terry John Zila with Matt – November 21, 2022

Terry John Zila has been experimenting in the kitchen his entire life. Twenty years in the restaurant industry has exposed him to a wide variety of cooking styles. In his private dining and corporate events and in-home cooking classes, he uses that culinary knowledge to create unique events.

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Bree Johnson with Matt – November 21, 2022

In 2020, Bree founded the employment law firm of MJSB, representing employees harmed in the workplace by harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She also counseled non-profits on governance and employment law matters, leveraging her experience inside corporations and large law firms. Prior to MJSB, Bree worked at Minneapolis-based law firms such as…

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (11/15/22)

Brett Johnson is joined by Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about Patrick’s column about how the Minnesota GOP need to quit treating the state like Mississippi and how the Minneapolis Police Department could see a wave of resignations at the end of the year.

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Matt McNeil with Dr. Joe Eastman (11/4/22)

It’s our COVID modeling expert Dr. Joe Eastman. They talk about how the last two Novembers have been rough for COVID, so will this November be the same? Also new vaccine effectiveness, staying safe over the holidays and with traveling, new variants of concern and more.

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (11/2/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about Republican flirtations with fascism, Republican candidates joking about Paul Pelosi getting physically attacked by a right wing extremist, election deniers pegging their hopes on overturning the 2020 election on Clarence Thomas and more.

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Matt McNeil with John Crippen (10/28/22)

Matt is joined by John Crippen, Executive Director of the Hennepin History Museum. They talk about why Minnesotans still talk about the 1991 Halloween blizzard, infamous Minneapolis 1890’s murderer/possible serial killer Harry T. Hayward and more scary stories!

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (10/26/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about early voting trends, how Republicans are campaigning (or not) on abortion, the Fetterman vs. Oz debate, a second woman accusing Herschel Walker of pressuring her to get an abortion, Kanye West and more.

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Katy Tessman and Jim Thrubis with Matt – October 13, 2022

Music has always taken center stage in Katy Tessman’s life. Growing up in the Twin Cities, Katy sang in choirs and musicals. After graduating from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a B.A. in Speech Communication (and a resume of roles in several musical theatre productions), Katy picked up the guitar, and later the mandolin, and started…

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