Brett Johnson spoke with one of the big, emerging progressive leaders in Congress, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois 4) about a variety of issues. They discussed the New York Times report of Trump’s family separation policy, how Amy Coney Barrett could impact DACA, and border closures since the pandemic began.

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Brett Johnson recently spoke with Anayansi Diaz-Cortez of the Daily Beast and Reveal News about a recent piece she worked on about corruption in Central America. She talks about how Donald Trump removed the ‘Robert Mueller’ of Central America — prosecutor Ivan Velasquez – and the impact of that decision on Guatemala, America’s economically struggling…

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Brett Johnson recently spoke with Peter Callaghan of MinnPost. They discussed how Republicans might be trying to prop up legalize cannabis party candidates for the state Senate to siphon votes away from DFLers. They also talked about what Governor Tim Walz could do to prevent Senate Republicans from removing more Walz appointed commissioners.

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Brett Johnson recently spoke with author and Princeton history professor Julian E. Zelizer about his new book, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

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Brett speaks with JT Haines, Northern Minnesota Advocate at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. They talk about the latest legal proceedings regarding Polymet and the IRRRB approving money for a new water near Mahnomen and Brookston (and how pro-mining forces were against it).

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Brett Johnson spoke with Dena Hughes, President of United Steelworkers Local 9460 about how hundreds of healthcare members in her union have been laid off by Essentia Health in Northern Minnesota. They discussed the impact on workers and how Essentia is going through with these layoffs despite taking in government bailout money.

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Brett Johnson speaks with Ricardo Levins Morales of MPD150, a group that recently did a thorough examination of the 150 year history of the Minneapolis Police Department. They discusses how many of the same reforms being proposed today have been tried in the past without success and how Minneapolis could move forward without a police…

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Max Richman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare joins Brett Johnson to talk about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate the payroll tax on a permanent basis. Max talks about how this would have a devastating effect on social security and is a trojan horse to manufacture a crisis that leads…

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Brett Johnson spoke with digital health expert, Forbes writer and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York, Bruce Y Lee. They discussed conspiracy theories related to COVID-19 and why it’s very unlikely it was a bio engineered weapon.

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Brett Johnson spoke with Megan Voss, a teaching faculty member in the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota. They discussed how people can maintain a good state of mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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