Dr. Anton Treuer with Matt – July 12, 2024

Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of many books. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the nation and the world. https://antontreuer.com https://antontreuer.com/resources

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Paul Niland with Matt – July 1, 2024

Paul is a businessman, writer, and political commentator. His passion for Ukraine stems from his involvement in the revolutions of 2004/5 and 2013/4, and his writings about Ukraine are often focused on helping the international community better understand the reasons for and background behind the ongoing war in the Donbas, as well as Ukraine in…

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Matt Robison with Matt – June 25, 2024

Matt Robison is a writer, podcast host, and political analyst who focuses on trends in demographics, psychology, policy, and economics that are shaping American politics. His work has been featured extensively on Newsweek, AlterNet, and Raw Story. He is the co-host of the Beyond Politics podcast with former Congressman Paul Hodes, broadcast on WKXL in…

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Chris Knopf with Brett – June 20, 2024

Chris has had a lifelong passion for environmental conservation, stemming from his childhood experiences of playing in lakes and streams and fishing. This interest led to a legal career where he practiced environmental law. His background in law combined with his love for the environment has shaped his career dedicated to preserving natural resources and…

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – June 13, 2024

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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Max Nesterak with Brett – June 11, 2024

Max Nesterak is the deputy editor of the Reformer and reports on labor and housing. Previously, he was an associate producer for Minnesota Public Radio after a stint at NPR. He also co-founded the Behavioral Scientist and was a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin, Germany.

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Deena Winter with Matt – June 7, 2024

Deena Winter has covered local and state government in four states over the past three decades, with stints at the Bismarck Tribune in North Dakota, as a correspondent for the Denver Post, city hall reporter in Lincoln, Nebraska, and regional editor for Southwest News in the western Minneapolis suburbs.

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Anne Kim with Matt – June 7, 2024

  Anne Kim is a writer, lawyer, and public policy expert with a long career in Washington, DC–based think tanks working in and around Capitol Hill. She is also a contributing editor at Washington Monthly, where she was a senior writer. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Governing, TheAtlantic.com, the Wall Street Journal, Democracy, and numerous other publications.…

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Patti Vasquez with Matt – June 4, 2024

Patti Vasquez is a Chicago comedian, writer, actor, talk show host, consultant, advocate, and policy advisor. After achieving a degree in history from the University of Illinois, she set out to share her hilarious observations about how people behave, and stories about her second-generation Irish dad and Mexican immigrant mom. Patti has headlined in comedy…

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Aaron Rupar with Matt – June 3, 2024

Aaron Rupar is an independent journalist covering US politics and media, and publisher of the Public Notice newsletter. He was a pioneer of using SnapStream to post real-time video tweet threads of political events. Before going independent, Rupar covered the Trump administration for Vox. https://substack.com/@aaronrupar

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Jack Rice with Matt – May 30, 2024

Jack is a nationally recognized and award winning criminal defense lawyer, awarded Among the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer of 2024, Minnesota Super Lawyer for 2023, Among the Best Lawyers of 2022, winner of the Minnesota Attorney of the Year Award for 2021 and founder of Jack Rice Defense. He was awarded the Professional Excellence Award…

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – May 30, 2024

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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Cliff Schecter with Matt – May 23, 2024

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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Patrick Coolican with Brett 5-21-24

Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife…

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – May 16, 2024

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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Peter Brosius with Matt – May 10, 2024

Peter C. Brosius joined the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) on July 1, 1997. Under his artistic leadership, CTC has received the 2003 Regional Tony Award and advanced a production to Broadway. His accomplishments at CTC also include the development of Threshold, CTC’s new play development program and in 2005 he completed a $30 million campaign…

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Eric Harris Bernstein with Matt – May 8, 2024

Eric Bernstein is a 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 priorities.

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (5/7/24)

Brett is joined for his weekly visit with Patrick Coolican, editor in chief of the Minnesota Reformer. Today they talk about the end of the MN legislative session, ethics hearing against Nicole Mitchell, a possible Uber/Lyft agreement in Minneapolis and the emerging monopoly that is United Health Group.

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Reed Sigmund with Brett – April 25, 2024

Reed Sigmund is the actor who plays Toad in Children’s Theatre Company’s production of A Year with Frog and Toad, playing now until June. https://childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/frog-toad/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_campaign=&utm_agid=&utm_term=&creative=&device=c&placement=&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_qexBhCoARIsAFgBleug2SZC3ojIaiWQvr3f1pT41_EfqnnLiOCQq9EvwjPYg7ZiueNEiTgaAh6NEALw_wcB

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Matt McNeil with Comedian Maggie Faris (4/18/24)

Matt was joined by comedian Maggie Faris, who will be playing at Laugh Camp Comedy Club in Minnepolis this weekend (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maggie-faris-with-julie-bane-and-max-chapman-april-19-and-20-tickets-794948681907). And check out her popular and critically acclaimed podcast, Big Labia Energy!

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Hal Sparks with Matt – April 11, 2024

Actor /comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. His numerous television appearances include “The…

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John Fugelsang with Matt – April 10, 2024

Considered one of the greatest interviewers of our day, acclaimed comedian, John Fugelsang, challenges conventional wisdom on politics, media, religion, and pop culture on an entertaining and irreverent daily call-in show on SiriusXM Insight, Channel 127. Journalists, comics, artists, authors, activists and political figures all have a place at the table on this brilliant, witty,…

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Frangela with Matt – April 9, 2024

Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton (aka Frangela) are real life best friends who met and honed their skills at the world famous Second City Theatre. Recently, they have appeared on Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour playing to sold out houses all over the country. Listen to their podcast “The Final Word” with Frangela on ITunes.

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (4/2/24)

Brett is joined for his weekly visit with Patrick Coolican, editor in chief of the Minnesota Reformer. Today they talk about NIMBY’s with affordable housing, right wimgers trying to challenge MN’s law restoring felon voting rights and a look at traffic fatality information in MN.

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Matt McNeil with Dr. Joe Eastman (4/2/24)

Dr. Joe Eastman is a disease modeling expert who regularly visits with Matt to discuss trends in diseases like COVID and more. Today they talk about the number of long COVID cases we’re seeing globally, avian bird flu with possible human to human spread and more.

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – March 29, 2024

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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John Fugelsang with Matt – March 26, 2024

Considered one of the greatest interviewers of our day, acclaimed comedian, John Fugelsang, challenges conventional wisdom on politics, media, religion, and pop culture on an entertaining and irreverent daily call-in show on SiriusXM Insight, Channel 127. Journalists, comics, artists, authors, activists and political figures all have a place at the table on this brilliant, witty,…

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Richard D. Thompson with Matt – March 19, 2024

After a nationwide search History Theatre named Richard D. Thompson as the fourth Artistic Director in its 44-year history. Thompson has more than 30 years of experience as a director, administrator, choreographer, dramaturg, educator, and performer. Thompson seeks to build on History Theatre’s important legacy of creating new and existing work while exploring the history…

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – March 6, 2024

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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Aaron Rupar with Matt – February 27, 2024

Aaron Rupar is an independent journalist covering US politics and media, and publisher of the Public Notice newsletter. He was a pioneer of using SnapStream to post real-time video tweet threads of political events. Before going independent, Rupar covered the Trump administration for Vox. https://www.publicnotice.co/

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