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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Brett Johnson spoke with the DFL nominee is the special election is house district 30A, Chad Hobot. The special election takes place Tuesday, February 4th as Brett and Chad discussed the importance of economic development and infrastructure improvements in the Elk River-Big Lake area among other issues.

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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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