Matt McNeil Interviews Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe (9/20/21)

Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe of Native Roots Radio joins Matt. She talks about the MN DNR’s very shady relationship with Enbridge on Line 3. Enbridge so far has had 28 environmental violations on Line 3 but only received one fine from the DNR. We also talk about the lack of legacy media reporting on the environmental…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jack Rice (9/15/21)

We’re joined by criminal defense attorney Jack Rice. Matt and Jeff discuss why the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the 3rd degree murder charge of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond. They also talk about a judge again throwing out the Minneapolis police ballot question, Minnesota parents suing to…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jeff Stein (9/15/21)

Jeff Stein joins for his usual Wednesday visit. Matt and Jeff discuss the California recall election and whether the results were surprising to Jeff. They also talk about why Gavin Newsom was able to beat the recall by such a wide margin and why Larry Elder was a gift to the Newsom campaign. And thoughts…

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Greg Bakun with Matt (and Robert Pilot) – September 10, 2021

Greg drops by to talk with Matt about his upcoming episode pf GhostBox Radio this Sunday at 4 PM here on AM950, as well as answering questions from Matt, and Robert Pilot checks in too!

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Brett Interviews Papa John Kolstad and the Hot Club of East Lake

Brett Johnson speaks with Papajohn Kolstad and the Hot Club of East Lake who will be performing at Crooners Supper Club Thu., Sep. 9 at 6:30 for a fundraiser for Health Care for All MN (tickets at HCA-MN.org).

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jeff Stein (9/1/21)

It’s our usual Wednesday visit with Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, whether the withdrawal could hurt Biden and Democrats in 2022, Kevin McCarthy threatening phone companies if they cooperate with the 1/6 investigation, Texas’s new extreme anti-abortion law and more.

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Matt McNeil Speaks with Bonnie Bina and John Peters

Matt McNeil speaks with Bonnie Bina, chair of the Douglas County DFL and John Peters, 2020 DFL state Senate opponent of Paul Gazelka. They discuss a fundraiser for rural DFLers this Saturday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Alexandria City Park with Governor Tim Walz as one of the speakers. Find more info at:…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jay Boller of the Racket (8/27/21)

We’re joined by Jay Boller, co-editor and co-founder of the new Minnesota news site, the Racket (https://racketmn.com/). Many former City Pages journalists are behind the efforts of the Racket. We talk about some of their recent stories, including one about fake abortion clinics in Minnesota.

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Matt McNeil Interviews Sven Sundgaard (8/26/21)

Matt is joined by meteorologist Sven Sundgaard of Bring Me the News. They discuss today’s quick moving heavy rain storm, how the heavy rain actually led to some wildfire smoke in the Twin Cities, more storms on the way Friday and Saturday, drought conditions throughout Minnesota, and the warmest summer ever on record in Minnesota…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jack Rice (8/26/21)

Matt is joined by Jack Rice to talk about today’s suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan. They discuss the intelligence community, inner power struggles within Afghanistan, whether we can get all of the Americans (and allies) out of Afghanistan, America’s history of nation building and more.

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Deloris Pringle with Matt – August 24, 2021

Deloris Pringle, trustee from the Penn Center in Beaufort, South Carolina joins Matt to discuss African-American history in South Carolina and the Penn Center’s role in preservation efforts. http://www.penncenter.com/

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Matt McNeil Interviews Kris Ehresmann of the MN Dep. of Health

Matt speaks with Kris Ehresmann, director of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division at the Minnesota Department of Health. Matt and Kris discuss data on super spreader events like Sturgis, schools that have recently opened around the country having trouble with COVID, staying safe at the MN State Fair, Pfizer’s COVID vaccine getting…

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Jack Rice Speaks with Jerry Blackwell

Jack Rice is joined by Minneapolis attorney Jerry Blackwell, who was named Minnesota attorney of the year in 2020. He was one of the prosecuting attorneys during the Derek Chauvin trial. We’ll talk about his experience on that case. But mainly we discuss Blackwell’s efforts to successfully posthumously pardon an African American man, Max Mason,…

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Todd Mikkelson with Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-33B)

We start the show with Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-33B). They discuss the past year’s legislative session, how most legislative members have other jobs since serving is technically a part time job, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen turning towards anti-vax mentality and more.

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (8/4/21)

Jeff Stein joins Matt for his usual Wednesday. They discuss how Republican politicians are responding to the current COVID wave, whether Dr. Anthony Fauci can remain an effective messenger when Republicans have politicized him (Matt and Jeff clarify that’s not Fauci’s fault), Trump being forced to release his tax returns, Trump not blocking his DOJ…

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Austin Frerick With Matt – August 3, 2021

Austin is the Deputy Director of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale University, an initiative that brings together faculty, students, and scholars to collaborate on research related to competition policy and antitrust enforcement. He is also a Fellow at The Harkin Institute at Drake University and a Senior Fellow at Data for Progress. Check out…

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Matt Gertz of Media Matters (7/30/21)

Brett Johnson recently spoke with Matt Gertz of Media Matters. They discussed two of Matt’s most recent writings for Media Matters, including “Tucker Carlson’s NSA allegation fell apart, so he’s lying about it” and “Fox News manufactures dissent over officers’ searing select committee testimony.”

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Matt McNeil with Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe (7/28/21)

We’re joined by Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe of Native Roots Radio. She and Matt talk about how Enbridge massively screwed up doing a frac-out under the Willow River among other locations, exposing the water to dangerous chemicals. We also have news that Enbridge has had at least 3 other frac-outs now on the Mississippi River. Ogimaa…

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Jeff Stein with Matt McNeil (7/28/21)

Jeff Stein joins for his usual Wednesday visit. We start non-political with Iowa’s giant cross state bike ride, RAGBRAI. They also discuss whether broadcasters (TV, radio, etc.) have a responsibility to promote vaccinations. And thoughts on yesterday’s hearings at the Jan. 6 insurrection commission.

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Matt McNeil with Rep. Rick Hansen (7/19/21)

Matt is joined by state Rep. Rick Hansen (52A), chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee and the agriculture and finance committee. They discuss chronic wasting disease and how that affects deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer and moose.

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Kendall Scudder on TX Dem Walkout

Brett Johnson spoke with Kendall Scudder, host of the podcast “Pod Bless Texas.” They discussed Texas Democrats leaving the state to block a right wing voter suppression bill. They also talk about what kind of pressure needs to be put on national Democrats to get a voting rights bill passed through Congress.

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Matt McNeil with Sven Sundgaard (7/15/21)

Matt is joined by meteorologist Sven Sundgaard of Bring Me the News. It’s a rare day where we can actually talk about rain! Unfortunately we’re still so far behind on rain that almost all of Minnesota remains in a drought. They also discuss how the heat dome that’s currently over the western US could move…

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Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe & Julius Kapushinski on Line 3

Matt is joined by Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe of Native Roots Radio and Julius Kapushinski of the Democratic Socialists of America Brained chapter. They discuss how Enbridge’s Line 3 drilling process is basically like fracking and how line 3 construction caused a spill of over 80-100 gallons of drilling fluid. And now Enbridge wants to use…

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Matt McNeil with Dr. Jeffrey Butts (7/12/21)

Matt is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Butts of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They discuss alternative community methods to policing and public safety and data showing how some of those alternatives methods have and have not worked.

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (7/7/21)

Jeff Stein joins to talk about prosecuting the domestic terrorists responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection. US Rep. Mo Brooks blames Trump for his appearance at the Jan. 6 Capitol rally, saying he only spoke because the White House told him to. Why Republicans are trying to turn Jan. 6 insurrection terrorist Ashli Babbitt into…

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Matt McNeil with DFL Sen. Minority Leader Susan Kent

DFL Senate minority leader Susan Kent (district 53) joins Matt to talk about the special session that convened today. They discuss what Governor Walz’s emergency powers actually entail, negotiating with Paul Gazelka (and the lack of cooperation he has with Democrats), making sure MN avoids an eviction cliff when the eviction moratorium ends, SNAP benefits,…

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Matt McNeil with Dana Ferguson of Forum News Service (6/14/21)

Dana Ferguson of the Forum News Service joins Matt to talk about the special session in MN. They discuss the extension of Governor Tim Walz’s emergency powers, which areas of the budget are still being negotiated, contentious policy issues like school vouchers and clean car standards and more.

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Matt McNeil with Jack Rice (6/9/21)

Jack Rice joins Matt and talks about a number of legal stories, including former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor appealing his 3rd degree murder charge to the state supreme court, the killing of Winston Smith in uptown and the spotlight on the US Marshals who shot him that weren’t wearing body cameras, and the owner…

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Matt McNeil Speaks with Sven Sundgaard (5/20/21)

Matt speaks with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard of Bring Me the News. They discuss some warm temps Antarctica is experiencing right now, last night’s sever weather and tornadoes around the metro area, the conditions that led to those storms, the torrential rain Louisiana is receiving and more!

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