On today’s show Brett speaks with Julia Lurie of Mother Jones to discuss the medical supply rationing currently taking place in many California hospitals and what that may mean for the rest of the nation. What are ‘elective’ surgeries and what is being postponed during the Covid-19 pandemic? Tulsi is out of the presidential race,…

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The Trump administration wants to cut checks to Americans to stimulate the economy in the midst of coronavirus; potential airline bailouts; Brett is joined by Max Richman to discuss the consequences of a payroll tax cut.

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On today’s episode of FYI Politics, Brett talks all things Coronavirus. both state and federal government declare a state of emergency. How prepared is Minnesota for even an optimistic course of events? Brett compares Covid-19 with the conventional seasonal flu and Donald Trump gives a re-do press conference in the form of an infomercial for…

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Why are the Democrats making this debate easier for Biden? This should be a trial of fitness. Republicans move to cut funding to any library offering drag storytime. Is a "return to normalcy" what America really wants?

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Brett and Patrick discuss the coronavirus fallout as well as several bills at the state legislature including wakeboarding and a constitutional amendment to allow the MN legislature to call a special session without gubernatorial approval.

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For today’s FYI Politics, Brett opens the show with a discussion on Elizabeth Warren’s dropping out. What do you call a male witch? The highschool boys’ hockey tournament begins. And Erik argues for the preservation of the Lake Street Kmart.

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The FYI the day after Super Tuesday! Brett Johnson tries to make sense of how Joe Biden won in Minnesota and takes calls from people who voted for him to explain their reasoning. Did Republicans voting in the Democratic primary shift the results? is Amy Klobuchar’s endorsement really that powerful?

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On today’s FYI Politics Brett talks about the connection between the stock exchange and the Coronavirus. The CDC releases an explanation on facial hair compliant with germ-masks. Amy Klobuchar uses outside consultants to stock her ‘supporters’. In the second half Brett talks with Kevin Featherly of MinnLawyer about upcoming bills in the Minnesota legislature. And…

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Brett kicks of the show with a call from Iris Altamirano, head of the SEIU Local 26, to discuss the St. Paul teachers’ strike. Strange behaviors and responses from the most recent debate attendees. A look at last night’s caucuses. Brett goes into detail about how the DNC distributes delegates.

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Brett interviews Peter Callahan about local statewide politics. Jordan Smith of The Intercept shares her story about an important Supreme Court case that’ll have far reaching implications on abortion in the United States. Brett shares new data from OKCupid and other dating apps about how politics is affecting the dating world in 2020.

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Brett begins today’s FYI Politics by sharing a few of the less coherent takes coming out of the IA and NH primaries. What might happen at a contested national convention. Brett explains Minnesota’s highly confusing and unique hybrid primary/caucus system. Is it right to be collecting the voter data at primaries? What could the potential…

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On today’s FYI politics with Brett Johnson, a closer look at the current state of the Enbridge pipeline. Why does the Minnesota congress have 201 seats? David Schultz joins Brett to discuss what the big story out of the New Hampshire primary is. And is this Deja Vu or is 2020 just 2016 all over…

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Brett begins today’s show with an interview with two nurses currently involved in a likely labor strike at Health Partners. Is Romney really absolved of all his ugly behavior with a simple vote for impeachment against Trump? Why you should never trust any group that includes ‘capital’ or ‘brotherhood’ in their name.

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Brett opens the show with an interview of Aaron Brown to talk unions in northern Minnesota. How do we balance good jobs with environmental concern? Later in the show dentist, Scott Shamblott. explains his special event to give back to people who can’t afford dental work.

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On this episode of FYI Politics, Brett interviews David Schulz to discuss the Senate impeachment hearings. What is the story behind this "shadowy" app used by the DNC in Iowa’s caucuses? Noah Kulwin from The Outline calls in to report on his finidings about the mysterious company behind the app, ACRONYM.

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Brett p[ens today’s show with an interview with Gary Carlson. A new program designed to substitute some of the nuisance vehicle maintenance tickets police give out with vouchers to replace headlights/signal and brake lights. Private security cameras are being utilized by police to track and identify suspicious individuals. The Post Office gives Bernie their endorsement.

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This episode of FYI opens with Brett welcoming on Thom Hartmann to detail his newest book, The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to Get It Back. Later, Brett digs in to the story surrounding a wrongful verdict Amy Klobuchar sat over, Is the problem more systemic than…

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On today’s show Brett discusses profitable companies making layoffs such as 3M’s announced cuts, discusses redistricting and the terrors at Shenandoah juvenile detention facility in Virginia, and speaks with Rep. Mary Murphy about bonding.

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