The Matt McNeil Show – April 22 2024

Trump trial opening arguments begin; conservatives convinced their fantasy is better than reality; Supreme Court takes up anti-homeless case; author Don Carr stops by the show; DFL senator arrested for alleged burglary; Mall of America releases bugs for Earth Day; Woodbury Target standoff; Walz appoints two new State Supreme Court justices; traffic deaths up.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 19, 2024

Man self-immolates in front of courthouse where Trump trial is taking place; Trump trial continues; Dr. Andrew Wu and Lee Ann Hertzog-Donovan joined Matt today to discuss their upcoming efforts to help with the establishment of a pediatric ICU in Rwanda; US Department of Education revises Title IX; Dr. Joe Eastman makes a surprise appearance;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 18, 2024

On today’s show: – House Republican unveil their new “Floor Action Response Team,” or FART. – Jurors continue to be selected in Trump’s New York fraud trial. And Trump’s team tries intimidating them. – Why are national media outlets not covering Trump falling asleep during his fraud trial? – The Republican annihilation of rural America…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – April 15, 2024

Trump jury selection in hush money case begins; Truth Social stock crashes; Biden brings coalition together to stop Iranian drones attacking Israel; recapping Sexy Liberal weekend; Mike Lindell loses in court again; St. Paul city councilor owes over $1000 in fines; Republican Senate candidate in Montana misleads on his background.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 11, 2024

Hal Sparks has a great interview with Matt; OJ Simpson’s death; Biden administration tries to close gun show loophole; Minneapolis postpones rideshare ordinance implementation by two months; south metro state house candidate; Apple River stabbing suspect found guilty; Mankato dog shooting.

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – April 10, 2024

Police officers shot in Minnetonka; Chipotle shooting and general gun craziness; Jeff Stein makes his Wednesday visit; John Fugelsang previews the Sexy Liberal Tour Show Saturday night; Minneapolis considers delaying rideshare pay implementation; try that in a small town?

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – April 9, 2024

Frangela visit with Matt ahead of their Sexy Liberal appearance this weekend; cicadas prepare to emerge; Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 abortion ban; Gregory Rich makes an impromptu visit to the studio; Uber/Lyft at the Minneapolis City Council; Republican conspiracies on squatters.

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – April 8, 2024

On today’s show: – We’re joined by Ag author and journalist Austin Frerick. – Matt recaps his trip to both Chicago and Ann Arbor, MI. – Why Minneapolis needs to show off more what’s great about the city. – How rural American farmers have allowed their own self destruction by not opposing corporate farms. –…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 5, 2024

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt. On today’s show: – Joe Biden visits Baltimore amid the city’s bridge collapse. – Our segment called “something seems hanky.” – How the food industry is using manipulative marketing practices. – We’re joined by Tracey Breazeale, who is running for MN legislative house seat 45A in the west metro.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 4, 2024

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. On the show: – Republican infighting not catching the attention of legacy media. – Funny radio voices – Where will Nikki Haley voters go during the general election? – Explaining the rift between Judge Aileen Cannon in Trump’s Florida case and federal prosecutor Jack Smith. – How Joe…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 3, 2024

On today’s show: Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. We talk about: – Trump’s grifts with bibles and sneakers. – Green Bay, WI flips their city council from Republican to Democrat. – Our national political expert Jeff Stein joins for his weekly visit. – Your calls on Trump’s legal issues, manifest destiny applying to…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 2, 2024

On today’s show: – Actor Joe Flaherty from SCTV among other shows, has died at age 82. – The Daily Caller posts a fake story of saying that Joe Biden banned religious imagery during the White House Easter ceremony. – An Israeli strike kills 7 aid workers in Gaza. – Dr. Joe Eastman joins Matt…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – April 1, 2024

On today’s show: – Donald Trump compares himself to Jesus on Easter yesterday. – How right wing troll farms are trying to dissuade Gen Z from voting. – The ramifications to Gen Z if Trump gets back into office. – The Avian flu spreads to an American citizen. – Wheel of Destiny for Kathy Griffin…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – March 27, 2024

On today’s show: – Matt’s thoughts on the new Road House movie. – How Republicans welcomed in extreme right wing Christians amid a decline in Americans who identify as Christians. – Our weekly visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. – How much money do single adults need to make to live “comfortably” in the…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – March 25, 2024

Trump delays deadline in civil fraud trial; Republicans try to change reality to appeal more broadly; Republicans expect their reality to be accommodated; US Supreme Court to hear abortion pill case tomorrow; Republican state senator cites cows as reason to oppose gun control; Walz proposes banning book challenges; Pine City man sentenced for sex crimes;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 22, 2024

Stephanie Miller visits with Matt; the Princess of Wales has cancer; Republicans bumbling around in the US House; Trump is an idiot; cold case victim identified in Chicago; national Republicans try to ban abortion again; our inability to move on from Trump once and for all; the “Tony Webster Act”.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 21, 2024

Shohei Ohtani implicated in gambling issues after trainer fired; Republican “budget”; Grinnell College poll; snow takes its aim; campaign season continues with Biden in Texas; shots fired at Edina fitness center; Brian O’Hara comments; no charges in St. Paul fatal police shooting; Minnesota moves to ban straw purchases; former Twin Cities radio host Jeff Dubay…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 20, 2024

On today’s show: – Matt needs to cut streaming services. Which ones? – Impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden continue to fall apart in the US House. – Jeff Stein joins for his weekly Wednesday visit. – A theft at the Timberwolves headquarters. – Fergus Now reports that the Otter Tail County Jail has been placed…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 19, 2024

Republican efforts to destabilize workforce; Trump comments about Jewish people; Nebraska legislator under fire for substituting colleagues’ names into graphic account; Richard D. Thompson from the History Theatre joins Matt; NIL hurting Minnesota college sports; Patrick Coolican makes his Tuesday visit; Minnesota Republicans getting cranky.

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – March 18, 2024

What Twitter has devolved into; Matt’s friend Dermot Flanagan makes his annual St. Patrick’s Day visit; Trump can’t meet bond on his civil judgements; internet trolls; Gov. Walz has “concerns” about legal case involving trooper charged with Ricky Cobb’s murder; Mike Lindell begs for donations.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 15, 2024

On today’s show: – St. Patrick’s Day preview! – How Fani Willis has potentially sabotaged her own case against Donald Trump. – Dr. John Gartner on how the media treats Trump with kid gloves when it comes to his cognitive decline. – A right wing conspiracy theory leaves an Arizona county with a $200k problem.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 14, 2024

On today’s show: – The consolidation of legacy media outlets. – How the right wing media takeover will now be attempted with social media outlets like TikTok. – We’re joined by Maureen Tkacik of the American Prospect, who recently wrote an article titled, “UnitedHealth Exploits an ‘Emergency’ It Created.” – Does Minnesota really have the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 11, 2024

Oscars recap; Trump’s 2024 policy plans; the effect of Trump on average GOP behavior and the media letting him get away with it; weekend recap; MSP best airport once again; Edina financial advisor swindles over a million dollars; Michael Brodkorb joins the show to discuss the Vikings’ first day of free agency.

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The Matt McNeil Show – March 7, 2024

On today’s show: – Legal expert Jack Rice joins Matt to talk about Trump’s legal troubles. – Would Donald Trump be able to actually pay his legal bills? – Previewing tonight’s State of the Union address. – Thoughts on whether we should keep or ditch day light savings time. – An absolutely crazy North Carolina…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – March 4, 2024

Internet trolls; New York Times polling; the media’s Trump favoritism; Supreme Court denies Trump ballot removals; Super Tuesday preview; Richard Lewis buried in Roseville; deer hunting numbers; Wright County police shooting; Star Tribune sanctuary state story follies.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 28, 2024

On today’s show: – Melania and Donald Trump are not getting along. – Matt has a message for Lauren Boebert (not a snarky message) after her many family issues. – Mitch McConnell announces he will step down as Senate Republican leader. – Our weekly Wednesday visit with Jeff Stein. – Trump is having trouble gathering…

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 27, 2024

Illinois judge removed from bench over reversed rape conviction; Massachusetts GOP wacko; Aaron Rupar joins the show; Republican demands to keep the government open; details emerge on how Burnsville shooter got his guns; Brett brings Patrick Coolican in for his weekly visit; prove it first mining bill hearings; Iron Range lawmakers upset at proposal to…

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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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The Matt McNeil Show – February 26, 2024

Trump wins in South Carolina but not all is as it seems; Matt has an ephiphany and a simple yet stark observation about today’s America; CPAC weekend; college sports venue storming; wild weather; major grain elevator fire in northwestern Minnesota; Rice County elections; MN tries to increase business competition.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 23, 2024

Mike Lindell; shootings; gun culture in America; fake Biden informant arrested again in slew of bad news for Republicans pushing Biden inquiries; Edina property forfeitures; real estate advice; Dean Phillips’ campaign involvement in fake Biden robocall from New Hampshire deepens; what would the financial cost of removing I-94 be?

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Deena Winter with Matt – February 22, 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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The Matt McNeil Show – February 21, 2024

On today’s show: – Do we need to legislate unruly parents at sporting events? – Republicans get played by Putin’s conies when their “smoking gun” argument against Hunter Biden completely blows up. – Breaking down the discredited FII informant against Hunter Biden, Alexander Smirnov. – Our weekly Wednesday visit with Jeff Stein – Matt hangs…

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (2/21/24)

Matt is joined by our national political expert Jeff Stein.They talk about the revelations of Alexander Smirnov being a liar in the Hunter Biden case, reckless Republicans relying on faulty evidence, Chuck Grassley getting played by unreliable witnesses and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 20 2024

Last night’s comedy news show recaps; two adults charged in Super Bowl parade shootings; Trump high tops; Wisconsin finally has new fair maps; sports betting; updates on Burnsville shootings; how shooter may have gotten guns; politicization by police groups.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 16, 2024

Trump takes a $364M hit in court; Joe Manchin won’t run for president; James Comer in serious trouble; US government blames Putin for Alexei Navalny’s death; Duluth police catch shovel assilant; state’s interest in banning non-competes runs into trouble; Legalize Marijuana Now Party fights to keep its major status; Iowa targets illegal immigrants.

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Aaron Zimmerman with Matt – February 15, 2024

Aaron Zimmerman is a career fundraiser and non-profit manager. He has served as PFund Foundation’s Director of Development, as a Major and Planned Giving Officer at Twin Cities PBS (TPT), and as the Director of Development and Communications at Domestic Abuse Project, a Minneapolis-based domestic violence therapy and advocacy program. He holds a B.A. degree…

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 15, 2024

Matt dives deep into the controversial foot washing ad from Sunday’s Super Bowl; North Dakota US Senate candidate Katrina Christiansen tries to make inroads in a deep red state; Kansas City shooting was a dispute between groups; conservatives trying to smear Fani Willis; Aaron Zimmerman from the Pfund Foundation discusses Minnesota being a trans refuge…

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 14, 2024

Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs celebration parade; Democrats win George Santos’s former seat; Jeff Stein makes his normal Wednesday visit; anti-abortion group used cell phone data to track Planned Parenthood patients; Minnesota tries to crack down on junk fees; Pete Stauber; Minneapolis Park Board issues with paying musicians.

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The Matt McNeil Show – February 13, 2024

Alaska pox; Jon Stewart makes his return to the Daily Show; the media’s double standards on Biden and Trump; good guy with a gun myth; Michelle Griffith of the Minnesota Reformer steps in for an interview; Chamber of Commerce meeting; mailbox thefts in St. Paul; Moose Lake police force issues; laser loons return.

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Michelle Griffith with Matt – February 13, 2024

Michelle Griffith covers Minnesota politics and policy for the Reformer, with a focus on marginalized communities. Most recently she was a reporter with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in North Dakota where she covered state and local government and Indigenous issues.

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