The Matt McNeil Show – June 24, 2022

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. Roe v. Wade overturned this morning. Melissa Hortman joins Todd to talk about the impacts and the near term future; all abortions currently suspended in Wisconsin; gun safety legislation heads to Biden’s desk; the ongoing January 6 hearings.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 22, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. We start with our Democrat of the Day, Lauren Bresnahan, who is running for the state house in district 45A in the western suburbs and exurbs. Hour 1 segment 2: Thoughts on the Jan. 6 hearings and the harassment of Georgia election worker Shay…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 21, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Big news as beginning July 5 the Matt McNeil Show will move from 3-5 PM with the first hour being carried in Madison and Milwaukee! Then thoughts on testimony from Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers at the Jan. 6 hearings. Hour 1 segment 2: More on fake electors in Michigan, Wisconsin…

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Brett Johnson Interviews Max Nesterak (6/21/22)

Brett Johnson is joined by Max Nesterak deputy editor at the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about Governor Tim Walz reviving his proposal for Walz checks, unionization efforts at Minnesota Starrbucks stores and tenants of HavenBrook Homes, one of the largest private landlords in Minnesota, demanding better living conditions.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 20, 2022

Michael Brodkorb joins Matt to discuss Watergate and the MN GOP; Texas’s GOP rejects Biden’s legitimacy and LGBTQ right to exist as an official platform; tubers brawl on the Mississippi; is rural America more dangerous than urban America?; abortion rights; today’s COVID update.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 17 2022

Matt recounts his Rex Orange County concert at the Armory last night; Juneteenth celebrations; new scam targeting prospective renters; the state GOP walks away from the state budget agreement at Scott Jensen’s behest; Torrey Westrom challenged by a far-right candidate; Brett Johnson’s Friday visit; Patrick Coolican speaks with Brett; today’s COVID update; Foster the People.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 16, 2022

Author Larry Millett joins Matt to discuss his final entry in the Shadwell Rafferty series; today’s COVID update; January 6 committee hearings continue; Walmart drops MyPillow; motorcyclist arrested going nearly 150 MPH near Rochester; Todd Kolod speaks with Matt from Ukraine; more GOP disinformation spreading about candidates.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 15, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt has a story about trying to get he and his daughter tickets to see Rex Orange County tomorrow at the armory. But then Ticket Master happened! Hour 1 segment 2: The MN COVID-19 update. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual weekly visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 14, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt had a rough start to the day, including a grilling incident, spilling coffee and a car accident. Hour 1 segment 2: Russian military war criminals. And Lt. Governor candidate Matt Birk claims, without evidence, that Tim Walz bought a house in South Dakota. Hour 1 segment 3: Our Democrat of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 13, 2022

Cliff Schecter joins Matt to discuss baseball and the 1/6 hearings; Bitcoin’s crash continues; movies; today’s COVID update; Scott Jensen’s COVID denial extremism; DFL messaging; white nationalists arrested plotting attack on Idaho Pride.

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Cliff Schecter with Matt – June 13, 2022

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 – June 10, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Initial reactions to the January 6 hearings. Hour 1 segment 2: Besides the attempted coup of January 6, Republicans are also for a lot of other things that generally hurt people. Hour 1 segment 3: Brett Johnson speaks with Media Matters’ Deputy Director of Rapid Response Andrew Lawrence. They discuss how…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 9, 2022

Dr. Joe Eastman joins us during today’s COVID update; more bad Minneapolis policing; the continuing takeover of American agriculture by big ag; man charged with filming people in a bathroom at the State Fair; woman charged in East Grand Forks mosque arson; 1/6 investigation hearings begin and Matt outlines expectations as well as his pleas…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 8, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: The now suddenly relevant Sunny D dunks on Minnesota for some reason. Thoughts on populism with both liberals and conservatives. Hour 1 segment 2: How populism can and can’t work for Democrats depending on the issue. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff Stein.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 7, 2022

Zoo break-in allows animals to escape in Wisconsin; Deflection News Part II; remaining Floyd officers’ trial postponed to 2023; today’s COVID update; Brett Johnson stops by and then is joined by Patrick Coolican; racist Rapid City hotel owner arrested for assaulting protesters; water main breaks again in St. Louis Park; Kate Bush’s tie-in to Stranger…

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 6, 2022

Matt’s recollections of Edina culture shock in the 1980s; sports corner featuring the College World Series and the Tampa Bay Rays; Matt asks if he should write a book about his experiences as a sports parent; new Taco Bell concept opens in Brooklyn Park; Deflection News; today’s COVID update.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 3, 2022

Lawsuit alleges Minneapolis police falsified evidence in a botched raid; Mary Frances Clardy is Democrat of the Day; Prior Lake senior prank releases pigeons; Peter Callaghan joins Brett Johnson; today’s COVID update; dancing to close the week.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 2, 2022

Jack Rice joins Matt to discuss the big legal news of the week; what are the Republicans up to lately?; today’s COVID update; train vs. hot air balloon crash; fire at Fort Snelling;; it’s Pride Month; Ann Rest is Democrat of the Day.

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The Matt McNeil Show – June 1, 2022

Looking at the deadline for filing for major races around the state; Two Harbors mayoral update; Jeff Stein’s Wednesday visit; Robert Baril talks about his weeklong Acme Comedy Company stay; Patty Acomb is Democrat of the Day.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 31, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Some thoughts on the commercialization of Memorial Day. Drama for Republicans as perennial candidate and subject of numerous controversy Michelle MacDonald might run against Kim Crockett for the GOP Secretary of State nomination. Plus Jeremy Munson will run in the CD1 general election after saying he would back Brad Finstad. Hour…

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (5/31/22)

Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about how some Minneapolis cops are making well into 6 figures with overtime pay, why AR15’s need to be banned and preserving murals that were made in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta dies at 67; Jessie Diggins will get married this weekend; Gary calls in and asks who really runs the country; the latest from Uvalde; Dr. Joe Eastman and his COVID update; Doug Raney of the Minnesota Historical Society; commemorating George Floyd’s death.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 25, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: The latest on the Texas school shooting from yesterday. And Matt goes through the dangers of military grade assault weapons and how they’re not just pistols or rifles. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our weekly Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about what could be…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 23 2022

Matt and Patrick catch up on the weekend; Matt rants about high school conference layouts; the unfinished weekend at the Minnesota Legislature; White Castle Hall of Fame inductees includes a pair of Minnesotans; today’s COVID update; holding Republicans accountable.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 20, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Another fun weekend ahead of road construction and closures! And Matt shares a personal story about the passing of Father J. Michael Bryon, who was the priest at the church Matt used to attend, Pax Christi. Hour 1 segment 2: The MN COVID-19 update. Hour 1 segments 3/4: The Star Tribune…

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Brett Johnson Interviews Jacob Millner of AJC Twin Cities

Brett Johnson is joined by Jacob Millner, the Twin Cities regional director of the American Jewish Commitee. They discuss GOP Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett’s controversial antisemitic video that was sired at last weekend’s Republican state convention.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 19, 2022

Cornel Walker is Democrat of the Day; Minnesota GOP horror stories featuring Jennifer Carnahan and Kim Crockett; today’s COVID update; Ridgedale store theft; Republican hypocrisy on employer/employee theft; author Barbara Coffin of the Bell Museum joins Matt.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 18, 2022

Grilling adventures; GOP state attorney general race; today’s COVID update; Jeff Stein joins Matt; Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican; Target shares tumble hard; Kim Crockett; state Republican legislatures joining far-right Facebook groups in large numbers; Thomas Lane pleads guilty.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 17, 2022

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt. Discussing the GOP state convention; Caitlin Cahill is Democrat of the Day; January 6 investigation continues; why is this midterm election different?; Ken Engelhardt and Mac Santiago of Healthcare for All MN join Brett.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 16, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Our Democrat of the Day is Heather Gustafson, who is running for state Senate in district 36 in the northeast metro area. Hour 1 segment 2: Matt experiences some road rage on a trip to Taylor Falls. Hour 1 segment 3: The MN COVID-19 update. Hour 1 segment 4: A look…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 13, 2022

Most popular baby names; Ava Michaels; Mike Lindell appears at this weekend’s GOP convention; update on the CD1 special election; baby formula shortage due to a recall; another stellar moment in local sports; Brett Johnson speaks with attorney Marshall Tanick; Acoma Gaither of the Hennepin History Museum joins Matt; ending the week.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 12, 2022

Michael Brodkorb discusses the Ava Michaels controversy; Patrick and Matt sports corner; prohibited items at this weekend’s GOP convention; today’s COVID update; Dan Kessler is Democrat of the Day; Dusty Hinz of Agrarian Seed & Garden joins Matt.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 11, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: Are the Wild done in NHL playoffs? CNN reports a passenger with no flying experience landed a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated. And Michael Brodkorb has a crazy story about Minnesota Republicans. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 10, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: 2 bear sightings in the west metro! One an actual bear, the other Rob Gronkowski. Hour 1 segment 2: Reasons why you shouldn’t feed bears! Hour 1 segment 3: During redistricting Matt ended up in Den Phillips’s district instead of Ilhan Omar’s. Matt was a little bothered by a mailer from…

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Brett with Patrick Coolican (5/10/22)

Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They discuss the Vikings hiring of a sub-contractor on a housing complex they’re building that’s been accused of wage theft, a preview of this weekend’s GOP state convention and where things stand during the final two weeks of the legislative session.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 9, 2022

Matt and Patrick talk weekend activities; Matt criticizes Democrats for mismanagement; Wisconsin pro-life office firebombed and vandalized; more on Republican abortion hypocrisy; Minneapolis population growth; former Wolves player shot to death; gun violence; ATV driver dies in collision with tree near Cass Lake; Mary Kiffmeyer’s election bills; today’s COVID update.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 6, 2022

Today’s COVID update; is Jeremy Miller jeopardizing the fight against chronic wasting disease?; last ditch bid to save an Ely radio station; Brett speaks with Max Nesterak about a controversy with a Vikings-linked subcontractor working on the Viking Lakes development; University of Missouri students disciplined for hazing a Minnesota incoming student; more on the impending…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 5, 2022

Today’s virus update, featuring Dr. Joe Eastman; Cliff Schecter; Alicia Donohue is Democrat of the Day; Daunte Wright’s mother allegedly assaulted by Brooklyn Center police; third party investigation claims no bias in Duluth police; Two Harbors mayor in trouble again?

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 4, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: The climate is broken as it looks like we’ll immediately jump to temps in the 80’s next week. A look at what other rights could be taken away given the SCOTS’s logic now on Roe vs. Wade. Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff…

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Matt with Jeff Stein (5/14/22)

It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff discuss how the leaked SCOTUS abortion ruling might impact midterm election turnout, why it’s plausible a conservative may have leaked the opinion, the logic (or lack thereof) behind Alito’s opinion, overruling court precedent and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 3, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt shares his thoughts on last night’s SCOTUS leak showing that Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. Matt explains his stance on abortion, why the draft ruling is a joke and the slippery slope of the ruling. Hour 1 segment 2: How Republicans want to regulate every aspect of your personal…

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The Matt McNeil Show – May 2, 2022

Sports corner; Scott Jensen attacks Secretary Steve Simon; why the GOP is trying to sideline Scott Jensen; binge watching TV; meat-allergy causing tick spreads to Washington DC; flooding in the Red River Valley; today’s virus update; child care; Trump wanted to shoot protesters during 2020 unrest.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 28. 2022

Catalytic converter thefts; more on the MPD report released yesterday; Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger is Democrat of the Day; Jamie Becker-Finn’s emotional speech supporting LGBTQ+ youth on the Minnesota House floor; Republicans push fallacies at budget negotiations; today’s COVID update; Taco John’s lawsuit.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 27, 2022

MPD found by state investigation to have engaged in violations of civil rights; Republican fascism embrace; Jeff Stein joins for his Wednesday visit; Chris Brazelton is Democrat of the Day; Wisconsin couple electrocuted trying to make art; today’s COVID update; man dies in Kandiyohi County after accidental shooting; gunfire outside a South Carolina baseball game;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 26, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: NBC News reports a A 13-year-old boy from Minnesota will soon earn his bachelor’s degree from college with a major in physics and a minor in math. MN Republicans will charge volunteers and attempt to stop anti-GOP speech at their upcoming state convention. Hour 1 segment 2: Minnesota State Senate candidate…

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (4/26/22)

Brett is joined by Patrick Coolican, editor in chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They discuss Governor Tim Walz’s state of the state address, a column about how to fight book bans, and MN Republicans nickle and diming people at their upcoming state convention.

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The Matt McNeil Show – April 25, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt is joined by Cliff Schecter. Today they talk about Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and what that will mean for social media, Macron defeating Le Pen in France plus some baseball talk and more. Hour 1 segment 2: More thoughts on how Twitter might change now that it will be owned…

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