The Matt McNeil Show – December 1, 2022

Hour 1: We start the show with Rick Smith from the Rick Smith Show (weeknights 8-10 PM) reporting live from Georgia. Matt and Rick talk about the Georgia Senate runoff and also how Republicans and legacy media are misleading what rail unions are asking for in their dispute with rail companies. The absurdity of Republicans…

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Matt McNeil with Rick Smith (12/1/22)

Matt is joined by Rick Smith from the Rick Smith Show (weeknights 8-10 PM) reporting live from Georgia. Matt and Rick talk about the Georgia Senate runoff and also how Republicans and legacy media are misleading what rail unions are asking for in their dispute with rail companies.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 30, 2022

Hour 1: AM950 calendars are back! And this year we’ve also added a National Parks poster. Go to our Membership page to find out how you can get them (https://www.am950radio.com/featured_events/2023-am950-calendar-and-national-parks-poster/). Congress passes a same sex marriage protection bill. Then it’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff look at some stunning stats from…

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (11/30/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff look at some stunning stats from this year’s midterms, Republicans trying to frame the elections as a “win,” some (but probably not a majority) of Republicans criticize Trump for dining with far right personality Nick Fuentes and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 28, 2022

Matt goes to the Minnesota History Museum to see the Sherlock Holmes exhibit along with other long weekend recapping; Burnsville family receives nasty anonymous letter about their Christmas decorations; Mike Lindell will run for RNC chair; Donald Trump’s dinner with white nationalist heavily criticized; will Minnesota jump toward the front of the presidential primary?; how…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving preparations continue; Trump’s desperate attempt to keep his tax returns from the House committee fails; the collapse of FTX; Matt addresses issues with our school system; Brett is joined by Max Nesterak as they discuss labor-related priorities for the new incoming state legislature; crime roundup; have a great week, everybody.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 21, 2022

Sports disappointment; what is the long-term goal for Twitter?; Bree Johnson of MJSB Employment Justice sits down for an extended interview with Matt; Terry John Zila makes his annual Thanksgiving week visit to the show; Joe Biden pardons two turkeys; illness continues to surge statewide as we head into the holidays; Kevin McCarthy vows to…

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Terry John Zila with Matt – November 21, 2022

Terry John Zila has been experimenting in the kitchen his entire life. Twenty years in the restaurant industry has exposed him to a wide variety of cooking styles. In his private dining and corporate events and in-home cooking classes, he uses that culinary knowledge to create unique events.

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Bree Johnson with Matt – November 21, 2022

In 2020, Bree founded the employment law firm of MJSB, representing employees harmed in the workplace by harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. She also counseled non-profits on governance and employment law matters, leveraging her experience inside corporations and large law firms. Prior to MJSB, Bree worked at Minneapolis-based law firms such as…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 17, 2022

Matt details his Thanksgiving shopping; NIMBYs and proposals in West St. Paul; Grumpy Old Men upsets Fargo in Minnesota Movie Challenge; Nancy Pelosi will not seek leadership in the new Democratic minority in the US House; looking to reform police departments.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 16, 2022

Hour 1: How much will the average Thanksgiving meal cost this year? New Thanksgiving foods. Why Republicans failed to defeat Keith Ellison in the AG race. Then we’re joined by Cliff Schecter. Matt and Cliff talk about how so many states and Congressional districts went blue (or at least purple) during the supposed red wave,…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 15, 2022

Hour 1: An ugly hate crime story from West Virginia highlights how we still have two separate criminal justice systems in the US. How Kari Lake making fun of Paul Pelosi likely cost her the Arizona Governor election. Why bullying is the most important attribute Republican voters look for when selecting candidates. A Russian missile…

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Brett Johnson with Patrick Coolican (11/15/22)

Brett Johnson is joined by Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about Patrick’s column about how the Minnesota GOP need to quit treating the state like Mississippi and how the Minneapolis Police Department could see a wave of resignations at the end of the year.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 14, 2022

Matt recounts an amusing visit to the grocery store; diving into the deeper breakdown of the election; small cattle producers’ woes; Fargo vs. Grumpy Old Men for best Minnesota-based movie; a closer look at how COVID deaths may have changed state elections; Jaleel Stallings and the Minneapolis Police Department.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 11, 2022

Hour 1: FOX News pundit/clown Jesse Watters says single women need to get married immediately so they stop voting for Democrats. Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman during the 1990’s animated TV show, passed away today. Plus your calls on Republicans trying for a constitutional convention, single women voting Democrats and Republicans playing the long game.…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 10, 2022

Hour 1: Matt likes November. Michele Tafoya comments about a potential 2024 Trump presidential run. How rural Wisconsin areas vote Republican with no logic whatsoever. Brett Johnson is joined by Ross Stadheim of MJSB Employment Justice. They talk about whistleblower protection laws in the midwest and at the federal level. A shocking number of states…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 9, 2022

Hour 1: A red wave or a small toxic spill? It was a great night in Minnesota but a mixed bag in Wisconsin. Despite what pundits said, abortion remained a top issue for voters around the country yesterday. It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about last night’s midterm elections, including…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 4, 2022

Hour 1: It’s crunch time with the elections less than a week away, and they will likely come down to Democratic turnout. Why polls are likely underestimating Democratic support. Next it’s our COVID modeling expert Dr. Joe Eastman. They talk about how the last two Novembers have been rough for COVID, so will this November…

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Matt McNeil with Dr. Joe Eastman (11/4/22)

It’s our COVID modeling expert Dr. Joe Eastman. They talk about how the last two Novembers have been rough for COVID, so will this November be the same? Also new vaccine effectiveness, staying safe over the holidays and with traveling, new variants of concern and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 3, 2022

Powerball is over $1 billion and Matt discusses what would really happen if you win; Yahoo claims doom coming for Democrats; Matt explains why he doesn’t allow much space for conservative viewpoints on the show; DST controversies; Reed Olson and Alan Roy are Democrats of the Day.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 2, 2022

Hour 1: Will Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter go down as one of the worst business purchases of all time? Wisconsin Republican candidate for Governor Tim Michels says Republicans will never lose another election in the state if he wins. Then it’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about Republican flirtations…

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (11/2/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about Republican flirtations with fascism, Republican candidates joking about Paul Pelosi getting physically attacked by a right wing extremist, election deniers pegging their hopes on overturning the 2020 election on Clarence Thomas and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 28, 2022

Hour 1: Reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s husband being attacked at home by a far right winger. Elon Musk has officially taken over Twitter. What will that mean and the debate on whether people should leave Twitter. Our Democrat of the Day is Brad Pfaff, who is running in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes portions…

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Matt McNeil with John Crippen (10/28/22)

Matt is joined by John Crippen, Executive Director of the Hennepin History Museum. They talk about why Minnesotans still talk about the 1991 Halloween blizzard, infamous Minneapolis 1890’s murderer/possible serial killer Harry T. Hayward and more scary stories!

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 26, 2022

Hour 1: Stories from the road in South Carolina, including the Waffle House, a Halloween Tour, revisionist southern history and more. Then it’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about early voting trends, how Republicans are campaigning (or not) on abortion, the Fetterman vs. Oz debate, a second woman accusing Herschel…

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Matt McNeil with Jeff Stein (10/26/22)

It’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about early voting trends, how Republicans are campaigning (or not) on abortion, the Fetterman vs. Oz debate, a second woman accusing Herschel Walker of pressuring her to get an abortion, Kanye West and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 25, 2022

Matt is back from vacation. He discusses his trip to South Carolina; Jeff Ettinger is Democrat of the Day; Kanye West’s continuing issues; Brett speaks with Patrick Coolican; remembering Paul Wellstone’s death 20 years later; Steve Simon owns Kim Crockett.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 21, 2022

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today! During hour 1 we do “Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Stupidest GOP Maneuvers of the Week.” Plus your phone calls! Then in hour 2 we talk about why the supposed building red wave is a mirage, the continuing effort to identify umbrella man from the 2020 Minneapolis riots, why…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 19, 2022

Hour 1: Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today! Todd talks about why polls are likely underestimating the amount of young voters and why a youth wave might be materializing. Then we shift gears to economics talking about the history of how Republicans became the party of corporations. Plus your calls! Hour 2: How different…

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The Matt McNeil SHow – October 17, 2022

Todd Mikkelson fills in for Matt today. Trump family charged Secret Service large amounts of money to use their hotels; Wisconsin Senate debate over the weekend; Todd talks polling; Larry Kraft is Democrat of the Day; a look at some conservative organizations posing as non-partisan.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 14, 2022

Actor Robbie Coltrane dies; Matt talks about prioritizing taking some time off this year; the price gouging of MEA weekend; What the hell, La Crosse?; Paqui Challenge; CD2 debate; abortion; former AM950 producer Bryan Highhill is Lumpy Music; Matt will see you in a week-plus.

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Katy Tessman and Jim Thrubis with Matt – October 13, 2022

Music has always taken center stage in Katy Tessman’s life. Growing up in the Twin Cities, Katy sang in choirs and musicals. After graduating from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a B.A. in Speech Communication (and a resume of roles in several musical theatre productions), Katy picked up the guitar, and later the mandolin, and started…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 12, 2022

Hour 1: Rural Republicans continue to falsely argue that metro area crime is a massive problem. But do the numbers really back up what they say? A jury awards nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families from Alex Jones. Then it’s our national political expert Jeff Stein. This week Matt and Jeff talk about Alex…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury dies at 96; Brett Favre scandal update; the gig economy misadventures; Michael Moore predicts a blue wave; Matt and Patrick recall creepy TV episodes as we head toward Halloween; anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger endorses Steve Simon; Brett Johnson stops in and recaps his discussion with Patrick Coolican; how Roe impacts the CD1 and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 10, 2022

Matt explains the true legacy of Christopher Columbus; Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville spews open racism; Trace Beaulieu of MST3k joins the show; Liz Lee is Democrat of the Day; Kim Crockett’s appearance on Almanac; Scott Jensen’s interview with Minnesota Daily; crime trending downward; Eagan man sentenced for 1/6 crimes.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 6, 2022

Hour 1: Why for Republicans it’s really not about outlawing abortion, it’s about controlling people they disagree with. Then Matt gives a pep talk for why Democrats need to make sure they vote in November! Next it’s our COVID modeling expert Dr. Joe Eastman. He talks about the impacts of long COVID and its costs,…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 5, 2022

Hour 1: How evil dictators are able to consolidate support from other politicians who attach themselves to the dictator when their own political fortunes are threatened. A lawsuit has been filed against Biden’s student loan forgiveness program on what seems to be flimsy lines. Next we’re joined by national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 4, 2022

Hour 1: Why Democrats need to stop taking the high road when it comes to controversy. “Pro-life” Georgia Senate candidate Hershel Walker paid for an abortion of an ex-girlfriend. Then Walker’s son, Christian details how Hershel Walker physically threatened him and his family multiple times. Ron Johnson acknowledges texting with Trump attorneys during the 1/6…

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Brett with Patrick Coolican (10/4/22)

Brett Johnson is joined by editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer Patrick Coolican. They talk about the Reformer’s article on sexual abuse allegations at a construction site in Eagan owned by the Minnesota Vikings as well as Scott Jensen falling for internet hoaxes and the GOP threatening to sue DFL chair Ken Martin.

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The Matt McNeil Show – October 3, 2022

Hour 1: Matt talks about the importance of getting a colonoscopy and how his own went from earlier today. How abortion is forcing Republican candidates to skip debates. Mike Lindell’s appeal to the Supreme Court fails. Next we’re joined by Rob Drieslein of Outdoor News as he highlights some stories including people cheating at a…

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