The Matt McNeil Show – January 25, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: It’s cooold! Then State Republican Rep. Nolan West alleges he was assaulted when he tried to enter an activist group’s meeting that was billed as open to the general public. And then another Republican state rep, Joe McDonald, was kicked out of an Action 4 Liberty meeting, which even drew the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 24, 2022

State Rep. Fue Lee is today’s Democrat of the Day; Matt and Patrick talk football; today’s COVID update; Jack Rice joins Matt to discuss the opening movements of the remaining three Floyd murder police officers; the local man at the center of the COVID lawsuit has died in Texas; Sheriff Hutch developments.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 20, 2022

Matt talks about old photos he found at home; today’s COVID update; MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann announces her retirement; Dr. Joseph Eastman joins Matt to discuss COVID models; Gov. Walz proposes “Walz Checks”; MN State Senator Lindsey Port is Democrat of the Day; things keep getting worse for Sheriff Hutchinson; robbery suspects arrested;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 19, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt goes through some old photos at home from his younger days. MNDOT announces new names for snowplows this year. Hour 1 segment 2: A Minnesota Boogaloo Bois member gets 2 years in a plot to attack the Minnesota Capitol. And the Star Tribune reports a southern Minnesota man has been…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 18, 2022

DFL Chair Ken Martin is today’s Democrat of the Day; Matt responds to his interview with Martin; GOP State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen announces he will retire from the state senate; Crow Wing County residents want a forensic audit of the county’s election results despite GOP dominance in elections there; Brett speaks with Max Nesterak of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 17, 2022

Hour 1 segments 1/2: Matt talks about his experience getting COVID last week. Fortunately he is now fully recovered and did not have symptoms. Hour 1 segment 3: Why there are large segments (mainly right wingers) who are okay with the needless suffering of themselves and others. Hour 1 segment 4: We playback an interview…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 12, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt has a COVID scare at home. If he needs to quarantine could we spend a whole show riffing the movie Armageddon. Mike Lindell runs some fuzzy math and says over 300 million Americans should be jailed for voter and election “fraud.” Hour 1 segment 2: Pete Stauber is touting extra…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jeff Stein (1/12/22)

It’s our usual Wednesday visit with Jeff Stein. Today Matt and Jeff talk about the Jan. 6 House committee asking Kevin McCarthy to appear, whether a politician from Florida could win a national election, more 2024 prognosticating of the Republican primary and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 11, 2022

Sven Sundgaard hired by MPR; COVID denial continues despite the astronomical case numbers; today’s COVID updates and stories; Clyde Bellecourt dies at 85; Brett speaks to Mother Jones’s Anthony Conwright about 1/6; returning to more COVID stories.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 10, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: We start with some sports news today as the Vikings fire both GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer. Then Matt shares a story about a sermon he heard from a pastor at a church that he visited about how people who are vaccinated don’t need to be enemies with those…

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Grace Baltich of AFSCME Local 34 and Ali Fuhrman of AFSCME Local 2822

Matt McNeil is joined by Grace Baltich, President of of AFSCME Local 34 and Ali Fuhrman, President of AFSCME Local 2822. They represent Hennepin County workers that include social workers, human services representatives, service center representatives, and library workers. They discuss why their unions are considering going on strike.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 6, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: We start today’s show being joined by Dr. Joe Eastman. He talks about how Omicron became so infectious, what kind of January and February we could be looking at with Omicron, if mice might have been the original source of COVID and more. Hour 1 segment 2: Your calls including how…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 5 2022

Matt’s crime roundup; Jeff Stein’s Wednesday visit; author Walter Jacobs joins Matt to discuss his book Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion; Matt calls out the GOP for their continued 1/6 delusions; two southern Minnesota men plead guilty to 1/6 crimes; today’s COVID update.

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 4, 2022

State Sen. Roger Chamberlain retweets a tweet from the recent Denver mass shooter; following up on the Rebecca Brannon story on searching Sheriff Hutchinson’s car from last week; today’s COVID update; Jim Hagedorn tests positive; the failure of the media to reduce sensationalism in reporting; Brett speaks with MinnPost’s Peter Callaghan; Matt talks about the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – January 3, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: We’re back after the holidays! We start with sports and how the Wild played poorly when hosting the Winter Classic. Then Matt’s prediction about Kirk Cousins comes true, as he missed a key game last night vs. the Packers after he refused to get vaccinated and caught COVID. Hour 1 segment…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 30, 2021

Jeff Stein joins Matt for their year in review conversation; today’s COVID update; woman hurt inside a cave behind Minnehaha Falls; Minnesota Reformer details how a journalist got access to Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s wrecked vehicle from his drunk driving accident; Sven Sundgaard’s weekly weather visit.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 20, 2021

MDH Director Kris Ehresmann joins Matt to discuss the ongoing COVID situation; today’s virus update; the new Spider-Man film is out; Kim Potter trial update; Ramsey County courthouse briefly evacuated this morning.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 17, 2021

Matt talks about a tough day running errands; Kim Potter takes the stand in her trial; Lunds and Byerlys carjackers arrested; today’s virus update; Bill Corbett joins Matt to talk entertainment; Billy Idol closes the week with some holiday cheer.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 16, 2021

Woman arrested for randomly shooting at vehicles; the 38 Republican lawmakers who signed a letter criticizing the Mayo Clinic over vaccine mandates for employees; today’s COVID update; bizarre clip of Trump with Mike Huckabee about Christmas; Kim Potter trial update; Sven Sundgaard recaps yesterday’s unprecedented weather event.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 15, 2021

Matt and Patrick comment on the bizarre and unusual weather; Dr. Scott Jensen’s promotional video using mostly non-Minnesota footage; Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to civil rights violations in George Floyd murder case; Jeff Stein’s weekly visit; Blaine Instacart driver cited but not charged; today’s COVID update; Republicans send a letter to the Mayo Clinic of…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 14, 2021

Matt’s encounter with a long-lost family friend; North Dakota steals one of our snowplow names; Matt speaks with Wisconsin 3rd district candidate Rebecca Cooke; racial profiling at a US Bank in Columbia Heights; Deena Winter of the Minnesota Reformer joins Matt to talk the Kim Potter trial; today’s virus update; the usual suspects are back!

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Matt McNeil Interviews Trace Beaulieu (12/13/21)

Matt McNeil speaks with MST3K alum Trace Beaulieu about a brand new riff of Manos Los Hands of Fate taking place tomorrow. Order tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mads-manos-the-hands-of-fate-all-new-live-riff-w-mst3ks-the-mads-tickets-204058964857

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 10, 2021

Snowstorm moves into the metro; Michelle Benson’s comments at the GOP gubernatorial event this week; today’s COVID update; Lisa Hanson found guilty of evading COVID restrictions; man found dead in a secret room; Peter Callaghan joins Brett for a Friday interview; Kim Potter trial continues; climate change effect on the state’s lakes.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 9, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: What to watch on TV tonight besides the dreadful Vikings. The MN COVID-19 update including how the metro now only has one available ICU bed. Hour 1 segment 2: The Waseca, MN women’s prison has biggest COVID-19 outbreak in country. And why Republican leaders that promote vaccine skepticism need to be…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard (12/9/21)

Matt is joined by meteorologist Sven Sundgaard. They talk about certain worms being invasive species, the cold snap we saw earlier this week, the possibility of a 60 degree day next week and of course this weekend’s big snowstorm that’s on the way.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 8, 2021

Opening statements in Potter trial; Jeff Stein’s weekly political visit; western Wisconsin couple’s issues with trespassing; Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson suspected of DWI after a crash; today’s COVID update; Matt explains where all the “adults” have gone.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 7, 2021

Media hyperbole of a robbery outside a concert hall last night; today’s COVID update; MPD interim police chief named, Amelia Huffman; Nathan Bedford Forrest statue disappears from a Tennessee roadside; Brett speaks with Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler; Matt gives his thoughts on Brett’s interview with Rep. Winkler; China’s men’s hockey team; Paige Bueckers…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 6th, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt speaks with Rick Smith of the Rick Smith show (listen weeknights live from 8-10 PM on AM950). Matt and Rick talk about how Democrats need to win back working class union voters and how it’s important to focus on kitchen table issues. Hour 1 segment 2: Why Republicans, no matter…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 3rd 2021

Shot clock coming to Minnesota high school basketball; Matt’s neighbors have the dinosaur put up; today’s COVID update; school news; update on the Michigan school shooting and how the right enables this behavior; Brett is joined by Jeffrey Krames; Matt goes through impending MN redistricting proposals.

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 2, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: We start today’s show talking about Marvel and other TV shows on streaming services. Then we go darker with today’s MN COVID-19 update, including the first case of Omicron being discovered in Minnesota. Hour 1 segment 2: We continue with the MN COVID-19 update including the lack of ICU beds available…

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The Matt McNeil Show – December 1, 2021

Matt buys a snowblower; man found dead in his air duct; developments in the local Best Buy raids on Black Friday; Jeff Stein’s weekly visit on national politics; new Minnesota NWSL franchise name selection narrowed to 3; a very large bear spotted up north; basketball player sucker punches an opponent in the postgame handshake line;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 30, 2021

Matt gets a Catholic mailer; Michigan school shooting leaves three dead; more bravery from the Minnesota GOP!; today’s COVID update; Foo Fighters abruptly pull their Minneapolis stop on next year’s tour over COVID policies; Gov. Kristi Noem’s taxpayer-funded renovations to the governor’s mansion; Dr. Rebecca Wurtz of the U of M epidemiology department speaks with…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 29, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Thanksgiving and holiday weekend recap! Then the MN COVID-19 update. Our COVID positivity rate remains above 10 percent with only a small handful of ICU beds available statewide. Hour 1 segment 2: A closer look at the impact of long COVID. Who does long COVID usually effect, what symptoms do they…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jack Rice (11/29/21)

Jack Rice joins Matt to start hour 2. They talk about the trial last week of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery and the trial and jury selection of Kim Potter, who shot Daunte Wright and claimed she meant to reach for her taser instead of gun.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 24, 2021

Brett Johnson guest hosts today. Populism and the two political parties; caller Rick from Oregon shares his thoughts; Patrick previews Thanksgiving football for non-football fans; Brett discusses Thanksgiving movies with lots of suggestions from callers; Rick Smith of the Rick Smith Show which will debut on AM950 on Monday night joins Brett.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 23, 2021

Anti-vaccine outbursts at a town hall hosted by two state Republicans last night and the fallout from an editorial related to the town hall; the history of Thanksgiving; fighting at Hopkins High and the contested school board meeting over racism at Prior Lake; recount to determine a winner in Minneapolis City Council care; North Dakota…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 22, 2021

Matt talks about the challenges of the education system; today’s COVID update; Minnesota poet Robert Bly passes away; tragedy at Waukesha holiday parade last night; when will we acknowledge racism is bad?; our hospitals are breaking; Terry John Zila’s annual Thanksgiving week visit talking about holiday dishes.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 18, 2021

Matt and Patrick talk Thanksgiving dishes; Matt details today’s grocery store trip; today’s COVID update: Cliff Schecter of the Daily Beast makes a visit with Matt talking national politics; Matt lashes out at Democrats refusing to play the same games as the GOP; plan to keep birds from slamming into US Bank Stadium is cancelled;…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 17, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Which MN Republican will try taking credit for the infrastructure bill they voted against first? Jim Hagedorn is an early contender. The MN COVID-19 update. State Senate Republicans continue threatening to fire MN Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. Hour 1 segment 2: MN schools are struggling with staffing amid the…

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Matt McNeil Interviews Jeff Stein (11/17/21)

Matt is joined by Jeff Stein for our usual Wednesday visit. They discuss Paul Gosar being reprimanded by the US House for his anime video depicting him killing AOC, how social media has led to political echo chambers and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds using COVID relief money to pay for her own staff.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 16, 2021

A steep decline in child poverty; today’s COVID update; a planned conservative protest at KSTP-TV, which makes no sense; man shoots a deer in the middle of town; Russia blows up its satellite which puts the ISS crew at risk; MinnPost’s Walker Orenstein talks with Brett Johnson; Minneapolis facing $111 million in lawsuit payouts and…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 15, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt starts the show with Denise Specht, President of Education Minnesota. She talks about how this year has been tough for teachers amid the pandemic and angry parents over cultural wedge issues. She also talks about staffing shortages, teachers being called back into work while sick and more. Hour 1 segment…

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Denise Specht of Education Minnesota (11/15/21)

Matt McNeil speaks with Denise Specht, President of Education Minnesota. She talks about how this year has been tough for teachers amid the pandemic and angry parents over cultural wedge issues. She also talks about staffing shortages, teachers being called back into work while sick and more.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 12, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: We start the show with Jack Rice joining Matt. They talk about the DOJ issuing an warrant to arrest Steve Bannon, the mess that is the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the trial of shooting of Ahmaud Arbery and more. Hour 1 segment 2: If Keith Ellison were persecuting the Rittenhouse would the…

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 11, 2021

Nekima Levy-Armstrong joins Matt to discuss what’s going on in Minneapolis; Matt updates on the racism story from Prior Lake High School; Matt salutes Veterans’ Day with his usual statement about right-wingers “supporting the troops”; Rittenhouse update; today’s virus update; Sven Sundgaard’s weekly weather visit.

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The Matt McNeil Show – November 10, 2021

Remember to check your calendars for yard waste pickup with our weird fall; the fixing of the Rittenhouse trial to get him off; accusations of emails sent from a non-public Tim Walz state-maintained email account last year; Jeff Stein’s weekly visit; racist incident at Prior Lake High School; how much money is too much for…

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