FYI Politics with Brett Johnson
Weekdays 2-3 PM
Join Brett Johnson weekdays from 2-3 PM for a Minnesota political news talk show that covers more than just presidential politics. While the show will chronicle some of the underreported national news stories, Brett puts an extra emphasis on state and local government in Minnesota. It’s an area of that often gets little attention in the news cycle despite having a far bigger impact on your day-to-day life than what happens in Washington. So each day Brett will speak with journalists, political analysts, activists and politicians as we discuss how government affects you.
Officer Thomas Lane’s legal team has filed for dismissal of the case in his involvement in George Floyd’s death; Brett reads the account of his interview with investigators (listener discretion is advised).
Sen. Scott Jensen is under investigation over comments made about COVID-19; how are voters who dislike both Trump and Biden polling?
Prof. David Schultz joins to discuss the Russia-Taliban controversy and the pharma lobby suing the state over the new affordable insulin act.
Alan Collinge has an interview with Brett regarding student loan debt; the Minneapolis city council both pushes ahead and steps back on police defunding; Patrick discusses his recent vacation.
Brett speaks with organizer Anthony Hernandez about the efforts to recall Hennepin County DA Mike Freeman; Social Security expert Max Richman joins the show to discuss the controversial Trust Act which has garnered the support of Dean Phillips.
David Schultz of Hamline University joins Brett for an interview; Brett criticizes Rep. Dean Phillips for his support of bad legislation.
Brett touches on a variety of topics in today’s news.