FYI Politics with Brett Johnson
Weekdays 2-3 PM
Join Brett Johnson Wednesdays-Fridays 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.
Brett and Patrick review the 2020 that was.
Adam Rizzieri of Agency Partner Interactive returns to the show; Nathalie Baptiste of Mother Jones joins Brett to discuss social media and executions under the veil of COVID-19.
Ellie Krug guest hosts for Brett and asks, what was the most important gift you gave or received this year?
Brett highlights a recent piece by the Minnesota Reformer which details alarming disciplinary policy for their active officers. Brett also speaks about the development of COVID restrictions in Minnesota.
Andy Pearson of MN350 and State Rep.-elect Heather Keeler join Robert and Wendy to continue the important conversation on Line 3.
Patrick Coolican of the Minnesota Reformer and Prof. Julian Zelizer of Princeton University are Brett’s guests today.
Brett speaks with Senator Steve Cwodzinski about his new book, his teaching career, and his newfound career in politics.
Meghan Kimmel discusses health coverage deserts with Brett; Kevin Featherly and Brett talk about some interesting legal cases working through Minnesota’s court system.
Todd Mikkelson fills in for Brett today, primarily discussing issues relating to the Supreme Court while also touching on continuing election lawsuits.
Brett speaks with Patrick, talks about the “Defund the Police” slogan, and discusses future approaches for the Democrats.