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.
On today’s episode of FYI Politics, Brett talks all things Coronavirus. both state and federal government declare a state of emergency. How prepared is Minnesota for even an optimistic course of events? Brett compares Covid-19 with the conventional seasonal flu and Donald Trump gives a re-do press conference in the form of an infomercial for…
Why are the Democrats making this debate easier for Biden? This should be a trial of fitness. Republicans move to cut funding to any library offering drag storytime. Is a "return to normalcy" what America really wants?
Brett and Patrick discuss the coronavirus and Brett is joined by Minnesota State Rep. Zach Stevenson to discuss legislation regarding robocalls.
Brett and Patrick discuss the coronavirus fallout as well as several bills at the state legislature including wakeboarding and a constitutional amendment to allow the MN legislature to call a special session without gubernatorial approval.
Brett discusses Joe Biden and what he can do to protect himself from Trump’s attacks. upcoming legislation in Minnesota’s congress. And was the youth vote as low as we previously thought? (Yes)
For today’s FYI Politics, Brett opens the show with a discussion on Elizabeth Warren’s dropping out. What do you call a male witch? The highschool boys’ hockey tournament begins. And Erik argues for the preservation of the Lake Street Kmart.
The FYI the day after Super Tuesday! Brett Johnson tries to make sense of how Joe Biden won in Minnesota and takes calls from people who voted for him to explain their reasoning. Did Republicans voting in the Democratic primary shift the results? is Amy Klobuchar’s endorsement really that powerful?
Brett discusses the ins and outs of Super Tuesday.