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 FYI Politics Brett talks about the connection between the stock exchange and the Coronavirus. The CDC releases an explanation on facial hair compliant with germ-masks. Amy Klobuchar uses outside consultants to stock her ‘supporters’. In the second half Brett talks with Kevin Featherly of MinnLawyer about upcoming bills in the Minnesota legislature. And…
Brett kicks of the show with a call from Iris Altamirano, head of the SEIU Local 26, to discuss the St. Paul teachers’ strike. Strange behaviors and responses from the most recent debate attendees. A look at last night’s caucuses. Brett goes into detail about how the DNC distributes delegates.
Brett discusses the Oakland A’s abandoning terrestrial radio, MN CD7 threatening secession to form its own state, and touches on the latest pro-gun insanity from the state legislature.
The Blue State Ball is SOLD OUT. Brett hints at a high profile political guest and Erik hints at a special project. Bloomberg’s ad buys are near unavoidable. St Paul teachers vote to strike.
Alan Miller guest hosts for today’s FYI politics. Early in the show Alan is joined by Tim Purdon of Robins-Kaplan. Later Nick Frentz, MN senator and bagelman, chats with Lan about local politics.
Alan Miller is in for Brett, discussing the hot topics of the day including an interview with Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein.
Ellie Krug from Ellie 2.0 filling in for Brett Johnson today!
Brett interviews Peter Callahan about local statewide politics. Jordan Smith of The Intercept shares her story about an important Supreme Court case that’ll have far reaching implications on abortion in the United States. Brett shares new data from OKCupid and other dating apps about how politics is affecting the dating world in 2020.