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.
Walker Orenstein and Adam Rizzieri are Brett’s guests today.
FYI Politics with Brett Johnson. Today Brett and Hamline University political science professor David Schultz break down the CD5 DFL primary between Ilhan Omar and Antone Melton Meaux. Also a conversation with Santita Jackson who will be hosting our new weekday morning show from 6-8 AM next week!
Jacob Frey and Tim Walz clash over when the National Guard was deployed during the riots; Antone Melton-Meaux hit with a campaign finance complaint from the DFL, but Ilhan Omar isn’t exactly clean as a whistle either in the campaign finance department; early voting.
What happens if RBG is unable to stay on the court before November? Why Brett thinks it may work better in the long run if Trump appoints someone rather than allows voters to decide like in 2016. Other miscellaneous news including Speedway bought out again, and the Bottineau Blue Line extension may be dead.
Some unpleasant surprises hidden in the new coronavirus stimulus package; the DNC says it plans to unveil its “most progressive platform” ever released; infighting between Republicans in CD7.
US Senate candidate Paula Overby and Professor David Schultz join Brett today.
Canada rules that the US is no longer a safe country for refugees under their agreement, and Brett decries our inhumane treatment of refugees as well as discusses one reason of how this came to happen.
Live update from state officials on a mask mandate; would you pay $20 (plus food costs) to drive through the State Fair?