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.
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?
Robert Pilot joins to discuss his new Tuesday afternoon show; Brett discusses what’s in the newly passed police reform bill.
Live update from state officials on COVID-19; update from the State Capitol on police reform; protest at Sen. Warren Limmer’s home.
How much could it cost St. Thomas University to go from D-III to D-I – and will taxpayers be footing the bills for facility upgrades for a private school? Also, why is the Mall of America’s parent group asking for bailouts? Brett also discusses the process behind getting an absentee ballot.
Brett and Patrick discuss the Alabama GOP senate primary between Jeff Sessions and former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, as well as why money is pouring into Minnesota CD5 when Ilhan Omar is still the popular consensus candidate; Greta Kaul of MinnPost joins Brett to talk about the dramatic increase in poor neighborhoods in the…
DFL CD-5 candidate Antone Melton-Meaux and MinnPost reporter Peter Callaghan join Brett; the new tax filing deadline of July 15 is fast approaching.