The Matt McNeil Show
Matt McNeil is a proud Minnesotan, on live weekdays from 4pm to 6pm. Matt has been living most of his life in the state of his birth. He's a husband, a father of three, a veteran, and a broadcaster. He's worked in radio for over 25 years, starting with Armed Forces Radio in Nuremberg, Germany. He currently lives in Hopkins.
On his show Matt talks politics from a Democrat/Progressive perspective, but he'll also venture into parenting, religion, entertainment, sports, gardening, business, cooking, and many other subjects. He interviews politicians, political insiders, authors, pundits, entertainers, and artists, and loves talking to the listeners.
Besides being on air, you can read his thoughts at the 'Progressive Citizen X' blog.
Hour 1: Matt will get a colonoscopy on Monday and talks about the importance of making sure you get regularly tested. New videos show Jan. 6 Trump supporters using Trump flags and banners to attack capitol police officers. Then we’re joined by national political expert Jeff Stein for our usual Wednesday visit. Matt and Jeff…
Our Democrat of the Day is Ethan Cha, DFL candidate for state house seat 47B, which includes Woodbury and other areas in the southeast metro.
Then we’re joined by national political expert Jeff Stein for our usual Wednesday visit. Matt and Jeff talk about Hurricane Ian, how the cleanup might go with federal vs. state power, the latest on Trump’s legal troubles with classified documents and more.
Hour 1: Matt shares some fun information about hist trip to Colorado and national parks in the area. Why Colorado’s marijuana legalization has been a massive financial success without the “consequences” they warned about. Problems continue mounting for Putin including thousands of Russians fleeing by the day to avoid military conscription. The University of Idaho…
Brett Johnson is joined editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about new stats showing MN has a major alcohol consumption problem, how MN has fallen behind other states with ballot access and the political fallout from the Feeding Our Future scandal.
Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Ben Wikler joins the show; Matt talks about his Colorado weekend trip; Brett Favre update; Josiah Hill (33B) is Democrat of the Day; Richfield football game shooting; chaos at the MN GOP.
Ben Wikler was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in June of 2019. Now in his second term, he has led the party through an unbroken string of statewide victories, including Wisconsin’s defeat of Trump in 2020, and built the WisDems to a new level of success and recognition as a force for…
Ellie Krug, host of Ellie 2.0 Radio on AM950, joins Brett to discuss her candidacy for school board in Carver County.
Peter Callaghan covers state government for MinnPost.