The Matt McNeil Show – April 6, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: A preview of this year’s virtual Blue State Ball. Then we begin going through what happened today in the Derek Chauvin trial. And questions about whether the Minneapolis police union in funding Chauvin’s defense.

Hour 1 segments 2/3/4: Witness testimony from the Derek Chauvin trial today. And more on how the defense is still trying to blame bystanders for Chauvin’s actions. And more officers testify that Chauvin’s actions were outside the scope of what’s permitted by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Hour 2 segment 1: Matt’s take on why conservative comedy generally fails (it’s about the insults more than the actual comedy). Also Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican of the Minnesota Reformer about innovation by the US government and budget bills going through the DFL controlled state house.

Hour 2 segment 2: A look at the state Senate GOP education bill that focuses on bigotry instead of education.

Hour 2 segments 3/4: Why are people taking videos of making food incorrectly on purpose? The MN COVID-19 update. The Texas Rangers host their home opener in front of a full capacity 40,000 person crowd.