The Matt McNeil Show – April 8, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: It’s the Twins opener as we rundown some of the walkup music of Twins players! Then a look at some of the editorials being printed around town both for and against the Page amendment.

Hour 1 segments 2/3: Matt breaks down some of the problems with the Page amendment, including the very vague language of the amendment and how far-right conservatives could take advantage of loopholes.

Hour 1 segment 4: How the Page amendment could be a trojan horse for vouchers for private schools and vouchers.

Hour 2 segment 1: Your calls on Biden’s labor speech on Wednesday and how music programs are being cut at public schools. Then Brett Johnson speaks with Matt Lelou of the Communications Workers of America union at New Flyer in St. Cloud, a bus manufacturing plant. Their union recently authorized a strike seeking higher pay, sick time, paid religious holidays and limits on mandatory overtime.

Hour 2 segment 2: The MN COVID-19 update. A (very) small portion of Hennepin County workers may lose their jobs since they refuse to get a COVID vaccine. And the Star Tribune reports a conservative Minnesota think tank (Center of the American Experiment) says it’s the victim of cancel culture after a “anti-free speech bullies” protested a planned event at the Rochester Golf & Country Club.

Hour 2 segment 3: Dancing to Let’s Go Crazy by Prince!