Matt talks about his road trip along route 66 and the MAGA country he encountered. Thoughts about Matt’s trip in Las Vegas and some of the problems the city experiences with their more “eclectic” panhandlers. National Parks are great! Why the Inflation Reduction Act is a big deal and a major accomplishment for Democrats. Is coal mining increasing eastern Kentucky’s flood risk? Brett is joined by Patrick Coolican of the Minnesota reformer chatting about primaries, a possible nurses strike and prisoners that were released during COVID. A man attacks staff at Mystic Lake with a 2×4. The trial begins for Jerry Westrom, who is being accused of murdering Jeanie Ann Childs in 1993.