The Matt McNeil Show – August 18, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: The Twins blow another lead. How dry Minnesota is compared to other states not experiencing as extreme of a drought. The Greenwood fire in northeastern Minnesota continues to burn uncontrollably. How Republicans use hyperbole to scare people when they don’t have an argument.

Hour 1 segment 2: MN COVID-19 update.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: Jeff Stein joins to talk about the turbulent withdrawl of US troops from Afghanistan. What mistakes did previous presidents make in Afghanistan? Also as schools return to in person learning could they become super spreader events?

Hour 2 segments 1/2: Why withdrawing from Afghanistan was the right decision. A wild buffalo is on the loose in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota state fair will not require vaccines or masks. Matt explains why that could be a huge mistake.

Hour 2 segments 3/4: One area of the Minnesota state fair that could be exciting is the Republican Party booth amid the Jennifer Carnahan controversy. Also more more allegations against Carnahan’s saying she created a toxic workplace that included a culture of sexual harassment. And now four former chairs of the MNGOP are calling for Carnahan to resign.