The Matt McNeil Show – August 27, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt has some stories about moving his son Charlie into his first apartment at the University of Minnesota. Turnout at the Minnesota State Fair appears to be down. Salon has an excellent breakdown of the mess that is the Minnesota Republican Party.

Hour 1 segment 2: More on the Salon story about the MNGOP and the racist, sexist workplace and unhinged leadership style of Jennifer Carnahan.

Hour 1 segment 3: We’re joined by Jay Boller, co-editor and co-founder of the new Minnesota news site, the Racket ( Many former City Pages journalists are behind the efforts of the Racket.

Hour 1 segment 4: A story from the Racket about fake abortion clinics in Minnesota.

Hour 2 segment 1: We briefly step away from politics and talk about the Rolling Stones and passing of Charlie Watts.

Hour 2 segment 2: The MN Covid-19 update.

Hour 2 segment 3: How has State Fair attendance been impacted by COVID and the lack of safety measures? How Minnesota schools could be the next super spreader events. A heated school board meeting in Stillwater about mask mandates.

Hour 2 segment 4: Standardized tests score in MN unsurprisingly fell in 2020. And some dancing to end the show!