The Matt McNeil Show – February 2, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: The US Men’s National Soccer team hosts a World Cup qualifying game tonight vs. Honduras the the frigid Allianz Field in St. Paul. And nominees for this year’s rock and roll hall of fame have been announced.

Hour 1 segment 2: The MN COVID-19 update.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: National political expert Jeff Stein joins Matt for is usual Wednesday visit. Matt and Jeff talk about Trump dangling the idea of pardoning January 6 insurrectionists, the escalating conflict over Ukraine between Russia and NATO and more.

Hour 2 segment 1: Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual winter prediction. And an update on yesterday’s school shooting in Richfield. And how Republicans will never support any gun safety measures.

Hour 2 segment 2: Bring Me the News reports a Minneapolis Police Officer fatally shot an armed man 9 seconds into search warrant.

Hour 2 segment 3: A look at caucus results from last night. Scott Jensen had the best night finishing first with about 38% of the vote. How could that impact the GOP nomination contest for governor? And Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson announces he will not seek reelection this fall.

Hour 2 segment 4: Leonard Peltier is America’s longest-held Indigenous prisoner. He was convicted without any evidence. Unfortunately he now has COVID as there’s a new push for President Biden to pardon him.