The Matt McNeil Show – January 25, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: It’s cooold! Then State Republican Rep. Nolan West alleges he was assaulted when he tried to enter an activist group’s meeting that was billed as open to the general public. And then another Republican state rep, Joe McDonald, was kicked out of an Action 4 Liberty meeting, which even drew the ire of far right GOP rep. Mary Franson.

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

Hour 1 segment 3: No, COVID vaccinations do not cause miscarriages in pregnant women. More on long COVID effects. And when hospitals say they have no beds available, they really have no beds available!

Hour 1 segment 4: Bring Me the News reports a Rochester man harassed Jimmy John’s workers and wished death on them over a mask mandate.

Hour 2 segment 1: More on the Jimmy John’s mask story from the end of hour 1. Liz Collin, wife of former Minneapolis police union head Bpb Kroll, announces she is leaving WCCO. Then Brett Johnson speaks with Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association and also with Health Care for All MN ( She talks about the creation of the Minnesota Health Plan Legislative Caucus and how we can bring single payer healthcare to Minnesota.

Hour 2 segments 2/3: A sports update as former Twins player David Ortiz makes the Hall of Fame. If only the Twins had kept him instead of Joe Mauer! Despite Republicans saying nobody wants to move to the Twin Cities metro, Twin Cities home sales are at a 20-year high. And Polymet faces yet more legal trouble in Minnesota.