Hour 1 segment 1: Matt’s search begins for the Hopkins golden raspberry! Mike Lindell backtracks his claim that Trump will be reinstated August 13. The MN COVID-19 update.
Hour 1 segment 2: A preview of a story we’ll highlight next hour from the MN Reformer that shows the ignorance and stupidity of unvaccinated people.
Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s Jeff Stein’s usual Wednesday visit. We talk about the popular new child tax credit that Democrats passed, Biden’s infrastructure plan, COVID cases spiking in red states like Missouri and Arkansas and more.
Hour 2 segment 1: Many restaurants owned by conservatives continue to display signs on their doors saying they can’t hire workers because of unemployment benefits. This despite Minnesota having a very low unemployment rate. Also Deena Winter’s MN Reformer piece we previewed in hour 1.
Hour 2 segment 2: How Trump was able to take advantage of the anger and bitterness of rural people when he was elected who are now refusing vaccinations.
Hour 2 segment 3: GOP state rep. Pat Garofalo tweets that Trump did lose the election. Is he fearful redistricting might make his district more blue? The community garden at the site of the Winston Smith shooting in Uptown is being removed.
Hour 2 segment 4: How pro gun people change the narrative about gun violence and try to make guns seem good.