The Matt McNeil Show – July 20, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt talks about how his military service expanded his worldview from growing up in Edina in the 80’s. Also how Americans have continually violated treaties they signed with Native Americans. And why we need to do more than just “recognize” Native Americans and actually enforce the treaties we signed with them.

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

Hour 1 segment 3: We examine the magnitude of COVID worldwide and how several countries like India and Brazil (who happen to be headed by authoritarian right wingers) are under reporting their numbers. Under counting is even happening in the US in states with far right governors. Also MN GOP governor candidate Scott Jensen will speak at a virtual anti-vax event being run by someone who participated in the Jan. 6 terrorist attack.

Hour 1 segment 4: The financial and emotional impacts of COVID over the past year plus.

Hour 2 segment 1: Because billionaires have nothing better to do with their money, Jeff Bezos launches himself into space. And Brett Johnson is joined by Patrick Coolican of the MN Reformer. They discuss the controversy surrounding state rep. John Thompson, GOP candidate for governor Scott Jensen speaking at a virtual anti-vax event and more.

Hour 2 segment 2: 3 signs we’re returning to normal after Trump.

Hour 2 segment 3: Matt talks about parenting and how much screen time to allow children. And how feelings of loneliness are increasing among teens, which could be tied to screen time.