The Matt McNeil Show – March 16, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Sports fans behaving badly as an angry Detroit Lakes man assaulted a referee during a boys high school basketball game because the ref was “making bad calls.”

Hour 1 segment 2: Minnesota Legislative Republicans go back on their word and say they won’t give bonuses to front line workers.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: Matt is joined by our national political expert Jeff Stein. They talk about Trump stunning nobody by announcing Mike Pence would not be his potential 2024 running mate, whether Ron DeSantis could be Trump’s successor, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressing Congress, the RNC suing to stop 2020 email communications data from going to the January 6 committee and more.

Hour 2 segment 1: 3 Minneapolis chefs and 1 restaurant were named as James Beard Award finalists including Owamni, the Warehouse District restaurant specializing in Indigenous cuisine. Also the MN COVID-19 update.

Hour 2 segment 2: How the Minneapolis Police Department continues to cost taxpayers millions of dollars thanks to lawsuits due to police brutality.

Hour 2 segment 3: And more on the Minnesota Reformer’s report on a Minneapolis officer (Cory Taylor) involved in a police brutality incident, which is now under investigation by state and federal authorities, will get a $190,000 workers compensation settlement from the city. Taylor was part of the SWAT team that drove around in an unmarked van firing rubber bullets at people without warning five days after the police murder of George Floyd. They wound up severely beating two men.

Hour 2 segment 4: Andy Mannix at the Star Tribune reports the head of the Minneapolis police oversight commission has resigned, expressing frustration with internal city politics and bureaucracy she said prevents the board from changing police practices.