The Matt McNeil Show – March 17, 2022

Hour 1: We spend the entire first hour with Matt’s Irish friend, Dermot Flanagan as we talk about all things Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day! Issues we talk about include Trump’s image in Ireland, COVID, Brexit, support for NATO in Europe, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and more.

Hour 2 segment 1: An Iowa pickleball chain is going to expand to Minnesota, and possibly Edina.

Hour 2 segment 2: Former DFLer (now now “independent”) Tom Bakk announces he will retire and not seek reelection in the state Senate.

Hour 1 segment 3: The MN COVID-19 update. And how Republicans continue to stay with Trump by creating a worse boogeyman in their own minds.

Hour 1 segment 4: The Minnesota Reformer reports a Republican Senate bill would give the state medical practice board discretion to turn down investigations of complaints made against doctors for comments made on social media, as long as they are not directly related to patient care. Hmm, what former Republican state Senator could that bill be made for?