The Matt McNeil Show – March 9, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Why the paralympics are fun to watch. And Matt reviews Scott Jensen and Matt Birk’s newest campaign video, which includes some racist imagery that shows a black man stepping on the back of a young white girl on the ground.

Hour 1 segment 2: What exactly is the Republican policy for the teachers they so often vilify.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: It’s our usual Wednesday visit with national political expert Jeff Stein. Matt and Jeff talk about how defining who is a hero became more sobering amid the Russia-Ukraine war, how Ukraine has been able to hold off Russian forces, the impact of banning Russian energy imports and more.

Hour 2 segment 1: Our Democrat of the Day is Leslie Lienemann who is running for state Senate in district 44 (Little Canada, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Landfall, Pine Springs).

Hour 2 segment 2: Can anyone in the Republican Party beat the Scott Jensen/Matt Birk for the GOP nomination for governor this year?

Hour 2 segment 3: Matt’s personal story about the importance of getting a colonoscopy. The MN-COD-19 update. And Ilhan Omar might be getting a new DFL challenger (Don Samuels) in the CD5 primary.

Hour 2 segment 4: Key Minneapolis leaders who were criticized in an audit for their actions during the George Floyd murder protests respond to those criticisms.