The Matt McNeil Show – May 12, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: We start today’s show with the unfortunate death of longtime Star Tribune columnist Jim Klobuchar. A Stillwater corrections officer is no longer employed after an encounter with protestors where racial slurs were allegedly yelled. Also insight into how a disturbingly large majority of the Republican Party is embracing anti-Democracy measures.

Hour 1 segment 2: Matt explains in a historical context how a group of people could save Democracy from the Republicans in 2024.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: Jeff Stein joins to talk national politics, including the removal of Liz Cheney from her house GOP leadership role and where the Republican party goes next now that they’ve sworn complete loyalty to Donald Trump.

Hour 2 segment 1: We venture into the non-politics world and talk the new NFL schedule being leaked and new entries into the rock and roll hall of fame. Also the MN COVID-19 update.

Hour 2 segment 2: A sobering study from the Mayo clinic talks about people suffering long term effects from COVID-19.

Hour 2 segment 3: Conservative Black “Patriot” activist Torry Deron Slater faces 2 criminal cases in Wisconsin & Minnesota after a physical confrontation with police officers in Hudson, WI

Hour 2 segment 4: Judge Peter Cahill finds aggravating factors in the Derek Chauvin case, paving the way for a longer sentence.