The Matt McNeil Show – May 20, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: After the success of Ohio’s vaccine lottery, New York will attempt a lottery too. What could Minnesota do to encourage more vaccinations? Also the MN COVOD-19 update.

Hour 1 segment 2: A Texas meatpacking employee has won a lost wages lawsuit against JBS after he contracted COVID-19 while working.

Hour 1 segments 3/4: DFL Senate minority leader Susan Kent joins to talk about the tentative budget agreement, dispersing federal COVID funds, clean car emission rules, school funding and more!

Hour 2 segment 1: The Uptown Theater’s owners (Landmark Theaters) owe lots of back rent money, leading to speculation it could close. Will we see a return of people going to movie theaters?

Hour 2 segment 2: The husband charged in 2010 murder of Heidi Firkus in St. Paul. How was he not arrested before with all of the evidence police originally had against him? And would this same thing happen if he were white?

Hour 2 segments 3/4: Matt speaks with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard of Bring Me the News. They discuss some warm temps Antarctica is experiencing right now, last night’s sever weather and tornadoes around the metro area, the conditions that led to those storms, the torrential rain Louisiana is receiving and more!