The Matt McNeil Show – November 15, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt starts the show with Denise Specht, President of Education Minnesota. She talks about how this year has been tough for teachers amid the pandemic and angry parents over cultural wedge issues. She also talks about staffing shortages, teachers being called back into work while sick and more.

Hour 1 segment 2: How conservatives are taking advantage of the pandemic and cultural wedge issues like critical race theory to try privatizing public education.

Hour 1 segment 3: Are we approaching a day of reckoning for the current American business model, which started under Reagan. Minneapolis Public Schools bus drivers have voted to authorize a strike. And Dennis Peterson, the longtime superintendent at Minnetonka Public Schools, is retiring at the end of the school year. He was in charge at Minnetonka during the dispute over custody of the USS Minneapolis bell from World War I.

Hour 1 segment 4: A trifecta of ugliness in this segment, as we talk the latest on Steve Bannon, Kyle Rittenhouse and the Alex Jones Sandy Hook lawsuit.

Hour 2 segment 1: Matt shares more thoughts on Alex Jones finally being taken down in the Sandy Hook defamation trial. Bring Me the News reports a man threatened to kill TSA agents at MSP Airport, headbutted TVs, stripped and masturbated. Also the MN COVID-19 update and how the entirety of northern Minnesota has exactly one open ICU bed.

Hour 2 segment 2: What areas of the state have been the worst for COVID-19? Hint: they are have low vaccination rates.

Hour 2 segments 3/4: The amount of strain being put on small town Minnesota hospitals. And Matt runs the numbers: 1/3 (33%) of unvaccinated Minnesotans have contracted COVID and only 2% of the vaccinated have contracted COVID. Meanwhile 99.91% of people who have been vaccinated have not been hospitalized. 2% of people who have not been vaccinated have been hospitalized.