The Matt McNeil Show – November 8, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt is joined by Kris Ehresmann, director, MDH Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division. She talks about vaccinated children ages 5-11, Minnesota counties with low vaccination rates, booster shots and more.

Hour 1 segment 2: A recap of Matt’s weekend festivities. Tragedy at a Travis Scott concert in Houston over the weekend as several people were killed or injured when fans attempted to rush the front of the stage.

Hour 1 segment 3: The MN COVID-19 update. And how the reason anti-vaxxers are anti-vaxxers is all because of politics.

Hour 1 segment 4: Aaron Rodgers anti0vaxx stances. And a North Dakota lawmaker was going to hold an anti-vax rally, until he came down with COVID himself.

Hour 2 segment 1: The war on Christmas (hint: Christmas is winning)!!! And is early Christmas advertising and shopping overshadowing Thanksgiving?

Hour 2 segment 2: The impacts of St. Paul voting in favor last week of rent control measures. Several St. Paul developers threaten to halt building projects in St. Paul due to the new rent control measure. Could these be the same sort of empty threats we saw from restaurants after the smoking ban?

Hour 2 segment 3: The Mankato Free Press reports a New Ulm High School teacher is facing criminal charges after he allegedly yelled at students and picked one student off the ground by her ankles. Bring Me the News reports a Zumbrota-Mazeppa school staffer is reportedly under investigation after allegedly hitting a student at a southeast Minnesota school.

Hour 2 segment 4: Some misc. calls and stories to wrap up today’s show!