The Matt McNeil Show – October 15, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Sports! We start the show talking about problems with MLB after the Dodgers/Giants playoff game last night. The MN COVID-19 update. And state Senate Republicans are playing more games with the upcoming special session to distribute COVID relief money to workers.

Hour 1 segment 2: State Senate Republican leader Jeremy Miller doesn’t want Governor Tim Walz to make demands before calling a special session. So Miller and Republicans respond by making their own demands.

Hour 1 segment 3: Matt is joined by Theresa Meis, host of the podcast MinnCentral Currents. They talk about how her podcast covers news that often gets underreported in central Minnesota as opposed to the extremist rhetoric that often gets covered instead.

Hour 1 segment 4: Republicans obsession with the 2% of workers who refuse to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing.

Hour 2 segment 1: Local newspapers being bought out by greedy investors. A meteor crashes into the bed of a Canadian woman. And Brett Johnson speaks with Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

Hour 2 segment 2: President Joe Biden has a plan to expand passenger railroad access, including a route between Chicago and the Twin Cities. Then we go non-political with what is the creepiest place in Minnesota.

Hour 2 segment 3: Dancing! As we listen to What I Like About You by the Romantics.