The Matt McNeil Show – October 6, 2022

Hour 1: Why for Republicans it’s really not about outlawing abortion, it’s about controlling people they disagree with. Then Matt gives a pep talk for why Democrats need to make sure they vote in November! Next it’s our COVID modeling expert Dr. Joe Eastman. He talks about the impacts of long COVID and its costs, some new variants that might be more vaccine and treatment resistant, the importance of getting booster shots, flu vaccines and more.

Hour 2: Our Democrat of the Day is Reed Olson running for state house seat 2A, which includes Bemidji and surrounding areas in north central Minnesota. KSTP releases new polling data on Minnesota’s statewide races this fall. And it’s good news fro Democrats. But Matt explains that Democrats still need to make sure you and your friends and family members vote! The Minnesota Reformer reports Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar is one of the largest political funders of election deniers in Congress. And reports an Anoka County man who expressed interest in joining a militia group is now facing federal drug and weapons charges.