The Matt McNeil Show – September 27th, 2021

Hour 1 segment 1: Matt speaks with Kris Ehresmann, Director of the MDH Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division. She talks about COVID outbreaks at the MN State Fair and schools, contact tracing, the upcoming flu season and COVID booster shots.

Hour 1 segment 2: More about the massive numbers of COVID cases we’re seeing from schools.

Hour 1 segment 3: The MN COVID-19 update. Bring Me the News reports a body in a Bloomington dumpster lead to a miles-long police chase with a young child in the car. Bring Me the News also reports the vicious assault of a 20-year-old member of St. Cloud State’s swim team is preparing to undergo facial reconstructive surgery after an attacker allegedly kept punching him in the face even when he was unconscious.

Hour 1 segment 4: The mess that is the new Lafayette Bridge bridge interchange on I-94 in St. Paul.

Hour 2 segment 1: Matt speaks with former chief Hennepin County public defender Mary Moriarty, who will be running for Hennepin County Attorney in 2022. They discuss Moriarty’s unique background as a public defender, why she’s running and what she’d like to do if elected.

Hour 2 segment 2: An Alabama man was found sleeping in a high school press box amidst pile of chicken fingers, chips, candy, and meth. Also body camera footage was released in the police brutality case against Jaleel Stallings. Why did the Hennepin County Attorney’s office charge Stallings without any apparent justification?

Hour 2 segment 3: South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem engages in some major cronyism to get her daughter a real estate license.