Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

6 AM Hour

We recap yesterday's New York primaries.

Just how far should a parent go to teach children how to stave off an attacker?  A father in Ohio may have pushed that limit.

NFL player Johnny Manziel is back in the news.  He has just lost his endorsement with Nike.  The Cleveland Browns announced in March that they were releasing him and his agent severed ties as well.  Monaski and Keeler say his fall is a terrible waste of talent.

Curt Schilling has also misspoken again, giving his feelings about the transgender issue, posting what some would consider a questionable MEME yesterday.  ESPN, Schilling's employer, is now reviewing his employment.

We discuss the effect of transgender laws in the country.  We also talk about the time that Keeler walked into the ladies' room by mistake at a station event with the American Heart Association and his call to Kristine to guard the bathroom.

Keeler brings up other conundrums surrounding the LGBT debate.

Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, joins us with his "True Tales of New York."  He asks Keeler if conundrums will be sold in the bathrooms.  he talks about conservative talk show host Mark Levin.

7 AM Hour

There are discussions underway to build a new housing complex in downtown Utica.  the building of a 129-unit housing complex is being proposed near the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

A man in Oklahoma City allegedly stole food from an Arby's.  The man, who was reported to have grabbed chicken and bacon, claimed to be from the future.

We hear comments about the proposed apartment complex and sportsplex.

We speak with Hassan Giordano about the primaries.  He says that Donald trump can still reach that magical number of 1,237.  Are we seeing the real Donald Trump?  He certainly appears to be "doing what a candidate needs to do."  He thinks that Super Delegates should be eliminated and says that the Clintons need Bernie Sanders, and his supporters, to come over to their side in order to get victory in November.  Of the primary process he says, "Get over yourself."  We know the rules and independents, of which he is one, should not complain about not being able to vote int he primaries.

Happy birthday to:

  • Ben Murtha from Fonda

Congratulations to Ben who wins the gift certificate for a birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop in Utica.

John in Remsen has a chance at answering the Free Money Question of the Day.  He wins $300!!!

Local Donald trump supporter James Zecca calls in to discuss Trump's overwhelming victory in New York.  Zecca, who was a supporter of Ross Perot, says he is supporting Trump all the way to the White House.

Political consultant Harlan Hill says that the demographics in the upcoming primary states favor Donald Trump.  He says that he believes that Trump will get to 1,237 by the skin of his teeth, possibly 1,241.  He says that he cannot imagine the GOP would not nominate Trump if he gets a majority of the delegates.  He is a Democratic consultant.  He says that he cannot stand Hillary.  "She has no business being back in the White House...but Bernie Sanders is done."  However, he says that it is a Clinton-Trump match-up in November for certain.  His vote is going to Trump, he says.

One of the keys to winning the Free Money Question of the Day is giving an answer.  Because, Monaski says, no answer is no money.

Keeler talks about his latest experience at St. Luke's Hospital.  He left his computer bag in the hospital cafeteria.  He thanked the staff for walking his bag back to him after seeing that he had left it.  Plus, Keeler says, they have a great salad bar.

8 AM Hour

 

We talk political predictions.  A ten-year-old in Detroit predicts that Donald Trump will win the presidency and Google will collapse.

We speak with Michael Brewer of Brewer and Shipley about his song, "One Toke Over the Line" and the fact that it is April 20th, known to some as National Marijuana Day.

We talk about the Gift of Music.

Hilda from Rome calls in to try her hand at the Free Money Question of the Day.

Caller Stefan says that he wishes Donald trump all of the luck in the world but says that Trump is not playing by the rules.

Keeler tells a duck rescue story for Kristine.  The duck is now named "Phillip."  He now has prosthetic feet after suffering from frostbite.