Friday, April 15th, 2016

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6 AM Hour

The Democratic debate took place last night.  There are some who say that Bernie Sanders won last night's debate against Hillary Clinton.

New York Senators Joseph Morelle and Joseph Griffo were there, both instrumental in the fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York.

Keeler is impressed and blown away by the beauty of Ronda Rousey.

Caller Wayne calls in to give Keeler a hard time for not making it to the Sitrin Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball game.

Tonya J. Powers joins us to talk about the "Bruhaha in Brooklyn," otherwise known as the Democratic Debate.  "Bernie took the gloves off, and I don't think that surprised anybody because that is what he had to do," she says.

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Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby, was nice enough to join Keeler in studio in New York City yesterday.

Keeler and Monaski talk about their efforts to get out of New York City yesterday and the Senator Joe Griffo's streetside lunch order.

Keeler got an Octi from Starbucks.  He may have made that up...

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Willie Waffle reviews the movies.  He calls "Criminal" with Kevin Costner "just ridiculous" and gives it half a waffle.  He gives the live action version of "The Jungle Book" three and a half waffles, and says it is "very exciting, very cool."  He gives "Barber Shop: The Next Cut" two waffles out of four.

 

7 AM Hour

Keeler got his octa-espresso at Starbucks.  It was no Death Wish Coffee, he says, but it did the trick.

We discuss the fact that a lawsuit against Remington Arms in the Newtown shootings case is allowed to proceed.

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Tax Expert John Pollock joins us to talk about last minute tax preparations.  He says that the biggest last-minute deduction that people can make is for a retirement account.  He says do not be afraid to file for an extension if you need one and the single biggest mistake that people make is an unsigned return.

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Happy birthday to:

  • Jason Debold from Utica
  • Rik Froschauer from Westmoreland
  • Benjamin Furner from Sauquoit (Happy belated birthday)
  • Madeline Maher from Boonville
  • Amy Przelski from Barneveld
  • Sharon

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

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We debate laws in New York state that may interpreted differently upstate than they are downstate.

Caller Bob from South Utica tries his hand at our Free Money Question of the Day.  He wins a gift certificate for Carmela's Cafe in New Hartford.

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We talk about comforters in hotel rooms.  Keeler recommends the Holday Inn Express on 57th Street.  He says that he got a good deal there this week and the people were incredibly friendly and helpful.  He says that it is not pristine but it is perfectly acceptable for an overnight stay.

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We speak with Eric Trump about the election and his father's campaign.

 

8 AM Hour

We talk more about Ronda Rousey - and Keeler continues his admiration.

Paul McCartney played "A Hard Day's Night" last night.

Lily Tomlin is anti-Sea World.  Kristine says that while she does not want to see captive killer whales, she learned more from Sea Wrold about sea life and oceanography growing up than anywhere else.

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A guy took his 70-year-old mother out in a Tesla.

An alleged drunk nun is on trial in New Jersey.  The following story was posted by ABC 6 WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Caller Ryan from Utica asks if Keeler if he is a supporter of Hillary Clinton because of the fact that political commercials for her campaign are running on WIBX.  Monaski explains that ads are running for Clinton, Cruz, Sanders, and Trump right now, and that legally we have to allow all political candidates the opportunity to advertise with us.

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We speak with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner who is a surrogate for Hillary Clinton.  "She's got such talent and (is) such a good public servant," Mayor Miner says.  She says that then-Senator Hilalry Clinton made certain that first responders had equipment needs met, and that she has done a lot for manufacturing in upstate New York.  Of the political schedule this year, "It's bananas again."

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We talk about the lifting of a ban on drinking and alcohol purchases prior to 12:00noon on Sundays.

Paul Buckley is on to tell us what he knows - or does not know - about Hilalry Clinton's visit.

Tom from Little Falls calls in to talk about alcohol laws in the state.

Enjoy your weekend!