Monday, March 7th, 2016

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6 AM Hour

Forbes has released the list of the 100 best companies to work for in 2016.  Number four on the list is Central New York-based Wegman's.

We discuss the launch of this season’s "House of Cards" on Netflix. Keeler says the almost year-long wait has been worth it and there may be a resurrection of some characters thought passed.

This weekend's WIBX Heart Radiothon was a success.  America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk weekend raised about $1,011,787 for the American Heart Association.

Willie Waffle joins us for a special movie review. He reviews “______,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” and “Zootopia.”

Is this week make or break for Marco RubioDonald Trump and Ted Cruz each won two states a piece this week, Rubio took Puerto Rico. Will he take his home state of Florida?

The weather has been very un-winterlike and, although that is good news for many, those who are in the ski and snow business are hurting economically this year.

 

7 AM Hour

We speak to Rome Police Chief Kevin Beach about new equipment that the department has been able to acquire because of monies available in the city’s budget.

 

The debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is getting heated. Keeler and Kristine talk about the fact that the candidates are not discussing North Korea, no one wanting to instigate North Korea into possible action. We discuss whether former NBA star and Kim Jung-un acquaintance Dennis Rodman can help. Keeler says when your best chance of communicating with a world leader is Dennis Rodman then you are in trouble.\

We discuss the case in South Carolina where a teacher, Leigh Anne Arthur, was asked to resign after a nude photo of her was exposed, allegedly by one of her 16-year-old students. An online petition has more than 16,000 signatures in support of her.

The New York Post reports the story of an Uber driver who lost his wallet. Someone sent it back, with a note saying that all of the money was used for marijuana and transportation and he (or she) stole the wallet. The alleged thief returned the wallet’s contents. Should the Uber driver be as furious as he apparently is?

We remember Nancy Reagan, who died this weekend at the age of 94.  Broadcaster Larry King is among those who said that the former first lady was disgusted by the tenor of this year's presidential campaigns.

Rain, the Beatles tribute band, performs tonight at the Stanley Theater in Utica.

Dave in Barneveld competes in our Free Money Question of the Day.

Mark Caswell, Jr. from The Utica Comets joins us to talk about the great weekend that the team had.  Keeler said that some people.  Some fans said that one of this weekend's games was the most exciting in the Comets' history thus far.  Caswell says the Comets are now chasing down the Albany Devils.

8 AM Hour

Principal Kathy Fox from Herkimer BOCES is on to talk about the BOCES' open houses that are taking place this week.

Attorney Joe Hobika is back, this time talking about the Word of Life Church beating case that is headed for trial.  He says that the office of Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara is working hard to make certain that this case is free of reversible errors.  He says that all involved are working to ensure a fair trial for all.

Utica College Pioneers men's hockey coach Gary Heenan talks about this weekend's loss to Hobart College.  He says that within one minute of the game's start they were down 3-0.  He said that the game was special, nonetheless, though as about 500 of the fans in the 800-seat auditorium were UC fans.  "Hats off to the fans," Heenan said, "for making the effort."  Of the three seniors who scored for Hobart he said, "They represent our section well...We wish them well."

A military staue in Frankfort was damaged.  Frankfort Village Police are investigating damage to a U.S. Marines statue.

The St. Patrick's Day parade in Utica steps off on Saturday.

We talk about vandalism and about why a lot of vandalism is perpetrated by young males.  intern Ryan talks about "eggings" that are taking place in his neighborhood.  Monaski asks Ryan who his fellow students are supporting for President.  Ryan says Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the favorites.

The Boilermaker Charity Bib program registration begins this morning.  Early registration from returning runner takes place on Thursday.

This is also the beginning of what Utica Film Commissioner Paul Buckley says, "Pay the loot or get the boot."  Old parking fines from the City of Utica can be paid for a limited time without penalty.