Thursday, April 21st, 2016

 

6 AM Hour

We talk local politics.

Harriet Tubman will be featured on the $20 bill.  Ben Carson takes issue with it, at least somewhat.

 

We talk about Neil deGrasse Tyson's comment that

We talk about the new housing complex, the proposal for which was pased last night by the Utica Common Council, next to the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

We also get confused about the new status of the "new" Utica Blue Sox.

Ted Cruz now appears to be anti-New York.  Carl Palladino is at the side of Donald Trump, and he is being charged with making a racial slur.

We talk about the possibility of microstamping in New York state after November's elections.

7 AM Hour

The sun is shining.  We may get some thunderstorms but Keeler says it will be a beautiful day.

Mike from Frankfort calls in to talk about the racial slur allegations involving "raccoons" against Palladino.

A story in Kristine's newscast prompts a discussion of the size of drones of the future.  Keeler says he watched the movie "Ant Man."  He says that drones will be the size of ants.

Former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN for sharing an offensive post on Facebook.

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Former Law enforcement officer Mike Puglise says your cellular telephone could be "tricked" into revealing your location.  "It's an unconstitutional, all-you-can-eat data buffet."

James Piccola, Jr. from the New York State Department of Transportation talks about the progress of the North South Arterial project.  Joe Load calls in saking about motorized wheelchair access along the arterial pedestrian bridge.  Keeler also asks him about the potential impact of a new hospital downtown.

Happy Birthday to:

  • Candace Randall from Clinton

The birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry shop birthday cake goes to Candace.  Congratulations!

We speak with Carl Palladino about the racial slur allegation yesterday.  He says that the raccoon comment came from a piece written by an 80-year-old man who used the analogy to describe getting the raccoons out of the basement.  Of Trump's primary victory in New York, he says he is delighted.

 

Ron from Utica tries to win Joseph Hobika's money in today's Free Money Question of the Day.

Michael Galime, President of the Utica Common Council, talks about the proposed apartment complex going downtown.  The vote was close. five to four.  he says that he does not know what is happening with Tony's AUDelicious.

8 AM Hour

Caller Bill calls in to ask, from out of the blue, why she joined the military.

Musician Adam Rivera is on to promote his upcoming appearance at The Tramontaine Cafe on April 30, 2016.  He has produced some of his songs in Utica and has worked with Matt Ossowski.

John Naegele is in with the Keeler on Tap, promoting next month's Utica on Tap, Ballast Point's "Mango Even Keel."  We are calling it, "Even KeelER."

Senator Joseph Griffo is in studio talking about the changing poltiical climate in New York.  Caller Tom calls in promoting the division between Upstate New York and Downstate New York.  He calls yesterday's groundbreaking at SUNY Poly a transformation.