Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

There are a few school closings and delays this morning.


6 AM Hour

We talk with "Legal Lis," Lis Wiehl, on the Apple iPhone case with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is expected to make a speech today about the GOP race.

Former Hillary Clinton staffer Brian Pagliano , who set up her e-mail server while she was Secretary of State, has been granted immunity by the Justice Department.  Pagliano is expected to testify in the e-mail scandal that continues to follow Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Bill and Kristine compare Donald Trump's momentum with that enjoyed by then-candidate Barack Obama when he was on the campaign trail.  Will there be a third party, independent, candidate after all?

Bigger news than politics, Baywatch - the movie - starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and David Hasselhoff is opening in theatres.

A little girl found that she had a safety pin stuck in her nose.  Her nose was running constantly.  They found a relatively large - an inch and a half long - safety pin in her nose.  The little girl's mom said she forgot to tell her mom that she put the pin up there.

Republican Ben Stein says he is reconsidering his political votes.  Of Donald Trump he says he likes him but "he is dangerously misinformed."

The 45th Annual WIBX Radiothon is taking place beginning tomorrow, Friday March 3, 2016 presented by the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group.  The event is held in conjunction with America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk Weekend.


7 AM Hour

We discuss the Word of Life Church beatings case.  Yesterday the attorney for Pastor Tiffanie Irwin requested "clergy privilege."  District Attorney Scott McNamara argued that clergy privilege is not applicable in this case.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi joins us to talk about Nano Utica and the construction underway at the site of the chip fabrication plant on the SUNY-Poly campus.

Brindisi also weighs in, from a legal perspective, on the Word of Life cases.

We also discuss tonight's Oneida County Democratic Committee meeting and possible endorsements for the 22nd District Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Richard Hanna.  Brindisi says he did speak with the Democratic National Committee about the position and that Kim Myers, who is affiliated with Dick's Sporting Goods, was waiting for his decision before stepping into the race.

Dramatic video has emerged of a dramatic "Smash and grab" at a gun store in Houston, Texas:

Congressman Richard Hanna discusses the United States Supreme Court nomination process to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.  He also discusses the National Firefighter Cancer Registry.

He also talks local politics.  Of Broome County Legislator Kim Myers he says she is "a nice lady," and of NY22 GOP candidate Steven Wells he says he has "done a fine job representing himself."  He also speaks well of candidate George Phillips.  He does say that it was a mistake for Phillips to send out a questionable fundraising letter.

On Donald Trump, Hanna says he "lacks a concise plan on virtually everything."  He admits. though, that "Trump could easily be the nominee."  He says, "of the people who are left, (Ohio Governor) John Kasich is the most balanced and thoughtful."

Hanna says that the situation in Washington is sad.  "Compromise is dead down here."

JoJo gets a second chance and Lawrence is a winner in our Free Money Question of the Day.


8 AM Hour

JoJo does not get the answer to the second question which was, "What did Jorge Posada put on his hands to help his grip?"  The answer all accounts...disgusting.

Fox News' Eben Brown joins us to talk about American Astronaut Scott Kelly's return to Earth.  He spent almost a year in space.  Physicians are comparing the effects that outer space has on the human body, determining how his body is different from that of his twin brother, fellow Astronaut Mark Kelly.

One of the things being studied is how did his bones hold up to zero gravity and where did calcium in his body go?

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino

Paul Buckley, Film Czar for the City of Utica, is in studio to talk about - well, whatever he wants to talk about.

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino

John Naegele of McCraith Beverages is in with the Keeler on Tap craft beer of the week.

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino

Buckley also discusses Utica's Amnesty Parking Ticket program.  His new slogan is "Pay the loot or get the boot."

District Attorney Scott McNamara joins us to clarify what is happening in the Word of Life Church beatings case, to the extent that he can given the existing gag order in the case.

He says that there is a reason that he cannot explain what he is doing in court.  Ethically a prosecutor cannot take on a case if he does not ethically believe the charges.

Fred Ligouri, Communications Director for General Motors, joins us to talk about the Rochester International Auto Show, featuring the 2016 Camaro, which he describes as "the head-turner," in hyper blue.  He also talks about WiFi service available in their newest vehicles.

Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino

Cindy Chan Phillips from the New York Beef Council discusses "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right."  It is National Nutrition Month and the New York Beef Council will be a part of the WIBX Heart Radiothon and America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk Weekend.


A nutritionist, she advises Keeler and Monaski against eating too many easily-digestible carbohydrates.


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