Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

6 AM Hour

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has questions about Nano funding, but local officials aren't concerned. The Utica OD has the story. Plus, Keeler and Monaski discuss the rough relationship between DiNapoli and Governor Cuomo.

Ryan Lochte's 'exaggerations' are costing him big bucks. Four sponsors have ended their endorsement ties with the Olympic swimmer - Speedo and Ralph Lauren are among them. Full story here.

Is Donald Trump wavering on deportations of illegal immigrants? We speak with Jon Decker of Fox News Radio - Full story here.

Keeler and Monaski discuss the 'flat earthers' - who believe the idea that the earth is round is bogus. Plus, a list of the poorest towns in every state.

7 AM Hour

The Huffington Post's bold NFL predictions. Among them, Rex Ryan won't last the season in Buffalo. Plus, political strategist Matt Keelan says while polling shows Hillary Clinton has a large lead in the electoral college, it's still early.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi reacts to the state comptroller's questions about Nano Utica, and whether Governor Cuomo's economic development investments are getting a worthwhile return when it comes to job creation.

The announcement that the Governor made about $4 billion in investment and 2,500 jobs was made just over a year ago, read it here.

Mario chimes in on the story we've discussing this morning - is the state investment worth the jobs, or lack thereof. He thinks Utica Nano and other projects are all for show.

Maria Kelso is in a GOP primary with Brian Miller for the Republican line in the 101st Assembly race. She is a former legislative aid to current Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney. Among the issues we discuss is the NY SAFE Act and Common Core.

8 AM Hour

More discussion on whether Nano Utica is 'pie in the sky' or real. Callers join in with their thoughts.

Meghan McGrogan of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce has details on how to submit nominations for Business of the Year. The deadline to apply is September 1.

Wrapping up the show with the very talented Ryan Quinn. His first single is out this week. It's called 'Unbearable'. And, some sad news to pass along, Ryan is moving out of the area to pursue his music career.