Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

 

6 AM Hour

We talk about the suspension of broadcaster Glenn Beck.

A woman called her husband after a man allegedly tried to beat and rape her.  The husband beat the man - to death - and now he faces jail time.  Would you have reacted differently?

We continue to talk about Harambe the gorilla.  The story has sparked international debate, and a healthy one inside our studio.

On a JetBlue flight Maggie McMuffin was told to change clothes or change her travel arrangements.  The Keeler crew says the outfit was ridiculous - fashion-wise - but think that she should not have been kicked off the flight.  And who are we to judge fashion sense anyway?

7 AM Hour

Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol gives us an update on the investigation into the explosion in Floyd, New York that injured a corrections officer.

Happy birthday to:

  • Brenda Castle from Rome
  • Justin Grable from Oneida

The certificate for the birthday cake from the Florentine Pastry Shop in Utica goes to Brenda.  Congratulations!

 

Rutger Street resident Mark Rizzo says the Utica Rescue Mission "has morphed into a halfway prison..."  He joins us via telephone and says that two bodies have been found on his property.  He accuses the Rescue Mission of Utica of lying to the public.  He says that most of the people it houses are from out of the area.  He says "It's so dangerous I had to leave."

8 AM Hour

We speak with Derek Clark, the new director of the Broadway Theatre League.

The Utica Zoo's Mike Beck and Michelle Heinz are in talking about Wine in the Wilderness and the case at the Cincinnati Zoo involving Harambe.

Caller Janice calls in to talk about Harambe.

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Russ from Verona calls in as well.  He says that parents need to be more responsible as well.

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Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney calls in to respond to some comments made by fellow candidates Steven Wells and George Phillips in the 22nd Congressional District race.

"Legal Lis" Wiehl is on talking about some of the legal stories making headlines, including - of course - the Cincinnati Zoo Harambe case.  She says that the zoo has a pretty clean record, other than a citation years ago for a case involving a potential sdanger to - not by - polar bears.  She says that the zoo is likely not culpable.  Nor, she says, are the parents really.  "Who amongst us hasn't taken their eyes off their child for a second?"

 

Enjoy your day!