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The Mayoral Race and Observing Superintendent Vargas

(Hour 1a) Rich started the show by taking a phone call from Eric in Manchester, who inquired about upcoming Mayoral race and wondered how the newly elected Superintendent Bolgen Vargas is handling the position.  Rich then spoke about some of the hurdles that Superintendent Vargas has had to face since his appointment....

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Mayor Ted Gatsas and the Upcoming Election Season

(Hours 1b,c) Rich spoke about Manchester’s next Mayoral race in response to a listener’s question.  He commented about the tight race between Mayor Ted Gatsas and his opposition Joyce Craig and he speculated about the next race.   (Hour 1c) “It’s going to be an interesting election season,” Rich predicted.  He shared about the difficulty in running for office and explained Manchester’s non-partisan system.  He then wondered if Joyce Craig’s support of Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race will hurt her chances of success.  Tune in for more. ...

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The Second Arrest of Jeffrey T. Clay

(Hours 2a,b) Rich commented on the arrest of Jefferey T. Clay at Wednesday night’s Alton Board of Selectmen meeting.  He gave the listeners a history lesson concerning the original NH Constitution and shared his opinion on how Clay should react to the arrest.  Click here for more information and here for the video of Clay’s first arrest.   (Hour 2b) Rich started the segment by reading the Union Leader article that covered Clay’s arrest.  He commented on the opinion that President Donald Trump is a Nazi and reminded the listeners about past instances of misuse of power within government meetings. Click here for...

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Condolences, Senate Bill 43 and Weekend Weather with Al

(Hour 3a) Rich started the hour by speaking about his gym teacher, who recently passed.  He then shared about Senator Kevin Avard’s opt-in bill (Senate Bill 43), before Meteorologist Al Kaprielian came to the microphone.  They talked about the unseasonable weather and Al made predictions about the remainder of winter and the upcoming summer.  Tune in to hear all about it!  ...

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Barbara Ross Lee, Magic Johnson and Rich’s Required Reading

(Hour 3b) Rich talked to Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator Andrew Smith for The New, New Reality: Valuing Differences.  They spoke about the acknowledgments of Diana Ross’ sister Barbara Ross Lee and Earvin Magic Johnson.  They then shared about affirmative action and discussed the literature that Andrew recommended that Rich read. Click here for more information. ...

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The History Segment: John Adams

(Hour 3c) Rich spoke to James Patrick Riley of Courage, New Hampshire for The History Segment.  They started the segment by addressing the low ranking that President John Adams received in a poll that Rich saw.  They then shared from President Adams’ writings and spoke about dealing with terrorists. Click here for more information....

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Hatched Ducklings, a Radio Appearance and Making Gym Fun

(Hour 1a) Rich started the show by reading about a couple of ducklings that were hatched at Weston Elementary School.  He wondered about the grammar that was utilized for the story and talked about a technical issue, before speaking about his appearance on The Ed & Joe Show last night.  Finally, he shared about Jewett Street School’s attempt to make gym class fun....

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The Trump Administration and Gender-Specific Bathrooms

(Hour 1b) Rich informed the listeners that the Trump Administration has revoked its threats to local school district to allow trans-gendered students to use whatever bathroom they want.  He spoke about Candia’s poor treatment of parents and took a call from Susan in Milford, who commented on the responsibility of parents who are not getting involved.  Tune in to get all of the details.  ...

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Donna Tremblay on Renaming the Manchester School of Technology

(Hours 2a,b) Rich spoke this morning to Donna Tremblay of the Manchester School of Technology.  They talked about the effort to rename the Manchester School of Technology in honor of the late Superintendent Tom Brennan and she informed Rich about their first school musical, group programs and the addition of a four year program.      (Hour 2b) Rich and Donna discussed the potential name change to the Brennan Innovation Academy.  They then took a call from Paul, who shared his opinion concerning the changing name.  Tune in to hear all about it....

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