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On Air News Read for July 20, 2017

Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has filed a defamation of character lawsuit against former Ward Ten Alderman Bill Cashin and gadfly Jon Hopwood.  Hopwood wrote a letter, which Cashin signed and said was his own, accusing the mayor of engineering a cover-up of the rape of a fourteen year old girl at West High by another student in September of 2 0 1 5.  In the letter, the dynamic duo of Cashin and Hopwood said Gatsas, a multi-millionaire, covered it up to win his reelection battle with then Alderman Joyce Craig, to provide himself with a financial gain by retaining...

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Power of Positions and Caring for the Children

(Hour 3a) Rich talked about the importance of who is in office, bringing to attention some of the bills that have passed since Governor Chris Sununu took the position.  He commented on the opioid epidemic, pointing out the effect on children, and spoke about the need for someone to intercede on behalf of children.  Finally, he ended the segment by sharing about surveys that are given in schools.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Deep Thoughts with Jack Kenny

(Hour 1a) Rich started the show by taking a phone call from Jack Kelly in Manchester, who inquired about former Alderman Bill Cashin’s statements regarding Mayor Ted Gatsas.  They then spoke about recent headlines surrounding the Manchester VA and Jack shared a complaint about the Bridge Street bridge during July 3rd.  Tune in to get the details....

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Reviewing Socialism: College Students Weigh In

(Hour 2a) Rich talked about the growing trend of Socialistic acceptance within the United States.  He played a CampusReform video in which college students were interviewed concerning their stance on the political ideology.  “How can the United States continue as a country… if this is what college students think today?” he wondered.  Finally, he tackled the criticisms aimed at Capitalism.  Tune in to get all of the details. Click here for the CampusReform video that was played and click here to view the mentioned archive with the Milton Friedman clip....

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Independence Day and the Life of Samuel Blumenfeld

(Hours 3b,c) Guest hosts Hal Shurtleff of Camp Constitution and Ed Naile, Chairman of the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, talked about Independence Day.  They started by discussing Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, before reviewing some of the life of Samuel Blumenfeld.   Click here for the Sam Blumenfeld archives.   (Hour 3c) Hal and Ed continued in their discussion about Sam Blumenfeld.  They spoke about Katanga, more about the books that Sam authored, the role of the Federal Department of Education and more.  Tune in to hear all about...

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State Reps Burt and Sullivan Tackle Kenogarten and the State Budget

(Hours 2b,c) Rich talked to State Representatives John Burt and Victoria Sullivan for the Under the Golden Dome segment.  In dealing with the budget, they started the conversation by discussing full time daycare and the Kenogarten bill.  They pointed out where some of the elected officials stand on the issue, and wondered about the effect on statewide property tax.  Finally, Rich shared his thoughts concerning the restriction of funding and more. (Hour 2c) As Rich continued with State Reps Burt and Sullivan they tackled the state budget.  Rich wondered if the Republican Party has enough votes to pass the...

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Ann Marie Banfield on Common Core and State Assessments

(Hour 3c) Rich talked to Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone Action for Is Our Children Learning.  Ann Marie brought up Senate Bill 43, talking to Rich about the vote and an amendment.  They then discussed Senate Bill 44 and the opposition that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut is receiving concerning the reviewing of Common Core.  Finally, they shared criticisms about the recent trends with state assessments and spoke about a conflict of interest in the push for testing.  Tune in to hear all about it!...

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On Air News Read for May 31, 2017

Governor Christopher Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced that state Drug Czar James Vara, technically the Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health, will serve as MacDonald’s chief of staff in the A G’s Office.  They also announced that former Manchester Police Chief David Mara, currently Portmouth’s interim police chief, will be the state’s new drug czar, still technically known as the Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health.  For this to happen, Vara’s appointment must be approved by the Governor and Council, which is expected to take up the matter at its meeting on June 7th. In...

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School Choice: Parental Involvement and Technological Implementation

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Felix Alvarado, Headmaster at Straight “A” Academy, for Is Our Children Learning.  They began the segment by talking about the passing of Sid Glassner, long time Anchor of Is Our Children Learning and Host of Inside Education.  They then transitioned into a discussion about school choice, talking about the discouragement of parental involvement, and Felix made his opinion about compulsory education clear. (Hour 3c) Felix began the final segment by expressing his vision regarding what school choice should look like.  They talked about technology within the school system and Felix shared his frustration with what...

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