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Setting the record straight on HOPE–Again

The story of the Board of School Committee’s decision to terminate the HOPE program at West High School seems to change as its supporters seek to further vilify those who voted against it.  Despite ample public statements, the misrepresentations wilfully continue, some of which intentionally impugn the professional reputation of district staff as they search for a rational while they ignore what was said.  Instead, they substitute their “feelings” or “beliefs” by inventing their own “facts,” which conveniently fit their desired narrative. The oft and most egregious falsehood comes from Ward 10 Alderman Bill Barry, who has accused alleged opponents...

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The Final Show: Listener Feedback

(Hours 1b,c) Rich took a phone call from Susan in Milford, who wanted to reminisce about a call that she made concerning the First in the Nation Presidential event.  The Humble Host then displayed his feelings about ending the show, before taking a call from Manchester School Board member Lisa Freeman and reading a Union Leader editorial that was written about the Girard at Large radio show.  Finally, he took a call from former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here to view the Union Leader editorial that Rich read...

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Mayor Gatsas on the Future, Changes to Manchester and His Legacy

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas.  They addressed the following topics:  Post election-result plans Trouble at last night’s meeting Plans for the future How Manchester has changed since the Mayor’s election What the city needs to do to facilitate more growth Transition to Mayor-elect Joyce Craig (Hour 3c) Rich and the Mayor continued with: Streetlights in Manchester Notable moments during his tenure His legacy as Mayor Future for the STEAM...

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On Air News Read for November 14, 2017

Our top story this morning comes from Manchester where the Department of Public Works announced it will begin testing of the city’s Snow Emergency Alert System tomorrow and the next day, the fifteenth and sixteenth.  They stress it’s only a test, so when you see the flashing lights atop various traffic signals at intersections across the city between the hours of seven and three, you need not need worry about getting your car off the street.  Of course, nobody worries about it anyway. The Manchester Board of School Committee received some good news at its meeting last night.  It...

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Jim Gaudet: Remembering the Roots

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about listener feedback in light of the news that the Girard at Large radio show is going off the air.  He then asked Public Safety This Week Anchor Jim Gaudet about what drew him into public safety, which prompted a discussion about his upbringing.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Humble Host Tackles Special Education in the Queen City

(Hour 2a) Rich opened the hour by talking about his decision to shut down the Girard at Large radio show.  He then addressed those who assumed a connection between the show closing and Nancy Tessier’s election, setting the record straight.  He shared about his relationships with the Tessier family, before speaking about changes that are taking place in Manchester’s special education operation.  Finally, he wondered about the finances, Individual Education Plans (IEP) and more.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Senate Bill 193: The Fight for School Choice

(Hour 2c) Rich talked to the listeners about Senate Bill 193, which was a topic of discussion at last night’s Manchester School Board meeting.  He pointed out the opposition from Board member Connie Van Houten, wondering why she isn’t willing to put her faith in the Manchester School District.  Finally, he took a call from School Board member Lisa Freeman, who displayed her frustration with the situation.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here for more information on the bill....

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Party Politics: Mayoral Musings and Bridging the Gap

(Hour 3a) Rich opened the hour by talking about the issues that he has with Mayor-elect Joyce Craig.  He discussed misleading statements that were made, but spoke about his attempts to bridge the gap between himself and those with differing philosophies in local government.  He then shared about a call to Mayor-elect Craig to congratulate her on this week’s victory.  Tune in to get the...

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Vicious Campaigning and Choosing the Right Board

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about the viciousness that sometimes accompanies political campaigns.  He spoke about a Facebook account that has been attacking various Republican Party candidates and pointed out the unique opportunity that is being presented to Queen City residents.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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