The Rotunda #371 05/24/23 - This episode features WBOB's own Mike Parente calling in to lament with us about the curious state of the New York Yankees; how did THE marquee franchise in North American sports become so accustomed to mediocrity, and are there any signs on the horizon that there will be a recommitment to excellence?
Earlier in the show, I dive into the absolute mess that the Jack Teixeira case has turned into, and just how many people could have blown the whistle on this little traitor before he embarrassed both himself and the country. Will heads roll over this?
Also, why exactly do we care about financial disclosures form our Presidents? President Biden and Dr. Biden recently filed theirs, but why is it our business?
And for those of you getting that sick to the stomach feeling about the 2024 presidential elections, we have the No Labels movement. what is it, would it have any shot, or would it simply skew the election one way or the other? Well, we're getting into that right here.
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The Rotunda: Ray McKay
The Rotunda #370 05/17/23 - 2024 Senate candidate Ray McKay joins the program tonight as we dive into his reasons for running, what he would like to do in Washington and why it is so important to have some sort of balance in local government.
I'm also talking about disgraced rep George Santos and where he goes form here after being arrested on federal charges, and Fox and I get into a discussion about Jordan Neely. We'd love to know your thoughts on it, drop a comment in the comments section if you like.
We also talk about about the Hollywood writers strike, check that out in the second segment!!
The Rotunda #367 04/26/23 - CD1 Candidate Aaron Regunberg joins the show to talk about his campaign for the CD1 special election. As voters in the district prepare to cast their ballots, this is a must listen interview. Check out what he has to say!
And, what a week already! Tucker Carlson AND Don Lemon fired on the same day - wow! What does this mean for these two personalities and television media as a whole? I dive in and give you my take in the first segment. We are also talking the GOP obsession with abortion and the recent dustup over Senator Feinstein of California.
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The Rotunda #363 03/22/23 - Great content in this episode, as we talk about the possible indictment of a former President - the first time in our nation's history that would happen. What would that mean for the Trump brand and his quest for the highest office in the land?
There's also a follow up for the poor teacher that was shot - SHOT! by a 6 year old student. Where are we as a nation that things like this happen?
And, all but the most casual Rhode Island basketball fans are heartbroken over longtime Friar bench boss Ed Cooley leaving for in conference rival Georgetown. Could that have been handled differently and also, can he really be faulted for making the decision?
All this and more is right here for the taking, please be sure to click through and give a listen and a like!!
The Rotunda #358 02/08/23 - JWU Associate Professor Kevin DeJesus joins us to talk about the fallout form the Chinese air balloon incident. Was this indeed just a mistake, or mechanical failure, or was it a provocation of the USA? Could it be China trying to assert itself ahead of a skirmish with Taiwan?
You also get an update on Gina's transition from Governor to DC power broker, the brewing feud between Trump and DeSantis, and my thought on Rep Omar being removed from a committee assignment? Was it justified, or was it yet another sad example of where we are politically?
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The Rotunda #352 12/14/22 - Author and podcaster Travis Rowley is our featured guest in this episode as we catch up with the former RI Young Republicans' chair in a must-listen interview.
I also have a good time bantering with Producer Fox as we catch up after missing each other last week, and as if that was not enough already, I'm talking about the recent Griner-Bout swap, former President Trumps claims that he could have gotten Paul Whelan out of Russia as well, and the future of the college loan forgiveness program.
Believe it or not, Twitter is not the only place that has been laying off staff, it's becoming endemic to the tech industry. I dig into that a little bit, as well as a PSA on the seasonal blues. Please click through and give this a listen and a like!!
The Rotunda #350 11/16/22 - This episode features the dynamic Nina Manolson! She talks about how to end the war with food and body, and really underscores the need for Body-Piece, especially as we get into the holiday season. With all that has gone on since 2020, it is important that we celebrate, but also stay away form abusive body-relationships.
I'm also talking about the latest from Twitter: is it ok to warn people they're about to be let go? And what are we to make of the oldest Congress in history? Should their be upper age limits to public service, or is that ageism? We also get into a deeper dive of last weeks; results especially here in RI.
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The Rotunda #349 11/09/22 - With the mid terms now in our rear view mirrors, let's digest what went on locally and nationally and what that can mean for the next two years, as the 2024 election is now the on deck batter.
Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is still fanning the flames of dissent, what is this all about, and why, exactly, should we care? I'm also talking some sports news, as the Brady-Gisele split is finalized and my guy Baker Mayfield endures what has to be the season of his discontent.
The star of the third segment is Dyana Rafferty from online retailer Ryann and Rose - come check out all the great merchandise they have on sale, learn about their story and feel good about supporting a small business! Be sure to use the WBOB discount code for FREE SHIPPING!!
The Rotunda #348 11/02/22 - Friend of the station Doreen Costa joins us to talk about her run for office, and why it is important to have a two party system in government. How does she see not only her race, but other local and national ones going? Tune in and find out!
Speaking of local races, did you know there is a THIRD candidate in the CD2 race? Who? Why? And what about the battle for the airwaves, who's commercials are hitting and why? Also in keeping with local races, I revisit a northern RI city that saw it's mayor forced to step down, yet running unopposed - but now has a write in opponent.
Looking at national issues, what's all this talk about the debt ceiling, why does it matter and what would happen if it was not raised?
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The Rotunda #347 10/26/22 - Tis the season, what are we going to see in the November elections? Will the Democrats maintain both majorities that they have in Congress? Will they lose the House? Will the lose the House AND Senate? These topics are debated with fellow WBOB personality Allan Giberti in the third segment. You know it's gonna be a lively one for sure!
In other news, have you heard about Meta/Facebook wanting to help execs keep tabs on remote workers? Also, what about Brittney Griner still being held in Russia, what's the possibility of her getting let out? What's going on in the CD 2 race? All this and more if yours for the taking, please be sure to give this a listen and a like as we head to Election Day!!
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