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Jan 7: Bachmann, Santorum, Overdrive!
Jan 7th, 2012 by Sam

Martha Fuller Clark

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Glen Johnson

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This Saturday’s show:

Santorum’s Surge
Romney’s Rage
Bachmann’s Bowing Out

Join Samantha on her first show of the New Year as she welcomes Boston.com’s Political Intelligence editor, Glen Johnson!

The two will break down the recent Iowa Caucus and prepare us for the New Hampshire primary!

  • Will it be Romney on top again?
  • Will Santorum pick up where Bachmann left off?
  • Is Perry next to go?

Also joining the show: Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Martha Fuller Clark!

This is not your mother’s New Hampshire.  Free Staters and ALEC are all having an impact on the state. Get the lowdown on how NH has changed, the tactics in use, and what it portends for other states and the country.   Check this out…

In New Hampshire, Republican state legislators seem to believe education is no longer something they should require. Via ThinkProgress:

Today the GOP-controlled Senate passed HB 542, which effectively ends compulsory education for New Hampshire students. Their House colleagues approved the measure earlier last year.

No, seriously. It ends compulsory education, and it’s been passed by both houses of the Legislature? Really? Really.   Here’s what it says.

 IX-c. Require school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable. Such policy shall include a provision requiring the parent or legal guardian to notify the school principal or designee in writing of the specific material to which they object and a provision requiring an alternative agreed upon by the school district and the parent, at the parent’s expense, sufficient to enable the child to meet state requirements for education in the particular subject area. The name of the parent or legal guardian and any specific reasons disclosed to school officials for the objection to the material shall not be public information and shall be excluded from access under RSA 91-A.

As worded, any parent could object to the entire curriculum and substitute whatever they wanted instead, with no measurement or assessment or accountability for that “alternative material” requirement, which means compulsory education would be dead, dead, dead.  Crooks and Liars, January 5, 2012

May 14: Cons win in Canada (what?) & Banks behaving badly
May 14th, 2011 by Sam

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Guests:

  • John Brenner, Managing Editor, CHUM radio-Ottawa, Canada
  • John O’Brien, Register of Deeds, Essex County

What’s up with Canada? Canadian elections were a few weeks ago and the Conservatives did far better than expected. We’ll talk to CHUM radio-Ottawa managing editor John Brenner as he gives us the low-down from north of the border.

Also…

Do you trust your bank? Are you angry that the big banks have taken America for a ride? We’ll speak with Essex County Southern District (Salem) Registrar of Deeds John O’Brien. He’ll talk about what his district is doing to combat mortgage fraud by Bank of America.

Nov 13: Rose Aguilar: What do women (voters) want? It’s the issues, stupid.
Nov 12th, 2010 by Sam

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Rose Aguilar joins us to talk about the election:  women candidates, women voters, women’s issues.  Why on earth didn’t women vote for Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina?  Is the budget deficit the highest priority for women?  Are women likely to support tax increases and social security cuts proposed by the so-called bipartisan commission to pay for tax cuts for the top 2%ers?

Rose is host of “Your Call,” a daily call-in radio show on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and on KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz; and author of “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey Into the Heartland.”

Recent articles by Rose:

The New York Times Gets Women Voters Wrong

GOP Hopefuls Threaten Reproductive Rights, Support for Poor Women

Oct 2: Steve Grossman (D) for Treasurer; Mary Z. Connaughton (R) for Auditor
Oct 2nd, 2010 by Sam

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Guests:

Steve Grossman, candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer

What does the treasurer do?  why does Steve Grossman want the job?  what difference does it make to have a democrat vs a republican bring to this office?  how does it specifically affect us?

Mary Z. Connaughton, candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor

She has pledged to be a thorn in the side of Governor Deval Patrick.  What does that mean?  How will things change?  What difference does it make that she is a Republican vs a Democrat?

Check out the debate.

Sep 18: Suzanne Bump: Don’t destroy gov’t, audit !
Sep 18th, 2010 by Sam

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Suzanne Bump is candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor…  how thrilling is THAT?!

Well, the auditor is there to make sure that taxes are spent the way they are supposed to be spent…

So, if Tea Partiers and Republicans want to destroy government, you’d think the LAST thing they wanted is to have an effective auditor, wouldn’t you ?  They would NOT want to fix gov’t.

Suzanne explains what she wants to do, why she wants to the job, what are her priorities, and why being a CPA is not necessarily the most important thing.

Swept off our feet
Jan 20th, 2010 by Sam

Scott Brown. He makes you feel wooonderful. He says all the things you want to hear. The guy your girlfriend warned you about – “I’m just afraid he’s going to break your heart”.

But, he’s soooo irresistible. And we watch you go, knowing what’s coming, a little mad at you for putting yourself in this situation.

But, you’ve always been there for us, and so we’ll be there for you when it all falls apart. In two years. We’ll be there.

Brian McGrory expands here:

I’m going to need some Advil and a cold compress, please. I’m the Massachusetts Electorate, and I have what is bar none the absolute worst hangover of my entire voting life.

Seriously, I was so drunk on power, so caught up in the moment, so free of any of my usual inhibitions, I can’t remember what’s gone on these last two weeks. Think, Electorate, think. What did I do? (cont.)

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