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Philip Teresi and Skip Echeverria - Live, Local, and Original: Weekdays from 2:00 to 6:00PM on Central California's News/Talk 580 and 105.9 KMJ. Politically independent, socially awkward, and fashionably late.


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    Measure E With Brooke Ashjian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 35:13

    Former Fresno Unified School Board President Brooke Ashjian joined the show to discuss Measure E & the impacts it will have on the valley.  Tuesday - 9/26/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

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    Haunted Houses & The Super Bowl Half Time Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 29:59

    Usher will join a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows including Beyoncé, Madonna, Dr. Dre, & Snoop Dogg. A spacious property for sale in Millbury, Massachusetts, is making a mysterious claim on its front sign. “Probably Haunted.”   Tuesday - 9/26/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    Will Biden Take A Tumble?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 37:27

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed blasted homeless activists in the city, complaining they are keeping people on the streets and enabling them. A teenager was arrested Monday after officers say he threatened a school shooting in Lemoore. Democrats, including some in the administration, are terrified that Biden will have a bad fall — with a nightmare scenario of it happening in the weeks before the November 2024 election.  Tuesday - 9/26/2023 - Hour 2 See for privacy information.

    Hunter Vs Rudy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 37:44

    Hunter Biden sued former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and another attorney over alleged violations of computer fraud and data access related to a laptop computer Biden is said to have left at a Delaware repair shop.  Tuesday - 9/26/2023 - Hour 1See for privacy information.

    The Difference Between Doughnuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 33:26

    The Writers Guild of America reached a tentative deal Sunday with film and TV studios that would end a nearly five-month strike and get Hollywood rolling again. he iconic Randy's Donuts is planning to open three locations in Fresno — hopefully complete with a giant retro donut sign atop each one.  Monday - 9/25/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    Space Rocks & Seized Coins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 34:39

    A Beverly Hills man has sued the FBI to get his property back after the agency allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold coins he had stored in a safety deposit box. NASA's first asteroid samples fetched from deep space safely returned to Earth Sunday to cap a seven-year journey.  Monday - 9/25/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

    Biden Said What?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 38:32

    A federal judge on Friday ruled that California's ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez said the law violated the Second Amendment rights of firearms owners. President Joe Biden failed to correct himself after mispronouncing the name of rapper LL Cool J while addressing the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday. Gavin Newsom got grilled on '60 Minutes' about whether he intends to run for president. This time Newsom didn't rule out running.  Monday - 9/25/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

    Prepping For The Government Shutdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 36:52

    With the government on the brink of a shutdown this week as Congress remains at an impasse on a funding deal, federal departments and agencies have begun the mandatory process of planning to bring nonessential functions to a halt. Should Congress fail to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the proverbial lights on, a shutdown could have enormous impacts on all Americans.  Monday - 9/25/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Why Is Gen Z Avoiding Marriage

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 29:48

    Bullard High School's football head coach Don Arax has been "released from his role" on the team. Fresno Unified released a statement Friday stating it cannot provide details on personnel matters but clarified Arax has not been fired and will retain his teaching position. There is a new trend sweeping social media platforms of women denigrating the institution of marriage while promoting the virtues of a single lifestyle.    Friday - 9/22/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

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    An Intercepted Plane & Two Very Good Dogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 34:07

    Tourists spotted 'corpse' floating in water off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Emergency crews attempted confirm her death but she was alive. She had reportedly been washed out to sea after going for a swim. A 2-year-old girl who walked away from her home in Michigan0with two family dogs was found hours later asleep in the woods using one of the canines as a furry pillow. The Fresno Air National Guard 144th Fighter Wing security forces and Airport Safety intercepted a single-engine aircraft at the entrance to the flight line used by the 144th jets.  Friday - 9/22/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

    McCarthy Dismisses The House & Property Insurance Rates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 37:09

    House Republican leadership is sending members home for the week, after a series of failed attempts to make progress on government funding. A new plan from California's insurance commissioner aims to stop the nation's top insurers from leaving the wildfire-prone state by letting them consider climate risks when setting their prices.  Friday - 9/22/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Feeding Families Fund Drive & A Bribe With Gold Bars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 35:47

    Today is the 2023 Feeding Families Fund Drive! $1 provides up to 4 meals and with the GAR Bennett MATCH, your donation grows 50%. Your $20 donation will grow to $30! U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife were indicted in New York on federal bribery charges. Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value.  Friday - 9/22/2023 - Hour 1See for privacy information.

    Should The Senate Have A Dress Code

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 26:16

    Former MAGA attorney Lin Wood is a witness for the state in Georgia's election interference RICO case against the former president and 18 others.  We discuss if the senate should have a dress code.   Thursday - 9/21/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    Hunter, In Person & Book Banning

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 36:48

    Under AB-1072, school boards would be committing censorship if they remove library books and textbooks in violation of state laws, which require instruction on marginalized groups, would be committing censorship. The bill would allow parents, among others, to file complaints with state or county officials in response to a school board's book ban. AB 933 is an amendment to California's civil code that seeks to discourage those accused of sexual misconduct from filing frivolous retaliatory libel and defamation lawsuits against their accusers.    Thursday - 9/21/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

    Bills Waiting On Newsom's Desk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 37:50

    The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it would deploy an additional 800 troops to assist in stemming the migration influx at the southern border. he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday suspended Judge Pauline Newman from hearing new cases amid a deepening clash over the 96-year-old jurist's mental competence to serve on the bench for at least one year or until she sits for court-ordered medical examinations. Following the California Legislature's adjournment last week, hundreds of bills await Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. One of the most contentious bills this session aims to make caste a protected status under California's civil rights law.  Thursday - 9/21/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Rupert's Retirement & Biden Vs. 2A

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 37:36

    Magnate Rupert Murdoch's surprise announcement Thursday that he's stepping down as leader of his two companies leaves his son Lachlan firmly in line of succession at Fox and the rest of the media empire. An investigation is underway after a man's body was pulled from a canal in central Fresno Thursday morning. Witnesses reported seeing the man go into the canal at about 6:45 am off McKinley near Millbrook Avenue. President Joe Biden is creating the first-ever federal office of gun violence prevention.  Thursday - 9/21/2023 - Hour 1See for privacy information.

    The Mandela Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 29:06

    The ‘Mandela Effect' describes the false memories many of us share. “The Mandela Effect is a really fascinating memory phenomenon where everyone seems to show incorrect memories for common popular icons. Donald Trump Jr.'s X account was compromised on Wednesday in one of the more high-profile security lapses. The account made several unusual posts, including one that falsely claimed former President Donald Trump had “passed away” and that Trump Jr. would take his place in the ongoing 2024 presidential campaign.    Wednesday - 9/20/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    The Coach Prime Phenomena

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 31:31

    Two-way star Travis Hunter will be out for several weeks after taking an illegal hit from Colorado State safety Henry Blackburn in the first half of Saturday's contest. Blackburn has reportedly been receiving death threats that university police and local authorities have been looking into. On Tuesday, Dion Sanders condemned those who reportedly sent death threats to the senior safety. ay Epps, a Jan. 6 participant whose removal from the FBI's Capitol Violence webpage sparked conspiracy theories that he was a federal informant, was charged with one misdemeanor count, disorderly or disruptive conduct on restricted grounds in connection with the Capitol attack.  Wednesday - 9/20/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

    An Hour For Adults

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 37:36

    A federal court of appeals ruled earlier this month that the White House, surgeon general, CDC and FBI “likely violated the First Amendment” by exerting a pressure campaign on social media companies to censor COVID-19 skeptics — including Stanford epidemiologist Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. A Texas middle school teacher has been fired after assigning an unapproved illustrated version of Anne Frank's Diary to her eighth grade reading class. Young adults, as well as Democrats, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those living with a partner are most accepting of open marriages.  Wednesday - 9/20/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Climate Task Force & Retail Theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 38:15

    Attorney General Merrick Garland struck a defiant tone Wednesday as he defended the Justice Department as independent of the White House and Congress, but Republicans attacked him repeatedly for the handling of high-profile investigations of Hunter Biden and Donald Trump. After being thwarted by Congress, President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps. The White House said the program will employ more than 20,000 young adults who will build trails, plant trees, help install solar panels and do other work to boost conservation and help prevent catastrophic wildfires. The Fresno police department received more than a $23 million grant from the state to help stop retail theft.   Wednesday - 9/20/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

    The Fall Of Russel Brand

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 29:39

    Lauren Boebert, who has since apologized profusely for her actions a week ago while in the audience of a "Beetlejuice" performance, runs the risk that she could be charged with 18-7-301 of the Colorado criminal code. Elon Musk has suggested that all users of X, formerly called Twitter, may have to pay for access to the platform. In a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the billionaire said a payment system was the only way to counter bots. Google-owned YouTube said Russell Brand had "violated" its "creator responsibility policy" as it cuts off his ad income over rape and sexual assault allegations against him.  Tuesday – 09/19/2023 – Hour 4See for privacy information.

    Burning Books & Newsom The Super Villain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 32:16

    Sen. Bill Eigel, Republican candidate for Missouri governor vows to burn books if elected after he was criticized for a video showing him burning cardboard boxes with a flamethrower. Public book burnings typically illustrate extreme censorship related to political, cultural and religious materials. California Gov. Gavin Newsom mocked  Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Gov. Newsom will sign California's first-in-nation law requiring big companies to report all emissions. They will have to report emissions linked to their vendors and their customers, as well.  Tuesday – 09/19/2023 – Hour 3See for privacy information.

    Fauci's Parachute & Allegations Against Tim Ballard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 35:56

    Tim Ballard's exit from Operation Underground Railroad earlier this year followed an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct involving seven women. Former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci and his wife had a combined net worth that exceeded $11 million when he departed his government post. Heroes Comics will close its doors at the end of this year due to a 70% rent increase.   Tuesday – 09/19/2023 – Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Measure E & Biden's Impeachment Hearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 36:40

    The House Oversight Committee has set the first impeachment hearing for President Joe Biden. The committee will also subpoena Hunter and James Biden's personal and business bank records. Former Fresno Unified School Board President Brooke Ashjian says the Fresno State tax “Measure E” is a tax on the working poor people of Fresno, just to empower and enrich an elite few. Singer Maren Morris claimed the "Trump years" exposed the bigoted views of people in the country music industry which led to her giving up on the genre.  Tuesday – 09/19/2023 – Hour 1 See for privacy information.

    A Tazed Teacher & The Messy Miracle Of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 29:34

    A man in Australia has sued a hospital for $1 billion for letting him watch his wife's caesarean section. An Alabama high school band director was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after Birmingham police said he wouldn't tell his band to stop playing.  Monday - 9/18/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    City Owned Grocery Stores & Proper Parenting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 36:10

    Chicago is exploring the possibility of creating a “municipally owned grocery store" after several major supermarket chains in the city recently closed their doors. An estimated $100,000 in cash went flying from an armored truck in North Carolina earlier this week, and local police are trying to track down anyone who grabbed some of the money during the incident. An overall 52% of adults in the U.S. are least likely to say that kids having good manners is an especially important quality to have.  Monday - 9/18/2023 - Hour 3See for privacy information.

    Insurance Regulations & Camping Reservations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 34:03

    Negotiators struggled to find a balance between loosening regulations on an insurance system that has been pushed to the brink and maintaining protections for homeowners who could face much higher premiums to stabilize the industry. AB 618, introduced by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), proposed amendments to state policies regarding campsite reservation that aim to free up more spaces by deterring late cancellations and no-shows with added penalties. 9 Democratic California lawmakers asked the state's attorney general on Monday to seek a court opinion on whether former President Donald J. Trump should be excluded from Republican primary ballots under the 14th Amendment for his role in the Capitol Riot.    Monday – 9/18/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    A Prisoner Exchange & A Breach Of Privacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 34:12

    The five American citizens being released in a prisoner exchange with Iran are on their way to the U.S. In the exchange, the U.S. offered up five Iranian prisoners and returned $6 billion in frozen funds for use in Iran. President Biden's son Hunter sued the IRS saying that his privacy rights were violated when agents aired concerns to Congress and the media about the handling of the investigation into his taxes and business dealings.  Monday – 9/18/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

    Hackers & Cheese Burgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2023 33:37

    Casino company Caesars Entertainment on Thursday joined Las Vegas gambling rival MGM Resorts International in reporting that it was hit by a cyberattack, but added in a report to federal regulators that its casino and online operations were not disrupted. On Sept. 14, McDonald's announced that it is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18 by selling its Double Cheeseburger at less than half its usual price: 50 cents, to be precise.  Friday – 9/15/2023 - Hour 4See for privacy information.

    Red Flags & Joe Rogan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2023 37:11

    When asked what they see as a “red flag” to a potential relationship, a majority (55%) of women said listening to The Joe Rogan Experience raised one for them. The results dovetail with political leanings. The survey shows 41% of women identify as politically progressive compared to 24% of men. And 18% of men say they are conservative, compared to 11% of women.   Friday – 9/15/2023 - Hour 3 See for privacy information.

    Gaffes With Grandpa Joe & The United Auto Workers Strike

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 35:15

    Democrats from across the political spectrum are expressing hesitancy toward accepting that President Biden and Vice President Harris represent the best chance for a Democratic presidential ticket to win in 2024. President Biden has been ripped after he inferred that African American and Hispanic workers don't have “high school diplomas” in another humiliating gaffe. Nearly one in 10 of America's unionized auto workers went on strike Friday to pressure Detroit's three automakers into raising wages in an era of big profits.  Friday – 9/15/2023 - Hour 2 See for privacy information.

    Adult Affairs & Animal Control

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 37:12

    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was accused of engaging in a years-long affair with longtime Donald Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski. The Fresno City Council established the Animal Center Department will take over animal control from Fresno Humane Animal Services. This transition started years ago with public outcry about euthanasia rates at the CCSPCA. Thursday, The House approved the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act striking down environmental regulations in California mandating electric vehicle (EV) purchases.  Friday – 9/15/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

    Dancing With Mayor Spanky

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 35:29

    "Dancing with the Stars" season 32 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 26, on ABC and Disney+, and "Good Morning America" exclusively revealed which celebrities will compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Adam Scott is auctioning off his dog-walking abilities as part of the Union Solidarity Coalition's auction to benefit their crew health-care fund.  Burbank Mayor Konstantine Anthony went viral on social media after he was seen getting spanked by a drag queen at a fundraising event.  Thursday – 9/14/2023 - Hour 4 See for privacy information.

    Money Makes The World Spin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 36:55

    Mitt Romney announced hes not seeking reelection to the Senate. He says “It's time for a new generation.” The US Department of Transportation has released $100 million to repair thousands of broken electric vehicle chargers across the US. Singer and songwriter Oliver Anthony's efforts to keep ticket prices low have forced him to cancel an upcoming concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. The minimum annual income required for a family of four to be considered middle class in California is $69,064.    Thursday – 9/14/2023 - Hour 3 See for privacy information.

    Reedley, Romney, & The Second Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 37:07

    A federal judge in New Mexico temporarily blocked New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's firearm ban. A congressional subpoena has been issued to the City of Reedley over the unlicensed lab that was operating within the city. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday dared Republican hard-liners to try to oust him as speaker.  Thursday – 9/14/2023 - Hour 2 See for privacy information.

    Back To The Biden Crime Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 38:44

    President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden has been indicted by special counsel David Weiss on felony gun charges. Mexican journalist José Jaime Maussan presented two boxes to the Mexican Congress with supposed mummies found in Peru, which he and others consider “non-human beings that are not part of our terrestrial evolution.”  Thursday – 9/14/2023 - Hour 1    See for privacy information.

    Vote For Ken

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 34:24

    The Toy Hall of Fame announced the 12 finalists today. Ken will be competing against classics like baseball cards and bingo, as well as newer brands like Nerf and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. More than 40 dads showed up to 8th-grade graduation wearing the same purple shirt.  After an initial burst of postpandemic happy hours, rubber chicken dinners and mandatory office merriment, many employees are adopting a stricter 5:01-and-I'm-done attitude to their work schedules  Wednesday – 9/13/2023 - Hour 4 See for privacy information.

    The Hunter Becomes The Hunted

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 36:35

     Resurfaced footage shows a man shooting at a herd of elephants — and when he hits one they turn and charge the hunters. This year, a bill was introduced in City Council that would essentially ban elephants in NYC.  Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm had a rocky electric vehicle tour that included a confrontation with a family who called the police on her staff over a charging station standoff.  Wednesday – 9/13/2023 - Hour 3 See for privacy information.

    Sacramento, Wackramento

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 36:42

    Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced he was ordering House Republicans to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. AB 243, passed Tuesday. The bill is said to grant the same safety protections to child abduction victims that are currently given to victims of human trafficking, domestic abuse, and similar violent crimes. CA Democrats passed new rules Tuesday restricting who can carry loaded weapons in public.   Wednesday – 9/13/2023 - Hour 2See for privacy information.

    Another Granite Park Scandal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 38:06

    The city of Fresno has secretly covered utility bills at Granite Park, which is operated by a sports foundation, with $414,000 in taxpayer funds since early 2021. Reedley city leaders have adopted a temporary ban on future biomedical labs in an effort to prevent private companies from operating without oversight. The new moratorium goes into effect immediately and will last until the city amends its zoning code within the next six months.  Wednesday – 9/13/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

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    Honor Flight, The Brady Bunch House & Low Hanging Fruit

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 34:39

    The Studio City property that served as the exterior for “The Brady Bunch” — lovingly restored by HGTV to its '70s TV glory — has sold for $3.2 million. The Central Valley Honor Flight will return to Fresno where it's expected to arrive at 6:00 p.m.     Tuesday - 9/12/2023 - Hour 4 See for privacy information.

    Madera Community Hospital & The Cure For Loneliness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 35:35

    The world's biggest lithium reservoir was found in the supervolcano McDermitt Caldera in Nevada. A recent court filing has Madera Community Hospital's CEO accusing one medical group, interested in taking over, of making an unsolicited offer including a six-figure check to her. We discuss the cure for loneliness.  Tuesday - 9/12/2023 - Hour 3 See for privacy information.

    Cybersecurity Issues & Hurt Feelings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 37:14

    MGM Resorts says a "cybersecurity issue" led the company to shut down some of its systems and it's unclear when it would be restored. Rep. Barbara Lee said she is “troubled” by remarks Gov. Newsom. Newsom previously stated that if Feinstein were to resign, he would appoint a Black woman to the seat. Fresno Unified School District is moving forward with preparations of a potential strike by the district's 4,473 teachers after an apparent rejection of a state mediator's proposed agreement.  Tuesday - 9/12/2023 - Hour 2 See for privacy information.

    The Speaker, A Monopoly, & Needles EVERYWHERE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 38:12

    Google parent Alphabet argued that a court should toss out a government antitrust lawsuit against it. Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.McCarthy said he would task three committees with carrying out the inquiry into the president for evidence of financial wrongdoing or corruption. Councilmember Miguel Arias called out DA Lisa Smittcamp for her “silence on this issue” during Monday's press conference on the needle exchange program. DA Smittcamp called in to the Broske and Musson show to address those comments.   Tuesday - 9/12/2023 - Hour 1 See for privacy information.

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