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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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    Monday 1/3/22 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 36:42

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Jack just left Club One Casino so he called in. A Virginia dad won $1m on a scratcher when he made a chocolate milk run for his kids. A list of the phrases we should leave in 2021.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 1/3/22 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 39:03

    Despite nonstop news coverage that implies America is experiencing a crime wave, the numbers don't support the accusations. A suspect is in custody and in the hospital after he fled a standoff in the Tower District, stabbed a K-9 and was shot by officers as a result.  The dog is recovering.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 1/3/22 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 38:53

    FDA has expanded Pfizer boosters for children as young as 12 years old. A missing mother in Clovis has not been kidnapped from a Winco parking lot. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 1/3/22 -Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 37:39

    Back from the holiday! Kicking it off with the Daily Buzz Question about New Year's resolutions. In Clovis, a water main busted overnight causing closures on Sunnyside Ave. Listeners comment on beef prices and Traegers. Paul Armendariz, Assistant Public Utilities Director, City of Clovis joins the show to discuss early morning flooding on Sunnyside Ave.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/23 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 31:42

    Trending Topics. Let's talk Christmas!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/23 Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 27:29

    A record 27 NFL teams are still in the running for playoffs. Only the Packers have clinched a spot and Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston and the New York Jets have been eliminated. A word on Christmas meals and the spots that will be open on Christmas Day.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/23 Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 34:55

    A look at politics with analyst, Jim Verros. A holiday reminder to keep your pets safe. Significant increases in DUI deaths across the state have DAs in multiple counties asking folks to "step up" and intervene when keeping drunk drivers off the road. Smartphone addiction increased during COVID and left many experiencing poor self-control, increased fear of missing out and repeatedly dwelling on negative news.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/23 Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 33:52

    There is a winter storm warning in effect through Sunday throughout most of CA. Following Biden's announcement about managing COVID on the federal level, Gov. Newsom has announced that health care workers will be required to get a booster shot by 2/1/22, schools will provide at home tests for K-12 students and they will increase testing and vaccination sites. Experts say that due to high vaccination rates and a large segment of the population that has recovered from the virus, California should be able to manage any upcoming COVID surges.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/22 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 37:13

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. A look at new laws in CA. Mariah Carey remains the Queen of Christmas.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/22 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 37:13

    Following an outcry from more than 4 million supporters online, the controversial 110-year sentence for a trucker that caused a fatal accident in 2019 in Colorado, will be reconsidered. After 3 days of deliberations, there is still no verdict in the manslaughter trial of former police officer Kim Potter, who claims she mistook her taser for her gun and killed a 20-year-old while he was fleeing arrest. Some stats on Christmas spending. A fossilized dinosaur egg with an embryo was found in southern China.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/22 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 39:01

    California Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard and Florida's Nicole Lopez have announced that they will retire, rather than seek re-election in 2022. Biden's approval rating falls to a new historic low at 41%. The Biden administration has announced it will extend the pause on student loan repayment until May 1st, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/22 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 35:01

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about Biden's plan to manage Omicron. New Year's Eve in Times Square this year will require all attendees, unless they have a medical exemption, to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks. Masks will not required. Dr. Hailey Nelson, complex care pediatrician at Valley Childrens Healthcare, joins the show to talk about kids, COVID and keeping families healthy over the holidays. Animals at the Berlin Zoo celebrate the holidays. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/21 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 37:38

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. We revisit the Biden press conference regarding the omicron variant. A KMJ kitten and an essay from a 16-year-old earn a $1000 grant for a local animal rescue.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/21 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 38:03

    Clovis PD arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of hit and run and DUI on Monday morning. Preparing for the holidays, Fresno Co. District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp released a statement including a reminder that "DUI doesn't just mean booze." An update on Gavin's Law. Betty White and KMJ will both celebrate 100th birthdays in 2022. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/21 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 34:28

    A truck driver in CO has been sentenced to 110 years for a fatal accident that was the result of break issues and poor decision making. Listeners comment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/21 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 37:15

    At a White House today, President Biden outlined his plan to address the omicron variant as families head into the holidays. Jill Gonzalez, analyst for Wallethub.com joins the show to discuss Fresno ranking 4th in "America's Neediest Cities." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/20 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 38:31

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Studies show that pandemic stress, erosion of boundaries, exhaustion and casualness have created an increase in cursing. Listeners comment. Spider-Man: No Way Home smashes box office records over the weekend.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/20 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 39:30

    Christopher Gabriel joins the show to discuss Fresno State's win at the New Mexico Bowl over UTEP 31-24 for a 10-3 record. Following the win, the Bulldogs lost 5 coaches to Washington. At the PNC Championship in Orlando over the weekend, Tiger Woods and his 12-year-old son Charlie came in second only to John Daly and his son, John Daly II.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/20 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 41:51

    Citing the "apparent demise" of Biden's Build Back Better plan, Goldman Sachs anticipates a decrease in the GDP but the Biden Administration is confident they can still be successful, with a possible 14 policies that could still get approved. Brian Wiley and Kent Owings of Tree City Advisors, joined the show to discuss. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/20 - Special Guest: Chief Paco Balderrama

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:14

    Chief Paco Balderrama, Fresno Police Department, joined the show to discuss the 24th year of Operation Christmas Presence and the proposal by Gov. Newsom.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/20 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 35:17

    A winter storm watch for the Sierra Nevada will be in effect Tuesday through Sunday and could bring as much as 8 feet of snow. As of December 16th, the KNP Complex fire is fully contained after its ignition by a lightning storm on September 9th. Gov. Newsom has announced plans to spend $300m starting in January to aid small businesses and law enforcement. Chief Paco Balderrama, Fresno Police Department, joined the show to discuss the 24th year of Operation Christmas Presence and the proposal by Gov. Newsom.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/17 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 37:38

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Jack apologizes. Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin receives the expungement that was 66 years in the making. Wrist gadgets may do more psychological harm than good. Actor Chris Noth has been accused of sexual assault. Drug smugglers are digging holes in TN jails.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/17 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 39:05

    Political Analyst, Jim Verros joins the show. A discussion on Hillary 2024. Sony Pictures has cancelled its contract on "The Dr. Oz Show" following his announcement of running for the Senate out of Pennsylvania. OJ Simpson was granted early release from parole based on written recommendation of the Division of Parole and Probation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/17 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 38:50

    Listeners comment on time capsules. More Capitol rioters have been sentenced for their participation in the events of Jan. 6th, including Robert Palmer, 54 of Largo, FL who attacked law enforcement and will serve over 5 years. In a post Trump era, the Washington Post sees sharp declines in its audience.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/17 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 37:24

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about the Bulldogs and the New Mexico Bowl. Social media rumors calling for violence at schools today have placed local law enforcement on high alert and have been deemed not credible. Gov. Newsom recognized Sergeant Hector Villareal with a Gold Medal at the Governor's State Employee Madel of Valor ceremony for his heroism in apprehending a man responsible for multiple drive-by shootings in Kerman in 2017. Dr. Steve White, Director of Fresno State's Downing Planetarium joins the show to discuss this weekend's "Season of Light" show. Crews responsible for removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee believe they found a time capsule from 1887 in the 2000 lb granite base.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/16 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 38:31

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Jack apologizes. Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin receives the expungement that was 66 years in the making. Wrist gadgets may do more psychological harm than good. Actor Chris Noth has been accused of sexual assault. Drug smugglers are digging holes in TN jails.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/16 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 38:03

    A surge in crashes caused by DUI in Clovis has led to a new crackdown in area as the holidays approach. The prosecution rests its case against Kim Potter, the former police officer that allegedly mistook her gun for her taser and killed a suspect who attempted to flee arrest with officers clinging to her vehicle. In an effort to avoid break-ins on their vehicles, some Bay Area folks are leaving doors unlocked and trunks open. The effectiveness of the tactic has not yet been verified. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/16 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 38:33

    Researchers from the University of Hong Kong found that the omicron variant infects humans 70x faster than previous strains and appears to have less severe symptoms. Caller Jack calls Skip a dictator. With omicron numbers on the rise, Cornell has shut down its Ithaca campus and Stanford will begin its winter session online and will require booster shots. President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to three soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan today, two of whom died from wounds sustained during their deployment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/16 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 37:24

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about dropping Ds and Fs. Elizabeth Heng, who once ran unsuccessfully against Jim Costa, and was intending to challenge Sen. Alex Padilla for the senate, has instead entered the race for the soon to be vacant Nunes seat. Fresno PD busted an 18-year-old with a ghost gun after cameras caught him posing with it outside of Fashion Fair Mall. Three were arrested after stealing thousands of dollars of cologne from the Ulta Beauty at Fashion Fair.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 1215 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 39:48

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. We revisit a mother is considering a lawsuit against Fresno PD and CHP after her young daughters were arrested for inferring with arrests at a sideshow on Blackstone and Bullard. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/15 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 41:40

    As crime rates continue to rise in the Bay Area, Mayor Breed unveils a new plan (with colorful language) that works with law enforcement and social services to make neighborhoods safer for residents. CHP's Organized Retail Crime Task Force, working with the SFPD, busted a retail theft operation in the Vallejo area that was in possession of more than $200k in merchandise stolen from CVS, Victoria's Secret, GAP, Target, Nordstrom and more. A moment on the world's worst bank robber.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/15 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 36:49

    Oxford Community Schools, the district that is home to the high school were 4 were killed and 7 were injured in a recent mass shooting, have implemented new safety plans. Interest groups looking to influence the president are running ads in Delaware's The News Journal in an attempt to catch the eye of Biden. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/15 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 35:48

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question. A mother is considering a lawsuit against Fresno PD and CHP after her young daughters were arrested for inferring with arrests at a sideshow on Blackstone and Bullard. Congressional candidate and current Fresno Co. Board of Supervisor Area 5, Nathan Magsig joins the show to discuss his campaign and recent endorsement from Sheriff Margaret Mims and Assemblymember Jim Patterson. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/14 - FUSD Trustee Terry Slatic

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 36:29

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    Tuesday 12/14 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 38:01

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. There's snow in the Sierras! A dumpster freediver claims Whole Foods is throwing away perfectly good food. A moment on sexual harassment. Someone sent Grandpa G's cremains to the Lowes in Bangor, Maine.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/14 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 39:20

    More on the new poll that found women do more in the home. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/14 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 36:07

    More with FUSD Trustee Terry Slatic. Ercilia Lacoze, Communications Director of the Central California Blood Center joins the show with info on how you can help with the natural disasters back east by donating locally. A new poll found that women generally expect to do more chores and child care. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tuesday 12/14 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 38:42

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about CA's new mask mandate going into effect Wednesday. Pfizer has confirmed that initial results on its COVID pill indicate its effectiveness against the omicron variant. FUSD Trustee Terry Slatic joins the show to discuss the California Trustee Convention, the Area 5 Area 5 special election and announcement of Bullard High's new principal.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/13 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 37:07

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. A look at the most expensive sales of 2021. Paul Revere family articles sold for $20k over the weekend. TikTok still has ties to China. An Arkansas restaurant fired its server after diners left her a $4400 tip.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/13 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 36:50

    A probable cause hearing for the Michigan high school shooter suspect has been postponed until 1/7 so that there is more time to examine a large amount of evidence. A second court appointed attorney has been hired for the defendant and they will not cooperate with his estranged parents' legal team. Listeners comment. Time Magazine has named Elon Musk the 2021 Person of the Year and someone just paid $7753 for school papers he graded as a TA.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/13 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 34:46

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about California's minimum wage. After a sharp increase of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, the state of California is imposing a statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces starting Wednesday. Taylor Poisall, Regional Communications Director, American Red Cross Central California Region joins the show to talk about how the area can help with the wake of the tornadoes in KY. At least 88 are dead in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri and thousands are without water and power following deadly tornadoes and thousands are without water and power.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Monday 12/13 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 37:50

    Fresno Co. Sheriff Public Information Officer, Tony Botti, joins the show to discuss the suspicious disappearance of 30-year-old Missy Hernandez, who was last seen in the Fresno area on 12/7. Biden has signed an executive order to improve customer service across 17 federal agencies. Local law enforcement agencies issue some holiday timed reminders including making sure you take valuables out of your car and lock it up. Avoid DUIs and possibly worse by always having a designated driver in case you partake a little too merrily.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/10 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 39:02

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Dr. Oz is running for office. New Zealand is attempting to ban cigarette sales to younger generations starting 2027. Hillary offers to read her victory speech that never was.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/10 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 35:41

    Jim Verros joins the show. After Mr. Big died in the opening scene of the reboot of "Sex and The City" while on a Peloton bike, the company issued a statement advising folks to use their product wisely. A 57-year-old Florida man has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault after using a commercial flamethrower to scare off three teenagers. A mother has been charged with a misdemeanor after she told her daughter to punch a girl who she had a run in with on the court.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/10 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 39:39

    George Takata of KMJ's morning news joins the show with his take on recent changes in Fresno State Football and the impact of the inaugural WWE NIL agreement. The Tulare County Sheriff and jail caught the attention of the ACLU of Northern California on behalf of 3 female inmates that claim they were not offered adequate pregnancy care promised by AB 732, passed in 2020. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday 12/10 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 36:17

    Kicking it off with the Toys for Tots from the parking lot. A look at new names in the mix for the soon to be vacant Nunes seat. Claims that recent robberies in CA are the result of Prop 47, passed by 60% of voters in 2014 don't appear to hold up. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/09 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 38:29

    Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. More calls on dropping grades. Quarterback Jake Haener issues an apology and announces his return to Fresno State. "Reno 911" is taking on Q. Netflix announces an 11 day comedy festival in LA. Signs of home from South Africa regarding COVID hospitalizations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 1209 - Hour 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 38:56

    Some Bay Area school districts are considering dropping D and F grades, citing students are having difficulties adjusting to online learning. Listeners comment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 1209 - Hour 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 40:09

    A girls basketball team in the East Bay sparked a civil rights investigation after a mother of a female player alleged a Title IX violation over a high-tech shooting machine. Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been convicted on 5 of the 6 charges he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself in January 2019 and then lied to Chicago police about it. Some Bay Area school districts are considering dropping D and F grades, citing students are having difficulties adjusting to online learning.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thursday 12/09 - Hour 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 37:54

    Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about the return of Coach Tedford to Fresno State. A winter storm advisory has been issued for Yosemite. A Fresno homeowner wants the city to answer for wasteful water use. Construction on a Costco in Redding are on hold after human remains were discovered. A 57-year-old congressional staffer triggered a lockdown in a Capitol Hill complex after he made it through security with an unlicensed gun in his bag.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wednesday 12/08 - Hour 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 33:45

    5:00 Trending Topics, Pharma Bro, Selfies, & A Sub Brings A Karaoke Machine To Class See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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