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A new wave of concern has spread across the United States over multi-colored "rainbow fentanyl" pills, powders and blocks -- that look similar to candy or sidewalk chalk -- being sold and used in several states, and potentially posing a threat to young people. A Colorado man was convicted by a jury for killing a woman with an AK-47 rifle and attempting to murder her boyfriend over a dispute regarding dog poop. New Orleans is taking desperate measures to combat its soaring slay rate amid a severe police staffing shortage — including hiring civilians to send out to crime scenes to gather evidence. A TikTok of a woman who disguised an elementary school-age child as a baby to avoid paying the admission price at Disney World has sparked a debate on whether it's wrong or genius. The House Jan. 6 committee is "aware" of a call connecting the White House with a rioter at the Capitol, but members were mum on just what it entailed and who was involved when pressed about the mysterious contact on Sunday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Joe Biden's administration is making it easier for border crossers and illegal aliens to secure American jobs after they are released into the United States interior. Former President Donald Trump offered a stunning rebuke of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as polls show the latter posing a significant obstacle to the former's 2024 plans. A plurality of swing voters support Republican governors busing and flying illegal aliens out of their states to sanctuary cities such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R) recent migrant flight to Martha's Vineyard. Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conceded on Sunday that if the Democratic Party allowed the fast-approaching midterm elections to be a referendum on President Joe Biden, they would certainly lose. More than half of Democrats responding to a new survey have revealed they would prefer a candidate other than President Joe Biden as their candidate in 2024. Elon Musk announced he is activating Starlink satellite internet service in Iran after the nation cut off communications during recent protests.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tore into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday, calling him a "bully," and said he is more worried about Fox News host Tucker Carlson than former President Donald Trump. California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills related to undocumented residents last week that includes approval of state identification for migrants in the state. GAR Bennett challenged the Central Valley on Friday to give hope to families and children struggling with hunger. They responded to the challenge with overwhelming support. The ninth annual Feeding Families Fund Drive raised over $656,000 to help fuel Central California Food Bank'scomprehensive feeding programs. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged that Russian soldiers who surrender will be treated in a “civilized manner,” comments made just hours after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ramping up penalties for Russians who desert or refuse commands to fight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp on Wednesday invited an investigation into her office's Public Integrity Unit, which investigates crimes committed by elected officials or public employees related to their duties. Yesterday morning, Swedes woke up to news of a kind that has become all-too familiar: During the night, powerful bombs exploded at apartment buildings in two different towns in southern Sweden. California's Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) on Wednesday, making California the first state to establish such a group. Two companies are teaming up to respond to the drought in California by turning the water in tomatoes into drinking water.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) rolled out a new agenda for House Republicans that he said the conference will pursue should they retake control of the chamber after the midterm elections in November. Russian leader Vladimir Putin's declaration that he will double down in Ukraine by calling up 300,000 Russian reservists did not go over well with the 18-to-65-year-old men who might get called up.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A gay rights organization was DE platformed by PayPal and its subsidiary Venmo, only to discover on Thursday that pro-pedophile organization Prostasia continues to be on good business terms with the multinational financial technology company. Two GOP senators are pressing the FDA to provide data on the effects of a puberty-inhibiting drug recently warned about by some medical experts. Former President Donald Trump's litigation over documents he took to his Florida home inadvertently led to a judge rejecting a request by MyPillow founder Mike Lindell to regain access to his cellphone after FBI agents seized it at a Hardee's drive-thru earlier this month.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Thousands of anti-war Russian protesters took to the streets on Wednesday as hundreds of others packed their bags and fled following President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a partial military mobilization. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky received a standing ovation at the United Nations after urging world leaders to "punish" Russian President Vladimir Putin for the "crimes" against his country. Beyond the mountains of trash that pile up at the Caglia Environmental facility in Fresno, 320 tons of waste are recycled daily with the help of robots and human employees working alongside each other seeking out items that cannot be recycled. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, on Wednesday took the dramatic step of filing a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his three grown children, accusing them of undervaluing properties to gain better rates on loans, insurance policies, and taxes. Just seven percent view Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) favorably, down from 31 percent in 2020 when former President Donald Trump was leading the Republican Party, a Civiqs poll found Wednesday. Tim Allen might be known for his long career in comedy, but his latest joke seems to be a flop on woke social media. On Monday, Allen tweeted after President Biden appeared on the CBS show “60 Minutes.” “Biden was on 60 minutes. I heard he asked how long the show was,” he cracked. Homeowners, businesses, and government agencies rely on goats and sheep to mitigate their wildfire risk. County Democrats organized a rally Wednesday following Tuesday's court appearance by City Councilman Nelson Esparza who's charged with attempting to extort former Fresno City Attorney Doug Sloan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The North Dakota man who allegedly admitted to fatally striking a teenage pedestrian with his car because the pair had “a political argument” was released from jail on Tuesday after posting $50,000 bond, records show. A U.S. Marine veteran is reportedly facing up to a year of jail time after thwarting an armed male attacker during an incident on July 4, in Baltimore, Maryland. A Republican California congressman introduced a bill on Wednesday that would protect dating app users from potential fraudsters and strengthen safety awareness measures protections. An electoral reform bill sponsored by two members of the Jan. 6 committee passed the House on Wednesday along mostly party lines as Congress seeks to avoid a repeat of the events that led to the Capitol riot.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The two spill into political conversations including truth in movies, unions, immigration, and more. Plus Paul gives listeners a preview of his upcoming self produced movie starring Paul and some of the biggest stars in Hollywood! Paul Rodriguez is a true comedy trailblazer and legend and you have the chance to see him live this October at the Paul Paul Theater when he hosts KMJ's 100th Anniversary Celebration. Don't miss this interview and don't miss the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Woman King opened to a respectable $19 million debut this past weekend and faced some Twitter fury over how the movie glorifies African slave traders. The Dahomey Amazons (Fon: "Agojie", "Agoji", "Mino", or "Minon") were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey which existed from the 1600s until 1904. They are one of the few documented female armies in modern history. They were named Amazons by Western Europeans who encountered them, due to the story of the female warriors or Amazons in Greek mythology. Some of the illegal immigrants who were flown to Martha's Vineyard last week by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that they were the victims of a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme” to relocate them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) are urging Joe Biden's deputies to offer the body-changing testosterone hormone to a wide range of people, such as depressed teenage girls. Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee has called for an investigation of the Pediatric Transgender Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) after shocking videos posted by Matt Walsh detailed a doctor's promotion of “big money maker” transgender surgeries. The House Judiciary Committee Republicans released a letter this week that they sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray that featured claims from a whistleblower from the Bureau who claims that FBI agents were moved off child sex abuse cases to work on political investigations.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve is back to gab with Ray and talk everything from California issues to whats happening across the pond and the Queens passing. That and more! Legendary soccer player David Beckham tried not to attract any attention as he joined the thousands waiting hours upon hours to say farewell to the late Queen Elizabeth II.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) received a standing ovation in Kansas Sunday after touting the sending of around 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard from Florida. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis‘ (R) office fired back at a Democrat sheriff in Texas who announced Monday afternoon that his county was opening an investigation into the 50 illegal immigrants that were flown to Martha's Vineyard last week. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis‘ re-election campaign released a television and digital ad Monday that is being aired by the Republican Party of Florida that highlights the importance of the governor's immigration policies. Aplane that was involved in flying undocumented migrants to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, was headed to an airport near President Joe Biden's home on Tuesday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In a recent interview Hilary Fordwich puts Don Lemon in his historical place when he brings up reparations. The James Webb Space Telescope's main goal is to detect faint light from distant galaxies, but it recently observed one of the brightest objects in the night sky: Mars. With the Russian forces in Ukraine depleted, the Wagner mercenary group has sought to recruit convicted felons to join the war, but some have declined, according to a senior U.S. defense official. A former executive for a plant-based meat alternative company was arrested in Arkansas Saturday for allegedly threatening a man and biting him in the nose. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell will face a defamation lawsuit brought by a voting machine company, a Minnesota judge ruled on Monday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
KMJ calls come in to help define what a MAGA Republican is. A team of Israeli archaeologists has made a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery of a burial cave dating back to ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses II. President Biden said during a television interview on Sunday night that the COVID-19 pandemic "is over." President Joe Biden said it “remains to be seen” whether he will run for reelection in 2024 — the latest indication that the 79-year-old president will step aside after his first term in office.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tom and Ray turn the conversation toward National matters. Hunter Biden reportedly begged a drug dealer to mail cocaine to his 5-star hotel room in Los Angeles, according to resurfaced text messages discovered on his infamous ditched hard drive. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Saturday address that "torture chambers" and mass graves had been found in the country's Kharkiv region after Russian troops retreated. Former President Barack Obama and several other high-profile Democrats who own homes on Martha's Vineyard have remained silent on whether they will open up their homes to provide comfort to any illegal immigrants sent to the island by Republican governors. New polling finds that a majority of Americans view Donald Trump's far right political movement as a threat to American democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Gavin Newsom made California the seventh state to protect workers who smoke marijuana while off-the-clock. California will begin allowing an alternative burial method known as human composting in 2027, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday. Tom calls in to discuss several issues including Joe Biden declaring the pandemic is over, his statement that the US would defend Taiwan, the British Monarchy and the burial of The Queen, methane capture, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Harvey Risch calls into the KMJ studio's to talk about the state of Covid-19 as we stand today and how it was handled including the lockdowns, masks, vaccines, treatments, and more. Also discussed is the safety of boosters and the overall effects on our kids. Garry expands on the horrific way the Covid pandemic was handled by our GovernmentSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and Sherriff Mims sit and talk about her long and historied 40 year carreer as she get ready for a well deserved retirement. The conversation explores the Sherriff's groundbreaking career becoming the first woman to hold several titles along the way to Sherriff. Plus they talk CCW's, gun rights, her controversial stance on masks during the covid shutdown, the improvements in conditons in the jails and more. Don't miss this rare sit down and insight into the life and carreer of the very beloved outgoing Sherriff Margaret Mims. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and Steve sit down for a wide open discussion covering a gamete of topics including the recent move by Gov. DeSantis to send bus loads of immigrants to sanctuary towns like Martha's Vineyard. Steve also discusses his experiences on the Board of Supervisors. Some of his challenges and some of his successes. And also brought up in the conversation is the use of city credit cards used by some councilmembers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
CNN on Thursday unveiled a new marquee morning program that will debut later this year, anchored by stars Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins. The show will replace “New Day,” which airs 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. It will carry a new name, format, and set, CNN said. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) launched a billboard campaign in several red states on Thursday, touting access to abortion in the Golden State. George visits with guest host Blake Taylor and the two talk all things sports with a highlight on the NFL, Bulldog football and the Majors including Aaron Judge getting closer to grabbing the Yankees homerun record. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Several California schools evacuated Wednesday after reports of a person with a gun on campus – reports that were later deemed hoaxes. Including tense moments on the Bullard High campus as Fresno police responded to what was believed to be an active shooter. Just eight minutes later, it was deemed a hoax.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As many as 100 illegal immigrants from Texas were let off two buses in front of Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence early Thursday, just days after she claimed the border is secure. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An assistant football coach at Vallejo High School was shot Tuesday afternoon after breaking up a fight outside campus, police said. A teenage girl died Tuesday night from an apparent fentanyl overdose at Bernstein High School in Hollywood while three other students were hospitalized, according to authorities. Oregon-based divers discovered the body of missing California teen Kiely Rodni and her car last month submerged in a reservoir, and now the search team's lead investigator says he suspects foul play. The Kern County Sheriff's office have received approval from the Board of Supervisors to enter in an agreement with producers of the TV series “COPS.” A Detroit police officer is off the force after a racy OnlyFans page she was running was found by the department.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Blake and Don talk about how Don's cars worth a small fortune were stolen over a six-day period in the South Valley. The vintage cars date back to the 30s and the 60s. Despite earlier claims of a ceasefire, fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia continued Wednesday, a day after nearly 100 soldiers died in clashes, according to the Azerbaijani and Armenian ministries of defense. The shadowy Russian operative who was allegedly the key source for the discredited Steele dossier that may have helped spur the FBI's Trump-Russia collusion probe was put on the bureau's payroll despite prior concerns he was an agent of Moscow, according to Special Counsel John Durham. Ask Aaron Judge about his massive lead in the American League's home run and RBI races and the Yankees' slugger echoes a thought from the great Satchel Paige, who famously remarked, “Don't look back, something might be gaining on you.” But let's be honest -- no one is catching him there, and what's more, a Triple Crown may now be within reach.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jeremiah lends his expertise to the recent talk of inflation, how it is and will effect the market with a potential interest rate hike at play as well. Including cost of living, rent, food, and more. As the Biden administration scrambles with just days to avert a rail strike that threatens to deal a devastating blow to the economy, the White House is facing pressure on multiple fronts as it weighs the political ramifications of a shutdown.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As a British political commentator and California resident, the conversation quickly turns to Steve's insight on the unfortunate passing of The Queen and his thoughts on the future of the Monarch and King Charles. The conversation then turn toward a viral video showing a fight on the streets of S.F. with onlookers doing nothing. Also Steve and Guest Host Blake Taylor talk about the abortion topic. Plus a kabal that has been funded to pay journalists. This and more. Fighting erupted Tuesday between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the latest flare-up in their decades-long armed standoff over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus. The clashes raised the prospect of Russia becoming embroiled in another war near its borders. Satellite imagery of known Russian positions in Kyselivka, 15 kilometers northwest of Kherson, shows that all but four Russian vehicles have departed from previous forward positions, consistent with rumors that the so-called “Donetsk People's Republic” (DNR) troops have abandoned Kyselivka and moved back towards the Dnipro River. According to Joyce Henry, her daughter who is developmentally disabled and relies on a wheelchair was left behind on a bus in triple-digit heat. A 13-year-old California middle school student was arrested after bringing fentanyl to school that caused a school supervisor to suffer an overdose.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants voters to reject a new tax on rich people that would pay for more electric vehicles in the nation's most populous state, warning in a new statewide TV ad that a measure on the ballot this November won't help the environment but is instead “one company's cynical scheme to grab a huge taxpayer subsidy.” On Thursday's edition of “CBS Prime Time,” Siva Gunda, a public member of the California Energy Commission said that the state must “double and triple down on building the renewables and clean energy resources” but will need more storage and also needs load reduction programs that will automatically lower air conditioning and stop appliances. The U.S. reported its first death caused by monkeypox, according to an announcement from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Doctors across the U.S. have seen an increase among children of a respiratory virus that can cause polio-like muscle weakness.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As other states outlaw fundamental reproductive health care and criminalize doctors and patients, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of abortion.ca.gov – providing people both inside and outside of California with information about abortions, their legal rights, where to find providers, how to pay for services and financial assistance, ways to locate wellness and emotional support, and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ray and Mark talk a bit about Mark's background and what led him to become an attorney. The discussion turns to the Special Master, Trump and the DOJ. North Korea promised to “automatically and immediately” launch its nuclear weapons if the country's leader, Kim Jong Un is killed or incapacitated in an attack, according to a new law. Americans are remembering 9/11 with moments of silence, readings of victims' names, volunteer work and other tributes 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Billions of banknotes and coins around the world featuring the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II are set to be replaced following her death. A future “climate king” takes over at an uncertain time for the United Kingdom and the world. Americans are remembering 9/11 with moments of silence, readings of victims' names, volunteer work and other tributes 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. The Duke and Duchess of York will look after Queen Elizabeth II's two corgis, according to news reports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mark stops in to the KMJ Studio to reminisce about their recent KMJ Cruise to Alaska! Listen in as the two swap stories including an intense story of a Whale excursion. They talk about a California principal, who resigned from his post at that school district after he shoved a 9-year-old special needs student.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry takes advantage of a unique opportunity to have a conversation with one of California's own and writer of an American anthem, God Bless America, Lee Greenwood shares some back history to this huge and iconic American song. He also talks about his upcoming show with Cornerstone Church at the Wilson Theater. Dr. Bhattacharya calls into the show to discuss the topic of Covid-19 and explores several angles including mistakes made by Fauci including masks and the shutdown of the economy. Plus more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and Tom spend time in deep discussion about a nation in decline due to the reversal of several Trump error policies. Plus the major issues enveloping California including housing, electricity, water, gas, and the border wall. Tom also expands on the recent district changes. That and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry invites Bill and John in to the KMJ studio to explore the idea of Media bias. Garry feels it exists pervasively throughout the entirety of media. Both Bill and John have an extremely rich history in the media industry and share their unique insight on the topic. Don't miss this segment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and Kevin wrap up their conversation about the hopeful future of the Republican party. Garry switches gears and spends the remainder of the hour with Police Chief Paco Baldarama as they lay it all on the table and discuss the importance of what the men and woman of our Fresno Police Department do for our community everyday. Chief Baldarama shares some personal information about his history and what brought him to Fresno. Also highlighted are some significant successes that have and continues to impact the safety of the community. That and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and Ray chat about the unfortunate announcement of Queen Elizabeth's death today and will this effect how the Monarchy will proceed or not proceed? Garry turns the conversation toward government and crime. The phone lines open and phone calls come in. Garry has a conversation with Congressman McCarthy about the values of America and what Kevin can do to turns things around.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Garry and the Mayor dive into several topics effecting the city including the topic of Fresno's stance on being a pro choice city. Funding and its relation to Planned Parenthood. Plus talk of One Fresno and the importance of bringing people together. Conversation turns to City Hall and a yearly scheduled council meeting that has been canceled and the discussion turns toward as to why? The Mayor is headed to Vienna for a housing trip hosted by The Vienna Social Academy in which The Mayor gets a chance to study their public housing model.. Vienna has been described as being the most livable place in the world with zero homeless.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy has been caught after turning himself in. Las Vegas police executed a search warrant at the home of a Democratic city official in connection to last week's stabbing of local investigative journalist Jeff German on Wednesday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton firmly declared that she will not be running for president again following her two failed bids in 2008 and 2016.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did you make it through yesterday's rolling blackouts? What about your kid's school? Alameda County Sheriff's deputy on the loose after allegedly killing man and woman in Dublin. Calls come in regarding listeners experiences with yesterday rolling blackouts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A new poll shows more parents find a dissatisfaction with the public education system. A California teachers union is being accused of spying on parents after emails reveal the union was conducting opposition research on parent groups fighting for schools to reopen during the height of the COVID pandemic. Food delivery like Uber Eats, Doordash, and the like are now allowed at a local high school. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rebuild Our Sierra is a grassroots fundraiser created and ran by the Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau. The Shaver Lake Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization comprised of 100% local Greater Shaver Lake Volunteers that serves the Greater Shaver Lake Area. To find out more and to donate please visit rebuildoursierra.org.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Argentina's vice president survived an assassination attempt late Thursday after a gunman's weapon jammed as he tried to shoot her at close range outside her home, the country's leader said. On Thursday night, the Bulldogs opened the 2022 season by beating Cal Poly, 35-7. It was the second time in two years Fresno State was hosting Cal Poly. In 2021, the Bulldogs beat the Mustangs by 53 points. An alarming new TikTok challenge has led to an 85% increase in car theft in the city of Los Angeles compared to last year, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore. A mysterious respiratory illness has killed three people at a private clinic in Argentina, according to the New York Daily News. A judge sent a former Mendota High School teacher's aide to jail Thursday for her sex crime with a 16-year-old student. California lawmakers on Wednesday approved an extension to the state's COVID-19 supplemental sick leave until the end of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.