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    VB in the Middle - 10.30.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 106:40


    Today, the bulk of our show was discussing how Bobby Orr, legendary Boston hockey player, took out an ad in the Union Leader newspaper up in NH, endorsing President Trump. Additionally, Don Lemon explains on CNN how he had to part ways with multiple friends for their political views comparing them to "addicts" and saying they are "too far gone". Have you lost friends over their political views or yours? We also check in with Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites about Halloween candy and other dining updates. Also, we bring you October's Sound Bites of the Month! Hear the full show, here.


    Sound Bites of the Month: October 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 7:54

    It's that time of the month again, the end of the month, and that means Sound Bites of the Month! What was the best sound from the month of October? VB and Lightning bring you the top 5 best sound bites from the month of October! This is always a fun, enjoyable segment to cap off the month. Find out the top 5 sound bites, here!

    Wicked Bites with Scott Whitley - 10.30.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 9:24

    Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites chats with VB about Halloween candy & treats the day before the big Halloween holiday. Additionally, he discusses NH's latest restaurant policy that requires patrons to share their name and addresses every time they dine out. Hear the full conversation, here.

    Bobby Orr Endorses Trump in newspaper ad

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 89:30


    Boston legendary hockey player, Bobby Orr, has taken out an ad in NH's Union Leader newspaper (a battleground state), endorsing President Trump and asking for you to consider voting for him. He does not mention Joe Biden or anything negative, just the reasons why he likes President Trump and hopes you vote for him as well. Does this shock you? Does this change your opinion of Bobby Orr in anyway? VB shares his thoughts on this and also brings you the latest from Don Lemon saying he has had to say goodbye to friends due to their political views that will not change. Has this happened to you? Have you lost friends or family members over politics? We discuss.


    VB in the Middle - 10.29.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 109:25

    Today's Topics: "Anonymous", the NY Times author of that 2018 op-ed criticizing President Trump from the perspective of an "insider", has been revealed as Miles Taylor, the former Chief of Staff for the Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Then, a RI family creates a candy catapult for Halloween; VB has some concerns about it. Also, COVID cases are rising; are we headed for another full blown shutdown? We discuss all of these topics on today's VB in the Middle!

    COVID rises; are we headed for another shutdown?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 59:44

    COVID cases are on the rise not just in Massachusetts, but across the country as Dr. Fauci says things are going to get worse in the coming months. Are you concerned we are heading towards another full blown shutdown? Is that a definite if Joe Biden wins the Presidency? VB shares his thoughts and hears yours gripes about this COVID pandemic.

    A RI family built a candy catapult for Halloween!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 19:48

    A Rhode Island family has come up with a creative way to distribute Halloween candy this year...a candy catapult! VB and Lightning disagree on this subject as VB finds some fault with it and Lightning thinks he needs to lighten up! Take a listen.

    Anonymous Revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 16:33

    "Anonymous", The author of the NY Times Op-Ed criticizing President Trump, who was inside the Trump administration, has been revealed. Anonymous is Miles Taylor, the former Chief of Staff to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. He wrote a criticizing op-ed back in 2018 claiming he was part of the "resistance" inside the Trump administration. VB discusses this new revelation and why he was not exposed sooner. He also dives into the original op-ed piece that "Anonymous" wrote.

    VB in the Middle - 10.28.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 106:11

    Today's Topics: VB first discusses the World Series win by the LA Dodgers and how one of it's players was pulled from the game midday due to testing positive for COVID. Then, VB gets into the Philadelphia shooting of an armed Black man at the hands of police to which riots ensued. Also, Kevin O'Connor, the Republican candidate running against Sen. Ed Markey for the Senate, checks in on his campaign leading up to election day. Additionally, National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign 2020, Hogan Gidley chats with VB on what the Trump campaign is doing and has been doing as we inch closer and closer to November 3rd. Hear the full show, here.

    Hogan Gidley - 10.28.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 12:10

    National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign 2020, Hogan Gidley, chats with VB about the Trump re-election campaign as we are just under one week from election day. How is he feeling about the election and what does he have to say about the Biden campaign? Hear the full conversation, here.

    Kevin O'Connor - 10.28.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 11:49

    Republican candidate running for Senate against Sen. Ed Markey, Kevin O'Connor joins VB to discuss his campaign and values as we inch closer and closer to election day. O'Connor also takes your calls and answers why you should consider him for Senate.

    Philadelphia Shooting & Riots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 55:03

    This past Monday, police shot and fatally killed Walter Wallace, an African American male who was wielding a knife. Wallace refused to put the knife down after multiple attempts by police to get him to do so and he tragically lost his life after being shot. Since this Philly shooting, riots have erupted in the streets of Philadelphia. VB shares his thoughts on the shooting and the riots that ensued. Then he hears your thoughts on it, here.

    VB in the Middle - 10.27.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 104:02

    John Paul Moran

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 12:55


    John Paul Moran, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, joins the show to discuss his campaign and why you should vote for him instead of Seth Moulton.


    Secretary of Health and Human Services - Alex Azar

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 15:20

    Secretary Azar joins the show to discuss the Coronavrius effort and much more!

    Evan Falchuk on Question Number 2 Regarding Ranked Choice Voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 7:44

    Evan Falchuk joins the show to tell you and others to vote YES on Question 2 regarding bringing ranked choice voting to Massachusetts.

    Patrick W. Griffin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 8:57

    Political analyst and founding Partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac + Charles (MP+C), Patrick W. Griffin joins the show!

    Anthony Amore on Question Number 2 Regarding Ranked Choice Voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 12:54

    Anthony Amore joins the show to tell you and others to vote NO on Question 2 regarding bringing ranked choice voting to Massachusetts.

    VB in the Middle - 10.26.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 106:39

    VB in the Middle - 10.23.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 110:10

    Welcome back! From the Hunter Biden laptop scandal to Kristen Welker's performance as the moderator, the final presidential debate of 2020 was FULL of key moments. What about it stood out to you? VB breaks down the debate from start to finish.Also on this episode, Scott Wheatley from Wicked Bites talks sandwiches and the "Headless Rider" shares his crazy antics of riding around the town of Concord for nearly five years! You won't want to miss this.

    VB in the Middle - 10.22.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 107:57

    Welcome back to VB in the Middle! Have you noticed the new signs on the highway? DO NOT VISIT SALEM! The mayor says don't come and Charlie Baker agrees. Should we be worried about our own towns and trick or treating?The Hunter Biden laptop scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. I thought it was Halloween, not Christmas! The media isn't talking about it, do you think the moderator of tonight's debate will talk about it? The final presidential debate is tying a nice chaotic bow to the 2020 election. There is potential for fireworks, do you think it will deliver? Will each candidate be treated fairly? Tune in tomorrow to hear VB break it down so that you do not have to endure it.

    VB in the Middle - 10.21.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 103:08

    Today's Topics: Sportscasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were caught on a hot mic criticizing the military's flyover at a Buccaneers and Packers game. Then, the town of Winthrop hired a COVID inspector to crack down on the amount of cases in the town; is this necessary? Also, Sgt. Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case spoke to Michael Stratham on Good Morning America about the incident and what he would have done differently. We discuss all of this on today's VB in the Middle.

    Sgt. Mattingly on GMA about what he would change in Breonna Taylor case

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 21:07

    Sergeant Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case, speaks to Michael Stratham of Good Morning America about the Breonna Taylor case from his viewpoint and what he would change about the incident. His answers to some of the Stratham's questions were very interesting. VB shares them with you and explains his thoughts on it.

    Winthrop hires a COVID inspector!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 39:43

    The town of Winthrop has hired a COVID inspector to go around and inform the public about local regulations and remind people to wear masks. Is this a necessary job? Winthrop is now in the red zone with a higher number of COVID cases. VB and Lightning share their thoughts on Winthrop's hiring and hear yours as well. Would you be okay with an inspector in your town?

    Sportscasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman criticize military flyover

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 20:16

    Sportscasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are caught on a hot mic criticizing the military flyover during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers game last weekend. Were their comments inappropriate enough for them to apologize and possibly be suspended? We learn Lightning's true feeling about Joe Buck and discuss the comments that have been now make public. Is Lightning right about Joe Buck and are the critical comments anti-military?

    Joe Concha - 10.21.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 15:17


    Joe Concha, political commentator for The Hill, joins VB on the sex scandal surrounding the political analyst for the New Yorker as well as CNN contributor, Jeffrey Toobin. Will he be back on the air? Then Concha weighs in on the controversy surrounding the audio of Sportscasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman criticizing the military flyover at the Buccaneers and Packers game this past weekend.


    VB in the Middle - 10.20.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 107:38


    Today's Topics: CNN political analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been put on suspension after being caught exposing himself during a Zoom meeting with New Yorker staffers and WNYC. Do more people engage in this type of activity while remote working than originally thought? Then, the Commission on Presidential Debates has decided ahead of the 2nd presidential debate to mute each candidate while the other one is given the allotted 2 minutes to answer when a question is directed at them; is this a good or bad idea? Also, a NH ice cream shop has decided instead of insisting it's workers wear masks, they are just going to close their doors; do you have the owner's back in this decision or is it an overreaction? We discuss this all on today's "VB in the Middle".


    NH ice cream shop closes over mask wearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 38:06

    Roselynn Homemade Ice Cream in Epping, NH has decided to just close its doors after refusing to have its staff wear masks inside the shop. They say what happened to "Live Free or Die"? Someone called the Attorney General to complain about the lack of mask wearing and the AG told Roselynn's they need to do and gave them a week to come up with a plan. The owner decided to just close shop rather than require his employees wear masks. Do you agree with the owner's decision? We hear from some NH residents including Lightning on this one.

    Mic Shutoffs for 2nd Presidential Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 29:58

    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced there will be mic shutoffs during the 2nd debate between President Trump and former VP Joe Biden. Each candidate will have 2 minutes of uninterrupted time to answer the question presented to them while the other candidate has their mic shut off as to not have the same type of constant injecting as they did in the first debate. Each candidate will have an opportunity to respond after each 2 minutes is up. How do you feel about this move to shut off the mics? Do you think it's a good idea? VB shares his thoughts and hears yours.

    Jeffrey Toobin gets caught exposing himself during Zoom meeting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 29:35


    CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been put on suspension from the New Yorker for exposing himself performing in a sexual act during a Zoom call that took place between New Yorker staffers and WNYC. This has happened to other males in the public eye who have stimulated themselves in public or in a "public setting". Why is this more of an occurrence for men and not women? Do women not behave in the same way or are they smarter about it? Furthermore. is this type of behavior commonplace as BuzzFeed hinted at in their headlines today...?


    Brittany Jennings fills in for VB - 10.19.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 107:04

    Things Lightning Learned This Week: Week of Oct. 12th

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 9:32

    We bring you the segment featuring what Lightning learned this week! It was a week filled with cougar chases, political Town Halls, and Halloween candy discussions. Hear the top 3 things she learned this week, here.

    VB in the Middle - 10.16.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 107:15

    Today's Topics: VB breaks down both of last night's Town Halls on ABC with Joe Biden and on NBC with President Trump. He shows you the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from each candidate and takes your calls on your reaction from each candidate last night. Then, we go bring you the "Things Lightning Learning This Week" as well as talk food with Scott Whitley. Hear the full show, here.

    Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites - 10.16.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 7:46

    Today Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites chats with VB about the discontinuation of TAB, the low calorie, first diet soda created. Additionally, Scott will be discussing delis this weekend on Wicked Bites! Find out more, here.

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    Trump's the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from NBC's Town Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 12:08

    In lieu of the 2nd Presidential debate that was supposed to be held last evening but then got postponed due to the President getting COVID then refusing to do a virtual debate, Trump had a Town Hall on NBC. VB brings you the good, the bad, and the ugly moments from last night's Town Hall with President Trump. Take a listen!

    Biden's the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from ABC's Town Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 19:22


    Last night Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden had a Town Hall with ABC's George Stephanopoulos in lieu of the 2nd Presidential debate that got cancelled. VB ranks the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Joe Biden's moments last night. Take a listen!


    VB In The Middle - 10.15.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 106:11

    It's a big boy Thursday and Tom Shattuck of the Lowell Sun joins the show in the 2pm hour, right in time for food talk. Coincidence? Whether or not you think the Hunter Biden story is real, what is real is the Twitter is censoring the dissemination of the story. Citing a 2018 policy about Hacking and protecting the election, Twitter Safety and CEO Jack gave reasons why they were doing what they were doing. Do you believe them or is something nefarious underfoot?VB attempted to pull a fast one on his wife, replacing a 'premium' brand of candy corn with a 'cheap' kind. It immediately backfired when she called him out after eating only one piece. Do you know anybody who is that much of a food snob? Do you think it is a detailed sense of taste or are they crazy?Also discussed: Marty Walsh, Amy Coney Barrett and Tommy Lee

    Food Snobbery or Great Sense of Taste?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 19:48

    VB attempted to pull a fast one on his wife, replacing a 'premium' brand of candy corn with a 'cheap' kind. It immediately backfired when she called him out after eating only one piece. Do you know anybody who is that much of a food snob? Do you think it is a detailed sense of taste or are they crazy?

    Twitter Censoring the NY Post Story About Hunter Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 45:11

    Whether or not you think the Hunter Biden story is real, what is real is that Twitter is censoring the dissemination of the story. Citing a 2018 policy about Hacking and protecting the election, Twitter Safety and CEO Jack gave reasons why they were doing what they were doing. Do you believe them or is something nefarious underfoot?

    VB In The Middle - 10.14.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 106:02


    Nancy Pelosi was on with Wolf Blitzer and boy, it did not go well. The House Speaker attacked Wolf, calling him a Republican apologist, for having the audacity to bring up that members of her own caucus want to accept the $1.8 trillion dollar deal. Pelosi went on to personally insult California Congressman Ro Khanna and Andrew Yang by name for saying that the people need the money now.Way to be for the people Nance.A leak appeared online with photos and emails that are said to be from a laptop that Hunter Biden never picked up from a computer repair shop and boy are they bad. Ukraine, Joe Biden, crack pipes and more, its a gift bag of material for Trump and the GOP. Is this the final shot that will sink the Biden campaign?Today's Flash has the Halloween spirit right off the bat featuring a ghost pepper donut from Dunkin! Would you buy several tacos from Taco Bell for $200? One man on Facebook hopes you will! Kraft Mac'n'cheese got in trouble because of an ad campaign asking for...Noods?Last up, VB has a special treat that he will only open on a special occasion, tune in to hear what odd thing he would eat if the Falcons win the Super Bowl!Also discussed: Sexual Preferences and CDC frowning upon holiday gatherings.


    Flash of Lightning: Food Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 10:43

    Today's Flash has the Halloween spirit right off the bat featuring a ghost pepper donut from Dunkin! Would you buy several tacos from Taco Bell for $200? One man on Facebook hopes you will! Kraft Mac'n'cheese got in trouble because of an ad campaign asking for...Noods?Last up, VB has a special treat that he will only open on a special occasion, tune in to hear what odd thing he would eat if the Falcons win the Super Bowl!

    Alleged Hunter Biden Laptop is Going to Cause Huge Issues for his Father

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 34:24

    A leak appeared online with photos and emails that are said to be from a laptop that Hunter Biden never picked up from a computer repair shop and boy are they bad. Ukraine, Joe Biden, crack pipes and more, its a gift bag of material for Trump and the GOP. Is this the final shot that will sink the Biden campaign?

    Pelosi calls CNN and Wolf Blitzer Republican Apologists

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 17:58


    Nancy Pelosi was on with Wolf Blitzer and boy, it did not go well. The House Speaker attacked Wolf, calling him a Republican apologist, for having the audacity to bring up that members of her own caucus want to accept the $1.8 trillion dollar deal. Pelosi went on to personally insult California Congressman Ro Khanna and Andrew Yang by name for saying that the people need the money now.Way to be for the people Nance.


    VB discusses your most terrifying wildlife encounters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 37:38

    A viral video features a hiker who came across four baby cougars, only to engage in a long standoff with its aggressive cougar parent. VB is so terrified by this video, he wants to know if you've got similar experiences. Cows and owls and sharks and bald eagles, oh my!

    A new poll revealing the favorite candies of each U.S. state seems a bit off

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 19:04

    Are Granite Staters head over heels for Circus Peanuts? Is the Bay State all about Junior Mints? Can VB even pronounce "Junior Mints"? Circus Peanuts may be bad, but would you rather that than razorblade-filled pizza dough?

    Amy Coney Barrett takes questions in Day 2 of her SCOTUS confirmation hearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 48:29

    Sheldon Whitehouse stutters through an interrogation about "dark money" and drops his placards. Dick Durbin is angry about judicial findings in favor of gun rights. All the Democrats seem to think the ACA saves all the lives and we all die if it goes away. These are just a few of the embarrassingly performative "questions" the Senate Judiciary Committee has been launching at Amy Coney Barrett. It's almost too much for VB to bear, so he enlists some help from Joe Concha of The Hill to make some sense of the circus.

    VB In The Middle - 10.13.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 105:09

    VB faces the ridiculous questions of Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. He gets some help from The Hill's Joe Concha. Something's wrong with a new poll that claims Circus Peanuts are New Hampshire's favorite candy. A viral video shows a hiker nearly getting poached by a cougar, so VB wants to hear all your scariest wildlife encounter stories.

    VB In The Middle - 10.12.20

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 107:25

    Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS nomination hearing begins. It's Columbus Day today, or is it Indigenous People's Day? Joe Biden is still confused about everything. Gal Gadot is the new Cleopatra. Joe Anderson from SHP Financial joins us. VB is back from vacation with a full plate!

    Gal Gadot casted to play Cleopatra in upcoming biopic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 10:30


    A new biopic in production on the life of Cleopatra is generating controversy for its decision to cast Gal Gadot in the main role. Is she too white to play Cleopatra? Is her status as an Israeli national a problem, or is such an assertion anti-semetic? Is there any chance her performance can outdo that of the legendary Elizabeth Taylor?


    Activists call to change name of Columbus Day & remove MFA sculpture

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 36:51

    Boston's woke are at it again, celebrating Columbus Day by calling for its name change to "Indigenous People's Day". Additionally, they're also calling for the removal of the Cyrus Dallin sculpture "Appeal To The Great Spirit" from the grounds of the MFA. Are they right, or are they off the reservation?

    Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS nomination hearing begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 47:00


    As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, what's with all the grandstanding in the senators' "opening statements"? Is Sen. Ben Sasse right to scold the committee for confusing the nation's 8th grade civics class students? What's with all the fearmongering over the Affordable Care Act? Finally, as Joe Biden continues to dodge questions on court packing, the name of Sen. Mitt Romney seems to escape him.


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