On the morning of Wednesday, February 13th, Andy Schmookler and I appeared on 550 AM, WSVA for our monthly political radio hour. The main topic of the day was the ongoing controversies with the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General of Virginia. We also briefly touched on the next potential federal government shutdown and whether President Trump would get his wall funding.
On Wednesday, January 16th, Andy Schmookler and I had our 66th hour on 550 AM, WSVA. The main topics of the day included: the ongoing federal government shutdown, is President Trump an agent of the Russian government?, and the Virginia Senate passing the Equal Rights Amendment.
This morning, December 5th, Andy and I held our monthly radio hour on 550 AM, WSVA. Our central focus today was the recent death of former President George H. W. Bush, President Trump, and the 2020 presidential elections.
On Wednesday, November 7th, Andy Schmookler and I appeared on 550 AM, WSVA to discuss the results of the 2018 elections. Due to a glitch with the software, I was unable to hear any of what Andy said during the show, so if our conversation sounds a bit disjointed, that is the reason for it.
In a break from our traditional schedule, this morning, October 29th, Andy Schmookler and I appeared on 550 AM, WSVA to discuss local, state, and national politics. Not surprisingly, the major focus of the talk centered around the 2018 elections, which will be taking place next week. We offered some predictions of outcomes as well as big issues and people which could end up swaying the results.
Our next show will be on November 7th at 9:15, the day after Election Day.
On Wednesday, Andy Schmookler and I were on 550 AM for our sixty-second political radio show.
In this episode, we spoke about Dominion Power and their vast influence on Virginia politics, the insider trading charges against Representative Chris Collins (NY-27), a surprise discussion of climate change, and some predictions regarding the 2018 November elections.
As a side note, last night I attended my high school reunion. I was somewhat surprised to hear that some of my former classmates listen to our show.
On Wednesday, July 18th, Andy Schmookler and I appeared on 550 AM, WSVA for our 60th show, marking the 5 year anniversary of our radio hour. Unfortunately, our time on the air this month was shorter than usual given that the station conducted a surprise interview with the superintendent of the Harrisonburg Public School who recently resigned his position to take a new job elsewhere.
The central focus of the conversation revolved around President Trump’s recent meeting with Russian President Putin in Finland as well as Trump’s attacks against some of American’s traditional allies. I hoped to speak more on the topic of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, but unfortunately, we didn’t have sufficient time to cover it in much depth. Hopefully, next month will be better.
On Wednesday, June 20th, Andy Schmookler and I appeared on Early Mornings on 550 AM, WSVA for our monthly political radio show. We spent a majority of our time speaking about President Trump and the recent issue of children separated from their parents who are seeking to live in the United States.
Although I would have preferred to speak more on the subject, we also touched on the 2018 primaries, the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and the Democratic primary for the 6th district seat to replace Bob Goodlatte.
On the morning of May 16th, Andy Schmookler and I returned to 550 AM, WSVA for our monthly radio hour. Given my time away at grad school, this show marked my first recording in the studio in quite some time.
The main topic of the day was the 6th district Republican convention, which will be taking place in Harrisonburg this Saturday, May 19th. Although it is difficult to predict the outcome, given the current acrimony and allegations of wrong-doing by many parties, it should be entertaining to watch.
In addition, we also spoke of the Mueller investigation which is entering its second year. I wish we could have gotten into a discussion about the current state of the Middle East, but unfortunately, we ran out of time.
Until next month!