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!
On Wednesday, April 11th, both Andy Schmookler and I, Joshua Huffman, made our monthly appearance on 550 AM, WSVA. We started off discussing the recent announcement of the retirement of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. From there, we moved to the recent hostilities in Syria and possible U.S. reactions. Lastly, we briefly touched on the ongoing Mueller investigation of President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday of this week, Andy Schmookler and I had our 56th hour on 550 AM, WSVA. The discussion this month focused on Donald Trump, including his congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin for winning re-election as President of Russia, his actions with Stormy Daniels (and perhaps others related individuals) and the growing political divide between pro-Trump and anti-Trump activists which is making political dialogue increasingly difficult.
In the past, we have been told that the subjects of guns and abortion are off limits for discussion. Therefore, I was caught off guard when, before going on the air today, we were informed that we would be starting off the show talking about firearms and the 2nd Amendment due to the recent school shootings in Florida.
Although that issue took up most of the time in the show, we also spoke briefly about the situation in the Middle East including the corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the potential for greater conflict in an almost constantly volatile region. Last, was the issue of Mitt Romney’s run for the U.S. Senate representing the state of Utah and whether or not he would stand up to Donald Trump if Romney were elected.
Earlier this morning, Andy Schmookler and I appeared for the 54th time on 550 AM, WSVA. The topics of the day include the looming potential government shutdown, the race to replace Bob Goodlatte in the 6th district of Virginia, and more.
Yesterday morning, Andy Schmookler and I took to the air on WSVA, 550 AM for our 53rd monthly installment to discuss local, state, and national politics. A central focus was the U.S. Senate in Alabama which took place the day before. In addition, we also spoke about the impending retirement of 6th district House of Representatives member Bob Goodlatte and the continuing investigation of collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump.