The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LXIII)

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.

If you missed the show live, you can catch it here.

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LXI)

Departing from our usual date of Wednesday, on Thursday, August 9th, Andy Schmookler and I returned to WSVA, 550 AM for our 61st radio hour.

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.

Anyway, if you missed it live, you can find our episode here.  

 

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LX)

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.

If you missed the show live, you can find it here.

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LIX)

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.

If you missed the show live, you can find it here.

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LVIII)

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.

If you missed it live, you can listen to it here.

Until next month!

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LVII)

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.

If you missed the show live, you can hear it here.

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LVI)

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.

If you missed the show live, you can catch it here.

The Schmookler & Huffman Show (Episode LV)

This morning, Andy Schmookler and I had our monthly appearance on 550 AM WSVA.

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.

As always, if you missed the show live, you can catch it here.