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Re-opening of the bars.
Veteran suicide prevention.
Russia 2020 Presidential poll Democrats are beating republicans in registering new voters
Journalism as a career.
Russian collusion: Investigating the investigators.
Teachers call in sick to protest schools reopening. 2020 polls favor democrats winning the White House…just like in 2016. Will the black vote turn out for Joe Biden?
Post Primary Election analysis. The DNC Convention.
Episode 116 Media says the Trump Campaign was not spied on. How long did it really take for Mueller to realize there was no Russian collusion? Jeffrey Epstein
Episode 115 Open primaries, good or bad? What offends voters? Campaign finance. Should Congress and the state legislature be bigger?
Episode 114 Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility Joe Biden gets backlash for comparing Latino’s diversity of thought to Black diversity. How to best improve minority student outcomes.
Episode 113 Swing voters who voted for Obama and then Trump prefer Trump over Biden. Are polls accurate if conservatives are less likely to participate? Are churches as politically active today as they were in the past? Florida police union endorses Trump. Blacks are now the number one group purchasing legal firearms.
Episode 112 Does Joe Biden excite black voters and can he win without them? Polls say if there are second phase stay at home orders, the Presidential race is tied. School re-openings will likely lead to lawsuits.
Episode 111 Mail-in ballot controversies. New Fox News Polls…Trump trails.
Episode 110 Defunding police. Is news media fair. Police brutality.
Episode 109 US Supreme Court rules President Trump must turn over his per-presidency tax records. Covid-19 and Florida. Legal challenges to face-mask mandates.
Episode 108 Col. Bob Harvey, USAF Ret., joins us on a variety of national security matters.
Episode 107 Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels promises to deputize citizens to defend county against rioting. The RNC Convention in question due to Covid-19 spike in Florida. Covid-19 increases due to protestors not practicing social distancing.
Episode 106 Vandalizing statues. Renaming the Washington Redskins Anti-gun rights advocates might begin to label gun rights as White supremacist to halt the private ownership of guns.
Episode 105 Legendary podcaster Cat Hernandez on how the Me Too Movement has affected corporate culture. How has new LGBT acceptance affected the workplace and corporate training.
Episode 104 The economy and Presidential impact. Regulations that hurt banking and the economy. How over regulation can lead to unethical business practices in order to stay afloat.
Episode 103 Cities calling for de-funding police also have high crime rates. Removing Confederate monuments. Is Donald Trump’s support among Blacks high?
Episode 102 Is Joe Biden a moderate and if so will progressives protest him at the DNC convention? Covid10 is spiking in Florida leading some Florida cities to enact mandatory face masks. Plausible explanations on the hike in Covid19 cases.
Episode 101 Struglife 19 and 20 year-old minority entrepreneurs talk about the struggles we all face. The Strug-life business start-up apparent line for men, women and children. Despite being from a single parent home, how one partner leaned on mentoring from his coaches, grandfather and uncles. How private school education changed his life.
Episode 100 Walmart’s racial equality initiative. Race relations in America.
Episode 99 the US Supreme court did not consider gun rights cases. The Supreme Court rules employers cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Episode 98 Renaming military bases that currently have Confederate soldiers’ names. Riots. How to best interact with authorities when facing legal issues.
Episode 97 Will Jacksonville host the 2020 RNC Convention? Is the left justifying looting? What truly motivates the protests? What are the top issues affecting the black community? Are protestors simply frustrated coronavirus shut-ins?
Episode 96 The Coronavirus and face-masks. The latest on the economic impact of Covid19. Re-opening US businesses after stay at home orders are lifted.
Episode 95 Trump goes after Twitter Covid19: vaccine, comorbidity, statistics and stories
Episode 94 Social distancing at the beach. Could we see mandatory face masks in Jacksonville? Covid19 lawsuits.
Episode 93 Child climate change activist placed on a Covid19 medical panel by the mainstream media. Congressman John Rutherford vows to fight federal Covid19 aid being used to pay down local governments’ non-coronavirus related debt. Restaurants required to log the name and contact information of every guest.
Episode 92 Get paid more to collect unemployment than working. Unhappy with shutdowns, with whom should you be upset? Health and safety vs. the economy.
Episode 91 Covid19’s impact on the economy Round-2 of stimulus checks Stay at home orders in hindsight Obama stimulus vs. Trump stimulus Who gets credit for the City of Jacksonville’s $1,000 stimulus debit cards
Episode 90 Why Gen. Michael Flynn may have fallen out of favor with President Obama. Potential lawsuits stemming from covid19 Applying for a conceal weapons permit in Florida during the covid19 stay at home order. Voter fraud misconceptions.
Episode 89 Stay at home orders could cause job furloughs to be permanent job losses. The downturn in the economy may lead to new business startups. How does the current economy compare to the Great Depression. The pros and cons of reopening schools.
Episode 88 Taxpayer funded newspapers vs. Public Broadcasting Red tape with reopening restaurants and outdoor seating When will Disney reopen? Reopening sports The Orlando tourists risk of being arrested for driving past 11pm due to curfew Summer vacations during the Covid19 pandemic
Episode 87 City of Jacksonville Covid19 stimulus debit cards. Mayor’s Office employee refuses to testify before a City Council committee investigating JEA. Local newspapers. Courts strike down the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance aka transgender bathroom bill.
Episode 86 Economist Jonathan Williams Democrat controlled Virginia to reopen economy sooner than announced Does government Coid19 stimulus hurt the economy? Emergence of a stronger online economy Online education proving beneficial to doubters
Episode 85 City of Jacksonville’s $160 million stimulus possible logistics problems. Federal Covid19 aid to local and state governments used as mismanagement bailouts? Reopening Florida. Florida’s levels of covid19 lower than predicted. The spread of covid19 from the NYC US epicenter.
Episode 84 If some parents choose to continue to home-school after the pandemic, will parents have too much authority? Will increased taxes be put on hold in the wake of the economic downturn caused by covid19? Redirecting federal corona virus aid to rescue state and local government worker pensions. How will reopening the economy look?
Episode 83 Federal Covid19 relief to state and local governments used to bailout financial problems not related to the pandemic. Georgia lifts safer at home order; is Florida next? How has life changed since the shut-in?
Episode 82 The costs of Covid19. Re-opening the Florida economy. The DOJ might side with citizens in future lawsuits against some state/local government stay at home orders. Covid19 aftermath predictions.
Episode 81 Stay at home orders; pros and cons The beaches are now open How are courts dealing with Covid 19? Is frozen pizza now being hoarded like toilet paper?
Episode 80 Six feet of separation rules enforced by drones in Volusia County. Have stay at home orders gone too far? Jacksonville State of Emergency extended an additional 30 days.
Episode 79 Will Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Joe Biden deliver support? Is Dr. Fauci blaming himself for not recommending social distancing sooner? Does President Trump have the authority to override state issued stay at home orders?
Episode 78 Corona-virus details that aren’t always reported with health and wellness author and coach Lillian McDermott.
Episode 77 Beach closures. Will #SaferAtHome orders trigger lawsuits? Purchases of non-essential products being restricted at essential stores. Fear-based reporting of #Covid19.
Episode 76 Stay at home orders and the economy Unemployment could reach 20 million Nationwide shutdown vs. selected areas and selected industries Death projections have been downgraded Release Corrine Brown over Covid19 fears
Episode 75 Coronavirus’ economic impact.
Episode 74 Does the travel ban justify airline bailouts? Gun and ammunition sales surge due to Coronavirus. Government limits on public gatherings. Media coverage of Coronavirus.
Episode 73 CoronaVirus stimulus, travel ban and bailouts.
Episode 72 The economic impact of the CoronaVirus.
Episode 71 Duval County school sales tax JEA and the Jacksonville City Council probe
Episode 70 Biden surging School lunch debt Sanders and his appeal
Episode 69 Coronavirus Problems with taxing legal marijuana and other “sin taxes.”
Episode 68 The Impact of the minority vote in 2020
Episode 67 Statewide school board term limits Pensions vs. 401k plans Should government officials have the right to be armed at government meetings?
Episode 66 Republicans expect double the support from African Americans for Trump in 2020 compared to 2016. Was the Trump economy created by Obama?
Episode 65 Gerrymandering Warren goes after Bloomberg and other highlights from the Las Vegas debate Rutherford vs. Deegan Trump Camp 2020
Episode 64 The Duval County school sales tax will be on the November ballot Is PR spin used by school officials when achievement reports are given?
Episode 63 What is Democratic Socialism? Does corporate American share part of the blame for the popularity of progressive ideals? American colleges secretly being paid by foreign governments Obamacare’s life expectancy
Episode 62 Real Estate Broker and talk show hostess Anita Hiles on the economy Commercial Real Estate growth in North Florida President Obama’s first time home-buyers programs’ impact on residential real estate Florida’s real estate outlook
Episode 61 Democrat Congresswoman complains welfare application involves too much paperwork. Ed compares compares it government paperwork required of businesses and non-profits. Sanctuary communities at risk of federal sanctions. Bernie Sanders says Green New Deal will create thousands of well-paying jobs. City Council’s investigation into JEA should end by June.
Episode 60 is the most important issue in the election healthcare? After the impeachment trail…what’s next? In the real winner in the Iowa caucuses Bloomberg? An army of Democrat operates are already in Florida
Episode 59 Iowa polls say the economy is unfair. How is it unfair? Increasing the minimum wage Why don’t conservatives talk more about school choice> School Choice and the black community
Episode 58 Republican vs. Democrat enthusiasm in the 2020 election Open primaries Poll deniers – poll accuracy Digital vs. traditional print news media Conservatives and government spending Friends of the NRA event
Episode 57 Adulting classes at college Term limits for School Board members Elected or appointed Superintendent of Schools JEA board resigns JEA CEO fired with cause to be appealed
Episode 56 Democrat voters in focus group say move on from impeachment Bernie Sanders admitts no one knows how much his proposals will cost Healthcare costs
Episode 55 School Choice donations opposition Homosexual conversion therapy News media attention on government waste
Episode 54 Impeachment Jax economy to out perform the national average Union impact on taxpayer costs JEA investigation handed off to the feds
Episode 53 Brian Burgess of The Capitolist Government funding of media outlets Conservation in Florida Traditional vs. new media
Episode 52 Ryan Cohen on media bias
Episode 51 Impeachment 2020 political predictions Climate change predictions that didn’t happen transporting concealed firearms across state lines when traveling Court appointments
Episode 50 Guest Jeanne Miller with the Jacksonville Civic Council School Superintendent appointed or elected Term limits fir school board members JEA investigation Occupational license requirements; good over excessive?