This week on Kings of Reno, Ed and Dave welcome their first guest, longtime Reno fixture in radio and the music scene, Steve Funk. This week, the Kings cover the upcoming election on a local level. They finally get around to talking about their judicial picks and of course, always talk Trump. Funk talks about his piece in the Reno News and Review, and Dave shares his latest Facebook rant. Tune in!
My latest piece on the RGJ is up. Here is an excerpt, below. I’m already hearing from a lot of people who thought the piece captured some hope in an otherwise hopeless time.
The right wing may have stolen the Supreme Court, but liberals won the culture war: Lyngar
Things seem bleak today, but I feel hopeful. Donald Trump’s latest right-wing pick for the Supreme Court likely will be confirmed, pushing America’s highest court far to the right of American public opinion and good taste. By vast margins, Americans support the rights of women, minorities, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. Despite the conservative tilt of our corrupt and broken government, the culture war is over and liberals have won … CONTINUE
I started writing a bi-weekly column in the Reno Gazette Journal. I’ve had several in there over the years as a guest writer, but now I have a regular gig every couple weeks on Sunday. The last one was about Freedom of Speech. Check it out if you are so inclined.
I’ll keep posted my new work for the RGJ right here, so check back often. Also, watch for original content right here as well. Next week, I’ll cover how my radio career imploded. Let’s here it for failure!!
Today I welcomed reoccurring guest, Nathaniel Lloyd, author and purveyor of the podcast, Historical Blindness. We discuss:
- President Donald Trump announced more “religious exceptions” to the affordable care act and the history of religious discrimination in America.
- VP Mike Pence’s public relations move this weekend at the NFL.
- Trump’s battle with Senator Bob Corker.
Today I sat down with Gleb Tsipursky to talk about fake news.
Gleb is passionate about promoting truth, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He is a professorat OSU, serves as the volunteer President of the nonprofit Intentional Insights, is a co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge, and the author of a number of a number of books, most notablyThe Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, due out in October 2017. He is currently writing The Alternative to Alternative Facts: Fighting Post-Truth Politics with Behavioral Science. He regularly publishes in venues like Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Salon, The Conversation, and elsewhere. Personal website: GlebTsipursky.com. Email: gleb (at) intentionalinsights (dot) org.
We get an update for Bob Costantini on the shooting in Las Vegas and on the Gerrymandering case heard today at the Supreme
Then we talk with Reno City Councilwoman Neoma Jardon for local reaction.
Of course we talk all about yesterday’s shooting in Las Vegas. It was a tragic event. My guests today were RobRoy McCandless and Jim Roope.
My guest today was Jason Kander, President of @LetAmericaVote. Former Missouri Secretary of State and Army intelligence officer, Afghanistan veteran and CNN contributor.
We also discuss taxes, and we have a fun story about camping today.
Our guest was Chip Evans, host of the Chip Evans show on Saturday, to talk about what’s on his show this week and the latest in his own political journey.
We heard from Kimmi Cole about an event with rural Democrats.
I talk about Eleanor’s crazy hat day.
And again, the situation unfolding in Puerto Rico is staggering.