Newport Police Chief Brent Wilmot is on discussing the prom parade in Newport Saturday at 2pm, Covid 19 changes, the George Floyd situation / riots, deliberative session Tuesday in Newport, graduation coming up, and more.
PJ Lovely is on discussing the town forest, the new map, adventures in the forest, how Day Camp is going to look this summer, the pods of 10, and lots more.
Catherine Bardier from New London Hospital is on discussing their Mask-Up Project - When wearing a mask, make sure it covers nose and mouth, wash hands before and after handling mask, if wearing cloth mask - wash often. If going to the hospital, they encourage mask usage, and have free masks at NLH. Catherine gave some warning about mask usage: Don't put a mask on a child under 2, someone who has trouble breathing, and don't let the mask provide a false sense of security. Covid 19 is still here and need be careful. People can still visit NewLondonHospital.org and click on the resource page for information on food distribution, fitness resources, health resources and much more. We talked about the food distribution happening at Kearsage High School this weekend, Feed Kearsage, and more.
Joe Osgood is on talking about his lawn, drilling a well, fracking and more. We talked about the Covid 19 economy, riots, terrorist attacks, George Floyd, and more.
Mark Pitkin, President & CEO of Sugar River Bank, discusses the bank lobbies being open, with new protocols in place, have their been changes inside the buildings, mobile and online banking, PPP Loans, and lots more.
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase is on discussing the horrible acts of former police officers in Minneapolis, riots, bad police officers, protests, taking to the streets, police are not above the law, the possible spread of Covid 19, police training, discussions locally, and much more.
Kevin Onnela is on this week and my wife Christine (who had the day off from work) joined us. Christine's father Alex (a retired police officer who is 100% Puerto Rican) zoom'ed in to join the conversation as we discussed the riots, policing, the acts that happened to George Floyd, racism, being a good human, President Trump yesterday addressing the country, Christine's upbringing, Covid 19, and lots more.
The Car Nutz are on this week talking about the frost last night, how gardens are holding up, the world right now, riots, Covid 19, Wayne's truck project, plans for cruise nights, and lots more.
It's been a few months since she has been on with me, but she is back over Zoom. Jenn Alford-Teaster came on to check in, talk Covid 19, herd immunization, public health crisis and more. Then we circle over to the George Floyd situation, riots in the street, looting, is it racist, and much much more.
Leigh Stocker from Summercrest zoom'ed on to talk about more precautions they are taking during Covid 19, new restrictions Gov Sununu has implemented for long-term care facilities, how the expansion project is coming, people can still move into Summercrest during Covid 19, and more.
Andrea Thrope from the Richards Free Library in Newport is on and curbside pickup starts tomorrow (Tuesday!) RFL has done a great job with online books, zoom meetings for book clubs, and more, but nothing beats getting a book in your actual hand. We talk about how the curbside pickup process will work, how you bring your books back, the annual Book Festival being canceled this year, who this year's Sarah Hale Award winner will be, and more.
Ray Gagnon invited Larissa Cahill, a former Stevens High School teacher who recently has been teaching in Egypt, on this week. We talked about being an American in Egypt, teaching Egyptian kids the Canadian way, life in Egypt, how the food is, being in Egypt as Covid 19 broke out & how she got home, and much more.
Amanda Mace, Programs Director and our Direct Services Advocate, Alesha Lane from Turning Points Network. TPN is open during this Covid 19 pandemic, though they have made some adjustments. Alesha explained how the new Resource Connect works, with online and texting features available. We talk about privacy in the online world, reaching out during a crisis, numbers being down at TPN as less is being reported, Gov Sununu's support for crisis centers in NH, how finances are this year after missing the Steppin' Up To End Violence walk last month, and lots more.
General Don Bolduc (R) came on today to discuss his candidacy for US Senate. We discuss what he is hearing from NH residents about these concerns. General Bolduc talks about Jeane Shaheen's job on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations. Don stated failures under her watch while in the Senate, issues under the Obama administration and why he got moved to Africa while serving - as he disagreed with policy changes in Afghanistan. We talk about the VA medical system, what he would do if elected for our Veterans, being a working class family himself - going through the same frustrations as other vets, veteran medical issues, bureaucracy issues in Washington DC and lots more.
Newport Police Chief Brent Wilmot is on this week talking about Newport's Deliberative Session officially scheduled for June 9th at 6pm on the Town Common (with social distancing rules in place,) the Newport Town vote on July 14th, struggles with working without a voted on budget and more. Plus we talk about the travesty that happened in Minneapolis, riots in the streets, protests in a Covid 19 world, the President taking to Twitter, and conversations about Constitutional Rights Vs Executive Orders. Also we learned how much Spanish Brent really knows. ¿Pero él realmente sabe mucho español? Eso está por determinarse.
PJ Lovely is on this week talking about what they can and can't open....maybe ping pong soon? Can you do organized hikes, walks, runs, or bike trips? What's the status of Day Camp for the Rec? Also we talked about at home learning, teaching music, our favorite concerts, and more
Jean Brown, Executive Director of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, is on discussing this year's Prouty. As restrictions are still in place because of the coronovirus, the 39th annual Prouty has changed to a Virtual event. Organizers did not feel comfortable bringing 4,000 people to the Upper Valley during these times and in one week, changed up the entire process, bringing the event online. You can walk, bike, run, golf, row, or do whatever activity you wish, anywhere in the world, and post your pictures or videos online. We discussed the amazing match donations from the Byrne Foundation, including donations for joining the Prouty, and matches of $100 - $999 and a double match of over $1,000. Learn more at TheProuty.org.
Laurie Waterman, from the Sullivan County Humane Society, is on discussing the Save A Stray VIRTUAL 5K. This was to be another fantastic year for their 5K. Because of Covid 19, the Save A Stray 5K has gone virtual. Participants now have the option to do the 5k (more or less if they want) on their own time in June, and post their adventure online. All the proceeds benefit the Sullivan County Humane Society and all the cats that they take care of & adopt out. Learn more at SullivanCountyHumaneSociety.org.
Joe Osgood is on and just barely made it to broadcast time, as he was running late. We talk about wearing masks, his nice tan, how retirement is going, the George Floyd situation & Joe's take, and lots more.
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase is on discussing how Memorial Day Weekend went in Claremont last weekend, how holiday weekends generally are, Claremont talking about having a mask order, another fire in Claremont this past week, roadwork on Washington Street, people getting out more during Covid 19, and much more.
Kevin Onnela is on this week talking about me taking a picture of him on his motorcycle, Dave Fuller called in, Kevin wants a couple more animals, putting up a flag poll at his house, math & what I have forgotten, Covid 19, and lots more.
Eddie is in the studio, Wayne called in, as the Car Nutz are on this week. We talked about Eddie's new tractors, Wayne's truck project, the trees are blossoming, gardening, and lots more
Democratic candidate for Governor, Andru Volinski was on discussing his big for Governor, running an election campaign during the pandemic, governmental expenses, the Claremont school funding case, his thoughts on Governor Sununu's leadership during the Covid 19 pandemic, the Main Street Relief Fund, being an Executive Councilor working with the Governor while being his opponent, should we all wear masks right now, and more.
Biddy Irwin, Newport Town Moderator, is on discussing how a citizen can change their party affiliation to vote, and when the deadline is. Newport has missed their schedule deliberative session, and upcoming town vote, because of Covid 19. We talk about having to postpone the deliberative session for 72 hours at a time, and postponing the town vote 2 weeks at a time, the thoughts from the Board of Selectmen on how deliberative session could take place on the Common, the possibility of drive-by voting or absentee voting, and more.
Chief Brent Wilmot & Sheriff John Simonds are on discussing Brent's wedding anniversary, registering your dog, wildlife issues / rabies / a raccoon with a jar on it's head, ATV trails are open as of Saturday, Memorial Day , Arlington National Cemetery, remembering the fallen, plans for the weekend, and more.