Are the baseball playoffs more fun this year than in the past? Ed tries to make some sense of the question.
Making Sense - Labeled As Human Beings
Oct 6, 2014 |
Does it make sense that some labels be taken off people? Raven Simone thinks so and Ed Baxter asks whether it makes sense.
Making Sense - Feeling Nuts for Cancer
Oct 2, 2014 |
Ed wonders what to make of this new trend of grabbing ones crotch to promote the need find a cure for testicular cancer.
Making Sense - Hunter Pence
Sep 29, 2014 |
Ed shares the enthusiasm of outfielder Hunter Pence's reaction to the San Francisco Giants' attaining of a wild card berth, leading the team into the playoffs.
Making Sense - Derek Jeter
Sep 26, 2014 |
Ed takes note, with fitting comments, of Derek Jeter's final appearance as a New York Yankee.
Making Sense - Emma Watson
Sep 24, 2014 |
Ed verbally applauds actress Emma Watson's speech at the UN event promoting the "He for She" campaign.
Making Sense - Alibaba IPO
Sep 22, 2014 |
With Alibaba firmly entrenched in the world economy, Ed sees the e-commerce company as leading the way in this era of business.
Making Sense - Miss America Pageant
Sep 15, 2014 |
Ed finds watching the Miss America Pageant broadcast to be refreshing and explains his delight.
Making Sense - Bush vs Hitler
Sep 11, 2014 |
Ed explains why a high school assignment which had students comparing President George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler, was improper.
Making Sense - 9/11 Remembered
Sep 10, 2014 |
Ed takes the time to remind us that we can never forget September 11, 2001.
Making Sense - Immigration Reform Delay
Sep 8, 2014 |
Ed sees President Obama's delay on immigration reform as a purely political move, and questions the stalling of this important issue.
Making Sense - Nude Photo Gallery Exhibit
Sep 4, 2014 |
Is a New York art gallery owner, by exhibiting some of the nude celebrity photos hacked from the cloud, making a profound statement or just invading the privacy of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, etc.? Ed comments here.
Making Sense - ISIS Beheadings
Sep 3, 2014 |
With the recent beheadings of two American journalists by Islamic militants, Ed surmises what the next step should be by the United States.
Making Sense - Stolen Celeb Nudies
Sep 2, 2014 |
Ed extends the significance of nude celebrity photos being hacked from "the cloud" to the domain of the average person.
Making Sense - Burial Life Insurance
Aug 28, 2014 |
Ed tries to make some sense of a new ad campaign.
Making Sense - Sophia Vergara
Aug 27, 2014 |
Katie Couric seems to think that Sophia Vergara's performance on the Emmy's broadcast was a bit offensive. What does Ed think about this? Just listen.
Making Sense - Idiotic Driving Habits
Aug 26, 2014 |
Ed explains a personal story related to driving and offers observations of driving habits that make driving miserable for all of us.
Making Sense - Knee Defender
Aug 26, 2014 |
Ed notes the flight altercation over a reclining seat and defends,in a manner, the controversial "knee defender."
Making Sense - Napa Earthquake
Aug 25, 2014 |
Ed puts the strength of the recent earthquake in the Napa area into perspective with the 1989 Loma Prieta quake.
Making Sense - Plastic Bags
Aug 22, 2014 |
Is the California legislature new bill dealing with plastic bags the best way to govern environmentalism is this state? Ed opines here.
Making Sense - Poll on Race
Aug 20, 2014 |
Ed comments on a new Pew Poll about our reaction the subject of race relations today.
Making Sense - Water Bonds
Aug 19, 2014 |
Ed explains the basics of what California voters can expect from a water bond which will appear on the November ballot.
Making Sense - Governor Brown's Agenda
Aug 19, 2014 |
Based on California Governor Jerry Brown's appearance with the San Jose Mercury News' editorial board, Ed questions some of his plans for our state's infrastructure.
Making Sense - McCartney & the Stick
Aug 19, 2014 |
Ed reflects on Paul McCartney's concert which became the Candlestick's swan song.
Making Sense - Selfie Surgery
Aug 11, 2014 |
Ed finds this society's sense of vanity absurd, and he'll tell you why. Just listen.
Making Sense - Anna Paquin's Bisexuality
Aug 1, 2014 |
Ed comments on Larry King's seemingly confused state in learning about Anna Paquin's bisexuality.
Making Sense - Ed's Mixed Bag
Jul 30, 2014 |
In a world that doesn't make much sense, Ed picks a few recent examples for you: think Bieber vs Bloom, the world's worst meal, and the fire challenge.
Making Sense - Patriotic Tax Giving
Jul 28, 2014 |
Are you a patriot if the IRS sends you too much of a tax refund, if you send the overage back? Ed finds one man who did just that...or at least, tried to.
Making Sense - Home Intrusion
Jul 25, 2014 |
Ed documents and comments on the case of the 80 year-old man who fatally shot a home burglar because he felt endangered.
Making Sense - Obama's Contraception Compromise
Jul 24, 2014 |
Ed admires President Obama's attempt to provide a compromise to companies with certain religious beliefs wishing not to provide contraception coverage in their health plans, but already can see the backlash.
Making Sense - Carry-On Bags
Jul 23, 2014 |
Ed rants about people who refuse to play by the rules when it comes to carry-on luggage during airline flights.
Making Sense - Tony Dungy
Jul 22, 2014 |
Ed finds former NFL head coach Tony Dungy's morals askew considering his religious convictions.
Making Sense - Pay Attention, Please
Jul 21, 2014 |
Ed questions our ability as a society to pay attention to paying attention. What? Just listen.
Making Sense - Jason Biggs Tweets
Jul 18, 2014 |
Jason Biggs tweets about the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, and Ed feels compelled to comment on Biggs' idiocy.
Making Sense - Breast Feed Instagram
Jul 17, 2014 |
Ed explains why he believes that Instagram was wrong in pulling down the breast feeding photo from its site.
Making Sense - California's Water Needs
Jul 16, 2014 |
Ed connects the political drive to split California into six states with the current water usage in the state's various regions.
Making Sense - CDC Gay Study
Jul 15, 2014 |
Ed takes note of a new study by the Center for Disease Control gaging the health and well-being of the homosexual population in the U.S.
Making Sense - Sandra Fluke
Jul 14, 2014 |
Sandra Fluke is running for a state senate seat in California, and Ed reminds us of the famous conservative talk show host who brought her to our attention.
Making Sense - Rapes at College
Jul 10, 2014 |
Ed expresses his shock at the lackadaisical attitude of colleges and universities when it comes to keeping our country's students safe from the rape incidents.
Making Sense - Crying News Anchor
Jul 9, 2014 |
Ed explains the difficulties of keeping emotion out of a newscast.
Oakland A's Deal
Jul 8, 2014 |
Ed, in observing the current negotiations between the Oakland A's and the city of Oakland, wonders if we may be seeing history repeating itself.
Making Sense - Jobs and the Economy
Jul 3, 2014 |
With the new jobs report out, Ed tries to make sense of it in the context of our current economy.
Making Sense - Guns and Felon Model
Jul 2, 2014 |
Ed comments on a couple of news stories featuring gun toting customers at Target, and a felon with a modeling contract.
Making Sense - Monica Lewinsky
Jul 1, 2014 |
Monica Lewinsky is back in the public's eye and ear, and Ed asks "Why?"
Making Sense - Mandated Contraception Coverage
Jun 30, 2014 |
Ed suggests a slippery slope in the United States Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby which allows companies to omit contraceptive coverage from healthcare plans based on religious beliefs.
Making Sense - Cheerleading
Jun 27, 2014 |
Ed backs up the American Medical Association's announcement that cheerleaders are bonafide athletes.
Making Sense - Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones
Jun 26, 2014 |
Ed comments on the United States Supreme Court's ruling on abortion clinic buffer zones, weighing the worth of the freedom of speech against the safety of protesters and clinic employees/patients.
Making Sense - Digital Privacy
Jun 25, 2014 |
What will be the far-reaching effects of the United States Supreme Court's new ruling on cell phone privacy? Conjecture on this from Ed heard right here.
Making Sense - World Cup
Jun 24, 2014 |
In observing the overall worldwide enthusiasm for the World Cup, Ed wonders why the United States does not share in the same wonderment for professional soccer.
Making Sense - Treating Juvenile Sexual Assault
Jun 23, 2014 |
Ed ponders the rationale between treatment and incarceration of juvenile sexual offenders, as Audrie's Law moves through the California legislature.
Making Sense - Privacy vs Surveillance
Jun 18, 2014 |
Ed weighs the cost and balance of feeling safe where you live versus municipal surveillance systems, using Fremont as an example.
Making Sense - Lies on the Internet
Jun 17, 2014 |
How does libel and slander stand up on the internet? Ed spotlights the case of a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader's testing in court the legalities of untrue statements made on the world wide web.
Making Sense - US Options in Iraq
Jun 16, 2014 |
Ed examines the rational and irrational choices our country is considering in contributing to the current warfare in Iraq.
Making Sense - Maleficent
Jun 16, 2014 |
Does it make sense parents take their kids to see the movie Maleficent? Ed tries to put that together with Angelian Jolie's efforts to end rape in war zones.
Making Sense - Rick Perry's SF Visit
Jun 12, 2014 |
Ed examines Texas Governor Rick Perry's socio-political views to see how he measures up to the standard Republican values.
Making Sense - Rising Tides
Jun 9, 2014 |
Ed's expresses concern regarding our need to take the politics out of keeping our shorelines guarded in light of the ongoing global warming debate.
Making Sense - D-Day Anniversary
Jun 6, 2014 |
On this 70th anniversary of D-Day, Ed remembers those veterans who fought for our freedom and reminds us to learn from their actions.
Making Sense - Colin Kaepernick Deal
Jun 5, 2014 |
With San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's new contract, Ed wonders aloud about the worth of NFL players against salaries of teachers and firefighters.
Making Sense - California Primary
Jun 4, 2014 |
With the results of the California primary election in, Ed explains why he see optimism in the political debate leading up to the November general vote.
Making Sense - Prisoner Swap
Jun 3, 2014 |
Ed considers the various factors involved in the United States' decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for the sole US prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan.
Making Sense - California GOP Race for Governor
Jun 2, 2014 |
Heading into the primary elections, Ed looks at the race between the top two Republicans expecting to go up against Governor Jerry Brown in November.
Making Sense - NSA Reform Bill
May 23, 2014 |
Ed explains how a congressional bill meant to curb spying by the NSA, has been watered down to the point of being ineffective in its original intent.
Making Sense - Gender Pay Equality
May 22, 2014 |
Ed connects how work in the high-tech world is leading to a closer relationship in regards pay equality between men and women.
Making Sense - California Water Problems
May 21, 2014 |
Ed voices his concern regarding a new congressional water bill that is lacking in addressing many of California's problems in this area.
Making Sense - Blackshades
May 20, 2014 |
There's inexpensive malware out there that allows on to hack into webcams on your computer or mobile device. Ed explains what this programs does and asks what can and should be done about it.
Making Sense - AT&T-DirectTV Merger
May 19, 2014 |
Could the AT&T-DirectTV merger be at all good for the consumer? Ed weighs the pros and cons on this question.
Making Sense - Sexual Harassment at Serra High
May 16, 2014 |
Ed addresses sexual harassment by male students towards a female teacher at Serra High School.
Making Sense - Michael Jackson
May 15, 2014 |
Ed gives us a review of the lastest posthumous release from Michael Jackson.
Making Sense - Seven Year Old Harassment
May 14, 2014 |
Ed tries to make sense of a seven-year-old boy sexually harassing an eight-year-old girl.
Making Sense - Jeb Bush for President?
May 13, 2014 |
Ed shares with us reactions from Jeb Bush's family regarding Jeb as a Presidential hopeful.
Making Sense - Donald Sterling Apology
May 12, 2014 |
Donald Sterling apologizes and the Los Angeles Clippers are thriving. Does Ed surmise that there is a connection? Listen in.
Making Sense - Prom Draft
May 9, 2014 |
Ed questions the morality of an NFL-style draft to pick prom dates, a process practiced by students at a Newport Beach high school.
Making Sense - Undocumented Workers
May 8, 2014 |
Ed notes a couple of federal decision that will affect those who are illegally living in the United States.
Making Sense - Swear Words
May 7, 2014 |
With Prince's annoucement that he is giving up swearing, Ed pontificates about the use of objectionable verbage.
Making Sense - Holocaust Denying
May 6, 2014 |
Ed comments on the news story about the eighth grade assignment where students were instructed to research the existence of the Holocaust.
Making Sense - Web Med Advice
May 5, 2014 |
Ed counts the pros and cons of having a crowd-sourcing type website containing medical advice.
Making Sense - Gas Prices
May 2, 2014 |
Ed wonders verbally about the logic in the fluctuation of gas prices.
Making Sense - UC Admission of California Students
May 1, 2014 |
Ed does a bit of sleuthing to figure out why so many California students are getting snubbed when trying to be accepted into the University of California system. The answer lies within this podcast.
Making Sense - Donald Sterling Part 2
Apr 30, 2014 |
Ed takes a second look at the circumstances surrounding the decision being made in regard to Los Angles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Making Sense - Storm Chasers
Apr 29, 2014 |
Ed shares audio of a storm chasing gone terribly wrong, and has to ask the question, Are storm chasers brave or just stupid?
Making Sense - Donald Sterling
Apr 29, 2014 |
Ed couples the racist remarks which could endanger his ownership of the the Los Angeles Clippers, with the drama created within the playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors.
Making Sense - Cliven Bundy
Apr 25, 2014 |
Ed explains how Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has gone from hero to zero by opening his mouth.
Making Sense - Artificial Intelligence
Apr 24, 2014 |
Ed considers the realm of artificial intelligence and the way it will serve humanity.
Making Sense - Sex and Pain
Apr 23, 2014 |
There's new research out there about men and women's reaction to pain levels when it comes to sex, and Ed has something to say about the results. Listen in.
Making Sense - Supreme Court on Affirmative Action
Apr 22, 2014 |
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that affirmative action should be a states right issue, and Ed asks, Is this right?
Making Sense - Willie Brown Defense of Leland Yee
Apr 21, 2014 |
Ed chides the written words of Willie Brown's newspaper column on the minimization of Leland Yee's alleged infractions affecting California citizens.
Making Sense - Son's Heart Transplant Anniversary
Apr 18, 2014 |
Ed gets personal as he recalls the live-saving surgery his son went through 19 years ago.
Making Sense - Housing Prices
Apr 17, 2014 |
Ed considers how the current upward trend in housing prices could affect the younger generations ability to buy homes in the future.
Making Sense - Kill Switches
Apr 16, 2014 |
Ed presents the battle between the manufacturers of mobile devices and the government over the need for security devices, like kill switches, as part of smartphones and other mobile devices.
Making Sense - Google Glass
Apr 15, 2014 |
Now that Google Glass is being made available to the public, Ed wonders about the product in the sense of public intrusion.
Making Sense - Tesla and the GOP
Apr 14, 2014 |
Ed points out how prominent Republicans are singing the praises of Tesla Motors.
Making Sense - Kaepernick Investigation
Apr 11, 2014 |
Ed comments on a Miami, Florida police report that possibly implicates San Francisco 49er quarterback Collin Kaepernick, and the media buzz surrounding it.
Making Sense - TV Glut
Apr 10, 2014 |
Now that online video content is competing with broadcast and cable shows, Ed wonders how all this competition for our watching time will play out.
Making Sense - Court Disrupted by Smart Phones
Apr 9, 2014 |
Ed explains how mobile devices are interrupting the progress of the Apple vs Samsung patent trial.
Making Sense - Chick-fil-A CEO's Conflict
Apr 8, 2014 |
Ed notes the conflict between faith and business as it relates to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.
Making Sense - CSU Success Fees
Apr 7, 2014 |
Ed finds a recent movie that describe his view of the California State Universities' way of dealing with tuition freezes.
Making Sense - Congressional Hearing on GM Recall
Apr 4, 2014 |
Ed comments on the Congressional hearings dealing with the General Motor recall, new GM CEO Mary Barra, and the image of the car maker.
Making Sense - Mammogram Confusion
Apr 3, 2014 |
With the news that an annual mammogram is not necessary, Ed if there is an alternative diagnostic tool to detect breast cancer.
Making Sense - Big Money in Political Contributions
Apr 2, 2014 |
Ed tries to discern how the United States Supreme Courts latest ruling on political contributions will alter the role of big money in the influence of Congress' law making.
Making Sense - Obamacare Tally
Apr 1, 2014 |
Ed expresses his frustration with the squabbling over facts and figures regarding the number of people who have signed up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Making Sense - Is CA Legislature Dirty?
Mar 31, 2014 |
Are the chronicled indiscretions of California Senator Leland Yee indicative of just Yee, or do they run deeper within the state's legislature? Ed's thoughts are heard here.
Making Sense - Leland Yee
Mar 28, 2014 |
Ed makes his case against the legislative outcry to oust Leland Yee from his senate seat in the California legislature.
Making Sense - Spanish Jews
Mar 27, 2014 |
Ed opines on what Spain's effort to make amends to Jews of Spanish ancestry for actions taken during the Spanish Inquisition could mean in world affairs.
Making Sense - MLB Video Replay
Mar 26, 2014 |
Ed has his say about the introduction of video replay to Major League Baseball games this season.
Mar 25, 2014 |
Ed attempts to see the direction in which Apple TV is moving.
Cold War Revisited
Mar 24, 2014 |
Are we in a cold war with Russia once again? Ed has his opinion on this matter.
Making Sense - Valuation of Sharing Economy
Mar 21, 2014 |
Ed puts the spotlight on Airbnb, one example of a new type of business sweeping the nation.
Making Sense - Childhood: Yesterday and Today
Mar 20, 2014 |
Ed ponders how today's technology has changed childhood as experienced by Baby Boomers versus that of Millenials
Making Sense - The SAT
Mar 10, 2014 |
Ed takes note of how several entertainment and political luminaries did when they took the Scholastic Aptitude Test, while trying to figure out the exam's significance.
Making Sense - Political Hot Talk
Mar 7, 2014 |
The early speechmaking has begun as the political parties try to make some noise. Ed points out it really starts to look like the same old circus.
Making Sense - Groceries
Mar 6, 2014 |
Will the way we buy groceries change or are we changing itT Ed tries to look at the potential Safeway sale.
Making Sense - My Home My Rules
Mar 6, 2014 |
An eighteen year old girl is demanding child support from her parents. They say she moved out because she doesn't want to abide by their rules. Ed takes a look at whether she makes sense.
Making Sense - CarPlay
Mar 4, 2014 |
Apple's CarPlay is going to bring audio content directly to car dashboards. Ed is trying to make sense of how all of this will work.
Making Sense - Oscars 2014
Mar 3, 2014 |
Did the Oscar show nail a balance of entertaining and award show? Ed takes a look at what he thinks is one of the best shows ever.
Making Sense - Barry Switzer
Feb 28, 2014 |
Ed provides us with a bit of the wit and wisdom of former football coach Barry Switzer.
Making Sense - Gov Brewer's Veto
Feb 27, 2014 |
Ed reflects on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's decision to veto the bill which would have allowed business owners to discriminate against gays and others based upon religious beliefs.
Making Sense - ShowBiz Nonsense
Feb 26, 2014 |
Ed comments on some entertainment news featuring pop stars such as Katy Perry and Robin Thicke.
Making Sense - Gov Brewer's Decision
Feb 25, 2014 |
As Arizona waits for Governor Jan Brewer to sign or veto a new bill which would permit business owners to refuse service because of their religious beliefs, Ed presents the some of the conflicting values that may cloud her decision making.
Making Sense - Comcast and Internet Service
Feb 24, 2014 |
Comcast will take over the responsibility of streaming Neflix, and Ed views this in light of what it means for you, the internet user.
Making Sense - Zuckerberg Business Model
Feb 21, 2014 |
With Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion, Ed waxes whimsically on the unconventional business philosophy of Mark Zuckerberg.