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August 3, 2020 110 min
Brittany Jennings kicks off a full week filling in for the Virgin Boy with wall-to-wall conversation with you on whether it's right for municipal governments in Hingham and Somerville to order "Thin Blue Line" style U.S. flags removed from public property. The Brittany Jennings Show airs Saturday evenings 5-8 PM on WRKO.
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July 31, 2020 109 min
Today's Topics: Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone checks in with VB about the state's handling of COVID-19. Then, Director of Press Communications for the Trump campaign, Erin Perrine joins VB regarding the Trump's re-election campaign and what they are up to. Also, Massachusetts' slight uptick in COVID cases, will the state go back into lockdown mode? We chat with Scott Whitley about food. Additionally, we we you the ...
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Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites joins VB to discuss outdoor dining amid the COVID-19 pandemic as well as this quirky food promotion out of New Zealand where "Karens" get free pizza! Hear more here.
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July 31, 2020 10 min
Another month comes to a close and we deliver you the top 5 best sound bites from the month of July! What do you think made the cut? Take a listen as we revisit the month's best sound!
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July 31, 2020 15 min
Erin Perrine, the Director of Press Communications for the Trump campaign, joins VB on the President's re-election campaign and what it has been like amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, was President Trump serious when he tweeted out his thoughts on postponing the election? Hear the full conversation, here.
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July 31, 2020 14 min
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone joins VB on Somerville's mask policy, the state's handling of COVID-19, and what he would have done differently if he was governor. Hear the full conversation, here.
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July 30, 2020 106 min
Before Big Boy Thursday kicks off, Joe Concha, Political Commentator & Reporter from The Hill, joins VB to discuss Tyler Perry, Trump and more!
Later on, Tom Shattuck calls the show to speak with VB about Trumps; tweet about possibly delaying the election, Tuukka Rask's decision to wear a BPD hat and if the extra $600 a week affects people's desire to return to work.
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July 30, 2020 13 min
Joe Concha, Political Commentator & Reporter from The Hill, joins VB to discuss Tyler Perry, Trump and more!
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July 29, 2020 111 min
Today's topics: Federal agents pull out of Portland after the Governor reached an agreement with the VP Pence and the administration; is this a smart move? Did the feds cave? What will happen to Portland this weekend? Then, Winchester High School decides to get rid of their name and mascot of the "Sachems" as more and more schools get rid of Native American mascots. Also, VB shares this thoughts on changing the Massachu...
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July 29, 2020 18 min
A Vermont farmer found a prosthetic leg int he middle of his field. Where did it come from? Apparently a double amputee went sky diving and lost one of his prosthetic legs, one of which landed in this farmer's field! With that being said, we ask you, what's the weirdest thing you've found? Listeners had some good stories on this one!
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July 29, 2020 21 min
VB has his chance to weigh in on the recent push to change the Massachusetts State Flag that depicts a Native American inside a blue shield with the arm of Myles Standish wielding a sword above the shield. Some believe this imagery is offensive, do you? VB shares his thoughts on the flag and why he would vote to change it for not the reasons listed here.
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The school committee in Winchester, MA has decided to replace the high school's mascot from that of the Sachems. The decision comes after statewide protests against Native American mascots has been a major discussion over the last couple months. Local organizers have even proposed 3 bills regarding Native American agendas to rename or remove what is interpreted by some as offensive depictions of Native Americans. Guest co-host ...
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July 28, 2020 106 min
Today's Topics: Bay State Cruise Company is under fire for overcrowding that occurred on their boat; the state has issued a cease and desist order even thought the company claims they were operating with 1/3 capacity. Then, Twitter and Facebook censor a doctors' video about their findings of positive results with patients taking hydroxycloroquine to treat COVID and suspend Don Trump Jr. for retweeting "misinformation...
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July 28, 2020 18 min
A naked couple were spotted walking their dog in Hopkinton! Local police showed up and the couple got combative with the police resulting in their arrest. What has been your experience with naked run ins? Have you ever accidentally gotten naked and caught? Listeners share their funny naked stories!
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For VB's Book of the Month Club, he talks to author and radio personality Cooper Lawrence about her new book "Celebritocracy". It's about the misguided agenda of celebrity politics in this era of post modern democracy. Does celebrity activism cause more harm than good? Hear more from Cooper Lawrence about this topic in her new book, here!
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July 28, 2020 32 min
A group of doctors from America's Frontline Doctors came out to Washington to hold a press conference on the effectiveness of hydroxycloroquine for COVID patients. The video of the press conference was posted online and went viral. The video was retweeted by Don Trump Jr. and Twitter shut down his account and put a suspension on it for "sharing misinformation". Is it misinformation and shouldn't the public be the on...
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Over the weekend, Bay State Cruise Company came under fire for a picture that surfaced of overcrowding on the top deck of their boat the Provincetown II. The state and city of Boston has issued a cease and desist order against the company and told them to stop their summer music cruises as a result of what happened. The cruise company says they were operating at 1/3 capacity despite the fact that everyone migrated to the top deck. ...
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July 27, 2020 109 min
Today's Topics: Is the MLB season over before it really started? at least 12 members of the Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19 resulting in cancelled games. Then, players from two WNBA teams walked off the court this past weekend during the national anthem, in solidarity with the Black Lives Movement. Should we do away with the national anthem at sporting events if every time it turns into a spectacle? Also, a couple out...
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In the city of Cambridge, MA, two city councilors filed a motion that would use unarmed civilians instead of police to conduct traffic stops. They think this move would cause less tension and prevent conflict. Is this really a good idea? Data has shown that routine traffic stops are actually the most dangerous calls police go on...VB discusses.
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July 27, 2020 31 min
A couple in Minnesota were spotted inside a Walmart wearing Nazi swastika face coverings. They were approached by other patrons about how offensive it was and the couple said it was in protest of the state's mask mandate and what will happen "if Joe Biden becomes President". Would you have approached this couple? What would you have done if anything if you came across this couple? VB and Lightning discuss and hear your ...
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