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VB in the Middle

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May 27, 2020 111 min
Today's Topics: We talk to the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Eric Hargan, about what the department is seeing and doing amid this pandemic. Then, the ongoing Trump Twitter War; should the President be censored? Was what he said about Joe Scarborough, warranted? Also, racial issues that are plaguing America right now...we discuss two incidents in America that have people talking: the Central Park incident betwee...
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May 27, 2020 17 min
A recent survey asked 1,300 people what the happiest songs are that make you feel good. These were the results of the top 10. Do you agree or disagree? What would be on your list of top 10 songs that make you feel the happiest? VB critiques the list as Lightning delivers it to us.
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There have been two racially charged incidents this week in America that has grabbed the attention of thousands. The first being in Central Park where a woman was walking her dog off a lease and got into an altercation with an African American male bird watcher who told her to leash her dog. The second was the tragic incident in Minneapolis where a young Black man was held down by police for 5 to 8 minutes where the officer's k...
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May 27, 2020 9 min
Author Dave Wedge talks to VB about his new book: "Hunting Whitey". It's the inside story of the capture and killing of notorious Boston mobster, Whitey Bulger. Hear more about what you can expect from this book by Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman.
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May 27, 2020 28 min
President Trump has been tweeting out some harsh tweets towards former Congressman, Joe Scarborough, and now Mike Brzezinski along with many others are asking Twitter to ban the President. Trump brought up the death of a former intern of Scarborough's when he was a Congressman and even asked if Joe got away with murder and how a cold case should be opened. Was that out of line? Do you think Twitter should censor the President a...
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VB chats with the U.S.S Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Eric Hargan about where we're at and how the Department of HHS is handling things amid this pandemic. Hear the full conversation, here.
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May 26, 2020 110 min
Today's Topics: We kick off the show highlighting three stories that made VB smile from over the weekend and are sure to make you smile as well. Then we talk to Dave Andelman about the reopening of the Mendon Drive-In. Also, Karen Polito was suspected of having a large gathering at her home over the weekend despite the current restrictions in place...she clarified it was her brother who had a graduation party and that they were...
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May 26, 2020 40 min
This past weekend Tom Brady was playing a charity golf event and he bent over to get his golf ball and split his pants on national TV! In spirit of this malfunction, what is a wardrobe malfunction you've had! We find out that Lightning has many...!
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VB presents another book for his Book of the Month Club: "Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six Shooter That Changed America". The story of Sam Colt and his invention changed America forevermore. VB talks to Jim Rasenberger about his book of his. Take a listen for some insight that you might not have known!
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May 26, 2020 7 min
Dave Andelman, the co-owner of the Mendon Drive-In speaks to VB about how his Drive In is finally open! What was the weekend like for the Mendon Drive-In like? Hear about it, here.
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We're back from a long weekend and there were some things that brought a smile to our face! VB breaks down the top 3 stories that made VB smile. These stories are sure to bring a smile to your face, take a listen!
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May 22, 2020 114 min
Today's Topics: Presidential candidate Joe Biden had another gaffe. This time he told radio host Charlamagne Tha God on the program The Breakfast Club that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” We discuss that gaffe of Biden's. Then, the town of Hull is banning ice cream trucks for the summer season. The town's Town Manager Phil Lemnios calls our listener line to ...
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Scott Whitley of Wicked Bites chats with VB about the outdoor dining options now available in restaurants in NH. Additionally, Scott weighs in on what Hull, MA has done with banning ice cream trucks for the summer season.
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May 22, 2020 21 min
The town of Hull, Massachusetts has made the decision to ban ice cream trucks for the summer season. Why? Town officials are afraid children will not be able to socially distance safely. We had the Town Manager of Hull , Phil Lemnios, call into the show on the listener line and VB discussed with him this decision by the town and how disappointing it sounds to him.
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Joe Biden was speaking on The Breakfast Club to Charlamagne Tha God about his Presidential run, his record on racial issues, and his consideration for a black female running mate. Biden made an eyebrow raising comment when he was wrapping up the interview. He said "You’ve got more questions? Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”! Did Biden misspeak? We di...
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May 21, 2020 113 min
Today's Topics: We start off with the breaking news that Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Here to discuss the plea deal is defense attorney Brad Bailey. Then, West Boylston police chief Dennis Minnich tells the Worcester DPH that his force will not be enforcing the Governor's small business restrictions in his town. Also, a monkey from Central Mass. is on ...
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May 21, 2020 40 min
A monkey is on the loose in Tewksbury! Officials are warning the public to not go near it if it is spotted because it could have Hepatitis B! The monkey came from Central Mass. and someone was now spotted in Tewksbury. In spirit of that, we ask you that wild animal you encounter or saw that was out of place! Listeners share some great stories!
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West Boylston Police Chief tells the Worcester DPH that his force will not enforce the Governor's restrictions on small businesses in his town. He believes it is unconstitutional and illegal. Guest co-host Tom Shattuck and VB discuss what the Chief is doing and hear from you on the matter. Do you agree or disagree with the Chief's decision to not enforce the Governor's restrictions?
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Boston Defense Attorney Brad Bailey talks to VB about Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband taking a plea deal. They pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Loughlin will be serving a 2 month prison sentence while Mossimo Giannulli serves a 5 month sentence. Bailey shares his thoughts on this breaking news today.
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May 20, 2020 114 min
Today's Topics: We kick off the show by sharing a funny story of how the Governor of Mississippi accidentally read "Harry Azcrac" as a name when conducting a virtual graduation ceremony! Then, VB dives into a column out of the Boston Globe that agrees with Rep. Ayanna Pressley's statement that "opening the state could close more caskets". Also, food and drink writer Kerry Byrne talks to VB about the hard hit...
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