Right Now with Lou

Right Now with Lou

Lou Penrose hosts an hour of insight and opinion about the major news of the day with expert guests and feedback from listeners during NewsRadio 600 KOGO's "Right Now with Lou". Lou Penrose has more than 25 years of senior political, legislative, relations, and broadcast radio experience. As District Chief of Staff for multiple members of U.S. Congress, Lou gained a thorough understanding of complex government policies and procedures, which allowed he and his staff to provide California voters with clear and accurate information. Throughout his career, Lou’s work has focused on eliminating government red tape and fostering true reform.

Episodes

June 24, 2021 26 min
Sometime over the next 90 days, California will decide to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. State officials have confirmed the signatures, so now it’s time for Republicans to tighten up the game! Who will get the endorsement? Lou talks with Ron Nehring, former chair of the Republican Party and a Senior Adviser to Kevin Faulconer’s campaign.
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Vice President Kamala Harris is finally coming to the US-Mexico border on Friday - what one former President has to say about it. Republican candidate for US Senate, Elizabeth Heng joins the show to talk about Harris’ failure as Border Czar. And Biden’s border chief is out… Why the sudden departure?
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More community leaders speak up about the tortillas thrown at the Coronado-Orange Glen CIF basketball game. Two school districts met to discuss what should be done. Lou talks with Andres Rodriguez from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Tazheen Nizam, Associate Executive Director Council on American-Islamic Relations California about the reaction from the community. Should the team pay the price? And could Te...
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June 18, 2021 27 min
A rose by any other name… The vaccine passports are here! California launched a new digital tool giving residents convenient access to their Covid-19 vaccine record. What happens to the unvaxxed? Lou talks with Messaging and Communications expert, Erik Brown from DMI Direct about it all.
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It was a busy day at the Supreme Court today. They ruled that the City of Philadelphia cannot exclude a catholic organization from its foster care program because the group won't take applications from same-sex couples. It was a big blow to same sex, foster parents and the LGBT community. Lou explains it with the help of legal analyst Wendy Patrick and attorney Jenny Pizer of Lambda Legal.
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Reopening Day! Today’s long-heralded shift will bring the end of the tiered coronavirus restriction system, operating at capacity and vaccinated Californians dropping their masks. This also presents a critical political test for Newsom. Jerry Sanders with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce joins the show to discuss the peach and pit of lockdowns.
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Governor Newsom was in San Diego today, did you win the $50k vaccine lottery? He also announced when he will officially end California's stay-at-home orders. Jeff Corless, Communications, Media Strategist, and former political director for HP CEO Carly Fiorina joins the show to discuss Newsom’s strategy to save himself from the recall efforts. And leadership in Sacramento says the recall election will be sooner rather than lat...
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Cal-OSHA, California’s workplace-safety board, voted to drop controversial new rules that could have required many workers to keep their masks on for months. Lou tells you what to do for now. And Republican California gubernatorial candidate, Caitlyn Jenner has a hot date on The View.
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Cal/OSHA held a special, super-secret meeting on workplace masks. State Senator Melissa Melendez joins the show to talk about why it’s happening. And he hates to say it, but... Lou told you so - Dr. Mark Ghaly confirms that California's kids stay in masks. Also - first came the freebees, then the free cash, now the fees - health fee penalties for unvaxxed freshman this fall.
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June 8, 2021 28 min
It all depends on what your definition of “we” is when the Vice President says “we’ve been to the border. Now she’s being forced to defend telling migrants 'do not come,' and she’s under fire for not visiting the US-Mexico border because she went on TV saying she did go when she didn't. - Classic case of Lou Penrose Rule Number 4. All in all, Kamala Harris is having a bad week. In addition, who still wants to wear the m...
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Trump is back in the game - no question that he is a factor or... THE factor in the GOP plan to take back the House and Senate. But what about the white house? What about Trump Republicans? Lou talks with Republican campaign expert, Marc Troust about it all. There is a lot of talk over a line Trump used about August ...and of course the suit on backwards conspiracy.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom stood on a set that looked like a game show and drew little bingo balls to pick winners of cash prizes in the California vaccine lottery. Also the mask will remain on children in the fall unless the governor stops it or is replaced.
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The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health or CAL/OSHA, is proposing to keep mask mandates for employees in place beyond JUNE 15th. Jerry Sanders with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce joins the show to talk about the impact these proposals will have on local business. And they’ve tried million-dollar giveaways, free scholarships, and cash, now FREE BEER to get the vax?
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San Diego's 2nd largest medical provider, Scripps Health, announced it was hit by a ransomware attack. Could it happen to you next? Who are these people? How do they get in and what can you do to protect yourself? Lou talks with a ransomware expert Andy Taylor of Tech Talk Radio about it. And ‘ditch the mask’ day is less than two weeks away… will you be participating?
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We seemed to have hit the vaccine reluctance wall in San Diego. According to a number of sources, misinformation is the reported reason so many San Diegans are holding out on vaccination. What is the impact on the effort toward Herd Immunity?… The New York Times is saying anti-vaxxers are the ones to blame for keeping us in masks!
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Governor Newsom made national headlines and was on Jimmy Kimmell’s show last night talking about the big California vaccine raffle. And the CDC does a reversal AGAIN on summer camp rules. Also, it’s BYOB on Southwest flights, plus the holiday edition of ask Lou anything!
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The Gun Violence Restraining Orders ... The So Called California Red Flag Laws that expanded the range of people who can request a court to take guns from people who appear dangerous did not stop the San Jose killer. What went wrong? Both the ex wife and ex girlfriend knew he was dangerous, what was their obligation? Lou talks with Dr. Garen J. Wintemute from the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis about the tragedy...
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Bad Morning for the I-5 in North County... Wait until you hear the backstory. And new numbers out show that Governor Newsom’s Santa Claus routine is actually working for him and it may prove bad for Jenner, Faulconer, and Cox. Also, road rage in Coach Class over facemasks knocks out two teeth!
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Covid vaccine trials underway for kids 5 and younger. There are 144 children in the country who are part of the first phase and clinical trial to test Pfizer vaccines. According to the CDC guidelines without vaccines, there’s no school for kids. So what do we do now? Lou talks with Brad Brinkman from the organization Let Them Breathe and you’ll hear from a mom who enrolled her 3 year old in the clinical trial.
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The number of fully vaccinated Californians nears 17-million, what about those who have had Covid? Do they need to be vaccinated? One US Senator says absolutely not. And a GOP Congresswoman is under fire for comparing mask mandates to Nazism. Her comments caused a dust up on The View. Also, instead of BBQ-ing meat, tree huggers want you to eat this on Memorial Day Weekend.
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