The Pete Kaliner Show

The Pete Kaliner Show

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Pete is joined by Senator Thom Tillis, who gives his takes on the Turkey-Syria conflict and the impeachment inquiry. Hillary Clinton suggests Russia will back Tulsi, as a 3rd party candidate, to beat Democrats. Author Michael Barone discusses the evolution of the major parties. Becki Gray provides a Raleigh update.

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Pete talks Turkey with US Senator Thom Tillis. He says the US wants Turkey to be "a good NATO ally, but they have to behave like the others do." Tillis also gives his take on the "impeachment inquiry."

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Governor Roy Cooper's team ignores Pete's offer to ask some hard questions, after one staffer says 'that's the job.' NC Policy Watch raises a fuss over the state pension fund investing in Chemours. An NPR story totally misses the mark about education choice.

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The Democratic Presidential primary debate gives us Joe Biden's "5TH sentence problem," Beto's gun-grabbiness, and hate for Tulsi. Mitch Kokai of the John Locke Foundation weighs the records of the justices running for Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. The judge in the Planned Parenthood baby parts trafficking trial is keeping some evidence from being heard.

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Mitch Kokai of the John Locke Foundation gives us a look at the records of Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and lone Republican Justice Paul Newby.

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A self-labeled "cripple" says we need to ditch the phrase "blind spot." The left's boycott of Chik-Fil-A failed miserably. LeBron James says Rockets GM wasn't thinking of "others" when he backed Hong Kong protesters.

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The editorial board at the Asheville Citizen-Times puts out a piece that ignores all of the history as to WHY the city has been limited in its ability to annex and charge differential water rates.

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Pete goes after NBA coach Steve Kerr for his idiotic comparison of the human rights records of the US and China. Becki Gray of The John Locke Foundation talks budget impasse. And NC Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson tries to clear up the controversy over iPads for teachers.

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A leaked tape features NC Sen. Jeff Jackson telling students the true story about why he's not running for US Senate. Republicans "seize." Blizzard employees meet at the Orc and NBA players show their cowardice over Hong Kong. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the Japan trade deal is a big deal for NC.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest joins Pete on the heels of a trip to DC. He says a new trade deal with Japan will have a great impact on NC. Lt. Dan, also, is working on a new podcast.

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Turkey begins airstrikes against Kurds across the border with Syria. President Trump doubles down on the threat of economic ruin, if Turkey kills civilians. Chuck Todd goes after Senator Ron Johnson, when Johnson doesn't criticize the President, like Todd wanted him to.

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The outrage mob goes after Ellen Degeneres for hanging out with George Bush. Rockets GM Daryl Morey creates controversy for the NBA, after he tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters' fight for freedom. China goes after anyone who dares to oppose them.

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A school lockdown is pretty routine these days, but when an amateur reporter gets on the story, it induces panic. Asheville City Councilman Brian Haynes gets fired from Habitat for Humanity after refusing to take a drug test.

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October 4, 2019 124 min

Analyzing results of polling on American's level of patriotism. Philip Caputo's book "The Longest Road" is a cross-country road trip searching for the binding force that keeps the States United. SVP of the John Locke Foundation, Becki Gray, looks at happenings in the General Assembly, including the state budget. Where were NC Democrats on 9/11/19 for budget votes? The mystery remains.

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October 3, 2019 119 min

Pete gets trapped in another zipper merge debate on social media. Governor Roy Cooper allegedly threatens Senate Democrats with a primary challenge AND dares to tout a low corporate tax rate as a reason why HE has helped lead the growth in NC manufacturing jobs.

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Once again Buncombe County Commission discusses Waste Pro's contract and getting county-wide trash service that caters to the elderly. NC Treasurer Dale Folwell joins Pete to talk hospital pricing. The new state legislative lines, if approved, will ensure no Republican gets a real shot at a County Commission seat.

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Cam Newton's ridiculous head scarf look is apparently catching on. Men's fashion becoming more female. Ellen Frost is accused of improperly funneling $20K to Owen HS for a barn, with the help of Wanda Greene. Finally the local media puts out a pro-development viewpoint.

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With the latest news coming fast and furious, from every angle, who can we believe in the White House whistleblower case? Plus Pete gives helpful tips to a local, aspiring journalist.

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This week's city council meeting was packed with anti-hotel Ashevillians giving their uninformed opinions. It was a crazy week in Raleigh. Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation joins us. NC Superintendent Mark Johnson swings by the studio on his way to Clay County.

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September 27, 2019 18 min

On his way across the state, Sup. Mark Johnson stops by to talk about the latest initiatives, funding, and policy fights in public education.

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