KMJ's Afternoon Drive

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Philip Teresi and Skip Echeverria - Live, Local, and Original: Weekdays from 2:00 to 6:00PM on Central California's News/Talk 580 and 105.9 KMJ. Politically independent, socially awkward, and fashionably late.

Friday | 07.01.22 | Hour 4
Yesterday at 1:05 AM

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. An art installation at a SoCal Target raises questions about school safety. The great whites are finding their way to Cape Cod. Councilmember Mike Karbassi joins the show to discuss the preliminary approval of raises for councilmembers and the passing of the Fiscal Year 2023 City Budget. Bison attack in Yellowstone. 

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Friday | 07.01.22 | Hour 3
Yesterday at 12:19 AM

Chris Daniel, snakes, ferrets and monkeys.  Madera wasn't the only municipality that had to cancel its 4th of July fireworks display. 

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Friday | 07.01.22 | Hour 1
Yesterday at 12:13 AM

4th of July travel is expected to be atrocious this weekend. Councilmember Mike Karbassi joins the show to discuss the preliminary approval of raises for councilmembers and the passing of the Fiscal Year 2023 City Budget. The Central Unified School Board has voted to rename James K. Polk Elementary School. 

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Friday | 07.01.22 | Hour 2
Yesterday at 12:13 AM

Candidate for Madera Co. Supervisor District 5, Mark Reed, joined the show to discuss a campaign mailer that named three mountain community ladies as part of the radical left. Chris Daniel joins the show to discuss a special project that Valley PBS TV is putting together on the 100th anniversary of KMJ. 

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Thursday | 06.30.22 | Hour 4
Last Friday at 3:53 AM

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. 4th of July celebrations around the valley. A Stern-Cooper ticket for 2024? Alex Jones says Trump will announce his presidential bid on the 4th of July. A melee on a cruise ship.

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Thursday | 06.30.22 | Hour 3
Last Friday at 3:48 AM

A children's biography of drag queen RuPaul was temporarily pulled from a Connecticut library's shelves after a single parent complained about its "sexually provocative drawings" to a local elected, who subsequently expressed outrage online.¬†A Contra Costa county school board member suggests boycotting July 4th.¬†After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian premier Justin Trudeau joked about posing shirtless at the G7 to ‚Äúshow that we‚Äôre tougher than Putin,‚ÄĚ the Russian president responded.¬†Amnesty International has concluded that the March attack on a Ukrainian theater full of refugees was a "clear war crime" perpetuated by Russian forces.¬†Former UFC...


Thursday | 06.30.22 | Hour 2
Last Friday at 3:40 AM

The Fresno City Council has nixed its plan to give itself a 69% raise starting 2023, instead proposing smaller amounts paid incrementally throughout the next three years. By 2025, a councilmember will be paid $111k. A missing 8-year-old German boy was found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration in a sewer 1000 feet from his home after 8 days of searching. Following the deaths of 53 migrants found in an abandoned tractor trailer in San Antonio, its driver was arrested high on meth and pretending to be one of the migrants. The Central Unified School Board has voted 5-2 to change the name of Polk Elementary af...


Thursday | 06.30.22 | Hour 1
Last Friday at 3:35 AM

Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about security data breaches. A 78-year-old woman with dementia is missing in Fresno. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to end Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers. The Fresno City Council has adjusted its pay expectations.

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Wednesday | 06.29.22 | Hour 4
Last Friday at 3:27 AM

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. The FCC commissioner warns that TikTok is "a wolf in sheep's clothing" and calls for its removal from app stores. Michael Automotive is under new ownership. ABC will soon require state certification to serve alcohol. Balloons out of South Korea. 

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Wednesday | 06.29.22 | Hour 3
Last Friday at 3:27 AM

Tuesday's surprise hearing of the House Select Committee on Jan. 6th included testimony from a former aide to Mark Meadows. Listeners comment. A moment on the Planet Vegan fundraiser. 

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Wednesday | 06.29.22 | Hour 2
Last Friday at 3:18 AM

A 36-year-old woman driving a minivan rear ended a police SUV that had pulled over another vehicle for a traffic stop in downtown Fresno last night. The woman is suspected of driving under the influence. A teen was shot in the leg outside of Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis following an argument between two groups of young adults at 10p Tuesday night. Listeners comment. 

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Wednesday | 06.29.22 | Hour 1
Last Friday at 3:18 AM

Kicking it off with the Buzz Question about the Russian detention of Brittney Griner. Listeners comment. 

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Tuesday 6/28 Hour 4
Last Wednesday at 2:11 AM

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. A NY judge has ruled that noncitizens cannot vote in municipal elections in NYC. DOJ data breach has exposed personal information for CA CCW holders. Alexa could mimic your dead relative. Watch out for margarita burns. 

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Tuesday 6/28 Hour 3
Last Wednesday at 2:09 AM

Florida has passed a law that would allow law enforcement to pull over drivers who are playing their music at a volume that can be heard from 25 feet away. Citations could cost up to $114. Airbnb has made its ban on parties at rental parties permanent. Listeners comment. Great America has announced the sale of the land underneath it to real estate developer Prologis for $310m. Due to undisclosed details, the park could actually stay open for another 11 years.

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Tuesday 6/28 Hour 2
Last Wednesday at 1:45 AM

More on the discovery of a tractor-trailer filled with migrants in TX. Sacramento is moving forward with plans to issue inflation relief checks by October. Attorney Marc Kapetan joins the show to discuss the release of two suspects who were arrested in Tulare Co. on Friday after being caught with 150,000 fentanyl pills. 

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Tuesday 6/28 Hour 1
Last Wednesday at 1:44 AM

Following the explosion of the Planet Vegan food truck on Friday, its owner is in critical care with burns on 35% of his body. A bomb threat called in to Bakersfield College on Monday was found to be unsubstantiated. 51 migrants are dead after a tractor-trailer was found abandoned on a back road outside of San Antonio, TX. 

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Monday 6/27 Hour 4
Last Tuesday at 1:45 AM

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. "Elvis" tops the box office. A moment on biopics, singing actors and food shows. Teens throw a rager at an $8m mansion that wasn't theirs. Crypto is in a free fall. 

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Monday 6/27 Hour 3
Last Tuesday at 1:38 AM

More than 1 million voters across 43 states have changed their voter registration status to the Republican Party in the last year. As Russia continues its assault on Ukraine, a seized Russian oligarch's superyacht arrived in San Diego flying an American flag and 4 professional tennis players, including the No. 1 ranked male player, were banned at Wimbledon. Councilmember Garry Bredefeld joins the show to discuss the defamation lawsuit that is no more. In DC news, Nancy Pelosi's husband has been charged with DUI after a wreck in Napa County on May 28th and the House Select Committee on Jan. 6th will hold a surp...


Monday 6/27 Hour 1
Last Tuesday at 1:33 AM

Fresno City Council President, Nelson Esparza, has dropped his defamation lawsuit after the city announced it would defend Bredefeld. The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a WA high school football coach who led prayers on the 50-yard line following games. The court ruled in favor of doctors who faced felony charges for overprescribing powerful pain medications. 
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Monday 6/27 Hour 2
Last Tuesday at 1:33 AM

As soon as this week, Sacramento could vote to send checks ranging from $200 to $350 based on income to "help" with inflation that's at a 40-year high. Republican lawmakers are renewing pressure on Gov. Newsom to suspend state gas taxes as Californians face an average of $6.31 per gallon and President Biden calls on governors to do the same. Assemblymember Jim Patterson joins the show to discuss a committee to investigate Title IX violations at CSU, gas tax relief and the possibility of state issued checks to help with inflation.

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Friday 6/24 Hour 4
06/25/2022

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Gas station manager fired for mispricing gas wants to keep the GoFundMe money. A moment on streaming news. NASA wants its cockroach moon dust back. Russia faked its COVID vaccine trials. A look at the box office. 

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Friday 6/24 Hour 3
06/25/2022

Spotify's $1b investment in exclusive podcasting material, including The Joe Rogan Experience, has yet to pay off. COVID vaccines saved nearly 20m lives. The EU has granted Ukraine candidate status.

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Friday 6/24 Hour 2
06/25/2022

More on Roe v. Wade. The San Francisco Sheriff responds to yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on the second amendment. Takeaways from Thursday's Jan. 6th committee hearings. 

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Friday 6/24 Hour 1
06/25/2022

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. Constitutional lawyer Tim Sandifur comments. An unexplained explosion rocked the NE corner of Shaw and First Ave. More on the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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Thursday 6/23 Hour 4
06/24/2022

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Hitler's gold "Reverso" will go to auction. Missouri Republicans have opinions on the Senate candidate who suggested "RINO hunting." Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz is polling behind the Democrat candidate in the PA Senate race. Gas will be its most expensive 4th of July weekend. 

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Thursday 6/23 Hour 3
06/24/2022

Fresno Co. Sheriff Margaret Mims joins the show to discuss the latest Supreme Court ruling. The 35-year-old DUI suspect accused of killing Ashton McKerninan and injuring his wife and two young children in an accident on Father's Day has pleaded not guilty.  Following a racist Juneteenth sign posted to announce Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency would be closed for the holiday, Progressive and Allstate have terminated their relationship with the agency. The daughter of owner has issued an equally awful apology. Netflix releases "Snowflake Mountain." 

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Thursday 6/23 Hour 2
06/24/2022

Fresno Humane Animal Services President, Brenda Mitchell, joins the show to discuss changes to Fresno County's plan to manage the feral cat population, including the expansion of the "Trap, Neuter, Return" program.  In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a New York law that required "proper cause" for applicants seeking a concealed weapons permit. The man accused of flying from CA to DC with plans to kill US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he could face life in prison. He has selected to stay in custody to receive his medication.  

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Thursday 6/23 Hour 1
06/23/2022

Clint Olivier, the CEO of the Central Valley Business Federation, joins the show to discuss the nuances of the Tribal Sports Wagering Act and its potential impact on local card rooms and city revenue. Fresno City Council has tentatively approved a measure that would increase council member salary by 69% and the mayor's pay by 160%. 

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Wednesday 6/22 Hour 4
06/23/2022

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. An update on power outages. Philip goes to a Spanish dubbed movie on accident. The parents are Gabby Petito are suing the parents of the boyfriend that killed her. Dr. Hailey Nelson, complex care pediatrician at Valley Children's Healthcare, joins the show to discuss the approval of COVID vaccines for ages 6 months and older. Fast food worker arrested after customer finds meth in their bag. 

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Wednesday 622 Hour 3
06/23/2022

Council member Karbassi joins the show to discuss the new play proposal for the council. Listeners comment. 

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Wednesday 6/22 Hour 2
06/23/2022

Dr. Hailey Nelson, complex care pediatrician at Valley Children's Healthcare, joins the show to discuss the approval of COVID vaccines for ages 6 months and older. In an effort to reduce use among youth and lower levels of addiction and death due to cigarette use, the FDA plans to establish a maximum nicotine level in combusted tobacco. Listeners comment. 

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Wednesday 6/22 Hour 1
06/23/2022

Kicking it off with the Buzz Question. The inclement weather brought with it power outages for over 8k PG&E customers in Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Clovis, Sanger and Reedley. A new proposal from the Fresno City Council aims to reduce the difference in pay between city councilmembers and county supervisors. Listeners comment.

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Tuesday 6/21 Hour 4
06/22/2022

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Hidden profanity on a headstone is causing a stir. As crypto failures mount, sponsorships are being cancelled. The Florida deputies that leaked Bob Saget's death have been suspended without pay. Bif sold his "Back to the Future" VHS for a lot of money. La Nina is coming. ReplyReply allForward

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Tuesday 6/21 Hour 3
06/22/2022

Vice Chair of the State Assembly Budget Committee, Vince Fong, joins the show to discuss demands for immediate relief at the gas pump as Sacramento Democrats announce the creation of a Select Committee on Gas Supply and Pricing. An update on the fatal Father's Day crash. A Missouri US Senate candidate and disgraced former governor has released a campaign ad that says he's going RINO hunting. Officials have released age-progression images of three felons that escaped Alcatraz Island more than 60 years ago. 

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Tuesday 6/21 Hour 2
06/22/2022

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from tuition aid programs for private education. The National Weather Service at Hanford is warning of tumultuous weather throughout the week. Political analysist and former special advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, has warned democrats that "weird" vocabulary is losing supporters in the working class. 

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Tuesday 6/21 Hour 1
06/22/2022

A 41-year-old father was killed on Father's Day when a full-sized pickup crossed the center divide on Ashlan at Sunnyside and crashed into a sedan carrying a family of four. Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov, who earned his award in October 2021 for his work as an independent journalist in Russia, sold his medal over the weekend for $103.5m, which will help Ukrainian child refugees.The end of June brings several Supreme Court rulings.

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Friday 6/17 Hour 4
06/18/2022

Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. A new bill would require the federal government to buy only American made American flags. A moment on Juneteenth. Father's Day is Sunday. There's a new live action Barbie movie coming out. Ukrainian farmers poison Russian troops via cherries. 

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Friday 6/17 Hour 3
06/18/2022

Gov. Newsom has joined Truth Social in what he refers to as an attempt to call out "Republican lies," starting with red state murder rates. Listeners comment. The same group that brought down Madison Cawthorn's re-election plans has turned its attention to Lauren Boebert, weeks before the Colorado primary. They claim she had ties to the Koch family and Ted Cruz will working as an unlicensed escort and have invited her to sue for defamation. 

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Friday 6/17 Hour 2
06/17/2022

Despite accusations otherwise, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the owners of the famous Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress, say that Kim Kardashian did not damage the dress while wearing it on the Met Gala red carpet. China published reports from the state-backed Science & Technology Daily that its giant Sky Eye telescope may have intercepted signals of alien life, then immediately deleted them. An American researcher has uncovered evidence that Chinese made smart coffee makers are collecting data on users.

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Friday 6/17 Hour 1
06/17/2022

Kicking off the Friday with the Buzz Question about the price of gas. Valley lawmakers are speaking out against this November's Tribal Sports Wagering Act, stating that while it would expand tribal gambling to include additional gaming, it does so while including the Private Attorneys General Act, would could potentially bankrupt smaller card rooms via frivolous lawsuits.  A proposed bill would require CA gun owners to carry liability insurance. A new study suggests that Americans are struggling with self-care. 

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