Open Mike – Friday 6/17/16

Featuring:

Kyle Midura – WCAX Reporter
Topic: a report on the Senator Norm McAllister Trial, why did it end suddenly with charges dropped, was there surprise at the news in the courtroom Thursday, is there any word from the Senator about his re-election plans, how does this ruling effect the second trial scheduled for later this year and a preview of the accusations that have been made in that court case.

Joel Najman
Topic: a talk about Joel’s life and work in radio as part of WDEV’s 85th year in broadcasting celebration. Joel talked about how he got interested in radio as a child, a review of the stations he has worked at over the years, he talked of his favorite artists, his profound knowledge of music, his time at WDEV, how important local radio is, how radio has changed over the years and what he does when he is not on the air.

Victoria Jones – Talk Media News
Reporting on the shooting in England of a political figure, how that murder affects the vote to leave the European Union, some government officials desire to have airstrikes in Syria and a review of Thursday night’s Bernie Sanders speech.

Brian Gallagher – President/GM Vermont Mountaineers Baseball
Topic: how he got involved with the ball club,the process that goes into recruiting players and coaches, a description of the league: how long it has existed, the age of the players, the schedule; do the players get paid, and why local baseball is so special compared to major market sporting venues.

TJ Santiago, Chandler Sedat, Jonathan Stiever – Vermont Mountaineer Pitchers
Topic: each players talked about their backgrounds, about being in Vermont, the team and what lies ahead for them in baseball.