Ray, Maine State Sen. Bill Diamond and David Jones have some frivolous chatting. They then go back to the referendum discussions. The Legislature really needs to be able to alter how a referendum is worded sometimes because they aren’t legal or won’t work logistically. Ray asks Bill about the referendum process. Bill gives a brief history of how it was suppose to work. Originally, it was to help grass-root movements, now big business has moved in and are paying for signatures.
Portland Maine Mayor Ethan Strimling is back from his wonderful vacation in Paris, France. He fills us in on all of the wonderful and beautiful sites he was fortunate to see. He was especially moved by his time spent at Normandy. Then he starts describing renovating schools. Protect our Schools wants to rebuild and save the schools.
A caller called in to tell us about how the fated Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Former President Bill Clinton conversation on the tarmac of the airport could have been recorded. Ray briefly reminds us about what the caller referenced.
The boys tease Ray about his hair. He forgot to brush his hair and he how looks like Ethan Strimling. Then go to the national news and start talking about the dossier that states, Trump colluded with Russia. Truth came out that the Clinton Campaign was actually behind all of the rumors. Bill brings up how corrupt the elected folks have become over the years. Bob talks about the President Adams and the mini-series about him and how great it was.
Part 1: Maine Senator Bill Diamond and Ray talk about Ranked Choice Voting and the Marijuana bill. RCV will happen. We will have to have 2 separate elections running at the same time. Logistics are crazy. Gov. might call a special election. Timing is crucial.
Part 2: Rich Cebra called in on the Ranked Choice Voting debacle.
Happy 13th Birthday to Zeb! Zeb is Debi Davis’ grandson. The boys remember back, way back to when they turned 13. Then the discussion heads to baseball and rivalries.
Fox News Radio’s Rachel Sutherland and Ray talk about the wild “party” in Washington D.C. yesterday. The Trump dossier coming out and saying that the Clinton Campaign was behind all of the Russian rumors. Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker not seeking re-election was also discussed.
Ray starts his monologue about just about everything that is in the news. Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker won’t seek re-election. Italian soccer racism over Anne Frank jersey stickers. A passage from Anne Frank’s diary will be read out at every soccer match played in Italy tonight — after an incident the Italian President calls “inhuman and alarming”. Stickers of Anne Frank wearing a soccer jersey alongside anti-Semitic slogans appeared at a stadium in Rome. It’s the latest in a long line of racist episodes in Italian soccer.
Part 1: Col. Marv Milberry calls in and says hi and gives his thoughts on Korea. Assistant Republican Leader Ellie Espling joins Debi Davis, David Jones, Gordon Draper and Ray in the Political Round-table and they talk about what’s happening in Augusta. Rank Choice Voting is a huge issue because of the Constitution. There will be cost because of the legal issues coming down the path.
Part 2: Maine District 15 Sen. Roger Katz came out and blasted Yes on Question 1 because he accused them of abusing the system. Ray is upset because there is all kinds of problems with the referendum process. Ray has talked to Katz about the system being broken system. Ellie agrees there are all kinds of problems with the process and needs to be addressed.
Part 3: Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap calls in and State Rep. Wayne Parry joins our Political Round-table. Rank Choice Voting still hasn’t been signed into law. Governor can still veto. People’s Veto, need to gather signatures get it on the ballot. Would probably not happen until the June Primary if passed, if it doesn’t, RCV stands.
Part 4: ACLU is trying to get it so that abortion doesn’t have to be performed by a doctor and be covered by Medicaid. Maine has a doctor shortage and Ellie brings up the point that we have elderly waiting for doctors and many with disabilities and where are the priority to fund those programs over abortion.
Part 5: Ray reads an article that questions why Hillary Clinton still has campaign staff. Wayne states that most towns won’t allow RCV to happen in their own town.
The Political Round-table consisting of Ray, Debi, David Jones and Gordon Draper talk about North Korea and that how the threat is now eminent. Ray doesn’t think that Kim Jong-un is actually crazy, but just doesn’t know any better.
Ray, Debi Davis, David Jones, and Gordon Draper discuss the meeting between Former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Apparently, there is now documentation of what was discussed. Where did the information come from? How did they get it?
We start this segment talking about the weird sky outside. Ray is late to this segment because he was on the phone with the Scarborough Superintendent and it was confirmed that the WLOB’s Ray Richardson Show will be holding the Wreath’s Across America event this year at the Scarborough High School on December 11, 2017 from 6-9am.
Fox News Radio’s Simon Owen and Ray discuss Sec. of State Tillerson’s overseas trip: Surprise visit in Afghanistan. They also talked about Pakistan and their involvement in hiding terrorists and “not knowing” that they are in Pakistan. Simon calls them our “Wayward Allies”.
Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director came in today with Jim Baker of Southern Maine Agency on Aging(SMAA) to inform our listeners that any changes to Medicare Drug Plans or Medicare Advantage Plans need to be made during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period, which begins October 15 and ends December 7. This is a two part interview. For more information, contact Jane at 207-229-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org