Anna’s First Deviled Egg

Anna’s First Deviled Egg

Anna has never tried a deviled egg, so Producer Sean brought some in for her to try. Did she end up liking them?!

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Tree Lighting Performances

Tree Lighting Performances

Tomorrow night is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. Blake Shelton and his wife Gwen Stefani will be performing their holiday duet “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” Another married couple will be performing as well…David Foster and Katarine McPhee. There are a few other familiar names on the lineup like Alicia Keys, The Sesame Street Cast, Dan + Shay, and Andrea Bocelli.

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Making Malls Fun Again

Making Malls Fun Again

Some older malls have become run down and sad, but there are some sure-fire ways to bring these sad malls back to their original glory. Do you agree with these ideas? Catch up with the podcast.

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Tuesday November 29, 2022: Fix Your Sad Mall; The Phone Call Home; Your Sleep Necessities

Tuesday November 29, 2022: Fix Your Sad Mall; The Phone Call Home; Your Sleep Necessities

If you could sue anyone, for any reason, who would it be?  Anna read about one seemingly frivolous lawsuit that may end up making the plaintiff a lot of money! (:30)

Is your local mall thriving or having a tough time?  After seeing a couple of sad malls in her neighborhood, Anna asked the guys how they would liven up their local shopping center! (4:28)

Fads come and go, but if you’re still pushing a trend that has lost people millions of dollars, that’s all I need to know about you! (8:27)

What do you need to fall asleep at night?  Anna’s younger daughter has a complex procedure that needs to happen before she’ll go down for the night! (12:18)

Have you ever had the school call home about your kid?  Anna got a call from the school the other day about her daughter doing something that wouldn’t be out of place in an MMA fight! (20:09)

The Santa Tipline has returned!  Call 833-431-0905 and leave Santa a voicemail about who has been naughty and who has been nice.  Anna and Raven will play the funniest messages on the air! (31:14)

Are you up to date on this week’s biggest news stories?  Anna and Raven will get you up to date on what’s trending, including the potentially explosive new development in Hawaii! (34:15)

Anthony and Lizzy live in an apartment building that allows dogs. Their neighbor approached them and asked that they don’t take their dog in the elevator. Their son has terrible allergies and is incredibly fearful of dogs. Lizzy doesn’t think it’s a big deal, they don’t always have their pup with them, and they only live on the third floor. Anthony thinks this is an unreasonable request, they can’t dictate whether or not they’re bringing their dog in the elevator. It’s the child’s problem, not theirs. What do you think? (37:48)

Alicia thinks she’s got what it takes to beat Raven in pop culture trivia!  Can she succeed and win the $100 jackpot? (45:58)

Town of Islip shutdown computers due to “unusual activity”

Town of Islip shutdown computers due to “unusual activity”

The Town of Islip shutdown all its computers due to what’s being called “unusual activity.”

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter says an issue was first detected on the day after Thanksgiving at around 5:50 a.m.

Carpenter said “They noticed unusual activity so I don’t know if I would term it a hack or a breach, but it didn’t seem right,”

Employees were asked not to use their town computers Monday, and people who live in Islip were directed to the town’s website or to call the main number while they investigated is on going

The planned shutdown affected the town’s 1,000 computers.

Nets win, Rangers Lose

Nets win, Rangers Lose

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 45 points, carrying the Brooklyn Nets to a 109-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night that got them back to .500.

Durant shot 19 of 24 from the field and added seven rebounds and five assists, playing 39 minutes on the second night of back-to-back games.

NEW YORK (AP) —.Jack Hughes and Michael McLeod scored in the second period, Vitek Vanecek stopped 35 shots and the New Jersey Devils rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Monday night.

Records: Bruce Blakeman took 7.8% pay hike for 2022

Records: Bruce Blakeman took 7.8% pay hike for 2022

Newsday is reporting that Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman received a nearly 8% pay hike for 2022, after accepting accumulated cost-of-living increases that predecessor Laura Curran had declined,
Blakeman’s 2022 salary marked the first year the county executive’s base pay exceeded $200,000.

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in September.

“Let me be clear: a rail shutdown would devastate our economy,” Biden said in a statement. “Without freight rail, many U.S. industries would shut down.”

In a statement, Pelosi said: “We are reluctant to bypass the standard ratification process for the Tentative Agreement — but we must act to prevent a catastrophic nationwide rail strike, which would grind our economy to a halt.”

Pelosi said the House would not change the terms of the September agreement, which would challenge the Senate to approve the House bill without changes.

The September agreement that Biden and Pelosi are calling for is a slight improvement over what the board of arbitrators recommended in the summer. The September agreement added three unpaid days off a year for engineers and conductors to tend to medical appointments as long as they scheduled them at least 30 days in advance. The railroads also promised in September not to penalize workers who are hospitalized and to negotiate further with the unions after the contract is approved about improving the regular scheduling of days off.

Hundreds of business groups had been urging Congress and the president to step into the deadlocked contract talk and prevent a strike.

Both the unions and railroads have been lobbying Congress while contract talks continue. If Congress acts, it will end talks between the railroads and four rail unions that rejected their deals Biden helped broker before the original strike deadline in September. Eight other unions have approved their five-year deals with the railroads and are in the process of getting back pay for their workers for the 24% raises that are retroactive to 2020.

If Congress does what Biden suggests and imposes terms similar to what was agreed on in September, that will end the union’s push to add paid sick time. The four unions that have rejected their deals have been pressing for the railroads to add that benefit to help address workers’ quality of life concerns, but the railroads had refused to consider that.

Biden said that as a “a proud pro-labor president” he was reluctant to override the views of people who voted against the agreement. “But in this case — where the economic impact of a shutdown would hurt millions of other working people and families — I believe Congress must use its powers to adopt this deal.”

Biden’s remarks and Pelosi’s statement came after a coalition of more than 400 business groups sent a letter to congressional leaders Monday urging them to step into the stalled talks because of fears about the devastating potential impact of a strike that could force many businesses to shut down if they can’t get the rail deliveries they need. Commuter railroads and Amtrak would also be affected in a strike because many of them use tracks owned by the freight railroads.

The business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and National Retail Federation said even a short-term strike would have a tremendous impact and the economic pain would start to be felt even before the Dec. 9 strike deadline. They said the railroads would stop hauling hazardous chemicals, fertilizers and perishable goods up to a week beforehand to keep those products from being stranded somewhere along the tracks.

“A potential rail strike only adds to the headwinds facing the U.S. economy,” the businesses wrote. “A rail stoppage would immediately lead to supply shortages and higher prices. The cessation of Amtrak and commuter rail services would disrupt up to 7 million travelers a day. Many businesses would see their sales disrupted right in the middle of the critical holiday shopping season.”

A similar group of businesses sent another letter to Biden last month urging him to play a more active role in resolving the contract dispute.

On Monday, the Association of American Railroads trade group praised Biden’s action.

“No one benefits from a rail work stoppage — not our customers, not rail employees and not the American economy,” said AAR President and CEO Ian Jefferies. “Now is the appropriate time for Congress to pass legislation to implement the agreements already ratified by eight of the twelve unions.”

Business groups that have been pushing for Congress to settle this contract dispute praised Biden’s move.

“The Biden administration’s endorsement of congressional intervention affirms what America’s food, beverage, household and personal care manufacturers have been saying: Freight rail operations cannot shut down and imperil the availability and affordability of consumers’ everyday essentials,” said Tom Madrecki, vice president of supply chain for the Consumer Brands Association. “The consequences to consumers if a strike were to occur are too serious, especially amid continued supply chain challenges and disruptions.”

Clark Ballew, a spokesman for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, which represents track maintenance workers, said before Biden’s announcement that the union was “headed to D.C. this week to meet with lawmakers on the Hill from both parties. We have instructed our members to contact their federal lawmakers in the House and Senate for several weeks now.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Neil Bradley said Biden was correct in advocating for the deal already reached. “Congress must do what it has done 18 times before: intervene against a national rail strike,” Bradley said in a statement, and he called Congress enforcing the deal agreed to by railroads and union leaders the “only path to avoid crippling strike.”

The railroads, which include Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, CSX and Kansas City Southern, wanted any deal to closely follow the recommendations a special board of arbitrators that Biden appointed made this summer that called for the 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses but didn’t resolve workers’ concerns about demanding schedules that make it hard to take a day off and other working conditions. That’s what Biden is calling on Congress to impose.

FILE – Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks. A coalition of more than 400 business groups sent a letter to Congressional leaders Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 urging them to step in because of fears about the devastating potential impact of a strike that could force many businesses to shut down. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

TV Theme Song Greats

TV Theme Song Greats

Rolling Stone put out a list of the 100 Best Theme Songs of all time…. see your favorite on here?!

1.  “The Jeffersons” (1975 to 1985)

2.  A tie between “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) and “Gilligan’s Island” (1964 to 1967)

3.  “Sanford and Son” (1972 to 1977)

4.  “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015 to 2019) – Fun fact it was different for every season!

5.  “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (1968 to 2001)

6.  “The Twilight Zone” (1959 to 1964)

7.  “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990 to 1996)

8.  “Friends” (1994 to 2004) – How is this only 8?!

9.  “The O.C.” (2003 to 2007)

10.  “Too Many Cooks” (2014)  (It was a TV short on Adult Swim.)

11.  “Game of Thrones” (2011 to 2019)

12.  “Hawaii Five-O” (1968 to 1980)

13.  “Cheers” (1982 to 1993)

14.  “The Wire” (2002 to 2008)

15.  “Mission: Impossible” (1966 to 1973)

16.  “The Rockford Files” (1974 to 1980)

17.  “The Muppet Show” (1976 to 1981)

18.  “The Simpsons” (1989 to Present)

19.  “The Sopranos” (1999 to 2007)

20.  “All in the Family” (1971 to 1979)

Sergio Beat Raven!

Sergio Beat Raven!

Congratulations to Sergio! He beat Raven during Can’t Beat Raven and won himself the $300 jackpot. That means we will reset the total jackpot tomorrow to $100. Witness Sergio’s glorious win for yourself.