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ICYMI – Desjardins, Benko, Roubian, Sandblade, and Abramson

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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ICYMI – PBS News Hour political reporter Lisa Desjardins; Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project, Ralph Benko; From the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, Alex Roubian; Max Abramson talks NH Medicaid Expansion; and our special guest host this week is Emily Sandblade. (Player updates at 9 am Eastern) .  

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Stop Medicaid Expansion

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2016
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The House will vote on reauthorizing expanded Medicaid this week. In this segment Max Abramson joins Emily Sandblade to explain the dire consequences and how the House is the only place we have a shot at stopping it. (full podcast)  

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GrokTALK! – the videos (ok a couple of them)

by Skip February 7, 2016

Internet problems abounded this past Saturday – it and the UStream servers just kept pooping out on us.  Since the “recording camera” is not hooked up to the board, it never hears the folks on the phones.  So, I’m just going to post up the segments in which we had all the participants in studio […]

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Are the Polls Crap?

by Steve MacDonald February 7, 2016
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We open with guest-host Emily Sandblade who knows a thing or two about math and polling to discuss what the current presidential polls likely reflect and why you probably should not ‘buy’ what they are selling.  

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Feb. 6th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2016
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This week we welcome PBS News Hour political reporter Lisa Desjardins. Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project, Ralph Benko. From the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, Alex Roubian. Max Abramson talks NH Medicaid Expansion. And our special guest host this week is Emily Sandblade. .  

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Live Stream – February 6th, 2016

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2016
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Auto updates to the live audio at 9 am. – Intermittent Streaming issues… Video  

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ICYMI – Crissy Harris, David McIntosh, Sen. Bob Smith, and Aaron Day

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2016
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We’ve got a new program for you tomorrow but if you missed last week’s show get caught up today.  

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Sen Ted Cruz: How Would You Advise the NH Legislature on the Re-authorization of Medicaid Expansion?

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2016
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RLCNH Chairman Aaron Day asks Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz how he would advise the NH Legislature on the re-authorization of Medicaid Expansion…

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK!

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2016
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Join us Saturday morning at 9 am Eastern as we welcome PBS News Hour Political reporter Lisa Desjardins | Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project – Ralph Benko | From the New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Alex Roubian | Max Abramson talks NH Medicaid Expansion | Along with this week’s guest co-host, Kimberly Morin.  

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Throwback Thursday – Dr. Joe Hannon and Dr. Jeffrey Singer

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2016
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Dr. Joe Hannon and Dr. Jeffrey Singer join us to talk Government healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, the new HealthCare regime, and what it is doing to care and professionals tasked with delivering it. (Original broadcast date – Nov 22, 2014) Player will update at 9 am EST  

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ICYMI – GrokTALK! Workday Wednesday

by Steve MacDonald February 3, 2016
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Starting at 9 am Eastern with Jane Cormier, David Goethel, Pete Ingemi, Rick Manning, and Max Abramson. Originally broadcast January 23rd, 2016.  (Player will update at 9 am) Then keep listening from 11 am -3 pm for more GrokTALK! – [After broadcast player will revert to most recent podcast.]

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Donald Trump is Not a Conservative

by Steve MacDonald February 3, 2016
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David McIntosh, the President of Club for Growth, joins us to discuss candidate Donald Trump and why he is many things but a Conservative is not one of them. (Full Podcast)  

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ICYMI – GrokTALK! Dec 19th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2016
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Grokster’s Assemble – Player updates at 9 am Eastern Note: You can also listen on the embedded player in the side bar.

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Sen. Bob Smith – Support Ted Cruz

by Steve MacDonald February 2, 2016
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New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith joins us to discuss his support for candidate Ted Cruz and why you should support Cruz for President.  

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ICYMI – January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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ICYMI – Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth on Trump vs. Conservatism, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion, Sen. Bob Smith on Sen. Ted Cruz, and introducing the NH Income Tax Calculator.

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Perverse Tax Incentives

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2016
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In part II of our conversation with Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen we discuss the perverse tax incentives behind expanding Medicaid in NH, like how it will favor residents who work outside the state over those who stay and work in New Hampshire. (Part I) (Full broadcast)

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The Cost of Medicaid Expansion in NH

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2016
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As Republicans advance Medicaid expansion in NH local activists have developed an online tool to show taxpayers just how expensive this will get, even IF the Feds keep their funding promise. (2016-01-30 Segment 1a)

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New GrokTALK! Banners And Images

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2016
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  I like to freshen up the look every now and again and this was on the punch-list.  We needed a new profile photo and banner for GrokTALK!  Don’t be surprised if I tweak these a bit in the coming days and weeks. That’s just how I roll.  

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Addicted to ‘Something’ in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2016
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By special request, this is a (just under 3 minute) monologue I recorded in place of a top-of-the-hour news read. It is on the expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire (the re-authorization theater), the state’s “Heroin epidemic,” and inspired by the great works of Theodore Dalrymple on opiate addiction and the bureaucracy. .

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January 30th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2016
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This week we are introduced to the NH Income Tax Calculator. We also welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh – President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing,  Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and Obama energy policy, and our guest co-host this week is […]

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2016
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Guest co-host Susan Olsen joins us as we welcome Sen. Bob Smith on Ted Cruz and this week’s debate, David McIntosh President of Club for Growth, Aaron Day on the Medicaid Expansion hearing, and Crissy Harris from AFP joins us to talk EPA overreach and energy policy. And…we’ll be introducing the NH Income Tax Calculator tomorrow morning so be […]

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ICYMI – GrokTALK! January 23rd, 2016

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2016
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We’ve got a new show tomorrow so get caught up with last week’s program today; with guests David Goethel, Pete Ingemi, Rick Manning, Max Abramson, and guest-host Jane Cormier. GrokTALK! – rebroadcast every weekday from 9-11 am EST. This program is being rebroadcast at Spreaker.com, and on The Rock NHCR.com.  (Player will update at 9 am EST.) […]

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Throwback Thursday – Tom DeLay, Greg Moore, JR Hoell, Robin Eubanks

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2016
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This week’s Throwback Thursday: Congressman Tom DeLay, AFP-NH Exec Dir. Greg Moore, NH House Rep JR Hoell,  Van Mosher, and Robin Eubanks. Original Broadcast date: Nov 16, 2013  This program is rebroadcast at Spreaker.com, and on The Rock NHCR.com. Player will update at 9am EST. Find this and past programs on any of these platforms -Share and Donate Today!

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Battling Big-Government Republicans

by Steve MacDonald January 28, 2016
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Da Tech Guy Pete Ingemi joins us to discuss Republican Primary candidates and the conservative battle against big government (Republicans) before the TEA Party. You can find this and past programs on any of these platforms – and please share!

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ICYMI – Ed Naile, Doug Sachlteben, Kevin Kervick, and Jorge Mesa-Tejada

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2016
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Rebroadcast from Jan 16th, 2016, Jorge Mesa-Tejada explains what went down in Hampstead, Kevin Kervick discusses Students for Common Sense, with Doug Sachletben on Obama’s priorities. This program was rebroadcast at Spreaker.com, and on The Rock NHCR.com. Hover and click to find this and other programs- and remember to share!

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Rick Manning on HUD and Regional Planning

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2016
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According to the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dubuque, Iowa is part of Chicago, Illinois. Under the same thinking Concord, New Hampshire and all points south are part of Boston. So pay attention, as Rick Manning from American’s for Limited Government explains the situation in Dubuque and with HUD because if your community […]

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ICYMI – GrokTALK! with Karen Vaughn, Rich Girard, and Kimberly Morin

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2016
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From October 31st, 2015 guests Rich Girard, Karen Vaughn, and Kimberly Morin join us to discuss education, public boards and bodies, VA treatment of Veterans, and more. This program is being rebroadcast at Spreaker.com, and on The Rock NHCR.com.  (Player will update at 9 am EST.) Hover and click – and remember to share!

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NOAA and The Feds are Destroying Local Fisherman

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2016
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NOAA and the Federal government have been putting local fisherman out of business for years. David Goethel, the owner and operator of the Ellen Diane–a 44-foot fishing trawler, out of Hampton, New Hampshire–explains their most recent attempt to snuff out his livelihood. (Get the entire podcast here.)

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GrokTALK! January 23rd, 2016 – Podcast

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2016
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Guest host Jane Cormier joins us as we welcome New Hampshire Fisherman David Goethel (on Federal intrusions in to the Fishing industry), Pete Ingemi (Da Tech Guy), Rick Manning (from Americans for Limited Government), and Max Abramson drops in for our first legislative update of 2016.

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GrokTALK! Live Stream January, 23rd, 2016

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2016
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Auto updates to the live audio at 9 am. Video

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