GrokTALK

GrokTALK! – Yeah….We’re Back This week.

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2014

        GrokTALK! Returns, Saturday August 30th – 9am to 11am EST.

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GrokTV: Seacoast GOP Candidate Debates – Congressional Part 5

by Skip August 27, 2014

And now for the Closing Remarks by Brendan Kelly, Dan Innus, & Frank Guinta in concluding their part of the Seacoast GOP (Exeter Town GOP, Rockingham County GOP, and the Seacoast Republican Women) NH GOP Candidate Debates for those running in NH’s First Congressional District for US Congress:  Next to go up will be the Senatorial […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 16th, 2014 Live Stream

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2014
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Update: well, Skip is REALLY under the weather – and is barely functional.  Proven that he can’t think straight, can’t talk straight (compared to his normal ramblings), and forgot to bring, amongst all the other bags, the livestream computer.  So, besides the fact that he left late due to illness, there is no livestreaming today.  […]

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Fight Money in Politics With…Money in Politics.

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2014
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Larry Lessig has been promoting the idea of publicly funded elections, and fighting corporate money in politics.  He is the impetus behind ‘NH Rebellion,’ a local effort to advance the progressive narrative against corporate speech.  Lessig’s overriding theme has come to a head with his latest effort to combat money in politics, Mayday PAC. The […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! – Live From The Hemingway Shoot!

by Steve MacDonald August 15, 2014
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This week we are streaming live from Andrew Hemingway’s fundraiser at the Londonderry Fish and Game Club!  Lots of guests, firearms, bangs, booms, and politics!

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Don’t Give In to Regional Planners…

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2014
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Regional planning subverts authority from taxpayers, town councils and selectman, state reps and even the Governor’s office.    Anyone who does not know this is ignorant (bad) or lying (worse).  To get a feel for how screwed you are if you embrace any of this garbage, check out this video from a County Commissioner with some […]

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David Boutin is Coming This Way

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2014
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I don’t think David Boutin was much of a Republican before he got elected to the State Senate but he wasn’t the Democrat.  Over the past year his voting record has demonstrated that he has gone native and can no longer be trusted to protect us from the expansive and intrusive state. He has come […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 9th, 2014 with Susan Olsen

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Susan Olsen joins us to talk about her investigation into the unauthorized changes to New Hampshire’s Pistol / Revolver License Application. We talk about what the license is actually for, the change to the application, administrative rule making, Susan’s conversations with various NH department members or department heads (all of whom […]

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Grok TALK! Aug 9th 2014 – Emily Sandblade (Manchester Education Standards)

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! NH House Rep. Emily Sandblade joins us to talk about the upcoming meeting of the Manchester School Board and how the so-called new education ‘standards” they are proposing–the standards that they promised would be the envy of the state–are just 80% Common Core with a few minor tweaks. That meeting is […]

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GrokTALK! August 9th, 2014 with Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen

by Steve MacDonald August 9, 2014

This week on GrokTALK! our guests are Hillsborough NH Dist 18 House Rep Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen. The topics? Manchester Education standards and the ongoing story behind those unauthorized changes to New Hampshire’s Pistol / Revolver License Application. Mike joins by phone for segment one, and Skip and Steve own segment four with plenty […]

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GrokTALK! August 9th Live Stream -Emily Sandblade and Susan Olsen

by Steve MacDonald August 9, 2014
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This week our guests are Hillsborough NH Dist 18 House Rep Emily Sandblade and our own Susan Olsen.  The topics?  Manchester Education standards and the ongoing story behind those unauthorized changes to New Hampshire’s Pistol / Revolver License Application. If you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Live broadcast […]

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This Week on GrokTALK! Aug 9th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald August 9, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! Aug 9th, 2014 our guests are Hillsborough NH Dist 18 House Rep Emily Sandblade and  Susan Olsen.  The topics?  Manchester Education standards and the ongoing story behind those unauthorized changes to New Hampshire’s Pistol / Revolver License Application.

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Education Matters – Ann Marie Banfield

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2014
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I just scooped this up off of YouTube.  Ann Marie Banfield, the occasional GrokTALK! guest and GraniteGrok contributor from Cornerstone Policy Research, talks about the upcoming Aug 11th, Manchester School board meeting and why parents need to be there to talk about the ‘educational standards’ the board is proposing for their children.

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GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014 With Ann Corcoran – Refugee Resettlement Watch

by Steve MacDonald August 5, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Ann Corcoron from Refugee Resettlement Watch joins us to tell us how she got involved in blogging about “non-profits” and contractors working quietly with the government to bring refugees into communities without alarming local taxpayers.  We touch on community and citizen rights with regard to transparency, and ultimately who or how […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014 – Robin Eubanks

by Steve MacDonald August 4, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Robin Eubanks joins us.  Robin is the author of Credentialed to Destroy and maintains a very comprehensive blog called the Invisible Serf’s Collar.  Robin talked to us about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, passed last week in congress with no fanfare or discussion.  The bill (now law) affects every state […]

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With due respect to Robin Eubanks and Robert Heinlein

by Skip August 2, 2014

During our second segment of GrokTALK! this morning, we talked with Robin Eubanks:  “author of  Credentialed to Destroy — Robin S. Eubanks — calls in to update us on state and globally directed education”reform,” what they call competency based education.”   We discussed how the impending curriculum of Common Core and newest iteration of CBE really […]

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GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014 – Robin Eubanks, Ann Corcoran, and Brendan Kelly

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! author of  Credentialed to Destroy — Robin S. Eubanks — calls in to update us on state and globally directed education”reform,” what they call competency based education, shared understanding, extended learning, and on and on…   From the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog Ann Corcoran talks about refugees, immigration, ORIS, Dover, NH, […]

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GrokTALK! August 2nd Live Stream with Robin Eubanks, Ann Corcoran, and Brendan Kelly

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2014
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This week our guests are Blogger (Invisible Serfs Collar) the author of  Credentialed to Destroy — Robin S. Eubanks; from the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog — Ann Corcoran; and CD-1 congressional candidate Brendan Kelly. If you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Live broadcast by Ustream

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This Week on GrokTALK! Aug 2nd, 2014

by Steve MacDonald August 1, 2014
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This week our guests are the Education expert, Blogger (Invisible Serfs Collar), and author of  Credentialed to Destroy — Robin S. Eubanks; from the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog — Ann Cocoran; and CD-1 congressional candidate Brendan Kelly.

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GrokTALK! July 26th, 2014 with Doris Hohensee

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! Doris Hohensee, who is running against Democrat Betty Lasky for New Hampshire State Senate District 13.  We talk about the campaign, jobs, economic growth, education, and teacher’s growing opposition to common core.  We touch Federal interference, expanding Granite State commerce and real growth in exports, and where Doris stands on taxes, […]

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GrokTALK! July 26th, 2014 with Kevin Kervick Part II

by Steve MacDonald July 29, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! we do not have Walt Havenstein.  He was scheduled but he didn’t show up.  I can’t say I blame him.  How does refusing to apologize for calling us tea-baggers help his campaign? But we expected as much, and Kevin was happy to fill in.  We discuss the culture and its effect […]

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GrokTALK! July 26th, 2014 with Kevin Kervick

by Steve MacDonald July 28, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK!  professor, craft brew seller, and political activist Kevin Kervick join us to talk about craft beer in New Hampshire, and how craft beer is a liberty issue, enjoying good beer as opposed to guzzling the swill from the huge brewers, and growth in the craft brew industry in New Hampshire. In […]

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GrokTALK! July 26th 2014 with Kevin Kervick and Doris Hohensee

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! we are joined by Kevin Kervick and Doris Hohensee.  (Walt Havenstien was schedule but pulled a where’s Walt-o and never showed up.)  Kevin talks about immigration, the culture, marriage, but first–and foremost Beer.   Doris joins us to talk about education, commerce, taxes, and Betty Lasky, the Democrat State Senator she is […]

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GrokTALK! 7-26-2014 Live Stream

by Steve MacDonald July 26, 2014
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This week our guests are Kevin Kervick and Doris Hohensee and maybe…as unlikely as it sounds, Walt Havenstein. If you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. Live broadcast by Ustream

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GrokTALK! Dan Hynes – NH State Senate Candidate

by Steve MacDonald July 23, 2014
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Next Up on GrokTALK! – Dan Hynes is running in a Republican Primary for the NH State Senate.  Dan is in a four way race with Gary Daniels, Maureen Mooney, and Dan Dwyer.  Dan stops in to share some thoughts about the race, policy, the proper role of government, and Republican principles.  (And an apology.) […]

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GrokTALK! Greg Moore – AFP New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2014
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Next Up  on GrokTALK! – Greg Moore – AFP New Hampshire joins us to talk about NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s long record on ruining health care in New Hampshire. We also discuss Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s complicity in out current health care mess, and the new ads AFP just released. In the second half of the […]

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GrokSHOT! – Where is Scott Brown?

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2014
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The situation alluded to in this GrokSHOT! was the subject of today’s new GrokTALK! weekly feature – “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” which we announced in segment one. When Jack Kimball, asked a very important question (in segment four) about why a certain candidate wasn’t seen engaging in the retail politics New Hampshire is famous for… I […]

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GrokTALK! July19th, 2014 Greg Moore, Dan Hynes, and Jack Kimball

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2014
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are Greg Moore from AFP New Hampshire on holding Jeanne Shaheen and Ann Kuster accountable on Health Care, Mike Rogers calls in from California to talk about Israel.  Dan Hynes, candidate for NH State Senate drops in to talk state versus private markets, and Jack Kimball joins us to […]

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GrokTALK! Live Stream for July 19th, 2014

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2014
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Look I remembered the Live Stream this week! FYI – If you don’t see it here, you can always watch it at USTREAM.tv here. This week our guests are Greg Moore from AFP-New Hampshire, Mike Rogers calls in from California, Dan Hynes – running for State Senate, and Jack Kimball.  (And rumor has it, Kimberly […]

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GrokTALK! July 12th, 2014: Jazz Shaw – Hot Air!

by Steve MacDonald July 15, 2014
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Next Up this week on GrokTALK! – Jazz Shaw, the weekend editor at Hot Air!  As a national new media reporter and commentator he gives us his view of the NH Senate Race, retail politics, earned media, the current immigration situation, and a lot more…   Audio – 30 Min – Jazz Shaw – Hot […]

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