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'Looney left' has a point when it comes to health care

10/18/2019
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Jim Gearhart has long said conservatives make good points, and liberals make good points — and that he's happy to hear both out on any issue. But the far-leftist, the radical left, the progressives ... whatever you might call them ... they go too far, Jim says. Usually. But as Jim looks at the extraordinary, inconsistent and often shocking price of health care— well, the longtime New Jersey 101.5 personality starts to lean in their direction. "There is a certain amount of reason on the...

Duration:00:46:16

I don't see anything wrong 'illegal alien'

10/14/2019
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What's wrong with the term "illegal alien?" Jim Gearhart asks. Enter the immigration debate fray, and you'll run into all sorts of variations on the term, and all sorts of alternatives to it. Some sound clinical, others border on pejorative. Illegal immigrant. Unauthorized immigrant. Undocumented alien. Illegals. Since at least 2013, the Associated Press Stylebook — basically, the grammar Bible for most news writers — has frowned on just about all of those, even though it used to be fine...

Duration:00:44:43

Why I was a Democrat 'when it was a legitimate party'

9/27/2019
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Jim's been worried for a while about what he says is the too-left slant of the Democratic party — liberals have something to contribute, he says, but Jim argues progressives take things too far. And Jim says he, himself, was a Democrat "back when it was a legitimate party." That didn't sit right with one New Jerseyan who tuned into the Facebook Live presentation. I was a Democrat 'when it was a legitimate party' Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app. ... iTunes...

Duration:00:43:58

Why I won't demonize immigrants here illegally

9/19/2019
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this week caught flack from a lot of hosts on this station when he said giving license to immigrants here illegally was a "no-brainer." To Murphy's mind, it's a way to get more people insured, and to make the roads safer. "We berate the illegal aliens," Jim Gearhart says in this week's edition of the Jim Gearhart Show, live on Facebook every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and available here as a podcast every week. But, Jim says ... maybe we shouldn't. Jim Gearhart...

Duration:00:42:02

We've entered the age of skivvy-shaming

9/6/2019
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You've heard of fat-shaming. You've probably heard of slut-shaming. Of race-shaming. Even of lunch-shaming. "There's fart-shaming — for somebody who does something naughty on a crowded elevator," Jim Gearhart says on this week's edition of the Jim Gearhart Show, live on Facebook every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and available here as a podcast every week. But this was a new one for Jim — skivvy-shaming. Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app. ... iTunes...

Duration:00:36:32

Tuna! The horror! The horror!

9/2/2019
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It's a story that caught a lot of attention last month — Cherry Hill schools are having trouble getting parents to pay the tab for their kids' lunches, so they're giving simple, plain-Jane, no-frills tuna sandwiches to kids whose families' accounts are past due. Call it lunch shaming, if you're so inclined. Parents are worried their kids will be stigmatized when they're seen with the sandwiches. A school board member says the district went with tuna because PB&J would be more...

Duration:00:37:07

Could we ever get school costs under control?

8/22/2019
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It's not like the solutions aren't understood. It's not like people don't know ways New Jersey could save some of that ultra-high taxes spent on education. But would it ever do what's necessary? The Jim Gearhart Show is recorded LIVE each week in a special Facebook Live presentation at http://Facebook.com/NJ1015. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app. ... iTunes https://goo.gl/hF855A ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

Duration:00:51:17

I'm afraid to fly my American Flag

8/22/2019
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We're living in fraught, divisive times. And after hearing the story of a New Jersey veteran fighting his homeowners association for the right to erect a pole and fly an American Flag, Jim's worried the flag drums up more hostility than ever. It's so bad, he says, he thinks twice about flying his own. The Jim Gearhart Show is recorded LIVE each week in a special Facebook Live presentation at http://Facebook.com/NJ1015. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast...

Duration:00:46:58

Attention suffering taxpayers: We need a new acronym

8/2/2019
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For years, Jim's advocated GRIP — Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians. This week, it's just RIP — because he feels like he's beating the tax issue to death. But the story of a 106-year-old woman who almost lost her home to unpaid property taxes reminds Jim why it's a topic he can't let go. So we need a new acronym — one that gets at the tax revolt we'd need to get taxes under control in this state. Got any suggestions? Tell Jim when he's on Facebook Live each Thursday at 10:30 a.m., at...

Duration:00:46:07

Christie Whitman's going after Trump? What I say about her

7/25/2019
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There are pro-Trump Republicans, and anti-Trump Republicans. Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman is solidly in the latter camp. In a piece for the Star-Ledger, Whitman took aim at Trump's comments targeting "The Squad" — comments that have been broadly condemned by critics as racist and xenophobic. But Jim has a long memory. The Jim Gearhart Show is recorded LIVE each week in a special Facebook Live presentation at http://Facebook.com/NJ1015. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. each...

Duration:00:34:39

Don't mess with Col. Sanders!

7/19/2019
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It's a freewheeling episode of the Jim Gearhart show this week — taking on everything from racial tensions to training big dogs to what KFC is doing to the late, great. Col. Sanders' legacy. The Jim Gearhart Show is recorded LIVE each week in a special Facebook Live presentation at http://Facebook.com/NJ1015. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday.

Duration:00:46:35

Can pit bulls ever be trusted?

7/11/2019
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Jim Gearhart was the loving pet parent to a pit bull — but one day, it just snapped. So he's sympathetic to the plight of a woman charged after her pits killed another, leashed dog. But what are the lessons we can learn?

Duration:00:37:15

Time to GRAP — Get Rid of ALL Politicians

6/27/2019
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Jim Gearhart has long been known for his motto, GRIP — Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians. But he's starting to think we need more severe action than that. If we want to control spending, end corruption, end self-interest ... maybe we should Get Rid of ALL Politicians. Get the Jim Gearhart Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or the NJ 101.5 app: http://nj1015.com/app

Duration:00:40:44

Craig Carton is in prison — Can Jim forgive him?

6/24/2019
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They say to err is human, and to forgive is divine. There's no doubt Craig Carton, long late of New Jersey 101.5 and more recently of WFAN, did the former. Last week, he began a federal 3 1/2 year prison sentence for a ticket-selling scam that blew up his career. Jim Gearhart, longtime morning host and now podcast host for New Jersey 101.5, has made no secret of his disdain for Carton — Jim says Carton spent years ripping him apart on the radio , even though the two had never met (their...

Duration:00:45:26

How did Jon Stewart shame a Congress that's totally shameless?

6/13/2019
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There's been a lot of talk this week about Jon Stewart's appearance before Congress, shaming members for skipping a hearing on a victims' compensation fund to help 9/11 first-responders. Our own Bill Spadea thought it was grandstanding. Jeff Deminski thought it was anything but. But Jim Gearhart thought it was something extraordinary for entirely different reasons. "There were several headlines that said Jon Stewart shames the Congress," Jim said in this week's LIVE podcast, available each...

Duration:00:43:43

What would it take to get you riled up about taxes?

6/6/2019
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Jim Gearhart and Bob Williams are back at it — honoring the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, and talking about what would take to get taxes and spending under control in New Jersey. Jim wants to know: Where did all the political will go? Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.

Duration:00:33:01

Gearhart's Back! — And it's time to kick out incumbents

5/30/2019
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After taking a break for a few weeks, Jim Gearhart returns to New Jersey 101.5 — along with Bob Williams, back as he continues his remarkable recovery from a kidney transplant. And for the first time, the two took their podcast recording LIVE to Facebook, answering your questions as they went. It's a morning show reunion, and with primary elections coming up, Bob and Jim hit a familiar refrain — Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians. Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.

Duration:00:47:43

How NJ might have finally gotten tax relief

4/18/2019
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"Tax Freedom Day" is that time when, if you put all of your salary from Jan. 1 just to paying taxes, you'd finally be done for the year. It usually comes around mid-April. But big surprise -- for NJ, it takes longer than almost anywhere else. It didn't have to be that way. Jim remembers the chances NJ missed to get taxes under control. Get the full Jim Gearhart Show Podcast on ... ... the New Jersey 101.5 app: http://nj1015.com/app ... iTunes https://goo.gl/hF855A ... and Google Play:...

Duration:00:46:46

How Craig Carton almost got his butt kicked in the NJ 101.5 parking lot

4/11/2019
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Jim Gearhart doesn't like to talk out of turn, but when it comes to Craig Carton, he'll make an exception. Jim's never been shy about his disdain for former New Jersey 101.5 and WFAN host Carton, or held back about the way Carton used to make his life miserable when they were together at 101.5. But Jim says he's not the only one put off by Carton -- a certain high-profile individual would have been happy to beat him up in the station's parking lot. Get the full Jim Gearhart Show Podcast on...

Duration:00:39:29

Of course Hitler was a great leader ... who did horrible things

4/4/2019
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Jim's aghast a guest speaker at a New Jersey school got in hot water for telling high school students that Adolf Hitler was a "good leader" -- even though the speaker was clear Hitler had "bad moral character and intentions." After all, Jim says, it takes a great leader to turn a people as dignified and smart as the German populace was into a murderous mob -- and it's a lesson that just because someone's a great leader, it doesn't mean people should go where he's leading. Get the full Jim...

Duration:00:39:04