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You’re worried about what’s in vaccines? How about our food? Read More: You're worried about what's in vaccines? How about our food? | https://nj1015.com/youre-worried-about-whats-in-vaccines-how-about-our-food-opinion/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=refer

1/14/2020
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If you've been on the Internet this week — heck, if you've listened to the radio, turned on the TV or even left the house this week — you've heard a lot about vaccines. Protesting parents scored a major victory this week, convincing enough state senators not to support a bill that would have eliminated a religious exemption to the state's requirement all public school students be vaccinated. While Senate leaders say it's a necessary public health measure, upset parents say they want control...

Duration:00:45:41

She called some Jews 'brutes.' Jim says she nothing wrong

1/7/2020
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If there's one thing that offends Jim Gearhart, it's how easily some people get offended. The Jersey City Board of Education is operating in the wake of two scandals. In one, its president has been accused of corruption by state officials. And in another, board member Joan Terrell-Paige has been roundly criticized for a Facebook group in which she referred to some religious Jews moving into the community as "brutes." See Jim's full episode on Facebook. Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on...

Duration:00:37:35

The last time NJ government got anything useful done

12/24/2019
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As the decade comes to a close, Jim Gearhart wonders: What in the last 10 years has New Jersey government done to make your life better? "I could be wrong, but I cannot thing of anything that has been done in the last 10 years that really changed anything significantly," Jim says in this week's episode of his weekly Facebook Live show and podcast. The last time he can remember government that made a difference was under Gov. Jim McGreevey, who resigned amid a scandal in 20015. See Jim's...

Duration:00:44:52

Scammers capitalize on horrific Jersey City shooting

12/24/2019
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The horror of this month's news in Jersey City was bad enough. Mindy Ferencz, 31, Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49 and Moshe Deutsch, 24 died inside the JC Kosher Supermarket when two shooters got out of a van and opened fire with rifles on the store on Martin Luther King Drive earlier this month. Jersey City police detective Joseph Seals was gunned down in a cemetery by the same shooters shortly before, authorities say. There's so much we still don't know. But what's unmistakable: The sheer...

Duration:00:43:52

I'm sorry to see Chick-fil-A's throwing in the towel

11/26/2019
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Chick-fil-A — the Christian-owned fast food chain — took another step away from its controversial associations with religious and anti-LGBT values this month. And Jim Gearhart says he seeing the chain "throwing in the town was rather disappointing." "The reason for that, the alphabet (LGBT) group, these intimidation, have successfully intimidated them into not giving money to a group that the group didn't approve of," Jim says this week's episode of his weekly Facebook Live show and...

Duration:00:41:33

Immigrants here illegally will get licenses, and you won't do anything

11/19/2019
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Jim's made clear: He thinks demonizing immigrants here illegally is wrong. Many, he said, are smarter, kinder, more affable people than native-born Americans he's known for ages. But, he says in this week's show: You give an inch ... Jim's concerned driver's licenses could normalize illegal immigration a step further. And then what? Voting's no trivial right to award — even immigrants here legally can't do that — but Jim worries about what happens when people who are breaking the law by...

Duration:00:40:59

Were NJ kids being racist? 'None of your damn business'

11/7/2019
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There's little question it was a bad idea. A photo of a Watching Hills Regional High School student has been circulating online — with the teen in blackface at a Halloween party. But Jim Gearhart wants to know: Why is their school getting involved? Why are police? See Jim's full episode on Facebook. 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:00:39:59

This NJ Democrat is against impeachment ... for some reason

11/4/2019
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He's something of an anomaly in this true-blue state. Freshman U.S. Representative from New Jersey and Democrat Jeff Van Drew voted against a resolution formalizing impeachment hearing rules for the Congressional investigation into President Donald Trump. Nearly a month earlier, he encouraged his fellow Democrats to cool their heels — prompting a thanks on Twitter from the commander in tweet. And Jim Gearhart, in this week's episode of his weekly Facebook Live show and podcast, wants to...

Duration:00:45:36

The Phil Murphy years: NJ governor without a legacy?

10/25/2019
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"Everybody's looking for a legacy," Jim Gearhart says during his weekly Facebook Live show, which happens every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. "I don't know that this (administration) will have one. It'll be kind of like the Corzine administration. Nobody remembers it." Is Gov. Murphy set to disappear into history?

Duration:00:55:24

'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