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Overnight America with Jon Grayson

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Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.

Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.
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St. Louis, MO

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Westwood One

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Every weeknight Jon takes your calls on the issues of the day and visits with celebrity guests. Unlike the agenda-driven, overbearing and overtly political talk that pervades elsewhere, Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to you.

Language:

English

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1-866-962-4566


Episodes

Something Good, Student Loan Debt, and Goonies

10/18/2018
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According to a recent study by Glassdoor ranks St. Louis as the 2nd best city for new jobs. After that, Ryan discusses the heartwarming thing that a car dealership did for children who have to go to surgery. Next, Ryan discusses a program for that is supposed to forgive student loan debt and why he feels you should pay your own debt. Following that, Ryan sits down with Arthur Miller to talk about what we might see in the key-findings of Muellers report. Rounding out the hour, Ryan discusses...

Duration:00:39:28

Undercover Video, Cynthia P. Garrett, and Hyperloop

10/18/2018
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Yesterday, Senator Claire McCaskill demanded that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley investigate the undercover video that was filmed in her campaign offices. Ryan talks with Brad Young about the incident and how the law would be applied in this case. After that, Ryan discusses Ted Cruz's response to hecklers over Kavanaugh's confirmation. Following that, Ryan sits down with Cynthia Garrett to discusses what it is like representing men accused of sexual assault. Rounding out the hour,...

Duration:00:40:33

Greg Miller on Muller Investigation

10/18/2018
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National Security Correspondent Greg Miller, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy,” joins host Ryan Wrecker to explain what he has learned about Russia’s attempt to interfere with the American presidential election and President Trump’s possible relation to the hack. Callers weigh in with their thoughts.

Duration:00:39:40

Street Lights, Confronting an Evil Priest & Crowdfunded Products

10/18/2018
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Host Ryan Wrecker opens tonight’s show analyzing a KMOV story on downtown St. Louis streetlights that have not turned off, even in the daytime, in over six months and have costed the city thousands in electricity bills. Next, we hear audio from the eerie story of two grown men that finally confronted a priest that molested them as children. Ryan then tells us about a store coming to West County Mall that is dedicated to crowdfunded products, allowing potential consumers to physically asses...

Duration:00:36:44

Good Hacker, Public Safety, and Claire McCaskill

10/17/2018
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Ryan opens this hour of the show with a story of a hacker who has is doing some good and a listener shares a poem they wrote about voting. After that, Ryan recaps what happened at the St. Louis Public Safety meeting. Next, Ryan talks with James O'Keefe about some undercover video he released from behind the scenes at the Senator Claire McCaskill campaign.

Duration:00:39:29

Mike Clark, MLB Post-Season, and Stormy Daniels

10/17/2018
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News broke yesterday that a longtime Detroit morning show host Mike Clark passed away from cancer at the age opf 63. Ryan shares how he grew up listening to him and of his lone experience with the broadcaster. After that, Ryan and Producer Mike talk about the NLDS game in extra innings. Next, Ryan wants to know what you would do if you caught a burglar in your house; after a man in Franklin County found one in his eating cookies and milk. Wrapping up this hour of the show, Ryan discusses the...

Duration:00:40:25

James O’Keefe & WOW Air

10/17/2018
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James O’Keefe is the man behind Project Veritas, a brand of investigative journalism responsible for the latest controversial video on Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and her stance on gun control. He joins host Ryan Wrecker to explain the process behind his work and to address McCaskill’s initial reaction to the story. Ryan also discusses WOW Air’s departure from St. Louis’ Lambert Airport and what it represents for the city.

Duration:00:39:30

The Viral Video, Austin Petersen & Marijuana Amendments

10/17/2018
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Host Ryan Wrecker analyzes the now-viral video of a St. Louis woman confronting and blocking the entry of a black neighbor at their apartment complex. Next, Austin Petersen joins the show to tell us what he is up to after not receiving the Republican nomination for the Missouri Senate election. Finally, Wrecker discusses Amendments 2 and 3 on the upcoming Missouri ballot.

Duration:00:37:45

Astronauts in Space, 2020 Census, and Alec Baldwin

10/16/2018
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What would you ask an astronaut if you could? That's what some students in East Saint Louis got the opportunity to do and Ryan says it was pretty cool. After that, Ryan discusses President Trump's comments about the missing journalist and Saudi Arabia. Next, Ryan revisits his interview with Karen Lugo about the 2020 Census. Rounding out the hour, Ryan shares the surprising news that Alec Baldwin had a talk show, that has since been cancelled.

Duration:00:39:39

Yes to Parole, Living on Venus, and Unions in the Newspaper

10/16/2018
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After a Judge orders the state of Missouri to offer Juveniles with a life sentence a chance at parole; Ryan wants to know do all inmates deserve a chance at parole? After that, Ryan discusses a crazy incident from the Ripley Aquarium in Toronto. Next, Ryan wants to know, would you be willinging to live on Venus? This comes on the heels of an announcement from NASA. Rounding out the hour, Ryan previews the Mercantile Museums' upcoming presentation "At Work At The Newspaper" with Tim O'Neil.

Duration:00:39:08

Atty. Karen Lugo on American Citizenship & Elections

10/16/2018
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Constitutional Attorney Karen Lugo joins host Ryan Wrecker to answer the question, “What could be the outcome of not including the question ‘Are you a U.S. citizen?’ on the 2020 census?” Wrecker also discusses a judge’s dismissal of Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the end of Wow Airlines international flights from Lambert Airport and the closing of Coffee Cartel.

Duration:00:39:09

Sen. Warren’s 1/1,024th Native American Ancestry

10/16/2018
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Senator Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test that provides evidence she had a Native American in her family tree. The only problem for her is that it only proves she may be somewhere between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American, which is not exactly a conclusive pushback against attacks from President Trump and other Republicans. Host Ryan Wrecker explains why Democrats defending her actions is dubious at best. Wrecker also touches on the death of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.

Duration:00:37:20

Something Good, Snow, and NBC

10/15/2018
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Ryan brings us 2 great stories this morning for Something Good. First he shares an update on a WashU student. The other is about a child in need of a service animal. After that, Ryan discusses the announcement this morning that Sears has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Next, Ryan shares his shock that Kansas City is currently getting snow. Following that, Ryan expresses his dismay that NBC took 2 days to issue a correction on a quote from President Trump. Wrapping up the hour, Ryan...

Duration:00:40:44

Homicide Funerals, and President Trump on 60 Minutes.

10/15/2018
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Kansas City, like St. Louis, is experiencing a spike in homicides. One Funeral Director in KC says he has had enough and will no longer prepare services for homicide victims. After that, Ryan shares an ubelievable story of a Funeral home renovation. Wrapping up the hour, Ryan discusses some of what President Trump had to say during his interview on 60 Minutes.

Duration:00:39:10

Toy Shopping, Downtown Woman Fired, and Why Democrats are Losing

10/15/2018
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Over the weekend, Ryan took his son to Target to browse toys to help him understand what his son might want for his Birthday. Where his son took him in the store surprised him. Following that, Ryan discusses the viral video of a woman attempting to block a man from entering his downtown apartment building and unit. Rounding out the hour, Ryan discusses Bill Maher's panel about why Democrats are losing.

Duration:00:37:53

Blog for 10-14-18

10/14/2018
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Thanks to Kevin Killeen for the great Whole Nother Story, which inspired this blog post on KMOX.com

Duration:00:10:00

Russian Soyuz Rocket Trouble, PETA, and Medicare for All

10/12/2018
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Over the weekend a Russian Soyuz rocket had to make an emergency landing after a computer failure. Ryan shares why this is a critical issue for the U.S. Following that, Ryan discusses PETA protestors that were in St. Louis yesterday to battle the new law about what is meat. Rounding out this hour, Ryan revists his conversation with Dr. Michael Busler about Medicare for All.

Duration:00:38:30

Something Good, Highway Bingo, and Religious Liberty

10/12/2018
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Every morning Ryan looks for the best positive stories, this morning Ryan shares a story of a pastor and his wife who saved a drowning man from a lake. After that, Ryan discusses whether an employer has the right to punish an employee for wearing their uniform off the clock in a manner that looks unbecoming to the company. Next, Ryan and Producer Ben play Highway Bingo. Wrapping up this hour, Ryan discusses a court case in Irleand that ruled in a bakery's favor over making a "gay cake."

Duration:00:39:27

Hypocritical Media, Dr. Michael Busler, and Underage Drinking

10/12/2018
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Ryan opens this hour of the show with a listener call that says our media is hypocritical in their coverage of Kanye West and Taylor Swift. After that, Ryan discusses how Jim Brown's comments stole the show. Next, Ryan sits down with Dr. Michael Busler to talk about the economics of "Medicare for All." Rounding out the hour, Ryan wants to know would you let your children drink alcohol?

Duration:00:40:18

Kayne at the White House!

10/12/2018
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What else would we talk about? Host Ryan Wrecker analyzes Kanye West's visit to the Oval Office, which included discussion about prison, stop and frisk and "flyness."

Duration:00:38:52