All Politics is Local Ma

Talk Radio and TV About Politics and Local Issues

We will always have a few of the latest radio shows for you to hear at your leisure.  We know everyone is busy.  SO ENJOY!  The audio files are in segments.  Just click to open and listen.  You can also enjoy the shows via Tunein.app


Our first radio show aired on Saturday September 26th and our in station guest was State Senator Karen Spilka and our on the phone guest was Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

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The October 10, 2015 show featured Rick Green, CEO of 1A Auto and President of Mass Fiscal

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All Politics is Local Ma focused on Common Core and PARCC testing with phone guests, State Representative Keiko Orrall and Worcester School Committee member Donna Colorio.

Keiko Orrall, educator and State Representative for 12th Bristol District

Donna Colorio, educator, Worcester School Committee member, and founder of Common Core Forum. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO DONNA AND HER TEAM THAT GATHERED MORE THAN ENOUGH SIGNATURES TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER 2016!!!


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The November 7, 2015 show was taped and aired at 10 am on Sunday November 8th.  It featured Jon and Terry discussing Common Core, the recent elections in Massachusetts, and the Presidential race.

Jon Fetherston and Terry Hendrix, principals at HF Media Group, doing the Saturday morning radio show, All Politics is Local Ma, at WCRN 830 AM.

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The November 14, 2015 show featured Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County.  The Sheriff discussed the current Opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and some of the programs to prevent approximately 1,400 deaths annually in the Commonwealth.  Jon and Terry also discussed Massachusetts public records "F" rating.  This show was taped and aired on Sunday November 15, 2015 at 10 AM.

Our call in guest for November 14, 2015 was Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County.  The Sheriff  has been noted for his relentless drive to reduce the death toll from Opioid addiction in Massachusetts.  Currently, there are five times as many deaths from Opioids than from car accidents in Massachusetts.  Please note there is a All Politics is Local TV show that featured Sheriff Koutoujian.  It can be viewed via this website.

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The November 21st show featured Bonnie Biocchi from the Worcester Habitat for Humanity.  We also featured interviews from the Trump event at the DCU Center on November 18, 2015.  One of the interviews was with Jon Keller of Keller at Large (WBZ TV) who had some very interesting analysis of the evening and the campaigns.

Bonnie Biocchi is the Metrowest Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity.  Prior to this, Bonnie was the President of the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce. Bonnie can be contacted at [email protected].  To find out more about how Habitat for Humanity serves the community or to see how YOU can help go to www.habitatmwgw.org.

Terry, Jon and Ben White (WCRN Producer) are at the podium after Trump had left.  Guys just having some fun.

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Our guest for the November 28, 2015 show featured Mr. Paul Joseph, newly elected MetroWest Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.  For more information about the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce go to their website, www.metrowest.org.   We also discussed the Commonwealth's current use of the Stabilization Fund which appears to be a violation of good financial management.

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Joe Ligotti, "The Guy From Boston",  joined us on December 13 as our guest on our first Sunday and TWO hour show.  Listen in to hear Joe's comments on the Presidential candidates and other political issues of the day.

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The December 20, 2015 Show featured two young men who are YOUNG leaders in the Republican party.  Jake Binnall joined us in studio.  Jake is a senior at Framingham High School.  While only 17 years old, Jake is very active in politics.  He is the Massachusetts Chair of the National Teenage Republicans, Regional Director of Youth Conservatives of Massachusetts, and President of the Senior Class of Framingham High School.  Jake has also been very active with the group to make Framingham a City.  Enjoy hearing Jake's views on politics.
We also had another accomplished young man join us by telephone.  Ted Dooley is serving as National Co-Chairman of the College Republican National Committee. Ted, originally from Holliston, Massachusetts, is a graduate from Boston College. Before attending BC, Ted was a student at George Washington University where he was a leader in the school’s College Republican chapter. After transferring to BC, Ted was elected Chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans.

Under Ted’s tenure, the MACR was able to expand to over 20 chapters and fundraise record amounts. In 2014, Ted was elected Northeastern Vice Chairman for the CRNC and helped coordinate interstate deployments of College Republicans across the Northeast.

During the 2012 election, Ted managed and consulted for a number of local and congressional elections in Massachusetts. In 2014, Ted managed State Representative Shawn Dooley’s (no relation) special election in Massachusetts, which garnered over 60% of the vote in a competitive three-way election race. He currently works at Purple Strategies New England on the public affairs and communications team. Ted is an avid fan of the New England Patriots and enjoys spending as much time as possible on the beautiful shores of Cape Cod.

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Raheel Raza joined us by telephone from Toronto on December 27, 2015.  Author of THEIR JIHAD…NOT MY JIHAD, Raheel Raza is a public speaker, Consultant for Interfaith and Intercultural diversity, documentary film maker, freelance journalist and founder of SAMA' (Sacred Arts ad Music Alliance). She was appointed to and served three years on The Public Service Committee for Ontario College of Teachers.  She is a world renowned speaker and advocate for women's rights. Raza bridges the gap between East and West, promoting cultural and religious diversity. She has appeared in print, on television and radio to discuss diversity, harmony and interfaith. In a presentation to Members of Parliament and international diplomats at the House of Commons, Raza received a standing ovation for her speech called "Celebrating our Differences".


Ms. Raza can be contacted by email at [email protected].  Her website is raheelraza.com.

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The January 3, 2016, our first show in the new year, featured Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis..  Sheriff Evangelidis was born and raised in Worcester.  He is an attorney who has practiced with private firms, but has also been an Assistant State Prosecutor in Florida, an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, and was elected Worcestor County Sheriff in 2010.  Prior to being elected Sheriff, he served as a Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature for eight years.


Since taking the oath of office on January 5th 2011, Sheriff Evangelidis has been committed to running the Sheriff’s Department based on professionalism not politics. As Worcester County Sheriff, Lew Evangelidis has significantly increased the hiring standards to the most competitive in the Commonwealth, requiring applicants to have at minimum an associate’s college degree or military service. As the highest law enforcement official in the county, Sheriff Evangelidis is leading the fight to identify and deport criminal aliens from our community, adopting aspects of the extremely successful law and immigration enforcement program Secure Communities.


You can easily find out more about Sheriff Evangelidis at worcestercountysheriff.com

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The January 10, 2016 show featured the recently re-elected Mayor of Marlborough, Ma., Arthur Vigeant.  He was recently inaugurated for his third term and was re-elected by a large margin.  The voters of Marlborough are obviously very happy with their Mayor and his accomplishments for the City.  There are a lot of great things happening in Marlborough around improving schools, business growth, and public safety.


We had some call-in visitors who shared some info about Bill Clinton that is not widely known.  Listen in to find out about Bill Clinton's military career.

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Our first guest on the January 17, 2016 show was Alex Milne, a politically active college student running for Selectman in Norwell, Ma.  Alex joined us by phone.  He currently works for David F. DeCoste, State Representative.  Alex previously worked in the Office of Governor Charlie Baker as a Constituent Services Aide and is currently serving on the Cable Committee and as a Director of the Cushing Memorial Center.  He is also pursuing a degree in Management from Bay State College.


Please consider Alex as a future leader in Massachusetts!!!

Ovide Lamontagne also joined us by phone.  Ovid represented the Carly Fiorina Presidential Campaign in New Hampshire.   He also serves as General Counsel for Americans United for Life.  Mr. Lamontagne ran for Governor in New Hampshire in 2012 and lost to the current Governor.  He shared Carly's vision and key facts about her run for the Presidency.
Next we were joined by phone with Cesar Monzon, candidate for Selectman in Framingham.  Mr. Monzon is a former School Committee Member and chair of Framingham's EDIC.  He is a retired assistant regional census manager for the US Department of Commerce.  He would like to promote a lower tax assessment for small businesses and startups between $300,000 and $500,000 to $25 per $1000 tax rate to give them a chance to grow.  We wish Mr. Monzon success in the run for Selectman in Framingham.

Jim Wallace, Executive Director of the Gun Owners' Action League (GOAL), was our in-studio guest for the second hour of the show.  GOAL is the official state firearms association in Massachusetts.  They are an association of law abiding citizens who believe in the basic right of firearms ownership for competition, recreation, and self-protection.  GOAL works hard to restore and protect our Second Amendment rights.  GOAL is also a grassroots organization.


Jim shared a number of interesting facts and laws about gun ownership in Massachusetts.


Join the show for an interesting discussion!

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Good time today at Governor Christies town hall event in Hampton, NH. Great to have Paul Chevalier from the National Legislative Committee join us as a guest to discuss why he is supporting Governor Christie for President. Always nice to see Mary Pat Christie! Jon and Terry with the candidate that is going to surprise the national media. Governor Christie is going to do very well on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, then everything changes! On to South Carolina.

Great to have Congressman Bill Zeliff join us today to discuss why he is supporting Governor Christie for President.



Pundit News Service founder Richard Sweeney discussed the New Hampshire primary with us on All Politics is Local in Hampton NH


Wonderful to have Janet Vincze join us today on the show! Janet joined us to discuss her candidacy for Ma. GOP State Committee. Endorsed by Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karen Polito, Minority Leader Brad Jones and Senator Bruce Tarr and many other elected officials!
To quote Governor Christie, "when Janet Vincze tells you to do something, you do it!"
Terry and I are very excited about her chances! The star of today's show!
Vote Janet Vincze on Tuesday March 1st for Ma. GOP State Committee!

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We were joined in studio  by Charles Grillo, running for Ma. GOP State Committee.  Mr. Grillo is from Newton.  Governor Charlie Baker has endorsed candidates for the race. Some don't like or agree with this.

 
In the 11:00 hour we were joined by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.  The Sheriff discussed the growing opiate crisis, marijuana becoming legal in Ma. and other activities in his office and county.


Then Dean Tran joined us via phone and we discussed his run for State Rep. in the Fitchburg area.  Mr. Tran's election is on Tuesday March 1, the same day as the Presidential primary and State Committee races in Ma.


Another great show with GREAT guests!!!

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Our last show in February on the 28th had several Republican State Committee candidates calling in to share their campaign news and ask Republicans in their districts to vote for them.  This covered the first hour.


At the 11 o'clock hour we were joined  in studio by Chris Walsh, Massachusetts State Representative for the 6 Middlesex District.  This district is part of Framingham, but does not cover all of the Town.


Representative Walsh shared what is happening in the State House and some of his thoughts about Framingham becoming a City, drug crisis, illegal alien driver licenses and more!  He really cares for his constituents and, in fact, left the studio after the show to meet one to discuss how he could help him.  So much for a leisurely Sunday afternoon.


Listen to another interesting show!

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The March 13, 2016 All Politics is Local show had three GREAT guests. President of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist joined us by phone at 10:05 to discuss the Presidential race, taxes and guns.


Keiko Orrall, State Representative from Lakeville and Candidate for National Delegate from Massachusetts to the Republican National Committee joined the show by phone at 10:30.


In the second half of the show we had Chanel Prunier, the current National Delegate to the Republican National Committee. 


Both are in the race for the same position to be settled at the next Massachusetts GOP State Committee Meeting next month.


Good luck to both as they are great candidates with much to offer!

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Another action program April 3, 2016 on All Politics is Local on WCRN 830.

10:15 Jonathan Tassini author of the book The Essential Bernie Sanders and his Vision for America joins us to discuss his book and what's next for Sanders and the Super delegates. Mr. Tassini also ran against Hillary Clinton for US Senate in New York.

10:35 Former United Nations Ambassador and Fox News Contributor John Bolton joins us to discuss North Korea, Putin, ISIS and the Presidential candidates stances on keeping America safe from terrorists.

11:05 we will be joined by Jim Roberts, President of American Veterans Center to discuss his piece in the IJ Review, exposing the great injustice of the Obama Administration. 2.5 million soldiers served in Irag and Afghanistan and yet there is only 11 living Medal of Honor recipients. Mr. Roberts calls on the administration to put politics aside by awarding Medal of Honors to deserving Iraqi War Veterans.

11:15 we will be joined by friend of the program Doug Grindle. Doug is Free Lance Embedded reporter who has covered the military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Doug will share his experiences and his thoughts

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This week on All Politics is Local April 10th show we have:
10:15 John Boucher National Spokesman for John Kasisch joins us to discuss the campaign and the delegate strategy for the convention.

10:35 Rick Holmes, Opinion Editor of MetroWest Daily News joins us to discuss Trump and Clinton. We will get his thoughts about the Presidential race. Sure to be interesting.

11:05 Chip Faulkner from Citizens for Limited Taxation will join us to discuss the passing of Barbara Anderson, the mother of Prop 2 1/2. Please join us as we pay respects to Barbara and all the great work she did for the citizens of Massachusetts!

11:55 Terry's this day in history. Also work in Send Terry Hendrix to Cleveland as a delegate to the convention conversation!
Your calls in between!

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This Sunday,  April 17, 2016 we will have a large variation of guests on All Politics Is Local WCRN 830. 

We have:

10:15 Brian Wynne Executive Director of Mass GOP joins us to discuss the upcoming Caucus process and how Mass GOP is gearing up for the upcoming Legislative races in November. Pictured here with Governor Baker.
10:35 Mayor Rivera of Lawrence joins us to discuss the state of the city and what are the issues of Lawrence.
11:05 Michael Freeburg of the blog Here and Sphere joins us to discuss the Transgender bill and Governors Baker role in passing the Legislation.
11:35 Susan Petroni of Source Framingham joins us to discuss the new media outlet for Framingham news.

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The April 24, 2016 show began with a prophecy from Paul Harvey.  It eerily sounds like today, but was broadcast in 1965! 

We were joined in studio by Ed McGrath, local attorney, chair of the Framingham Republican Town Committee, and honorary member of the Mass GOP State Committee.  Later we were joined on the phone by Marty Lamb, newly elected member of the Mass GOP State Committee, local attorney and chair of the Holliston Republican Town Committee.  Both Ed and Marty discussed the Mass GOP Caucuses being held Saturday April 30th to elect most of the delegates from Massachusetts to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18 - 21, 2016.

At the top of the hour, Roger Stone, political consultant, lobbyist, and author, talked about his recent book, The Clintons' War on Women.  Hear some interesting excerpts about the Clintons.

At 11:30, Jasiel Correia, the 24 year old Mayor of Fall  River, joined us.  He is the youngest mayor in the US of any city in the 90,000 population range.  He is a VERY impressive young man and we predict he will go a long way in Massachusetts politics. 


                            Edward B. McGrath, esq.                                           Martin Lamb, esq.

                              Roger Stone                                                                      Jasiel Correia II

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The May 1, 2016 show featured a great interview with Lou Dobbs for the first half hour.  Mr. Dobbs is host and commentator on Fox Business News.  He is also an author. Mr. Dobbs shared some interesting perspectives with us.   You will enjoy listening to him.

Joining us at the bottom of the first hour were John Agostinelli and Chris Michaud.  These two gentlemen are local Massachusetts real estate experts and co-authors of the upcoming book, "Easy Money and the Great Ponzi Scheme".  The book, due out in Fall 2016, discusses what happened the real estate crash a few years ago and how the market today is beginning look like pre-crash times.  Are we headed for another big drop? Listen to find out.

We  were later joined by phone  with Mike Stopa and Janet Leombruno.  Mr. Stopa was the leading vote getter at the 5th Congressional District GOP Caucus Saturday April 30 in Natick. Mr. Stopa is a nanophysicist at MIT.  Janet  Leombruno is a long time Mass GOP State Committee member.

                         John Agostinelli                                                                 Chris Michaud

                                      Mike Stopa                  

                    Janet Leombruno

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Join us for our Sunday May 15, 2016 show for another addition of All Politics is Local on WCRN 830AM


 Baseball legend Curt Schilling joins us at 10:15 to discuss politics, the Red Sox and more...


 11:05 we will be joined by Ben Howe, author for Red State and founder of Howe Creative. Mr. Howe is a leader in the ‪#‎Never‬ Trump effort.
Hillary Clinton's emails and Clinton Foundation donations. Trumps meeting with Paul Ryan. Is Donald Trump, John Miller on the phone call or is this the liberal media bias?

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Another action packed All Politics is Local Sunday June 5, 2016 WCRN 830 10:00 am till Noon

10:15 Renowned journalist Michael Isikoff from Yahoo News joins us. Mr. Isikoff recently joined Yahoo News as Chief Investigative Correspondent. We will discuss the Presidential race and don't forget Mr. Isikoff broke the Monica Lewinsky story...

10:35 Boston Radio Legend and Boston Herald Columnist Howie Carr joins us to remember our friend Barbara Anderson from Citizens for Limited Taxation as we get ready for the Celebration of Life Memorial later on Sunday in Randolph Ma.

11:05 Best selling author JoAnne Bamberger joins us to discuss her book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox. The title says it all...

11:35 Ron Fournier political journalist with the National Journal will join us to discuss the Presidential race and his new book " Love that Boy" What two Presidents, 8 Road Trips and my son taught me about a parents expectations. Mr. Fournier's new book is about his experiences in politics and his relationship with his autistic son.

If it's the weekend, it's All Politics is Local on WCRN 830.

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Another busy All Politics is Local on WCRN 830 on Sunday June 12, 2016 from 10 am until noon. 50,000 watts of political talk all over New England.

10:10 Cara Tirrell of The Ashland Citizens Action Committee joins us to discuss the housing development planned to be built next to Nyanza Superfund site??! Her group is concerned about the blasting and the public health concerns that could be caused if the cap to the site is damaged!
 
10:45 Yolanda Greaves (R) also running in the 7th Middlesex district will join us to discuss her campaign.


 11:05 Julie Ciolino the Director of the Imagine Project. A not for profit organization committed to serving veterans throughout the Central Ma. area and what her great organization has in the works!


 11:35 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joins us to discuss his new book the Long Game. We also discuss Trump, Clinton, Harry Reid, President Obama, Supreme Court and a lot more... 

   
                                                                                                               11:55 Terry's this Day in History

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We hope you enjoyed the shows!  More to come!