The Pete Kaliner Show

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NC lawmakers look to increase penalties for rioting, ensure patients don't die alone, and ban secret settlements that re-write election law
May 10, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC lawmakers look to increase penalties for rioting, ensure patients don't die alone, and ban secret settlements that re-write election law

As North Carolina lawmakers look to increase penalties for rioting, opponents seem to argue that physical violence is protected speech. Also advancing this week in the General Assembly -- legislation banning secret legal settlements against the state, and a bill protecting the ability of family members to be with their dying relatives during a pandemic. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...

KC's run-in with an Asheville nut... Plus: the outrage over riot penalties and public lesson plans
May 09, 202100:17:0215.64 MB

KC's run-in with an Asheville nut... Plus: the outrage over riot penalties and public lesson plans

I joined KC O'Dea on his morning show in Raleigh & Greensboro to chat about KC's trip to Asheville, his encounter with a local lunatic, porta-potties on Mt. Mitchell, the Antifa Inn in Maggie Valley, and outrage over increased penalties for rioting & publicly-posted teacher lesson plans. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Haywood County's new Antifa Hideaway RV Park & Motel not being well-received
May 08, 202100:14:1313.07 MB

Haywood County's new Antifa Hideaway RV Park & Motel not being well-received

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show on WWNC in Asheville to discuss the controversy that erupted after the owners of a Maggie Valley motel put an Antifa-promoted acronym on its marquee -- declaring "All Cops Are Ba***rds" (ACAB). Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC Congressman calls for CDC chief to resign over coordination with union on school reopening guidance
May 07, 202100:53:5149.34 MB

NC Congressman calls for CDC chief to resign over coordination with union on school reopening guidance

North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy, MD says the head of the CDC needs to resign, after reports that the health agency wrote its school reopening guidance based on what the national teachers union wanted. In my interview with the Republican Representative from NC's Third District, Dr. Murphy says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should not be influenced by political special interests when crafting medical guidance for the nation. Plus, why...

NC GOP moves to scrap Jim Crow-era pistol permits, adopt police reforms, and have teachers' lesson plans posted online
May 06, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC GOP moves to scrap Jim Crow-era pistol permits, adopt police reforms, and have teachers' lesson plans posted online

North Carolina moves closer to eliminating the century-old, Jim Crow-era 'pistol purchase permit' system that opponents say was designed to keep Blacks from owning firearms. The lawmakers passed a bunch of police reform legislation, as well. Also, the General Assembly wants teachers to post their lesson plans online for parents to view... prompting outrage from the teachers' union. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.co...

NC could make criminal expunction easier. Plus, the 'Antifa Inn' anti-cop marquee prompts outrage.
May 05, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC could make criminal expunction easier. Plus, the 'Antifa Inn' anti-cop marquee prompts outrage.

It's the crazy season in the North Carolina General Assembly, as lawmakers try to get their bills passed before the May 13 "crossover" deadline. One bill, dubbed the Clean Slate Act, would allow people to get certain criminal records expunged if they stay out of trouble. Marc Hyden from the R Street Intitute joins me to discuss. Plus, the owners of a Haywood County motel and RV park sparked outraged after posting ACAB (which stands for All Cops Are Bas**rd...

Despite denials, Wake County Schools using Critical Race Theory trainings
May 04, 202100:53:5149.34 MB

Despite denials, Wake County Schools using Critical Race Theory trainings

North State Journal reporter A.P. Dillon has the exclusive story of how Wake County Public Schools has been contracting with The Equity Collaborative to run 'training' and 'coaching sessions' over the past several years. One scheduled training event called "Intro to Critical Race Theory" was canceled after Dillon and the North State Journal made a public records request for the course materials. School officials say the course didn't go through the "normal...

NC Lt. Gov. defends voter ID at Congressional hearing: 'DC doesn't know better than people of NC'
May 03, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC Lt. Gov. defends voter ID at Congressional hearing: 'DC doesn't know better than people of NC'

Two North Carolina political figures featured prominently in a recent Congressional hearing on voter suppression and election integrity. Progressive activist and founder of the "Moral Monday" movement in NC, Rev. William Barber, alleged racism as the driving force behind Republican election-related legislation. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who is Black, defended voter ID, and said called it insulting for Democrats to assume Blacks cannot get a fr...

Biden's speech & NC's body cam law
May 02, 202100:19:5918.34 MB

Biden's speech & NC's body cam law

I joined Joe Catenacci on his morning show in Wilmington to discuss President Joe Biden's speech before Congress, as well as the North Carolina law governing the release of police body cam footage - and its role in the Andrew Brown case out of Elizabeth City, NC. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All the taxes going up!
May 01, 202100:08:357.91 MB

All the taxes going up!

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show on WWNC in Asheville to rant about how all the taxes that are going up. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC lawmakers look to increase penalties for rioting, ensure patients don't die alone, and ban secret settlements that re-write election law