The Pete Kaliner Show

A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina

The Naked Burglar & Trump endorses Budd
June 12, 202100:05:234.98 MB

The Naked Burglar & Trump endorses Budd

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show this morning on WWNC in Asheville to discuss the Naked Burglar getting busted and Rep. Ted Budd getting Trump endorsement at the NC GOP state convention. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

David Harsanyi: The 1619 Project Comes for the Second Amendment
June 11, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

David Harsanyi: The 1619 Project Comes for the Second Amendment

David Harsanyi, senior writer at National Review and author of First Freedom: A Ride Through America's Enduring History with the Gun, reviews a new book by leftwing academic Carol Anderson that claims the Second Amendment isn't about guns... but, rather, "it's about anti-Blackness." Plus, NC lawmakers look to delay implementation of new social studies and history standards that critics say were infused with Critical Race Theory. Support the show: https://w...

Tax cuts, defunding police, and critical race theory pushback
June 10, 202100:24:4222.66 MB

Tax cuts, defunding police, and critical race theory pushback

I joined Joe Catenacci on his morning show in Wilmington to discuss blue dots in a sea of red, tax cuts get bipartisan approval in the NC legislature, witnessing the logical effects of the Defund Police movement, and the increasing pushback on critical race theory in schools. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Election integrity measures clear NC committee
June 10, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Election integrity measures clear NC committee

Three election integrity measures passed out of a North Carolina Senate committee yesterday, over protests from Democrats who say they aren’t needed and will suppress votes. One measure prohibits private donations to local Boards of Elections (as we saw happen in NC in 2020). Another measure sets the deadline for absentee ballots to arrive by Election Day. And the third measure creates a mobile unit that can provide voter IDs to people at their homes. Supp...

COMPARE: NC Lt. Gov's 'we are Americans' speech -VS- the NY Times editor 'disturbed' by US flags
June 09, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

COMPARE: NC Lt. Gov's 'we are Americans' speech -VS- the NY Times editor 'disturbed' by US flags

Mara Gay, a member of the New York Times’ Editorial Board, said seeing pickup trucks with anti-Biden bumper stickers, Trump flags, and American flags was "disturbing" -- and they sent a message that "this is not YOUR country." In contrast, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson offered a far different perspective on patriotism and America during a barn-burner of speech from the state GOP convention, where he rallied people to confront the challenges of our ...

NC lawmakers move to expand conceal carry gun rights in churches
June 08, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC lawmakers move to expand conceal carry gun rights in churches

The North Carolina House approved a measure to to let people who have conceal-carry permits to be armed while on school grounds IF that school is being used for religious purposes AND there are no school activities being held on the site at the time of the religious services. Five Democrats in the House joined all Republicans in supporting the bill. After going back to the state Senate for concurrence, the measure will go to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who...

Trump endorses Budd for US Senate in GOP primary
June 07, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Trump endorses Budd for US Senate in GOP primary

President Donald Trump endorses Congressman Ted Budd in the US Senate race in North Carolina. Trump made the surprise endorsement over the weekend during his speech to the state Republican convention. Rep. Budd came in second in a straw poll during the convention - losing to former Rep. Mark Walker by about 15 points. Former Gov. Pat McCrory came in third. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf...

Asheville cops quitting - police won't respond to certain calls
June 06, 202100:16:1214.89 MB

Asheville cops quitting - police won't respond to certain calls

I joined KC O'Dea on his morning show in Raleigh & Greensboro to discuss the Asheville Police Department's announcement that officers would no longer respond to various non-emergency calls for service. Also, the NC Senate's refusal to confirm the Governor's nominee for NC Department of Environmental Quality. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BLM leader quits, says org "had little concern for rebuilding Black families"
June 05, 202100:08:387.96 MB

BLM leader quits, says org "had little concern for rebuilding Black families"

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show on WWNC in Asheville to discuss the former Black Lives Matter leader who quit his local chapter because he said the organization didn't care about preserving and strengthening Black families, and that it "cared even less about improving the quality of education for students." Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC GOP blocks nomination of environmental activist as head of DEQ... Outrage ensues
June 04, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC GOP blocks nomination of environmental activist as head of DEQ... Outrage ensues

North Carolina Senate Republicans turned down the nomination of Dionne Delli-Gatti to lead the Department of Environmental Quality, saying she did not know Governor Roy Cooper’s strategy for natural gas, nor did she know details about a pipeline project that DEQ has now blocked twice. Democrats accused the GOP of trying to prevent us from having clean air and water. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for p...

The Naked Burglar & Trump endorses Budd