The Pete Kaliner Show Archive

Let’s ask cops what policing reforms might work

The President of the Fraternal Order of Police in Asheville, Rondell Lance, joins me to discuss some policing reforms that might go a long way to address problems in the profession. He also describes his encounter over the weekend with the anarchist protest in downtown.

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NC’s new radical left coalition demands destruction

Brian Balfour, the Executive VP at the Civitas Institute, joins me to discuss the NC United for Survival and Beyond coalition of roughly 200 socialist and Democratic organizations in the state – and who is funding them. Plus, the knives are out for Republican congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn.

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The awokening inside media newsrooms

Almost weekly we’re hearing of journalists and media people being run out of organizations for daring to question the ever-evolving edicts from the Church of Woke. This is not a healthy development for our society.

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Rob Tufano on policing, protests, & media coverage

Are we about to see a complete overhaul of the way policing is done in America? Rob Tufano is a former NYPD officer – turned TV reporter – turned Public Safety Communications Director for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. And ht thinks so. Tufano works with law enforcement all over the world as a part of LESPRA, and says there’s been a shift in the culture in departments in recent years.

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NC Gov’s latest orders becoming difficult to defend

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper unilaterally dictated that the state remain in “Phase Two” shutdown, even as a judge hears a lawsuit challenging Cooper’s use of this unprecedented sweeping power. The Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon Sanders, joins me to discuss the science and data and facts.

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Buncombe County joins Asheville on reparations resolution

In a 4-3 party-line vote last night, Buncombe County Commissioners joined on to the City of Asheville’s reparations commission. The debate was civil, although devoid of substantive arguments.

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Why do we keep paying people to rebuild in flood plains?!

Hurricane Isaias made landfall overnight in North Carolina. What better time to talk about the utterly broken National Flood Insurance Program? Plus, the shifting power in NC politics among county boards of commissioners.

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Buncombe County looks to join Asheville on reparations

In a reversal, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners now plans to join the City of Asheville on the path towards reparations. Plus, who put a Trump 2020 sticker on a wild bear?!

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Asheville moves to cut police budget by 50% within 3 months

A high-pressure campaign by local leftists and allies on City Council to use budget approval as leverage to force a 50% cut to police funding was successful – setting the city on a course for a government shutdown in September.

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Charles Fain Lehman’s “Wages of Woke” and ‘white fragility’

What is ‘white fragility’? Charles Fain Lehman is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon, and he helps explain the latest social justice project that, coincidentally, is making the creator of the concept very wealthy.

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Want more?

A longtime listener and friend, Erik Soderstrom, has been keeping a personal archive of the past three years of podcasts I did while at WWNC.
If you’d like to listen to any of that old content, here is a link to his personal archive.