Tom and Curley
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Tom Tangney and John Curley bring insight to the day's news every weekday from 9am to 12noon on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
||March 10, 2014 - Hour: 3||Leads keep fraying in the search for Malaysia Air Flight 370. // A fatal car crash in Vancouver last month is restarting the conversation on elderly drivers. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a dramatic spike in fatal collision rates for drivers 70 and older. // In an interview with The New Yorker, the father of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza says he wishes his son had never been born. // Letters.||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 10, 2014 - Hour: 2||Oscar Pistorius vomited and wept in court today as a pathologist described the injuries sustained by Steenkamp the night she was fatally shot in his home. // Washington college students want their professors to start using cheaper, online textbooks. // Conservatives crowned Rand Paul king of CPAC. Michael Medved was there. He joins John and Tom with his takeaways. "I consider it a successful conference if the number of attendees dressed as minutemen is less than five." // TMZ has video Justin Bieber's recent deposition. It's a work of performance art that will make you want to punch your computer.||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 10, 2014 - Hour: 1||A management professor at the UW says there are only downsides to spring time change. Eastside Catholic held their spring fundraiser over the weekend. Community members were split over whether to attend. John was there. He says attendance was about average. // Experts say it is a matter of time before investigators locate a Boeing 777 that vanished off the coast of Vietnam. Chris Sullivan joins John and Tom with updates and theories. // In a TV commentary for Q13, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin gave a player's perspective of free agency negotiations. // Kim Jong Un was "elected" to the country's highest legislative body this week, winning 100 percent of the vote with a 100 percent turnout rate.||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 7, 2014 - Hour: 3||No surprise here: Russia is all for Crimea joining them. Only ten percent of uninsured people who qualify for private insurance have signed up for Obamacare. // Chris Sullivan reports for the first time, some gun owners could lose their right to carry a gun without a felony conviction. // One brave listener calls in to play the Tom and Curley Know-It-All quiz. // Letters.||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 7, 2014 - Hour: 2||Another twist on a fascinating story: The man outed by Newsweek as Bitcoin's creator denies any involvement. WSJ reports another Satoshi Nakamoto may have just surfaced. // Michael Bennett will reportedly test free agency. And some celebrity gossip: NYPost PageSix claims Bob Costas's pink eye was the result of a botched botox injection. // The Senate voted to block Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act. The bill would've taken major crimes like sexual assault outside the military chain of command. // Tom says "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is a movie.||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 7, 2014 - Hour: 1||Seattle has about 900 Uber drivers, according to numbers released by the company yesterday. // From the department of grown-ups acting like children: In Olympia, a fight over who gets credit threatens to torpedo a bill that would help out-of-state veterans get in-state tuition. // Mark Zmuda, the former vice principal at Eastside Catholic School who was fired after officials learned he had married his same-sex partner, is suing the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle. // Everyone steals, apparently. Even the Pope.||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 6, 2014 - Hour: 3||Federal officials will offer a two-year healthcare delay for some. Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton lead the top prospective presidential nominees for 2016. // Hundreds of people last night packed a city council hearing on raising the minimum wage. Both sides seem to be talking past one another. // 17-year-old Byron White says he had to shoot a Greenwood man, because the man saw his face. Brandi Kruse spoke with Dan Satterberg about the case. // Letters.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 6, 2014 - Hour: 2||First Radio Shack, now Staples. The big-box office supply store announced today it will close 225 stores by this fall. // A businessman who lost $500,000 in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend says he shouldn't have to pay because he was blackout drunk. // A Massachusetts court ruled yesterday that 'upskirt' photos are legal. Experts say it's another example of how law sometimes lags far behind technology development. // Ken Griffey's antics on ESPN yesterday remind John of a story about Mickey Mantle.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 6, 2014 - Hour: 1||Hundreds of people last night packed a city council hearing on raising the minimum wage. The conversation was the same as it has been. // Ken Griffey was on ESPN yesterday to talk about his partnership with UpperDeck. It was obvious Griffey didn't want to be there. John and Tom consider whether fans should expect athletes to be nice and polite. // Crimea's parliament voted unanimously today to join Russia. John and Tom talk with Mike Lyons, CBS News military correspondent. He thinks Putin is done moving troops around. // Chrysler is ordering South Puget Sound Community College to destroy a 1992 Viper the company donated years ago to the college's automotive program. The order comes after two other educational Vipers were involved in accidents. Students say it's like putting down the family pet.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 5, 2014 - Hour: 3||Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a new study has found. // The State of Oregon says a Portland cab driver violated a lesbian couple's rights last summer when he dropped them off on the side of the freeway. // Chris Sullivan reports climbers visiting Everest are being asked to clean up the mess. // Letters.||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 5, 2014 - Hour: 2||The defense in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today tried to undermine testimony of neighbors who say they heard a woman's screams and gunfire the night Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend. Also, a friend of Pistorius says the athlete misfired a gun in a restaurant last year but convinced another person to take the blame at the time. // Lawmakers in Olympia want to place a 75 percent tax on e-cigarettes. // Brandon Browner says the NFL has reinstated him after serving almost three months of a one-year suspension for violating the league's marijuana policy. Golden Tate says he's still waiting for a call from the Seahawks. // A comedian and professional prankster managed to convince a chronic drunk driver he'd been in an accident and had been in a coma for 10 years. The man's brother was in on it to teach him a lesson.||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 5, 2014 - Hour: 1||Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people. Tom is confident colon cancer won't kill him. According to a Washington Post/ABC poll, support for gay marriage is at an all-time high. Fifty-nine percent of Americans say they support it. // United Airlines is cracking down on oversized carry-on luggage. Some customers are being sent back to the ticket counter to check the bag for a fee. // Putin's stance on Crimea presents a diplomatic conundrum for the U.S. // Unilever is dropping plans to run a billboard that refers to New Jersey as "The Armpit of America."||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 4, 2014 - Hour: 3||Seattle said 'no thanks' to the Democratic national convention, and developers behind Seattle's "Great Wheel" want to run a tourist gondola from the waterfront to the convention center in downtown Seattle. Tom and John talk with Tom Norwalk, President & CEO of Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau. // Garfield High School's boys basketball team is doing great this year, but some opponents say they're not playing fair -- the team has six transfer students, all of whom joined the team in the last year. // The murder of a Greenwood man has devastated two families: the victim's and the suspected killer's. Brandi Kruse joins John and Tom with more. // Letters.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 4, 2014 - Hour: 2||John Kerry arrived in Kiev today with a $1 billion loan. Vladimir Putin said Russia has the right to use force in Ukraine but hopes it won't have to do so. And many of the pro-Russia protests in Ukraine are neither spontaneous nor entirely local. // Penn State managed to stifle the university's biggest party day by paying all the bars in town a bribe. // John Travolta flubbed the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, introducing her as "Adele Dazeem." The Internet was quick to pounce. But some say haters should layoff. He has dyslexia. John, who has also dyslexia, explains why people who say, "why didn't he just memorize the name!?" don't understand dyslexia. Plus, he demonstrates how he gets around flubbing people's names. // A California man who says he was denied additional napkins may sue McDonald's for $1.5 million.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 4, 2014 - Hour: 1||Some stakeholders are getting frustrated with the slow pace of Mayor Murray's panel looking into raising the minimum wage in Seattle. The owner of Elliott Bay Books says a $15 minimum wage could be fatal. // What's most surprising about this is that it didn't happen sooner: RadioShack announced today it is closing 1,100 stores after a huge drop in holiday sales. // Richard Sherman says he's against banning the N-word, calling the proposed policy "almost racist". // Jimmy Kimmel suggested to Rob Ford that he get some help. Ford laughed it off, saying he's just an average, hard-working family man.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 3, 2014 - Hour: 3||Tom went 10 for 10 with his Oscar picks. No real surprises: "12 Years a Slave" won best picture. Matthew McConaughey won best actor and Cate Blanchett won for best actress. // Boeing got a $199 million federal tax refund in 2013. Over the past 12 years, the company has accumulated tax refunds of $1.6 billion. Three inspectors are expected to enforce rules on hundreds of ride share cars. // Last week, a remarkable photo of the Syrian refugee crisis circulated. In it, masses of refugees wait in line for food aid in Damascus. Syria is currently on track to become the world's largest source of refugees. John and Tom talk with Jeff Pinneo, with Medical Teams International. Pinneo has been working with refugees flooding out of the country. // Letters.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 3, 2014 - Hour: 2||The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius started today. // Jerry Brown is worried about "potheads." // Dave Ross joins John and Tom to talk about a couple who retired in 1991 and have lived on a relatively small amount of savings ever since. // Over the holidays, a comedian managed to get himself booked on five network morning shows in Wisconsin and Illinois under the guise that he was promoting a new cookbook. The thing is, he didn't know how to cook. Instead, he prepared gross leftover dishes, which the reporters and anchors then ate.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 3, 2014 - Hour: 1||Why Tom was the most hated man at KIRO this weekend. // No real surprises at last night's Oscar ceremony: "12 Years a Slave" won best picture. Matthew McConaughey won best actor and Cate Blanchett won for best actress. // Russia is believed to have complete operational control of the Crimean peninsula. More than 6,000 troops are estimated in the area. Ukraine's acting prime minister insists Crimea is still part of Ukraine but concedes no military options are on the table. // A Florida teenager's snarky, bragging Facebook post cost her family $80,000.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 28, 2014 - Hour: 2||In a fascinating case, the Washington Supreme Court yesterday upheld privacy rights for text messages on cell phones. As a result, two heroin possessions were overturned. // Airlines continue to try to outdo one another with first-class perks intended to lure wealthy travellers. // Tom predicts Oscar winners. John argues why you shouldn't watch Oscar nominees before this weekend.// Dogs actually don't feel shame. They're just, you know, dogs.||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 28, 2014 - Hour: 1||John and Tom preview the show. // A majority of Seattle City Council members approved a cap on the number of ride-share drivers, but in a much different form than previously discussed. // Well, I suppose it was just a matter of time ... according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a British intelligence agency collected video webcam images many of them sexually explicit from millions of Yahoo users worldwide. // From the department of corrections: Mayor Ed Murray sent out a grave media statement yesterday morning the death of a popular former director of the city's Department of Neighborhoods. The thing is, he's alive and well.||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
These guys are terrific
John Curley is a rare radio talent, and I enjoy Tom Tangney's reviews and gentle humor. I listen to a lot of radio and podcasts, and this is one of my very favorites.
best radio show!!!