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March 9- The Lt. Gov replacement – With everything happening with Governor Greitens- some wonder what would happen if Lt. Governor Parsons took over the job and who would fill his vacant seat. HB 1484. Is the 911 system broken?
February 9- Republican vs. Democrat: Do you know your party as well as you think you do? House Bill 1880-Declares the intent of the general assembly to facilitate and encourage development of fiber optic infrastructure by rural electric cooperatives. There is a debate that heated up in Jefferson City this week about utility laws- dealing with rate hikes and infrastructure
February 2- State of the Union Address: The Locke and Smith Foundation break down the STOU address that happened earlier this week, and what they think about what President Trump said. The review process of the legislation: How it is determined to be within the confines of the constitution or not and then how the elected are scored on it. The legislative house has already passed seven pieces of legislation.
January 26- Republican vs. Democrat: The Locke and Smith Foundation show pieces of legislation from the state of Missouri, and it’s your job to see if a Republican or Democrat submitted it. Do you know your party as well as you think you do? HB1500: Repealing regulations/rules regarding… Hair braiding? Modifies provisions relating to the practice of cosmetology and barbering.
January 19- Republican vs. Democrat – Do you really know your political party? The Locke and Smith Foundation plays a round of Republican vs. Democrat. Is Trump a racist – Nick and The Locke and Smith talk about the definition of racism, and how Trump doesn’t fall under that category. Greene County Audit – What is the latest news on the Greene County audit?
January 12-Locke and Smith Foundation Award: Tom and Dr. Lilly talk about the 2017 Locke and Smith Award Finalists.
The finalists include: Tom Hurst 062-R, Nick Marshall 013-R, Mike Moon 157-R, Judy Morgan 024-D, and Jeff Pogue 143-R.
Taxes: Was the Locke and Smith Foundation up in Jefferson City when the tax cut was announced? What do they think will happen with the new cuts. Gov. Greitens: What does the Locke and Smith Foundation think about the recent news about Greitens? PDMP: What’s new with the PDMP.
January 5-Republican vs. Democrat – How well do you know your political party based on bills? The art of the deal – Dr. Lilly is reading The Art of the deal currently. Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire And Fury’ Book Will Be Released Early: Is this book a joke?
December 27, Hour 1- Republican vs. Democrat: How well do you actually know your party? Seatbelts – click it or ticket: There are possible new laws that might occur in Springfield about seatbelts. Do MODOT signs on the side of roadways really work? Election Cost: What do we really pay for the primaries?
December 27, Hour 2- PDMP: 1993 is when the prescription drug monitoring program started. The solution was to influence each state to get one and help monitor prescription drugs. How well is it working?
December 27, Hour 3- The Americans for Equal Shared Parenting is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for equal shared parenting legislation across the country. Mark Ludwig is one of the board of directors and plans on spreading the word for more equality.
December 22- The UN: An update at what happened at the UN earlier this week. Game of Republican vs. Democrat: Do you really know your Republican vs. Democrat? New GOP Tax bill: The new GOP tax bill passed… Now what?
December 15- Republican vs. Democrat: Nick and The Locke and Smith Foundation plays a round of Republican vs. Democrat. Can you guess the difference between them when you read their bills? Trash Service: Are we really getting our trash service picked by the city of Springfield? Pitbull ban: What’s happening with the pitbull ban?
December 1- PDMP: Dr. Lilly decided to test out the PDMP research and charted out information from government releases… What did he find? The PDMP doesn’t work. Steel Mill in Sedalia: Is this just ignorance?
November 10- Hour 2- Shane Schoeller: voting in an election. How does a place become a polling location?
Ron Calzone: Rights in Missouri, and laws we have to live by. Senate Bill 672: Started out as a single topic bill… That turned into 19 different other things, and what passed. Ron Calzone challenged the bill and one, since a bill can only have one topic.
November 3- Craig Wood verdict: It took the jury only 55 minutes to find Wood guilty of killing Hailey Owens. The death penalty is now on the table for Craig Wood.
Election time: What you can see on the November election ballot.
October 20- Pitbull ban in the city of Springfield. Do you think the law will stand strong with the pitbull puppies? What other dog(s) should be banned in the city of Springfield? Officers vs. Politicians: Do politicians push the police around because they know they control their jobs? Job of a journalist: Do journalists really do their job, or do they try to find two quotes and move on with the story? Donald Trump: Trump made a call to a family who lost their military member. People are now taking it that Trump was being rude/mean to this family.
October 13- Driving in Republic: Julian Garcia decided to share his positive interaction with the a Republic police officer on social media.
NFL Protesting: What is happening with the protests? Are the people missing the point of the protest? Does that mean they are doing it wrong?
Pit bull ban: the ban has really put a lot of strain on owners, and shelters.
October 6- Pitbull Ban: What does Dr. Lilly think about the ban? What are some of the loopholes of the ban?
Las Vegas Shooting and the NRA: Who actually supports the NRA? Dr. Lilly goes through the list of the amount of money that the NRA has spent supporting/opposing a candidate.
Panhandling in Springfield: Opinion article wrote earlier this week about panhandling. It stated to not give the panhandler money, and to help volunteer with Wheels to Work.
September 29- First Amendment Right: What really falls under the First Amendmen? Do we the people control the rights, or does the government? Voting: Do those we elect really do their job? Dr. Lilly tells us who voted this year, and who was absent.
September 8- Dr. John Lilly guest hosts for full three hours. Kansas City Chiefs won the NFL season opener against the New England Patriots. What makes Missouri’s PDMP different from other states? Do our rights come from the Constitution? What are projections for health care in 2017 and how are prices established in health care? What is direct care and how does it work? How did we end up with DACA?
August 18- Solar Eclipse: We’re only a few days away for one of the biggest events of the summer. Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal: What does the Locke and Smith Foundation believe should happen after the senators remarks? Robert E Lee: America keeps trying to change the past. Article 1, section 2: Look it up under the Missouri Constitution. The Locke and Smith Foundation clarifies what’s going on under the Constitution
August 11- The Solar Eclipse: Are people going a little overboard about the solar eclipse? Oversized vehicles: Several states have adjusted their freight transportation schedules. Business discrimination. Pit bulls: The Springfield city council is considering a pit bull ban.
August 4- Is socialism being defined correctly in America? What was it like being in an America store with someone from a socialist country? What is nullification? What is Dr. Lilly’s thoughts on the News-Leader’s investigation into sexual abuse inside Springfield Public Schools?
July 28- Springfield and PDMP: Dr. John Lilly talks about the city council meeting that he spoke out and what’s going on with the PDMP. If we do the PDMP, is there other things that we need to restrict? Different Missouri departments are now adjusting their budgets to support Governor Greiten’s executive order over PDMP. What does Dr. Lilly think about the repeal and replace? Have Republican’s been fooled by this healthcare plan?
July 21, Hour 2- What is covered under the prescription drug monitoring program? Is this only for opioids or is this for every prescription that you get? Dr. Lilly and Tom Martz answer frequently asked questions about the prescription drug monitoring program that citizens have. How do people get prescription opioids? Who will be benefiting from this?
Special Guest Mike Moon: Moon talks about PDMP problems and future things he plans on working on
July 21, Hour 3- Special Guest Mike Moon: Upcoming bills coming up that are important to the citizens of Missouri. Moon covers the PDMP. Different medical fields covered their thoughts of this. Moon believes that this bill will be moving forward.
July 14- Earlier this week the Springfield City council took up the issue on a prescription drug monitoring program. Chesterfield Village, Missouri Government: Governor Eric Greitens has several pieces of legislation sitting on his desk.(House Bill 34, House Bill 50, House Bill 51 ,House Bill 93)
July 7- PDMP: Do states have a higher death rate with an active PDMP? The Blue Alert System: Missouri joins 27 other states with ‘Blue Alert’ system for violence against police. The Bamboo problem (update)
June 30- The Travel Ban. The Fourth of July: Declaration of Independence. How we came to be independent. PDMP: Cities around the Ozarks are thinking about creating their own PDMP. Should they? Does it work?
June 23- How do you take YOUR coffee. Panhandlers/ Wheels to Work: Wheels to work has rolled out the rug to help out the panhandlers in Springfield. Kearney Street. ER withdrawal: Several states are jumping on the bandwagon to sue major drug companies.
June 16- Governor Greiten’s: “He thinks he is prettier than I am.”Dr. Lily talks about a friend who met Greiten’s for the first time. This was the impression he gave. on posted a video of him decapitate and later dismember a live chicken on a Facebook video. Moon did this because doesn’t think Greitens’ new Abortion measure goes far enough, and wants a full repeal of abortion across the state. State Monuments: thoughts on removing monuments across the nation.
February 18- Part 3 of 4. As a Special guest on “The Gun Show”, Dr. Lilly speaks with Judge Rusty Johnson in their four part series about the Missouri Constitution. The 10th Amendment… Why isn’t it followed anymore? Dr. Lilly takes a look into the sections and articles in the 10th Amendment and constitution.
February 10- Dr John Lilly talks about testifying in the house and senate. Federal tax money being used from the wrong items in Missouri. Drug administration is now allowing clinics to give out clean needles to users. Right to Work in Missouri.
January 27- Accusations on Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The definition of “at.” Living in the city limit. Does where you reside really matter when in a political office? Fair tax throughout the state.
January 20- Discussion over the Trump Inauguration. Public TV government funding. Right to work
January 13, Hour 1- Dr. Lilly and and Tom Martz of Locke and Smith Foundation fill in for Nick Reed this morning and talk about winter weather hitting the Midwest and the fatal ice storm that hit Springfield 10 years this weekend. Joe Biden being voted the best VP ever? The Locke and Smith Foundation awards were also awarded over the week.
October 21- What do John and Rose from L & S think about the latest presidential debate? Would Trump not accepting the election results be damaging? If Hillary is such a sure win, why is there still such a strong effort to promote her from party affiliates?
September 2- Is Kapernick having secound thoughts about what he got himself into? Why is Springfield councilman Justin Burnett resigning? What did Joe Biden say to a heckler at a Hillary rally? Why are some in the LGBT community upset about straight actor
July 29- What does the Locke & Smith Foundation think about the websites of Missouri candidates running for office? Why can’t the Locke & Smith foundation endorse candidates? Who do they like personally?
July 8- What’s going on with parking on Commercial street? What is the latest with the title laws of Article 3 section 23 and 21? What did Obama say about the law enforcement and forming a nationalized police force? How is he using tragedies like Dallas t
June 24- What is dual jurisdiction and how does it differ from single jurisdiction? What are their thoughts about Great Britain’s vote? When will a Constitution celebration be held? What are their thoughts about HB1448 and HB1611?
June 10-What is the difference between a Democracy and a Republic? What are their thoughts on what Springfield is proposing with residents who participate in Airbnb? What did the 9th court of appeals say about constitutional carry?
June 3- What are Slingshots, are there currently any regulations on it, and will there be? What is going on with early childhood legislation and should this be applied to multiple counties in Missouri? What is House Bill 2108?
May 6- What is the most important feature of Trump supporters? What is causing voters of the #neverTrump movement to turn? Should Fulnecky sue Springfield for $20,000 in legal fees? What is being hidden in senate bill 867? How does the bill of rights define arms?
April 29- What happened this weekend in Jefferson City this week? What are their thoughts on what happened with SJR39? What is going on in Jefferson City when it comes to CPR and law enforcement on college campus’?
April 1- What pledges should a candidate take? What data did Dr. Lilly find when he did some research regarding prescription drug use? What group is pushing Missouri to get a PDMP? Do you have a right to consume perishable foods? Raising the gas tax in Missouri and banning powdered alcohol? When is their next Center for Self-Governance meeting? Should parents be able to freeze their child’s credit?
March 18- Foundation What does the Locke & Smith Foundation think about the religious freedom amendment that ended up in filibuster last week? What does it mean to discriminate? What happens to Joint Resolutions in Missouri?
March 11- What do you have to realize about bills like the one covering CPR in high schools? Should the state be expanding newborn screenings? What does HB1401 cover? Could new legislation require all medical records to be kept in digital form?
March 4- What are their thoughts on Mitt Romney’s attack on Donald Trump? What legislation covers kids in school learning about civics? What’s going on in Jefferson City when it comes to child abuse and fertilizer? Should St. Louis seceded? What makes a drug a controlled substance?
February 26- What were their thoughts on last night’s GOP debate and Springfield Council member Justin Burnett’s town hall meeting? What is the job of a politician? What things do House Bill 2336 and Senate Bill 677 cover? What bill covers doctors prescribing naloxone to citizens for another individual, and would something like this work?