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Boy, Are We Excited!

We are really excited about this week’s radio show.

For the last few weeks we have been talking about the news and interviewing candidates for offices here in Brevard County.

But this week is something special.

This week on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience we have two renowned authors who are going to be on the air with us.

In our 2 PM hour, we have Dr. Arthur Hermon, historian and author of the book “Freedom’s Forge.” We posted a review of the book here. The short version is that this is our favorite book of the year. Dr. Herman looks at a forgotten part of American history – the economy and industry prior to, during and just after World War II. He looks at the people that made it work, wanted to stop it, and how America became the “Arsenal of Democracy.” It is a compelling story and one that not many people know. It is also an appropriate story for the week of the Fourth of July due to the patriotic side of the war effort. We’ll talk to Dr. Herman on why people don’t know, and the lessons from that era than can be applied to today’s economy.

In the second hour, we have economist Dale Franks, author of “Slackernomics – Basic Economics for People Who Think Economics is Boring.” We have been reading Franks book and have admired the way he takes the complex subject of economics and makes it easy for everyday people to understand. Franks also writes on one of our favorite sites, “Questions and Observations,” which is a daily “must read” for us.

Mr. Franks will be talking about the economy in a way we can all understand it, and what must be done to get out of the mess we are in. In addition, he will be talking about the economic impact of ObamaCare. (Here’s a hint – he thinks it is a disaster.)

This should be a great show with great guests.

You can listen to the show if you are in the area on WMEL AM1300, or listen to it on the internet on the WMEL website.

Don’t forget you can call in with questions for us or our guests at (321) 631-1300.



On The Radio!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, June 30th, we will be back on the radio with the rest of the crew of the Steve Bussey Radio experience.

We will be talking about the cases handed down by the Supreme Court this week. We would love to hear your take on them, so feel free to give us a call.

In the studio at the 3:00 PM hour will be Mitch Needelman, who is running for Brevard County Clerk of the Court against fellow Republican Scott Ellis and write in candidate Michael Gaeta. We’ll get Needelman’s take on the issues, why anyone should care about the office of the Clerk of the Court, and why Scott Ellis probably won’t be invited to the Needelman home for Thanksgiving dinner. (And vice versa.)

As always, we will try and take your calls if the candidate agrees.

Our other guest has a special place in our heart. During the second week of the show, an 8 year old girl from Colorado called into the show to talk about school lunch programs. It takes a lot of guts for a kid that age to call into a show heard nationally, but she did. She listens to the show regularly with her mom and is very up to date on topics. We dubbed her our “number one fan” as she was the first to call in and has been a supporter of the show since the beginning.

Caitlin and her family are visiting the Space Coast of Florida, and we have invited her to the studio. To say she is excited is an understatement.

She’ll be on the air live with us and working in the control room keeping things running.

So join us on Saturday from 2 – 4 PM on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience as heard on AM 1300 WMEL. You can also catch the show on the internet at the WMEL website, or listen on your smartphone.

Give us a call!

NOTE: We cannot find a link to a website for candidate Michael Gaeta. There is none listed at the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections site, nor can we find anything through search engines. We did try, however.



On The Radio With Candidates For Sheriff

On Saturday, June 22, 2012, as part of our “Candidate Summer Series,” on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience, we have the candidates for Brevard County Sheriff visiting. Wayne Ivey, Todd Maddox, and Adrian Moss-Beasley will all be there to talk, explain why they deserve your vote for the county’s top law enforcement official, and answer questions.

The Sheriff’s race is one that we believe is difficult to separate the candidates. All three men have promised to lower crime, increase efficiency, and look out for the citizens of Brevard County. (Thank goodness they aren’t proposing to increase crime, lower efficiency and look the other way when citizens are in trouble.)

We will question and probe, highlighting the differences in the candidates giving you the information you need to cast an informed vote.

If you have any questions you would like to have answered, write us here and will get ask. Or you can call the station at (321) 631-1300.

Of course, in the remaining time, we will be addressing the news events of the week and what is coming up in the future.

You can listen to the Steve Bussey Radio Experience on WMEL, AM1300, or on the internet at the WMEL website, or on your smartphone.

We hope to hear from you on Saturday, between 2 – 4 PM EST!



Join Us Today On The Radio!

It’s Saturday, which means another chance to listen to the Steve Bussey Radio Experience on WMEL, AM 1300 on Florida’s Space Coast. If you’re not in the area, you can catch the show on the internet, or even one of those new fangled smart phones. No matter what, if you aren’t listening between 2 PM and 4 PM EDT you are going to miss a lot.

We have tee’d up two candidates running for the State of Florida District 18 Office of Public Defender. Both Ken Rhoden and Blaise Trettis will be taking your questions on the office of Public Defender and the challenges ahead.

We won’t be ignoring the national news either. We will be talking about the mortar shot fired by the State of Florida back at the Department of Justice over the DOJ’s letter demanding Florida stop purging voter rolls of some 180,000 dead people. We will update the Zimmerman case. The Brett Kimberlin issue ticked upwards this week when a US Senator asked the DOJ investigate. This has the dual effect of potentially stopping Kimberlin as well as a litmus test of whether the DOJ is truly interested in protecting the rights of all Americans. We have the dismal week for the Democrats, and the press conference Obama held on Friday which is void of reason, facts and intelligent thought.

Of course, we will be taking your calls at (321) 631-1300 so give us a call and add your voice to the conversation.



There Is A God.

We were beginning to worry.

You see, when Maryland stunned Hopkins last week in the NCAA Lacrosse tournament, we were worried how the semi-final game of Maryland vs. Duke would fit into our schedule. There were two possible game times – 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM. The problem is that a 2:30 PM game would be right in the middle of appearing on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience.

We had to pray for the 5:00 PM game.

Thankfully, our prayers were answered and the Maryland vs. Duke game is at 5:00 PM.

This will be the third time this year the Terps and the Blue Devils have met. After beating Duke 10-7 at College Park in March, the Terps lost to Duke in the ACC Tournament in April by a score of 6-5. We have to say that the two teams do not reflect the teams that played in March – they are both much better. To some extent, they are not the same two teams that played in the ACC Tournament. Duke has turned on the jets and loves to run even more than they did. Maryland has adopted more or a slow down approach with a clamp down defense.

When you look at the stats, the game is as close as can be, given each teams strengths and propensities.

We believe shots will be at a premium for this game which means the goalies will probably hold the key to the game.

It should be a good one. At stake is a spot in the Championship game on Monday against the winner of the Loyola vs. Notre Dame game.
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Sacrifices.

Today we’ll be back on the air as part of the Steve Bussey Radio Experience on WMEL between 2 and 4 PM EDT. You can catch the show locally, on the internet, or even on your smartphone. With so many ways of listening, it is inexcusable if you don’t. Give us a call at (321) 631-1300 and sound off on what you think.

Unfortunately, the show takes place on the same day of the NCAA Quarterfinals games in lacrosse. The two games today at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland are my beloved Maryland Terps playing rival Johns Hopkins at 12:00 noon. The second game is Denver and number one seed Loyola at 2:30 PM.

Of course, the times means that we will be at the radio station while the games are being played.

We hope you understand the depths of our sacrifices to bring you a quality radio show.

On Sunday, the games shift north to Philadelphia with defending champion Virginia playing Notre Dame at noon, and Colgate playing Duke at 2:30 PM.

But for us, the big game is Maryland vs. Hopkins.

Last week, Hopkins stomped all over Stony Brook 19 – 9, in a game that was more of a blowout then the score reflects.

The Maryland vs. Lehigh game last Saturday was much closer. After racing out to a 6-1 lead, Lehigh came storming back to lead 8 – 6 at the start of the fourth quarter. Maryland came back to tie the game at 9 – 9 with 6:42 laft in the game.
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Fear The Turtle – And Listen To The Radio.

After a horrible loss to North Carolina last week – a game which the Terps should have and could have won – they are back on the field today at noon, EDT to take on the number 2 ranked Wahoos of the University of Virginia.

Virginia is coming off a loss to Johns Hopkins which knocked them out of the top ranking, so both teams should be trying to get back onto the winning track. Add to game that this is a conference game, and you have all the makings of a barn burner.

You can catch the game on ESPNU, or if you are in the area of College Park, stop by the game and watch it live.

After the game, tune your radios, laptops, tablets, cellphones or computer to AM 1300 WMEL to catch us on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience from 2 – 4 PM. The show should be interesting as we have been following the Trayvon Martin story heavily and have some thoughts on that. We’ll probably discuss the Obamacare hearing in front of the Supreme Court this past week, and whatever else comes up.

Today should be interesting because Steve is actually out of town for a wedding, so he will literally be phoning the show in via Skype while the rest of the motley crew will still be live in the studio.

Who knows what can happen in that situation. We could have a malfunction on the board and then you’d get to listen to us more. (Please pray there are no technical issues.)

Either way, take a load off your feet and listen to the show. If you want to comment on a topic, start a topic, or give us your thoughts on anything, give us a call at 321-621-1300.

Fear the Turtle!



Listen To Us On The Radio!

You can listen to us today on the Steve Bussey Radio Experience on WMEL AM 1300 in the Space and Treasure Coast areas of Florida. If you aren’t in the area, you can find listen on the internet at WMEL’s website.

As always, we have a full show including a look at some of the issues coming out of the Florida Legislature. We are also going to talk about everyone’s favorite and most worrisome topic – energy prices. We are shocked – shocked we tell you – to find the President is not telling the American people the truth about oil and gas.

As always, feel free to call in and comment on the topics we are discussing, or bring up something that you wish to talk about. We can be reached at (321) 631-1300.

See ya Saturday between 2 and 4 PM on WMEL!



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