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Jason Rantz Show
The Jason Rantz Show provides thoughtful, in-depth analysis of the local and national news that matter to you most, presenting all sides of a topic, so you can fully understand the issues that face our communities.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tacoma Septic Company vehicle cuts off local man
A Tacoma septic company (American Septic Company) vehicle allegedly cut a local man off on the road. Jason spoke to the man who was cutoff while driving. The driver called the number on the truck, and the person that answered happened to be the driver of the truck, who is also the owner of the company. The owner was verbally abusive, and actually went as far as to texting the man who called and further berated him.
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Sister Roma on the new Facebook Name Policy
A newly enforced Facebook policy is disproportionately affecting the LGBT community, Sister Roma of the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence joins the show to talk about the effort to end the policy.
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Congressman Rick Larsen reacts to the possibility of Combat Troops in Iraq
Congressman Rick Larsen joins the show to react to the possibility of putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq. Larsen took a very similar position as Congressman Adam Smith at the beginning of the show.
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September 16, 2014 -- Hour 1
Congressman Adam Smith joins the show to talk about the possibility of combat troops on the ground in Iraq if airstrikes against ISIS do not work. Smith believes that this will not become a U.S ground war against ISIS, and that he does not support that. Rantz believes that combat troops on the ground are needed if we want to eliminate the threat from ISIS // The Governor of Minnesota believes that Adrian Peterson should not play while his off the field issues are taken care of in court. Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse, after photos surfaced of the aftermath of Peterson beating his 4 year old son with a switch. The Vikings deactivated Peterson for last Sunday's game, but have stated he will play this coming Sunday. Some Vikings corporate sponsors have already backed out o
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September 16, 2014 -- Hour 2
Boeing landed a joint contract with Space X to build a new space taxi, in order to shuttle astronauts to the ISS. Tim Haeck reports on the story. NASA wants both companies to build their own space capsules, and build all the way to completion. Boeing picks up a $4.2 billion contract from NASA, with Space X receiving $2.6 Billion. NASA has set a series of benchmarks that need to be met by both companies, then the systems will be certified for space missions to the International Space Station. Expected completion date is sometime in 2017. // Ross Fletcher joins the show to talk about the Sounders victory in the Open Cup tonight. The Sounders beat Philadelphia 3-1 to take the cup. // Congressman Rick Larsen joins the show to react to the possibility of putting combat troops on the ground in
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September 16, 2014 -- Hour 3
Facebook has a new policy forcing people to use their real names for their online profiles. This has disproportionately affected the LGBT community, particularly drag queens. Sister Roma of the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence is leading the case to end this policy, she joins Jason to talk about the issue. She plans on meeting with Facebook this week to discuss the problems with the new policy. // Jason gives away a pair of tickets to the upcoming performance by Stevie Wonder. // Andrew McMahon joins the show to talk about his new self titled album. McMahon elaborates on his battle with Leukemia, and the way he wrote this new album while living alone in a cabin with no running water or cell phone reception.
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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Andrew McMahon joins the show to talk about his new self titled album
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Sawant: Corporations paying less for energy than citizens
Sawant: Corporations paying less for energy than citizens
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Costco execs leaning Republican in WA State races
Costco execs leaning Republican in WA State races
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Should I Be Offended by this Urban Outfitters sweatshirt?
Should I Be Offended by this Urban Outfitters sweatshirt?
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Sounders' Andy Rose itching to win a trophy
Sounders' Andy Rose itching to win a trophy
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Should King County deputies wear body cameras?
Should King County deputies wear body cameras?
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September 15, 2014 -- Hour 1
September 15, 2014 -- Hour 1
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September 15, 2014 -- Hour 2
September 15, 2014 -- Hour 2
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September 15, 2014 -- Hour 3
September 15, 2014 -- Hour 3
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