AM 540 am June 25 – 29

This is my last week before I take a break – although I’ll still be checking in from time to time of course.  Hewing closely to the course that I have set, with no deviations permitted of course:-), Coach’ll steer the ship during the first two weeks of July.

Call (831) 899-5792 to participate  We should be transitioning though to just the 1 (888) number shortly.  Because of the show’s earlier hours, I am trying to oblige listeners who have requested more AM 540 am audio postings at the website  Note also that the estimable Shade is also linking to shows in the archives section at

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Here’s what’s on tap and do expect last-minute additions as always and especially this week:


Monday –

6 – 6:30 – Coach and I recap the weekend’s news.

6:30 – Grove Market’s Lori Taylor makes your mouth water describing the delicious lunches and prepared foods available every day at KRXA’s longest-running sponsor.

6:35 – Enrique Morones founder of Border Angels will join us to discuss the Supreme Court’s pending decision in Arizona v. US and the unique and deadly challenges facing people seeking to cross into the United States from Mexico without documentation.

8:35  – Our 27th District Assembly member Bill Monning discusses the state of the State of California.  Bill received 58% of the votes in the primary election preceding November’s final in the race to represent California’s new 17th Senatorial district.

Tuesday –

7 – 7:30 – Michelle Jackson presents the P.G. Perspective.

7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.

8- Marina City Councillor Frank O’Connell joins us for a monthly update from and about his town.

8:45 – Same great “Car Talk” segment with Juan Escamilla from Wilson’s Tire and Service 1 hour earlier.  Call Juan at (831) 476-0370.


Wednesday –

6:30 – Scotsman John Allan returns for his annual pilgrimmage to KRXA to discuss the 45th Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival this year at the Fairgrounds July 7-8.

7:30 – Arlen Grossman’s Quotation Quotient is your opportunity to win a great prize.  Don’t miss Arlen’s column in the Leisure Section of every Sunday’s Monterey Herald.  Read Arlen’s latest musings at

8 – 9 – Articleman provides the finest analysis of the American political scene anywhere.

Thursday –

7 – Another periodic visitor Christian Scientist Eric Nelson will be on to discuss health care reform.  Presumably, the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Healthcare Act will have been issued and be ripe for dissection.

7:30 – Melinda Warner joins us from Media Matters to cast a jaundiced eye on the right-wing media machine.

8 – Still another KRXA favorite returns, this one’s new age violinist Jeffrey Fisher who will be at Pilgrim’s Way in Carmel on Saturday June 30 starting at 3pm.

8:45 – Eric Peterson from the Monterey County Green Party discusses all things Green.

Friday with Coach/Friday Free-for-all +

7:30 – Yet one more KRXA favorite, humorist Polly Frost, returns to  KRXA 540, Polly performs at the Carl Cherry Center Sunday.

8 – Talkin’ sustainable style with Michael Baetge of SC41 Furniture at 2647 41st Avenue in Soquel.

8:40 – Judy Karas from the Monterey Peace Center will discuss Saturday’s CommUNITY Picnic at Windows-on-the-Bay 11-2pm.


And, every morning the stock markets are open, at 8:33, we have the Integrated Wealth Counsel Market Report.  Learn more about award-winning Investment Advisor Integrated Wealth Counsel at

Thanks for being part of KRXA!

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3 Responses to AM 540 am June 25 – 29

  1. Arlen says:

    Coach for two weeks solo? OMG, Hal, have you thought this through?

  2. Arlen says:

    Announcing the First Annual KRXA Summer Kickoff Cookout, this Wednesday, June 27, 4-7pm at Laguna Grande Park, on the Monterey (west) side of the lake, (NOT the side across the street from Seaside City Hall). Bring your own food and drink. Couch will be doing some grilling (meat, not people). Also, bring a potluck side dish (Salad, dessert, chips, whatever) to share.

  3. The Lesser Rusty says:

    Hal – I invariably enjoy the IWC report by Todd, except today.
    TG opined that the market was down because the AHA was ruled mostly “A-Okay” with the corporate crazies of SCOTUS and the market was worried about the effect it would have on “small business.” HA!
    It really gob smacked me – this notion that Wall Street gives a rat’s ass about small business. That’s a phrase they use to encourage people think of the plumber in her truck or the dude running a machine shop. In reality-ville, the “SMALL BUSINESS” Wall Street cares about is the lady operating a $3 billion hedge fund with three secretaries, or the Koch Brothers and their 60,000 employees arranged into a bunch of units that appear to be small businesses for tax purposes.
    Like most people, myself included, Todd appeared to have a poor grasp of the intricate mechanics of the AHA. Listening the Nicole Sandler on the RR show flesh out the plan and made sense of the issue.

    Sorry to have missed the BBQ.

    This has been the Lesser Rusty

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