T&Z Talk With Trupiano and Zombeck

T&Z Talk is what happens when a seasoned, veteran radio host and a featured Huffington Post blogger get together and talk about the world. It's news from the day, the day before, and opinion. Lot's of opinion. But above all, it's informative and entertaining. TandZ Talk, discussing national politics, social issues, and general conversation about things we find interesting. Tony Trupiano and Richard Zombeck, two strong Progressive voices for social, economic, and political change in America.
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Now displaying: April, 2016

T&Z Talk is what happens when a seasoned, veteran radio host and a featured Huffington Post blogger get together and talk.

Apr 28, 2016

Carly Fiorina: Ted Cruz actually managed to pick a running mate that is crazier than him analyze more than him. She apparently is quite a little singer too. Adding to the creep factor, Carly, during her acceptance speech, sings to Ted?s girls. / / The era of bigotry: in one day?s new cycle we saw a lesbian being dragged from the bathroom, a teacher arrested for saying the word vagina, and an Oklahoma court rule that oral sex is not rape if the victim is drunk. / / Donald Trump: a foreign policy speech to beat all policy speeches. One that for Fareed Zakaria referred to as rambling and disjointed. Trump?s speech contradicted itself from minute to minute. / / Vaginas: We say it a lot in this episode. I mean a lot. More than normal. Because we can. / / /

Apr 26, 2016

Trump's Tantrum: Always the victim, Trump is pissed, pissed I say about Cruz and Kasich colluding against him. / / Amy Schumer: A new skit in which Amy Schumer undergoes a gynecological exam by congressmen. / / Bernie's Exit: Chuck Todd, who's insight and instinct deny all evidence presented to him managed to end an interview with Bernie Sanders by speculating whether that interview was an exit interview. / / I can't vote for Hillary: A caller (Yves) joined us live during the show to talk about the election and whether or not he's be able to vote for Hillary if that was the choice. / / P.S. since we talked about Amy Schumer and her photo in Vanity Fair taken by Annie Leibovitz, I thought I'd use it as the cover of this blog post.

Apr 25, 2016

Ted Cruz: The 25 things you didn't know about Ted Cruz and Van Jones laughing. / / Charles Koch: Half of the Koch brothers weighed in on what they think about the GOP race. / / Trump's playing a part: The new spin from the Trump campaign and the never ending con. Donald jr. shares his views on delegates.

Apr 22, 2016

Prince: A brief tribute and conversation about Prince. / Heroin: SNL?s commercial on the prescription ?Heroin AM? and the backlash and praise from that. / Cruz: Showing his complete ignorance and hatred in a comment he made about the transgender community. / Harriet Tubman: The $20 bill will bear her likeness and Republicans are once again showing their bigotry. / / /

Apr 20, 2016

New York New York: Bernie had his ass handed to him, as did Ted Cruz and the conspiracy theories abound.

No More "Lying Ted": Trump seems to be taking a softer easier approach on the campaign maybe due to some coaching from his new team.

Whining Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz  sent a letter to his supporters whining about how tough it is to run for president. The reaction and response from Sen. Elizabeth Warren was not kind.

And no it's not a Shakespearian tragedy, but a King, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), says he's rather drink cyanide than vote Ted Cruz.

Apr 18, 2016
Baltimore, Anti-Gay Tourism Ads, and God is Gay

Baltimore Riots: It's been one year since the Baltimore riots. Actor and journalist Anthony Hays joins us to talk about what's changed and what hasn't.

Anti-Gay Legislation and Advertising: N.C. Governor Pat McCrory was taken to task on the Sunday shows for his bathroom bill and big government over reach. As disgusting as that law is, the folks over at Funny or Die have put together a few clips spoofing tourism ads covering North Carolina and some other states with similar bills.

Some more comedy: SNL had a sketch poking fun at the "God Not's Dead" franchise.

The Presidential Campaign: For once we didn't really talk about that.


Apr 14, 2016
LGBT Rights In Public Schools, Democratic Voter Turnout, and Lewandowski Goes Free

Donald Trump Meets with Megyn Kelly: The two met to see if Trump would be allowed back on the show and in an interview with Megyn Kelly. / / Corey Lewandowski: Did the authorities drop battery charges against Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski. / / Turn Outs and Votes: Will the yuuuge rock concert turnouts for Bernie Sanders translate into voter turn out? Will Democrats actually come out and vote? / / Transgender Legislation: Amy Hunter, Coordinator of the ACLU Transgender Advocacy Project, joined us via phone to discuss her work with the Michigan Department of Education and that they adopt in full the draft guidelines from the State Board of Education and that local school districts statewide implement them.

Apr 13, 2016
Drug Wars, Delegates, Zuckerberg and Face Tattoos

The Drug war: Sir Richard Branson has a plan to lower the amount of opioid deaths in America by following what Portugal has done.

Paul Ryan: will the Speaker who never wanted to be the speaker actually become the president that he doesn't want to become? According to him it's a resounding no, but pundits can't seem to want to believe him.

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook: Zuckerberg gives an unusually uncomfortable and nervous appearance during most of his public events. In this particular speech he takes a veiled shot at Donald Trump and talks about Facebook's role in the globe.

Bill O'Reilly on racism: Odd, we know, but O'Reilly had a few interesting observations about black people during a conversation he had with Donald Trump. Not to mention, Tavis Smiley was on Lawrence O'Donnell's show to comment on O'Reilly's blatant and bigoted remarks.

Richard and Tony also discuss grammar, hate mail, hate comments, the Nazis, Hitler, drug addiction and they go back and listen to a phone call they received from a rude listener who insisted on talking about their junk.

Apr 11, 2016
Rick Scott is an A**hole

In this episode: Rick Scott is confronted by constituent and rather than suck it up he produces a professionally done video in order to discredit the woman who yelled at him in a coffee shop. In other news we discuss the anti LGBT bills, Paul Ryan?s new campaign or not campaign video, the Boston Globe?s fake front page that predicts what a real front-page will look like under a Trump presidency and of course Glenn Beck calling for unity in America ? the same guy who said that Pres. Obama hates white people.

Apr 4, 2016

We discuss Zombeck's front page article in Huffington Post about Donald Trump. What began as a con will end as a con. Trump will continue to make bombastic, ludicrous, and inane comments proving to the media, who are all too eager to give him all the attention he wants, that he is wholly unqualified for the job. Other republicans will chastise him for the things that he says proving to his followers that he is being targeted by an establishment that is afraid of him. Trump will walk away unscathed, his brand strengthened, and his dignity intact. He will be the guy who nearly became president, but was too much for people to take. In many ways and on many levels nothing could be more accurate.

Apr 1, 2016

As if we could go a single day without focusing on Donald Trump, but his comments on women and their RIGHT to choose and then his "clarification" is astounding.  Maybe this will finally have the impact on driving him down once and for all, but it then begs the question, is Ted Cruz the defacto nominee at that point.  Yikes!  Talk about a rock and a hard place!  

T&Z will also discuss whether or not the media is blame for Trump, how a real journalist sees it and the ongoing lies of a candidate who thrives in spite of his lunacy.