Jerry Kratochvil is interviewed by 1110 AM KFAB’s Scott Voorhees on the recent Ernie Chambers scandal.
Jerry appears on Scott’s KFAB morning show on September 8, 2016 to discuss the recent “Ernie-gram” by Senator Chambers where he makes rhyming fun of cancer-victim, Lauren Kintner, wife of state Senator Bill Kintner.
They discuss the motives of Chambers, some of his other outrageous statements, and where the Legislature should go from here.
Jerry Kratochvil talks with retired Brigadier General Don Bacon about the recent visit to Omaha by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and the subsequent sidewalk debate with Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford.
Bacon starts off by talking about the event with Speaker Ryan, when it was set up and about some of the security requirements they had with the Secret Service.
He then gets into the topics Speaker Ryan hit at the event itself and the issues he has discussed with the Speaker, and where he comes down for his legislative priorities.
Jerry and Don then get into some of the nitty-gritty of the campaign, what polling shows and where each of the candidates stand in terms of the 2nd District.
Don then gives some detail into the impromptu debate that he had with Ashford, after Brad crashed the party outside the event at Midtown. Bacon relays the shocking statement that Ashford made about Speaker Nancy Pelosi as well as Ashford’s being dumbfounded by Bacon’s question before hustling away.
Jerry Kratochvil interviews Nebraska GOP Convention delegate Sam Fischer, immediately following the close of the Convention.
Sam gives his view of Ivanka and Donald Trump’s closing night speeches, from the perspective of a delegate about 40 yards from the stage. He talks about some of the contrasts that Trump presented and a few of the particular issues, including from the perspective of a law enforcement officer.
Sam talks about some of the VIPs he met along the way at the convention and what it was like to be on the floor for this momentous occasion.
He closes by talking a little about yesterday’s controversy with Ted Cruz, and the perspective of the Nebraska delegation on the Cruz speech.
Jerry Kratochvil interviews Nebraska alternate delegate Rod Edwards after the contentious morning session of Day 1 at the GOP Convention in Cleveland.
Edwards talks about the arguments on the proposed roll call vote on the rules that caused a stir in Cleveland. He gives his perspective on the what happened, how it went down and some of the suggestions now being lobbed around by each side.
Edwards also talks about what it might mean to have been “strong-armed” by a Trump supporter to remove your name from a list, and what that might be like on the receiving side.
He finishes up by talking about the atmosphere in Cleveland, and what delegates are most impressed by.
Also, be sure to listen to the last podcast with Nebraska delegate J.L. Spray, on the very important Rules Committee which meets later this week. He gives very informative view on the various issues that will come up, especially on the Dump-Trump faction.
Jerry Kratochvil interviews Nebraska delegate to the GOP Convention Rules Committee, J.L. Spray.
Nebraska National Committeeman, and Nebraska Delegate, J.L. Spray talks to Jerry about the upcoming meeting of the GOP Convention Rules Committee and how it will affect the rest of the convention and the nomination of Donald Trump.
Spray talks about how any Nebraska rules would or could affect how Nebraska delegates vote and what they might see in Cleveland.
Then they get into two of the competing theories for allowing delegates to vote however they’d like , as opposed to the current “requirement” of voting for Trump on the first ballot.
Jerry Kratochvil sits down in Omaha with actor Clint Howard.
Howard talks about his love of baseball and immediate love for the College World Series in Omaha. As a guest of State Senator Jim Smith of Papillion, Howard is in town cheering on the underdogs and enjoying Nebraska.
Howard originally met Senator Smith through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and he talks about the importance of conservatives in local and state government. He also talks a little about his involvement with other conservatives in Hollywood.
Through the group “Friends of Abe“, Howard joined other conservatives in Hollywood, such as Gary Sinise, Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer, who work in the entertainment industry and would like to be able to speak their mind. He shares a little bit about what the (somewhat secretive) group talks about when then meet, their goals, and how they got started back in the day when conservatives were publicly hammered on sets around town.
Jerry and Clint finish up talking about Clint’s love of baseball, and Jerry reminds him of his Omaha baseball connection, from way back in the days of “Gentle Ben“.
Jerry Kratochvil interviews Nebraska 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.
Jerry and Congressman Fortenberry hit the ground running talking about the Presidential race, and the Congressman’s thoughts on the current makeup of the Republican field. Fortenberry talks about meeting Carly Fiorina and his early endorsement of her.
He then delves into the other candidates, including Marco Rubio and Donald Trump — and Fortenberry gives his thoughts on the whether or not he would endorse Trump as the Republican nominee for President.
They then dive into one of the biggest issues in Fortenberry’s district — the repair of the Offutt, Strategic Command runway. Fortenberry talks about some of the challenges addressing the runway and his thoughts and information concerning the status.
Fortenberry then shares some of his thoughts on the issue of the genocide in Syria, and the administration’s duty to use that term — genocide. He talks a little about his discussion in Committee with Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the subject and the importance of using the terms that the international community understands and will address.
They conclude by talking about Fortenberry’s relationship — particularly as a hunter — with recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Fortenberry talks about a few of their duck hunting trips, what the two of them talked about in the duck blinds, and a gift Scalia gave to Fortenberry after their last hunt. They finish off clearing up a question that some had posed about a little-known hunting society of which Scalia was a member.