Thanks to Thom Zahler.
1. The 2013 Cleveland National Air Show has been cancelled, along with air shows across the country, due to federal budget cuts. WTAM news reports the Blue Angels are still scheduled for 2104. Should military exhibitions be cancelled this year and even in the future to save money?
2. Scott Kazmir was just named 5th starter in the Indians’ rotation. He had a 3.46 ERA this spring but his last start in the big leagues was in April 2011. Are you concerned about the Indians starting pitching with one week to go in spring training?
3. The Department of Homeland Security has purchased over 2 BILLION rounds of ammunition, most of them hollow-point bullets, within the last calendar year. Homeland Security is NOT the war department…which means these bullets are not for the military. What do you think they are planning to do with that ammo?
4. Senator Rob Portman is again being spotlighted for his changing position on gay marriage, after his son told him he was gay. Do Portman voters have the right to be angry for a political shift on a key issue after he is already in office?
5. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says drones will patrol New York City, and there is nothing we can do about it. Should Americans sacrifice privacy for safety?
6. Scott Fujita wrote an op-ed that ran in the New York Times over the weekend in support of gay marriage. Actor Jim Carrey just released a song in which he ridicules gun owners for “not caring about the safety of our children.” Do athletes and entertainers have ANY effect on the way the public thinks when they speak out about social or political issues?
7. Should Ohio laws been changed so adoptees can get their birth information? Does access to their birth parents medical records outweigh the privacy issues of the birth parents?
8. The Supreme Court announced Monday it would include a Michigan law that would bar public universities from considering race as an admissions factor in its review of affirmative action in higher education. Should college applicants get extra points on their admissions applications for the color of their skin?
9. Cincinnati has turned over their parking meters to a profit company for $92 million dollars up front and a $3 million dollar stipend thereafter. Is this something Cleveland should do? Would this mean higher parking rates for drivers?
10. Prince Harry is making another visit to the US, including stops in New Jersey, New York, and Washington DC. Where would you take Prince Harry if he ever visited Cleveland?
11. Tim Tebow remains with the NY Jets after an ugly season there a year ago…and no one has traded for him to date. Would you like to see Tebow as a back-up quarterback for the Browns?
Join Triv and Frantz as they discuss and debate these trending topics this morning at 9 on WTAM 1100!