Coming up on the Tuesday edition of First News on 570, we will dig deep on all the top stories of the day and we'll find out what the scoop is for the weekend with what looks like a winter storm on the march for Western North Carolina.
PLUS...this morning's "Hypocrisy Report"- The same reporters and pundits that are now praising the name of Former President George H W Bush are the exact same folks that were reporting the ailing former president at the time was a sexual predator and had essentially spent his later years in his wheelchair just rolling around pinching women on the ass and telling dirty jokes...which we later learned to be totally false. Now the hypocrisy force is using the 41st President to make stark comparisons to the current president. Shocking I know...
6:13- Bill Zimpfer- Overseas the nation of Qatar is pulling out of OPEC. Is that the end of the oil cartel, and what does it mean for gasoline prices? Meanwhile British Prime Minister Theresa May’s political future may hinge on Parliament’s vote on whether to leave the European Union. Bill Zimpfer will have the latest from the Foreign Desk
6:43- Remembering George H. W. Bush
7:13- Ray Stagich WX
7:43- Michael Bower- President Trump and the Democratic Congressional leadership had been planning a meeting for tomorrow, which has now been postponed, so will the government remain open during the official mourning of former President George Bush? Michael Bower will have the latest on both the efforts to keep the government operating, and the funeral plans for the late President.
8:13- Christmas Tree Giveaway
8:23- AGE A NUMBER? DUTCH MAN LOSES COURT BATTLE TO CLAIM HE’S 20 YEARS YOUNGER
A court in the Netherlands has thrown out a man’s request to change his age from 69 to 49. Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband says he feels 20 years younger than his birth certificate suggests, and argued that if it's possible to change someone's name or gender, age should be changeable also. The court disagreed, saying that while Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger - and to act accordingly - changing his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish, with “a variety of undesirable... implications”.
FOX News Radio’s SIMON OWEN
8:43- OVERSHADOWED BY OPIOIDS, METH IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE
A surge in hospitalizations and deaths “is just totally off the radar,” said one addiction researcher. “Nobody is paying attention.” The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug has largely been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245 percent from 2008 to 2015, according to a study published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46 percent. The most significant increases were in Western states.
Addiction Specialist DR. JOHN DYBEN