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Thursday’s Headlines recap: Revisiting Charlie Baker crying during debate; N.J. governor Chris Christie argues with protester

10.30.14 at 8:07 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— During Monday’s debate between Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, Baker relayed a story about an encounter with a local fisherman while on the campaign trail. Baker began to cry when telling the story — recalling a time when the fisherman told him he prevented his sons from using their athletic football scholarships, instead insisting they become fishermen.

The question has now been raised whether or not the story actually happened.

“I think Baker made it up completely,” Minihane said.

“I don’t,” Callahan replied. “I think there is some truth to it. Some guy who’s kid was a football player — wasn’t two kids or two brothers, they weren’t spectacular, there wasn’t any Division 1 scholarships — but there was a kid that wanted to go to college and play football and the father told Baker that he said, ‘No, you’re going to be a fisherman.’ That part I believe. The rest he exaggerates and makes up.”

Added Dennis: “I don’t think Charlie is dumb enough to fabricate something out of whole cloth that did not have some grain of truth in it. I think perhaps what Gerry was saying is true, he met a fisherman and said I made my kids do this and I didn’t want to do this and whether the fisherman exaggerated or embellished or whether Charlie did, I don’t think Charlie is a stupid guy at all. He’s a very smart guy.”

— While speaking to a crowd on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a protester challenged New Jersey governor Chris Christie, criticizing his administration’s handling of the rebuilding of homes and businesses. Christie told the man to, “Sit down and shut up.”

He continued to challenge the man: “I’ve been here when the cameras aren’t here, buddy, and done the work. … Turn around, get your fifteen minutes of fame, and then, maybe, take your jacket off, roll up your sleeves, and do something for the people of this state.”

Callahan isn’t too fond of Christie.

“You’re supposed to be there without cameras, you fraud,” said Callahan. “I want that fat load to run just so I can watch him get taken apart, piece by piece and that is a lot of pieces.”

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Wednesday’s Headlines recap: Dzokhar Tsarnaev friend guilty of lying to Feds; Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley answer odd questions in final debate

10.29.14 at 9:00 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of lying to federal investigators. Despite the defense saying that he was high when other friends in Tsarnaev’s UMass-Dartmouth dorm removed potential evidence from the case, Robel Phillipos was convicted on two counts of lying.

Phillipos could spend up to 16 years in a federal prison. The sentencing will take place in January 2015.

The hosts were surprised the deliberations took as long as six days.

Said Callahan: “One juror who just couldn’t get enough of the free lunches. Maybe the coffee was good. Didn’t want to give it up.”

Asked Dennis: “What took so long?”

A clip of Michael Dukakis voicing support for Phillipos was played, in which the former governor said, “Justice will be done.”

“He was right,” Minihane said.

Replied Callahan: “Justice was done. And you lose again, Duke. What a loser. He testifies as a character witness with this burnout.”

The hosts also didn’t agree with a Boston Globe editorial that said although Phillipos was in the wrong, he should receive a lighter sentence because he had no previous criminal record and didn’t intentionally try to deceive the investigation.

“That’s unbelievable,” Callahan said. “They’re begging for mercy for this maggot who did impede the investigation.”

“Isn’t that amazing?” Minihane asked.

“You know two words that are missing [from the editorial]? Sean Collier,” Callahan said. “Sean Collier, if this little burnout had cooperated, Sean Collier could be alive today.”

— The final debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was held Tuesday night. There were serious questions asked to the two, but there others that were lighter in nature.

One question in particular asked if the candidates would rather win the lottery or the election.

“That’s just the dumbest question I’ve ever heard,” Callahan said. “What candidates would go, ‘I’d rather win the lottery’?”

The moderators also asked Baker and Coakley what their signature dish would be if they were in the kitchen cooking. Baker, who apparently isn’t much of a chef, said he is better at making coffee and cleaning.

“If Charlie Baker were to be honest, he’d say, ‘God, that’s a stupid question,’ ” Callahan said.

Asked Minihane: “Can’t you just say something? Just say baked ziti and move on.”

“What is your signature dish?” Dennis asked Minihane.

“I actually make a damn tasty baked ziti,” replied Minihane.

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Live chat: John Dennis answers your questions, 10:15 a.m.

10.28.14 at 11:28 pm ET
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Join John Dennis of the Dennis & Callahan show for a live chat, starting at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Dennis will answer and (almost) all your questions, so get them in now …

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Tuesday’s Three for All recap: Fauria visits psychic; Bruins dress up as characters from ‘Frozen’

10.28.14 at 1:24 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

— Fauria was doing Tuesday’s show from New York City and decided to go visit a psychic Monday night. It didn’t go as well as he wanted.

“I go to the psychic’s little office, which is basically her house, and there is just a curtain divider and someone is cooking dinner in the back,” Fauria said. “There is a kid yelling in this one room, ‘I want my teddy bear.’ You know, it was crazy. I roll up in there and she’s like, ‘Go and sit down,’ and of course I whip out my [microphone]. She freaks out. She freaks out. It’s a big [microphone] too. … The funny thing was like I’m going to use this for the radio and try and have some fun and of course she wanted nothing to do with it.”

He said it may have been because he was using his “Chicago Lou [Merloni]” voice.

“It’s cool like on the phone, but when you do it in person don’t you think you look a little funny and probably not very trustworthy?” Merloni asked.

— Merloni brought up how the Bruins on Monday went to Children’s Hospital dressed as characters from the Disney movie “Frozen.”

The hosts then got talking about Halloween, which is Friday night.

“Now Tim, will you be handing out candy at your one-bedroom studio apartment?” Fauria asked.

“No, because what is going to happen is we are going to go to the main door, which is upstairs and I am safely tucked away in the back,” Benz replied. “We don’t see a lot of kids having the inspiration to go out back and see if there is a door to downstairs. So I think I am good and I don’t have to give out candy.”

— Actor Taylor Kitsch from the show ‘Friday Night Lights’ has been added to the cast of ‘True Detective.’

“I was going to ask, because I don’t watch ‘Friday Night Lights,’ if this was a good addition to the cast or not, and I guess you guys aren’t familiar with ‘Friday Night Lights’ either, you don’t watch that show?” Benz asked.

“No, not the show. I’ve seen the movie,” Merloni replied.

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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker talk Olympics in Boston; Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi ‘fight’ on way to charity event

10.28.14 at 8:15 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— The two leading candidates for Massachusetts governor — Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley — had their next-to-last debate Monday night, and one of the topics that was discussed was the possibility of the Olympics coming to Boston.

“I say go for the gold,” Coakley said. “We’ll have that process. I think we are in a state now where Massachusetts has the opportunity to make that investment and I do believe and don’t disagree with some of what Charlie said, but as we move forward and plan for it you have to look at the numbers, obviously. If we look at it optimistically and say here’s an opportunity to invest infrastructure that we not only be great for Massachusetts to host this, but will be serviceable and useful for us going afterwards we have the smarts here in Massachusetts to do that.”

Said Baker: “Certainly the planning activity associated with the Olympic games is a good idea. By the way, some of the tools that have been developed with Boston 2024 to do analysis with how the city would change and basically how the region would change, view certain kind of assumptions around traffic and distribution, real estate and all the rest are going to be powerful tools to help the region plan moving forward. I certainly think the opportunity to host the game is one Boston and Massachusetts should take seriously.”

The hosts do not like the idea.

“She lives in her own world. These people live in a bubble,” Minihane said.

Added Callahan: “Invest in infrastructure. As soon as you hear that don’t you want to run for the hills? Grab your wallet, because they are coming after it.”

— Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi did not show up at a charity fundraiser for rescued animals in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday after having a huge fight in the car on the way to the event, according to the New York’s Post’s Page Six.

The report read: “Ellen and Portia were delayed and were in the car on the way when they had an epic fight. They ended up turning around and not going to the fundraiser.”

“There is no bigger phony in the world than Ellen DeGeneres,” said Callahan. “I wish some media outlet would pick up on it. We know it. We know the story. She is as phony as they come.”

— It has been reported North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who recently disappeared for almost six weeks, had surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle and that is the reason for his disappearance from the public view.

“I thought he was God-like, divine. Why does he get cysts?” Callahan asked.

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