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Elevating voices of liberty and solutions rooted in freedom. Hosted by Kevin Wilson, Larry Sharpe, and Tim O'Connor.
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Should we break up Facebook? Interview with Sahar Massachi who worked at Facebook's Election Integrity team

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Gov Hochul's election year budget
Tim O'Connor breaking Down the Hochul Election year Budget, the Wood Burning Ban, and the NYS Guidelines for monoclonal antibodies and paxlovi
48:55
January 21, 2022
How has MLK's legacy affected NY?
How has MLK's legacy affected NY? How are our leaders using it? How would he see us? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:11
January 21, 2022
Government breaking our legs and offering us crutches
Kevin talks about the ways in which federal covid response ends up hurting us while giving the appearance of helping
45:17
January 21, 2022
Supreme Court Vaccine Ruling, Mass formation psychosis?
Kevin and Tim talk about the Supreme Court's ruling on vaccine mandates, plus whether or not we're experiencing mass formation psychosis
48:28
January 21, 2022
Amazing Stock Trades
Tim O'Connor discusses some amazing stock trades and Assembly Bill A8683
50:16
January 21, 2022
Are we done with contact tracing?
Are we done with contact tracing? Plus COVID Data transparency, government making rapid tests more expensive, and more
47:40
January 21, 2022
No More Gas in New York?
No more gas hookups in NY buildings? No more fossil fuels in NY? Will this work? Should you care? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:05
January 12, 2022
More state of the state, with Kevin and Tim
Kevin and Tim discuss the state of the state stuff Tim missed in the previous show. Plus fake news Friday. 
48:06
January 12, 2022
Tim takes on the State of State NYS. Libertarian Lunch time politics
Tim talks about Hochul's state of the state
46:48
January 12, 2022
BONUS : Sahar from Integrity Institute - Talking to Government and HOW we change social
Sahar and Kevin continue the conversation after the show to discuss social media hearings and potential policy around changing social media
22:34
January 06, 2022
Can you fix social media by targeting behavior instead of speech?
Sahar Massachi, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Integrity Institute talks about the emerging field of integrity professionals in social media. Can clear rules and best practices in social media save our platforms from abusive users? Can we target destructive behaviors instead of policing speech? These discussions and more. https://integrityinstitute.org/ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/614cbb3258c5c87026497577/t/617834d31bcf2c5ac4c07494/1635267795944/Metrics+and+Transparency+-+Summary+%28EXTERNAL%29.pdf https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/12/20/1042709/how-to-save-social-media-treat-it-like-a-city/
48:35
January 06, 2022
New York working and NOT working
More testing equals more cases and less work? Is this good or bad? NYS attacks Trump. Will this work? Should you care? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
48:35
January 05, 2022
Frustrations of a parent in the COVID age
Kevin talks about the frustrations of dealing with contact tracers and keeping his son in daycare. Do you still trust contact tracers when their decisions conflict with test results?
45:55
January 04, 2022
Year in Review, Fake News
Tim and Kevin try to review the year, end up talking about Ghislaine Maxwell and cash for clunkers somehow? Plus fake news. 
48:29
January 04, 2022
Rochester area school cancels Jingle Bells
A Rochester area school wants their kids to stop singing Jingle Bells. Somehow, it's even dumber than you think.  Read more here: https://rochesterbeacon.com/2021/12/23/jingle-all-the-way-maybe-not/
46:10
January 04, 2022
Does a New NYC Mayor Matter?
NYC gets a new Mayor in a week. What will change? Will it be better or worse? Should you care? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:58
January 04, 2022
Thinking for yourself on COVID. Be skeptical, not contrarian
How do we make informed decisions about our health and risk tolerance in the age of COVID? Balancing healthy government skepticism and contrarianism to keep ourselves healthy.  Plus, why is it illegal to sell liquor on Christmas? 
45:56
January 04, 2022
Was the civil war about state's rights?
Kevin and Tim discuss whether the civil war was about state's rights. (A state's rights to what?) What are state's rights How did state's rights apply to slavery politics prior to 1860? A good revolver, a steady hand, and a determination to shoot down any man attempting to kidnap The Cornerstone of the Conferacy So the North wanted to abolish slavery right? Why did the civil war become a war to end slavery?
48:13
January 04, 2022
Would you take a free security camera if police could access it any time?
Is giving away cameras so police can see in front of your house a good way to prevent crime? Plus some COVID news. 
45:28
January 04, 2022
New York clamps down more!?
More cases but more lockdowns? Schools closing. and more mandates? What is working? What is next? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:13
January 04, 2022
Free for all Friday - executive orders, inflation, and anarchy
Kevin and Tim go live for a Free for all Friday. Executive orders, inflation, anarchy, and of course, fake news. 
48:07
January 04, 2022
Referendum Success, Volunteerism, Mask Mandates with Tom Quiter
Tom Quiter joins Tim O'Connor to talk referendums, volunteerism, mask mandates and more.  Learn more at tomfor52.com
47:19
January 04, 2022
Hochul 2022?! - Larry Sharpe
AG James drops out of the race? Why? Is Hochul destined to win? What does this mean for the nation? Why do you care? Those questions and more
46:06
December 16, 2021
New Mask Mandates in NY. Will your county be complying?
New Mask Mandates in NY. Will your county be complying? What does it even mean to comply or not comply with the mandate? Plus, a brief mention of TX Abortion law that has 2A blowback in CA
45:49
December 16, 2021
The Freedom Variant and Kevin Wilson, recap the week, bash Woodrow Wilson. And of Course Fake News Friday
The Freedom Variant and Kevin Wilson, recap the week, bash Woodrow Wilson. And of Course Fake News Friday
48:52
December 16, 2021
Utah Bro Jared Anderson and the freedom variant
Tim O'Conner has a great talk with Utah Bro Jared Anderson. He's renamed himself the Freedom Variant. And what the freedom variant might be, Erie County Vs Albany and Schenectady County
49:17
December 16, 2021
Is the Biden administration manipulating the media?
Is the Biden administration manipulating the media? What do we think about the Biden admin trying to pressure the media into saying the economy is doing well? What can we do about it?
46:02
December 16, 2021
NYC is coming to YOU! - Larry Sharpe
What is going on in NYC that will come to you? Why do you care? What have we learned?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:55
December 16, 2021
Cuomo Brothers in the news, roundabouts, fake news
Cuomo Brothers in the news, roundabouts, fake news with Kevin Wilson and Tim O'Connor
47:42
December 16, 2021
A Free Solution Freedom and Fear, More ON the DEC
A Free Solution Freedom and Fear, More ON the DEC - Tim O'Connor dives deep into a government agency in NY. 
48:20
December 16, 2021
New state of emergency, media news, and more
New state of emergency, media news, and more
46:10
December 16, 2021
Holiday Recovery in NYS?
How will the State's polices affect the Holiday Season? What should we expect? What are the State's priorities? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:48
December 16, 2021
Does the omicron covid variant mean the end of civilization?
Does the omicron covid variant mean the end of civilization? Plus the Maxwell trial and NYS redistricting news
45:39
November 30, 2021
Does Kyle Rittenhouse support BLM? Is Thanksgiving more expensive this year?
Does Kyle Rittenhouse support BLM? Is Thanksgiving more expensive this year?
45:43
November 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Special of A Free Solution with Craig Miles
It's easy to get caught up in all that we wish was better in our lives and with our government. But what can we still be thankful for? Larry Sharpe is on the road but Craig Miles guest-hosts this Thanksgiving Special of A Free Solution.
46:08
November 29, 2021
Friday Free For All
Tim and Kevin tackle a few news items then do Fake News Friday
46:50
November 29, 2021
Tim O'Connor - Rittenhouse and Social Media
Tim O'Connor - Rittenhouse and Social Media
48:54
November 29, 2021
More thoughts on the Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery
More thoughts on the Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery with Kevin Wilson
45:56
November 29, 2021
NYC and NYS priorities and plans?
NYC and NYS priorities and plans? - A Free Solution on WYSL Radio at noon. What are our "leaders" working on? How will we recover? What are the plans? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:50
November 29, 2021
What the heck is in the infrastructure bill anyway? Is it worth spending $1.2 trillion?
What the heck is in the infrastructure bill anyway? Is it worth spending $1.2 trillion? Kevin explains
45:53
November 29, 2021
Fake News Friday: Veterans Day, Durham, I,Pencil
Fake News Friday: Tim and Kevin talk Veterans Day, Durham Investigation, Rittenhouse trial, whether Joe Biden understands I, Pencil and fake news
47:54
November 29, 2021
Tim subs for Larry! Thoughts on Aaron Rodgers, The Full Sharpe
Tim subs for Larry! Thoughts on Aaron Rodgers, The Full Sharpe
45:45
November 29, 2021
Babies don't understand DST, OSHA Mandate gets smacked down, and what the heck did Congress just pass? It costs how much?????
Babies don't understand DST, OSHA Mandate gets smacked down, and what the heck did Congress just pass? It costs how much?????  Kevin talks about why we should stay in standard time, OSHA mandate going down quick, and the $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill finally passes More on DST: https://capitolism.thedispatch.com/p/enddst?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoyMTk5NCwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDMxNzkxNTIsIl8iOiIxN1o3MiIsImlhdCI6MTYzNTM1NTI2NSwiZXhwIjoxNjM1MzU4ODY1LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItOTA4NTciLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.lUkSw2Y2jTFIA1eWU392QladcdUC54P4rRCg8PLYMbQ More on OSHA vaccine mandate court case: https://reason.com/2021/11/07/here-are-the-arguments-that-persuaded-the-5th-circuit-to-block-oshas-vaccine-mandate-for-private-employers/
45:50
November 09, 2021
OSHA vaccine mandate actually happens, rating companies on social justice,
OSHA vaccine mandate actually happens, rating companies on social justice, Tim proposes a new career for himself
46:05
November 09, 2021
Happy Election Day Tim O'Conner and Rich Purtell
Tim O'Conner and Rich Purtell talk about election results. 
49:56
November 09, 2021
What to make of all of those election results
What to make of all of those election results...Kevin and Andrew discuss the results of the ballot proposals, local elections, and more.
46:04
November 09, 2021
Do Governor Hochul's new gun laws mean we're finally safe?
Kevin discusses new gun laws happening in NY, plus other news
45:54
November 09, 2021
NY Ballot Questions: what do they say and what will they do?
Kevin discusses the 5 NY ballot proposals. Do you know what you're voting on when you get into the voting booth? From changes to redistricting, new "rights", to voting changes, you can go into Election day informed.  See the proposal details and constitution changes here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/2021BallotProposals.html
46:05
November 01, 2021
Temporary measures in New York?
Security in Schools? Open Streets? Vison Zero? M@nd@tes? How effective? How long? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:25
November 01, 2021
Did the US fund gain of function research in China? Plus roads, replacing everyone with government workers
Kevin and Tim breaking down that story about Dr. Fauci's NIH funding gain of function research in China, plus more on the government trying to find solutions to (self imposed) worker shortages. 
46:01
November 01, 2021
More On Media and wait there's more!!
Tim O'Connor talks media
47:46
November 01, 2021
What is NYC doing to communities?
How do we build communities? How to we create growth at the local level? NYC has some ideas... bad idea, but ideas... that are coming to us all! What should we do? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:54
November 01, 2021
Accidently posted fake news, Colin Powell, and more
Kevin talks about the story of the Nike Executive who killed someone, criminal justice reform, Colin Powell's legacy. 
46:06
November 01, 2021
Can the national guard just fix everything? Plus inflation
Tim and Kevin talk about whether governments want to use the national guard to fix labor shortages, whether there was a conspiracy to replace trollies with cars (there totally was!) and other issues of the day. 
46:01
November 01, 2021
Is there a pilot strike over vaccine mandates? Plus the debt ceiling
Demond Kennedy from the Liberty Show joins for the first half to talk about the debt ceiling. Second half, we dive into whether there is a actually an aircrew strike happening at Southwest.  Source: https://www.facebook.com/memepoliceman/posts/2707298889564057
45:49
October 14, 2021
What do NYers really want?
I've been traveling and asking and I think I know what NYers are worried about. What do you think? Is our Governor getting it right? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe. 
46:10
October 14, 2021
Columbus Day, Where are the port issues coming from?
Thoughts on Columbus Day / Indigenous People's Day plus why the heck is everything stuck at the Port in Long Beach, CA. 
46:15
October 14, 2021
Is Facebook making our lives worse for profit?
Frances Haugen has leaked thousands of pages on Facebook's internal research into how their algorithms have been impacting societies all over the world including but not limited to impacts on society in general and teen girls. Have they been knowingly making life worse for people across the globe? Kevin and Andrew discuss. 
46:09
October 14, 2021
Tricky medical studies and why we should privatize the post office.
The study: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.30.21262866v1 Analysis: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/peer-review-of-a-vaers-dumpster-dive/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=peer-review-of-a-vaers-dumpster-dive
45:58
October 14, 2021
Do you have the right to put someone else in danger?
Tim and Kevin talk about whether you have a right to do something that puts *someone else* in danger. How much risk can you impose on someone else. We discuss how this applies to driving, vaccines, and more. 
45:59
October 04, 2021
Was Mike Pompeo's CIA plotting to assassinate Julian Assange? Kevin Wilson and Andrew Hollister
Kevin Wilson and Andrew Hollister dive into the alleged CIA plot to assassinate Julian Assange and redefine journalism. It'd be funny if they weren't trying to take away freedom to criticize the government.  https://news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-assassination-and-a-london-shoot-out-inside-the-ci-as-secret-war-plans-against-wiki-leaks-090057786.html?guccounter=1 
45:46
October 04, 2021
Medical layoffs hurt more than workers?
How do NYS medical layoffs affect hospitals? How about patients and essential services? And what about emergencies? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:57
October 04, 2021
The healthcare vaccine mandate hits today. What will happen?
Kevin talks about the healthcare vaccine mandate. What will the consequences be? Kevin breaks down why we should opposed far reaching state mandates. 
45:56
October 04, 2021
How are stats manipulated?
Kevin and Tim discuss how statistics can be manipulated
46:06
October 04, 2021
Lunchtime Libertarian Politics: Medical freedom with William Van Helmond and Robert Clements
Tim O'Connor talks medical freedom and interiews William Van Helmond and Robert Clements
47:19
October 04, 2021
Are we seeing the impact of parole reform in Rochester already? Kevin Wilson and Andrew Hollister
Some high profile incidents in Rochester are getting people to talk about the "Less is More" law. Did this law cause a potentially dangerous person about to be charged with murder to be released? Was there a miscommunication. Kevin and Andrew break down what the law actually does, how it impacts us, and talk about other reasons for fluctuating. https://freakonomics.com/2006/03/16/lets-do-the-crime-drop-again/
45:56
October 04, 2021
NYS supports black markets?
How do NYS policies on Cannabis, Family Court, Firearms, Vaping and Lockdowns promote the black market? And what about new parole reform? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:55
October 04, 2021
Is Biden Spying on your bank account?
A new proposal coming from Treasury/Biden about looking at all bank accounts with more than $600 in transaction. It's to stop "rich" tax evaders. 
46:06
October 04, 2021
Will government ration healthcare for political reasons?
Kevin talks about how the Biden administration controls the nation's supplies of a covid treatment: monoclonal antibodies. Are they limiting Florida's supply for political reasons? Why are the feds controlling this in the first place?
46:00
October 04, 2021
Medical Freedom isn't freedom enough for me.
Tim O'Connor on medical freedom, mandates, and 9/11
46:05
October 04, 2021
Rochester buses, Texas abortion laws, Apple privacy, and Fake news
Kevin and Andrew discussing the Rochester school bus situation, Texas abortion law, apple news, maybe some fake news.
46:14
September 09, 2021
DeBlasio for Governor?
Will NYC Mayor DeBlasio run for Governor? Is NYC a good predictor for the rest if the state? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:42
September 09, 2021
Tim from the Liberty show: can you talk with an anarcho-communist?
Tim from the Liberty show joins Kevin to talk about his recent conversation with someone from the extreme far left
45:41
September 09, 2021
Interview with Hartwick Town Board Candidate Bryan LoRusso
Tim O'Connor talks with Bryan LoRusso, running for Hartwick Town Board
49:13
September 09, 2021
Andrew Hollister is back!
Andrew Hollister joins Kevin on the show again to talk about travel to Europe, employer vaccine mandates, Russian ammo, and the new governor. 
45:55
September 03, 2021
NYC Lt. Governor? A Left or Right shift?
Can NYS Gov. Hochul distance herself from Cuomo? Why did she pick a NYC liberal as a Lt. Gov? What changes does this mean? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:14
September 01, 2021
One more drone strike, CDC actions unconstitutional, more on reading COVID news
Kevin talks about the drone strike in Afghanistan that took out more than ISIS, the CDC eviction moratorium, and how to read some of those studies coming out of Israel. https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-doctors-find-severe-covid-19-breakthrough-cases-mostly-older-sicker-2021-08-20/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-27/previous-covid-prevents-delta-infection-better-than-pfizer-shot
44:34
August 30, 2021
Hochul Cuomo Data and Prattsville
Tim O'Connor hosting, talking about Hochul Cuomo Data and Prattsville
47:09
August 30, 2021
Guest Cody Anderson, Chair LPNY on Gov Hochul
For the first half of the show, Kevin speaks with Cody Anderson, the Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York on his open letter to the new Governor. 
46:19
August 30, 2021
The Fair and Farewell? NYS Fair and King Cuomo's last day
The King is Dead.. Long LIVE the Queen? What's next for NYS and how is the NYS fair going after my weekend visit?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:52
August 25, 2021
Ivermectin in the news again, Vaccines get FDA approval
Kevin talks about the FDA warning people not to take veterinary ivermectin, plus the FDA approving one of the big vaccines
46:12
August 25, 2021
Afghanistan, Cuomo, Fake News
Tim and Kevin talk a little more about Afghanistan, the end of Cuomo's reign, and some fake news
45:57
August 25, 2021
Tim O'Conner a little more on Afghanistan and the cost of failure
Tim O'Conner a little more on Afghanistan and the cost of failure
48:57
August 25, 2021
Guest: How do we get our allies out of Afghanistan?
Kevin is joined by Ellen Smith of Keeping Our Promise, an organization dedicated to helping wartime allies get to the United States. They talk about the bureaucratic process of obtaining a visa, keeping track of paper work, the ongoing danger for their families, and how they get over to the United States. Organization: https://www.keepingourpromise.org/
43:49
August 18, 2021
Restrictions & investigations continue in NY?
Fines and fees for compliance? Will NYC rules move across the state or even country? Should we just move forward and ignore Cuomo?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:50
August 18, 2021
The war in Afghanistan is coming to a sudden end. Did it have to be this way?
Ending the 20 year war in Afghanistan is a good thing. But our politicians and military leaders botched the exit badly. 
45:36
August 18, 2021
Which is worse? Welfare for families or corporate welfare?
Kevin and Tim are joined by Demond Kennedy from the Liberty Show to talk about welfare. They talk about some of the bad incentives involved in assistance to families and the terrible structure of hidden corporate welfare.  Plus, Fake News Friday
45:53
August 13, 2021
Dr. Mark Barreto and Duane Whitmer
Tim O'Connor interview Dr. Mark Barreto and Duane Whitmer 
48:50
August 13, 2021
Will there be any other consequences for Cuomo's actions? With employment attorney Helen Rella
Kevin talks with employment attorney Helen Rella about Cuomo's actions and what the law actually says. 
45:50
August 11, 2021
Checking us all? Everywhere? Forever? + BREAKING CUOMO RESIGNATION
Larry Sharpe plans to talk about proving vaccine status when entering private businesses, but ends up talking about Cuomo's resignation
45:60
August 11, 2021
Should you let Apple look at all of your photos? What if it's to protect children?
Kevin talks about the compromises to liberty we make to pursue safety.  Apple's Orwellian idea: https://www.cato.org/blog/apples-iphone-now-built-surveillance Plus, cars with built in breathalyzers. 
46:11
August 11, 2021
Cuomo Scandal gets more serious, private vs public mandates
Kevin and Tim talk about the AG report on Cuomo's sexual harassment, plus the difference between private vaccine requirements for businesses in Rochester vs. the city mandates in NYC. 
46:02
August 06, 2021
Everything is Politics? Business will be Poke-ONLY?
Has His Majesty, King Cuomo II, been smeared by politics and he's really done nothing wrong?  Will he get New York business to go "No Poke - No Service"? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:14
August 06, 2021
Who's building the lockdown narrative again?
Kevin talking about how the pro-lockdown media and anti-vaxxers are reinforcing a narrative that'll get governments to look at masking and lockdowns again.
46:03
August 06, 2021
Nuclear Power vs Solar, Fake News
Tim and Kevin chat about energy and fake news. 
46:03
August 06, 2021
Mandates & Harassment? DeBlasio & Cuomo
Will there be more mandates in NYC? Testing? Can Cuomo survive harassment and corruption allegations? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:59
August 06, 2021
Are space billionaires a good thing?
Kevin talks more in depth about whether it's a good thing that people like Jeff Bezos are launching themselves into space. What are the risks? Could they have used that money for something else?
46:03
July 26, 2021
Civility Laws, Rochester Mayor Indicted AGAIN, Billionaires in space
Tim and Kevin talk about a law against vulgar lawn signs, Rochester Mayor indicted on gun charges (and whether this is a good thing), and a little bit about the Bezos rocket
48:32
July 26, 2021
Stephanie Jackson - Should we divide NYS?
Tim interviews Stephanie Jackson about dividing NY and more
53:37
July 26, 2021
Mike Falk, Lima Town Supervisor
Kevin interviews the Lima Town Supervisor, Mike Falk about how he got into politics, some history of Lima, NY, and how towns interact with NYS. 
42:08
July 26, 2021
Guest Shawn Hannon - unanswered news questions, fake news, Haiti, Cuba
Host of Sports Clicks and Politics, answering some of the unanswered Questions about the current state of affairs. Maybe a little Fake NEWS, Haiti Situation and Cuba.
45:53
July 19, 2021
Tim O'Connor with Jim Ostrowski, A discussion about the Jordan O'Neil case
Tim interviews Jim Ostrowski about various items. 
46:06
July 19, 2021
What is a village anyway? Mayor of Honeoye Falls Rick Milne
Kevin talks with the Mayor of the Village of Honeoye Falls Rick Milne. They talk about the challenges villages face in NYS, what a Village actually is, sidewalks, zoning, and bringing new development.  https://www.facebook.com/RickMilne4Legislature
46:30
July 15, 2021
Banning Chik-Fil-A in New York?
Should NYS judge companies for taxpayer funds? How can we decide, politically, socially, etc..?  What are other solutions? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe. 
45:25
July 15, 2021
Trump lawsuit, Gulf of Mexico on Fire, Cuban uprising
Kevin talks about why the Trump social media lawsuit is them grifting again, government run companies setting the ocean on fire, some of the reasons we're seeing an uprising in Cuba. 
45:51
July 13, 2021
More on Gun Violence and Fake News Friday
Kevin and Tim keep talking about the gun violence in NYS, whether Trump is libertarian, and Fake News Friday. 
46:01
July 13, 2021
Tim talks to Derrick Gibson
Tim talks to Derrick Gibson
45:55
July 13, 2021
Cuomo's New Emergency Orders. What does this mean for your freedom?
Kevin talks about Cuomo's latest emergency declaration targeting gun violence. 
45:25
July 13, 2021
No more To-Go Booze, but plenty of Fireworks?
Why can't we take out alcohol? What are the consequences? Why are New York streets filled with fireworks? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:04
July 07, 2021
The 4th of July is still worth celebrating
Kevin talks about why the 4th of July is still worth celebrating
44:14
July 07, 2021
Critical Race Theory Redux with The Liberty Show
Kevin is joined by the hosts of The Liberty Show: Kevin Fortune, Demond Kennedy, and Tim Smith to talk about critical race theory. Is there still racism in the law? Do we need to teach about it in school?
45:54
July 03, 2021
Tim O'Connor and guests
Tim talks issues of the day with Larry Sharpe, others who call into the show
45:18
July 02, 2021
More unauthorized wars, government kidnapping in Alabama
There is an AUMF from 1957. It's just now getting repealed. 
46:09
June 30, 2021
No NYC Cabs and an ex-Cop Mayor?
Where are NYC cabs and why? What does an ex-cop mayor mean for NYC now and in the future? How does this affect the rest of the state and country? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:10
June 30, 2021
National statistics can't inform local policy and local problems don't require national solutions.
Kevin talks about the problems with violence and policing in Rochester. How do we separate national stats from local problems and focus on local solutions? 
45:57
June 30, 2021
Fake News Friday - McAfee, Biden suggests you get an F-15, grads, and more
Tim and Kevin talk about the big issues on this Fake News Friday
46:02
June 30, 2021
Special Guest Tom Quiter
Tim starts the show but gets a surprise guest call in: Tom Quiter
45:56
June 25, 2021
Illegal Drugs and Inflation? Why?
Why are prices going up? Why aren't people rushing back to work? Why is there such an influx in drugs? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:53
June 23, 2021
What the heck is Critical Race Theory and is it in our schools?
Kevin dives into critical race theory. What is it actually, is it being taught to our kids, and should we do anything about it?
46:20
June 21, 2021
Government Makes Juneteenth a national holiday. Is this controversial?
Kevin and Tim talk about Juneteenth and whether there is any real controversy about making this a federal holiday. Plus, Fake News Friday
46:16
June 18, 2021
New Thursday Host Tim O'Connor!
Tim O'Connor, former candidate for NYS Senate and Central NY resident settles in for his first solo show. He'll be hosting Thursday's moving forward. 
45:41
June 18, 2021
No masks, no worries and no $15 Internet?
So, if you got jabbed, no worries? No jab, that's your problem? What happened to wearing it for "them"?  And by the way ,what happened to $15 Internet? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:60
June 15, 2021
Rochester Police Accountability Board Loses Disciplinary Power, What does it mean for your police department?
Kevin talks about a recent NYS Supreme Court ruling saying the Rochester Police Accountability Board can't use it's disciplinary power. What does that mean for police accountability and your town in NYS? 
43:53
June 14, 2021
Conspiracy Reality Vs Conspiracy Theories
Kevin and Tim talk about some conspiracy theories that turned out to be true and a few that might not be true. COVID stuff, aliens, and whether birds are real all come up. 
46:03
June 11, 2021
Tim O'Connor 2nd Time Hosting: media coverage of early COVID, new gun laws, and more
Tim and Kevin talk about media issues, a new law that creates liability for gun manufacturers in NYS, and after a caller suggested it; whether the CIA funded Facebook. 
46:03
June 10, 2021
Talking Rochester Issues with Marcus Williams
Candidate for Rochester City Council Marcus Williams joined Kevin to talk about issues in the city of Rochester and some possible solutions.  More info on Marcus here: https://marcusforrochester.squarespace.com/
44:52
June 09, 2021
Will King Cuomo Reinstate Our Privileges?
Can we play in the school yard? Can we go sporting events? Can we have our Rights... I mean... privileges back? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:12
June 09, 2021
The Facui Emails
Kevin talks about the actually issues with the Fauci emails outside of the nothing burgers going around on social media. 
45:58
June 08, 2021
Friends from the Liberty Show: What is the legacy of the TEA Party
Kevin talks with Tim Smith and Patrick about their upcoming show with Debbie Dooley, what the legacy of the TEA Party is, and what conservatism even means. 
43:55
June 04, 2021
Tim O'Conner joins the show: lead laws, bail reform, and education
Tim O'Conner will be a regular on A Free Solution! We talk about new enforcement for lead laws, bail reform, and education
44:02
June 04, 2021
Should we release old people from jail?
Should people who are 55+ and served 15 years in jail get a shot a parole? What is parole supposed to determine anyway? What do we accomplish by putting someone in jail?
44:01
June 03, 2021
High prices & violence, relationships or lockdowns?
What is public safety about? What of of black markets have the lockdowns created?  Why are prices and crime rising? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:57
June 02, 2021
Why are people having so much trouble talking about China?
Kevin talks about the coverage of the Wuhan lab leak and how it suddenly became popular for mainstream media sources to talk about this instead of labeling anyone who does a conspiracy theorist. 
46:11
May 29, 2021
New York Crime, Bribes & Guns?
What's happening with crime in subways and on the streets? Why are we giving "free" college away to teenagers? Why is NY attacking  gun shops and owners?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:12
May 29, 2021
Masks and Schools in NYC?
Are masks going away? What about schools for next semester? How are city residents reacting? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:11
May 29, 2021
Lovely Warren's Husband Arrest for Cocaine and Guns, Cuomo's New Investigations
We talk about the arrest of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's husband for cocaine and unregistered guns, plus her response to that.  https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/large-police-presence-at-home-registered-to-rochester-mayor-lovely-warren/
46:17
May 21, 2021
Using the Pandemic as an excuse of everything?
Was everything so good BEFORE the pandemic? Is everything bad only because of the pandemic? What effects has is caused?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:49
May 21, 2021
Guest Jack Hunter: Is Libertarian Populism The Future of Politics?
Jack Hunter joins AFS to talk about populism, defines some libertarian populist issues, and discusses some of the ways libertarians and Republicans can leverage the zeitgeist to advance their principles.  Jack Hunter's Article: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-right-kind-of-realignment/ Follow him on Twitter at @jackhunter74
44:02
May 19, 2021
A Giuliani in Albany & Violence in NYC? -
Can a Giuliani be New York State's Governor? Is violence in our cities a cue for more policing/oversight in New York? What will happen? What should?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:14
May 19, 2021
More on Israel and Palestine, Does Apple Care About Your Privacy?
Kevin responds to an odd listener message on Israel / Palestine stuff Is Apple really respecting your privacy with the latest update? How to actually keep your communications private.  See what ads you've clicked on https://www.facebook.com/ads/activity See what sites you've visited are sending data back to Facebook (this is the only thing the Apple update impacts) https://www.facebook.com/off_facebook_activity/ FEE article I referenced: https://fee.org/articles/apple-just-proved-privacy-is-still-popular-the-us-government-should-pay-attention/
46:10
May 18, 2021
CDC Catches up on masks, Israel and Palestine conflict flares up
Kevin talks about the CDC finally updating the recommendations to what the smart folks have been saying for months. 
46:12
May 17, 2021
New York State audits those who leave?
Does NYS check your private records when you move to collect taxes? Is your two home solution going to backfire? How can we do better? Those questions and more
46:09
May 14, 2021
Responding to listener concerns on Trump/Biden Tariffs and Overspending
Kevin got a nice long letter about one of his previous shows re: tariffs, inflation, and other policies contributing to higher prices
45:41
May 11, 2021
When you see passive voice in headlines, media might be protecting government
Kevin covers some grammar issue related to how the media discusses what happens when police kill someone, some tariff stuff, and school reopening stuff. 
43:59
May 07, 2021
Rent & Evictions? What's coming?
Is rent due for everyone in July? What are the repercussions of yes? What about no?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:44
May 07, 2021
Guest - Bob Confer - Challenges of Manufacturing in New York
Kevin is joined by Bob Confer, President of Confer Plastics, about the various challenges of operating a manufacturing based business in New York. Discussions include Cuomo's COVID restrictions and their lingering impacts, the continued impact of shutting down factories last year on supplies, tariff issues, and the HERO act. 
43:55
May 05, 2021
Opening NYS and Better MTA? Lifting restrictions in NY
Are we finally open in May? What about shots? Will public service be better? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:51
May 04, 2021
What news have we missed?
Kevin talks about some news items he missed - NY losing a congressional seat by 89 people, Biden's Join Address, vaccine news and more. 
46:03
May 04, 2021
Friends from the Liberty Show; immigration, Biden's Joint Address, and Fake News Friday.
Kevin is joined by guests from The Liberty Show Tim Smith and Patrick Sweet. They go over some of immigration points, Biden's joint address, and some fake news Friday items. Liberty Show Episode on Immigration: https://anchor.fm/thelibertyshow/episodes/22--Immigration-evf856
45:02
April 30, 2021
Our generous NY Governor? Lifting restrictions in NY
Is NY finally opening up? When? Why?  What is the long-term effect? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:13
April 30, 2021
Will COVID restrictions be arbitrary forever? And a plea to read past the headlines
Kevin talks about the new CDC mask guidelines, Cuomo's arbitrary rule changes, and a new study that shows the 6 foot rule ain't all it's cracked up to be. 
44:16
April 29, 2021
Running from NYC Schools?
Why are so many parents leaving NYC schools? Is it indoctrination? Will it spread?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:49
April 29, 2021
Tim O'Connor - HERO Act, Scaffold Laws, Rent Control and more
Kevin is joined by Tim O'Connor, a former Libertarian candidate for NYS Senate and member of the Libertarian Party of New York Legislative Affairs subcommittee to talk about some upcoming NYS laws including the HERO act, rent control/rent freezes, scaffold laws, and more. 
43:57
April 26, 2021
ROC City Councilman Jose Peo: dirt bikes, safety, and other city challenges
What do you do when you have dozens of dirt bikes and ATVs riding through your neighborhood all the time? A serious question for many city residents. Plus, discussion about not fitting into the left-wing mold as a Democrat. 
45:60
April 23, 2021
New York Taxes, Mandates and School?
How can we handle Gov. Cuomo's new tax plan? How do we keep servicing NYers?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe. 
46:15
April 23, 2021
Derek Chauvin and warning about hot takes
Kevin talks about the Chauvin verdict. Did we fix policing yet? Plus, a warning about police hot-takes related to police shooting a 16 year old girl in Ohio.  Kevin also has some common sense talk on masks. 
45:59
April 23, 2021
NYC's "Vision Zero": Gov't will make us safe?
Mo' Rules, mo' safety? Is it working? Is it worse? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:06
April 21, 2021
What does a just outcome look like when police kill someone?
Kevin talks about some of the high profile police involved killings. Are they any policies that could have prevented this? When should someone go to jail?
46:17
April 20, 2021
Are left libertarians part of the liberty coalition?
Kevin talks with Brianna Coyle about left libertarians; who are they? What do they believe? Are they part of the libertarian coalition?  Brianna Coyle is the PR Director for the Libertarian Party of Queens and the Communications Director for Thomas Quiter's (L) NYS Senate campaign. Her article "The Need for a New Left + Right Libertarian Coalition" Follow Brianna on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/B1Coyle
45:49
April 16, 2021
Permission for us... not them?
"Allowing" us to eat out again? Gamble? But, still "no-knock" warrants?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:10
April 15, 2021
Government is really bad making risk tradeoffs
Kevin talks about the really bad risk tradeoffs the FDA made by shutting down the J&J vaccine and why that same zero risk mindset fueled the lockdowns. The government would eliminates personal choice in the question for perfect safety. 
43:39
April 15, 2021
Blood clots and books
Are blood clot scares slowing down shots? And how was Cuomo's book written?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
43:56
April 13, 2021
2 threats to 2A and is infrastructure racist?
Kevin talks about Biden's new gun control Executive Orders, the police incident in Virginia, and whether it's silly to call infrastructure racist. 
44:58
April 13, 2021
Larry Sharpe on the NYS budget
How much, what, why? What will be the results?  Those questions and more
44:02
April 09, 2021
Kevin Wilson: What's in the state budget? And a small rant on media bias
Kevin talks about budget priorities and a note on the DeSantis/60 minutes. 
44:58
April 09, 2021
Good NY Sentencing Reform?
Sentencing reform in NY? Will it work? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:37
April 06, 2021
Kevin gets the vaccine & the new infrastructure bill
Kevin talks about getting the vaccine, the narrative libertarians should be telling about the pandemic, and starting to take a look at the infrastructure bill and PRO act. 
46:07
April 05, 2021
Friends from The Liberty Show: Executive Orders, GA Voting Laws, and Fake News
Kevin is joined by Kevin Fortune, Tim Smith, and Demond Kennedy from The Liberty Show to discuss their upcoming episode on Biden's executive orders, GA voting laws, and Fake News Friday.  Are the new changes to the GA voting laws; are they just virtue signaling to Republican voters?  Are they as bad as Democrats say?  Tim Smith wants to bring back the poll tax and tells us you can buy his vote with a Frappuccino.  Making meth in America again
44:50
April 02, 2021
NYS Raising Money via Cannabis
How will cannabis help our state? How will benefit? What else will we need? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:05
April 02, 2021
Mask Mandates and The Impact of Lockdowns with Brad Polumbo from FEE
Kevin talks a little about marijuana legalization in NYS, whether mask mandates worked, and in the second half, the overall impact of lockdowns with Brad Polumbo, an editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.  Brad's Aricle: https://fee.org/articles/free-states-faring-far-better-than-lockdown-states-in-one-huge-way-new-data-show/ Brad's podcast, Breaking Boundaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFUXoMmjzaeD5RjGPNGHSQ 
44:58
March 31, 2021
What's the real COVID Response Damage?
What is happening now? What should we do? Will NYC return? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:04
March 31, 2021
Passports to move in your own state?
What will be the result? Will there be exceptions? What about the future? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
43:60
March 30, 2021
A Dangerous court case and a fan request about ivermectin
Kevin talks about a court case that might end up at the Supreme court which will threaten what's left of the 4th Amendment. Plus, a fan request on Ivermectin. Can Ivermectin end the COVID pandemic?
44:45
March 27, 2021
Legal Weed in New York?
Will farmers be helped? Will there be justice system reform? Will the taxes save our budget?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:06
March 27, 2021
BLM goes after Wegmans and What can we do to prevent another Steven Amenhauser?
Kevin talks about the Wegmans in his neighborhood becoming the target of BLM activists and whether the criminal justice system could have prevented the death of Steven Amenhauser. 
44:53
March 24, 2021
BONUS Content: James Brown on self censorship, sec 230, and getting crows to do our bidding
We have some uninterrupted bonus discussion on some issues we couldn't cover during the main show, including whether or not newspapers like the NYT are engaging in self censorship, whether we owe anyone a platform, why crows should do our bidding, and section 230 reform. 
37:38
March 24, 2021
Evictions scams and new Trump Social Media?
What should home buyers be aware of? Trump will be back on Social Media? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:55
March 23, 2021
Apologies and Punishment
Who should apologize? What is just punishment? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
46:15
March 23, 2021
Kevin sees Cuomo's strategy and what people are getting wrong about the Atlanta shooting
Kevin talks about how Cuomo is using Trump's strategy to escape accountability and why the media narrative around the Atlanta shooting oversimplifies (and even obscures) a complex problem. 
44:48
March 19, 2021
More ethnic violence and fear?
Is there more sporadic violence? Should we be afraid? What will be the results? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
44:19
March 18, 2021
Medical Consent for Moms and Why Government Makes Having A Baby Worse
Kevin talks with Professor Lauren Hall from RIT about why the US has one of the highest maternal death rates in the developed world, how medical consent is lost for women giving birth, advocating for your medical rights, and all of the terrible government policies (especially in NYS) that make these problems much worse.
46:27
March 18, 2021
Educating NY kids?
How are we teaching? What are we teaching? What should we be doing? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
43:15
March 17, 2021
Mo' Money... Still Mo' Problems?
Is $208B real? Can we tax our way out of this?  Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:55
March 16, 2021
We're not paying enough attention to that $1.9 Trillion "COVID" bill
Kevin tackles an issue that *should* be the #1 news story. The $1.9 Trillion COVID bill. Most of it isn't for COVID, it's a slush fund of long standing democratic priorities. 
44:59
March 12, 2021
More Royal Scandals? Who is going down?
Is Cuomo in real trouble? Will Republican be effective? Those questions and more with Larry Sharpe
45:53
March 12, 2021
Catching up on Cuomo's latest scandals
Kevin is back after the birth of his son! He catches up on some pop news, then spends the rest of the show examining Cuomo's newest scandals.  Issues with the Mario Cuomo bridge: https://www.businessinsider.com/mario-cuomo-bridge-safety-issues-structural-problems-governor-tappan-zee-2021-3 Issues with the road salt in Adirondacks: https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Editorial-Don-t-hide-salty-truth-16013288.php
44:46
March 11, 2021