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Jim Gearhart, New Jersey's No. 1 morning radio talk show host for more than 25 years, returns — turning his his acerbic wit and blunt insight to the state of affairs in New Jersey.

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Jim Gearhart, New Jersey's No. 1 morning radio talk show host for more than 25 years, returns — turning his his acerbic wit and blunt insight to the state of affairs in New Jersey.

    Why I have hope for us all in the coronavirus shutdowns

    Why I have hope for us all in the coronavirus shutdowns

    Jim Gearhart, safe at home and speaking by Skype to Bob Williams, asks: "Can the most spoiled, frantically self-indulgent, self-absorbed population on the earth morph into self-sacrificing, self-disciplined, responsible, socially concerned population?"

    "I think it can," Jim says.

    Here why in a special remote edition of the weekly Jim Gearhart Show podcast and Facebook Live show.

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    • 35 min
    Coronavirus: What could leaders say to calm you? Anything?

    Coronavirus: What could leaders say to calm you? Anything?

    Jim Gearhart, an octogenarian, has seen a lot, but he's never seen anything like the novel coronavirus, he says in the latest edition of the weekly Jim Gearhart Show podcast and Facebook Live show.

    Speaking with the New Jersey 101.5 audience, he took a comment from a user who said she doesn't think President Donald Trump in his address last week did enough to calm a worried nation.

    "I don't know if anybody could say enough to calm the nation," Jim said.

    Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.
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    ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

    • 35 min
    Bag the bans? Let's ban the bags, right away

    Bag the bans? Let's ban the bags, right away

    Jim Gearhart is wholly behind effort to ban single-use plastic bags in New Jersey. But he asks ... why wait 18 months?

    Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.
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    ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

    • 32 min
    We need more immigrants? How about we keep the people we have?

    We need more immigrants? How about we keep the people we have?

    From 2010 through 2018, New Jersey lost about 443,000 due to outmigration, a Rutgers study finds. And it makes the case that without enough people moving in -- including immigrants -- our economy and way of life could be in rough shape.

    Jim Gearhart asks: Why don't we just try to keep those 443,000 people around?

    Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.
    ... iTunes https://goo.gl/hF855A
    ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

    • 31 min
    Tax the millionaires? They're not going anywhere

    Tax the millionaires? They're not going anywhere

    Get ready for Gov. Phil Murphy to propose a millionaire's tax ... again.

    Opponents say it'll push job-makers and big taxpayers out of New Jersey, leaving the rest of us on the hook. But does the math really work out?

    Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.
    ... iTunes https://goo.gl/hF855A
    ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

    • 15 min
    In defense of having kids impersonate slaves

    In defense of having kids impersonate slaves

    A Toms River, New Jersey teacher came under fire this month for a lesson in which, according to some students, he had children impersonating slaves. Some said he made whip sounds and made students lay on the floor, pretending to be on a slave ship.

    But, Jim Gearhart asks ... what's so wrong with that?

    Watch Jim on Facebook Live : 

    https://www.facebook.com/nj1015/videos/531074327760166/

    Get the Jim Gearhart Show podcast on the New Jersey 101.5 app.
    ... iTunes https://goo.gl/hF855A
    ... and Google Play: https://goo.gl/7GnJzZ

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Rus45 ,

Sound variations

Great show, poor delivery.

You guys are radio professionals and podcast armatures have better sound quality. Your intro/outro sound is extremely loud then when Jim comes in you need to turn up your volume, then when you have someone talk in the back ground you won’t be able to hear them and if you turn up your volume for that when Jim comes back in be ready for you eardrums blasted.

Please get everyone on the same level and make this great show more enjoyable.

>avg joe ,

Real reporting

I miss your morning radio broadcasts, you were one of the very few who offered balanced viewpoints. Today we just get hosts who are 1000% for or against whatever the topic with no middle ground. Perhaps you should lecture wanna be radio hosts the right way things should be done.

Thank you for the many hours of joy you brought to my morning drive. God bless.

IndyWynn ,

Hey Jim!

It was impossible to keep the morning show a part of my ride to work when I heard you were unable to work, that you wouldn’t be back at the mic.
Out of the blue a few days ago I was thumbing through features on my iPhone and caught a photo of you with your GRIP cap and head phones on. “Hey! That looks like Jim Gerhart!” Sure enough! Pod Casts are new way of listening on my phone but I am listening! Good to hear your voice! This made me so happy!
Welcome back! I so enjoy listening to your show! Heck with missing live radio broadcasts! You were so very missed! I’ve a bit of catching up to do and look forward to this! I may start taking walks at break time again! XXO

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