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Chad Benson doesn't look or sound like a typical talk radio host. And that's a GREAT thing. Conversational, informative, irreverent and very FUNNY. Chad's take on the issues offers a refreshing sound that gives talk listeners the hard news and opinion that they need in a thoughtful, entertaining way that they CRAVE.

November 16, 2018   (00:28:19)11-16-2018
Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.
November 15, 2018   (00:28:00)11-15-2018
President Donald Trump continued to spread unsubstantiated conspiracies about voter fraud in American elections as midterm election ballots continue to be counted and recounted in key races in Florida and Georgia. Trump has aggressively accused elections officials of forging and ...
Drew Rheinhardt, Co-owner of the Phoenix Reptile Expo   (00:06:42)11-15-2018
Co-owner of the Phoenix Reptile Expo, Drew Rheinhardt joins to talk about the Phoenix Reptile Expo this weekend in Mesa, Arizona.  
Jessie Jane Duff, Gunnery Sergeant and Retired Marine   (00:08:25)11-15-2018
Gunnery Sergeant and Retired Marine, Jessie Jane Duff joins us to talk about border security and how the caravan will affect that. 
November 14, 2018   (00:27:58)11-14-2018
Two years of seething over 2016 and a late surge of voters seem to have helped Arizona Democrats narrowly break the state's recent Republican red domination.
November 13, 2018   (00:29:33)11-13-2018
CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secr...
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President - Research & Strategy for HighGround Inc.   (00:09:12)11-13-2018
Senior Vice President and Research & Strategy for HighGround Inc., Paul Bentz, joins to talk about Krysten Sinema being elected into the senate and if Arizona is turning purple.
November 12, 2018   (00:37:35)11-12-2018
Arizona officially has its first female senator to represent the state in Washington, D.C., and her name is Kyrsten Sinema.
David Tyda, Downtown Donut Festival Director   (00:14:28)11-9-2018
Downtown Donut Festival Director, David Tyda, joins to talk about the Downtown Donut Festival and what to expect when going to the event.
November 9, 2018   (00:29:06)11-9-2018
A day after overtaking McSally, who led by approximately 17,000 votes after Election Day, Sinema expanded her advantage to more than 21,000 votes. 
November 7, 2018   (00:28:42)11-7-2018
President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "At your request I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly. Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general, the President said.
Beth Lewis, Teacher and Chair of Save Our Schools Arizona   (00:09:36)11-7-2018
Teacher and Chair of Save Our Schools Arizona, Beth Lewis joins to talk about the election results and what they mean for education moving forward.
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc   (00:07:40)11-7-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc, Paul Bentz, joins to talk midterm 2018 election results. What were the big surprises and why are we having to wait so long for the McSally vs. Sinema results?
November 5, 2018   (00:29:24)11-5-2018
The latest OH Predictive Insight/ABC15 poll showed Republican Senate hopeful Martha McSally leading Democratic opponent Kyrsten Sinema, 49 percent to 48 percent. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes expressed confidence that there won’t be a repeat of the major glitches that ...
David Clarke, Former Milwaukee Sheriff and Senior Advisor & Spokesman for America First Action   (00:08:37)11-5-2018
Former Milwaukee Sheriff and Senior Advisor & Spokesman for America First Action, David Clarke, joins to talk about the midterms and if there will be a blue wave or not.
Jonathan Paton, Former State Senator and Spokesman for Yes on 306   (00:06:49)11-5-2018
Former State Senator and Spokesman for Yes on 306, Jonathan Paton, joins us to talk about Prop 306. What does the prop say and what does a yes vote or a not vote mean?
November 2, 2018   (00:29:47)11-2-2018
The US economy added 250,000 jobs in October, significantly exceeding expectations, the unemployment rate remained at 3.7%, a 49-year low. Hispanic unemployment reached its lowest rate ever, at 4.4%.
November 1, 2018   (00:28:17)11-1-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc Paul Bentz joins to discuss the latest polls on the Arizona Senate race as well as what Props are on the ballot and what a yes or a no vote will mean.
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc   (00:15:54)11-1-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc Paul Bentz joins to discuss the latest polls on the Arizona Senate race as well as what Props are on the ballot and what a yes or a no vote will mean.
October 31, 2018   (00:28:50)10-31-2018
Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway joins us to discuss the midterms including the big Senate race in Arizona between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump   (00:09:45)10-31-2018
Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway joins us to discuss the midterms including the big Senate race in Arizona between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema.
October 30, 2018   (00:28:45)10-30-2018
President Trump says he plans to issue an executive order that will end birthright citizenship for children born in the United States.He made the statement in a taped interview with Axios that will air in an upcoming HBO special, but it’s an idea that he has floated previously ...
October 29, 2018   (00:28:46)10-29-2018
Eleven people were killed Saturday morning when a gunman stormed the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire on the congregants inside.
October 26, 2018   (00:29:09)10-26-2018
Following a nationwide manhunt, federal authorities have arrested a 56-year-old Florida man accused of sending a series of explosive devices to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump. The suspect, Cesar Sayoc, was arrested and charged with five federal crimes.
October 25, 2018   (00:27:56)10-25-2018
Megyn Kelly was once talked about as the future face of NBC News. Now, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, she has lost her perch as host of NBC's Today show.
October 24, 2018   (00:29:34)10-24-2018
Pipe bombs were sent to several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, setting off an intense investigation into whether a bomber is going after political figures vilified by the right wing.
October 23, 2018   (00:28:43)10-23-2018
President Donald Trump proudly asserted that he is a “nationalist” at a campaign event in Houston. A designation some of his fiercest critics have previously wielded against him as an attack on what they deem nativist policy pursuits by his administration.
October 22, 2018   (00:28:58)10-22-2018
President Donald Trump declared the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border.
October 19, 2018 - Hour 2   (00:43:23)10-19-2018
Trump held his rally tonight in Mesa, Arizona. Chad gives his reaction as well as guests reaction to Trump's speech. 
Chuck Coughlin, President & Chief Executive Officer High Ground Inc.   (00:11:24)10-19-2018
President & Chief Executive Officer High Ground Inc. Chuck Coughlin joins to give his reaction to Trump's speech. 
October 19, 2018 - Hour 1   (00:15:19)10-19-2018
President Donald Trump holds a rally in Mesa tonignt at 6:30pm to campaign for U.S. Senate hopeful Martha McSally and other Republican candidates.
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc   (00:07:16)10-19-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc Paul Bentz joins to talk about if Trump campainging for McSally will help her out in the Senate race.
Jim Cross, KTAR News Reporter   (00:06:18)10-19-2018
KTAR News Reporter, Jim Cross, joins to talk about how the crowd is at the Trump Rally and how protestors are reacting. 
October 17, 2018   (00:27:51)10-17-2018
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sued the New York Times for libel, in a complaint filed Tuesday night. Arpaio was seeking $147.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages, court documents showed.
October 16, 2018   (00:28:59)10-16-2018
Viewers across the country tuned in Monday night as Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema faced off for the first time before the Nov. 6 election for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona.The debate was contentious, with both lawmakers debating topics that included ...
Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee   (00:09:57)10-16-2018
Chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel joins to talk about the senate race between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona as well as other Mid Terms in the country. 
Chuck Todd, Meet the Press   (00:05:59)10-16-2018
Chuck Todd of Meet the Press joins to talk about the Mid Terms including the senate race between Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally. 
October 15, 2018   (00:29:15)10-15-2018
Tonight’s highly anticipated debate between Arizona’s U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, could be a critical moment in the contentious, high-stakes race.
October 12, 2018   (00:27:53)10-12-2018
Kanye's monologue leaves Trump speechless. Kanye West met with President Trump at the White House discussing an array of topics including criminal justice reform, job opportunities for ex-convicts and his Yeezy brand.
Dawn Penich-Thacker, Communications Director of Save Our Schools Arizona   (00:09:13)10-11-2018
Communications Director of Save Our Schools Arizona Dawn Penich-Thacker joins to talk about Prop 305. What is the exact wording of the Prop on the ballot and what will happen if passed.
David Lujan, Director of Arizona Center for Economic Progress   (00:09:11)10-11-2018
Director of Arizona Center for Economic Progress, David Lujan joins to give the details of Prop 126. As well as, why he says to vote no on the prop. 
October 11, 2018   (00:29:36)10-11-2018
With the elections coming up, voters are going to have more than just candidates to vote for but what do the props mean and why should you or should you not vote for them. 
October 10, 2018   (00:28:01)10-10-2018
Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 with top winds of 155 mph, became the strongest storm since Hurricane Camille in 1969 and the third most powerful ever on record to hit the U.S.
October 9, 2018   (00:28:50)10-9-2018
President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, said on Tuesday that she would resign at the end of the year, marking the departure of one of the few high-profile women in the Trump administration. In a political world seemingly incapable of being shocked, t...
October 8, 2018   (00:28:39)10-8-2018
Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the White House, President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of "lies and deception" intent on derailing his confirmation.
October 5, 2018   (00:28:56)10-5-2018
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he plans to vote yes on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court “unless something big changes.” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announces she will vote yes as well.
October 4, 2018   (00:28:56)10-4-2018
The general consensus so far from Republicans who have viewed the FBI report about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background is that it yields no new information or additional corroborating information. Democrats, however, are blasting the report as severely incomplete.
Andy Biggs, Arizona Congressman   (00:08:39)10-3-2018
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs joins to talk about a new V.A. bill as well as his reaction to the Kavanaugh testimony and FBI investigation.
October 3, 2018   (00:31:19)10-3-2018
The FBI background check of Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared to remain curtailed in its scope Wednesday even as agents neared the end of their work, opening up the possibility that the bureau would again face criticism over what some will view as a lackluster investigation.
October 2, 2018   (00:26:14)10-2-2018
The FBI’s yet-unfinished findings into misconduct allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will be the most sought-after documents in Washington once the bureau completes its investigation in the coming days.
October 1, 2018   (00:28:41)10-1-2018
The White House has authorized the F.B.I. to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long as the review is finished by the end of the week. Tropical Storm Rosa neared Me...
September 28, 2018   (00:27:06)9-28-2018
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday after Republicans and the White House agreed to a one-week delay so the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.Two protesters confronted Sen. Jeff ...
September 28, 2018   (00:31:10)9-27-2018
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee heard from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the federal judge of sexual misconduct while both were in high school.
September 26, 2018   (00:28:09)9-26-2018
A third woman has presented the Senate Judiciary Committee with allegations of inappropriate behavior by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of sexually aggressive behavior at alcohol-fueled parties when he was in high school.
September 25, 2018   (00:28:25)9-25-2018
On Tuesday afternoon, Bill Cosby was processed at the Montgomery Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pennsylvania after being sentenced to 3-10 years in a state prison. He was also fined $25,000 plus the costs of prosecution. Cosby was then moved to State Correctional Instituti...
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc   (00:08:06)9-25-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc Paul Bentz joins to talk about the allegations towards Kavanaugh as well as what he took from the Gubernatorial debates. Plus what are the latest polls saying about the Arizona Senate race and is there a clear leader?
September 24, 2018   (00:28:42)9-24-2018
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein overestimated how angry President Trump would be after the New York Times' explosive report, a senior administration official told CNN. Rosenstein offered his resignation to Chief of Staff John Kelly after the story was published last Friday...
September 21, 2018   (00:28:51)9-21-2018
Senate Republicans on Friday extended a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over whether Ford will elaborate on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in public.
September 20, 2018   (00:28:59)9-20-2018
Christine Ford, the California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that she “would be prepared to testify next week," apparently backing off her bid for the FBI to first launch a new inquiry...
September 19, 2018   (00:28:42)9-19-2018
A growing number of students at west Phoenix high schools are creating new problems for district officials. The Phoenix Union High School District has been busy assessing whether new schools should be built or whether they should just redesign existing schools.
September 18, 2018   (00:28:50)9-18-2018
Democratic senators escalated their demands regarding a hearing to examine the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, suggesting Monday's scheduled public session with the Supreme Court nominee and his accuser is not enough, calling for more witnesses and more time fo...
September 17, 2018   (00:29:28)9-17-2018
Chair of Save Our Schools Arizona and Teacher Beth Lewis joins to talk about prop 305 as well as with the new school year underway, did teachers get the raise they were promised and what are they saying?
Beth Lewis, Chair of Save Our Schools Arizona and Teacher   (00:15:20)9-17-2018
Chair of Save Our Schools Arizona and Teacher Beth Lewis joins to talk about prop 305 as well as with the new school year underway, did teachers get the raise they were promised and what are they saying?
September 14, 2018   (00:27:46)9-14-2018
Authorities have confirmed 5 storm-related deaths, including a mother and her infant child who died after a tree fell on their home in New Hanover County, where the storm hit Friday morning with a 105 mph wind gust, the strongest wind in the city since 1958.
September 13, 2018   (00:26:15)9-13-2018
Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 mph winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.
Will Racke, Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter   (00:09:40)9-12-2018
Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter Will Racke joins to give the details on Arizona rancher Jim Chilton’s 50,000-acre spread along the U.S.-Mexico border and how it's allegedly ground zero for human smugglers, drug cartel members and illegal immigrants, and he has videos s...
September 12, 2018   (00:29:08)9-12-2018
Republicans lose ground in midterm polling in a place that should make Trump nervous. A new generic-ballot data point, courtesy of a poll from NPR and researchers at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, the study shows the Democrats have a 12-point advantage on the generic b...
September 11, 2018   (00:27:32)9-11-2018
Today marks the date 17 years ago of 9-11. Chad gives his memory of the tragic event and how it changed the United States.
September 10, 2018   (00:28:51)9-10-2018
Politics has changed into a popularity contest. Chad explains how.
September 7, 2018   (00:28:16)9-7-2018
 The American economy’s stamina was showcased Friday as the government reported that wages in August sprinted forward at their fastest pace since the recession ended and that the job creation streak extended to 95 months.Trump and Obama argue over whose economy it is.
9-6-18 Show Podcast   (00:28:31)9-6-2018
 The guessing game over who wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed from inside the Trump administration is in full swing.Publicly, the president and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders have called the author a “coward.” The president tweeted the single word “TREASO...
Paul Bentz, Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc   (00:06:26)9-5-2018
Senior Vice President of HighGround Inc Paul Bentz joins to talk about Jon Kyl being appointed to replace John McCain's seat in the Senate. Plus the upcoming elections and how the #RedForEd movement can play a factor.
September 5, 2018   (00:28:34)9-5-2018
The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. They have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. They believe publishin...
September 4, 2018   (00:28:25)9-4-2018
 Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court pick who could tilt American jurisprudence to the right for a generation, vowed to be neutral and impartial, shrugging off bitter Democratic demands for him to stall his own confirmation hearing until questions about his past are fully answere...
August 28, 2018 - Hour 2   (00:33:33)8-28-2018
Some voters in metro Phoenix faced technical issues at various polling places during Tuesday’s primary election, problems that county officials were aware of beforehand.
August 28, 2018 - Hour 1   (00:31:22)8-28-2018
Today are the primaries for Arizona and the voter numbers are up. The number of registered voters in Arizona has increased by 21,960 to 3.6 million active voters, according to the secretary of state’s office.  
August 29, 2018   (00:28:39)8-28-2018
Family, friends and others gathered Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain in the first of two days of local services. Plus the results from the Arizona primary.
August 27, 2018   (00:28:09)8-26-2018
John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81 after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. McCain was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war, conservative maverick, giant of the Senate, twice-defeated presidential candidate and an abrasive American hero with a t...
Kelli Ward, U.S. Senate Candidate and Tomi Lahren, Fox News Commentator   (00:10:43)8-24-2018
U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward and Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren join to talk about the primary election next Tuesday and what Kelli Ward brings to the table as a U.S. Senator if elected.
August 24, 2018   (00:28:10)8-24-2018
The family of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said in a statement that he was discontinuing treatment for brain cancer that was diagnosed a year ago.
August 23, 2018   (00:26:35)8-23-2018
Hours after being repeatedly insulted by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions just did something he rarely, if ever, does: He punched back.
August 22, 2018   (00:27:36)8-21-2018
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes.
August 14, 2018   (00:29:41)8-13-2018
A Florida mom whose son was recently hospitalized after he ate a "Dragon’s Breath" snack is warning others about the dangers of the liquid nitrogen-infused treat, especially for those with asthma.
August 13, 2018   (00:28:22)8-12-2018
President Donald Trump appeared to be unaware that Omarosa Manigault Newman was fired by White House chief of staff John Kelly as audio is released from Omarosa who taped her call with Trump after she was fired.
August 10, 2018   (00:29:00)8-9-2018
Brandon Straka created the #WalkAway campaign in mid-June of 2018, a social media movement that encourages lifelong liberals and Democrats to “walk away” from their party and explore conservative politics with an open mind.
August 8, 2018   (00:27:26)8-8-2018
Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's legal team has responded to the special counsel, the latest effort in ongoing negotiations over a possible interview.
August 9, 2018   (00:29:57)8-8-2018
A new poll from OH Predictive Insights of Phoenix, Arizona has put Representative Martha McSally in the lead of the Republican primary, but continuing to trail behind in the general election to Representative Kyrsten Sinema. The poll also finds a recurring theme of Arizona moder...
August 7, 2018   (00:28:31)8-7-2018
CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Donald Trump's personal attack on himself and NBA star LeBron James, saying "referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of racism in this country."
August 6, 2018   (00:28:50)8-6-2018
In light of all the commotion President Donald Trump has caused with his latest tweet storms, a new report claims that the president’s advisers are imploring him to stop tweeting about his son’s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.
August 3, 2018   (00:28:13)8-2-2018
The economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace last month, and the unemployment rate remained low. Payrolls grew by a lower-than-expected 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent.
August 1, 2018   (00:28:15)8-1-2018
President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday calling on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference came as his lawyers continue to haggle with the special counsel about the parameters of a potential pre...
August 2, 2018   (00:28:32)8-1-2018
Ohio State University placed its head football coach, Urban Meyer, on paid administrative leave on Wednesday as it investigates whether he was aware of domestic violence allegations against fired assistant coach Zach Smith.
July 31, 2018   (00:29:08)7-31-2018
The long-awaited trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort began Tuesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort is being charged with tax evasion and bank fraud in the first trial stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian ...
July 26, 2018   (00:29:01)7-26-2018
One Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on Interstate 10 late Wednesday in a Phoenix suburb.
July 25, 2018   (00:27:25)7-25-2018
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier.
July 24, 2018   (00:27:59)7-24-2018
President Donald Trump, a week after downplaying Russian interference in US elections, said Tuesday he is "very concerned" that Russia will look to impact the 2018 midterm elections and said he believes Moscow will look to boost Democrats this time.
July 23, 2018   (00:27:54)7-23-2018
The Trump administration exchanged threats with Iran, turning to a longstanding security concern and a top foreign-policy focus of President Donald Trump’s key supporters.
July 20, 2018   (00:29:30)7-20-2018
The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen in which the two men prior to the election discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump.  
July 19, 2018   (00:28:58)7-19-2018
San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote in the November election for the city school board.
July 18, 2018   (00:27:53)7-18-2018
The White House denied on Wednesday that President Trump doesn't believe Russia is targeting the United States.