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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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Damon Huard joins MFB to reminisce about the time he got the game ball for his work pretending to be Peyton Manning on the Patriots scout team

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Fauria five touches on the Celtics big opening night win, Jose Conseco shooting off his finger, Joey's traffic ticket, and Madison Bumgarner

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[0:25:40] ... in the ribs whatever. Brees he's pocket change renowned Peyton Manning impersonator Damon Huard next 937 Iberia. ...






WEEI reacts to the breaking news that former Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino has died

[0:01:21] ... During the interfaith ceremony after the Boston bombing. To advance the Maloney Christian Fauria. Word coming out the very end of our last segment. One take a moment to make sure we had everything. Confirmed here know numerous news outlets reported net. Mayor Menino has passed away at the age of 71. Longest serving mayor in the history of Boston will know you knew him pretty well. Yeah you know assuming we all of Merriman you know we've had our fun with the man in some of the the colts that he said we've been laughed with him. But the bottom line is your ratio of the city and it's it's that great place better place spend it what 21 years. He's got its gonna be missed a great man everybody loved Mayor Menino and you know we've we've got wind of it last week we. Suspended his treatments wanna spend more time with friends and family and you sort of had that pit in your stomach sort of had a feeling but I yelled this isn't good here of course the news comes down just minutes ago that Mayor Menino has he passed away. We got word you're suspending its treatments suspending. Book tour and everything else and I think we all ...
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[0:06:23] ... will be held in public acknowledgment. Will be held so once again Mayor Menino passing away at the age of 71. ...





Dale Arnold is fired up about the Bruins blown lead and lackluster play this season, and he doesn't mince words with Jerry Thornton when he talks about them with him, and your phone calls.
Dale Arnold is fired up about the Bruins blown lead and lackluster play this season, and he doesn't mince words with Jerry Thornton when he talks about them with him, and your phone calls.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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[0:00:54] ... the win against buffalo because it doesn't count the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs barely counts as far as I'm concerned. And and more troubling to me and and last night close Julie and talk to ...
[0:06:57] ... do in the world perhaps the Arctic to take this is the National Hockey League we're not talking about like midget game not Marlboro. Talk like I entered that point eight million dollars a year to put ...
[0:09:12] ... I did earlier today but other than today I've never sat at. Patrice Bergeron hasn't been good enough. Yeah that stroke. It's. It's so little bit of a mystery is that really good faceoff dot but ...






We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

[0:00:11] ... he is in buffalo where tomorrow night the Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres Jack Edwards joins us brought you. By Shaw's supermarkets say Jack I don't. But okay they'll I don't know forgo learn anything ...
[0:00:54] ... the win against buffalo because it doesn't count the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs barely counts as far as I'm concerned. And and more troubling to me and and last night close Julie and talk to ...
[0:06:57] ... do in the world perhaps the Arctic to take this is the National Hockey League we're not talking about like midget game not Marlboro. Talk like I entered that point eight million dollars a year to put ...
[0:09:12] ... I did earlier today but other than today I've never sat at. Patrice Bergeron hasn't been good enough. Yeah that stroke. It's. It's so little bit of a mystery is that really good faceoff dot but ...






We talk Manning vs Brady... because the Broncos are playing the Patriots this weekend of course.

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[0:03:39] ... you care most about. How many points are they able to hold Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos offensive yes and can they can they limit their their time on the field can they get Manning ...
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