The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

–Longtime actor and comedian Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober when he committed suicide on Monday, his widow, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Thursday.

“It makes sense that that could’ve pushed him over the edge,” Callahan said. “He was in financial distress, probably struggling with his career, doing a stupid sitcom with Sarah Michelle Gellar and probably felt in that very dark place.”

Said Meterparel: “Probably felt he had nothing else to live for.”

“You could sort of see that being a closer,” Minihane said. “Parkinson’s seems like a brutal disease to live with.”

– NBC News announced Thursday that David Gregory, who led the program “Meet the Press” for almost six years, is leaving the network after 20 years. Chuck Todd will take his place Sept. 7.

“So they dump one snobby liberal for another snobby liberal,” Callahan said.

Said Minihane: “If you’re the people at NBC, it’s almost like getting a new commissioner of baseball. Don’t you think, ‘Let’s change it up?’ Is anybody going to say, ‘Oh my God, Chuck Todd is on now?’”

“I hate him, but wouldn’t [Keith Olbermann] draw more viewers?” Callahan said. “He’s a loose cannon, he’s completely nuts. Why wouldn’t you?”

Said Meterparel: “Because he’s not safe enough.

– India’s civil aviation regulator said Wednesday it ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight dove 5,000 feet, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.

The captain of the flight was reportedly on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped almost 5,000 feet over Turkey during the flight from Mumbai to Brussels Aug. 8.

“The co-pilot was meant to be in charge of the plane while the captain snoozed, but claimed she was busy on her iPad and didn’t notice the plane had lost altitude,” Minihane said.

Callahan said: “Shouldn’t she have said she was in the bathroom?”

“After 1,000 feet I think you would notice,” Meterparel said.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Here are the highlights from Thursday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

New details are slowly emerging regarding Robin Williams‘€™ concerning behavior while on the set of his last TV show, “The Crazy Ones.”€

“So the truth is slowly leaking out,”€ Callahan said.

“€œDid you watch ‘€˜The Crazy Ones?’€™ “€œ Callahan asked.

“Once, because [Williams] was in it,”€ Meterparel responded.

“œI did the same thing, I watched the pilot. It’€™s the worst thing I ever saw. I didn’€™t make it through,”€ Minihane said.

Last May, Williams insisted on filming a scene for the CBS series while drinking actual alcohol, an action that seemed to “calm him down.”€

A source told Radar Online that Williams, reeling financially, would sleep for almost 20 hours a day in the weeks leading up to his tragic death.

“Do you think there was any saving Robin Williams?” Callahan asked.

Said Minihane: “I think if he was doing well financially right now, he would have committed suicide six years from now. … I just think when there are demons; there are demons for some guys. I think he might have been one of those guys.”

Barack Obama is coming up on his 200th round of golf since his election as President back in 2009. The Washington Times was quick to point out that golf star Tiger Woods has only played 269 rounds during that same time.

“The sad thing is that his handicap is lower than Tiger’€™s,”€ Callahan remarked.

“Would you play golf with Obama if you got an invitation?”€ Minihane asked Callahan.

‘€œNo. … I would be uncomfortable,”€ Callahan responded.

“Why, he’€™s the President of the United States. … What a jerk. Is that a jerk move?”€ Minihane said.

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Conor Ryan
Bill Madden of the NY Daily News joined the show to discuss Tom Werner and the latest on who will be elected commissioner of MLB.

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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– President Barrack Obama has stopped into Bunch of Grapes Bookstore during trips to Martha’s Vineyard while on a family vacation.

“He’s playing golf every day, playing golf with Ray Allen,” Callahan said. “He’s got a family, kids, friends, got to get ice cream. When does he have time to read?”

Asked Meterparel: “Does he play golf in the rain?”

“It seems like he plays golf during anything,” Callahan said. “Wars, international crises. … It’s not a good look.”

Obama likely won’t be there on Wednesday, however, as Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is expected to be there to sign copies of her latest book.

“She and the president have been in a little bit of a battle right now,” Minihane said. “She’s been critical of him lately.”

– A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla., told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the men were last seen together.

The evidence was used Tuesday in the trial of Pedro Bravo, who is charged with drugging and strangling roommate Christian Aguilar after an argument.

“What a dope,” Minihane said. “Do any of you guys use Siri? I don’t even know how to use it.”

Said Callahan: “I don’t either. I’m always afraid.”

“I voice texted the other day, and that was like a first for me,” Meterparel said.

– The cousin of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to refusing to testify before a grand jury even though she had been granted immunity.

Tanya Singleton was spared jail time only because of her advanced cancer.

Singleton, 38, is subject to GPS monitoring for her entire probationary period. She will spend the first year of this period confined to her Bristol, Conn., home, except for medical and legal appointments.

“This Tanya Singleton story is unbelievable,” Minihane said. “She’s got a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old, she has cancer, she’s sick and she does not want to rat out Aaron Hernandez.”

Added Callahan: “Which seems absurd until you remember that everybody around Aaron Hernandez ends up dead.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Gerry is back from vacation and caught up with Meter and Minihane.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

The guys dedicated their segment Tuesday to celebrating legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide Monday at the age of 63. They started by discussing Williams’ part in the movie “Good Will Hunting,” in which Williams plays a more serious and constrained role compared to many of his others.

“For a guy that was that manic — all over the place when it comes to his performance in a lot of his other movies and on stage in his stand-up — he was so reserved and so laid back for large portions of that role,” Benz said. “It was striking he could be that way on film. I think that’s why it resonated with people the way it did.”

– Soon after the news of Williams’ death was made public, fans of the Oscar winner and “Good Will Hunting” spontaneously set up a memorial at the Boston Public Garden bench that Williams and Matt Damon sat on during one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

Nicholas Rabchenuk and his girlfriend brought flowers and chalk to the bench. The couple and two others teamed up to write lines from the movie, including “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl” and “Your move, chief.”

“A lot of people are now paying tribute to that bench in Boston Public Garden,” Merloni said.

– Fauria took some time to reflect on his favorite Williams movie, “The Best of Times.”

“The movie is about him being a high school kid, he’s an older guy but he goes back,” Fauria said. “He dropped the pass in the championship game, which helped them lose the game to their big-time rival. Ever since that game, the town is in disarray, the economy sucks. It’s really all his fault.

“Where the other team won, they’re thriving. So [Williams] basically brings all the old players together again, gets them in shape to go against the team that he lost to when he was in high school, basically reclaiming some glory. It’s a classic.”

Fauria later asked Merloni and Benz what their favorite Williams movie of all-time is. Merloni said “Good Will Hunting” and Benz said “Good Morning, Vietnam.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas