Dino is back from vacation and he catches up on all the stories he missed while he was away.

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

– The situation continues to get worse in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after African-American teen Michael Brown was shot to death by a white Ferguson police officer.

“œWhat’€™s going on in Ferguson?” Callahan asked.

Joked Dennis: “A Market Basket is closing down in Ferguson, I think.”

In an effort to quell the rioting and unrest in the St. Louis suburb, Missouri governor Jay Nixon ordered in the National Guard on Sunday night. Protestors have shot at and thrown Molotov cocktails at police during the many riots and standoffs in the aftermath of Brown’€™s death.

Said Dennis: “I threw a snowball at a cop car once, that’€™s as bad as I got.”

– An experienced€ skydiver died Sunday morning in an accident at the Skydive Pepperell Center.

Daniel Pelrine, 37, an ironworker from Mattapan, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.

“€œWhy don’€™t people listen to me? That’€™s suicide, going there to skydive,” said Callahan, who recounted a bad experience he had with the company.

“€œIt is something that’€™s never had an ounce of appeal to me. … What’€™s the upside?,”€ Minihane asked.

“€œThe upside is that it’€™s exciting,” Callahan responded.

“What’€™s the downside?”€ Minihane added.

“You can die,”€ Callahan said.

– In an accident over the weekend, 27-year-old Corey Griffin died Saturday after diving off of a building and into the water at Straight Wharf in Nantucket.

Griffin, who was in Nantucket to raise money for ALS awareness and his close friend Pete Frates‘€™ fund, had raised $100,000 to fight the disease before his tragic death.

“€œHe was a fun-loving guy whose heart was in the right place,”€ Callahan said.

Callahan continued: “œI’ve done much dumber things than that, and he sounds like an awesome guy and it’€™s so friggin’ sad.”

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan

Here are the highlights from Friday’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.

– Atlanta sportscaster Zach Klein made 22 references to the film and TV career of the late Robin Williams during a newscast on the local WSB-TV network this week.

Fauria played a portion of the segment on the air and challenged Merloni and Benz to pick out as many references as they could find.

Both Merloni and Benz guessed 20, which Fauria confirmed was correct.

“That was actually a little easier than I thought it would be,” Fauria said after the clip ended.

“He set it up a little easy when he emphasized the word,” Fauria added. “I didn’t think he was going to do it as easy as it was. You’ve got to slide it in there.”

Said Merloni: “It was creative.”

“The inflection sort of gave it away, Christian,” Benz said.

Said Fauria: “I’m sorry, it was an easy test. There’s no pass-fail. It’s really just show up and you get the grade.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
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Coach Addazio discussed the upcoming BC season.

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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.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan