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Rich Schaffer

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Chris Wade & Rich Schaffer Episode 85

Menace and The Man Show

Chris Wade Interview from Episode 85, we are then joined by Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer. Chris also joined us to talk with Frank Hickman & to talk some UFC 251 with Kyle Cerminara & Katlyn Chookagian. Check out the full episode for more.

1hr 48mins

15 Jul 2020

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Episode 85 w/ Chris Wade, Frank Hickman, Kyle Cerminara, Katlyn Chookagian & Rich Schaffer

Menace and The Man Show

This week we are joined by UFC/PFL vet Chris Wade, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Tiger Muay Thai coach Frank Hickman, wrestling guru Kyle Cerminara & UFC flyweight Katlyn Chookagian. We talk some life & we preview UFC 251. We open the show just rambling about some of the stuff going on in the world. We talk some fighting, corona, we talk about Gilbert Burns catching Covid, the main event of UFC 251 changing to Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman, talk about the CDC and WHO getting things wrong, the way the media twists around stories, Native American named sports teams having to change their names, we get into how covid has hit some of the MMA community & much more. About 47:00 in Chris Wade joins us. We talk to him about the sports teams having to change their names, people who get offended by stuff, we talk about some of the things going on in America & more. Around 53:40 Rich Schaffer joins us. We talk to him about states spiking right now in covid numbers, where NY currently is, the rest of NY opening, people not taking the proper precautions, when we can expect to see gyms potentially open, town employees testing positive for covid, we talk about Mike Brown testing positive for covid, we get into the testing not being 100% accurate, what could happen with NY if we have another spike, Rich tells us about some grants locally being designed to help small businesses, we talk training during the quarantine, Rich talks about trying to help where its needed for people effected by the shutdown, Chris talks about how we cant be scared of the virus, some businesses being able to surge during the shut down, people needing fitness to combat illness by boosting their immune system, we talk some statistics, we laugh about some old times at Long Island MMA where we all worked out & more.Rich departs and we talk to Chris about his company Island Strong. We talk about making some gear, we keep talking about some covid, we talk about kids today, we talk about some people just doing things in todays climate for social media, we get into the news being full of shit, we talk about it being an election year, the way the media is using the coronavirus to influence the election, we talk some Kanye West running in 2020, we joke about Wade & Menace in 2020, we talk about what their campaign could look like, we talk about how the best political party is using your common sense, we get into breaking watermelons, we then circle back to some fighting, we talk some Fight Island cards, UFC 251, the times Chris cornered Menace & much more. We start previewing UFC 251 and around 2:34:45 Frank Hickman joins us from Abu Dhabi. He is there to corner Petr Yan & Alex Volkanovski. Frank jumps right into the convo, starts breaking Menace's balls, Menace talks about knowing the Hickman Bros since before fighting, wrestling in college & more.About 2:44:45 Kyle Cerminara joins us. We start talking about some beach trips to fire island, making fun of Menace and we try to get back on track with a UFC 251 Preview. About 2:48:27 Katlyn Chookagian jumps in with us. We talk a little bit about Katlyns recent win, Wade wanting a fight, we talk some betting, get into a detailed discussion about the UFC 251 main card, make some picks & much more. We close the show with Katlyn talking us into & teaching us how to shotgun beers. Hope you enjoy!

3hr 38mins

9 Jul 2020

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Episode 314:: Corona-cast Day 12; Tuesday April 7, 2020 with Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer

I Love Babylon Radio

THIS EPISODE: The Warm Up: connecting with Rich • Intro: LIVE from the Town of Babylon New York • Welcome to Rich Schaffer, Town of Babylon Supervisor • How to Contact Rich Schaffer - he’s everywhere! • Rich is well! And NOT patient zero LOL • COVID-19 hit home with Chris Madden, R. I.P. • Funerals and Cemeteries in the TOB during COVID-19 • Breaking up Gatherings at Parks • Tax Reductions because of less activity? • Easter Bunny...? • The limits of hanging outside in Babylon during COVID-19 • “Keep 4th of July in your mind.” • Local Business matters • Dispose of your gloves!! • Tax Talk • Kids on bikes!? Grrr • Farmer’s Markets and American Venice • Schaffer Time and crisis management • Unity and Loving the Town of Babylon • How is Assemblywoman Kim Jean-Pierre • Working Together as Community, Business and Govt • Thanks and Goodbye!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ilovebabylon/support


7 Apr 2020

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NY politician Rich Schaffer on the coronavirus, its effect on New York, social distancing & more

Menace and The Man Show

Rich Schaffer Interview from Episode 69


25 Mar 2020

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Episode 69 we talk with Gilbert Burns, Menace's Dad A.B & New York politician Rich Schaffer

Menace and The Man Show

This we try to talk about something else but we talk mostly about this damn Coronavirus. We get Menace's dads take on it, top New York politician Rich Schaffer's take on it and then we check in on Gilbert Burns fresh off his recent UFC win. We open the show talking about what is going on with the coronavirus, some of the news headlines, what people are up to, the memes people are posting, we drink some Great South Bay Brewery beers for St.Patricks Day and more.About 41:10 we call up AB (Menace's pops) to see how things are doing with the coronavirus up in Saugerties, NY. We talk about everything being shut down up there, about the government offering money to coronavirus test subjects, all the different information you can find about the virus online, we talk about Rudy Gobert joking about getting it, then getting it, we talk about the potential treatment on the horizon for the virus, Italy being on lock down, Porn Hub offering free porn potentially, we see if he knows what a meme is and much more. Around 1:27:45 we call up Rich Schaffer. Rich is on the battle grounds of dealing with this pandemic, he is the Babylon Town Supervisor and Chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Committee on Long Island. We get his take on the coronavirus, we talk about the government doing a good job so far in taking care of the virus, what we can do to stop the virus from spreading quickly, social distancing, spring breakers still partying leading to more mandates from the government, all the events being canceled for now, his phone currently going off non stop in dealing with the pandemic, making a plan with Rich to come on weekly to give us some updates and much more. About 1:44:00 we get on UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns. We talk to Gilbert about how he is dealing with the coronvirus, his recent ko win over Demian Maia, fighting in an empty arena, moving up in the rankings, almost getting a fight a week later vs Tyron Woodley, calling out Colby Covington, all the events being canceled, his current win streak, all the restrictions being put on south Florida, trying to keep up with his training despite the pandemic, helping us with matchmaking for a our future New York Combat Championships and much more. We finish the show riffing some more about the coronvirus, we send Mayhem Miller a video to get him on the show, we talk about Khabib vs Ferguson still being a possibility, Bellator canceling recent shows while still paying the fighters, we talk about everything closing down, keeping up with producing podcast episodes and much more.Hope you enjoy!

2hr 40mins

19 Mar 2020

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Ep. 205:: Rich Schaffer, Town of Babylon Supervisor & Suffolk Democratic Chair; Shutdown; New YMCA

I Love Babylon Radio

Ep. 205 :: We talk with Town of Babylon Supervisor, Rich Schaffer about the Town projects for 2019 and beyond, including BREAKING (good) news about the status of the LI Music Hall of Fame project. He details his journey to become Town of Babylon Supervisor and Suffolk County Democratic Chairman. Rich gives us a little advice to pass on to our President, Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Leader during the Govt shutdown and tells us how it has affected the Town of Babylon. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ilovebabylon/support


18 Jan 2019

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The Bellwether: Rich Schaffer and Andrew Cuomo, Big Fish on Long Island

Newsday Opinion

Episode 5 of The Bellwether looks at the behind-the-scenes influence of powerbrokers on two key Long Island Congressional races. Suffolk County Democratic Party Chairman Rich Schaffer often focuses on local issues. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has in the past been absent in fighting for other Democrats in the state. This time around, what help are the challengers in New York’s 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts getting from two of the biggest fish in the local political sea? Tune in for a glimpse at some of the non-Congressional politics that may affect these Nov. 6 national races, including turnout from tight State Senate races on Long Island.


1 Nov 2018

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Episode 29 UFirst Alliance Interview with Rich Schaffer

UFirst Podcasts

For this Message of the Month, UFirst Alliance CEO, Steve Smith, interviews Rich Schaffer about the future and excitement of UFirst Alliance.


1 Jul 2009