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Ron & Jen’s Great Escape – 11-08-22 – Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre and Jen Brien, commentary


Yesterday we voted. Yesterday things changed.

We know many of the results, and some races still hang in the balance. It’s an amazing thing to be able to go vote and express our values without fear. I do hope the folks that went and used their voice are satisfied with the outcomes. Many will be heartbroken, others will be angry, some will cry foul…

This is America. Beautiful, flawed, young America. We are a work in progress. It’s an awesome place that we can feel ALL OF THESE THINGS FREELY. 

IF NOTHING ELSE, be proud of that gift we as Americans have been given. The right to vote and use our voice peacefully at the ballot box.


Till next time my friends,




One thing we can ALL agree on… thank goodness the political ads are OVER!


With inflation at a 40-year high, maybe it’s time for a NEW tradition around the Thanksgiving table. Some people might be asking for another deep dish slice instead of seconds on turkey. A PERSONAL CAPITAL survey says one of five Americans doubt they’ll have enough money to cover the cost of the holiday this year. Those responding said they’re cutting back or hosting smaller dinners, asking guests to bring their own booze, or elimination of at least one dish. Gen Z respondents said they’re going with soup, salad, and pizza for turkey day.


With the price of turkey up as much as 47%, ALDI opted to roll back prizes. Now, WALMART’S joining the fun. ALDI is resetting prices of turkey and all the trimmings to 2019 prices and now WALMART says they’re rolling things back to 2021 prices. Ready-to-heat mac and cheese is included. WALMART’S pricing is good all the way until December 26th.


Clark Griswald’s cousin Eddy was guilty of feeding his dog, SNOTS, scraps from the holiday table. To avoid SNOT’S gastric difficulties, leave people food to humans. Many Thanksgiving staples can make your pet sick or could even be lethal. Keep these offerings away from Fido

– salt

– butter

– seasoning

– Turkey (SNOTS hacked up a bone)

– nutmeg

– chocolate

– raisins


While we’ve got Thanksgiving on the brain, many folks are already getting ready for Christmas. For many folks, only a REAL Christmas tree will do. A survey by the REAL CHRISTMAS TREE BOARD shows the most common feelings Americans have when they smell a real Christmas tree is “joyful”. Other top feelings include “Merry, nostalgic, calm and thankful.” Of course, those feelings will likely get wiped out when you’re at the cash register as real trees are expected to cost much higher this season. So, what isn’t?


Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.

Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.

Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.

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