To be perceived as fair. You have to be more than fair.

Long-time activist Steve Young has been treated with respect and given much consideration during our WPG Talk Radio 95.5, “Hurley in the Morning” voluminous coverage of Young’s repeated threats to shutdown Atlantic City this Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Today, we departed from the previous velvet glove touch approach in favor of some good old fashioned blunt talk.

Steve Young called-in live to discuss this Saturday’s “Black Lives Matter” protest.

I first asked him if it was true that he asked Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small to leave yesterday’s meeting that Small had set-up at Young’s request.

Steve Young Photo from Atlantic City Protest

Young lamented that he has never had a seat at the table with many key working partners in business and industry in our region.

I further pressed the question to Young. He said he would answer it after he first had the opportunity to discuss the protest.

I pressed, again, asking Young to answer the question, then we would talk about his upcoming protest.

Young then moved the bar and said I should listen to him on a “black radio station tonight at 5:00 p.m.” for his answer.

During some straight talk, Young retreated and hung-up the phone during our interview.

I strongly urge you to listen to our interview. Here is a link to Download our WPG Talk Radio 95.5 smartphone app. Then, click on the Podcasts button and advance the audio to approximately 9:51 a.m. from this morning’s, Thursday, July 2, 2020 program.

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Immediately following the explosive exchange with Young, Mayor Small immediately follows on-air.

Listen to Harry Hurley's exchange with Steve Young and Mayor Marty Small here...

Small broke major news when he confirmed that “the process has begun to remove Steve Young as Chairman of the Atlantic City Planning Board and from the Citizen’s Advisory Council."

Young was appointed to these positions of public trust by former disgraced Mayor Frank Gilliam.

I have been aggressively pressing the case that it is incompatible to threaten to shut down your city and hold these important public positions of trust.

There appears to be no doubt that Young is proceeding full steam ahead with this Saturday’s protest.

Reminder, listen to the interviews with Young and Small. You will be left with a full understanding of exactly where things stands at this time.