Jeanne Destro

Jeanne Destro

This week, government surveillance through social media, a novel way to reduce global warming, reducing robocalls, wind power on Lake Erie, and tiny robots that may one day clean your teeth.

**Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple and Android devices, as well as Stitcher and Spotify.


This week, Amazon in the spotlight again—and not in a good way, how your smartphone may soon be obsolete, a Cicada-finder app, and toilets—for cows.

(**Please note: This program is available as a podcast on Apple and Android devices. You can also access it through Stitcher and Spotify.)


This week, risky behavior on social media, from dangerous and sometimes fatal selfies, to losing your job because of what you post online. Also: why not all home security software is actually secure, and how you can safely—and securely—recycle your old electronics.

**Please note: You can subscribe to this show as a podcast on Apple and Android devices, and also find it on Stitcher and Spotify.**

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:00

Akron Primary Election Results

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan easily fended off his Democratic primary challenge from Greg Harrison, winning with more than 78 percent of the vote.

He will face Republican Josh Sines, in the November election.

It's going to be a whole new ballgame on Akron City Council, after yesterday's primary election.

Long-time city council members Marilyn Keith, Veronica Sims, Bruce Kilby,  Bob Hoch, and Zack Milkovich are out.

Jeff Fusco, Linda Omobien, Rich Swirsky, Margo Sommerville, Russ Neal, Mike Freeman, Donnie Kammer and Tara Mosely-Samples won their primary challenges.

New to council heading into the general election in November on the Democrat side, are Ginger Baylor, who will be running for an at-large seat, Phil Lombardo, who beat Bruce Kilby in Ward 2, Brad McKitrick who beat Bob Hoch in Ward 6, Shammas Malick who beat Curtis T. Walker, Sr., in ward 8, and Sharon Connor, in Ward 10, who beat Zack Milkovich.

On the Republican side, Cynthia Blake, Henry Todd, and Monica McNatt will be vying for a council at large seat. Brenda Rongone Costarella, Todd Kleintop, Michael Downey, and Jackie Williams ran unopposed, and will face Democratic challengers in wards 1, 2, 3, and 6.

For more details from the Summit County Board of Elections, click here.

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This week, hackers in the spotlight again, causing problems at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, and ripping off a church for nearly two million dollars. We'll also take a closer look at exactly how hackers infected and shut down parts of the City of Akron's Network earlier this year, and then take a look at some cool new inventions that can help both save energy—and the environment.

As the number of measles cases continues to rise nationwide, word that if you are a certain age, and have already received the vaccine; that might not be enough to protect you.

Dr. Tim Brown from Cleveland Clinic- Akron General, talked to Ray Horner about it this morning, and has the latest advice from the CDC.

This week, we’re celebrating 420 Day a week late, but still rolling a weed-infused theme with stories about medical marijuana, CBD products, and a new high-tech testing device being developed here in Akron that police can use to see if drivers are under the influence of marijuana. (**Please note: This program is also available as a podcast for Apple and Android devices, and you can find it on Stitcher, Spotify, and Podbean as well.)

Four City of Wadsworth Electric and Communications employees are out West this week, helping to bring electricitiy homes in the Navajo Nation. 

 Jeanne Destro talked to Wadsworth Public Service Director, Robert Patrick, who tells us why.


Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:16

Akron Civic Theater: A Whole New Look

A big renovation project is underway at Akron's historic Civic Theater downtown, and the theater's Executive Director, Howard Parr,  talked to Ray Horner about it today.


This week, how Amazon Alexa may be spying on you, and how companies like Facebook and a big, well-known government contractor, are using artificial intelligence. (**Please note: You can subscribe to this program as a podcast on your Apple or Android device. In addition, you can find it through apps including Stitcher, Podbean, and Spotify.)

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