Friday, 10 November 2023 09:27

Film School: Yellow Submarine (1968)

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This week, Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joined Jeanne to discuss the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine, named for the popular song by the Beatles.


It's been a very long time since there was a brand new housing development on North Hill in Akron, but that's about to change, as Habitat For Humanity is in the process of building a new, 16 home development on Dan Street.

Jeanne Destro talked to Summit County's Habitat for Humanity CEO, Rochelle Sibbio. Listen now.


The Student-Athletes of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital.

This week's student-athletes represent Coventry High School.
Madison Burkhart
Madison is currently holding a GPA of 3.69. As high of a standard as she sets in the classroom, she meets, or even exceeds it, in her athletic endeavors. She has participated in 3 sports each year at Coventry: volleyball, basketball, and softball. She is a three year varsity letterman in volleyball, a four year letterman in both basketball and softball. She is also a 2 year captain on the basketball team. She was a member of the 2022 and 2023 MAC 1st team for softball, as well as taking home MAC Player of the Year honors in 2023. It should come as no surprise that she is planning to play softball at the next level, committing to play for Malone University after her graduation.
Ryan Dinan
In the classroom, Ryan holds a 3.21 GPA. He has participated in 3 different sports during his time at Coventry: golf, basketball, and track. He is a one year letterman in track and a three year letterman in basketball, but it is accomplishments on the golf course that truly stand above the rest. He is a four year letterman with several other accolades to his name. He is a two time MAC Golfer of the Year, 2 time State qualifier, a 2022 District and Sectional medalist, and a 2023 2nd Team All-Ohio member, placing 11th at States in Division II. He also holds many records, being the first golfer in conference history to never be beaten in a season and holding the 9 hole school record (-6) and a Griffiths Cup tournament record with a score of 65. Ryan plans to continue his golf career at the next level, committing to play for Cleveland State. 
Thursday, 09 November 2023 09:39

Another Federal Government Shutdown Ahead?

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After the most recent effort to avoid a federal government shutdown resulted in a last minute bi-partisan deal that tanked the House Speakership of Republican Kevin McCarthy; now, we find that with the even more hard line Republican leadership of new House Speaker, Mike Johnson; the government really could actually shut down by November 17th.

Find out why, and what that could mean for everything from our collective national security to your individual retirement account, as Jeanne Destro talks to both CBS News Political Correspondent Scott McFarlane, and Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown:

Wednesday, 08 November 2023 09:47

Electon Day 2023 Fallout: Area Mayoral Winners

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As part of our Election Day results coverage, Ray had the opportunity to speak with 5 mayoral candidates who either won or retained positions throughout the area including:


New Tallmadge Mayor Carol Siciliano-Kilway (0:00)

New Green Mayor Rocco Yeargin (6:11)

New Akron Mayor Shammas Malik (11:33)

Incumbent Barberton Mayor Bill Judge (16:25)

Incumbent Norton Mayor Mike Zita (20:13)



Summit County Health Commissioner, Donna Skoda, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She talked about where we are in the battle against HIV and Aids. She also discussed precautions to take, despite the low numbers for COVID, RSV, & the Flu,  as we head into the holiday season. 


It was a day of swimming for a good cause as the Firestone High School Swim Team spent this past Saturday at their 35th Annual Marathon swim titled “Kids Helping Kids.”

News 5 reports that Saturday’s event kicked off at 6am and ran till 6pm, raising money for both the swim team and Akron Children’s Hospital. During October and November, student athletes collected donations with the goal of each getting $200 for the campaign.

Over the years the campaign has raised more than $198,000 for the hospital and the team was excited to cross the threshold of $200,000 this year, calling it a big milestone.

Summit County Prosecutor, Sherri Bevan Walsh, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. There are a lot of scams being reported and many of them are targeting seniors. Sherri shared warning signs of scams, common scams, and more.

Friday, 03 November 2023 07:45

Film School: Mrs. Doubtfire

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday for Film School. This week they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Drama-Comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire. 


The Presidential Election is quickly approaching. Dr. John Green, Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed Mike Pence dropping out, Donald Trump in lieu of legal battles, and incumbent President Joe Biden. They also talked about the impact the speaker situation could have on the GOP and swaying independent voters. 

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