Jason Lorenzon, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Kent State Univeristy, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The Holiday season is around the corner. Lorenzon discusses airline staffing issues, the pilot shortage, travel tips, and more.
Every month, Ray talks with a Cleveland Clinic Akron General about what they're doing to help throughout the community. This month, Ray talked with Dr. Debbie Plate. They discussed a new study that linked salt intake to high blood pressure. 1 in 3 people will struggle with high blood pressure as they age. Dr. Plate explained that reducing salt in your diet could help impact the amount of medication needed and possibly even help to avoid the need for medication.
Akron Police are looking for tips to help them find out who shot at an officer from inside a minivan in Akron's Firestone Park neighborhood late Friday night.
They say it all started at 11:17 PM, when the officer was sitting in a marked cruiser, and heard shots near the intersection of Arlington Street and E. Archwood Avenue. Then a silver Chrysler Pacifica sped past at about 80 miles an hour, and the officer began to pursue it.
However, once he got to the intersection of Reed Avenue and Clement Street, they say the minivan stopped, and somebody inside began shooting at him, before taking off again. Police say the shots continued even after the officer chased after them with lights and siren, but he lost track of them on Kelley Street near Wiley Avenue.
While neither the officer or his cruiser were struck by bullets; they did hit a parked car and at least once residence on Clement Street.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Akron Police.
Dr. Mark Cassell, Professor of Political Science at Kent State University, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. There is a lot to discuss with ongoing wars in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine. Dr. Cassell talks about the wars, terror groups, and more.
All of us have dreams, but few of us know exactly what they mean.
But, if you could actually figure it out; perhaps it would lead to some kind of psychological breakthrough, or enlightenment that would have a positive impact on your life.
That's what Akron area Psychologist and Author, Dr. Toni Cooper tells us in her new, free e-book, "Understanding Your Dreams".
Jeanne Destro talked to her about it on the Ray Horner Morning Show, earlier this week.
Dr. Toni Cooper, Psychologist & Author
Despite the ability to connect to virtually anyone on the planet through technology today; many people will tell you they still feel lonely. So lonely, in fact, that the US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, is calling it an epidemic.
Just a few days ago, on November 8, Murthy spoke to students on the University of Texas campus, in Austin, telling them "More than half the people in our country are struggling with loneliness. It has real implications for our mental health and for our physical health.”
Here in Ohio, Bowling Green State University Associate Psychology Professor, Dr. Daniel Maitland, wants to do something about that, through a study aimed tracking the actual physical impact of loneliness on cardiovascular health. To further that goal; he recently received a $710 thousand dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Maitland, who says that though loneliness is a health risk for people of all ages in the US; in particular these days, it is young people, between the ages of 18 and 25, who feel the most lonely.
In addition, because there is some data to suggest that loneliness has the same effect on heart health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day; the lonely young people of today, have a very real risk of becoming the heart attack victims of tomorrow.
Find out why. Listen now.
Dr. Daniel Maitland, Bowling Green State University
This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro is all about water this week, which is perhaps kind of fitting, but not at all intended; as it just happens to come at the same time the City of Akron just announced they're increasing water rates for city residents by at least $10.00 per month or more (depending on the amount of water used), starting in January.
But, while Akron residents fret about the effect that increased water rates might have on their budgets; there are millions of people around the world who would pay a king's ransom just to have enough clean water to drink. Some of them are even here in the US, and while they're not paying a "king's ransom"; they're definitely paying a pretty penny to buy all of their water from retailers like Walmart, because there just simply is not enough fresh water where they live.
Also this week, two new reports came out showing that 2023 is now the hottest year ever recorded in human history.
Now, while extreme heat on its own is bad for human health; rising temperatures also cause natural disasters, like more violent storms, floods, wildfires, and droughts, that can wreak havoc on the systems we need to survive, like the often quite old and fragile ones that supply our water.
In addition, there are parts of the world–even here in the US–where there just simply is not enough fresh water available from sources like groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams, and communities have turned to large scale seawater desalination plants to meet their needs.
But what if your area actually has adequate drinking water, but it becomes contaminated by either a natural disaster, or a man-made catastrophe like the recent train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio? Is there a way to bring water desalination and purification technology to bear in those types of situations?
Well, yes, in fact, there is, according to Dr. Peter Fiske, who is the Director of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) and Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute (WERRI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Fiske, who has a connection to the Akron area through his role as a consultant to Akron-based clean water technology company, Fontus Blue, talked to us this week about their ongoing efforts to find, treat, and recover water in new and creative ways, that may have previously been written off as "undrinkable".
Find out more. Listen now.
Dr. Peter S. Fiske, Director, National Alliance For Water Innovation
This week, our morning show golf pro Dan Dauk joined Nick Hershey to discuss the impact of frost on a golf course and the benefits of aerification.
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.
The Student-Athletes of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children's Hospital.
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:
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)