Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:34

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/22/2020

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:19 - Derek Jeter and Larry Walker are the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, as Omar Vizquel still has a ways to go, even though he’s on his way up. Ray and Tony both believe Omar is a hall of famer, while they talked about the future of another Cleveland shortstop in Francisco Lindor.

4:12 - Dr. John Green gives us great insight from time to time on local and national political matters, and the focus has been on the senate impeachment trial this week. Dr. Green talked about what impeachment will mean to the Democrats, President Trump, and the country in general.

12:46 - We hear all this talk about impeachment, but what about the history of this process? Historian at the University of Akron, Dr. Kevin Kern, gave us a look.

18:15 - We’ve been talking about the present and future of Chapel Hill Mall and what it will do for the surrounding communities. According to Tallmadge mayor David Kline, he’s not too concerned with it. Kline also touched on how his town fared in 2019 and the continued development in 2020.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 09:55

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/24/2020

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:19 - The highest-grossing and most popular film of the 1990s was Titanic. To start today’s podcast, Ray has a few facts on both the boat and the film.

6:14 - Millennials are opting for “micro weddings,” rather than the grandiose ceremonies we’ve been so accustomed to. Producer Tony is getting married this year, and needless to say, his wedding is not so micro…

15:33 - Some students and parents have complained about the blandness of school lunches these days since the program was instituted a decade ago. Should students have more choice for food options at school? Do bland lunches create more unhealthy eating habits outside the cafeteria?

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 08:28

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/21/2020

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:19 - Tuesday kicks off day one of the Senate impeachment trial, a month or so after the House impeached the president. So what does all this mean, and what should folks expect. Dean Carro from the Akron Bar Association shares his thoughts.

7:40 - A video surfaced of former Cavs guard Delonte West on the street, presumably homeless, after getting beat up. Should the NBA step in and do something, or is there anything they can do?

11:49 - Monday’s gun rally in Richmond, Virginia was met with scrutiny even before it started, with folks in the media immediately naming it a white supremacist gathering not unlike Charlottesville. SACS Consulting president and CEO Tim Dimoff touched on the gun laws and the second amendment.

18:50 - Mid-January, with the chilly weather and cabin fever, is unfortunately time for Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression. That topic was discussed with the panel this morning.

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Monday, 20 January 2020 10:39

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/20/2020

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:19 - The third Monday of every January is the day we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Rep. Emilia Sykes gave a speech on Dr. King, and she talked about his actions and race relations in the country with Ray.

6:32 - On the topic of race, is the Rooney Rule good for football and other sports, or are minorities being exploited and being interviewed solely on the color of their skin? Ray and Tony discussed.

14:12 - Last Friday, the Akron RubberDucks welcomed ESPN baseball writer and analyst Tim Kurkjian to speak, with the proceeds benefitting the United Way. Ray sat down with Tim to discuss the Houston Astros cheating scandal and the future of Francisco Lindor.

19:59 - What will the new trade deal with China do for our economy, both pro and con? Robert Dodaro of Prism Wealth Management has some thoughts.

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Friday, 17 January 2020 09:29

Man Steals Beer, Uses Motorized Getaway Cart

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Jackson Township Police are looking for a man who loaded up a motorized shopping cart full of beer and then, very slowly, rode right out the front door without paying for it.

Surveillance cameras caught images of the man leaving the Acme Fresh Market on Whipple Avenue around 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

Police are asking the public's help identifying the man. 

Friday, 17 January 2020 08:48

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-17-20 Featured

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This week, we’re focusing on advances in medical technology, from personal tech that can detect changes in your heart rhythm, to a 3-D printed device being used at one of the nation’s premier hospitals to help keep people with severely damaged lungs alive.

We’ll also hear about advances in heart surgery, and a robotic exoskeleton that can help people who are paralyzed, walk again.

This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Malcolm Brown, a senior bowler from East CLC.

Malcolm said that bowling was always a fun activity from an early age and he continued throughout.

“I started when I was 5 years old and I just started doing it a lot more throughout the years and I wanted play a varsity sport in high school,” he said.

As a letterman on the team, he says that the camaraderie and fun is what makes bowling great.

He cited winning the City Series bowling title as a junior last year as one of the highlights of his time at East.

His coach Gabe Gonzalez said that Brown is a leader in many ways not only on the team, but in the school as well.

"He is what makes this team go," Gonzalez said.

"As a returning varsity player Malcolm tends to set the bar high for his teammates but does so in a quiet way, and he is not really a vocal leader but he certainly leads by example."

One of the activities that Malcolm does in the community is being involved with the City of Akron Youth Leadership Council.

He says that being involved with that is not only beneficial for him, but the city of Akron as well, trying to better his community.

“I think it’s always good to give back to the community, because the community needs help sometimes,” Brown said.

He is currently undecided on where he is going to college and what he will major in at the moment.


Our next 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Cheyenne Cunningham, a junior bowler from East CLC.

She says that being a student athlete at East is an enjoyable experience all around.

“It’s pretty fun because freshman year I didn’t know a lot of people, and everyone else on the team were seniors or juniors and getting ready to graduate, but now half of my friends decided to join and it’s pretty fun now,” she said.

In addition to being a bowler for the Dragons, Cunningham is also a member of the Color Guard, the ROTC, the drill team, and band.

She says that it’s not always easy to balance the activities with the academics and athletics, but it’s a great experience for her.

Coach Gabe Gonzalez said that she is one of the hardest working people he’s been around.

"Cheyenne is a model and motivated student who is part of our top ranked JROTC program, East High School  Band (2nd chair clarinet), and an academic honor recipient," Gonzalez explained.

"Cheyenne is a very passionate student-athlete who is dedicated to helping others. Cheyenne is coachable and makes my job easier."

In the community, Cheyenne is a Girl Scout and said that she has learned a lot from that organization.

“The lessons we learn ( in the Girl Scouts) is how to help our community, how to make it better, and what we can do as leaders,” she explained.

We wish Malcolm and Cheyenne the best in all of their future endeavors.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:02

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/16/2020

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:19 - According to new reports, youth sports are way down with middle schoolers and into high school. Why is that? Are the leagues too expensive? Are more kids playing video games than actual sports? All of these factors were discussed.

15:44 - It’s National Pizza Week. Where’s your go-to place in Akron? Is it the traditional Luigi’s? Do you enjoy the local pizza shop, or do you opt for the chain pizzerias?

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/17/2020

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:19 - Are you ready for some….futsal? It’s an ever-growing indoor soccer-like sport, and the Akron Vulcans will kick off their home opener on Sunday the 19th at Goodyear Hall. Otto Orf, the coach of the Vulcans, stopped by to explain futsal and promote Sunday’s game. 7:38 - An airplane passenger was creeped out by an airline employee who received her contact info and incessantly texted her. The morning show panel discussed this subject, as well as the security risks happening via technology.

14:13 - Earlier this week, the nominations for the Academy Awards were released, and though the panel hasn’t seen many of the films, they still shared their thoughts.

19:32 - Cavs fans have been excited to see what rookie Dylan Windler has to offer. Well, they’ll have to wait until next year. Dr. Joe Congeni from Akron Children’s Hospital explains what is wrong with his league.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 09:10

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/15/2020

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:19 - Tuesday night was the first Democratic debate of 2020. Who were the winners? One can ask a dozen people and get a dozen answers, as shown during this opening segment on the Ray Horner Morning Show. 6:59 - It’s been a few months since we’ve heard an update on Emma Pfouts, the teenager who suffered a life-threatening asthma attack and allergic reaction. Norton superintendent Dana Addis shared that update and thanked the community for all their support.

12:49 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their latest inductees: Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Whitney Houston.

16:57 - Also introduced was Kevin Stefanski, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Ray and Tony touched on Stefanski and the “cult” of the analytics community.

20:43 - Another distressing story out of State College, with former Penn State football players complaining about hazing.

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