Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:24

AUDIO: Tony Mansolino Named RubberDucks Manager

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There's a new head Duck in Akron.

The Cleveland Indians named Tony Mansolino the new manager of the Akron RubberDucks in an announcment released Wednesday. Mansolino, who served as the RubberDucks' hitting coach in 2015, has spent the last two seasons managing Indians single-A affiliate Lake County (2016) and advanced-A Lynchburg (2017).

Mansolino joined The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about the move and what to expect from the RubberDucks this season.

 

Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:42

AUDIO Husted/Helle Discuss Voter Suit

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appeared on the Jasen Sokol Show Thursday to talk about being named in a lawsuit regarding the trimming of voters from the rolls.

Oak Harbor Mayor Joe Helle, who was removed from the voter rolls, also spoke about the issue with Jasen.

 

For more information on this ongoing story, click here. 

Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:01

PHOTOS: Fans Protest Browns at 0-16 Parade

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The bitter cold Cleveland weather didn't deter several thousand disgruntled Browns fans from converging outside FirstEnergy Stadium to show their displeasure with the 2017 season at the Perfect Season Parade 2.0.

Cleveland Police estimated the crowd at 2,500 to 3,200 people with no arrests made. Dozens of trucks and party buses normally seen at pregame tailgate parties participated in the parade. Organized by Browns fan Chris McNeil, better known by his Twitter handle @Reflog_18, the event also raised funds and collected canned goods for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Check out some of the best floats and signs from the Perfect Season Parade:

 

#PerfectSeasonParade

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Browns players Emmanuel Ogbah and Danny Shelton took to Twitter to criticize the parade attendees.

Monday, 11 December 2017 15:09

AUDIO: Downtown Akron Plan Unveiled

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The City of Akron and the Downtown Akron Partnership have unveiled their Downtown Akron Vision and Redevelopment Plan. It's a comprehensive plan to overhaul Downtown Akron, with the addition of street-level retail, business, residences, and infrastructure designed to connect the current hotspots of Downtown while maintaining the historic character of the neighborhood. 

Akron Planning Director Jason Segedy and Downtown Akron Partnership President and CEO Suzie Graham joined Jasen for an in-depth look at the plan and to talk about how long it may take for the ideas to come to fruition.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:38

AUDIO: Falls Pols Sound Off On Controversial Hire

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A Beacon Journal report about the hiring of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters' 2013 campaign manager to a job her supervisor says she isn't qualified for.

Parks and Recreation Assistant Superintendent Megan Moreland collects a $90,000 annual salary, and it's reported that her benefits package pushes her total compensation to nearly $130,000. But according to the Beacon Journal, Parks and Recretation Director Ed Stewart says he didn't want to hire her and that she isn't qualified for the job.

Cuyahoga Falls City Councilmen Adam Miller and Vic Palotta discussed their concerns on The Jasen Sokol Show on Tuesday. Walters joined the show Wednesday to respond.

Monday, 20 November 2017 15:42

AUDIO Annual Meadows Turkey Bowl to Help Charity

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Pete Meadows and Alex Shannon talk to WAKR's Jasen Sokol about the annual Meadows Turkey Bowl backyard football game for charity.

http://meadowsturkeybowl.com/

 

Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) joins Jasen Sokol to talk about the Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act, tax reform and other issues.

 

Dr. Toni Bisconti's weekly visit to the Jasen Sokol show, November 20, 2017. She talks with Jasen about topics including sports rivalries and fraternity life.

Monday, 13 November 2017 15:03

AUDIO Dr. Toni Bisconti's Weekly Visit

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Dr. Toni Bisconti from the University of Akron talks with Jasen Sokol in her weekly segment, November 13, 2017.

Monday, 13 November 2017 15:00

AUDIO Rep. Larry Householder, House Bill 380

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Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford), the 72nd District state representative, talks with WAKR's Jasen Sokol about his bill that would end workers compensation in Ohio for illegal aliens.

 

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