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.

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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.

 

Dr. Toni Bisconti, Associate Professor at the University of Akron, joins Jasen Sokol, November 6, 2017 to talk about impacts of recent news events, like the Texas church shooting and other things in the news.

 

Monday, 06 November 2017 15:40

AUDIO Foodbank CEO Responds To ABJ Column

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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank CEO Dan Flowers joined Monday's edition of The Jasen Sokol Show to respond to a column by Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com columnist Bob Dyer about policies at the Foodbank that some may find controversial.

 

Saturday, 04 November 2017 12:26

AUDIO: Know Your Ballot

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Election Day is Tuesday, and while it hasn't garnered as much attention as a presidential or midterm year, there are still many important races on Akron area ballots this year. The Jasen Sokol Show has talked to many of the key candidates and representatives from the hotly contested ballot issues over the last few weeks. If you missed any of the interviews, you can find them below.

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