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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It took a bit longer than the Zips would have liked, but Akron beat Western Michigan 14-13 on Sunday to improve to 3-0 in MAC play. The game was delayed from Saturday after rain flooded Western Michigan's stadium. The win leaves Akron just two wins away from bowl eligibility with six games to play.
Akron head coach Terry Bowden joined Jasen to talk about the game, the challenges involved with a postponed game, and this week's game against Toledo at the Glass Bowl.
A couple from Akron was among the thousands at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500.
Angella Rose was listening to country artist Jason Aldean's performance when she heard rapid fire gunshots ring out. She and her husband first took cover by laying down on the bleachers before fleeing the festival area. Both escaped unhurt, and Angella posted videos of the scene to her Facebook page.
Rose joined The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about her experience.
It was a hot morning Saturday for the 15th running of the Akron Marathon, but four runners beat the heat and their competition to emerge victorious.
Marathon winners Blair Teal and Emma McCarron and half marathon winners Kevin Castille and Liz Weiler talked to Jasen after breaking the tape.
Jasen also talked to men's marathon runner up and Akron native Verrelle Wyatt, whose hometown pride was on display as he wore a "just a runner from Akron" t-shirt on the course and screamed "Akron!" as he crossed the finish line.
It's been an incredible ride for the Indians this year, and one of the architects of it all joined Jasen live from Progressive Field Wednesday.
Indians General Manager Mike Chernoff joined Jasen to talk about the Tribe's winning streak, the acquisition of Jay Bruce, and the timetable for injured players Andrew Miller, Jason Kipnis, and Michael Brantley.