Thursday, 01 September 2016 17:32

AUDIO: Jasen Sokol Show Heroin Forum

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The Jasen Sokol Show traveled to Summit County Public Health Wednesday for a forum on the heroin and opioid addiction problem in Greater Akron. The discussion ranged from treatment and recovery options to the new drug disposal pouches available at Acme Fresh Market locations to the stories of family members…
Friday, 26 August 2016 15:00

Day Five AUDIO: Helping Families Of Addicts

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Kim DeMassimo knows what it's like to be the family member of an addict. Her cocaine-addicted husband left her with next to nothing and a bank account with a negative balance. Now, she's trying to help other people dealing with the same struggle. DeMassimo is involved with SOLACE Summit County,…
Treating heroin addiction is difficult enough. But a condition such as depression makes treatment even more challenging. Dr. Dustin Blakeslee of Cleveland Clinic Akron General says a heroin treatment patient also suffering from depression usually can't be treated with the traditional course of medicines because they are rendered ineffective. Blakeslee…
One of the most pressing issues affecting the heroin crisis is the lack of beds available for treatment. CommQuest Services is working to change that, adding 16 new beds for men to the existing 38 at its Wilson Hall facility in Massillon. While CommQuest President and CEO Keith Hochadel says…
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:03

AUDIO: Mary Taylor on Aetna Leaving OH Exchange

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Aetna announced this week that it would no longer offer health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Ohio and several other states, leaving around 20,000 Ohioans to find new health care plans during the open enrollment period this fall. Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who is also the…
Thursday, 11 August 2016 19:43

AUDIO: Mary Taylor Talks Heroin Epidemic

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With the heroin epidemic seemingly spinning out of control, many people are asking what the government is doing to address it. Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor joined Jasen to talk about what the state is doing and what more it can do to address the quickly growing problem.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:13

AUDIO UA's Terry Bowden Remembers John Saunders

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Among those mourning the death of ESPN mainstay John Saunders is Terry Bowden. The University of Akron's head football coach worked alongside Saunders in ABC-TV's college football studio every Saturday for five years...between Bowden's coaching jobs. "Not only was he a good, good person, but maybe the best TV guy…
Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper joined The Jasen Sokol Show to talk about whether the Democratic Party is unifying in Philadelphia and preview the speeches by Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.
Thursday, 21 July 2016 17:44

CBS News' Schieffer Recaps "Most Unusual" RNC

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With the Republican National Convention winding down, how does it stack up with past conventions? Bob Schieffer would know. The veteran CBS newsman has been covering conventions since 1968. While he says he hasn't seen anything quite like the violence of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, he referred…
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:07

Scott Pelley Previews Trump's RNC Speech, OH Race

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CBS Evening News anchorman Scott Pelley talks to WAKR's Jasen Sokol about the challenges of covering the Trump campaign, why he believes Ohio is critical in winning the presidential race, and how well he thinks Cleveland has done hosting the Republican National Convention.
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