Friday, 22 January 2016 09:44

AUDIO: Will Waller Discusses Wheelchair Cavaliers

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A life-threatening and altering experience was turned upside down and into quite a positive.

Will Waller is a player-coach with the Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the team. Waller and the Wheelchair Cavs travel the country and are very active in the community.

Waller, a Paralympic athlete, brought up the criteria to join the team, and he even touched on his unfortunate situation that led him into the chair.

Thursday, 21 January 2016 09:53

AUDIO: Petroleum Expert Explains Low Gas Prices

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Drivers across the country have been blown away by the extremely low gas prices of late, especially in Michigan.

Patrick DeHaan from GasBuddy.com joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss this phenomenon. Ultimately, DeHaan says the low prices are due to supply and demand, and during the winter months, demand for petrol is quite low.

Monday, 18 January 2016 09:59

AUDIO: Eddie Sipplen on MLK Day

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On this day in 1993, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed for the first time in all fifty states. Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. King and his message of equality and acceptance.

Last week, Eddie Sipplen was tapped to be a part of the MLK commission in the state of Ohio, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to touch on what Dr. King’s life and words meant to him. When asked if the black community is better off now than it was 50 years ago, Sipplen said in some ways yes, some ways no. He believes it’s wonderful that blacks and whites can eat in a cafeteria together with no issue, but from an economic standpoint, the divide continues.

Once again, the topic of "dead malls" is at the forefront. More than a decade ago, it was Rolling Acres. This time around, Chapel Hill may be reaching dead mall status.

Dan Horrigan, the new mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the future of Chapel Hill Mall and the surrounding area. Horrigan says he is putting the mall "at the forefront," and touched on security concerns in and around the space.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:58

AUDIO: Mike Hargrove On Analytics, TribeFest

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January is well underway, as is the snow and other wintertime headaches. But TribeFest is right around the corner, which means baseball will be back at some point, too.

Mike Hargrove, the famed managed of the 1990s Indians, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss his thoughts on analytics, the current young pitching staff, and to promote his appearance at TribeFest. Hargrove mentioned the Indians were using analytics as far back as the '90s, and brought up an example of Jim Thome's at-bats.

Grover will be joined by other ‘90s Tribe alum, such as Jaret Wright, Carlos Baerga, and Ellis Burks. TribeFest will be held January 30th at the Aloft Downtown Hotel.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 07:09

AUDIO: Coach Boarman Steps Down At STVM

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It's been a thrilling 26 years, but Dan Boarman has decided to hang it up.

Coach Boarman joined the Ray Horner Morning Show the day after his announcement to step down as head coach of the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish. Boarman, who had a record of 206-96 during his head coaching career, told Ray he knew it was time. The coach was a 1970 graduate of St. Vincent High School.

Marcus Wattley, also a STVM alum, will take over the position.

Each month, Congressman Jim Renacci joins the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss a variety of topics, both statewide and nationwide. This time, the focus was on President Obama's recent executive order on gun control.

Renacci believes the order on gun sales was a “disappointment” and an attack on the Constitution. "What we have here is a president who sidesteps checks and balances,” says Renacci.

The Ohio congressman also touched on the popularity of Donald Trump and the need to work together on issues such as gun violence and the national debt.

The city of Green is one of the few communities in the area where the mayors have term limits, and a new administration is in place for 2016.

Gerard Neugebauer, the new mayor, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to gloss over what is on his plate for 2016. Specifically, Neugebauer discussed the housing and economic growth, traffic patterns in the downtown, and the controversial Nexus pipeline.

Monday, 04 January 2016 08:26

AUDIO: Mayor Horrigan Talks Sewers, City Services

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Before his first day on the job as mayor of Akron, Dan Horrigan stopped by the WAKR studios to discuss a slew of topics.

Among those topics, Horrigan spoke to Ray Horner about the sewer system and the corresponding water rates. The new mayor also discussed other city services (including the salt trucks on this particular snowy morning), potential economic and house development, and his first weekend in the big chair.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:23

AUDIO: Jeff Fusco Recaps His Tenure As Mayor

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It’s been a whirlwind year in Akron politics, from near-fisticuffs in the council chambers to three mayors keeping the chair warm.

Jeff Fusco was thrown into the mix following the sudden resignation of Garry Moneypenny, and has had to hold down the fort since late May. Fusco joined the Ray Horner Morning Show with Jasen Sokol to recap his short tenure as mayor, which will end on January 1st.

Fusco shared his thoughts on mayor-elect Dan Horrigan. "Dan and I have been friends for a number of years,” said Fusco. "Dan is extremely sharp, he’s on top of it, and I believe he’s going to be a great mayor."

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