Monday, 16 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Jim Donovan Discusses 0-6 Browns

Channel 3 Sports personality and Voice of the Cleveland Browns Jim Donovan spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Monday to talk about the Browns, as they fell to 0-6 after their loss to the Texans Sunday.

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Friday, 13 October 2017 16:03

AUDIO Mark Nori Talks Stow Victory

Stow head football coach Mark Nori spoke with Sam and Brad after his team's victory Thursday night over Hudson to move to 7-1 on the season.

 

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Eden Amador Gorby is this week’s WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week.

A senior at Springfield High School, Eden participate in track and field, as well as running cross country in the fall. She runs in many track events including the 2 mile, 1 mile, 4x4 ,4x8, and the 800. In cross country, she does the 5K. She is a four-year varsity starter for track, and has had honorable mention in the PTC.

Eden is coached by her dad, Kevin Gorby . "He's coach and he's dad,” says Eden. "He doesn't show favoritism.“

Coach Gorby has helped Eden not only her athletics, but with her confidence as well. "I wasn't always very confident, but with him motivating me, I've learned to become a leader."

Art is one of Eden's favorite subjects in school. Though she is very creative, Eden is not sure if she wants to continue art into college, so she is keeping her options open.

Eden is also a member of the National Honors Society and student council.

Congratulations to Eden Amador Gorby WAKR Student Athlete of the Week.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:39

AUDIO Scotty D in Vegas Returns With Picks

Scotty D in Vegas came on from the desert with picks against the spread in college and pro football including an and 2 team NFL teaser with the 7 points in play, Houston (-2 1/2) over Cleveland and Baltimore (PICK) over Chicago.

Listen to the college picks and the rest of the conversation...for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Terry Pluto, sport columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Indians' loss at the hands of the Yankees. 

 

He also discussed the players who are free agents including Jay Bruce and Carlos Santana, and if they would be in an Indians uniform next spring. 

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:29

AUDIO Hoban Preparing For Walsh Jesuit

Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with the Sam and Brad Show ahead of their showdown with Walsh Jesuit. 

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The downfall of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein continues to spiral as more actors and those around the industry have claimed some form of harassment. Not only have many already come forward, but others have mentioned they have known about Weinstein’s transgressions for years and even decades.

Sexual harassment has been a sticking point not just in Hollywood circles, but also our workplaces. Attorney and former mayor of Peninsula, Mike Kaplan, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the protocol and the reporting process of harassment in work environments.

Kaplan touched on possible grey areas in sexual harassment suits, as well as the blatant ones. In criminal cases, where it goes beyond workplace protocol, Kaplan mentions the difference between sexual conduct and sexual contact.

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Barberton senior quarterback Zane Ries is the male Student Athlete of the Week during the week of October 13th-20th.

As of this writing and recording, Barberton undefeated at 7-0, and Zane is a big reason for the Magics’ success. In his junior year of 2016, Zane received First Team All-Suburban League honors, as well as First Team All-District, and an honorable mention All-State team.

"I feel like we're getting better each week,” says Zane about his football team. "Us seniors are keeping everybody focused week to week, one game at a time.”

Being a senior, Zane wants to lead by example for the underclassmen. How does he do that? “Show them the right way, help them if they need anything, show them the ropes and how to act in public, and how to handle adversity."

When he’s not on the gridiron, Zane is a member of the basketball team, where he was also First Team All-Suburban League.

A Barberton lifer, Zane is active in the community. He has volunteered at the town’s annual Mum Fest, has ranked leaves for the elderly, and is a part of the school’s anti-bullying program.

"It's amazing,” he talks of living in Barberton and attending their schools. "The family aspect, all the support, and the tradition. A lot of schools I don't think have that tradition."

Zane is still undecided on where he wants to attend college, but has had offers from schools across Ohio. He does plan on playing football at the next level, and wants to major in Education.

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Former Cleveland Indian "Super" Joe Charboneau spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of tonight's Game #5 in Cleveland.

He says he's confident the Indians can move past the Yankees and advance to the ALCS.

 

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:02

AUDIO John Telich Discusses Pivotal Game #5

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of a win-or-go-home Game #5 at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario between the Indians and Yankees.

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Head Coach of the Coventry Comets Ed Egan stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's matchup with the Woodridge Bulldogs on Friday night.

 

Jeff Decker also joined the program to talk about what this matchup means for his Woodridge ballclub.

 

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:36

AUDIO Sam Amico Discusses Cavs' Chemistry

Sam Amico from AmicoHoops.net spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday about the new-look Cavs, their chemistry, and Dwyane Wade being named a starter moving forward.

 

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:13

AUDIO Al Pawlowksi Breaks Down Game #5

Indians Live host Al Pawlowski spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday ahead of a critical Game #5 against New York tomorrow at Progressive Field.

 

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Monday, 09 October 2017 15:45

AUDIO John Smoltz Talks ALDS, Pitching

Hall of Fame pitcher and FOX Sports MLB Analyst John Smoltz spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #4  of the ALDS in New York.

 

The Indians hold a 2-1 lead over the Yankees in the best-of-five series. 

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This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Kaitlyn Judge, a senior soccer player from CVCA High School.

Kaitlyn is a 2-year letterwinner in soccer and a 4-year letterwinner in basketball and is a captain for both sports.

She said she leads both vocally and by example, and as the goalkeeper, she knows pressure.

"I just love the adrenaline, being able to use my hands and stop the ball, getting our team a win," she explained.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Judge is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

She says this year has been fun both on and off the pitch, and getting to know her teammates has been a real joy.

"We have a new coach this year, we have a great group of girls, and we have a great chemistry together," Kaitlyn said.

While Kaitlyn is undecided on a college as of now, she plans on studying math upon graduation.

We wish Kaitlyn the best in all of her future endeavors.

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 18:43

AUDIO Scotty D Discusses Pro & College Picks

Scotty D from Vegas came back with his picks in college and pro football against the spread for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:07

AUDIO Sandy Alomar To Throw ALDS First Pitch

Ahead of the ALDS Game #1, first base coach and former Tribe great Sandy Alomar Jr talked about throwing out the first pitch tonight.

He also talked about he and the club being thankful for another opportunity to be in the postseason.

"It means a lot to us," Sandy explained.  "I'm very proud of this team."

 

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 09:20

AUDIO: Ed Asner on Autism Advocacy, Awareness

He’s a familiar name from television, movies, and voice-acting. That familiar name will be appearing at the Akron Civic Theater on October 12.

Part of the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s Autism Summit, Ed Asner and his son, Matt, will be a part of a panel with Bruce Winges. He recently spoke with WAKR’s Tony Mazur about his advocacy for autism awareness, especially in a time when the affliction was not as well known. Asner also discussed the portrayal of autism in the media, and how far it has come in recent years.

The 3rd Annual Autism Summit will continue on October 13th, as well, at the Hilton Akron-Fairlawn. For more information on the festivities, visit AutismAkron.org/conference.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 17:19

AUDIO Mike Gibbons Talking Highland Hornets

Highland HS head football coach Mike Gibbons spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday ahead of Friday's matchup with Aurora. 

 

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Scott Chouinard, the head coach of the Copley Indians football team spoke with Sam and Brad to discuss their big win over Revere last week and their upcoming game with Tallmadge.

 

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Monday, 02 October 2017 17:26

AUDIO Indians Primed For ALDS

Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to discuss the ALDS Thursday.

 

The Tribe will play the winner of the Yankees/Twins Wild Card Game on Tuesday. 

 

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Dan Dakich, former Bowling Green and Indiana basketball coach spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the ongoing NCAA Basketball coaches' scandal.

 

Dakich is currently a host of a radio show in Indianapolis and a college basketball analyst for ESPN. 

 

 

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Friday, 29 September 2017 15:21

AUDIO East Preparing For Firestone Tonight

East Head Coach Marques Hayes spoke with Sam and Brad on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Dragons' upcoming game tonight against Firestone.

 

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Payton Grigsby from Wadsworth High School is our female 1590 WAKR Student Athlete for the week of September 22nd-29th.

A senior at Wadsworth, Payton has participated in cross-country since her sophomore year. She was a quick learner and a natural athlete, as she has placed high many meets, including taking home first place in an individual race at the Wooster Invitational in early September.

“We do about forty miles a week,” says Payton when talking about her cross-country training. “We definitely build a good base, and do a bunch of speed work toward the end of the season.”

However, cross-country running was not Payton’s first love. She has played soccer from an early age, and decided to run track her freshman year. Her experiences in track and field led her to joining the cross-country team as a sophomore.

After high school, Payton is still undecided as to where she wants to continue her education. She does plan on running in college, talking with schools from Divisions 1 through III. In the classroom, Payton would like to major in Art Therapy.

“I’ve always wanted to help people,” she says about art therapy. "I love art, and I think that’s the best thing for me right now."

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JoJo France is this week's 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete. He is a senior at Manchester High School, participating in football and basketball for the Panthers.

Jojo is proud to be able to carry on the the tradition of the France name at Manchester.

"It means a lot to me," says Jojo, who is proud to carry on the tradition of the France name at Manchester. "And I know it means a lot to them."

In fact, his head coach, Jim France, is his grandfather.

Two-time ​Pac 7 first-team basketball player, as well as Pac 7 first-team football, are just some of the accomplishments Jojo has earned in his time at Manchester.

As for his post high school education, Jojo has an interest in sports management, with an eye on scouting or sports management. He currently excels in government class.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 19:33

AUDIO Scotty D Returns With Picks

From the desert, Scotty D returned from Vegas to make his picks against the spread in college and pro football.

In college, Scotty's taking Florida State (-7) and Ole Miss (+28).

In the NFL Green Bay is a "pick em" and Atlanta is a "pick em" as well.

Listen to the rest....for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:25

AUDIO Hoban Looking To Maintain Physicality

Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about last week's win over STVM and their upcoming game with Mentor Lake Catholic. 

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 18:40

AUDIO LeBron Salutes NFL For Solidarity

Akron's own LeBron James spoke at Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day Monday to address some of the social issues going on in our society, and with that he addressed the NFL for its various signs of solidarity Sunday. 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 16:58

AUDIO 'Mr Cavalier' Ready for 2017-18 Season

"Mr. Cavalier" Austin Carr joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the upcoming 2017-18 Cavaliers season at Media Day Monday.

Carr looked at what he's most excited about for this year.

"The one thing they've done in the offseason is they have improved the depth of our team," he said.

 

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New Cleveland Cavalier Jae Crowder spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his transition from Boston to Cleveland.

The Cavs open up with Boston and Jae says he can't wait to "kick their ass."

The teams meet October 17.

 

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Monday, 25 September 2017 16:37

AUDIO Frye: We're Going For Kyrie's Throat

Cavaliers forward Channing Frye joined the Sam and Brad Show from Cavs Media Day Monday to discuss the season, including the opener against the Boston Celtics.

Frye didn't mince words when talking about former Cavalier Kyrie Irving.

 

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After sitting vacant for nearly a decade, and after numerous attempts at bringing some life to the venue, the Rubber Bowl will soon become rubble.

Mayor Dan Horrigan joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the present and future of the Rubber Bowl and the surrounding area. Safety and security are big issues, mainly with “trill seekers” breaking in to take photos of the decay. Once the structure meets the wrecking ball, Horrigan says this helps change the landscape of the area, and he looks forward to how the surrounding area will look afterward.

The Rubber Bowl opened its doors in 1940, hosting the Akron Zips football team for its entire run. Over the years, the venue was used as a neutral site for football teams and site for music festivals.

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Friday, 22 September 2017 21:29

AUDIO Scotty D Discusses Pro & College Picks

Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks against the spread in college and pro football.,

The (under) dogs have it as far as college picks with NC State (+13) over Florida State,  Purdue (+10 1/2) over Michigan, and UCLA ( +7 1/2) over Stanford.

In the NFL,  a two-team 7 point teaser with Arizona (+10) and (Seattle (+10).

Listen below...for entertainment purposes only.

 

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Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming game with Copley tonight at  7 p.m.

 

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This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Gibson, a senior football player for Cuyahoga Falls High School.

Tyler discussed his favorite memories of playing football for the Black Tigers and his senior teammates, saying he wouldn't change a thing.

"I've known most of my guys now for nine years, ever since I started playing football in 4th grade," he says. "We have good chemistry together."

Gibson also discussed playing for first-year head coach Shane Parker and the impact he's made on him and the team.

"I like how many things he's changed about the program,like the attitude," he said.

Tyler is a 3-year letterman in football and also lettered in track and field for the Black Tigers. In addition to his work on the field and in the classroom, he volunteers his time working, painting houses.

Gibson plans on attending the University of Akron to study athletic training upon graduation in the spring of 2018.

We here at 1590 WAKR wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors.

 

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Romona Robinson is not originally from Northeast Ohio, but you wouldn’t know that based on her commitment to the community. Whether she is on a local newscast or speaking at a church, she has made a pledge to spread the positive news of the world.

Romona joined the Ray Horner Morning Show, hosted by Tony Mazur, to promote her new book, A Dirt Road to Somewhere. A decade-long labor of love has come to fruition in the form of print, and it is an inspiring story of being raised in a small, poverty-stricken town to having the chance to interview presidents. Romona also talks about her embrace of Northeast Ohio over her 30-year career in Cleveland television.

Romona’s day job is as the evening anchor for Cleveland 19 News, after spending a 15-year run at WKYC Channel 3. A Dirt Road to Somewhere from Halo Publishing is available on Amazon, as well as her website, RomonaRobinson.com.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:54

AUDIO STVM's Wattley Discusses Hoban Rivalry

STVM Head Coach Marcus Wattley spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the 'Holy War' between themselves and the Knights of Archbishop Hoban. 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:24

AUDIO Copley Gears Up For Barberton

Scott Chouinard the head coach of the Copley Indians joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about their tough Suburban League battle with Barberton Friday.

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:07

AUDIO Hoban's Tyrrell Talking 'Holy War'

The Archbishop Hoban Knights are heading into Week 5 and their matchup with STVM in the 'Holy War' 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:21

AUDIO Bret Treier Talking Akron Marathon Course

It's right around the corner, and with the forecast calling for some steamy weather, the Akron Marathon will be ready to roll on Saturday.

Akron Marathon Course Committee Co-Chairman and Board member Bret Treier joined Sam and Brad in studio to talk about this year's race including some of the changes coming to the course due to construction. 

"The thing we're most excited about this year is we're going back to Firestone Park," Treier said. "We had the race there traditionally, a couple years ago we did to not go down south to Firestone Park due to heavy construction on Brown and Main both."

 The race is in it's 15th year, and is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital and FirstEnergy.

For more information on Saturday's race, click here. 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:03

AUDIO Vince Kehres Talking Purple Raider Football

Sam and Brad spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres to talk about the Mt. Union Purple Raiders as they prepare for Baldwin Wallace.

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Mogadore head football coach Matt Adorni as they prepare to face Gilmour Academy on Friday night. 

 

The Wildcats are 4-0 on the young season. 

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:23

AUDIO Doug Dieken Discusses Browns & Colts

Sam and Brad caught up with Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network to talk some football on the Sam and Brad Show. 

 

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 15:22

AUDIO Stow & Wadsworth Ready For Week 5 Battle

Mark Nori, the head coach of the Stow Bulldogs spoke with Sam and Brad on Tuesday to talk about their upcoming Suburban League matchup with the Wadsworth Grizzlies on Friday night.

 

Justin Todd, the head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies also joined the show to talk about the battle with Stow, saying it will be a true test for his team.

 

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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:27

AUDIO Tim May Talking Buckeyes, UNLV

Sam and Brad caught up with Ohio State Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch to talk about the 38-7 win over Army and their upcoming game with UNLV.

 

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen, who was recently called up from AA Akron, joined the Sam and Brad Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about his play and the Tribe's historic winning streak.

 

The Indians play the Kansas City Royals tonight at 7:10pm on 1590 WAKR. 

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Suburban League Commissioner Keith Walker spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about a great slate of Suburban League football games this Friday night.

 

Keith will be attending the Hudson-Brecksville game in Hudson tonight.

 

 

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Firestone senior soccer player Jacob Weber is the 1590 WAKR male Student Athlete of the Week for September 8th-15th.

Jacob is a four-year letter winner in soccer for the Falcons. His team has excelled thus far in 2017, even with seven seniors graduating from last year’s program. He is one of three captains on the team, and has had a terrific season after seven games.

"This has probably been my best year in enjoying the sport,” says Jacob. “[Especially] with the people I’ve been around and the team I’m on.”

That team is 5-1-1 in the fall season under Coach Michael Householder with a lot of help from underclassmen.

"We all like each other,” Jacob says. "None of us have issues with each other."

In addition to soccer, Jacob is well-rounded with his athletic activities. He says soccer is where his passion is, but he is an avid bowler. While his soccer career may end in high school, he may look to bowl in college.

Speaking of college, Jacob plans on attending the University of Akron after graduation, with Business and Economics as his major.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 17:22

AUDIO Scotty D Returns With Pro & College Picks

Scotty D in Vegas joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss his picks against the spread in college football and pro football for entertainment purposes only.

  

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Executive Producer and Director of "The Akron Holy War"  Anthony Fanelli spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the premiere of the documentary on the high school football rivalry between the Knights and the Fighting Irish on the gridiron.

Fanelli, a 2002 Hoban graduate played in the rivalry and is currently living in California.

 

The documentary's premiere will take place at the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, September 17 at 7pm.

For more information, click here.   

The official trailer for the film can be seen below.

 

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