Ohio wins big again this week, as Honda announced a $4.4 billion dollar partnership with LG to make electric vehicle batteries in Fayette County. They're also expanding production at three Ohio plants, and hiring thousands of new employees.

On the flip side, there was a nationwide cyber scare this week, as a mercenary group of Russian hackers appeared to back their government's war of aggression against Ukraine, by launching denial of service attacks against the websites of a number of major US Airport websites.

Listen now for more details with Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, Akron-Canton Airport CEO, Ren Camacho, CNET Editor, Ian Scherr, and the University of Akron's Center for Intelligence and Security Studies Director, Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler.


Please note:

**This podcast was updated on 10-24-22 to correct the location of the new Honda battery plant, to Fayette County.

Jeanne Destro is in for Ray Horner this week. Earlier this week, a Russian group hacked airports around the country. Luckily, they did not cause any major issues but what if they had? Jeanne talked with Professor of Cybersecurity at Stark State College, Glenn Goe. 

Friday, 14 October 2022 05:06

The Soft Scoop 10.14.22

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Listen to this week's Soft Scoop with Sandy Bennett. She'll keep you up to date with concerts and events. Brought to you by Red Wing Shoes. 

Thursday, 13 October 2022 08:22

Mayor Horrigan on Issue 10 and More

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Mayor Dan Horrigan talked with Jeanne Destro on the Ray Horner Morning Show. First, they talked about the officer involved in the shooting death of Jayland Walker. Then, they discussed the two options Akron has to establish a police oversight board and hold police accountable. Mayor Horrigan explains the differences between his proposal and Issue 10. If you want to know more about Issue 10, be sure to check out the interview with Shammas Malik from Wednesday, available on WAKR.net as well. 

The Student Athlete of the Week segment is powered by NECA-IBEW and Akron Children’s Hospital. 


This week's athletes are from Ellet High School.


Alessandra Pinto is a senior with a 3.5 GPA.  She plays soccer for the Ellet Lady Orange.  Alessandra is very involved, she writes for the school newspaper and is a member of the yearbook staff.  She has helped lead the soccer team to years of success while being a four-year starter for the varsity team.  The girls soccer team is experiencing another great season with Alessandra being a team captain.   Alessandra plays as a midfielder for the 12-win Lady Orange soccer team and plays phenomenally on both offense and defense.  She has 14 goals and 15 assists this season. 


Cameron Hinkle  has played football for three years at Ellet High School.  He is the starting inside Linebacker and leads the team in Solo and Total tackles on defense.  Cameron is an excellent student with a 3.8 GPA and is a leader both on and off the field.  Cameron is always willing to put in the work to create a better Ellet Community and help others. 

Shammas Malik, Ward 8 City councilman, candidate for Mayor, and proponent of voter Issue 10, joined Jeanne Destro. He said the proposal for issue 10 may look very familiar, that's because there is already something very similar in effect. What's the difference? This one is meant to be permanent. 

Akron Marathon founders, Steve and Jeannine Marks, are the 2022 recipients of Akron Community Foundation’s Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. Ray talked with the pair about the award. 

Monday, 10 October 2022 08:31

Financial Literacy for APS Students

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Social Studies Teacher with Akron Public Schools, Adam Motter, joined Jeanne Destro today to talk about preparing students financially. With student debt, inflation, and more, APS is providing their students with the tools to manage their future. 

This month, Ray talked to Dr. Andrew Fenton with the McDowell Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. They discussed Bosom Buddies, Breast Cancer, and the importance of mammograms. 

Friday, 07 October 2022 08:20

Film School: Shawshank Redemption

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Film Study Professor, Joe Fortunato, joins Ray every Friday to talk about classic films. Featured this week was the 1994 film, Shawshank Redemption. The film was shot in Ohio at the famous Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield Prison). 

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