Thursday, 19 August 2021 10:21

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 8/20/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus!

Today, Rosey and Ray looked at the bullpen overall, the impact of utility player Ernie Clement, and the upcoming game at the site of the Little League World Series in Williamsport against the Angels.

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Blossom Music Center, Jilly's Music Room, Musica, and the Kent Stage are just a few of several Northeast Ohio music venues that will begin requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter.
That joint announcement coming Wednesday amid increasing COVID-19 cases across the region, the state, and the country, and growing concern over the highly contagious Delta variant.
Different venues have different dates for when the requirement will go into effect, and additionally, individual acts may require proof of vaccination or the negative test prior to that particular venue's enforcement of the new rule.
Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls is the largest venue on the list and will require all guests to show proof starting October 4th.
Per a Live Nation announcement Wednesday, the group said, "Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows."
Akron mayor Dan Horrigan joins the Ray Horner Morning Show each Thursday morning around 7:10, and he answers the most pressing questions the residents have, especially with everything virus-related happening both locally and abroad.

Horrigan first talked about the continued development and projects happening in the greater Akron area, especially in the Merriman and Cascade vallies. On the topic of projects, the Central Interchange will be a burden for motorists until 2023, but he says August is the time to conduct these projects with the weather being so nice.

The other major topic has been the Delta variant and its spread throughout nearly every community, and Akron is no different. Horrigan has his concerns, though he does say it is "a disease of the unvaccinated." He continues to encourage the unvaccinated to get their shots, and he says they are widely available for those who want them.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:35

Second Trial For Accused Akron Arsonist Continues

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The second trial of Stanley Ford, the man accused of killing nine in two separate house fires in his own Akron neighborhood, is continuing this week. 
Jury selection in Summit County Common Pleas Court began Monday as testimony is expected to start August 30th.
Stanley's first trial, which began in March of last year, was delayed several times due to COVID-19, competency hearings for Ford, his dissatisfaction with his own counsel, and more. After those delays, Judge Christine Croce declared a mistrial.
The second trial, that was delayed back in March of this year, again due to COVID, is back in session now. 
Ford is charged with more murders than anyone in Summit County history in connection to two fires between April 2016 and May 2017.  
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 07:24

Hey Bobby! - 8/18/2021

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Time now for Hey Bobby!, a weekly Cleveland Indians segment with VP Bob DiBiasio and WAKR's Ray Horner.

Today, Bobby and Ray talked about the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame, last week's unveiling of the Rocky Colavito statue, and the history behind the name Indians.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021 07:37

Third Vaccine Dose to Be Made Available

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There had been rumors of a third booster shot for those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines as early as the spring, and it appears that rumors will become facts,

Donna Skoda is the commissioner at Summit County Public Health, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer the questions many have had about getting this third shot. Skoda is hesitant in calling this a booster, in that it is more of a continuation of the first two shots. As is with the first round of vaccines, the immunocompromised will be first in line to get this third shot, and she says it is due to the Delta variant's presence in the population.

Skoda also discussed the benefits of masking even when vaccinated, and the impact the mosquitoes are having this summer due to the high amount of rain in the greater Akron area.

Monday, 16 August 2021 07:53

Back-To-School Fashion Trends

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Students are heading back into the classrooms all over the country, and that means it is time for some back-to-school shopping. That shopping does not stop at school supplies; it has to do with fashion, as well. Marji Wachowiak is with the fashion design department at Kent State University, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to look at the fashion trends for today’s students. The pandemic, which caused millions to work or study from home, has propelled casual trends back into the spotlight, to where people may prefer to feel comfortable when heading back into public settings. According to Marji, denim has made quite the comeback of late for all genders, and high-top sneakers are popular among the men. Marji also talked about Kent State’s school of fashion and how it is world-renowned.

Friday, 13 August 2021 09:01

Bases & Balls with Jim Rosenhaus - 8/13/2021

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Time now for Bases & Balls, a weekly segment with WAKR's Ray Horner and Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus!

Today, Rosey joins the show over the phone to talk about the impact of Myles Straw in the outfield, how Amed Rosario's flexibility has paid off, and Bobby Bradley's comeback.

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As the fall approaches and the Delta variant continues to spread, there is much concern about children in schools, as they are the group mostly, if not completely, unvaccinated.

Dr. Donald Dumford is an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to answer some of the most pointed questions parents, grandparents, and others have had throughout the summer. First, he says the variant is causing stress in hospitals both locally and nationally not unlike what some experienced in the peak months of December and January. And with kids heading back into the classrooms, Dr. Dumford believes mask mandates are the sensible option until vaccines can get approved for children 12 and under.

On the topic of vaccines, Dr. Dumford also addressed the question of a vaccine booster, especially with a large chunk of the vaccinated population receiving their jabs nearly six months ago. For now, he says this will probably be the same shot folks had from Pfizer and Moderna back in the spring.

Imagine a world without plastic waste. 

It could happen, according to Assistant Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron Dr. Junpeng Wang. Listen now to find out more about his groundbreaking research on a new way to make and infinitely recycle plastic.

We'll also hear from MAGNET President and CEO, Ethan Karp, about thousands of good paying, high tech jobs that are open now in Northeast Ohio, KSS Robotics Director, Nathan Sterrett on the educational value of K-12 robotics competitions, and from Ohio Development Services Agency Director, Lydia Mihalik, on who won the recent TechOhio Startup Creativity Challenge.


Dr. Junpeng Wang, Assistant Prof., Polymer Science, University of Akron

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Dr. Ethan Karp, President & CEO, MAGNET

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Lydia Mihalik, Director, Ohio Department of Develoopment Services


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