Wednesday, 17 January 2024 07:55

Emergency Blood Shortage

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The Red Cross has declared an emergency blood shortage. Jim McIntyre from the Red Cross joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the shortage that they are facing and how you can donate.


Temperatures are down which means risks to your health are up. Dr. Debbie Plate from Cleveland Clinic Akron General joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. She discussed Frostbite, Frostnip, numbness from the cold, and more.

Monday, 15 January 2024 12:14

Bullets Fly In Akron Over Weekend

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The violence started on the West side, at around 3:00 on Friday afternoon, in the 1700 block of Liberty Drive, which is near the Northwest Branch of the Akron Public Library.

Police say that's when a 34 year old man who was waiting for an acquaintance, got carjacked by a man he didn't know who pulled a gun and demanded his car. He wasn't hurt, though, and police say they found his Jeep Wagoneer on Saturday in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County.

Then, early Sunday morning, a little after 3:00AM, police responded to a call about shots fired in the 1100 block of South Bellows Street in South Akron, near Marcy Park. Residents of a house there, told police they were awakened by the sound of gunfire, and that they found two bullet holes in their walls. Nobody was hurt there, either.

That was not the case, though, in East Akron at 12:03AM, today (Monday), when police found a 52 year old man in the 700 block of Hudson Street, who had been shot in the legs. They say they applied tourniquets to stop the bleeding until EMS arrived, and the man was taken to the hospital with what are described as non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been announced in any of the incidents, and police are asking for tips to help them track down the suspects.

Monday, 15 January 2024 07:22

Iowa Caucus, GOP, & More!

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Dr. John Green, Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. The Iowa Caucuses are today (Monday). Dr. Green talks about the importance of the caucuses, the GOP, and more.

Friday, 12 January 2024 08:38

Tim Alcorn on Cavs in Paris!

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Tim Alcorn, voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, joins Ray Horner every Friday for 3 Pointers. This week, Tim joined Ray from Paris and talked about the game, the team, and more. 


Film Study Professor Joe Fortunato joins the Ray Horner Morning Show every Friday to talk about the classics. This week, they went back to 1984 to discuss Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. 

Thursday, 11 January 2024 09:47

Protecting Kids From The Harmful Effects Of Social Media Featured

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Today we're exploring the effects of social media on kids and teens, and what is being done to address them.

In our latest edition of  "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro", we're talking with two experts on the topic; a professor from the University of Akron, and a nationally known tech journalist.

This has been an interesting week, with the state of Ohio's new law that requires parents to consent to children under the age of 16 now on hold, because of a lawsuit filed by an organization representing the tech industry.

That group, NetChoice, got a federal judge to issue a temporary injunction to stay the law, that was supposed to go into effect on Monday, January 15th.

In addition, Meta, which owns both Facebook and Instagram, announced some voluntary controls on what kids and teens can see in their feeds, and access through searches.These new restrictions are related to topics which have been shown to harm mental health, including body image, suicide, and more.

Listen now to my conversation with Professor of Practice, Julie Cajigas, who teaches classes on social media at the University of Akron:


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Prof. Julie Cajigas, University of Akron

 Next, a deeper dive into this topic, with Ian Sherr, who recently left CNET after 15 years as their Editor at Large, and who is now a frequent CBS News contributor.

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Ian Sherr, CBS News Tech Contributor

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Mayor Shammas Malik joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. He talked about his swearing in ceremony over the weekend, growing up in Akron, the state of the city's finances, looking for a new police chief, and more!

Wednesday, 10 January 2024 07:26

Guardians Update: Manger, Staff, & Team

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The Guardians are six weeks away from Spring Training. Jim Rosenhaus, Guardians Broadcaster, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show. They discussed the new manager, Stephen Vogt, the staff, and the team. 


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

This week's athletes are from Woodridge High School.

Raechel Serafimov is a senior currently involved in swimming and diving.  Raechel has also been involved in cross country and track and field.  Raechel is a two time district qualifier in swimming and hopes to break through as a state qualifier as a senior.  Raechel is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), FCCLA, and the Woodridge Athletic Leadership Team.  Raechel excels in the classroom and is an excellent student.

AJ Rickenbacher is a senior and a wrestler..  AJ also played football in the fall where he excelled on defense, helping to lead the Bulldogs to a playoff berth.  As a wrestler, AJ is a two time district qualifier and looking to break through to make it to Columbus this year.  AJ is a leader on and off the field and is a member of United Club and is on the Woodridge Athletic Advisory Board. 
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