When Tech Entrepreneur and billionaire, Elon Musk, unveiled his new humanoid-looking "Optimus" robot recently; it caused a big splash.

It also caused visions of "Skynet" to dance in my head, as I imagined Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Terminator" movie character ominously promising; "I'll be back!"

But, maybe I'm just a Scaredy Cat. I mean, it is almost Halloween.

So, I checked in with an actual Robot expert; Author, Educator, and Designer, Carla Diana, who I talked to last year about her book, "My Robot Gets Me".

Listen now for her take on scary robots, whether she thinks Musk's new invention is the wave of the future, and if so; is that a good thing?


Carla Diana

Carla Diana, Author, Educator, Designer

If you missed my interview with Carla Diana last year, by the way, you can listen here now:


 

Mark Biviano (Biv), former Senior VP at RCRG, joined Ray to talk about the devastation in Florida. Biv's Venice, Florida home was destroyed by the hurricane. 

Friday, 07 October 2022 05:49

The Soft Scoop 10.7.22

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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.

Friday, 07 October 2022 06:25

Bases & Balls 10.7.22

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Guardians Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joins Ray every Friday to talk baseball! This week, they preview the playoffs against the Rays, they talk about the new playoff format, reflect on the season, and more. 

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

This week's athletes are from Cuyahoga Falls High School. 
 
Sonia Hammonds is a Sernior. She a two sport athlete, four year letter winner in soccer, and four year letter winner in Track. Sonia is a member of National Honor Society, and Senior Executive Committee with a 3.79 GPA.
 
Tristan Ohler is a Senior. He's a three year letter winner in football and a two year letter winner in Track and Field. Tristan was named player of week in Week 3 of the football season. Tristan is also an excellent student and has a 3.4 GPA.
 

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced that he will not be running for another term. He joined Ray to talk about the thought and emotion that went into the very tough decision. 

Wednesday, 05 October 2022 08:02

A Competitive Race for Mayor on Akron's Horizon

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J. Cherie Strachan, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Akron Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, joined Ray. They discussed the Mayor of Akron's announcement that he will not run for re-election. Many have come forward with interest for the position which Cherie said is a good sign for the community. 

Wednesday, 05 October 2022 06:41

Hey Bobby! 10.5.22

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Bobby DiBiasio of the Cleveland Guardians joined Ray for another edition of Hey Bobby! They talked about getting back to old fashioned baseball, analytics of the team, and the Rays. 

Margo Sommerville, President of Akron City Council, joined Ray to talk about a demonstration they had on dash cams and tasers. She says that the technology has improved from the dash cams of old and would work with existing equipment. They also talk about tasers and council meetings staying virtual. 

Christy Peters, Communications Manager at the American Red Cross, and Megan Sylvester, a Volunteer with American Red Cross who has been deployed in Florida, joined Ray Monday morning. They discussed the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the current condition of Florida, support available, help sent to the Carolinas, and more.