Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:58

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/27/2019

:17 - Wednesday’s show opened with a discussion on colleges and the alleged discrimination with Asian-Americans in levels of higher learning. That segued into a conversation on actor Jussie Smollett, who was cleared of charges in Cook County on Tuesday.

10:46 - Ward 5 councilwoman Tara Samples stopped by the studio to promote her new book, “And They Said I Didn’t Matter.” She also went over the new developments occurring in her ward on the east end of Akron.

27:02 - The baseball season is almost here, and that means “QuAkron” will be once again abuzz at Canal Park. General Manager Jim Pfander talked about the promotions for the upcoming RubberDucks season, as well as the new food offerings at the ballpark.

36:29 - Taking the kids on vacation for spring break? Dr. Sarah Adams from Akron Children’s Hospital shared some nice tips for one’s health while on vacation.

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:52

Jasen Sokol Show Podcast 1.24.19

Jasen and Bobbi's Thursday edition of the Jasen Sokol Show Podcast!

1. Tara Samples of Akron City Council Ward 5 called to talk about the clearing of the storm sewer inlets (20 seconds in) 
2. Colin Baker discussed Red and White on Thursday Night (13:53)
3. Joe Leenheer talked about the Farmer's Insurance Open.(18:19)

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:32

Ray Horner Podcast - 10/2/2018

:26 - A proposed ordinance in Akron City Council looks to crack down on barking dogs. Residents whose dogs won’t stop barking can receive a $100 and possible jail time. Some agree with this measure, and others, including Tara Samples who joined Ray, disagree.

7:36 - The council member who proposed the ordinance, Russ Neal, also came on with Ray.

16:52 - Tony Gotto is the head coach of the Barberton Magics, and he joined Ray to talk about his team. The Magics are 6-0 and they take on an improving 5-1 Ellet team this weekend.

21:02 - The MLB playoffs are all set, and the Cleveland Indians are set to take on the Houston Astros in the ALDS. Bob DiBiasio, VP for the Tribe, talked to Ray about how the Indians will fare against the defending world champs, as well as Bobby D meeting Wayne Newton out in Las Vegas.

31:55 - A quarter of the NFL season is in the books, and the Cleveland Browns have a record of 1-2-1 through four games. Fred Greetham from the Orange & Brown Report discussed the season so far, including the play of rookie starting quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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Friday, 19 January 2018 12:32

Kucinich Picks Samples as Running Mate

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich has picked Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate.
 
The two will face a crowded field in the May primary, including former federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director, Richard Cordray and his running mate, former Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neil, whose running mate is Chantelle E. Lewis of East Cleveland, former State Rep. Connie Pillich and running mate Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer, and State Senator Joe Schiavoni, and his running mate, Stephanie Dodd.
 
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who had previously announced she was running for Governor, dropped out of the race last week, pledging her support to Richard Cordray.
 
Kucinich is well-known statewide as a result of his high-profile years as Mayor of Cleveland, as well as his time in Congress from 1997-2003. He also ran for President in 2004 and 2008.
 
Samples has represented Ward 5 on Akron City Council since 2013. 
 
Kucinich and Samples joined The Jasen Sokol Show for their first radio interview after the announcement:

Editor's note: A previous version omitted the names of Connie Pillich and Scott Schertzer.

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