Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:07

Scott Pelley Previews Trump's RNC Speech, OH Race

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CBS Evening News anchorman Scott Pelley talks to WAKR's Jasen Sokol about the challenges of covering the Trump campaign, why he believes Ohio is critical in winning the presidential race, and how well he thinks Cleveland has done hosting the Republican National Convention.
John Dickerson, host of CBS News' Face The Nation, joined Jasen on Media Row at the Republican National Convention to talk about the importance of Ohio in the presidential race, how presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump affects Senate candidate Rob Portman, and how political experts can better study Trump voters.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:40

Portman Says Time Will Heal

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman fielded questions from Ohio-only reporters and advised them to watch what Governor John Kasich would do in this convention; it's the most talked-about item among the delegation as Kasich stands as the 600-pound favorite son. So far, Kasich has been a frequent attendee of the web…
Monday, 18 July 2016 15:02

Jasen at the RNC: Day 1

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It was a busy day on The Jasen Sokol Show on Day 1 of The Republican National Convention. Here's the rundown of everyone who stopped by Media Row today: Rep. Jim Renacci on whether Ohio Republicans are coalescing around Donald Trump Tim Dimoff of SACS Consulting, Security, and Investigations on…
Monday, 20 June 2016 07:54

"Believeland" is Getting an Update!

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The Director of ESPN's 30 for 30 "Believeland" talked with Jasen Sokol today after The Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7 Championship Win. During the interview, Andy talked with Jasen about the pure elation he and many lifelong Cleveland fans are now feeling, but also talked about how the film will now…
Monday, 13 June 2016 17:54

Mike DeWine Mourns George Voinovich

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Former Ohio Governor, U.S. Senator, and Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich is being mourned by political leaders around the Buckeye State, including those who worked with him closely. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine served as Voinovich's lieutenant governor from 1991-1994 and also served alongside Voinovich in the Senate. DeWine joined Jasen…
Thursday, 26 May 2016 17:38

Highland Square Ribbons Mark Drug Overdoses

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There's a reason you might see 169 purple ribbons near Highland Square. The ribbons represent drug overdose deaths since 2015...says Raynard Packard, who runs the Packard Institute, a counseling center on West Market Street. He says the count is off by a few months, dating only until January of this…
Monday, 09 May 2016 16:30

Writing The Book On Don Plusquellic

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Any mayor who serves for 28 years is bound to have some stories to tell, and former Akron mayor Don Plusquellic is no exception. Many of those stories, and some from his younger years, are featured in Steve Love's new book The Indomitable Don Plusquellic: How a Controversial Mayor Quarterbacked Akron's…
Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:36

AUDIO Summit Welcoming State Budget Money

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Tens of millions of dollars will come to Summit County from the state budget bill that's been sent to Gov. Kasich's desk. And local business leaders are happy about it...including money for education, for the University of Akron and a planned Akron campus for Stark State College. The Greater Akron…
Monday, 02 May 2016 17:35

Rep. Renacci On House And Anti-Heroin Bills

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Sen. Rob Portman has been upset with the House, after repeatedly urging them to pass their version of the Comprehensive Addition and Recovery Act - which passed the Senate easily in March. Rep. Jim Renacci explains that the House process involves a lot of similar bills linked to heroin and…
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