Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:04

AUDIO: WAKR's Jasen Sokol To Speak At Pecha Kucha Akron

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20 slides, 20 seconds each. That's all the presenters at Pecha Kucha Night Akron will get to make their point. 1590 WAKR's Jasen Sokol will lead off the slate of presenters Friday night at the Akron Civic Theatre. The topics will include everything from science and law to art and…
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:07

TV's "Chicago Med" Turns To Akron Doctor For Help

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Dr. Bruce Cohen at Akron Children's Hospital says he doesn't watch much TV. But tonight, his knowledge plays a role on the TV show "Chicago Med". Producers of the medical drama needed some information on mitochondrial disease, and Dr. Cohen is a recognized expert on the, they gave him…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 18:05

Black Keys Guests At 2016 Rock Hall Inductions

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They haven't been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - yet - but a popular Akron band will help bring in new Rock Hall inductees this year. Akron's Black Keys will help induct the 2016 Rock Hall class in April along with Rob Thomas and Lars Ulrich…
Monday, 25 January 2016 14:32

AUDIO: UA Group Stuck 20 Hours In Blizzard 2016

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Andrew Kustec was determined to march in Washington DC's "March for Life" with the "Students for Life" group from the University of Akron. He didn't expect to be stuck on a bus in a blizzard. Kustec says that the group's bus left DC soon after the march, but that wasn't…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:52

AUDIO: Summit Sheriff Ambush Training Shaped By Events

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Events like the killing of a Knox County police officer are shaping officer training in this area. The Summit County Sheriff's Department is holding ambush training sessions this week. "The guys out here (at the training session) got together and started reading about nationwide incidents", Sheriff Steve Barry tells WAKR's…
Kent State University history associate professor Julio Pino has been under investigation for alleged ties to ISIS for the last year and a half, according to a report from student publication The Kent Stater. An FBI agent told the paper there is no direct threat to the university, and KSU…
Monday, 11 January 2016 21:48

AUDIO: What's The Future For Chapel Hill?

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Archie the Snowman still stands tall in the Chapel Hill food court, but the mall is melting around him. Last week, Macy's announced it would close its Chapel Hill location after nearly five decades in business under several now-extinct nameplates. Reports then emerged Friday that Old Navy, Aeropostale, and Express would also…
What was the last message you sent to or received from the people you love? The answer may be an eye opener. 15-year-old Emily Trunko of Copley created a Tumblr page dedicated to those last messages. "The Last Message Received" features reader-submitted screenshots of the last messages they received from…
Monday, 04 January 2016 19:06

AUDIO: Trying To Make Sense Of Browns Moves

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What is Jimmy Haslam thinking?That's the question on the minds of Browns fans today in the wake of the expected firings of Browns head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer and the unexpected promotion of general counsel Sashi Brown to Executive Vice President of Football Operations with final…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:49

Sommerville: Rolling Acres Revamp Should Bring Jobs

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Outgoing Akron city planning director Marco Sommerville isn't leaving City Hall next year. He'll fill a new role as Deputy Mayor for Intergovermental Affairs, and serve as a senior advisor to new mayor Dan Horrigan. He says Horrigan "likes to listen more than he likes to talk". One issue that'll…
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