Monday, 13 March 2017 18:26

AUDIO: Connie Pillich Enters Race For Governor

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The Democratic gubernatorial field grew again Monday as former State Rep. Connie Pillich announced that she is entering the race. Pillich, who also ran for State Treasurer in 2014, joined Jasen to discuss why she's running for Governor and give her thoughts on health care reform and the heroin epidemic.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 20:42

AUDIO: Reps. Ryan, Joyce React To Trump Speech

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President Donald Trump struck a different, much softer tone as he laid out an outline of his policy agenda Tuesday night in a joint address to Congress. Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) and Dave Joyce (R-Russell Twp.) joined Jasen to react to the speech and discuss how Trump's proposals will be…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 19:04

AUDIO: Children's Hospital Makes Big Pledge To APS

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North High School's Academy of Health and Human Services got a big boost from Akron Children's Hospital this week. The hospital pledged $400,000 to the Akron Public Schools. $250,000 of that will go to the health care academy, while the other $150,000 will come in the form of internships, teacher…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 19:03

Shark Tank Leads To Big Success For Akron Business

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Evan Delahanty's business didn't get a deal from the Sharks on last Friday's episode of ABC's Shark Tank, but Peaceful Fruits is still reaping the benefits of national exposure. The company, which makes all-natural fruit snacks, staffs people with disabilities in conjunction with Hattie Larlham and the Blick Clinic. After…
Evan Delahanty's business didn't get a deal from the Sharks on last Friday's episode of ABC's Shark Tank, but Peaceful Fruits is still reaping the benefits of national exposure. The company, which makes all-natural fruit snacks, staffs people with disabilities in conjunction with Hattie Larlham and the Blick Clinic. After…
It's already a busy week in Akron, as workers began demolition Monday of a portion of the Akron Innerbelt. The work means the intersection of MLK, N. Main, and Howard will be closed for six months. This means visitors to the Northside will have to detour to Summit St. and…
Monday, 30 January 2017 18:38

AUDIO: Mandel, Walters React to Travel Ban

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Reaction to President Donald Trump's executive order pausing the refugee process and suspending visas for citizens of seven Middle Eastern countries has been swift and loud on both sides. Protesters gathered at airports across the country over the weekend while Trump surrogates took to the Sunday shows to defend the…
Monday, 23 January 2017 19:12

AUDIO: Changes Coming To Summit Lake

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If you drive on Interstate 76/77 through Akron, you've seen Summit Lake. But did you know there is only one bench at the lake and it faces away from the lake?The lack of amenities around Summit Lake could soon change thanks to the Knight Foundation and the Trust for Public…
The political discourse has been heated lately, but we didn't expect anyone to lose an ear in the process. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policies ended when Salatiel Marcos Ortiz's roommate bit a part of his ear off. The Mike Tyson-esque incident occurred early…
Monday, 16 January 2017 20:26

Local Circus Alum Reacts to Ringling Bros Shutdown

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If you're a regular listener to The Jasen Sokol Show, you probably know Jessica Burkhart-Zuschin as one of the Akron Life panelists on the Weekend Preview. But before she worked for Akron Life, Burkhart-Zuschin had a career in the circus, including a year working on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey…
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