Monday, 17 October 2016 16:39

AUDIO: Al Pawlowski Previews ALCS Game 3

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The Indians are just two wins away from the World Series, but they face three straight games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Al Pawlowski of SportsTime Ohio joined Jasen to preview the Game 3 matchup.
The cover of this month's Summit County Sheriff's Office newsletter has the leader of Akron's NAACP chapter concerned. Judi Hill told The Beacon Journal she feels the cover photo of Sheriff Steve Barry and SWAT team members posing with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and former New York City mayor…
Thursday, 06 October 2016 14:41

AUDIO: Previewing the ALDS

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For the first time in nine years, Cleveland will have Division Series Baseball. Jensen Lewis of SportsTime Ohio and Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe joined Jasen to preview the American League Division Series matchup between the Indians and the Boston Red Sox.
The Akron Marathon will be under way this weekend as runners from all over country and the world will look to put on display their will, determination, and athletic ability. Some runners will look to set their own personal marathon records while others will look to break world records. For…
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:39

AUDIO: APS Superintendent Talks New Building Option

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What schools will be closing? What schools will merge?Those questions have been on the minds of Akronites for months as the Akron Public Schools decide how to proceed with the plan to build new buildings in the face of reduced funding from the state. A new option, the sixth option…
Thursday, 01 September 2016 17:32

AUDIO: Jasen Sokol Show Heroin Forum

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The Jasen Sokol Show traveled to Summit County Public Health Wednesday for a forum on the heroin and opioid addiction problem in Greater Akron. The discussion ranged from treatment and recovery options to the new drug disposal pouches available at Acme Fresh Market locations to the stories of family members…
Friday, 26 August 2016 15:00

Day Five AUDIO: Helping Families Of Addicts

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Kim DeMassimo knows what it's like to be the family member of an addict. Her cocaine-addicted husband left her with next to nothing and a bank account with a negative balance. Now, she's trying to help other people dealing with the same struggle. DeMassimo is involved with SOLACE Summit County,…
Treating heroin addiction is difficult enough. But a condition such as depression makes treatment even more challenging. Dr. Dustin Blakeslee of Cleveland Clinic Akron General says a heroin treatment patient also suffering from depression usually can't be treated with the traditional course of medicines because they are rendered ineffective. Blakeslee…
One of the most pressing issues affecting the heroin crisis is the lack of beds available for treatment. CommQuest Services is working to change that, adding 16 new beds for men to the existing 38 at its Wilson Hall facility in Massillon. While CommQuest President and CEO Keith Hochadel says…
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:03

AUDIO: Mary Taylor on Aetna Leaving OH Exchange

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Aetna announced this week that it would no longer offer health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Ohio and several other states, leaving around 20,000 Ohioans to find new health care plans during the open enrollment period this fall. Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, who is also the…
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