Friday, 13 April 2018 13:46

Area Runners Prepare for Boston Marathon

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Several hundred runners from Ohio will be among the more than 30,000 taking part in this year's Boston Marathon. Jasen talked to second time Boston runner Scott Hinkle of Loudonville and first time Boston entrant Lindsey Beachy of Glenmont about what it takes to qualify for the big race, getting…
"Slow down to go faster."As a fan of auto racing, I've heard that phrase a lot. Don't be so aggressive on certain parts of the race track and your lap times will actually get faster. It turns out the same is true in running. Over the last couple of weeks,…
Friday, 30 March 2018 12:16

AUDIO: 1590 WAKR Opioid Roundtable

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Did you miss 1590 WAKR's Opioid Roundtable? If so, you missed a great conversation featuring some of the people who are making a difference on the opioid epidemic in our area, including: Travis Bornstein - Hope Is Alive Denny Wilson - FI Community Housing Greg McNeil - Founder, Cover 2…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:45

AUDIO: Blue Line Beginners Set For Year Two

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It started as a Beacon Journal project, became a year-round organization, and is now ready to welcome its next batch of running newbies. Blue Line Beginners will hold its first meeting of 2018 for new members on Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Main Branch of the Akron…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:25

Jasen's Blue Line Journal, Week 2: Early Lessons

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I'm well into my second week of training for the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. While I'm nowhere near ready to hit the Blue Line yet, I've already made a few observations: The right pair of shoes helps. Brian Polen, the race director for the Akron Marathon and my…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:49

AUDIO: After #Enough Walkout, What's Next?

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Thousands of students across the country walked out of their classrooms Wednesday morning to call for a variety of school safety measures in the wake of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla. last month. Now that the children have spoken, what will the adults do?Lisa Mansfield, member of the Akron…
Monday, 05 March 2018 16:24

AUDIO: Jasen's Running The Akron Half Marathon

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For the last three years, I've been the announcer for several of the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series events. It's become something I look forward to every year, but there has always been one thing about it that has been awkward for me: I've never actually run a…
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:38

AUDIO Mary Taylor, Cory Booker Talk FL Shooting

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Since the school shooting Wednesday in Parkland, Fla. that claimed the lives of 17 people, many people are searching for a solution to the problem of gun violence. But the political debate over mass shootings is often approached with cynicism after years of gridlock on the issue. Lt. Gov. Mary…
Friday, 02 February 2018 14:48

AUDIO: Head of NPF Responds To Racers Controversy

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It's been a week of turmoil in professional fastpitch softball. The future of the Akron Racers has been questioned after the removal of General Manager Joey Arrietta and reports that majority owner Craig Stout has partnered with a Chinese group to bring in a group of players from China to…
Monday, 22 January 2018 17:18

AUDIO: CF Mayor Walters Talks Front St., Howe Ave.

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Cuyahoga Falls is about to open a new main road while preparing to make major changes to another. Front Street in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls will open to traffic for the first time on February 3 after decades as a pedestrian mall. Mayor Don Walters says the first vehicles on the…
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