Friday, 04 January 2019 09:08

Ray Horner Podcast - 1/4/2019

:17 - Friday's s show began talking about the purpose of live mascots at sporting events, which comes off the heels of the Texas Longhorns' steer prying loose and trying to gore UGA, the University of Georgia's Bulldog mascot. Maybe PETA is finally on the right side of something?

6:41 - It's day three of our local mayor roundup, and today, we went down to Green. Mayor Gerard Neugebauer stopped by to recap 2018 in Green, which culminated in their fight against and settlement with Nexus on the pipeline.

20:18 - Capital Financial's Richard Peterson called into the program to talk about Ohio raising the minimum wage up a few cents, and the affect it may have on small and larger businesses.

28:00 - Have you ever lost something like a wedding ring, jewelry, wallet, phone, etc., and you yourself have felt lost? Ray and the panel shared their experiences.

39:12 - With it being Friday, it's time to sit down with our movie guy Scott Wynn. Scott and Ray chatted about Escape Room, as well as the new Mary Poppins.

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Friday, 04 March 2016 16:44

Devo To Donate Some Song Profits To PETA

A local band is whipping up funds to benefit a big organization.

Akron new wave band Devo plans to donate a portion of the royalties from their 1980 hit "Whip It" to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It's part of an effort to encourage circuses to stop whipping their lions, tigers, and other animals during training according to the Beacon Journal.

The senior vice president of PETA, Dan Mathews, reached out to band member Gerald Casale to direct an awareness video on the subject. Casale agreed after being shown footage of the harsh treatment of animals by circuses.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus recently announced that it will no longer be featuring elephants in their shows starting this year, so activists are now focusing on other circus animals.

Casale says his group's signature song was an "obvious choice" for the campaign because it is their most successful, and because of the irony of the title.  

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