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WKOK Sunrise, Friday, April 23, 2018:

5:00am to 7:00am: America’s First News with Gordon Deal. Show topics include:

  • The deadly Southwest Airlines engine accident is a shocking reminder of how unprepared we are…as passengers…for an emergency.
  • Also, how colleges are using generous scholarships in a battle over students. At some schools, virtually everyone gets one.
  • And why so many people are swapping out iphones for flip phones.:

7:10am and 7:40am: Emily Mrusko, Development Director, Union-Snyder Community Action Agency, and Susie Weller, Director of Education and Employment, CAA, along with George Weller, Counselor, Gaudenzia Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Center, and Moderator of the upcoming Substance Use Disorder panel, on the 10th annual Family Service Conference which will focus on finding solutions to some of the biggest human service issues of our day. We’ll discuss their recent needs assessment and how the conference was tailored to the communities highest priorities.

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10:00am:  The Starbuck’s debacle…what do we know, and who is at fault? Is this a teachable moment for anyone?

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Mark Lawrence hosted the show, Ben Reichley was our good conservative co-host, and Taylor Lightman brought the progressive view to the program. Initially, we hosted the Reverend Ann Keeler Evans, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley, and we discussed the student led rally in Sunbury tomorrow. The rally is combing Selinsgrove, Shikellamy, Selinsgrove and Milton students seeking common sense changes in gun laws which would make us safer. We discuss this topic most of the program with several emailers, texts and calls participating in in the show.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan argue about the New York State governor’s executive order allowing convicted felons–who have served their jail time–to vote in the next election. Joe argued such rights should come with evidence of a life being well-lived, Mark argued for full reinstatement of voting rights without condition. Mark called the President a buffoon, and angered many listeners. We discussed a Lock Haven professor fired after it was discovered he had been convicted of a sex crime 30 years ago.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss a Starbucks Update, the passing of Barbara Bush, and other topics.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the Sean Hannity/Michael Cohen news, the Starbucks debacle, and the ‘Bracott’ organized by a student who didn’t wear a bra to school.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the new book, and interview with, James Comey, the former FBI director. The President say Comey is a liar regarding his recollection of their conversations. We also discussed a Starbuck’s debacle in Philly with some African American men were arrested for trespassing in a Starbucks store.

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Mark Lawrence hosts Ben Reichley and Taylor Lightman in a good discussion about climate change, local mega-church building on the Turtle Creek Dog Park land, and the ‘Blue Wave’ coming in the US.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan start out discussing a group of parents pulling their kids out of sex education classes because the school is asking the students to question their gender assignment, sexual identity, and sexual preference. We had many unanswered questions about this. Then we discussed the chastising of a woman who allowed her child to eat a PP&J sandwich while they shopped at Target. Peanut allergic children could have been exposed. And we discussed Mark Zuckerberg briefly. (Click here to download or listen)


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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the four reasons women do not–and may never–earn as much as men in the workplace. Then we discuss the Paul Mango attack ad, calling Scott Wagner a slumlord and deadbeat dad, and Scott Wagner’s response. We also discuss Penn State Homecoming without Kings and Queens, but a much more gender neutral title. (Click here to download or listen)

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan have a discussion about the movie ‘Paterno’ and various questions raised by the movie, including a 1976 child abuse allegation which Joe Paterno knew about. We also wrapped up the discussion about Christian privilege in the US, and we talked about Sunbury’s budget and school safety.

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