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WKOK Sunrise, Monday, June 25, 2018:

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

  • States are licking their chops over the potential for new online sales tax revenue thanks to new powers handed to them by the Supreme Court. What are their plans for the money, and how soon will they begin collecting?
  • Also, what airlines are doing with all the data they have on us.
  • And doing a mid-year assessment on your finances.

7:10am: Daniel Berard, Mayor, Borough of Northumberland, and Kim King, member Northumberland/Point Township Kiwanis Club, on the upcoming festival, the road work during the festival, and what’s new at the landmark fun festival in Northumberland and Point Township.

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10:00am:  We won’t argue about immigration. Okay, we will.

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Mark Lawrence and guest co-hosts Ben Reichley and Taylor Lightman host two guests: State representative Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland Co.) on her resolutions related to sexual assault in the state house, and in state government. Then Marc Friedenberg, a Democratic candidate for US Congress in the 12th district discusses immigration, his campaign and Cong. Tom Marino (R-10th, Cogan Station). Then during open phones we wrap up the immigration discussion that began earlier this week.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan host education expert Dan Perna of James Daniel Associates, on what our schools are doing well, and in what area do we need improvement. We talked about curriculum, grading, ‘not yet’ as a grade, how each student is different, and how we can improve our schools. Then during open phones, we returned to the immigration issue and discussed the President’s soon to be ended zero-tolerance separation of families policy.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan host Democratic US Congressional candidate Denny Wolff, talking about the President’s zero-tolerance policy, Pres. Trump’s executive order, illegal and legal immigration, his politics ‘if elected’ and his campaign vs. Dan Meuser.  During open phones, we wrap up the weeks discussion about the US/Mexico border issues, trying to assess the real cost of illegal immigration, and looking for solutions.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan host day two of the discussion about the US immigration policy of separating children from their parents, if they family is in the US illegally. We discussed the media uproar over this practice, the new immigration laws pending in Washington, and we talk about alternatives to the separation, and long term US immigration policies. Numerous callers and emailers participated in the discussion.

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On The Mark, Monday June 18, 2018 Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan argue about the US policy of separating children from parents when the family is caught being in the US illegally.  Callers, texts and emails were primarily in support of the President Trump administration, but a few people supported stopping the practice.

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On The Mark, Friday, June 15, 2018, Mark Lawrence and co-hosts Ben Reichley and Taylor Lightman wrap up last weeks legal/illegal immigration discussion, with the added caveat of this week’s controversy about breaking up families at the border and taking the kids to separate locations. We discussed the existing and new enforcement of these laws, as well as the illegal immigrant issue in the US. We also discussed the summit with North Korea, the Lewisburg non-discrimination law, and school taxes.

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On The Mark, Thursday, June 14, 2018, Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan host State House member Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer), and they discuss his previous Paul Mango endorsement, and his current support for gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R-Pa. Sen, York Co.). We also discuss the state budget, natural gas severance tax, funding state police, the $100-million current shortfall, the JUA capitation issue, the governor’s licensure reform ideas, PennDOT’s work in Lewisburg and Northumberland, changing the way we elect appellate judges, redistricting bill, radar bill and Growing Greener 3.  Then during open phones we discuss President Donald J. Trump’s summit with North Korea.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan defend themselves after yesterday’s ‘peace fest’ where they fully supported and endorsed President Trump and Kim’s agreements. Callers, emailers and texts said ‘we missed the mark’ by supporting the outcomes and Mark’s prediction of a reunified Korea. We also discussed the Northumberland PennDOT project and its impact on Lewisburg.

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On The Mark, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the North Korean/U.S. summit, and the outcomes of the discussions.  We discussed President Donald J. Trump’s remarks, the tangible outcomes and the unanswered questions. Then we discussed Nancy Pelosi’s recent remarks that ‘consumer confidence is tanking’ which is not true.

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On The Mark, Monday, June 11, 2018, Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan start out talking about President Donald Jr. Trump, his G7 summit, remarks about Canada Prime Minister Trudeau, his summit with North Korea and his general behavior and accomplishments. Robert DeNiro was mixed into this conversation with his use of the F-word about the president while addressing the Tony Awards. Then we discuss LGBT groups unhappy with the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Tweeting that he was enjoying lunch at a Chick-Fil-A, only to find he subjected himself to LGBT backlash for supporting a restaurant whose owner opposes gay marraige. We discussed politics vs. lunch, asking, under what circumstances would you not patronize a restaurant.

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