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WKOK Sunrise, Thursday, March 22, 2018:
5:00am to 7:00am: America’s First News with Gordon Deal. Show topics include:
- A profile of the serial bomber in Texas who killed himself as authorities closed in.
- Plus, how big shipping companies manage those types of attacks.
- Also, how much your personal data can fetch on the web. Your Paypal log in goes for way more than your Facebook credentials.
7:10am: Robert Jones, President, Milton Public Library Board of Directors, and Olivia Masser, Library Director, on their upcoming Mystery Dinner, the Sound of Murder, an interactive, participatory, fun, murder mystery with a professional presentation company, and a ‘murder, and their upcoming Easter Egg Hunt. The dinner will be April 14 at the Wynding Brook Golf Club in Milton.
7:40am: The Reverend Ann Keeler Evans, minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley, and Penn Garvin, Lewisburg resident, on an upcoming ‘Mass Meeting’ described as, ‘The Poor People’s Campaign united tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.’ The event is Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm at the UU church.
On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:
8:30am to 10:00am: Blah, blah, blah, liberal blather…Mark will mumble on. Joe will counter.
LEWISBURG – The national debate of arming teachers includes some discussions in the Valley as well. Two Lewisburg Area School District parents joined WKOK’s On The Mark to discuss the topic, each on opposite ends.
Lewisburg parent Samantha Pearson says it’s not a good idea to have armed teachers, “Our teachers have a lot on their plates already, and I think I want them to be able to do the job they’re doing and focus on that. I think they do play a large part in keeping our kids safe through pedagogy, and through personal relationships and their interaction with the school and larger community.”
Another Lewisburg parent, Alf Siewers, whose ninth-grade son did not participate in the high school’s walkout, says there are a number of people in our area who know how to handle a gun and would be willing to help train teachers, “There would be at least some people willing to do the training to be a trained person in the school and I think the knowledge of that kind of program would be an important deterrent. Some of the diaries and statements of some of these mass shooters in schools indicate they intentionally knew it would be a gun free area in the place they were going into.”
You can hear more of Siewer’s and Pearson’s perspectives from Friday’s On The Mark at WKOK.com.