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WKOK Sunrise, Friday, August 7, 2020:
This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal
- Our latest look at the economy and how the coronavirus pandemic is choking it. With 1.2 million Americans filing first time unemployment claims, we’ll look for trends in the data.
- The Trump campaign’s effort to rally behind a 90-day message.
- How to make your retirement savings pandemic proof.
7:40am: Movie Mike McGranaghan, professional movie critic, ‘women in cinema’ advocate and author, with a review of a new movie available on your smart TV, the opening of movie theaters, and he’ll have entertainment news.
On The Mark with co-host Ben Reichley:
8:30am to 9:00am: Robert Garrett, President and CEO Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, on the latest jobless numbers, the clawback of the local economy, local unemployment numbers, and the work of the chamber.
8:40am: Jeff Reber, Union County Commissioner, banker and businessman, will comment on the jobless numbers, and he’ll discuss the Union County CARES-Small Business and Non-Profit Recovery and Sustainability Program, their joining DRIVE, getting high speed internet into rural areas, and other topics.
9:00am to 10:00am: Open phones. We’ll discuss Pres. Trump’s contentment with the mitigation measures that were taken, and we’ll wonder outloud if that was enough.
Another stunner of a sunrise recently, at the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation
State house member David Rowe discusses the confusion from Gov. Wolf’s shutdown request, and how we can all stay safe.
Mark Lawrence and Ben Reichley host Freddi Carlip of Lewisburg, and Mariasha Baumgarten, co-director, Chabad of Lewisburg, on the upcoming Menorah lighting in Hufnagle Park, this Sunday, 4:30pm. Chabad of Lewisburg is holding the community lighting, then a Grand Chanukah Part at the Greenspace Center. We talk about the growing community of Chabad, an increase anti-Semitism in the US and the ‘Tree of Life’ recovery.
During open phones we talked about the state legislature being encouraged to bail out the nuclear power industry which has fallen on hard times because of the natural gas industry. We talk about corporate welfare, the employee impact in the community and more.
Mark Lawrence (is back!) and Joe McGranaghan argue about President Trump, his hugely successful impact on the US economy, and his moral failings. We talked about Wall Street, climate, and the President’s remarks on Tritter.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss a Bucks County election case where a county court voter registration is being sued for observing their previously agreed upon deadline (!?), and we talked about President! Donald! Trump’s! exclamation point filled response to Saudi Arabia.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the late Jesse Woodring of Sunbury who died Monday. We remembered his dedication to the city of Sunbury, his devotion to advance the economy of the city and improving its image. We talked about his time on the Sunbury Community Hospital board. Then during open phones, we talked about the new White House rules designed to control reporters, and Ivanka emails which violate federal policy.