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WKOK Sunrise, Tuesday, January 26, 2021:
This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal
- The battles that President Biden picks in the coming weeks regarding America’s crises…will set the terms of his legacy. We’ll explain how…
- In the middle of a vaccine rollout, the nation’s colleges are welcoming back students to campus for the Spring semester. Does that mean another spike in Covid cases?
- And wearing a tie while working from home.
7:10am: Allison Hess, Vice President of Health Services, Geisinger, on the logistical, medical and informational aspects of the vaccine rollout. We’ll talk about how their coordinating the supplies of vaccine, the staffing, and the recording keeping involved.
7:40am: Dr. Matt Rousu, Dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, on bolstering the US economy with the COVID-19 vaccine, and the idea of paying people to take the vaccine. We’ll squeeze in a quickie US economic update, the financial aspects of transitioning from Pres. Trump to Pres. Biden remark, and stimulus monies.
On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:
8:30am to 10:00am: Open phones. Joe will come in with the ultimate ‘gotcha’ this time. He plans to prove the media has bias, and Pres. Biden is a democrat.
Another stunner of a sunrise recently, at the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation
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.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss a wide range of topics with few calls. We talked about Jim Acosta being allowed back in the White House, the Girl Scouts suing the Boy Scouts, and various cult mass murder events, Jim Jones, Ruby Ridge, and Waco.
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Mark Lawrence and guest co-host John Shipman talk about the winter storm, and a time in Sunbury when there was no snow plowing! We updated the Winternet and news stories related to the storm. During open phones, we talked about the divisive discourse in the US right now, the divisive sides of the health care discussion, and related topics.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss Fox News getting involved in the lawsuit CNN/Jim Acosta vs. White House regarding access to press credentials at WH press briefings. We also discuss one school district using armed security guards, and another being sued for allowing teachers to carry guns. And we sifted through several archive emails.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the CNN/Jim Acosta lawsuit vs. Pres. Trump/White House, the First Amendment implications, and many other aspects of this argument–including the doctored video shared by the President. We talked about Nancy Pelosi and other national issues.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the President’s visit to France, his lack of visit to Arlington on Veterans Day, his policies, demeanor and other aspects of the administration. We discuss the GOP agenda, including building the wall, a Heartbeat Bill, repealing Obamacare, and other topics. We also discuss a red flag law case in Maryland.
On The Mark with co-host Billy Allred:
8:30am to 10:00am: We discussed the outcome of the mid-term elections, and why the US house went democratic (because the GOP did not keep their promises), and other national and local topics. Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer), State Representative 85th District, talked about his reelection, the big issues ahead in Harrisburg (think budget and taxes) and other timely topics.
Mark Lawrence and Ben Reichley start out interviewing Kendra Aucker, the President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, on the early exit of Dr. David Feinberg, the President and CEO of Geisinger. We talk about his short tenure, and the impact on the new Evan/Geisinger partnership. We also discuss Google (where Feinberg is going) and their significant in-roads into health care. We then discuss Tamaqua schools where teachers will be permitted to carry a firearm, the recent shootings, gun law changes, and all of the associated arguments.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan spend 90 minutes talking about the CNN Jim Acosta exchange. We talked about the President’s demeanor and Acosta’s response. We discussed freedom of speech and decorum in the White House. Numerous callers, emails and texts.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan talk about the outcome of the US mid-term elections, with wins by candidates supported by President Donald John Trump, those few races he lost, and the wins by candidates supported by celebrities (0) and all other outcomes. We discussed PA and local races too…a busy day with lots of calls, texts and emails.