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This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal

  • The U-S is sounding alarms as we enter what some consider a fourth wave of Covid-19…
  • Want proof that the summer travel season is stranger than ever? Look at the one airport handling more passengers than L-A or Beijing…
  • Plus, why returning to office could be way harder than the transition to work from home…
  • And why Olympic surfers are hoping for a typhoon…

7:10am: Peterson Toscano, professional podcaster, author, bible-scholar, climate advocate, world traveler, performer, on the Summer 2021 edition of ‘Susquehanna Life Out Loud.’  We’ll discuss the magazine/podcast articles about volunteers going big renovation projects in small towns in the Susquehanna Valley, including a perfectly restored carousel in Pottstown, and the incredible story of the East Broad Top Railroad in Huntingdon County.    In addition to Susquehanna Life Out Loud, Peterson is curator of a nascent on-line arts series featuring essayists, poets, a visual artist, and even a circus performer from four different continents. I’ll ask about his tumultuous life in South Africa, he is missing Sunbury badly! I should ask about whacky weather and climate also…

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10:00am: Open phones.  Joe is a little upset with the Cleveland Indians, for changing their name.

Sara Lauver

Another stunner of a sunrise recently, at the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation

Listen to past Shows

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.