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WKOK Sunrise, Monday, October 3, 2022:

This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal

  • The latest on the rescue and recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian…as the big storm worked its way across Florida and up the East Coast…
  • Also, soaring energy prices driven in part by the war in Ukraine could get more complicated for the U-S. Hear the effect of a looming recession in Europe…
  • And the latest phrase for the workplace: productivity paranoia…

7:10am: Katrina Mouery, Co-Executive Director, Sunbury Branch, Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, will be back with a ‘fall check-in’ on the many things happening at the Y. Believe it not, we’ll cover the upcoming holiday coat drive and the search for coats, and maybe a donation or two for the cause. They will mention the upcoming 5K, their fall/winter swim lessons, the YMCA Art Center update, and of course, the mission and work at the GSVYMCA. I’ll ask about the worker shortage again.

7:40am: Doug Bertanzetti, Executive Director, SUMMIT Early Learning, with an update on the mission and work of SUMMIT Early Learning, the challenges they’ve faced lately, the huge scope of their work and success. We’ll discuss their upcoming ‘Touch a Truck’ event (This Saturday, Oct. 8, 11am Middleburg, in the bus loop between the high school and the elementary school). We’ll discuss what SUMMIT is and what they are not, and we’ll learn about their unmet needs.

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10:00am: Open phones.  Mark wants to keep the nation politically divided…so that we have good On The Mark arguments.

Photo by 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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