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WKOK Sunrise, Monday, October 18, 2021:

This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal

  • A year after protestors demanded that governments “defund the police,” those departments are getting their money back, and then some. We’ll have details…
  • Also, turns out, some of America’s biggest cities did NOT lose residents during the pandemic. But plenty of small ones gained as well…
  • And why the government is predicting a winter of big gas bills…

7:10am: Tea Jay Aikey, President and CEO of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, on their recent annual meetings and awards, the next session of ‘Raising the Board,’ the ‘Inside Jobs’ at Camp Mt. Luther, Northeast Training Institute,  and at some available office space in Lewisburg, the Mr. Sticky’s sale, a ‘Build Your Own Wreath’ fundraiser, and two Career Fairs. We’ll get an update on the worker shortage.      https://centralpachamber.com/

7:40am: Dr. Jaewon Ryu, President and CEO, Geisinger, with an excerpt of his most recent news briefing on the pandemic. The new surge, patient numbers, how medial staff are coping, requiring vaccination, new medicines and treatments, and other topics (Part one, recorded excerpt of media briefing—part two tomorrow. The entire briefing is posted at WKOK.com).

On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:

8:30am to 10:00am: Open phones. We’ll discuss the important intersection of global, national, state and local issues, how in impacts our Valley, and just how wrong Mark can be.

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

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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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