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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 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.

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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.

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We wrap up our election predictions, and talk about some teachers in trouble after they portrayed Mexican migrants and dressed as…the wall.  Lou Barletta, US Congressman (R-11th, Hazelton), US Senate candidate, calls in on the issues raised in the campaign and his reflections on the race.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan are back together for another discussion. Bob Buehner Jr. joins the roundtable panel to talk about the mid-term elections, and the big changes coming in Washington DC if Dems take over the House or Senate. Dan Meuser, candidate for US congress 9th District, calls in and comments on what really happened with the ‘go to hell’ remark that has been brought up in the campaign. We make election predictions.

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8:30am to 9:00am: Bob Garrett, President and CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC), and John Uehling, Chairman GSVCC, President Contrast Communications, on the latest jobless numbers, participation rate and the local employment numbers. They’ll talk about upcoming chamber events.

8:40am: Mark Cohen, President, Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association, on the work of the PNA, the big issues in media today, and a preview of his upcoming remarks to a GSVCC luncheon (11/8, 11:15am, Front Street Station).

9:20am to 9:50am: Kurt Masser, (R-107th, Elysburg), Republican State Representative seeking reelection, on his tenure in office, his bills passed, and his voting record, on his campaign, the key issues and will compare and contrast himself with his opponent.

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Sarah Donnelly, Candidate for office, Democrat, 107th District, on her campaign, the big issues and compare/contrast with the incumbent.

9:00am to 10:00am: Open phones, we continue looking for solutions and unity going forward after the Pittsburgh shooting, and at:

9:20am: Clifford Rieders, noted attorney, founding partner in Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters and Dohrmann of Williamsport, Pa., on the Pres. Trump birthright proposal.

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Mark Lawrence goes solo to host the following show:

8:30am to 9:20am: Rabbi Nina Mandel, Congregation Beth-El, Sunbury, and Laurence Roth, Professor of English and the Director of Jewish Studies at Susquehanna University, on the history of anti-Semitism and the reason it is a very current issue. We’ll discussed the Pittsburgh shooting, the forward thinking reaction globally, and what we can all do support and respect each other.

Noted attorney Clifford Rieders checked in and discussed his work with the Zionist Organization of America, fighting anti-Semitism, and he outlined some key lessons and several keys ways to move forward.

9:00am to 10:00am: Susan Jordan, Executive Director, Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center, on finding solutions to the issues which divide us, and how we are all responsible for each other. The President isn’t solely responsible. The gunman isn’t solely responsible either. We’ll looked for solutions and common ground going forward.

Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the President’s visit to Pittsburgh and the mixed reaction to his visit, and we argue about the President’s culpability in the Pittsburgh massacre and other acts of violence. We also seek solutions, and we discuss the President’s 14th Amendment/Birthright executive order.

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Mark Lawrence and Ben Reichley host Ken Krawchuk, Libertarian candidate for PA governor, on his campaign, open borders, gun laws, police shootings, and many other topics. Then we discussed the mail bombs and the responsibility of the President, and the media.

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Joe McGranaghan and guest co-host Steve Kusheloff argue about the President Donald J. Trump administration, his policies, rhetoric, and the impact of those words. They discuss the mail bombs, the nation’s divisions and many related topics.

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