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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 the candidate’s debate last night, pitting incumbent Republican Fred Keller and Democratic challenger Dr. Jennifer Rager-Kay, in front of 350 at the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting. We discussed their strong performance points, and their weaknesses. We also discussed some democrats threatening the life of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and talked about democrat’s hypocrisy when it comes to Bill Clinton’s misdeeds.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan resume arguing about the voting for, swearing in, and the future tenure of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We talked about the vote Saturday afternoons, the reaction and protests Sunday, and many arguments and discussions which are ongoing. We received numerous phone calls, emails and texts.

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Mark Lawrence and guest co-host Ben Reichley host the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly panel discussion on the latest jobless numbers, participation rate and wage increase. We talked about the national numbers as well as the local numbers, trends and jobs available. Then Sam Haulman, General Manager, Service Electric Cablevision, talked about running high speed internet into the rural parts of The Valley, and the challenges keeping internet connected to many businesses.

During open phones. we discussed the Judge Brett Kavanaugh vote today and the three week process which has led to this day.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan argue vehemently about the Judge Brett Kavanaugh US Supreme Court nomination, they call each other names, liars, and disparage the other’s character, appearance and career–and that’s just in the introduction. We discuss the latest controversies in the US Supreme Court nomination.

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Joe McGranaghan hosts the show talking about the Judge Brett Kavanaugh controversies, the President Donald Trump’s remarks about Prof. Blasey-Ford’s accusations. Guest co-host Steve Kusheloff tries to be the voice of common sense, rational, reason, but it was tough.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan talk about the news release from Dr. Jennifer Rager-Kay regarding her unhappiness with the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives upcoming debate which won’t include any moderates or liberals on the panel. She talks about the unfair playing field for the discussion-but she will still be there. We also discussed the latest controversy regarding Judge Kavanaugh, and the terrible debate last night hosted by Alex Trebek with PA gubernatorial candidates.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss last Thursday’s US Senator Judiciary Committee, the vote on Friday, the caveat to investigate Judge Kavanaugh for one week, the President’s statements about these topics, and when do we forgive our sins as a teen.

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Mark Lawrence and guest co-host John Shipman talk about the Judge Kavanaugh/Prof. Ford hearings and the many reactions, and response since the testimony Thursday. We talked about the division in the US now, the way the hearings ‘should have gone’ and we accepted many calls, emails and texts.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan discuss the upcoming US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hearing and the upcoming testimony from Prof. Christine Blasey-Ford. We talked about the timing of the accusation and the possible outcomes of the hearing.

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Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan interview John Arway, outgoing executive director of the state Fish and Boat commission. We discuss his tenure at loggerheads with the state legislature, targeting recalcitrant legislators with targeted fishery/hatchery cuts, fish ladders and a wide range of related topics. Then at 9:30am, we discussed the stepped up enforcement of Shamokin’s strict dress code. We heard from one parent strongly in favor of the dress code.

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