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WKOK Sunrise, Tuesday, January 26, 2021:
This Morning — America’s First News with Gordon Deal
- The battles that President Biden picks in the coming weeks regarding America’s crises…will set the terms of his legacy. We’ll explain how…
- In the middle of a vaccine rollout, the nation’s colleges are welcoming back students to campus for the Spring semester. Does that mean another spike in Covid cases?
- And wearing a tie while working from home.
7:10am: Allison Hess, Vice President of Health Services, Geisinger, on the logistical, medical and informational aspects of the vaccine rollout. We’ll talk about how their coordinating the supplies of vaccine, the staffing, and the recording keeping involved.
7:40am: Dr. Matt Rousu, Dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, on bolstering the US economy with the COVID-19 vaccine, and the idea of paying people to take the vaccine. We’ll squeeze in a quickie US economic update, the financial aspects of transitioning from Pres. Trump to Pres. Biden remark, and stimulus monies.
On The Mark with co-host Joe McGranaghan:
8:30am to 10:00am: Open phones. Joe will come in with the ultimate ‘gotcha’ this time. He plans to prove the media has bias, and Pres. Biden is a democrat.
Another stunner of a sunrise recently, at the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan argue about the Judge Brett Kavanaugh Fox News interview, the latest controversies surrounding the nomination–and the certainty that he will be the next justice of the US Supreme Court. Another listener calls in with Confederate Flag over-enforcement at the Bloomsburg Fair.