Marion Now - Moving Our Community Forward

Marion Now - Moving Our Community Forward

Conversations with community leaders, and others, about moving the Marion, Ohio community forward. A production of iHeartMedia Marion.

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July 1, 2022 2 min
John Lennon (Scott Duress) from The Liverpool Lads Plays Norwegian Wood Acoustic from The Wyanstock Campground LIVE on the Majic Morning Show with Paul James.
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The Liverpool Lads are one of the headline acts Wyanstock this weekend. John from the band joined the show to talk about their performance, how they got together, and the challenges of covering the music of The Beatles. Get details at www.Wyanstock.com
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The Summer Musical at The Historic Marion Palace Theater is The Will Rogers Follies! It's July 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17, 2022. Director Claire Cook, Choreographer Kirsti Wink, Lead Tanner Wink and Palace Executive Director Kirk Detweiler joined the podcast to talk about the show. Tickets and info is at www.MarionPalace.org
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Marion County Naturalist James Anderson and intern Jonah Bowdle joined the podcast to talk about what's happening in our parks. James highlighted Day Lilies and taught us that it's actually an invasive species. James and Jonah talked about the programs planned for July and thanked the volunteers who helped clean up Tall Grass Trail after the big storms a few weeks ago.
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Johnnie Mayes joined the podcast to talk about his Hoops Classic Tournament, returning to Martin Luther King Park in Marion, July 15th through 17th. For details call Johnnie at (740) 751-5662 or check out Mayes Community Temple's Facebook page.
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Miss Marion Popcorn Festival, Faith Baumgartner and Miss Teen Popcorn Festival, Riley McCoy, joined the podcast to talk about how the Popcorn Festival Pageants have had a positive impact on their lives. They discussed how and why they chose to get involved and how you can be part of this years Popcorn Festival Pageants, too. Learn more at www.PopcornFestival.com
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Behind the Whistle is a sports interview show hosted by WMRN AM Sports Director Eric Mosley. In this episode Eric sits down with long time River Valley Head Football Coach Doug Green about what led him into coaching and the interesting coaching tree that he came from.
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Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer joined the podcast to update us on what happening around the city of Marion. he addressed the storm damage and it's clean-up as well as the extreme heat and what the city is doing to help residents. Plus the Mayor talked about holiday closures, delinquent utility billing and the next next neighborhood clean-up.
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Justin Moore just scored his 10th number one hit, putting him in a very special class of artists. Moore is bringing his LIVE show to Finley's Entertainment's Freedom Fest Ohio on Saturday July 2nd at the Morrow County Fairgrounds in Mt. Gilead. Paul James had a chance to speak to him about the show, his career and his relationship with the other performers on stage that evening. To learn more about Freedom Fest Ohio and to ...
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Jessica Moon, a partner at Roth, Bacon, Moon Attorneys, LLC, joined the podcast to talk about the 3 Worlds of Estate Planning. Get more details at www.RothBaconLaw.com
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Nicole Williams from District 5 Area Agency on Aging joined the podcast to talk about Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Discussion that's coming up on Friday, June 17, 2022 from 9am to 11am at the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce. Learn more by calling (419) 524-4144 or at www.aaa5ohio.org
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Marion and Crawford Counties has Family-to-Family classes on Saturday's from 9am to 1pm. It's a FREE Peer Education Program specifically for family members and friends of adults who live with mental illness. The class is taught by trained family members of people living with mental illness. Alena Fox from our local NAMI joined the podcast to tell us all about it. Get details...
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David Crowder has been one of the most successful Contemporary Christian Music Artists of the last 20 years, now he's bringing his solo act, Crowder, to Mt. Gilead for a show at Freedom Fest Ohio on July 1st. Paul James caught up with him to talk about his show, career, ministry and how he deals with having one of the biggest songs of the genre of the past 14 months. Learn more about Freedom Fest Ohio at www.FreedomFestOhio.com
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The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1117 has a number of people to thank for making the Veterans Banner Project a huge success for 2022, so Randy Drazba stopped in to deliver that appreciation. He was joined by Terry Cline who is now working to organize an event on July 2nd for everyone who wants to show further support to the project and their banner.
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Scott Stevens is an attorney by day and an up and coming country star after that and he has a dream! Paul James talked with him about those dreams and the challenges of going from a courtroom to a stage daily in Nashville. Scott is bringing his show to Mt. Gilead on July 2nd at Freedom Fest Ohio with Justin Moore and Heath Sanders, who are both on his debut album. Get details on Freedom Fest Ohio at www.FreedomFestOhio.com
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In 2018, Heath Sanders did a little video in his home and it went viral, then Bobby Bones heard about it and now he's got a new song and shows with superstar Justin Moore! Paul James talked to him about it, his current show and how excited he is to be coming to Mt Gilead on July 2nd for Freedom Fest Ohio. Get tickets and details about Freedom Fest Ohio at www.FreedomFestOhio.com
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Max Miller, our Blood Services Representative from the Red Cross, joined the podcast to talk about several promotions going on for blood donors. In the summer, blood donations slow down, but the need goes up, so they have some great offers to donors including a chance to win a trip to Graceland in Memphis, giveaways and even tickets to Cedar Point or Kings Island. Details at www.RedCrossBlood.org
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Brian Kummerer from the Wyandot County Young Professionals joined Paul James to announce the return of Wyanstock! The Wyandot County Music Festival is July 1st and 2nd at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds. It's two days of live music, local craft brews, foods, arts, camping for the entire family. Details at www.Wyanstock.com
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Marion County Park District Naturalist James Anderson joined the podcast to talk about Turtles and Tortoises. He talked about how they're alike and different and how they live here in the Marion area. James also highlighted the busy June schedule of nature programs around the county.
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For the first time ever, the Marion Community Foundation awarded over $500,000 in scholarships. It's a historic milestone that Dean Jacob and Julie Prettyman talked about in this podcast. They also highlighted the legacies that continue to grow to help these local award recipients with their continuing education and how you can participate.

www.MarionCommunityFoundation.org
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