Good Mornings Podcast Edition

Good Mornings Podcast Edition

Good Mornings with host Chris Oaks is a fun, hip and lively show that has everyone talking - featuring conversations with local, state and nationally-known politicians, authors and experts in fields ranging from current events to technology, finance to modern lifestyle topics.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 55 min
The race for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives took a turn on Friday as Republicans challenged the validity of Democrat challenger Claire Osborne's candidacy (at 15:44) --- Mental Health Monday: It's not uncommon for kids to feel uncertain, anxious or overwhelmed about back-to-school time (especially these days)... how parents and caregivers can help them 'Sound It Out' (at 24:35) --- What...
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It wasn't that many years ago many believed African-American athletes didn't have what it takes to play the most important position in football... ESPN senior writer Jason Reid discusses his new book ''Rise of the Black Quarterback'' (at 15:35) --- By the end of 2022, wireless carriers will have shut down their older 3G cellular networks... What does phasing out obsolete technology mean for the future of mob...
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August 4, 2022 63 min
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation wants to talk... details on another round of Community Conversations (at 16:37) --- Throwback Thursday: As communities increasingly look to attract young professionals, can they also be more inclusive to seniors? (at 26:47) --- Proper nutrition is important every day, but especially as kids prepare to head back-to-school soon, we have What You Need (at 35:53) --- What's Happening...
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August 3, 2022 62 min
Governor DeWine has predicted the impact of the CHIPS Act will be 'transformative' for the state... How might that include our area in Northwest Ohio? (at 15:43) --- To Your Health... Relatively few people suffer from the autoimmune disorder IgA Nephropathy, and that rarity can leave patients and their families isolated and unsupported (at 26:59) --- ICYMI: Less than a month to go, and Findlay City Schools' preparations...
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August 2, 2022 58 min
CASA/GAL has announced a restructuring of its operation locally to become a program of the county juvenile court... Judge Kristen Johnson explains how this move will secure their ability to advocate for children who are 'in the system' (at 17:57) --- There are many reasons inflation is at a 40-year-high, including one that is commonly overlooked... the cost of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks (at 28:32) --- What'...
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August 1, 2022 58 min
In a shocking twist that has outraged military advocates, the previously bi-partisan PACT Act has suddenly stalled in Congress... A closer look at why this measure is so critical for veterans' healthcare (at 15:40) --- Around Town: When neighbors and law enforcement come together, the result is a safer community... We have details on this year's Flag City Night Out (at 29:04) --- Nearly half of Americans will spend a week ...
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July 29, 2022 52 min
Senator Rob Portman discusses the long-overdue settlement of the CHIPS Act and its importance to Ohio - as well as his report to the Federal Reserve this week detailing China's attempts to influence and undermine US monetary policy through Fed employees (at 13:52) --- ''Writing Down Cancer''... A conversation with the author of new book of poetry on a topic nearly everyone can relate to (at 23:08) --- In honor o...
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July 28, 2022 61 min
Liberty-Benton superintendent Mark Kowalski gives an update on the very busy summer of construction at their campus ahead of back-to-school time (at 15:05) --- Measures to address a changing climate are almost always framed as an economic killer, but doing nothing could destroy a significant segment of the economy as well (at 25:29) --- Throwback Thursday: Back in 2016, the American College of Physicians issued a warning about the...
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July 27, 2022 49 min
This may be the biggest week for the economy so far this year... with another significant rate hike from the Federal Reserve, GDP and other data that could confirm recession fears, and the latest earnings reports from the world's biggest tech companies (at 12:19) --- Did you know that when you purchase apps or digital subscriptions, Apple and Google siphon off as much as 30 percent for themselves? Now, app developers are fight...
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July 26, 2022 52 min
Finally reopening to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic... all the familiar traditions of the Ohio State Fair are back for 2022 (at 16:07) --- Findlay City Schools students return to class in exactly four weeks... Now's the time that preparations for the new academic year really kick into high gear (at 26:17) --- As the countdown to back-to-school continues, we have ideas for kids and families to be o...
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July 25, 2022 58 min
What's with all the extreme heat around the world this summer? Is it really another sign of global climate change? WTOL 11 chief meteorologist Chris Vickers explains the science (at 16:39) --- Raise the Bar Hancock County has a handful of openings remaining in their apprenticeship program offering earn-while-you-learn career opportunities... Executive Director Tricia Valasek gives us the details (at 26:51) --- What's Happ...
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July 22, 2022 52 min
A politically-inspired title for your summer reading list... ''Make America Beautiful Again'' is a satire inspired by the fact that truth really is stranger than fiction these days, from first-time author and Ohio native Bo Bancroft (at 15:59) --- The dog days are here, and we have What You Need - second half of summer essentials for your family and your pets (at 25:26) --- More fun, easy and yummy recipes from Kyra...
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July 21, 2022 59 min
Throwback Thursday: Remembering our friend, colleague and community icon Dick Dougherty on what would have been his 100th birthday (at 15:43) --- While college enrollment has been steadily declining over the past three years, opportunities in the skilled trades are booming... could this be the great equalizer for disadvantaged young adults who can no longer afford traditional higher education? (at 21:21) --- Around Town: Hillcrest...
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July 20, 2022 57 min
Arlington has become the latest Hancock County village to participate in the Heart and Soul development and planning program through the Community Foundation (at 17:30) --- The back-to-school challenge no one is talking about... With inflation pushing many to their financial breaking point already, where does that leave families faced with paying for college? (at 26:29) --- Independence Day holds special meaning for all Americans.....
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July 19, 2022 52 min
Here we go again? After several months of low transmission, Hancock County is back to the 'medium' level of COVID spread, and hospitalizations are creeping back up... How concerned should we be about another increase in cases and the latest variants? (15:47) --- From the purchase of nuisance properties to testing of police body cameras, Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn discusses a number of city issues making headlines this m...
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July 18, 2022 51 min
The Executive Director of the NASA Exoplanet Science Center explains why scientists (especially those who are searching the universe for other planets and potential forms of life) are so excited about the potential of the James Webb space telescope (at 15:37) --- A Stuff the Bus follow-up... with collection weekend in the books, Christian Clearing House begins the sorting and organizing process ahead of next month's distributio...
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July 15, 2022 49 min
Stuff The Bus... It's time for our annual school supplies drive for families in need - to make sure every student starts the new year ready to learn (at 12:40) --- Pencils, crayons, backpacks... vaccines? The American Academy of Family Physicians warns that a growing number of kids are behind on their immunization schedule, raising the risk we could see more outbreaks of easily preventable disease (at 21:10)
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July 14, 2022 61 min
As Congress battles over the already passed but not yet funded CHIPS Act, thousands of jobs and Ohio's place as a leader in technology hang in the balance with Intel putting their multi-billion-dollar investment in our state on hold - we speak with Senator Sherrod Brown and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (at 16:24) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Does the United Way really make a direct impact on people's lives in the community...
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July 13, 2022 51 min
With millions of items ordered and billions of dollars spent during Amazon's Prime Day sale (and competitors' similar events), scam artists and cybercriminals will be on the prowl everywhere seeking out new victims (at 13:45) --- Cleveland is at the top with Toledo in the top ten on WalletHub's list of the Most Stressed Cities in America - in fact, Ohio lands five entries among the top 50 (more than any other state)......
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July 12, 2022 50 min
For all the talk of female empowerment these days, far too few are prepared to take control of their long-term financial security... just ask the millions of women who are divorced or widowed, who are far more likely to be living in poverty or bankruptcy (at 16:14) --- The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce has extended the nomination period for this year's Small Business Awards to recognize the community's outstand...
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