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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.

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.


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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.




Thursday, October 7, 2021

The cut-throat nature of the current real estate market has been well-documented - a climate that can be intimidating for would-be first-time homebuyers... but relax, because we have the advice you need to enter the market with confidence (at 11:05) --- Thanksgiving is now less than 50 days away, with many families eager to celebrate together again... but a new survey finds common hearing loss issues can still leave loved ones feeling left out and isolated anyway (at 22:07) --- Around Town:...


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The opioid epidemic has seen a resurgence with overdose deaths up more than 35% in the past year... and once again, a pivot to innovative uses of technology may hold the key to bringing those numbers down (at 14:43) --- Mobile Gaming now represents 60% of the video game market... a trend largely being driven by women (at 21:59) --- What's Happening: Special events and Halloween fun during the month of October at the Hancock Historical Museum (at 26:01) --- Keeping the Faith: Grown-ups aren't...


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Meet the hometown girl with one amazing job... A conversation with FHS alum Anne Roemer about her work as manager of astronaut selection at NASA (at 14:25) --- Bankrate's latest list of most- and least-valuable college majors is out, with many STEM careers at the top and the arts near the bottom... the results may not be surprising, but what the data means might be (at 23:03) --- Around Town: Members of the cast join us to preview the Fort Findlay Playhouse production of the musical comedy...


Monday, October 4, 2021

No matter how you feel about 'big data' and artificial intelligence, it's a reality in our everyday lives... which means today's kids need to be educated on how to understand it and navigate its potential pitfalls (at 14:36) --- Computer science is already one of the most in-demand and highly-paid fields in today's economy, and will only be more so in the future... will there be enough people to fill those roles? (at 22:05) --- Halloween is back in all it's spook-tacular glory this year......


Friday, October 1, 2021

In nearly every business category from fast food to executive professionals - workers in short supply are commanding premium pay and benefits... Do you know what you're really worth? (at 13:54) --- Community Spotlight: With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Open Arms is introducing new ways to connect with professionals who can help individuals escape toxic and abusive relationships (at 23:33) --- High School Football Preview: After a big win over previously undefeated...


Thursday, September 30, 2021

As expected, Ohio's redistricting maps are facing a court challenge... and there's more at stake than just the future makeup of the state legislature (at 15:30) --- For those who have had a run-in with the law that remains unresolved, the Findlay Municipal Court's 2021 Safe Surrender Day may be the opportunity to clear that case once and for all (at 26:42) --- Throwback Thursday: Why the industry says concerns and fears about large-scale solar projects are misplaced (at 33:37) --- It's the...


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Border Basin Solar Project near Arcadia has taken a major step forward with an agreement between the developers and the county on future tax revenue (at 14:56) --- Because people are more than the mistakes they have made... locally, the stories of Welcome to a New Life prove that it's possible to give a second chance to those who want it (at 24:47) --- Keeping the Faith: It's easy to get caught up in the hustle of trying to get ahead in business and life... but what are we missing in the...


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Perhaps no one was more angered and disheartened by the US military's chaotic exit from Afghanistan than those who have served in that region... Hancock County Veterans Services is hosting a Yellow Ribbon Town Hall to help them process those emotions (at 15:58) --- Across the country, the businesses that communities need most are the ones that have been hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic, with many continuing to struggle for survival... Which is why 'buy local' is more important now...


Monday, September 27, 2021

Neighbors helping neighbors in need... As with many events, COVID concerns have organizers thinking creatively to make next month's Backyard Mission Trip happen (at 17:02) --- How does COVID affect pregnancy? Like many aspects of the virus, we know more now than we did a year ago... and health experts say the most important factors affecting a healthy pregnancy are the same as they've always been (at 24:09) --- What's Happening: The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is not only...


Friday, September 24, 2021

There's nothing like the beauty of autumn colors... We get the official fall foliage forecast from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (at 16:00) --- 'Masks optional' policies mean schools must rely on contact tracing to avoid uncontrolled spread of COVID-19... but one expert says that doesn't work, either - at least not the way most are doing it (at 22:40) --- It's Homecoming for the Findlay Trojans as they host archrival Fremont Ross... head coach Stefan Adams talks about the growth...


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Superintendent Troy Roth addresses questions and concerns about the Findlay City Schools COVID policy, and calls to modify that policy at this week's board meeting (at 15:38) --- Senator Sherrod Brown is among those working to extend the pandemic eviction moratorium... help for those who are struggling, but where does that leave landlords? (at 24:50) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Oktoberfest Findlay is back, and bigger than ever (literally)... Sarah Sisser gives us a preview of this...


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

More conversation on Ohio's legislative redistricting with State Senator Rob McColley (at 14:34) --- What's Happening: The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library's 'Human Library' project is taking shape, with the first 'books' now available to check out (at 23:29) --- Keeping the Faith: What's next for Christians in Afghanistan? The international ministry organization Open Doors is helping protect them in the wake of the Taliban takeover (at 31:15) --- To Your Health: September is Prostate...


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A job fair - for seniors... 50 North and OhioMeansJobs are connecting experienced workers with local companies who want to hire them for full-time, part-time or seasonal positions (at 14:56) --- The annual Medicare enrollment period opens next month... for those with the opportunity to make changes to their existing coverage, as well as individuals who may be signing up for the first time, there are many factors to start thinking about right now (at 23:10) --- Community and Business...


Monday, September 20, 2021

Ohio's legislative redistricting maps have been approved, but not without controversy... Representative Jon Cross, who will no longer represent Hancock County when the new map takes effect, offers his take on the changes (at 13:42) --- Dr. Bill Kose answers questions on the mixed messages about vaccine boosters driving further COVID confusion (at 23:09) --- A change in plans for this year's Findlay Race for the Cure... we speak once again to the folks at Susan G. Komen NW Ohio (at 35:11) ---...


Friday, September 17, 2021

Findlay head football coach Stefan Adams previews the Trojans' Week #5 game at Toledo Whitmer (at 16:05) --- Former Super Bowl champion and current NFL analyst Mark Schlereth shares his favorite football tailgating tips and offers analysis of the season ahead after the first week of games (at 22:31) --- There's a local connection to Sunday's home opener for the Cleveland Browns... ONU Dean of Students Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw will be performing the national anthem before the game - again...


Thursday, September 16, 2021

They are exhausted, traumatized and long past the point of burnout... America's critical-care nurses sound off on their frontline experiences of the past year and how it could impact the healthcare system long after the pandemic is over (at 16:24) --- A new poll finds one in seven Americans has lost a friend or become estranged from a family member because of arguments over the COVID-19 vaccine... is it really worth all that? (at 24:21) --- Throwback Thursday: The learning disability no one...


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

With prices of just about everything going up these days, there's never been a better time to sharpen your negotiating skills (at 15:05) --- Small business owners have had to demonstrate their resiliency time and time again over the past year-plus... What are the lessons learned and where do they go from here? (at 28:22) --- Keeping the Faith: ''Grandparenting Teens''... Some 3-million kids have grandparents who for various reasons have stepped-in as parents (at 34:50) --- Don't look now,...


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A false alarm at Findlay's Ball Metal plant caused some anxious moments over the weekend... Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman discusses the training and collaboration involved in preparing for an active shooter alert (at 14:48) --- The State of Our Schools 2021... are taxpayers getting enough bang for the buck when it comes to the construction of modern education facilities? Insights from a new report by the International WELL Building Institute (at 23:26) --- What's Happening: The...


Monday, September 13, 2021

Amazon, which will soon be opening a facility in Findlay, has announced a billion-dollar expansion of its Career Choice program to pay college tuition and 'upskill' training programs for its workers (at 15:19) --- Suicide Prevention Month... We know the statistics on this tragedy among service members, and the VA has resources for both veterans and their loved ones (at 24:51) --- Every day should be Grandparents Day! Especially after many months of being separated due to the pandemic, the...


Friday, September 10, 2021

'The day everything changed'... How true is that sentiment 20 years later? And can young adults born after 9/11 fully appreciate how different the world is now? (at 15:38) --- Operation Enduring Service... For all of us, the lasting impact and empowering legacy of 9/11 can be found in the opportunities to transform local communities here at home (at 27:43) --- The Findlay Trojans handled Bowling Green with ease, but the big story coming out of that game was a change at quarterback... Coach...