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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.


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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, December 7, 2023

Trimming the tree, decking the halls, even baking Christmas cookies can all present fire hazards that would send your holiday spirit up in smoke (at 13:51) --- Affordable tech to keep your packages safe and protect your home during the holiday season (at 22:42) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Ohio Means Jobs is highlighting a number of employment opportunities at the Findlay YMCA (at 29:15) --- Around Town: A special concert and festival of nativities on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Findlay - while Sunday's Christmas Cantata at St. Andrew's UMC, with full choir and orchestra, goes beyond the advent story (at 48:59)


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Cops and Kids are Going Shopping this weekend... Teresa White of the Fort Findlay FOP Lodge 20 Foundation explains what makes this annual event so special for all involved (at 14:58) --- The latest groundbreaking research from the Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to help doctors understand how ethnic and genetic diversity impacts the progression and treatment of Parkinson's Disease (at 25:23) --- The 2024 enrollment deadline for Medicare recipients is tomorrow... We have the last-minute information and reminders for those who still have yet to decide on their coverage for the coming year (at 34:31) --- What's Happening: Details on year-end programs and events at the Hancock Historical Museum (at 53:36)


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Is that a building coming down the road? Some amazing logistics are involved in relocating an entire apartment complex from downtown to the south end (at 13:51) --- State Representative Jon Cross is getting set to officially launch his campaign for another term in the Ohio Legislature, but this time he'll have competition for the nomination (at 24:40) --- ICYMI: Not feeling so holly jolly this year? ''How Not to Ruin Christmas'' amid the deadlines, family drama and everything else that can stress you out (at 33:47) --- What's Happening: An update on December programs and events amid progress on new facilities at the Findlay YMCA (at 55:33)


Monday, December 4, 2023

Is COVID still a thing? The board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians discusses the latest boosters and just how much of a concern this is among doctors this winter (at 16:16) --- State Senator Matt Dolan, who made a stop in Findlay again last week in his campaign for US Senate, talks about the challenge of doing his current job while stumping for his next one (at 23:45) --- ICYMI: It's a program to encourage civics education and community involvement among middle school students... registration is open for the National Civics Bee (at 35:58) --- The final four are set... Coach Cliff Hite shares his thoughts on the College Football Playoff (at 55:24)


Friday, December 1, 2023

Beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday, what are the retail trends for the rest of the holiday shopping season? (at 14:50) --- Great Gifts Series: The top toys for Christmas (at 22:35) --- How not to get ripped off this holiday... Advice on spotting and avoiding financial scams (at 28:29) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Findlay's AMC Theaters have some great deals for your next movie night (at 32:44) --- Findlay Trojans head coach Jim Rucki previews the upcoming basketball season (at 37:01) --- A homemade Christmas from Kyra's Kitchen (at 54:17)


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Artificial intelligence is perhaps the most disruptive technology ever introduced in the workplace... the latest Indeed Jobs and Hiring Trends Report examines the future of employment and where humans fit in the equation (at 13:45) --- Great Gifts Series: It's a Christmas miracle... more help to take some of the stress out of the holiday shopping for everyone on your list (at 24:35) --- For some, the holiday season is more than just stressful - it can be downright depressing... How to manage the difficult emotions of a 'Blue Christmas' (at 31:15) --- Around Town: A Christmas gift from the Fort Findlay Playhouse... a classic old-time-radio-style production of the holiday favorite ''It's A Wonderful Life'' (at 53:33)


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

This week's sudden snap of frigid weather is a jolting reminder about the importance of spreading the warmth with your neighbors in need through the annual Coats for Christmas campaign (at 14:52) --- Great Gifts Series: More ideas for family and friends on your Christmas list that are especially challenging to buy for (at 23:37) --- Around Town: Continuing a 25-year tradition, the Findlay Middle School indoor drumline Shockwave will host their annual preview show this weekend (at 30:38) --- What's Happening: Details on upcoming December programs and activities at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library (at 55:11)


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

To Your Health: How Blanchard Valley Health System's partnership with the renowned Mayo Clinic means better care for patients locally... particularly in areas such as breast cancer (at 14:37) --- It's Travel Tuesday, packed with great deals for your next adventure... and this year's Travvy Awards highlight the very best offerings (at 24:35) --- Great Gifts Series: More unique ideas to make buying for those on your Christmas list less of a chore this season (at 31:45) --- What's Happening: Bundle up and head outdoors for winter adventures in December with the Hancock Park District (at 49:39)


Monday, November 27, 2023

Saving your sanity this season amid the deadlines, family drama and everything else that can stress you out... St. Marks Pastor Dan Metzger explains ''How Not to Ruin Christmas'' (at 13:13) --- For those who dread the hustle and bustle of the season, how to turn your holiday into a 'holi-YAY' (at 24:13) --- Many over-the-counter cold and flu remedies have been pulled from shelves after being found to be ineffective... So what does work to soothe the sniffles? (at 30:07) --- What's Happening: Shows to put you in a holiday mood, and great stocking stuffers from the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (at 49:36)


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

What are the perfect wine pairings for your Thanksgiving feast? Here's how to wow your guests and make this year's gathering one to remember (at 14:09) --- Mayor Christina Muryn gives us a preview of Friday's lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and kickoff of the holiday season in Downtown Findlay (at 23:41) --- Let the shopping begin! Not all Black Friday deals are created equal, though... we'll tell you the ones that are actually worth getting up early and fighting the crowds for (at 43:08)


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Many family Thanksgiving gatherings are full of awkward conversations, but there is one that's important to have anyway (at 13:14) --- Money may be tight, but no one wants to be a Grinch at Christmastime... Exploring the benefits and potential pitfalls of using buy now, pay later services for your holiday gift list (at 21:37) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Ohio Means Jobs wants you to know about another local career opportunity (at 27:15) --- It's the perfect thriller to curl up with on a cold winter's night by the fire... Master storyteller David Baldacci talks about his latest novel ''The Edge'' (at 43:59)


Monday, November 20, 2023

It's a program to encourage civics education and community involvement among middle school students... registration is now open for the National Civics Bee, from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and local chambers around the country (at 14:19) --- Showing our thanks to all who have served, the Library of Congress wants to preserve your stories as part of their ongoing Veterans History Project (at 21:44) --- Around Town: It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the annual Turkey Trot 5K to benefit the Women's Resource Center (at 45:07)


Friday, November 17, 2023

The auto experts at Motor Trend are back with their pick for 2024 Car of the Year... It's a completely fresh re-design of a familiar favorite and previous winner (at 15:07) --- Just in time for holiday entertaining, and for anyone who loves to cook, America's Test Kitchen is out with ''Kitchen Gear''... appropriately billed as the ultimate owner's manual for your kitchen (at 23:13) --- Our around-the-world tour continues with a collection of Canadian recipes from Kyra's Kitchen (at 44:16)


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Nearly 90-percent of parents in a new survey believe their kids are performing at grade level in school, but data from the US Department of Education tells us nearly half are actually lagging behind - so why the disconnect? (at 14:27) --- Some Ohio lawmakers say voter approval of Issues 1 and 2 doesn't necessarily settle those issues... State Representative Jon Cross shares his thoughts (at 22:53) --- The holiday season wouldn't be the same without those ringing bells... The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help make their Red Kettle Campaign happen (at 50:40)


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Crime Prevention Conversations: Over $74B worth of holiday deliveries will be left on people's doorsteps this season... how to make sure your packages don't fall victim to porch pirates (at 15:11) --- Aside from Medicare, another enrollment deadline is looming for those who purchase medical insurance through the exchange (at 24:34) --- Community and Business Spotlight: A reminder from the United Way of Hancock County about the many benefits of giving locally (at 31:29) --- More of our first picks for great holiday gifts as retailers roll out their early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this week (at 49:54)


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Midwives have been around for centuries, literally, and the profession has experienced a resurgence of interest in recent years... We take a closer look at the role of certified nurse midwives in the modern healthcare continuum (at 15:24) --- Fair is fair... we also need to talk about the important issue of men's health, and specifically the tendency many men have to delay or avoid regular checkups (at 24:24) --- Retailers aren't waiting to roll out their early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so we have an early look at some of the top picks for great holiday gifts (at 47:14)


Monday, November 13, 2023

Mayor Christina Muryn talks about her goals heading into a new term in office, the discussion surrounding community diversity and the announcement of new water rates (at 15:31) --- One in five adults has no retirement savings, and two-thirds are worried they will outlive the savings they do have... AARP and the Ad Council have launched a new initiative to get people thinking about their 'Pretirement' years (at 28:24) --- What's Happening: Recognizing the dedicated volunteers that keep Hancock County's 4-H program going strong... and gearing up for a new year of fun and learning (at 46:36)


Friday, November 10, 2023

What better way to salute America's service members than by spreading a little holiday cheer, with the help of the American Red Cross (at 14:18) --- Veterans Day is about more than just honoring those who have served... for many veterans, it's a time to reflect on how that service has changed the course of their lives (at 21:47) --- A handful of teams remain in the hunt as the high school football playoffs continue... Coaches Corner host John Marshall previews this week's regional semifinals (at 28:58) --- Our around-the-world tour continues with a collection of easy Swiss-inspired recipes from Kyra's Kitchen (at 44:28)


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Saluting service in the community... Being a veteran certainly has its perks this weekend (at 15:36) --- Helping veterans transition to civilian life... What are the best careers after service, and how can vets find the one that fits them best? (at 26:35) --- ''The Miracle of the Ugly Little Sweater''... local attorney and former city council president Bob Schuck talks about his first effort as a children's book author (at 47:07)


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Rates of anxiety, depression and suicide among young people have skyrocketed in the past decade... but is social media really to blame, or just a scapegoat? Examining the effort to protect kids from internet threats on the Kids Online Safety Act Day of Action (at 13:56) --- Election Day is finally over... Which means we can now turn our attention to the presidential election that is now just one year away (at 23:34) --- Around Town: Details on an evening of 'Glitz, Glitter and Jazz' at the Findlay Inn to benefit City Mission (at 49:01)