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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.




Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Now that the issue of abortion has been returned to the states to decide, State Representative Jon Cross shares his thoughts on legislating the matter in Ohio (at 16:11) --- Summer Book Club: Proof that truth is often more amazing than fiction... ''The Spy Who Knew Too Much'' is the latest 'espionage history' thriller from the master of the genre, NY Times best-selling author Howard Blum (at 28:21) --- What's Happening: Details on spectacular summer programs and events in the month of July...


Monday, June 27, 2022

Ohio Right to Life President Michael Gonidakis shares his reaction in winning the long fight to overturn Roe v Wade, and discusses the work that still lies ahead in fighting abortion in the state (at 15:01) --- To Your Health: Chronic low back pain is a leading cause of disability, and notoriously difficult to treat effectively long-term... do you 'Know Your Back Story'? (at 24:51) --- What's Happening: Details on a new program partnership between the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library...


Friday, June 24, 2022

There's a growing crisis in youth athletics... Newly-inducted OHSAA Hall-of-Famer Dee Clay talks about the rewards and challenges of being a high school sports official (at 15:04) --- ONU Constitutional law professor Dr. Scott Gerber shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court's most significant cases of this term... addressing abortion, gun control, religous freedom, immigration and (perhaps most significantly) federal regulatory authority (at 22:00) --- More yummy recipes from the files of...


Thursday, June 23, 2022

It's not just COVID... Hancock Public Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi explains the importance of their new communicable disease dashboard, along with the rollout of the latest community health assessment effort (at 14:13) --- Senator Sherrod Brown shares his thoughts on what's being called the bipartisan anti-gun violence bill, the first such legislation in three decades... as well as passage of the PACT Act, a measure to help veterans suffering from toxic exposure (at 25:01) --- ''Free...


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Barks and Brews! The Humane Society of Hancock County is teaming with Findlay Brewing for a fundraiser this weekend (at 14:09) --- Summer Book Club: The dream vacation that becomes a nightmare... An exotic resort turns deadly for American tourists in the novel ''Murder at the Olympiad'' (at 22:14) --- With summer officially here, we have some expert advice to make you the undisputed grillmaster of the neighborhood (at 43:03)


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New parents take note... The American Academy of Pediatrics is out this week with a new set of infant sleep guidelines to help further prevent cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, sometimes known as 'crib death' (at 14:50) --- Just as the high school Class of 2022 is sitting on lots of cash gifted to them for graduation, they are about to find out that there are a lot of financial responsibilities that come with adulting (at 22:32) --- Did you know that the US Army is the world's largest...


Monday, June 20, 2022

This past week, the governor signed HB99 - making it legal for teachers to arm themselves in schools, a move the head of the Ohio Education Association calls 'absurd.' So our question... you got a better idea? (at 15:16) --- Around Town: Details on the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center's celebration of Juneteenth... and why it is so significant in our history (at 26:23) --- After several uncertain years of the pandemic, Tiffin's Ritz Theatre is planning a full season of...


Friday, June 10, 2022

LIVE ON LOCATION at Scramblers in downtown Findlay with a full lineup of VIP guests as we celebrate 20 Years of Good Mornings... including Hancock Co. OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz, Findlay-Hancock Co. Economic Development Director Tim Mayle, Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol, US Representative Bob Latta, State Representative Jon Cross and Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn


Thursday, June 9, 2022

In Memoriam... Honoring longtime Findlay Community Development Foundation director John Kovach for his instrumental work in promoting the economic development of the city, the influence of which will be felt for many years to come (at 15:05) --- Local authorities hope a string of recent break-ins will serve as a reminder about the importance of securing your home, especially this time of year (at 25:35) --- What the flock? The next time you see a bunch of pink flamingos adorning someone's...


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The 'Great Resignation' continues to present many challenges for employers of all types and sizes... but a new survey finds a lack of workplace satisfaction isn't necessarily the full story behind what's driving it (at 13:20) --- The labor shortage is well-documented, and America's small businesses find themselves competing with even the biggest employers for available talent... Can they really compete in this environment? (at 21:43) --- To Your Health: June is Cancer Survivor Month... a...


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

With warmer weather drawing us all outside (including the family dog), it's time for a reminder about tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease (at 15:20) --- What are the things that make life worth living? Perhaps the key to being truly alive is in learning ''How To Be Dead'' (at 21:17) --- ICYMI... Wheels up! Flag City Honor Flight is flying again this year, with their busiest schedule ever to make up for lost time (at 31:37) --- Father's Day is coming soon... for anyone with a...


Monday, June 6, 2022

Most of us are familiar with the stereotypical symptoms of ADHD in children, but it's not just kids who are affected... How Adult ADHD is the same only different (at 14:36) --- June 1-7 is CPR Week... Would you feel comfortable taking charge in an emergency where someone needed immediate help? (at 23:44) --- What's Happening: The Hancock County OSU Extension is planning a summer full of special programs for healthy families and wise consumers (at 42:49)


Friday, June 3, 2022

Everyone looks forward to those great summer adventures, but not the battle scars they leave behind... How to put together a personalized first aid kit for all the inevitable bumps and bruises, scrapes and cuts that come with the season (at 14:11) --- In technology parlance, the word 'latency' refers to the time it takes for information to go from Point-A to Point-B... and with enterprise and commerce moving at light-speed these days, latency can be a business killer (at 24:44) --- Recipes...


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Inflation has now pushed many Americans to the point where critical needs are put off... which may be why 'buy now, pay later' options have exploded in popularity - but what are the risks? (at 14:23) --- Throwback Thursday: ''Guns in the Hands of Artists''... A provocative project centered on the most explosive social and political issue of our time (at 20:40) --- 'Boogie on the Block' is just the beginning of a spectacular summer full of events presented by the Marathon Center for the...


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Eagle Creek storage basin project is set to receive the final funding it needs with $30M in Ohio's new capital appropriations bill... State Representative Jon Cross, a member of the House Finance Committee, explains what happens next (at 14:48) --- Around Town: Fire up your hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles... A special show for a special cause in memory of a special person will be held this weekend (at 26:11) --- What's Happening: Details on June's special programming at the...


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is just the latest in a long list of school shootings... reigniting once again the debate over the sanctity and limitations of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution (at 2:26) --- Home improvement, repair and renovation contractors account for more consumer complaints than nearly any other type of business... the Ohio Attorney General's office has advice on avoiding problems and what to do if you believe you've been taken (at 14:02) --- What's...


Friday, May 27, 2022

The Memorial Day weekend always begins with National Poppy Day today... but do you know why? It all goes back to the true meaning of the holiday (at 11:01) --- It sure will be great weather for a dip in the pool this weekend... but make sure you think about water safety before jumping in (at 15:26) --- Many who did travel during the pandemic rediscovered the fun of roughing-it in the great outdoors... and camping continues to be just as popular into the Summer of 2022 (at 19:57) --- Great...


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mass shootings are the worst nightmare not only for parents, but also for school administrators... who must always be keenly aware that the next such incident may not be 'somewhere else' (at 12:11) --- What is driving the 'Pain in the Nation' that seems to so frequently lead to tragic outcomes? A new report out this week from the Trust for America's Health offers some timely clues (at 22:41) --- High School commencement can be a big shock to parents as the realization sets in that a major...


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

If there is one industry we expect to have rock-solid cybersecurity, it is within banking and financial services... So how safe are the platforms that keep care of our money? (at 14:06) --- It's home improvement season... We have advice for taking some of the stress out of your summer projects before you even start to think about swinging that hammer (at 24:10) --- What's Happening: Kids will discover 'Oceans of Possibilities' with the SummeREAD program from the Findlay-Hancock County Public...


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Few industries were as closely scrutinized during the pandemic as elder care facilities... now the CEO of the nation's largest senior living community has written about the lessons learned from this once-in-a-lifetime experience (at 15:18) --- Especially in today's market, it's easy for first-timers to get caught up in the details of buying a home and forget about the importance of regular maintenance to protect that investment (at 22:36) --- What You Need... some essentials for the summer...