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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, June 24, 2021

Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating two new homes for deserving families this weekend... and their work is far from over, as 2021 is shaping up to be the agency's busiest year ever (at 13:47) --- Throwback Thursday: The OSHP has launched an online 'distracted driving dashboard' to track related crashes... are you more distracted than you think behind the wheel? (at 23:22) --- For younger drivers, a comfort level with technology and the inherent invincibility complex can be a deadly...


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Everyone has a story to tell, and the Findlay-Hancock Public Library wants you to tell yours... as a way to help foster greater understanding of our neighbors (at 14:27) --- Keeping the Faith: America is becoming a more racially-diverse nation... is your church resisting this change or embracing it? (at 22:31) --- State Representative Jon Cross discusses recent legislation to eliminate college admissions testing for high school seniors, address hazing on campus and the potential legalization...


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

After a difficult and challenging year, Fair Season has returned in Ohio with the first in our area... the Putnam County Fair now underway in Ottawa (at 11:33) --- Infectious diseases as a matter of national security... How US Army research plays a critical role in identifying, treating and preventing pandemics like COVID-19 (at 18:50) --- To Your Health: Eight in ten older men will be affected by BPH... for Men's Health Month in June, a reminder about the importance of proper screening and...


Monday, June 21, 2021

Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn joins us to talk about taking on a new role within the US Conference of Mayors with her recent appointment to the organization's Advisory Board (at 13:53) --- President Biden wants to 'declare our independence from the virus' by the Fourth of July, but it's unlikely we'll reach the 70 percent vaccination benchmark by then... is a certain segment of the population unreachable, and have we reached the point of no return in the reopening process regardless? (at...


Friday, June 18, 2021

Data shows a huge spike in the number of overdose deaths over the past year, with many pinning the blame on the effects of the pandemic... along with a documented increase in suicides, is it all further proof that the cure was worse than the disease all along? (at 14:55) --- We get the inside scoop on everything you need to know to make the most of next week's Prime Day event directly from the insiders at Amazon (at 23:21) --- Another collection of delicious recipes from Kyra's Kitchen......


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fair Board president Jeff Cole offers an update on planning progress for the 2021 Hancock County Fair... and the Independence Day fireworks are back! (at 14:31) --- The Red Cross says there is a severe nationwide blood shortage as Americans become more active again... putting additional strain on what was already a fragile condition (at 25:08) --- First Solar recently announced another multi-million-dollar expansion in Northwest Ohio, further expanding clean energy job opportunities in the...


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The new chairman of the Ohio GOP Robert Paduchik discusses his priorities and strategies for the Republican party in the state (at 17:02) --- Keeping the Faith: Why wait? There's no time like the present to live out God's purpose in our lives... because ''Your Time is Now'' (at 25:49) --- What's Happening: An update on the latest activities from the Hancock County OSU Extension and 4-H program (at 32:37) --- ''The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street''... Over the past half-century it has come to...


Friday, June 11, 2021

State Senator Rob McColley discusses provisions in their rendering of the Ohio budget bill that have raised some eyebrows, and the reconciliation process that will need to happen with the House version (at 14:20) --- Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague drops by for a visit on the launch of his re-election campaign (at 24:30) --- At long last, the Marathon Center is set to announce the return of live shows in a resumed Performing Arts season (at 30:58) --- More tasty and easy-to-make recipes for...


Thursday, June 10, 2021

More data on the mindset of business owners... a majority of which expect a full rebound from the impact of the pandemic within the year (at 16:37) --- Who are America's 'Investment Heroes'? The Progressive Policy Institute is out with their list of the US companies with the most capital spending to promote economic growth (at 24:41) --- Throwback Thursday: With work-at-home being the 'new normal', how to tell when online conferences will do or an in-person meeting is necessary to get the...


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

With Goodyear's acquisition of Cooper Tire now complete, Mayor Christina Muryn discusses her conversations with executives about the future of the company in Findlay (at 15:36) --- Much of the latest economic data points to a rapid post-pandemic recovery... Do entrepreneurs on the front lines share that enthusiasm? A look at results of the latest Bank of America Small Business Owner report (at 25:19) --- Keeping the Faith: The popular Guideposts magazine is celebrating its 75th anniversary...


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, how well is Ohio poised for a full economic rebound? Some clues can be found in WalletHub's new report on the Best and Worst State Economies in 2021 (at 17:08) --- After having been all but eradicated for decades, bedbugs have made a major comeback in recent years... and like most pests, preventing an infestation is much easier - and less expensive - than getting rid of one (at 25:38) --- The kids are home for the summer... better make sure they've...


Monday, June 7, 2021

The Point of Pride... What Pride Month means to the LGBTQ+ community, and what they are really asking of the population at large (at 16:07) --- More than a quarter-million cases of cardiac arrest happen outside a hospital each year, nearly all of them fatal... as Americans become social again, it's worth remembering that bystander intervention can save lives (at 26:09) --- After being grounded by the pandemic, Flag City Honor Flight is now planning to resume operations later this year in a...


Friday, June 4, 2021

As Americans eagerly embrace normal life again at last, are unvaccinated young people between the ages of 18-34 the post-pandemic weak link? (at 15:24) --- Before summer settles in, some home spruce-ups you'll want to check off the list ahead of rebooted gatherings of family and friends (at 23:25) --- ''Tales of Little Egypt''... author James Gilbert discusses his novel about small-town America and the characters who created it in the late-19th and early-20th century (at 27:44) --- Another...


Thursday, June 3, 2021

He is often considered the Supreme Court's greatest jurist, but is Chief Justice John Marshall about to become another victim of 'cancel culture'? (at 15:56) --- Around Town: Celebrating agriculture in Hancock County - past, present and future - at the 32nd Annual Farmer's Share Breakfast (at 24:46) --- Keeping the Faith: Living a simple, Godly life in a crazy, modern world doesn't have to be as impossible as it may seem (at 32:11) --- Community and Business Spotlight: You're invited to...


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

From the beach to the bathtub, and everywhere in-between... important reminders about staying safe in and around the water this summer (at 15:52) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Through the month of June, Open Arms Findlay is celebrating 40 years of providing critically important care for women in crisis (at 22:49) --- Summer means grilling season... Chef Jamie Gwen turns up the heat on some old favorites and shares a few new ones to try (at 27:53) --- What's Happening: A flippin'...


Friday, May 28, 2021

Some health officials are calling Memorial Day Weekend the 'first big test'... what will tell us if we have passed, and would that mean the pandemic is officially over? (at 15:00) --- After a hotter than normal spring, what does summer have in store? We get the outlook for the season's long-term trends from the experts at AccuWeather (at 24:07) --- A collection of fun and easy summertime recipes from Kyra's Kitchen! (at 48:47)


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Just like people sometimes, dogs can overdo it in the summer heat... and just like in people, it can be dangerous or even fatal (at 15:05) --- A new survey finds many teens are understandably stressed after two disrupted school years, and unsure about what the transition back to 'normal' will really look like (at 23:51) --- Community and Business Spotlight: Blanchard Valley Health System CEO Myron Lewis previews the 32nd annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic and online benefit auction (at...


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Memorial Day travel alone is predicted to be 60-percent higher than last year... we have ideas, and some travel safety advice, for your summer road trip adventure (at 15:11) --- Keeping the Faith: 35 years after Chernobyl, a US-based ministry outreach to the 'forgotten children' growing up in the shadow of a nuclear disaster (at 22:30) --- More summer fun learning resources from Sesame Workshop... how to turn your kids' questions about the pandemic into a lifelong love of science in the...


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

America has seen a double-digit increase in the number of children in foster care over the past decade... Sesame Workshop has launched a collection of resources to help kids cope emotionally with a family unit in crisis (at 15:22) --- With more kids in foster care, the need for quality foster families is greater than ever... a new collaboration in Northwest Ohio aims to give more kids better outcomes (at 22:12) --- Now that we are getting back to our normal lives, it's the perfect time to...


Monday, May 24, 2021

COVID-19 cases continue to drop and pandemic restrictions continue to ease, but vaccination rates are appearing to plateau... What happens next in the process of returning to normal? (at 15:28) --- From coronavirus to cancer, clinical trials are how we discover medicines and treatments which allow longer and healthier lives... yet many myths remain (at 26:05) --- The Great Travel Reboot of 2021... of all the industries that were hard hit by the pandemic, cruises have the most challenging...