• Friday 4/17/15

    Friday 4/17/15

    Walter Brasch, journalist, retired professor, author, on Ted Cruz attacking the media, Tennessee prepares to adopt the Bible as the state book, and Sunbury police’ bad civics...

Walter Brasch, journalist, retired professor, author, on Ted Cruz attacking the media, Tennessee prepares to adopt the Bible as the state book, and Sunbury police’ bad civics lesson: All students are guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent with a locker ‘sniff.’

Movie Mike McGranaghan, professional movie critic, author, with his review of “The Longest Ride,”  new movies, and words about “The Interview” popping up in North Korea, paparazzo involved another crash, and Dennis Quaid’s fake meltdown.

 

Bob Hauer of Community Aid, makes a joint WKOK/94KX appearance, promoting this weekend’s Customer Appreciation Day. He gave away $25,000 to the American Red Cross, and $10,000 to the Community Action Agency. Joining him were Tom Szulanczyk of the regional Red Cross office. Also, Rosemary Procopio (Community Services Coordinator CAA) and Janet Bilger (Administrator Assistant CAA).

 

Alf Kentigern Siewers, Bucknell University, Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies, with students from his ‘writing for media class.’  The students are working on semester reporting projects on several current issues: The CSVT Winfield bridge’s impacts, sexual assault on campus, political diversity on campus, campus air travel (how big of a carbon footprint does a university like Bucknell generate with all its air travel and what’s being done to offset that), race and law enforcement, and the NSA on campus.

Robert Doll, pastor Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, and at least one of the characters of the You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown performances at Sharon Lutheran Church. The musical is this Saturday 4/18 and Sunday 4/19. The show is a full Broadway script, 2 Acts with live orchestra.

 

Matthew Lysiak, Selinsgrove, author: Newtown: An American Tragedy, and journalist, on his recent work Investigating the shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina for the New York Daily News.

 

Nathan Benefield, Vice President of Policy Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation, with a preview of his upcoming appearance at the Susquehanna University campus.

Dr. Matthew Rousu, economics professor Susquehanna University, on the latest budget and governance discussions in Harrisburg, and an upcoming program with Nathan Benefield of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Nazeer Curry, Bloomsburg University student, President of Student United Way of Bloomsburg University, and Gabrielle Palumbo, senior Bucknell student, president of the Ubuntu Club, on an upcoming golf tournament, and a joint Bloom U-Bucknell initiative

 

Movie Mike McGranaghan with this review of Furious 7, words about new movies, John Travolta’s reaction to the HBO documentary on Scientology, and the Princess Grace movie going directly to…Lifetime.

Dr. Walter Brasch, with this review of the ACLU of Central Pennsylvania awards, the president’s remarks about climate change and personal health this week, and the state GOP agreeing with Gov. Wolf on taxes.