Episodes of the Akron Podcast

Dec. 8, 2022

45% of Violent Students in Akron Face Little Consequences

Akron Teachers Don't Need to Redefine Assault According to Pat Shipe, the president of AEA, 63 assaults against teachers have been reported this school year. Data provided by the district shows there were 249 disciplinary hea...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Dead Bowl Walking - The Rubber Bowl is Being Demolished

The Rest of the Rubber Bowl to be Demolished Akron is tearing down the rubber bowl. If you want to know why click here and see the horrific pictures of what was once a majestic football stadium. Come See A …

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Nov. 22, 2022

New Law On CO Detectors

CO Detectors The new law gives the Akron Fire Department and the Department of Neighborhood Assistance the authority to inspect buildings for CO detectors like they currently do with smoke alarms. The ordinance is complaint d...

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Oct. 15, 2022

Amazon Looking for 1000 Seasonal Employees

Fall Fest October 22nd Fall Fest is C O M I N G to #downtownAkron & includes about 🦇13 #TrickOrTreat stations, including a haunted (but friendly) Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority BUS & stations by The Great Escape Room,...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Getting Ready for November

The Mayor of Akron Will No Seek Re-Election "After much consideration and self-reflection, I have decided not to seek a third term as the mayor of this great city," Horrigan wrote in an emailed statement. "My reasons are my o...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Kenny Lambert From Just a Dad From Akron Store and Documentary

Meet Kenny Lambert - Just a Dad From Akron Today is a special episode of the Akron Podcast. I saw where "Just a Dad From Akron" was coming to the Akron Civic. The more I looked into it, the more …

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Sept. 22, 2022

What Happened to Tyrone Brown?

Why Are You in Downtown Akron at 3:30 AM? Tyrone Brown is saying that police officers loaded him into a cruiser and drove him away from a crowd that had gathered after the bars closed that early Sunday morning on …

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Sept. 20, 2022

Future Plans on the Horizon and On the Ballot

Who Gets to Vote? Ohio Issue 2 Ohio voters will decide this fall whether noncitizens can vote in local elections. State Issue 2, which would change the state constitution if a majority votes "yes" , proposes that only adult U...

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Sept. 13, 2022

The Worst Offenders From the Summit County Restaurant Inspections

Today we start off using data from a page from the Beacon Journal that lists critical violations from Summit Country Restaurants. The worst? Eddy's Deli & Restaurant 4581 Kent RD, Stow Lock 3 Update They are going to update t...

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Aug. 28, 2022

What Do You Want to Hear?

As I get organized after my trip to speak at a podcast conference, I wanted to take a quick second and ask for your feedback. Go to www.akronpodcast.com/contact Go to www.akronpodcast.com and use the microphone in the bottom ...

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Aug. 19, 2022

10 Years of Porchrokr

Porchrokr is Tomorrow The PorchRokr celebrates 10 years of live music and getting out the meet your neighbors. WKSU has put out a cool guide to get the most out of the event. Watch The Steelers Vs Browns at Canal …

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Aug. 15, 2022

My Trip to Lock 3

I Went Down to Lock 3 I went to Lock 3 this weekend and I have to tell you it was wonderful. I'm not sure what I expected besides no parking or expensive parking, but the whole day was wonderful. …

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Aug. 13, 2022

11 Sites to Be Remediated

Remediation is where there is an old site that is not being used, and more than likely unsafe, and it is slated to be cleaned up According to this article in the Beacon Journal , there are 11 sites. Some …

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Aug. 9, 2022

Freedom Taillight Project

Freedom Tailight Project A person using the name Madonna has organized the Freedom Tailight Project . “Jayland Walker was pulled over for (an equipment violation) and ended up dead,” said lead organizer Madonna, who uses that...

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Aug. 5, 2022

Bringing Bowling Back To Ellet

Akron's Night Out While neighborhoods like Goodyear Heights canceled their nights out celebrations due to safety concerns, the night went off without a hitch (at least that I can see) Ironically before the night out event a 2...

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Aug. 3, 2022

Tax Free to Totally Free Loot!

Sales Tax Vacation Ohio's sales tax holiday is coming. And that means summer is coming to a close and kids will soon be going back to school. The state's tax-free weekend for school supplies will be from Aug. 5 to …

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Aug. 2, 2022

Lebron Gets Featured on a Nascar

Get Your Driver's License Back If you need legal assistance with your criminal record or with restoring your driver's license, there are volunteers that can help! The University of Akron School of Law is offering a Reentry Cl...

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July 29, 2022

Meetings - Shootings and Butter

I do try to find non-violent stories to talk about, but some weeks its hard. My plan is to bring four stories when I get four stories to talk about. Today it just seems like everybody is shooting everybody. Akron …

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July 28, 2022

Free School Supplies

Jayland Walker Update After the eight officers shot and struck Walker 46 times, an officer who arrived seconds later rolled Walker onto his stomach and pulled his hands behind his body while another officer handcuffed Walker....

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July 25, 2022

Tequlia and Tigers and Cookies

Buy Me a Coffee Do consider Buying Me a Coffee if this made you laugh, cry, think, groan, educate or entertain you. Tecquila and Tigers The Akron Zoo plans to raise a glass and toast its tigers at a special …

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July 24, 2022

Derby Champions Crowned

I went to catch the conclusion of the All American Soap Box Derby and met some great people and I interview some drivers who were done for the day to get some behind-the-scenes insights into what it is like to …

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July 22, 2022

Derby Week

The Soap Box Derby is in Town The derby is in town, and even if you don't go, buy a ticket to keep this tradition going to see its 85th year. Derby history from the Beacon Fairadaise at the Summit …

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July 17, 2022


Akron Leaders Ask For Deescalation Jayland Walker's Funeral was this week. The pastors and the mayor ask for things to de-escalate so we could talk to each other. Meanwhile, two police held this guy down on Tuesday see twitte...

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July 9, 2022

How to Legally Protest and Avoid Going to Jail

So you want to take a stand and be heard. How do you do that in a city under curfew without going to jail? The Beacon Journal gave some pointers that start with, don't have drives or weapons on you. …

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