The South Shore’s Morning News on 95.9 WATD-FM

Every Friday Rob Hakala & The Morning Team share a few interviews from the show this week.

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4 days ago

Rob talks with local author and illustrator Jim Hamilton about his new book. It's a collection of true stories. "Falling: Amazing Survival Stories". Then Peter Forman stops by from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. In this segment, we talk about planning for the end of life with Nicole DePace from NVNA and Hospice. Later, New York Times Best-Selling Author Allison Winn Scotch joins us to talk about her new book: "Take Two Birdie Maxwell". Rob and Christine later talk about an article in the Wall Street Journal that says Americans throw away $68 million in coins every year. 

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Welcome to the weekly podcast! We start the episode with our tech guy, David Snell, from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham with a follow up on Google and the browser's 'incognito mode' which was not as private as many users thought. Then, it's Bob Terravecchia from Coastal Heritage Bank with a conversation on the latest CPI (The Consumer Price Index) numbers. Finally, Peter Forman from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce stops by with Attorney Nan O'Neill. Nan is a partner in the law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP with 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law.

Friday Apr 05, 2024

Rob starts this episode by talking about discovering great food around the U.S. and Canada. We talk with author/editor Joe Yogerst about his new book from National Geographic called "50 States, 1000 Eats: Where to Go, When to Go, What to Eat, What to Drink". Then, we discuss climate change with CBS national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti about his new book: "Before it's Gone: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change in Small Town America". Later, it's our tech guy, David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham as we discuss a data breach involving AT&T. Finally, it's our "South Shore Chamber of Commerce" segment with Peter Forman. Our special guest this week is South Shore Health CEO Allan Smith. 

Friday Mar 29, 2024

Rob starts this episode with a conservation with writer and composer David Yazbeck as he tells us about the new Audible musical: "Dead Outlaw" which is based on an odd tale from Old West History. Then we talk with local author Leslie Meirovitz Waite about her coming-of-age novel "Jezebel". And finally, we check in with our tech guy, David Snell, from ACT Smart I.T. and discuss data privacy and data aggregators. 

Friday Mar 22, 2024

Rob starts this episode with our tech guy, David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham about a new cyber attack involving Change Healthcare. Then, it's the South Shore Chamber of Commerce segment featuring special guest Jeremy Devaney, Executive Director of the Atlantic Resiliency Innovation Institute. Finally, we talk with author Stephanie Dray about her new book: "Becoming Madam Secretary: The American Heroine Who Transformed A Nation". 

Friday Mar 15, 2024

In this episode, we start with our conversation with Bob Terravecchia from Coastal Heritage Bank about the 401(k). Then we talk with David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham about A.I. dolls and seniors. And finally, we check in with Dr. Kyra Berg from Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists about ferrets and vaccines. 

Friday Mar 08, 2024

In this episode Rob talks with Bob Terravecchia, the CEO from Coastal Heritage Bank, about the latest updates from the Case-Shiller Index regarding home prices around the country. Then we talk with local author Susan Downing about her Bradykin series of books for children. Bradykin is the family's Coton de Tulear companion. Finally, Rob talks with our tech guy, David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham talks about another scam to watch out for. It's called "Pig Butchering". 

Friday Mar 01, 2024

Rob starts this episode talking with Bob Terravecchia, the CEO of Coastal Heritage Bank, about currency and how we use money. Are you still using cash to pay for anything? Then, we talk with South Shore author Mal Wrenn Corbin about her new book: "Raising Wrenns: A Memoir". It's a powerful story that also contains a creative history of Worcester, a former factory town plagued by poverty, addiction, and violence—a cycle that Mal, unlike her brother and father, was able to escape. And finally, we check in with our tech guy David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham. We discuss drones and satellites and how they may be monitoring your homes to see if you are in compliance with your insurance policy. 

Friday Feb 23, 2024

In this episode Rob welcomes military historian and New York Times best-selling author Adam Makos as we discuss his book: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II". Then, we check in with our tech-guy David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. as we discuss Open AI and how we need to be more careful than ever about what we see on the internet and how pictures and video might not be what they seem. And finally, Rob talks with South Shore author and certified professional dog trainer Ken Brady about his new children's book: "The Adventures of Duke". 

Friday Feb 16, 2024

In this episode Rob talks first with Kerri Carafoli and Leigh Lopes about the 22nd annual Jordan Hospital Club's Polar Plunge on March 2nd. Then, we check in with our tech guy, David Snell from ACT Smart I.T. in Wareham about a false scare about smart toothbrushes. We talk with South Shore author Juliette Rose Kerr about her new book: "To Fill a Jar with Water". Finally, Rob and Christine check in with Bob Terravecchia from Coastal Heritage Bank about inflation and how even the tooth fairy has been impacted. 

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