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In November 2020, all roads really did lead to and through Pennsylvania. Besides for providing its crucial 20 electoral votes, suburban counties like Delaware and Chester highlighted exactly how Biden-Harris won–while more rural counties like Fayette and Lawrence, which Trump-Pence improved in, show the epitome of the Democratic problem. This podcast looks at the shifting tides in every corner of the Commonwealth, but it does so through an untraditional lens. We won’t just be interviewing el ...
 
Sit Down, Be Hungry is a food podcast with hosts Chavid Dang! and Dinepiece. These two belly buddies talk about all things in the world of food, give you "The Juicy Bits" and ruin friendships by challenging your food loyalties. Tune in! SDBH is produced by Flan Reyes, and is part of the Good Company Radio Network.
 
At The Secret Life of Cookies we know that kitchens are the heart of the home. They’re where families come together, where food comes from and where some of the best conversations take place. Kitchens are where the power is (even nasty President Jackson with his “kitchen cabinet” thought so), and where the baked goods are, which is why Marissa Rothkopf, the host, spends so much time in the kitchen. On The Secret Life of Cookies we will bring you into those conversations with some smart, inte ...
 
THE MEDIA ON THE RADIO PODCAST IS ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA THROUGH THE EYES OF PROFESSIONALS. FILMMAKERS, JOURNALISTS, TELEVISION WRITERS, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETERS, AND MORE SHARE STORIES ABOUT BREAKING INTO THE BIZ. THE AUDIENCE CONTINUES TO DOUBLE EVERY FEW MONTHS AND IS PERFECT FOR STUDENTS STUDYING THE EMERGING MEDIA OR ANYONE LOOKING TO LAND A GIG IN THE CREATIVE ECONOMY.
 
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We sit down with Mayor Dwan Walker of Aliquippa, Beaver County. This iconic Pennsylvania community along the Ohio River has changed tremendously over his lifetime. The Mayor walks us through these changes starting with the closure of the steel mill when he was nine and how that still affects voting behavior more than three decades later.…
 
The EPA heard from Pittsburgh communities concerned about lead in drinking water. Good news for dragonflies on the Ohio River. Bad news for coal with closures of a coal mine and coal-fired power plant. We tag along on a bike ride that has its own soundtrack.By The Allegheny Front
 
People have been asking Hillary to change ever since the 1970s, when she defied the stereotype of First Lady of Arkansas. And she was willing to change...just never in the way people had hoped. This is an episode of the podcast A Slight Changes of Plans for more episodes and to subscribe find the show in your podcasting app of choice. Learn more ab…
 
Ohio's Steel Valley sees a future in clean energy as 'Voltage Valley.' We ask an expert what will it take to get consumers to buy electric vehicles. The Allegheny National Forest gains critical land along the Clarion River. A tick researcher has tips to stay safe in the outdoors.By The Allegheny Front
 
This week, candid interviews about what a "just energy transition" means. We hear from Biden's National Climate Advisor about how the administration will help coal communities in the transition to clean energy, and from the head of the United Mine Workers who says coal workers have sacrificed enough. The push for more accountability for the gas ind…
 
May is Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month. As we celebrate and recognize the role of the AAPI community across Pennsylvania, we sit down with Koh Chiba, longtime senior adviser to Congresswoman Madeleine Dean. Koh has worked with her in Montgomery County, Harrisburg and Washington. He reflects on the last decade sharing his unique jou…
 
Many brownies were made and eaten in the making of this episode, which features, Rachel Vindman, who reappears this week, transformed from National Security Amateur to podcast co-host of The Suburban Women problem. Rachel shares the podcasts noble goals, which include harnessing the power of the suburban woman and mobilizing us chicks politically. …
 
The landmark environmental rights amendment in Pennsylvania turns 50 this week. Central Pennsylvania is one of the best places for flyfishing but there is a need to protect these prized streams from farm pollution. A bill in the statehouse aims to help communities affected by Pennsylvania's industrial legacy.…
 
Patty Kim, the State Representative from the city of Harrisburg, made history as the first Asian American in the State House. She shares with us her untraditional yet inspirational story of how she ended up in Harrisburg politics, some of the most pressing issues facing the embattled City, and what it means for her to be an Asian American in Pennsy…
 
Billions of Brood X cicadas are emerging! Learn how to go on a Cicada Safari. A local artist is creating a portal to an underground stream. How U.S. Steel's decision to nix a $2 billion upgrade will impact air quality and the economy in Allegheny County. What West Virginia's New River Gorge can expect this summer and beyond.…
 
Marissa’s guest this week is the magnificent inside-and-out actress and Food Network star, Valerie Bertinelli, who brought joy to the show. The two discussed everything, from the joys of Velveeta to how odd it feels to think nice thoughts about Liz Cheney. Also: How we can (and should) be nicer to ourselves. Marissa baked Valerie’s salted caramel c…
 
We take a break from Pennsylvania politics for an important and timely discussion with Patty Lewis, Esq. She serves as Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation and previously ran the Family Division at the Attorney General's office in Delaware. She has an important message - especially for our listeners in Harrisburg.…
 
This week’s guest is Merrill Markoe, one of the funniest writers around, whether it’s as a trailblazing writer for “The David Letterman Show” or author (and even illustrator) of many novels and non-fiction. Marissa and Merrill attempt to understand many of life’s biggest quandaries, including why in middle school we always fell for the kid least li…
 
Branding gas as “responsibly sourced” by cutting methane leaks. A fight is brewing over another source of methane, the meat and dairy industry. Climate change report predicts more heatwaves, floods, and droughts in Pennsylvania’s future. Choosing native plants helps create more habitat for birds and bugs.…
 
This week, Hillary dedicates the episode to answering listener questions. She’s joined by one-of-a-kind (and hilarious) co-host, The Late Late Show’s James Corden. Together, they tackle wide-ranging topics like overcoming self doubt, solving pressing national security issues, bringing back Broadway, and building up to a two-minute plank. James Cord…
 
This week, Marissa is joined by Food Network star, host of the “Eat My Globe” podcast and food historian Simon Majumdar. Surprising things are said about British food and the perfect martini is designed. Marissa and Simon's conversation about food and history culminates in a rhapsody about fish and chips. We bake Simon’s famous almond drop biscuits…
 
This week we welcome Alicia Duque to talk about The Progressive Voice, reality television, President Joe Biden's joint address, President Biden's first 100 days. Then Alicia is wonderful enough to give us some insight into her beautiful, multicultural family. We also talk about bringing people together one booty at a time. You can find Alicia's sho…
 
The efforts to get farmers the mental health resources they need. Pittsburgh mayoral candidates have some similarities and many differences about the environment. Pa. GOP is trying to stop Gov. Wolf from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. U.S. Steel reneges on a promise to upgrade its polluting Mon Valley Works. How to build your own t…
 
The first guest of our series on the Steel City is Julian Routh. He covers local, state and federal politics for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. He provides us with both broad and laser-focused views on the Biden campaign's success in the region, emerging progressive movements and the increasingly heated Mayoral primary.…
 
Welcome to the BarnstormingPA/Alcoholitics crossover episode! It’s finally happened. Taylor, Jess Britain, and Sam Pearson welcome Terrayne Myricks from Alcoholitics. After much introduction banter and fun, they have do rant headlines. Jess rants about Harrisburg Republicans meeting with Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach about electi…
 
For many of us, the past year has prompted a paradigm shift in how we think about our community, our economy, and even our democracy. This week, we hear from three people who have led the way in forging new ways of thinking about the world around us. Hillary talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson about how a rigid hierarchy of cast…
 
David Thornburgh provides us a non-partisan lens of what's at stake in the Pennsylvania primary on Tuesday, May 18th. David is the son of the late Governor Dick Thornburgh. He hails from Western PA, knows Harrisburg intimately well and has lived in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. He runs the Committee of Seventy, a non-profit focused on civic l…
 
The chair of Pa. House's environmental committee is a climate denier. How could this impact climate action? The author of a new book that centers on Pa.'s gas country says fracking's impacts are challenging rural values of individual liberty and private property rights. Scientists are working to reverse damage to wildlife habitat from fracking. Mee…
 
Welcome to the pod! On this episode, we talk about the ways you can care for the Earth on Earth Day with David Heayn-Menendez from PAIPL, Sam Pearson from Lewisburg Neighborhoods, and Nick Pressley from the We The People Campaign. After some banter and housekeeping, we do some intro’s and hear what everyone is up...…
 
No one does great things alone. We need friends, spouses, siblings, colleagues, and others we can turn to for support. So on today’s episode, we’re celebrating partnerships. Hillary speaks with Call Your Girlfriend podcast co-hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, best friends whose bestselling book, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, offe…
 
Pennsylvania is home to over 1M Latinos. In cities like Lancaster, they make up 40% of the population. Councilwoman Janet Diaz is a history making trailblazer. She shares why she first ran for office, provides an overview of the broader landscape of the Puerto Rican community in Pennsylvania and gives helpful advice to candidates hoping to most eff…
 
President Biden’s plans to invest in clean energy could create high-paying union jobs. But not everyone's on board. New reports outline thousands of new jobs to clean up old mines and gas wells. A new project in the Laurel Highlands gives amphibians a place to breed in peace. Some local concerns over the newly designated New River Gorge National Pa…
 
This week's episode features a conversation with Rachel Vindman, whose life changed overnight when her husband Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testified at He Who Shall Not Be Named’s first impeachment hearing. We talked about the good, the bad and the surprisingly wonderful things that happen when your life goes from private to public overnight. I w…
 
Hillary loves a problem solver: someone who can not only point to what’s not working, but who will roll up their sleeves and fix it. In this episode, she talks to two leaders with a track record of doing exactly that. We hear from Compton, California mayor Aja Brown who cut unemployment and the homicide rate by half in her first term, and is now pi…
 
As a retired Army Lt. Colonel, Lutheran Pastor and candidate for Congress and State Senate, George Scott has some stories to tell. In this episode, he'll reflect on a life of service and give us an in-depth look at the shifting demographics and political winds in Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Sharing lessons learned from the last four years, he …
 
This week’s episode features world-famous cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum. Renowned for her cookbooks The Cake Bible, The Bread Bible, and 11 other stellar cookbooks, today she’s here to give us a preview of her latest, The Cookie Bible. Yes, The Cookie Bible on The Secret Life of Cookies. We go super-nerd on flour and how to keep your cakes fr…
 
Why fracking is a tricky issue for Senate candidate John Fetterman. An environmental justice leader says vacant land in communities of color is "an environmental emergency." A citizen science project for the whole family can help save frogs. Plus, syrup for your pancakes doesn't only have to come from maple trees.…
 
How can children thrive during a pandemic? What has this time taught us about the role of education in kids’ lives? And are you a horrible parent, teacher, or caregiver if, at some point in the last year, you were ready to throw in the towel? This week, Hillary talks to Jamel Holmes, a sixth grade special education teacher in the Bronx who has seen…
 
How federal and local policies look to address aging infrastructure from stormwater pipes to bridges. Pittsburgh wants a more equitable water system. Plus, state health officials visit Shell's ethane cracker in Beaver County because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases there.
 
Hillary has always drawn inspiration from the “gutsy women” around her -- she and Chelsea even wrote a book about them. On today’s episode, we hear from two women who have defied expectations, overcome obstacles, and made some history along the way. First, Hillary speaks with Grammy-nominated singer and award-winning actor Andra Day. For the new fi…
 
In 2018, Katie Muth made history as one of the youngest women ever to be elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate. In her first foray into electoral politics, she beat an incumbent first elected in 2003. She shares with us what motivated her to run in 2017, how she built a grassroots army that knocked on over 100,000 doors in 2018 and what it will …
 
Bald eagles are bringing joy to Philadelphians, while one artist shows off her love of the Delaware. Climate change is causing many plants to leaf out or bud early. This mismatch could wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Why a new air permit at the Clairton Coke Works could increase pollution emissions.By The Allegheny Front
 
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