PODCAST

TheBurg Podcast

Karen Hendricks

Magazine-style news podcast that introduces you to the most fascinating people in Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania. Hear their authentic stories, straight from every month’s issue of TheBurg—with a different twist—on TheBurg Podcast. Because there’s always “more to the story.” Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine devoted to PA news, business, art, culture, music, food, health, sports and more; Lawrance Binda, editor.
Soup Weather: What’s in Harrisburg’s Pot?
Nov 11 2021
47 mins
The Elk Lives On, and Other Quirky HBG Tales
Art is at the heart of this month’s podcast:   First, Crystal Skotedis of Harrisburg recounts her quest to find a long-forgotten elk statue. She takes us along for all the twists and turns—with a surprise ending that adds to our magazine story.   What was it like to see 230 feet of the Mulberry Street bridge transformed by murals? Harrisburg native Ian Potter shares his reflections on this incredible experience—and he explains how painting sets for Gamut Theatre propelled him into a career as a muralist in New York City.   Harrisburg area kids can’t get enough art, especially amid the pandemic, and that’s why business is booming for Maureen Marks Art of Harrisburg.   People and politics: Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, shares two “Most Harrisburg Things” for October.   Backstories: This episode is based upon the following October magazine stories: A Statue Story | Portrait of the Community | Art on the Mark   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by longtime Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website here.    Every month, TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of Harrisburg’s most fascinating people. Their stories start on the pages of TheBurg magazine, and are expanded here on TheBurg Podcast… because “there’s always more to the story.”   DYK? TheBurg Podcast received two prestigious awards in 2021: First place, Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter; and Honorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.   TheBurg Podcast is welcoming sponsors and/or advertisers: Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com). TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, PA; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.
Oct 7 2021
47 mins
An Ice Skater, Violinist and Illustrator
This might be the only podcast in history that brings together an ice skater, violinist and illustrator. The fact that all three have ties to Harrisburg? We call that quirky cool.   Ice skater Kasey Jordan of Harrisburg explains how she helps her Central PA-based team, Revolution Ice Unity, with both physical and mental health. And she shares her thoughts on the greater conversation about the mental health of athletes.   Peter Sirotin of Market Square Concerts explains how truly rare and special it is, to be marking a 40th anniversary in chamber music (Philadelphia’s equivalent is younger!), and he explains how classical music and the arts impact our everyday lives—from favorite movies, pandemic pick-me-ups, to even social media scrolling.   Illustrations by Rich Hauck grace nearly every issue of TheBurg magazine, but this podcast marks the first time he’s been interviewed and shared his words with TheBurg. Meet this talented illustrator and designer.   Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, share his “Most Harrisburg Thing” for September—and be sure to listen to the end, because for some reason he buries his lede in this one—it’s worth it! This month’s podcast is based on September magazine stories: Breaking the Ice | 40 & Fabulous | See Rick Hauck’s September illustration in Gold Plated Spaces and his June 2015 TheBurg cover art “tourist map”   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by longtime Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website here.    Every month, TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of Harrisburg’s most fascinating people. Their stories start on the pages of TheBurg magazine, and are expanded here on TheBurg Podcast… because “there’s always more to the story.”   DYK? TheBurg Podcast received two prestigious awards in 2021: First place, Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter; and Honorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com). TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, PA.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.
Sep 9 2021
52 mins
Harrisburg Adds Harmony to the Arts World
Powerful poetry, capturing racial injustice: It’s what three Harrisburg women wrote, back in the 1930s, during the Harlem Renaissance. Harrisburg’s connection and contributions to this flowering of African American arts and culture was only recently discovered. Writer Diane McCormick explains how she uncovered this story for TheBurg—and she reads one of their full-length poems.   Children’s voices—virtual and harmonious: Andy Williams of the Harrisburg area connects music students throughout the state as a teacher for the statewide Reach Cyber Charter School. We hear one of his most popular, moving musical montages, showcasing his students. And he explains his take on the pandemic’s educational effects.   Sweet wheels: The childhood thrill of riding a bike is now captured in a mural at the nonprofit Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg. Volunteer and board member Jenifer Donnelly explains why children are at the heart of the organization’s mission—and new mural.   TMHT: And in this month’s “most Harrisburg thing,” editor of TheBurg Lawrance Binda explains why, sometimes less is more.   This month’s backstories: Harrisburg & Harlem  | Sing a Song  | Pedal & Paint   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by longtime Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website here.    Every month, TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of Harrisburg’s most fascinating people. Their stories start on the pages of TheBurg magazine, and are expanded here on TheBurg Podcast… because “there’s always more to the story.”   DYK? TheBurg Podcast recently received two prestigious awards: First place, Excellence in Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone ChapterHonorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com). TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.
Aug 12 2021
51 mins
Dog Days of Summer
Whether you’re on team dog or team cat, we have you covered in this month’s pet-themed podcast.   “Second lady of Pennsylvania” Gisele Fetterman explains why she—along with her famous rescue dog Levi—will continue advocating for legislation to increase state dog licenses.   Then we go “behind the cover” of TheBurg’s July issue. Harrisburg artist Steph Perez explains how she created Mack the cat’s portrait—along with more than 100 others—through her popular pet portrait business Fur and Feather.   Our musical friends, Harrisburg band Yam Yam, stop by to chat about—and preview—their new single and upcoming new album.   Every podcast ends with a final word from Lawrance Binda, Editor of TheBurg, as he shares his monthly TMHT (“the most Harrisburg thing”). July’s TMHT marks a turning point in Harrisburg’s pandemic recovery.   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by longtime Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website here.    Every month, TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of Harrisburg’s most fascinating people. Their stories start on the pages of TheBurg magazine, and are expanded here, on TheBurg Podcast… because “there’s always more to the story.”   This month’s backstories: Lucky Levi | Check out the cover of TheBurg, July 2021   DYK? TheBurg Podcast recently received two prestigious awards: First place, Excellence in Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter Honorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com). TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.
Jul 8 2021
38 mins
Drama and Adventure
Are you easing, or careening, into post-pandemic life?   Either way, our latest podcast can help, by adding a touch of drama and adventure to your June plans.   Melissa Nicholson of Gamut Theatre describes what it’s like to return to live, outdoor theatre in Harrisburg, with Shakespeare in the Park’s “Hamlet.” You never know what’s going to happen, with live theatre—she shares funny stories of summers’ past. Plus, she previews the 2021 summer theatre lineup.   Live life on the edge, through Julie McKelvey of Lemoyne: She explains the driving forces propelling her—and the life lessons she’s gained—in attempting to climb the Seven Summits. Plus, she describes how she’s “giving back.”   Step into a Central PA hiking adventure: George Conrad, president of the Standing Stone Trail Club, shares the latest news from the Thousand Steps Trail and beyond.   It’s pretty rare for Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, to be “stunned.” He describes something he’s never witnessed, in all his years in Harrisburg, in this month’s “Most Harrisburg Thing.”   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by longtime Harrisburg-area journalist Karen Hendricks. Visit her website here.    Every month, TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of Harrisburg’s most fascinating people. Their stories start on the pages of TheBurg magazine, and are expanded here, on TheBurg Podcast… because “there’s always more to the story.”   This month’s backstories: Staging a Comeback: Gamut’s “Shakespeare in the Park” returns with the classic “Hamlet” / Peak Purpose: Harrisburg-Area woman nears a rare achievement—mounting the “Seven Summits” / Stepping Stones: The Thousand Steps Trail is a Rock Star Among Area Hiking Trails   DYK? TheBurg Podcast recently received two prestigious awards: First place, Excellence in Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter; and Honorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com). TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.
Jun 10 2021
51 mins
Stepping Out
Do you have a spring in your step?   Harrisburg’s street dining is back, with Saturday Nights in the City. Todd Vander Woude, executive director of the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District explains how dining alfresco may become a regular thing, post-pandemic, in the capital city.   The return of minor league baseball is major news for many. Kevin Kulp, president of the Harrisburg Senators talks about what it means to play ball once again.   May is when we see an uptick in tick activity. Whether you’re venturing out in your backyard or hitting the trails, your chance of coming into contact with a tick carrying Lyme disease is unfortunately on the rise in PA. Amy Tiehel of the PA Lyme Resource Network has tips on how to stay safe this spring and summer.   Plus: Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, casts his vote for May’s “Most Harrisburg Thing.”   Because “there’s more to the story,” this episode expands several stories from the pages of May’s magazine: Dining to Return to Harrisburg Streets / Back in the Swing of Things / Lyme Lessons   DYK? TheBurg Podcast recently received two prestigious awards: First place, Excellence in Journalism Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter Honorable mention, Keystone Media Award, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation   TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here. / TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. /  Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com).    Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”
May 13 2021
44 mins
Breaking Down Barriers
What are some of Harrisburg’s challenges—and successes—in terms of breaking down barriers? Brad Jones, Harristown President and CEO, talks about reinventing the city of Harrisburg’s image through economic development and adaptive reuse projects. Maestro Stuart Malina of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra explains how the 90-year old organization continues to break down the barriers and stereotypes that often prevent people from enjoying the arts. And are you a Friend of TheBurg? Kelsey Tatge and Lawrance Binda of TheBurg address how the membership program Friends of TheBurg breaks down barriers and establishes closer ties between the public and our very own news organization. TMHT: Editor of TheBurg Lawrance Binda plants a springy “The Most Harrisburg Thing” to wrap up the show. Because “there’s more to the story,” this episode expands several stories from the pages of April’s magazine: “We Re-Built This City” / “Turning the Page” / And Friends of TheBurg celebrates its one-year mark with membership available here. TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here.  TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com).  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”
Apr 8 2021
39 mins
Behind the Bylines
Covering TheBurg’s news through a pandemic has been a challenging experience filled with equally rewarding, innovative, heartbreaking and humorous moments for four of our freelance writers. Writers Diane Mc-Cormick, Gina Napoli and Susan Ryder join Karen Hendricks for a conversation that expands upon “Pandemic Perspectives,” their essays published in the March 2021 issue of TheBurg. From innovative interviews, poignant social justice stories, pivots in theater performances, challenging work-from-home environments, pandemic pet adoptions, and healthy doses of humor, our writers summarize a year’s worth of highs and lows. Not to be outdone, Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, delivers this podcast’s “icing” on the cake through his “Most Harrisburg Thing.” We give a warm welcome to podcast sponsor, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, in celebration of their 90th birthday and special online performance this month. This episode marks the one-year anniversary of TheBurg Podcast’s magazine style format produced and hosted by Karen Hendricks, and we close out the show with a fun collection of bloopers and behind-the-scenes moments from the past year. “Thank you” to all listeners and guests, and we look forward to sharing more fascinating interviews over the next year! TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here.  TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.  Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”
Mar 11 2021
48 mins
To Harrisburg… Love, TheBurg
What do you love about the Burg? That’s what we asked nearly all of our podcast guests over the past year. But—surprise, surprise—we saved the audio for this bonus Valentine’s Day episode. Nearly 25 guests share their stories about Harrisburg and what makes this Pennsylvania city so livable—and lovable. This special show is co-hosted by Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg; and Karen Hendricks, host of TheBurg Podcast. Guests, sharing the love for Harrisburg, include: Joe Arthur, Central Pennsylvania Food BankAmie Bantz, Harrisburg-based artistLinda Beck, Harrisburg, of Braver AngelsKaren Cotter of Better AngelsSheila Dow-Ford, Impact HarrisburgDani Fresh, Harrisburg-based photojournalistPhil George, area artist and radio personalityCindy Gorski, Harrisburg Bicycle ClubWendell Hoover, Iron Valley Real EstateAndrea Karns, Karns Quality FoodsPeter Leonard, Little Amps CoffeeSam Levine, Red Door Consignment GalleryBlake Lynch, Harrisburg Bureau of PoliceBob MacGinnes, Bob’s Art Blog for TheBurgDiane McCormick, Harrisburg, freelance writer for TheBurgJason Meckes, Visit Hershey and HarrisburgJennie O’Neill, Knead Slice ShopSusan Ryder, freelance writer for TheBurgDeb Schell, Harrisburg, freelance writer and photographerAlice Anne Schwab, Susquehanna Art MuseumAngie & Trevor Spencer, Marathon Training Academy  TheBurg Podcast introduces you to some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, through their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine--because there’s always “more to the story.”  TheBurg Podcast is released monthly on the second Friday of every month. It is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks.
Feb 14 2021
48 mins
One for the Record Books
This year has been one for the record books. It’s also been a year when many people have turned to books—for escape and education, insights and information. But when you talk about the role books have played in our lives—especially during the past year—you find the conversation also touches on pandemic pivots, African American literature, Black-owned businesses and the role of libraries within communities. The February episode of TheBurg Podcast pulls two people from the pages of our February magazine, to expand upon their stories, in their own words: Karen Cullings, executive director of the Dauphin County Library System (from the magazine story “Pandemic Plot Twists”)Stefan Hawkins, who recently launched two Black-owned businesses on Harrisburg’s Third Street, including Good Brotha’s Book Café (from the magazine story “Cup of Culture”) Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, shares a positive, “developing” story, in this month’s “Most Harrisburg Thing.” TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here.  TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”
Feb 11 2021
43 mins
A Warm Welcome to 2021
We’ve cooked up a podcast lineup filled to the brim with warm topics. From the surprising trends in Harrisburg’s pandemic purchases, to her own go-to meals at home, Andrea Karns of Karns Quality Foods explains how grocery stores have shelved their traditional operations and how shoppers are setting some hot, and sometimes spicy, trends. Not only is food writing Stephanie Kalina Metzger’s bread and butter, but she’s an expert at making bread and butter pickles. Meet one of TheBurg’s foodie writers and hear her recommendations for local pandemic takeout. Harrisburg Bicycle Club member Cindy Gorski explains why she prefers wintertime bike riding over summer spins. And she shares her inspirational story of how she logged 100,000 miles. Plus TheBurg’s editor Lawrance Binda shares warm thoughts about 2021, in his Most Harrisburg Thing for January. All three guests expand upon January magazine stories: Crisis in Aisle 12 / Grains of Taste / Snowball Effect TheBurg Podcast is hosted and produced by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here.  TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. https://theburgnews.com/ Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”
Jan 7 2021
42 mins
Departing 2020, with ArtHarrisburg, Center Stage
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania takes center stage in this episode. First, Lawrance Binda provides his insights, as editor of TheBurg, into the capital city’s unique role through 2020’s pandemic and political landscape. Expanding on two stories within the pages of our November issue: Wendell Hoover of Iron Valley Real Estate describes Harrisburg’s sizzling hot real estate market and explains why the city is perfectly positioned to capitalize on pandemic lifestyles. Although he’s helped to furnish Harrisburg homes for nearly 10 years, Sam Levine of Red Door Consignment Gallery has never experienced a business boon like 2020’s pandemic-induced one. He explains what Harrisburg homeowners and buying and selling—and why. Additionally, we head north along the Susquehanna River to chat with Central Pennsylvania podcaster, Peterson Tuscano of Susquehanna Life Out Loud. Reciprocally, TheBurg Podcast’s Karen Hendricks is a guest on his winter episode. TheBurg Podcast is hosted by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here.  TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”   Show Notes: “Headed to Harrisburg” “A Season Like No Other” Fans of TheBurg Podcast: Please take a moment to leave us a rating and/or review--which will help others "discover" Harrisburg and TheBurg. Thanks!
Nov 12 2020
36 mins
October 2020: Surviving Election Season
Have opinions about reds and blues? Do you even attempt to talk politics? Whether you answered these questions with a sigh or snark, this podcast is for you. It’s your survival guide to election season, with tools and tips for holding civil conversations, maintaining relationships and navigating social media. Three guests, all members of the nonprofit organization Braver Angels, offer their advice and wisdom for bridging the political divide: Linda Beck of Harrisburg, Dauphin County’s first moderator for Braver Angels. Karen Cotter, Braver Angels’ blue state coordinator, eastern Penn. Karen Ward, Braver Angels’ red state coordinator, western Penn. This episode is an expansion of “On the Side of the Angels,” from the Oct. 2020 pages of TheBurg. And “The Most Harrisburg Thing” for October is a colorful counterpoint to pandemic life, according to TheBurg Editor Lawrance Binda. TheBurg Podcast is hosted by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com).  Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”  A few more show notes: Linda Beck can be contacted at lbeck.braverangels@gmail.com. The With Malice Toward None pledge can be found at this link.
Oct 8 2020
31 mins
September 2020: Hope on the Menu
TheBurg Podcast’s September episode expands three stories from our magazine's "food issue"--and all three serve up a healthy helping of hope. Peter Leonard, CEO of Little Amps Coffee, explains how the Harrisburg-based business has stayed strong through this challenging year—and he even reveals Little Amps’ big plans for expansion. When you consider Jason Meckes’ title (Experience Development Director) at Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, you might wonder what kind of tourism experience is possible amid 2020’s landscape, but he explains how he brewed one up—the Brew Barons Beer Trail. There’s no question that the restaurant industry is struggling amid the pandemic. In order to help them, Carlisle’s Phil George took a creative approach. His story is proof that one person can indeed make a difference. How do you describe the personality of Harrisburg? Editor Lawrance Binda tackles that question in his monthly feature, “The Most Harrisburg Thing”—and he serves up a smorgasbord in September. Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.” TheBurg Podcast is hosted by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here: https://hendrickscommunications.com/ TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Links to the print stories featured and expanded on this month’s podcast: “A Java Well Done” “Banking on Beer” “Art with a Heart”
Sep 10 2020
34 mins
August 2020: Taking Matters into Their Own Hands
Mike Fitzgerald and Gary Dutson, both of Harrisburg, were the driving force behind Harrisburg’s Black Lives Matter mural. They explain, in their own words, what motivated them to create the mural, and they explain what the phrase “Black Lives Matter” means to them. Tim Eller of Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), based in Harrisburg, expands upon the sky-high interest in Pennsylvania’s public cyber charter schools—and dispels many of the myths associated with online learning. And he explains how CCA gives back to the Harrisburg community. Tourism is one of the hardest-hit industries as a result of COVID-19. We follow up with Mary Smith of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg for an update. She navigates through the bleak landscape but offers a few glimmers of hope. Plus, she shares staycation ideas you can find right here in your own backyard. Plus editor of TheBurg, Lawrance Binda stops by for August’s “most Harrisburg thing”—and it’s a real treat. Links to the stories featured and expanded on this month’s podcast: “New Black Lives Matter Mural Painted in Midtown to Encourage Solidarity, Dialogue” “Educated Guess” ”Vacation, Staycation” Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.” Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com) Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website here.
Aug 13 2020
39 mins
July 2020: Community, Amid Covid
It may feel challenging to maintain a sense of community throughout the pandemic—but that’s the challenge all of our guests tackle in this episode. First, we welcome Blake Lynch, Community Policing Coordinator for the Harrisburg Police Bureau. His voice is one of several in the July issue’s, “Voices of Our Community,” which highlights perspectives from Harrisburg’s Black community. On the podcast, we dive deeper into his unique position as Community Policing Coordinator--which he describes as “a bridge,” plus he shares his thoughts on the “defund the police” movement and more. Community can grow from a garden (“Tough Times, Green Times”). Harrisburg’s community gardens are thriving—and they’re producing more than flowers and vegetables. On the podcast, writer Deb Schell expands on the many benefits of pandemic gardening. Plus Deb explains how she made a pandemic pivot to found a new venture, Find Calm Here. Harrisburg is easing back into a cultural sense of community, with 3rd in the Burg events starting back up again in July. Coordinator Kelsey Tatge explains what 3rd in the Burg means to the city’s arts and cultural community. Editor of TheBurg, Lawrance Binda returns with “The Most Harrisburg Thing” for July—and it’s a community icon. Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.” Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor. Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact lmills@theburgnews.com Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website here: https://hendrickscommunications.com/
Jul 9 2020
35 mins
June 2020: Innovation Inspiration
TheBurg’s June 2020 podcast focuses on innovation!   First, innovative strategies are helping to feed the hungry—and capitalizing on the timing of the summer produce season—at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Joe Arthur, executive director, provides details. (Based on the magazine story, “Hunger Pains.”)   Secondly, we hear from Sheila Dow-Ford, executive director of Impact Harrisburg. Their innovative grant program swung into action in record time, to help city businesses lessen the pandemic’s impact—with a significant portion going to minority-owned businesses. (Based upon the magazine’s “News Digest.”)   Editor of TheBurg Lawrance Binda reflects on the links between tension and change, city and state, in his reoccurring TMHT feature (“the most Harrisburg thing”).   Finally, we switch gears, to innovation with a “fun factor.” Straight from the front cover of TheBurg’s June issue, we bring you an exclusive interview with Harrisburg’s newest celeb, “Sharkman” himself. (Here’s our digital June issue.)   Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”   Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, PA; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)   Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website: https://hendrickscommunications.com/   Links: https://theburgnews.com/food/hunger-pains-innovative-solutions-charitable-donations-meet-unprecedented-need-for-food-for-now https://theburgnews.com/news/may-news-digest-4 June Issue: https://www.ifoldsflip.com/i/1252963-june-2020
Jun 11 2020
33 mins
May 2020: The Antidote
Overwhelmed by pandemic news? This month’s podcast provides the antidote—we talk around “it” without focusing on “it.”   Behind the lens: Harrisburg-based photographer Dani Fresh shares her insights, from her photo essay of street scenes, “Silent City.”   Missing sports? Culture? Alice Anne Schwab of the Susquehanna Art Museum goes to bat for you, explaining how you can still catch the museum’s current exhibit “Separate and Unequaled” detailed in “Diamonds are Forever: SAM exhibit honors Negro Leagues centennial.”   Cat chat: Writer Diane McCormick expands upon her story “Pets & Pandemic” to share timely information for animal lovers.   And running along the Susquehanna River sparked the idea for editor Lawrance Binda’s monthly TMHT, “the most Harrisburg thing.”   Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, straight from every month’s issue—with a different twist—on TheBurg Podcast. Because there’s always “more to the story.” Hosted by Karen Hendricks. TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.   Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)   Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website here: https://hendrickscommunications.com/   Read More: https://theburgnews.com/in-the-burg/silent-city-a-photostory https://theburgnews.com/culture/diamonds-are-forever-sam-exhibit-honors-negro-leagues-centennial https://theburgnews.com/home-front/pets-pandemic-animals-like-their-humans-are-suffering-from-this-crisis
May 7 2020
30 mins

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