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Hosted by Pete Mazzone. Edited and produced by Jeremy Cate.

    Letrell Deshan Crittenden on "The Road to Making Small-Town News More Inclusive"

    Letrell Deshan Crittenden on "The Road to Making Small-Town News More Inclusive"

    Small-town newspapers continue a rapid decline across the country, but a lack of coverage of minority communities in small towns has always been present. Listen in as we talk about this issue and possible solutions(over Zoom audio conferencing) with Letrell Deshan Crittenden, PhD. He's a Chambersburg native who's recently been studying small town news coverage and conducting focus groups here in Franklin County, which you can read about here: https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/the-road-to-making-small-town-news-more-inclusive.php. On Tuesday, May 12th there will be a community discussion about this work via Zoom, and you're invited to take part. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NY35ArWcBbNAR4Ohn2owDgZFx_PTvrX02BnrHg5Am_Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1s_zv4L3WfiEYENEN-n60l4ekVj32xW3iVthOzaOZBT2dpGngMsdxK_W8&edit_requested=true

    • 41 min
    Rue McKenrick and the American Perimeter Trail Project

    Rue McKenrick and the American Perimeter Trail Project

    Rue McKenrick is a native of Franklin County, PA undertaking a highly ambitious project to establish a hiking trail around the perimeter of the continental United States. We were able to catch Rue along his journey to talk about the project and how it could be affected by the current health crisis.

    • 41 min
    April Brown of Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol

    April Brown of Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol

    Listen in as we talk with April Brown, administrator of Franklin/Fulton County Drug and Alcohol. She gives us an idea of where our area currently stands in the ongoing opioid epidemic and talks about treatment and recovery services that are available for anyone needing help.

    • 38 min
    Female Firsts in Franklin County

    Female Firsts in Franklin County

    Listen in as we talk with Pam Anderson and Kira Coy and get to know some of the women from the Franklin County area who were the first women in their fields, professions or other endeavors. A photo and biography project about them will be on display at the Coyle Free Library during the month of March - Women's History Month.

    • 31 min
    Got a Business Idea?

    Got a Business Idea?

    If you think you have a great idea for a product or business there's a resource right here in Franklin County that can help you get it off the ground. Listen in to this edition of the Progress Pod as we talk with Chancellor Francis Achampong who tells us about the Penn State Mont Alto LaunchBox, and highlights a few entrepreneurial success stories from our area and around the state.

    • 33 min
    We're Talking Libraries!

    We're Talking Libraries!

    They've got loads of books to be sure, but there's so much more going on at the Coyle Free Library in downtown Chambersburg and the rest of the Franklin County Library System. Foreign language and ESL classes, genealogy services, movie screenings, and guest speakers to name just a few... Oh, and have you been thinking of trying your hand at a musical intrument in the new year? How about a ukulele? Check one out from the Franklin County Library System. Listen in as we talk about what's going on locally at the library and about the important role libraries play in 21st century society with Jill Yaich, Coyle Free Library Director, and Alice Elia, Senior Director of Development for the Franklin County Library System.

    • 36 min

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