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

    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
    Marcie Taylor of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation

    Marcie Taylor of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation

    The holidays can be a tough time of year for those of us dealing with loss and grief. On this edition of the Progress Pod we talk with Marcie Taylor, co-founder of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation which provides grief education and support programs for families and individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. Marcie talks about her own grief journey and the fulfillment she's found through the work of the foundation.

    • 47 min
    Medicare Fraud and What You Can do to Help Stop it

    Medicare Fraud and What You Can do to Help Stop it

    Tens of billions, yes, billions with a B, of dollars are lost annually due to Medicare fraud. As candidates for the 2020 Presidential election discuss health care, with some proposing "Medicare for all", and how to pay for it, it's important to consider how much can be saved by cracking down on this abuse of the system. Listen in as we discuss the ways in which Medicare recipients can be defrauded, and how to be vigilant in prevention. We talk with Dan Milloy of the Center for Advocacy and the Rights & Interests of the Elderly (1-800-356-3606), and Shelly Schwartz a local advocate and volunteer for the organization.

    • 32 min
    Dr. Jayleen Galarza on Gender Identity & Sexuality

    Dr. Jayleen Galarza on Gender Identity & Sexuality

    We had a great conversation with Dr. Galarza of Shippensburg University's Social Work Department. Her areas of focus include intersectionality, Latinx sexuality, sexual/gender identities and experiences, narrative therapy, and feminist therapy. We touched on it all, and discussed the implications of the impending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding civil rights around gender identity and sexual orientation.

    • 38 min
    National Literacy Month

    National Literacy Month

    Reading is fundamental. But many among us struggle with this basic skill. The negative consequences of low literacy run deep, so organizations like the Franklin County Literacy Council serve a vital role in our community's health. Listen in as we talk with Angie Wilt of the Franklin County Literacy Council about the effects of low literacy and how you can find help or be of help to others.

    • 40 min
    United Way of Franklin County Introduces ALICE

    United Way of Franklin County Introduces ALICE

    The ALICE project describes the hard-working people in our community who are employed and earning, yet struggling month-to-month to make ends meet. On this edition of the Progress Pod we talk about the report with representatives of the United Way of Franklin County; Amy Hicks, Executive Director, Amy Weibley, Community Impact and Communications Director, and Kim Crider, Board member and Campaign Chair.

    • 30 min

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