108 episodes

“SpanningTheNeed is a space for storytellers. The stories of creators. The stories of visionaries. The stories of everyday people doing the extraordinary. The stories of our great community. Whether it’s sports, politics, news, food, or events; there is a story to be told and a need to be met—welcome to that venue.”

Spanning the Need w/Anthony Spano Anthony Spano

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“SpanningTheNeed is a space for storytellers. The stories of creators. The stories of visionaries. The stories of everyday people doing the extraordinary. The stories of our great community. Whether it’s sports, politics, news, food, or events; there is a story to be told and a need to be met—welcome to that venue.”

    E108: Chef Jeff Crystal shares a few of his favorite 4th of July cookout tips

    E108: Chef Jeff Crystal shares a few of his favorite 4th of July cookout tips

    Chef Jeff Crystal of Jeff Crystal Catering in Youngstown joins #SpanningtheNeed w/Anthony Spano to share a few of his favorite 4th of July cookout tips, best meat, while talking life and inspiration with Jeff.

    Read More: https://anthonyvspano.com/2022/07/01/spanningtheneed-e108-chef-jeff-crystal-shares-a-few-of-his-favorite-4th-of-july-cookout-tips/

    More at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-chrystal-52614927/

    • 52 min
    E107: Whats going on in the Real Estate Market, w/Holly Ritchie, Realtor-KW Chervenic

    E107: Whats going on in the Real Estate Market, w/Holly Ritchie, Realtor-KW Chervenic

    Quote: “The market is going to shift. What comes up must come down.”

    Summary
    On today’s episode of Spanning The Need, Anthony Spano is joined by Holly Ritchie-Relator at Keller Williams Chervenic, a realtor with over 20 years of experience. Holly is recognized as being in the top 1% of realtors nationwide. Today, Holly shares her insights on the current market shifts seen in the real estate market and offers expert advice to buyers, sellers, and realtors.

    Holly begins the conversation by sharing how she got into real estate after earning a degree in marketing. Holly and Anthony discuss the present market situation favoring real estate sellers. They touch on the frustration buyers face and the challenges many people undergo due to the dwindling economy.

    Tune in to the show now to explore:
    -How the pandemic has impacted the real estate market
    -Holly’s expert advice to first-time home buyers
    -The current economic crisis and its impacts on income and sellers
    -What the future holds for real estate in Mahoning Valley
    -A fun Q&A session where Holly answers random questions about her professional and personal life

    Timestamps:

    [00:56] Introduction to Holly Ritchie
    [04:54] The current state of the real estate industry post COVID
    [09:44] Why buyers are frustrated with the market
    [14:54] Advice to first-time homebuyers
    [18:33] Comparing the current market to the 2008 economic crisis
    [22:47] Holly’s advice to those trying to sell their homes due to economic reasons
    [27:59] The issues that come with renovating or building new
    [33:48] The future of real estate in Mahoning Valley
    [39:00] A fun Q&A session with Holly

    Relevant links:
    Connect with Anthony:
    Listen to more episodes: https://anthonyvspano.com/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/anthonyvspano
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/anthonyvspano


    Connect with Holly
    The Holly Ritchie Team
    Holly’s Office: 330-509-8765

    • 50 min
    E106: Best Parenting Tips For New Parents With Jeanette Cole

    E106: Best Parenting Tips For New Parents With Jeanette Cole

    Quotes
    ●“When you have children, and you're raising your children, the village becomes so important, because that is how we function as a society where we can lean on each other.”
    ●“The first four years of life are the most crucial developmental years for children.”
    ●“Nutrition, I think, is one of the most important things in gifts that you can give to your child for the first, you know, forever but, but really the first four years of their life and showing them a relationship with food, showing them that we eat to sustain and we eat to nourish.”
    ●“Children are little parents. And they tend to gravitate toward the things that we place the most importance on.”

    As a new parent, you navigate this gauntlet of stuff with the baby. What should you do? What should you not do? You tend to seek perfectionism in your parenting journey, but parenting is a learning process no matter how many kids you have.

    In this episode, Jeanette Cole joins us to explore parenting tips for new parents. Jeanette is a certified Doula, breastfeeding counselor, and Yoga Instructor. She is also the host of “Mama Says,” a podcast for new parents, seasoned parents, and moms in general, focusing on linking the past with the present.

    In this session, Jeanette shares her experience as a doula, why you need one, a new mom’s experience, top challenges new parents face, and maintaining healthy development in your child. Besides, she dives deep into the importance of good nutrition practices and not being too hard on yourself.

    Key Takeaways
    ●Always take care of yourself. So you can take care of the baby. If you can't take care of yourself, you'll have a tough time with the baby. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
    ●As a parent, you are always learning. There is no right way to do anything. Although people will give you advice, you are the only one who understands your child the best.
    ●Don't take it personally when a kid refuses your food despite how well you’ve made it. It could be a texture thing, or they might like that type of food, but only in a certain way.

    Timestamps
    [01:06] Jeanette’s background and her podcast
    [02:13] Who is a doula and why you should hire one
    [06:59] New parent’s experience
    [10:27] Challenges for first time parents
    [15:20] Taking care of yourself first before taking care of the baby
    [17:50] Finding the formula you need for your baby
    [21:23] Are foods with harmful metal additives harmful to the baby?
    [22:17] How to make your own food for the baby
    [30:09] Tips and tricks to maintaining your child’s healthy development
    [37:30] The ultimate thing you need to know as a new parent
    [45:30] Understanding there’s no perfectionism in parenting
    [47:13] Jeanette’s services on her website
    [51:43] To connect with Jeanette
    [52:54] Fun questions with Jeanette

    Episode Highlights
    Why hire a doula?
    Just like any business, a hospital is a business. Parents or patients might not get that standard one-on-one care specific to the individual. So a doula gives you that specific one-on-one care and gives you the research you need to make your own informed decisions or the birth and raising of a child.

    Challenges of first-time parents
    ●Having the support of the village: You don't understand or know what a village is until you become the parent. A village not only includes your family members but anyone and everyone with whom you have come in contact.
    ●Giving yourself grace with house chores and meals: You don’t have to do everything to perfection as a new mom. Give yourself some grace.
    ●Time: As a new mom, you must ensure your schedule isn't so jam-packed that you have zero time to interact with your child.

    Tips and tricks to maintaining your child’s healthy development

    The first four years of life are children's most crucial...

    • 59 min
    E105: K Squared Marketing to offer “Fund the Future” Scholarship for Students during Teacher Appreciation Week

    E105: K Squared Marketing to offer “Fund the Future” Scholarship for Students during Teacher Appreciation Week

    Listen in on how your high school students can be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for senior from Springfield, Columbiana, Lisbon, or Jackson-Milton High School. K-Square Marketing (Kelsey Klim/Kollin Chupa) discuss this scholarship opportunity during Teacher Appreciation Week on the #SpanningtheNeed show.

    They have been inspired by the stories on the people and organizations they have helped the stories they have told throughout the years from those districts and hope to grow this scholarship’s impact for years to come.

    All the Details of the Scholarship: https://anthonyvspano.com/2022/05/03/k-squared-marketing-to-offer-fund-the-future-scholarship-for-students/

    Here are the details:
    K Squared Marketing is proud to "Fund the Future" of the bright students within the districts we serve! We are awarding (one) $1,000.00 Scholarship to eligible students (see below graphic) to ANY and ALL future plans of graduating Seniors (licensures, apprenticeships, trades, service industry training, College/University, etc.):

    The deadline to apply is May 13th at 5pm! See slides 2-3 for application details.

    • 15 min
    E104: The Heart of A Teacher w/Scott DiMauro

    E104: The Heart of A Teacher w/Scott DiMauro

    Quote: ”I decided then that the way I was going to make the most difference for the most people was not in politics or law or things like that. It was in the classroom, it was by helping kids become better critical thinkers and problem solvers and decision makers so that they could be good citizens.”

    Summary
    On today’s episode of Spanning The Need, Anthony Spano is joined by Scott DiMauro, the president of the Ohio Education Association (OEA) who has over 30 years of experience as an educator. Today, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Scott joins Anthony to discuss the challenges faced by the education system and how to improve the lives of educators.

    Scott begins the conversation by sharing his experience as an educator and how he began his teaching career. He discusses the current state of the education system and why educators are finding it difficult to impact students in the current system. He delves into the issue of funding many schools face and how politics affects decisions made in and for schools. The episode rounds off with Scott calling for resources to be allocated to schools based on needs for the betterment of students and teachers alike.

    Tune in to the show now to explore:
    -How the education system has evolved over the years and the pressure of standardized testing
    -Improving the school system for educators and students alike
    -The impacts and benefits of unionism and how the OHEA improves the lives of educators
    -The influence of politics on the education system and how educators can get involved
    -Managing the impacts of the pandemic on students

    Timestamps:

    [00:43] Introduction to Scott DiMauro
    [01:55] Scott describes what piqued his interest in teaching
    [05:25] The evolution of education over the years
    [06:38] There has been a pressure on educators since the pandemic
    [10:48] Improving the lives of educators is important
    [17:11] Collaboration and teamwork improves the state of education
    [17:46] The benefits of joining a union as educators
    [18:57] How politics influences the education sector and why educators need to be politically aware
    [22:16] The history of school funding in Ohio
    [25:55] Examining the effects of the pandemic on the school system
    [30:31] Why resources should be distributed based on the needs of individual schools
    [34:38] The issues associated with public school funding
    [37:09] Scott answers some personal questions

    Relevant links:
    Connect with Anthony:
    Listen to more episodes: https://anthonyvspano.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthonyvspano
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spanningtheneed

    Connect with Scott:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.dimauro
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/govteacherscott
    OEA website: https://www.ohea.org/

    • 43 min
    E103: Len Rome & Jim Loboy, WYTV DayBreak

    E103: Len Rome & Jim Loboy, WYTV DayBreak

    Len Rome & Jim Loboy from WYTV DayBreak sits down with #SpanningtheNeed so that we can get to know these individuals, their journey, and the media industry.

    Len Rome/Jim Loboy: https://www.wytv.com/news/daybreak/
    #SpanningtheNeed: https://anthonyvspano.com/

    Follow Me at:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anthonyvspano
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonyvspano

    • 1 hr 5 min

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