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.

Welcome to TheBurg Podcast, a weekly roundup of news in and around Harrisburg.

July 10, 2015: Earlier this week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced a sweeping set of criminal charges against former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed. The 17 charges, approved by an investigating grand jury, encompass 499 counts including bribery, theft and racketeering. The charges mostly surround Reed's alleged use of public borrowings to improperly divert funds to personal interests, such as acquiring artifacts for a never-realized network of museums. On this week's podcast, Larry and Paul talk about the charges, what it was like covering Reed's arraignment and what's to come in the continuing investigation.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. Check out his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes store.

Direct download: podcast_071715.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST