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.

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 Bank
  • Amie Bantz, Harrisburg-based artist
  • Linda Beck, Harrisburg, of Braver Angels
  • Karen Cotter of Better Angels
  • Sheila Dow-Ford, Impact Harrisburg
  • Dani Fresh, Harrisburg-based photojournalist
  • Phil George, area artist and radio personality
  • Cindy Gorski, Harrisburg Bicycle Club
  • Wendell Hoover, Iron Valley Real Estate
  • Andrea Karns, Karns Quality Foods
  • Peter Leonard, Little Amps Coffee
  • Sam Levine, Red Door Consignment Gallery
  • Blake Lynch, Harrisburg Bureau of Police
  • Bob MacGinnes, Bob’s Art Blog for TheBurg
  • Diane McCormick, Harrisburg, freelance writer for TheBurg
  • Jason Meckes, Visit Hershey and Harrisburg
  • Jennie O’Neill, Knead Slice Shop
  • Susan Ryder, freelance writer for TheBurg
  • Deb Schell, Harrisburg, freelance writer and photographer
  • Alice Anne Schwab, Susquehanna Art Museum
  • Angie & 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.

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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.”  

Direct download: TheBurgPodcast_Feb2021.mp3
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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.”  

Direct download: TheBurgPodcastJan2021.mp3
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In this special holiday edition of TheBurg Podcast, we wrap up 2020 by unwrapping some creative “gifts”  from an artistic lineup of guests.

Artist Amie Bantz explains her inspiration behind TheBurg’s December magazine cover.

Megan Caruso, co-founder of Sprocket Mural Works, previews the 2021 Harrisburg Mural Festival—an expansion of our magazine story, “Walls of Hope.”

Three of the Yams, from Harrisburg band Yam Yam, stop by with an exciting holiday gift: They debut a new song from their upcoming album, on the podcast.

Bob MacGinnes, who writes Bob’s Art Blog for TheBurg, paints a picture of “the year in art.”

And editor Lawrance Binda pops by with his “most Harrisburg thing” for December.

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. 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.”  

 

Direct download: TheBurgPodcastDec2020.mp3
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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!

Direct download: TheBurg_Podcast_Nov2020.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TheBurg_Podcast_Oct2020.mp3
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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”

Direct download: TheBurgPodcastSept2020Master.mp3
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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.

 

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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/

Direct download: TheBurgPodcast_July2020.mp3
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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

 

 

Direct download: TheBurg_Podcast_June2020.mp3
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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

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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.

Life as we know it is changed. The COVID-19 pandemic is the first national and international crisis most of us have ever experienced. Stay-at-home life has become a mixture of terrible news and grim statistics, intertwined with beautiful news of selfless medical professionals and community helpers.

With that in mind, this month’s podcast reflects news from a variety of those perspectives.

We’ll have an update on Central Pennsylvania’s small businesses and how they’re weathering this storm, featuring David Black, President and CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.

We’ll also talk with a Harrisburg area musician, Xander Moppin of Yam Yam, about how the pandemic is affecting the arts.

And enjoying a breath of fresh air, outdoors, has never sounded so good. We’ll explore hiking with reporter Maddie Conley. “Trailing Along,” in the April issue of TheBurg, explains how the organization Hike It Baby is introducing the next generation to nature. (https://theburgnews.com/sports-health/trailing-along-parents-kids-enjoy-nature-together-through-hike-it-baby-harrisburg)

Plus Lawrance Binda, editor of TheBurg, will share TMHT, “the most Harrisburg thing,” amid the pandemic.

Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren (lmills@theburgnews.com)
TheBurg’s Website: https://theburgnews.com
Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website here (https://hendrickscommunications.com)

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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, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.

 

Susan Ryder has written a series of stories about the homeless for TheBurg. In the March 2020 magazine (“Lend A Hand—A beginner’s guide to helping the homeless”), she compiles resources to guide the good intentions of donors. On the podcast, she talks about her personal connection to this issue, the evolution of her stories on the homeless, and some of the commonly held misconceptions people often have about the homeless.

 

Think about your favorite hometown pizza, and chances are, it’ll cook up a nostalgic memory. Jennie O’Neill of Knead Pizza hopes her pies have all the right ingredients to create those memories for current Harrisburg residents. She talks about her “recipe for success,” how the Broad Street Market is an incubator for businesses, and she reveals the craziest things she’s ever put on a pizza. More info: Knead More Pizza

 

Angie and Trevor Spencer might not be household names to you, but to thousands of listeners across the globe, they’re known as the personalities behind the Marathon Training Academy podcast. And who knew? They live and create their podcast right here in Central PA, in Carlisle. They share their thoughts on podcasting (10 years into their business!), how a “running community” is formed, and—now that they’ve moved here—their impressions of Harrisburg and Central PA. More info: Run Hear

 

TMHT: Plus Editor Larry Binda joins us to share “the most Harrisburg thing”—a recurring feature closing out each episode. Today’s TMHT focuses on community and collaboration.

 

Interested in sponsoring TheBurg Podcast? Contact Lauren Mills 
Website: https://theburgnews.com
Karen Hendricks is a lifelong journalist; visit her website here

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TheBurg Podcast is back with its last episode before a brief hiatus. 

This week, Larry and Lizzy offer a roundup of recent city council activity, including the hullabaloo over a new Auto-Zone store and the decision to hire a lobbyist to help the city win over state lawmakers in 2019. They also discuss the school board's impasse over the appointment of a new member --  a matter that's now headed to a Dauphin County judge. They end with a mournful discussion about the state of the local news business and the nefariousness of venture capitalists and newspaper parent companies.

A note to our listeners: TheBurg Podcast is on hiatus after this episode, since Lizzy is taking a new reporting job in Harrisburg on Monday. Thanks to everyone who's listened and shared feedback! The Pod will be back up after we find a new city reporter. 

Read more about the topics discussed in this week's episode:

Council overrides mayoral veto on AutoZone.

Mayor vetoes city council planning provision for AutoZone.

Mayor seeks new contract, broader goals for 2019 lobbying efforts.

Former news publisher appointed to oversee Harrisburg’s finances.

Harrisburg School Board delays decision on new member.

Appointment of new Harrisburg School Board member headed to county judge.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

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Ed note: This podcast was recorded on Friday, Dec. 28, but got stuck in production until Monday, Dec. 31 due to a breaking news event. We hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Lizzy and Larry are back for one final episode of TheBurg Podcast in 2018. They wrap up the last year in Harrisburg news -- from weather events and school board drama to road projects and Act 47 victories.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

Direct download: dec_28_podcast_for_web.mp3
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Hitting the road for holiday travel this weekend? Bring yourself up to speed on Harrisburg political news with the newest episode of TheBurg Podcast.

Lizzy and Larry discuss what's delaying the city's 2019 budget, and explain a recent effort to get more local laborers on the new federal courthouse construction site. They finish by previewing a brewing charter school debate, which is sure to take the Harrisburg School Board by storm in 2019.

Read more about the topics discussed in this week's episode:

Harrisburg City Council tables 2019 budget vote, citing “impasse” with mayor’s office.

City council president blocks vote on Federal Courthouse plans, staging symbolic rebuke of hiring practices.

Harrisburg School Board hears charter application for midtown elementary school.

Following church consolidation, Derry Street UMC leaders fight for right to stay in South Allison Hill.

Burg Blog: On Average

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

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Note: We accidentally published an un-edited version of this episode earlier. You may have seen it in your feed, but we've replaced it with this new, edited version. 

You may have already picked up a print copy of TheBurg's December issue -- why not chase it with a new podcast?

On this week's episode, Lizzy and Larry recap the mayor's annual budget presentation. Where is your money going in 2019? They also discuss PennDOT plans to widen 1-83 in Harrisburg, as well as the article Lizzy wrote for this month's magazine about the rise, fall and potential resurgence of downtown retail.

You can read our coverage of all the topics we discussed in this week's podcast on our website. Lizzy's retail story is also out in print today, as is Larry's column, which jibes well with our discussion of the Broad Street Market at the end of the episode. Find a copy at one of our distribution locations.

Mayor proposes 2019 budget with no tax hikes, slight spending decrease from current year.

A 12-lane highway in Harrisburg? It’s possible in PennDOT plan for I-83.

Retail Therapy: More people are choosing to live, work and play in Harrisburg. Could a retail revival be next?

Let’s Talk: The nation’s “social infrastructure” may be withering, but Harrisburg’s is growing stronger.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

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Lizzy and Larry discuss the proposed changes to Harrisburg's Second Street, and recap a public meeting on the subject attended by more than 100 city residents. They also offer some predictions for what's to come in the city's 2019 budget hearings and with the appointments to Harrisburg's new Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. 

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Harrisburg entered a brave new world this week when Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Municipal Financial Recovery Act (HB2557) into law, granting the city a one-way ticket out of Act 47 and financial distress. Lizzy and Larry answer all your burning questions about what comes next. They also break down the findings of a recent city-wide housing study, which predicts a shortfall of more than 200 rental units in Harrisburg over the next three years. Larry also offers an update on Harrisburg's first dog park, which is set to open next week.

Read more about the topics discussed in this episode at TheBurgNews.com:

Senate passes Harrisburg Act 47 bill, ending city’s financial distress and preserving taxes for five years

Harrisburg convinced lawmakers to let it leave Act 47. What’s next?

Housing Study: Harrisburg faces shortage of rental housing now, expected to get worse

Please Unleash Me: Harrisburg’s first dog park set to open.

Direct download: Burgcast_Oct_26_for_web.mp3
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This Friday, there’s a chill in the air and a new episode of TheBurg Podcast ready for your ears.

City government is lying in wait as an Act 47 bill lingers in the statehouse. This week, Lizzy and Larry talk about amendments to that bill, which would let Harrisburg exit Act 47 – but, as always, there’s a catch. They also discuss the recent appointment of a new city council member, as well as a report analyzing the Third Street corridor.

Fruit enthusiasts, stay tuned ‘til the end for an update on Lizzy’s hunt for Pawpaws. 

Read more about the topics discussed in this week’s episode:

House committee passes bill that would let Harrisburg exit Act 47, retain current tax levels for 5 years

Legislative staffer appointed as newest member of Harrisburg City Council

ULI Report: Harrisburg’s 3rd Street corridor good, but could be great

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music. 

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TheBurg's editor in chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison recap the recent house committee hearing on Harrisburg's tax bill. They also discuss the upcoming appointment of a new member of Harrisburg City Council. Stay tuned until the end for a spirited discussion of Pawpaws, America's forgotten fruit!

Be sure to pick up the October issue of TheBurg, which hit newsstands this morning. And learn more about the topics in this week's episode at TheBurgNews.com:

State & The City: Harrisburg mayor makes case to retain tax rates, exit Act 47.

House bill would prohibit commuter tax, extend current taxing authority for Harrisburg

Leaving Act 47: The private sector has revitalized Harrisburg in the past. It can do so again.

Former mayoral candidate among 17 seeking seat on Harrisburg City Council

HBG FAQ: Welcome to Harrisburg. Now read this.

Direct download: Burgcast_Sept_28_for_web.mp3
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TheBurg Podcast is back following a summer hiatus. We recap the latest developments in Harrisburg’s Act 47 saga, including an effort to lobby the state legislature and the impending deadline to adopt a state-approved Act 47 exit plan. We also discuss HMAC’s recent bankruptcy filing and what the business means to midtown Harrisburg.

Read more about the topics covered in this podcast at TheBurgNews.com.

City Council to consider home rule ordinance as Act 47 deadline nears.

Following online outrage and revenue hit, HMAC files chapter 11 bankruptcy as a prelude to sale

State grant earmarked for HMAC could be jeopardized by bankruptcy filing, CREDC president says. 

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

 

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This week's episode of TheBurg Podcast includes discussions about the city's Act 47 exit plan, historical buildings and affordable housing, and Harrisburg's plan to reduce traffic fatalities, starting on the upper State Street corridor. Read more about these topics on our website, TheBurgNews.com: 

“Dead On Arrival”: Harrisburg mayor, state representative reject, vow to fight proposal to double city property taxes.

State recommends doubling Harrisburg property tax, reducing income and services taxes to ease Act 47 exit.

City-wide affordable housing study could inform long-term development policies, Harrisburg officials say.

“Rapid Response” measures proposed, meant to improve pedestrian safety on State Street

To Zero: “Vision Zero” aims for no auto-related deaths in Harrisburg.

Burg View: End the Road Carnage Now

Burg View: PennDOT needs to find ways to improve safety at Front and Forster.

 

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TheBurg Podcast is back after a short hiatus! The Harrisburg news cycle has kept us busy in the past few weeks, but we’re breaking down the most important developments in the city in our newest episode.

We start by discussing the city’s so-called “fiscal crisis” and then recap a chaotic school board meeting. We wrap up on a more hopeful topic – the groundbreaking of the new federal courthouse at 6th and Riley Streets, which took place earlier this week.

You can stream the episode on Soundcloud, or subscribe to TheBurg Podcast in the Apple or Android podcast apps.

Read more about the topics covered in this podcast at TheBurgNews.com:

Harrisburg imposes austerity measures, hopes for legislative action as it faces hard realities of Act 47.
Mayor’s communication on Act 47 “irresponsible,” HBG councilman says, as 14 jobs affected by hiring freeze.
“I’m done:” School board members threaten walk out, exchange barbs over spontaneous action on superintendent contract.
Mandate or Suggestion? State calls on Harrisburg school district to seek new financial managers
Speeches & Shovels: After years of delays, officials break ground for new federal courthouse in Harrisburg.
Burg Blog: The "Right" Stuff.
Harristown to purchase, renovate historic property that once housed iconic Harrisburg hotel, restaurant.
Facing ouster by PennDOT, newsstand owner fights for his right to stay in the Harrisburg train station.
Following public outcry, PennDOT rethinks plan that would oust train station newsstand.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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This week’s episode of the Burg Podcast takes a deep dive into the recent tumult in the Harrisburg School District, including back-and-forth votes over the superintendent and a burgeoning funding crisis. Lizzy and Larry also discuss the city’s new project to improve road safety and the latest challenge facing an embattled Midtown bar.

Read more about this week’s topics on TheBurgNews.com:

Full-day kindergarten on the chopping block, tax hikes loom, as Harrisburg District struggles to balance its books.

School Board can’t un-do action on superintendent contract, solicitor says.

Burg View: Harrisburg’s School Daze (Editorial)

Burg View: End the Road Carnage Now (Editorial)

To Zero: “Vision Zero” aims for no auto-related deaths in Harrisburg. 

Another Round: Third Street Cafe back in court, this time to defend liquor license

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

 

 

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On this week’s episode of TheBurg Podcast, Larry and Lizzy cover three topics that, for better or worse, just won’t die: DBE participation in city contracts, affordable housing in downtown Harrisburg, and shakeups in the city’s comprehensive planning process. Stay tuned until the end to hear about new, encouraging research on violent crime in cities. 

Read about the topics in this podcast on TheBurgNews.com:

Does Harrisburg need to increase minority participation in public contracts? Council says ‘yes.’

Open for Business: As Harrisburg prepares to spend millions on capital projects, it seeks to re-engage 
with minority and women-owned business.

Apartments OK’d: Harrisburg council approves Harristown, other projects.

Planning Commission “has not served citizens well” and needs to be replaced, Mayor says.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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This week’s episode of TheBurg podcast comes at you from the Broad Street Market, where Larry and Lizzy embedded themselves to recap the last two weeks in Harrisburg news. They discuss the latest developments in the school board’s search for a superintendent, the calls for the city to contribute to a small business loan fund, and the dawn of a new era of free evening parking in downtown Harrisburg.

Read more about the topics discussed in this week’s podcast:

Harrisburg School Board votes to consider a new superintendent.

Ante Up? Harrisburg debates chipping in for new revolving loan fund.

Harrisburg Freezes Over: Free downtown parking to begin next week.

Free Parking? No, it’s not Monopoly. It’s Harrisburg.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is (usually) recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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On this week’s Burg Podcast, Larry and Lizzy outline the next steps in the city’s Act 47 process, consider the fortunes of a new small-business loan fund, and parse recent studies on the Harrisburg Train Station and Paxton Creek reclamation project.

Read more about the news discussed in this week’s episode:

City council approves free evening parking downtown, but only for one year.

Need a Loan? Harrisburg Business Opportunity Fund set to launch next week.

Capital Ambition: State outlines major improvement plan for Paxton Creek, Market Street, Harrisburg station.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

 

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On this week’s Burg Podcast, Larry Binda and Lizzy Hardison discuss developments in the city’s never-ending parking saga, new efforts to bring more minorities and women into city contracts, and the administration’s quest to hire a financial advisor.

Read more about the topics discussed in this show here:

Harrisburg parking system meeting projections, but negotiations on 2018 rates still ongoing.

Harrisburg Council confirms CRW appointments, delays action on financial advisor, downtown parking

No Charge: Could free parking be coming to downtown Harrisburg?

Open for Business: As Harrisburg prepares to spend millions on capital projects, it seeks to re-engage 
with minority and women-owned business.

TheBurg Podcast is recorded twice monthly in the offices of Startup Harrisburg. It is produced by Lizzy Hardison, and our theme music is by Paul Cooley.

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We cover all things infrastructure and development on this week’s episode of TheBurg Podcast. First, why is Capital Region Water going to spend more than $300 million updating Harrisburg’s sewer system, and what will it mean for ratepayers? Then we dip back into the debate playing out in city council about affordable housing downtown. We wrap up with (yet another) update on the city’s comprehensive plan — is there an end in sight?

Read more about this week’s topics at TheBurgNews.com, and look for our new magazine when it hits newsstands next Wednesday:

Move In Day: First MulDer Square house sold, ready for new owners.

Moving Ahead: Despite criticism, HBG Planning Commission sticks with comprehensive plan draft.

2 for 2: Council considers, approves development projects in Harrisburg.

Water, Sewer Plan: Massive improvements, major rate hikes proposed over next 2 decades.

TheBurg Podcast is released twice a month by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of StartUp Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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TheBurg's editor-in-chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison consider recent building projects downtown that have some people crying “gentrification.” They also dig into two statewide news developments and their effects on Harrisburg: the supreme court ruling against gerrymandering, and the approval of a new statewide education plan.

If you enjoyed this episode, consider subscribing to TheBurg Podcast in the Apple or Android podcast apps. You can also stream it on Soundcloud.

Read more about this week’s topics in TheBurg:

Yes, But: Council OKs apartment plan, but approval comes with a warning.

Wide-Ranging Discussion: Harrisburg officials tackle multitude of issues at community forum.

A new state system puts less emphasis on standardized tests. How will Harrisburg schools fare?

Capital Redistrict: What will the gerrymander ruling mean for Harrisburg?

TheBurg Podcast is released biweekly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of StartUp Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music.

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We're devoting this week's discussion to one topic: Harrisburg's comprehensive plan. Burg editor in chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison follow the years-long project from its auspicious beginning to acrimonious end. What caused the project to sour? Who shares blame for the breakdown between the city and its contractor?  And what does the plan even say, anyway? They cover all these questions and more in this week's episode of TheBurg Podcast.

Read our coverage of the comprehensive plan on TheBurgNews.com:

Harrisburg Architect To Steer City’s Comprehensive Plan

What’s the Plan? After scores of meetings and tons of input, Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan process enters the final stretch.

After much delay, city officials lay out timeline to complete comprehensive plan

Plan of Action: Progress finally made on Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan.

It’s Here: Harrisburg’s draft comprehensive plan released

Harrisburg’s comprehensive plan is “unworkable,” say mayor, business leaders.

Comprehensive Jam: Harrisburg spent $200k on a planning project that the Mayor now recommends trashing. What went wrong, and what could the plan mean for the city?

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. TheBurg Podcast is recorded in the offices of StartUp Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. 

 

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As the year comes to a close and holiday indulgences beckon, Burg editor Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison recap the week in news and look ahead to 2018. In this episode, they discuss the city's finalized budget, which will make some exciting project possible in the new year. They also examine the debate surrounding Harrisburg City Schools superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney, whose contract is up for renewal in 2018. The School Board isn't sure she deserves another term. Lizzy describes a showdown that took place at last week's board meeting and explains why Knight-Burney drew fire for supporting a school voucher program in 2011. Plus, Lizzy and Larry round out the year's top news stories. 

Be sure to ring in the new year with the next issue of theBurg, which comes out Friday, Dec. 29.

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In the Books: Harrisburg Council makes a few tweaks, passes 2018 budget.

All Heat No Fire: Divided Harrisburg school board delays vote on superintendent’s future.

To Re-hire or Not? Pro-voucher video surfaces as Harrisburg school board considers Knight-Burney’s future.

Citing low manpower, police dial back plans for Allison Hill substation.

As Harrisburg finalizes its 2018 budget, officials hear a forecast for Act 47.

Exit Strategy: Harrisburg seeks assistance as it eyes leaving Act 47.

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A lot happened at City Council this week, and it's all covered all in TheBurg's newest podcast. Burg editor in chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison offer a preview of the 2018 budget, consider the city's options for exiting from Act 47 next year, and sit in slack-jawed wonder at the Harrisburg's peace treaty with National Civil War Museum. They end with a discussion about community policing techniques, which Lizzy writes about in this month's issue of TheBurg.

Stream this week's episode on SoundCloud, or download it in the iTunes or Android podcast apps.

Read coverage of the issues we discuss in this podcast at TheBurgNews.com:

HBG Budget: 2018 plan shows growing revenues, no new tax hikes.

Exit Strategy: Harrisburg seeks assistance as it eyes leaving Act 47.

Peace in Our Time: City, Civil War Museum finalize accord over artifacts, rent.

New Cops on the Block: How one police department built public trust with a community-centered approach.

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

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TheBurg's editor in chief Larry Binda sits down with city reporter Lizzy Hardison to rehash the past two weeks in Harrisburg news. They recap what the heck happened with that election day raffle, discuss the city's new comprehensive plan, and imagine a skyline changed by Harrisburg University's new building project. 

A note to our listeners: We are working hard to bring you better audio quality! We've acquired new microphones and hope that you'll see a marked improvement in sound quality in our next episode. 

Read coverage of this week's podcast topics at TheBurgNews.com:

Thousands of dollars later, campaign yields no finance report and one unhappy candidate.

It’s Here: Harrisburg’s draft comprehensive plan released

Healthcare & a Hotel: HU plans mixed-use high-rise in downtown Harrisburg 

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TheBurg Podcast returns after a long hiatus! This week, Editor in Chief Larry Binda and City Reporter Lizzy Hardison discuss why anti-abortion advocates are suing the city, the proposed changes to 2nd Street, and the revivification of Harrisburg's mysterious comprehensive plan. Plus, Lizzy breaks down the details of a proposed amendment to the state constitution, which will be on the ballot in Tuesday's elections. Listen to the end to hear your hosts' picks for "The Most Harrisburg Thing This Week." (Hint: they mostly have to do with pasta.)

Find the stories referenced in this week’s podcast: 

Abortion foes challenge Harrisburg protest buffer in court.

2-Way 2nd: Council action brings major road change nearer.

Plan of Action: Progress finally made on Harrisburg's comprehensive plan.

Property tax amendment mired in uncertainty ahead of November election.

I’ve Got a Secret: Some of the best places in Harrisburg are worth searching out.

Curious how Second Street became the mimi-highway that it is today? Read this 2013 feature from former Burg city reporter Paul Barker.

Second Thoughts: Decades ago, Harrisburg’s leaders quickly turned 2nd Street into an urban highway. Some people now think they made a big mistake.

 

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

April 22, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul discuss an important upcoming vote on the Harrisburg Strong Plan and try to divine what council members are going to do with it. They also discuss how a board nominee navigated an unexpected controversy, and how the city has slimmed down its plans for the 4th of July. Finally, they offer their Most Harrisburg Things this week - a quartet of swans in Italian Lake park, and a farewell to Paul, who recorded today from the Burg Nest for the last time.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

TheBurg Podcast will be on hiatus after this week, but we hope to be back in the future. Stay tuned!

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April 15, 2016: Larry and Paul discuss why a mayoral board appointment, not usually much of a headline-grabber, drew so much attention this week. They also talk about a traffic conversion study, a Senate hearing on municipal distress and cynicism and growth in city businesses.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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April 8, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a little bit of sunlight hitting Impact Harrisburg and showing... well, not that much, but there's still plenty to say about the non-profit organization and the $13 million it manages. They also talk about the man charged with the murder of Chief Carter's nephew, and how his story raises questions about many facets of the justice system in Harrisburg. And stick around for a dive into statehouse politics, booted vehicles and Simpsons references.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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April 1, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the string of recent shootings hitting the police department close to home, with the murder last Saturday of the nephew of Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter. They also discuss Paul's feature this month on a $16 million fund controlled by the Harrisburg Firemen's Relief Association. And, as always, they offer their takes on the Most Harrisburg Thing This Week.

 

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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March 25, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a $9 million conservation proposal involving the forested watershed that supplies Harrisburg's drinking water. They also discuss City Council's after-session discussion of a home rule charter plan the members aren't quite warming up to. Plus, the Bernie Sanders campaign arrives in Midtown, and Larry appears in a WITF interview.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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March 18, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a blistering report on the city treasury leaked by City Controller Charles DeBrunner. They also discuss what happened when state officials showed up at City Council chambers to hear about the city's proposed updates to its recovery plan.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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March 11, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a well-attended public meeting on a proposed marijuana decriminalization bill and the second workshop on updates to the city's recovery plan. They also discuss two slices of city living they witnessed in the warmer weather.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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March 4, 2016: Let the sun shine... This week, Larry and Paul discuss a City Council workshop on the recovery plan, the Sunshine Act and a government-related nonprofit's closed-door meetings, and a U.S. News & World Report survey that gave high marks to the Harrisburg metro area as a place to live.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Feb. 26, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul discuss the fallout from the Civil War Museum heist and what's coming next - call it a Civil War security summit. They also talk about infrastructure money and where to find it, some recent and impending arrivals in the Midtown business district, and dreams and deception in the Harrisburg School District.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Feb. 19, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a series of revelations about a heist at the National Civil War Museum, as well as Paul's feature in the February issue about City Council members. They also talk about a letter Larry got in the mail, written by local legend Mary Sachs and dated Dec. 31, 1929.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Feb. 12, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a bill before City Council to reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, plus the passage of more or less the same 2016 budget that was adopted in December. They also talk about problems of editorial control and sensitivity to city issues with an NRA-sponsored exhibit at the Civil War museum. And, as always, they nominate their candidates for the Most Harrisburg Thing This Week.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Feb. 5, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul give their top three - drum roll... - takeaways from the hearing on the city's recovery plan Wednesday night. They also talk about an open records lawsuit between the city and the defense team for former Mayor Stephen Reed, plus crime stats and chocolate habitats.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Jan. 29, 2016: It snowed! Larry and Paul talk about the cost of all that shoveling and plowing, and they give their takes on the city's response to the epic storm. They also discuss the plans of the City Islanders to play home soccer games at the Senators' ballpark next year. Then, Paul talks with Capital Region Water CEO Shannon Williams about her company's efforts to engage the community and reduce flooding and sewer overflows with a campaign called City Beautiful H2O.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

Podcast bonus: During her appearance on the podcast, Shannon Williams discussed her reaction to the water crisis in Flint, Mich. To further inform the public about lead monitoring and the water supply, Capital Region Water has prepared a fact sheet, which you can access here.

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Jan. 22, 2016: Larry and Paul take the podcast on the road this week, paying a visit to the Broad Street Market to pack up on victuals in advance of the impending snowstorm. They talk about updates to the city's recovery plan presented to council Thursday night, and they ask who's looking out for Harrisburg when it comes to parking promises. They also discuss investments downtown - from the state, and from Eastern Europe - and offer their takes on the week's Most Harrisburg Thing.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Jan. 15, 2016: How would you describe your vision in three adjectives? This week, Larry and Paul talk about Mayor Papenfuse's own look back at 2015 and his goals for the city this year. Then, they discuss free short-term parking downtown, a very Harrisburg storytelling show and the opening of the city's first distillery in a long, long time.

TheBurg Podcast is proudly sponsored by Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Hilton Harrisburg.

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

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Jan. 8, 2016: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the swearing-in of new City Council members, a pair of hearings in the corruption case against former Mayor Stephen Reed, the court pressing the reset button on a bar the city has targeted for closure, and their picks for the first Most Harrisburg Things of the year.

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

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Dec. 31, 2015: In this "Year in Review" edition of the podcast, Larry and Paul take a long look back at a year of ups and downs in Harrisburg. They talk about developments and setbacks in Midtown, crime across the city and headline-grabbing stories of good community policing, and the political persona of Mayor Eric Papenfuse coming into focus through initiatives and battles throughout the year. They also upgrade everyone's favorite podcast feature by picking out their Most Harrisburg Thing This Year. And Paul gets a kudos from Larry for his city-as-fixer-upper metaphor.

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

And an additional thanks to the folks at the Free Music Archive, who hooked us up with some sweet "Auld Lang Synes" from the public domain. You heard versions by the United States Marine Band and Amil Byleckie.

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Dec. 18, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the vote to approve the Papenfuse administration's 2016 budget, an arrest of a suspect in Midtown on terrorism charges, a farewell to departing City Council members and other very Harrisburg things.

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

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Dec. 11, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the many twists and turns in the hearings this week on Harrisburg's 2016 budget. They also discuss the arrest of the suspect in the murder of Rayon Braxton and Paul's expert advice on whether or not Larry needs to eat crow.

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

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Dec. 4, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the new LED streetlights, then assess the mayor's and the community's response to the murder of Rayon Braxton. They also discuss a stern letter to the mayor from a state agency and vision versus reality in the comprehensive plan.

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

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Nov. 27, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about Mayor Papenfuse's proposed 2016 budget, the final resolution of a long-running dispute with the county tourism bureau, fact versus fiction in the corruption charges against former Mayor Reed, and the notion of Harrisburg "outsiders" you hear invoked from time to time around town, even from elected officials.

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

You can now subscribe to TheBurg podcast in iTunes!

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Nov. 20, 2015: In this week's "Utility Edition," Larry and Paul talk about improvements at the site of the Harrisburg incinerator, a new rule on "woody waste," and the 2016 water and sewer rates approved by Capital Region Water. They also give a farewell to the Uptown Chicago Grill at 2nd and Maclay and chat about some really antiquated light circuits in city hall. Can you guess which of these were the Most Harrisburg Thing This Week?

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

You can now subscribe to TheBurg podcast in iTunes!

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Nov. 13, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the roll-out of two new front-end loaders, the latest additions to the city's incrementally improving sanitation fleet. They also talk about how the mayor and council don't seem to be singing "All Together Now" on city finances, before debuting a new podcast segment, "The Most Harrisburg Thing This Week."

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

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Nov. 6, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the "Find Your Way Here" city marketing campaign, which the tourism bureau unveiled Thursday night with or without - OK, without - the mayor's blessing. Then they discuss a stalled development in Midtown, the results of Tuesday's municipal election and Paul's November feature on the defunct revolving loan fund.

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

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Oct. 30, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul nurse a trick-or-treating hangover by talking about the ongoing negotiations between Mayor Papenfuse and the tourism bureau and another court ruling on the lawsuits over the city's gun laws. Plus, a call for help from Harrisburg police on an unsolved murder, a new Burg issue and the city's first distillery since Prohibition (we think).

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

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Oct. 23, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about complaints and revelations at the recent meetings on Harrisburg's parking system. Then they discuss Mayor Papenfuse's beef with the local tourism bureau, which reached boiling point this week. Also, a quick update on the Reed defense team battling the city over the release of records, and a test-ride in the new Front Street bike lane.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

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Oct. 16, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the latest developments in the latest Harrisburg saga - the financial struggles of the Susquehanna Art Museum. Also, a renewed effort by a state-affiliated agency to expand its offices downtown, this time without tearing down two historic structures, and a public meeting on Harrisburg parking next week.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

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Oct. 9, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the city's request that residents not blow leaves into the street, and residents' unhappy reaction. Then, they discuss recent news of financial trouble at the Susquehanna Art Museum and an early (1980s early) media critic of former Mayor Reed's.

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

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Oct. 2, 2015: Larry is away this week, so Paul hits the road to talk trash and trees. Next week concludes a series of four meetings Harrisburg's environmental advisory council has put on at various sites around the city. You'll hear from the council's Bill Cluck and Rafiyqa Muhammad, city arborist Erik Josephson and recycling coordinator John Rarig about the latest initiatives and regulations in the areas of trash, recycling and tree maintenance. The last "Talkin' Trash and Trees" meeting will be held at the public works center, 1820 Paxton St., next Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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

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Sept. 18, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the preliminary hearing that ultimately sent Steve Reed on towards a full trial, probation and restitution in the case of former city treasurer John Campbell and a judge's stay that lets a Midtown bar remain open, at least for now.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

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Sept. 11, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about Mayor Papenfuse's State of the City address and a hearing on shutting down a bar the city says is a neighborhood nuisance, before a giving a recap of the week's council meeting.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

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Sept. 4, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about council's vetting of the LED light upgrade, Paul's story this month giving a Burg's-eye view of the city sanitation system, and Larry's column on the gulf between two sides in the Civil War...museum dispute.

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

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Aug. 28, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul take the podcast to the streets and try to address a most vexing question: is the city's recovery plan working? With City Council and the mayor back in town, they also discuss this week's council meetings and a forum on a tree replanting planned along Front Street. Try to guess where this was recorded - as a hint, they explain it in, like, the first five seconds.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

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Aug. 21, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the latest court filings in the lawsuit over Harrisburg's gun laws, a corruption-case appeal to the Supreme Court that might impact the criminal investigation into former Mayor Reed, and, on a lighter side, an abundance of murals.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

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Aug. 14, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a less-discussed side of Steve Reed, the former mayor who was also an active neighbor and volunteer after leaving office, as well as the latest Harrisburg crime statistics and new residential developments downtown.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

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Aug. 7, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a vast records request the legal team defending former Mayor Reed has served on city hall. They also discuss the recent shootings involving off-leash dogs on a Midtown street.

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

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July 31, 2015: A new issue of TheBurg hit newsstands this week, and Larry and Paul mark the occasion by talking about a few stories in it. They discuss the city's biggest competitor in the downtown parking system, which the state appears to be subsidizing. They also talk about the theme of collective responsibility, both for city housing and at city hall, and some facts about the racketeering charges brought against former Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed earlier this month.

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

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July 24, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul recover from the big-ticket news binge of last Friday's podcast and chat about this week's more quotidian developments: the Broad Street Market is looking for a new manager, Kipona is moving back to the Riverfront, the Civil War Museum wants to stay open and all over town there are some really big trash cans.

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

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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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

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July 10, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about a task force report on the Broad Street Market, some new regulations on mobile food vendors, the latest tools in the city's fight against blight and a new chief recovery officer for the Harrisburg School District.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

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July 3, 2015: In this week's rockets'-red-glare edition of the podcast, Larry and Paul talk about a bad budget forecast stemming from parking problems, a City Island vendor who hasn't been paying his rent, and a firework-style scattering of updates about the grand jury investigation into Harrisburg finances and the city's July 4 celebrations.

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

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June 26, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk trash - starting with the law that emboldened gun rights groups to sue Harrisburg, which a court ruling this week consigned to the dustbin, and moving on from there to the overhaul of city sanitation services.

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

 

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June 19, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul chop through some red tape and try to shed some light on two rather abstract-sounding projects afoot in the city - the comprehensive planning process, which held its first public meetings this week, and Impact Harrisburg, a non-profit that has been quietly setting the stage for what to do with $16 million in public money.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

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June 12, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul discuss a pair of hires discussed at Tuesday's night's City Council meeting and the future of City Island, the city's gem in the middle of the Susquehanna.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

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June 5, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul welcome the podcast back from its vacation to catch up on the results of the May Democratic primary. Then, they discuss the raid of former Mayor Steve Reed's home in Midtown, the latest legal trouble for Councilwoman Sandra Reid and the impending arrival of new tenants on N. 3rd Street.

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

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May 15, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about some surprise reversals over a tax-break policy at City Council, the departure of the school district's chief recovery officer and the upcoming municipal primary.

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

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May 8, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about potential lawsuits against lawyers involved in the city's borrowings and the team of architects and designers that will be leading an update to the city's comprehensive plan. Also, a brief update on those Midtown and Uptown bars whose licenses the city is trying to revoke, and some news about a restaurant opening in Midtown.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. Check out his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or iTunes. Especially his latest episode about his new roommate!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

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May 1, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about some hoop dreams on Penn Street, a mystifying exchange over Zumba at City Council, and a surprise reintroduction of tax abatement legislation...right in time for the May 19 primary.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. You can find his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes Store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

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April 24, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about PAC money and endorsements in the City Council race, and why glass is trash, paper is gold and beer is almost always good news. Also, they give a nod to City Beautiful H2O, a green-infrastructure and educational initiative from the folks at Capital Region Water.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. You can listen to his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes Store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EST

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April 17, 2015: In a special extended edition of the podcast this week, Larry and Paul speak with their guest, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, about myriad issues from his first year-and-change in office. They discuss public safety, schools, mayoral power and Papenfuse's political history and future ambitions - and also get the mayor's endorsements for the 10-way City Council race this year. "Being mayor is a tough job," he tells them. It "requires standing up for what's right, pushing when you need to push, and trying to bring things into the public light when they need to be brought in."

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. You can listen to his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes Store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

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April 15, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul give a brief update on two historic houses that may be spared demolition. Then, they turn to the more troublesome topic, on their minds because of a recent notable arrest, of crime, the community and the police.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can listen to his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes Store.

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April 3, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul discuss the best-laid plans of mice and men and how they fared at the planning commission. Specifically, they talk about a proposal for a 160-foot office tower on the riverfront and the demolition of two historic clapboard houses on Locust Street, an exemption for a so-called "nanobrewery" and a switch in the downtown real estate market from commercial to residential.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can listen to his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes Store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

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March 27, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the mayor's outside-the-box effort to reduce parking prices, the outsiders vs. insiders mindset coming back to council chambers and drawing primary ballot challengers out of the shadows.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can listen to his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

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March 20, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the faintest glimpse of a conclusion to the grand jury probe into the city's incinerator debt fiasco, a challenge to a City Council candidate's run for office, a bid for a blighted Midtown building and council's eyes for independent legal advice.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can find his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

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March 13, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about City Council elections and a candidate's effort to score an explosive headline, changes in plan at the Broad Street Market, the Millworks grand opening in Midtown and a Second Street lane change.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can listen to Paul's own podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

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March 6, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about Gov. Wolf's proposed state budget and its possible pluses for Harrisburg, the incremental movements in the lawsuits over the city's gun laws, and the fateful decade when Harrisburg city government went into the hotel business.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can listen to Paul's own podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud or in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

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Feb. 27, 2015: Larry and Paul try (and mostly fail) to speed through the many topics of a newsy week. Among the topics of discussion: the once-a-year Airing of Greivances before the city's parking committee, a partial victory for lawyers, guns and money, the rejection of a land sale and the newest edition of TheBurg. And the answer to a piece of Harrisburg trivia. Q: What drives Harrisburg residents to council meetings in droves? Clue: It rhymes with "balsa music."

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme. You can find his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

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Feb. 13, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about selling off undeveloped forest near the DeHart Reservoir, a proposal to invest in south Allison Hill and the demolition of the Riviera Hotel, one of the last old buildings standing on its Uptown block.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music. You can find his podcast, the PRC Show, on SoundCloud and in the iTunes Store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

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Feb. 6, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul discuss Harrisburg's defense against lawsuits over its gun control ordinances and the pros and cons of city living.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music and whose own podcast, the PRC Show, is available on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

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Jan. 30, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul discuss City Council's latest legislative session, gun-rights groups suing the city, and a whole bucketful of honorable mentions, including the cover of the February issue, which was distributed today.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music and whose own podcast, the PRC Show, is available on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

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Jan. 23, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about an upcoming settlement to a major Harrisburg debt burden and the dropping of charges against a local pastor whose church collapsed earlier this year in south Harrisburg. They even play-act a little debt scenario, with Larry taking the role of the lender and Paul the role of, shall we say, the young and the reckless.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music and whose own podcast, the PRC Show, is available on SoundCloud and in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

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Jan. 16, 2015: This week, Larry and Paul talk about the policy and politics of tax abatement, the drawing of battle lines between the mayor and the school district, and the opening of the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music and whose own podcast, the PRC Show, is available in the iTunes store.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

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Jan. 9, 2015: This week, Paul and Larry discuss the city's financial successes in 2014, the impending financial pain of a bad debt deal from the 1990s, the myth that the zoning hearing board is "anti-business," and why Paul is so obsessed with paper trails. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

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Dec. 31, 2014: Larry and Paul look back at the year that was. From parking and crime to street planning and fiscal sanity, they discuss stories ranging from the overplayed to the overlooked.

Special thanks to Paul Cooley, who wrote our theme music and whose own podcast, the PRC Show, is available in the iTunes store.

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