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.

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. 

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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.

Direct download: Burg_Podcast_April_13_for_web_1_1.mp3
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