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Join host Dr. Katie Leonard as she interviews public officials, industry leaders, and experts in their field. Listen as they discuss regional opportunity, national economic issues, and the evolving role that technology plays in our job market.

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All in this together

It takes a leader to unite people, and when many join together with good intentions, amazing things can be accomplished. Join host Dr. Katie Leonard as she invites Michele Bannon, City Clerk for the city of Carbondale, to reflect on her 27 year career in public service and the amazing perspective she has gained along the way. As well as her commitment to the non-profit NeighborWorks and the benefits that comes from being a part of something bigger than yourself.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

When people work together, great things can happen! Join host Dr. Katie Leonard as she invites Jim Wansacz, the Executive Director of the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, to discuss the local partnerships and volunteer work that continues to impact our community. For the past 50 years, SLHDA has been helping to improve our area, and the partnership with Johnson College has only strengthened that initiative- giving students real life experience that produces life-changing results.

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The Importance of Black History in Scranton

The history of the African American population in Scranton has gone largely ignored for a long time. Join host Dr. Katie Leonard as she invites Black Scranton Project founder, Glynis Johns, to share the uncovering of Black history in Scranton along with the establishment of the Black Scranton Project, a local non-profit and local heritage initiative dedicated to archiving and celebrating African American history and culture of the Scranton area.

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