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WISR Extended News at Noon Interviews

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Interviews and discussion with local experts on Butler County news and events.
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Jack Walker
Jack Walker,  a 2022 Knoch High School graduate, shares his journey of his award winning performance from this year's Knoch High Musical, Newsies, leading to his Broadway performance in June of '22.
29:18
July 01, 2022
Congressman Mike Kelly
Congressman Mike Kelly discusses political issues.
34:48
June 30, 2022
Scott Blasey
Scott Blasey talks about the upcoming Clarks performance at the Butler Fair.
08:23
June 28, 2022
Penn State Extension - Food Recall
Richard Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality for Penn State Extension, talks about the food recalls.
21:13
June 27, 2022
Cruise-A-Palooza
Dan Cunningham joins the conversation to talk about this year's Cruise-a-palooza.
19:19
June 24, 2022
PACT
Ryan Good and Erika Campbell, from Prayers Answered Charity Tournament, talks about the groups origins and benefiting families.
17:01
June 22, 2022
Carnegie Museums
The Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh have a program where teens can access the museums for free.  We talk about that program on this segment of our Extended News at Noon.
20:49
June 21, 2022
Juneteenth
Elizabeth Short, Executive Director of the Butler YWCA, talks about the history of Juneteenth as well as Racial Wealth Gap Simulation.
23:39
June 20, 2022
Michael Crowley
Micheal Crowley, host of the Stax-O-Wax program on Friday evenings on WISR talks about his love of spinning 45's from turntables while living in a digital age and explains how he continues to do so on his radio program for Butler Radio.
22:13
June 17, 2022
Relay for Life
Amy Fuller, with Relay For Life, talks about the merge with Cranberry's Relay for Life.
24:50
June 16, 2022
CB Rangers
Members of the CB Rangers talk about their organization and adjustments during the pandemic. Joining the program are Paul Wolfe, President, Gary Smith, VP, Joe Scholaski, Secretary.
28:13
June 15, 2022
Pet Poison Prevention
Pet Poison Prevention
11:24
June 14, 2022
Penn State Extension - Canning
Richard Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality for Penn State Extension, talks about the art of canning and preserving food at home.
21:54
June 13, 2022
Dairy Princess
June is Dairy Month and we celebrate with talking to the new Butler County Dairy Princess, Brooklyn Peters.
20:36
June 10, 2022
Bill May
Local historian, Bill May,  gives us a history lesson on Butler with topics including: 1. General Lafayette and the Lafayette Building 2. Clara Barton 3. President James Buchanan  4. President William Howard Taft  5. The famous outlaw Frank James who with his brother Jesse became famous wild west train robbers.  6. Buffalo Bill Cody
28:52
June 09, 2022
Small Business Growth
Richard Longo, Director of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, Duquesne University SBDC – Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.  He talks about small business development and growth during this time.
28:08
June 07, 2022
Move Over Law
Theresa Podguski, Public & Legislative Affairs Manager with AAA, talks about the Move Over law where drivers will face steep fines if they do not move over a lane in an emergency area.
10:44
June 06, 2022
5-1-1
Tina Gibbs, with PennDot talks about the importance of 5-1-1.
09:44
June 06, 2022
BHS...Dr.Stein Award
Dr. Dillon Stein and Dr. Kathy Salvaggi talk about Dr. Stein's recent national recognition with the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Award.
22:20
June 03, 2022
Camping App
Repeat of 4/21 show with Jacob Hagofsky of Pa Campground Association.
13:09
June 02, 2022
Coaching Kids to be Empathetic
Lynn Azarchi, author of The Empathy Advantage, talks about the importance of teaching kids to be empathetic.
21:33
June 01, 2022
South Butler Renovations
Dr. David Foley, Superintendent of South Butler School District (Knoch), talks about the upcoming renovation project for Knoch High School.
23:38
May 31, 2022
BHS Hospital ER Protocols
Dr. Alyssa Tomsey, Medical Director of the Emergency Department of the Butler Health System, shares Butler Memorial Hospital's protocols for a chemical exposure emergency, and how those procedures were enacted with the recent incident at Cleveland Cliffs.
14:41
May 27, 2022
Scams
Butler County Sheriff Mike Slupe and State Police Trooper Josh Black talk about scams that target community members that range from door-to-door to electronic means.
30:11
May 26, 2022
Veterans Affairs
Shawnee Young, Director of Veterans Affairs, discusses her role with them.
21:16
May 24, 2022
Mental Health
Brian Dick, with Family Pathways, talks about the healing process in order to deal with the many emotions people are currently feeling.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
25:59
May 23, 2022
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, Chief of the Presidential Search Committee for Slippery Rock University, talks about the status of the search for new President.
23:38
May 19, 2022
Primary Election Coverage
Tyler Friel goes over the results of the Primary Election.
16:07
May 18, 2022
SV Senior Bike Ride
Noah Peterson, a Seneca Valley senior, talks about his 100 mile bike ride he planned in order to bring awareness to cancer, as well as to honor his grandparents who battled cancer in the past.
11:32
May 17, 2022
Formula Shortage
Dr. Richard Filiaggi,  Butler Health System Pediatric Hospitalists Pediatrics, talks about the reported baby formula shortage.
10:10
May 17, 2022
Aaron Sheasley
The former Butler County Elections Director Aaron Sheasley talks about him no longer holding this position.
22:29
May 16, 2022
Charlie Gerow
Tyler Friel interviews Republican candidate for governor Charlie Gerow.
18:49
May 13, 2022
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of BC3, shares his thoughts on the recent passing of Senator Tim Shaffer and his connection to college, and talks about commencement, athletics and the summer programs.
21:13
May 12, 2022
Real ID
Diego Sandino, from PennDOT, talks about REAL IDs, the latest deadline that has been set to obtain one, and the paperwork required to get one.
20:40
May 10, 2022
Butler History - Mars and Washington's Trail
We learn a bit about the history of our area.  In this conversation we talk about... Part 1 - Mars (John Watson) Part 2 - Washington's Trail  (Martin O'Brien)
29:24
May 09, 2022
Butler History - Harmony and Little Red Schoolhouse
We learn a bit about the history of our area.  In this conversation we talk about... Part 1 - Harmony (Rodney Gasch)  Part 2 - Butler's Little Red Schoolhouse (Jen Ford)
31:36
May 06, 2022
Butler History - Evans City and Mars
We learn a bit about the history of our area in a 2 part conversation. Part 2 - Evans City (Rick Reisenstein)
12:23
May 05, 2022
Butler History - Zelienople
We learn a bit about the history of our area in a 2 part conversation. Part 1 - Zelienople (Sue Casker) 
11:38
May 05, 2022
Lasagna Love
Kelsey Schneider, an area resident, talks about her participation in a nation-wide initiative called Lasagna Love, in which she makes lasagna for area residents in Butler County who need food.
16:08
May 03, 2022
Senior Scams
Chief Bob O'Neill talks about scams that are targeting seniors through phone calls, emails, social media, and smart phones.
24:07
May 02, 2022
Dan Pastore
Dan Pastore discusses why he is running for the 16th Congressional District in the Democratic Primary.
14:28
April 29, 2022
Rick Telesz
Rick Telesz explains why he is running for the 16th Congressional District in the Democratic Primary.
12:58
April 29, 2022
Scott Timko
Scott Timko talks about why he is running for the Republican Primary in the 12th House District.
15:30
April 27, 2022
Gregg Semel
Gregg Semel explains his reasons for running in the Republican Primary in the 12th House District.
14:36
April 27, 2022
Stephenie Scialabba
Stephenie Scialabba discusses her reasons for running in the Republican Primary in the 12th House District.
14:34
April 27, 2022
John Kennedy
John Kennedy tells why he is running in the Republican Primary for State Representative in the 8th District.
13:33
April 26, 2022
Eric Ditullio
Eric Ditullio discusses his reasons for running in the Republican Primary for State Representative in the 8th District.
13:24
April 26, 2022
Aaron Bernstine
Aaron Bernstine explains why he is running for reelection for the Republican Primary for State Representative in the 8th District.
14:16
April 26, 2022
Jennifer Steele
Jennifer Steele explains why she is running for State Representative in the 11th District.
14:09
April 25, 2022
Marci Mustello
Primary Election coverage begins with Republican Marci Mustello, State Representative in the 11th District, discussing why she is running for reelection.
15:49
April 25, 2022
Butler Transit Authority
John Paul, Executive Director of the Butler Transit Authority, talks about getting the commuter service to Pittsburgh back to pre-Covid levels.
15:42
April 22, 2022
Camping
Jacob Hagofsky, from PA Campground Association, talks about apps that campers can use and the benefits the apps give.
13:09
April 21, 2022
Congressman Mike Kelly
Tyler Friel interviews Congressman Mike Kelly.
46:52
April 20, 2022
Green Spaces
Leon Kolankiewicz, Environmental Planner for Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization, talk about population growth and its connection to green spaces disappearing.
30:37
April 19, 2022
March of Dimes
Jim Hogan, Chair of Western PA March of Dimes Board of Directors, talks about the March for Babies and a big change.  He also shares his story of loss which lead to his participation with the March of Dimes.
25:22
April 18, 2022
Pittsburgh Zoo - Avian Flu
Ian Hunter, PR and Media Manager with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, talks about how the zoo is taking protective measures for their birds, although visitors can still see the birds at the zoo.
10:14
April 15, 2022
BC3 Update
Butler County Community College President Dr. Nick Neupauer updates college news and activities.
25:22
April 14, 2022
Pirates Talk
Tyler Friel discusses Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
23:22
April 12, 2022
412 Thrive
Samantha Moatz, founder of 412 Thrive, talks about how the Butler County Commissioners have declared April 12 (4/12) as 412 Thrive Day.  She also shares about her organization and how it has grown in order to help breast cancer survivors on what she called pre-vivors.
21:52
April 11, 2022
RGGI
Bob Keefe, Executive Director of E2, walks us through RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and its importance to environment and economy.
23:14
April 08, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy joins the conversation sharing his thoughts on the passing of Councilman Mike Walter.  He also discusses the open seat on City Council.
20:10
April 07, 2022
Butler Library
Peter Bess, Assistant Library Director for the Butler Area Public Library, talks about the importance of libraries and the benefits to the community.
28:14
April 06, 2022
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management gives us the latest financial news.
40:57
April 05, 2022
Caring Event
We share information on a collaboration between various organizations in Butler County and different area school districts that will be live streamed and interactive focusing on how one caring adult can make a difference in a child's life. Joining us on the segment are...  Julie Thumma, Coordinator, Butler County Early Care & Education Council Ms. Julie Hopp, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development with Butler Area School District Dr. Jeff Roberts, Director of Student Services, for Seneca Valley School District.
31:56
April 04, 2022
Ukraine Fundraiser
Leigh Baxter, a Butler County resident, talks about the recent Ukraine fundraiser that helped not only the people of Ukraine but also the pets as well.
17:01
April 01, 2022
Carnegie Museums
Steve Knapp, with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, talks about the free teen membership opportunity to help connect teens with museums.
19:56
March 31, 2022
Vests for Ukraine
Sheriff Mike Slupe talks about donating vests to Ukraine.
17:53
March 30, 2022
Lasagna Love
Kelsey Schneider, an area resident, talks about her participation in a nation-wide initiative called Lasagna Love, in which she makes lasagna for area residents in Butler County who need food.
16:08
March 29, 2022
Alopecia
Grant Gunderson, with Hair Restoration Institute in Pittsburgh (Omni William Penn Bld.), talks about Alopecia.
20:00
March 28, 2022
Ukraine - John Righetti
John Righetti, the National President of Carpatho Rusyn Society, shares information about his family members in Ukraine and the current status of the area in which they live.
20:02
March 25, 2022
Andy Yaracs Jr
Andy Yaracs Jr. remembers his father and the Polka Party.
23:13
March 24, 2022
Ticks
Christian Boyer discusses ticks and Lyme Disease.
10:32
March 23, 2022
Wally Dombroski
Wally Dombroski of the Polka Country Musicians talks about his band and polka music.
15:03
March 22, 2022
Polka Party
Butler Radio Network General Manager Vicki Hinterberger describes what will be a happening at the WISR PolkaPalooza on April 2nd.
08:18
March 22, 2022
Pastor Brian Spahr
Rebroadcast of interview with Pastor Brian Spahr, former pastor and current chaplain at Parkview Medical in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has authored a book Don't You Care That We Are Drowing?
20:49
March 21, 2022
Brother's Brother Foundation
Ozzy Samad, President of Brother's Brother Foundation in Pittsburgh, shares how humanitarian efforts operate and how they are helping ship medical supplies to those in Ukraine. He also offers a way that you can help.
22:32
March 18, 2022
Pa Lottery
As the PA Lottery hits its 50th anniversary, PA Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko joins the program to talk about its history and how the PA Lottery benefits older Pennsylvanians.
20:54
March 17, 2022
Ukraine
Mike Pawk, owner of the Lyndora Hotel, shares his thoughts on Ukraine and his efforts to help due to his connection with his ancestry.  His grandfather, who was from Ukraine, bought the Lyndora Hotel years ago.
17:56
March 16, 2022
Kenny Nobles Escortes
Rebroadcast of 2/1/2022 Show.
32:20
March 15, 2022
Small Business Growth
Richard Longo, Director of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, Duquesne University SBDC – Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.  He talks about small business development and growth during this time.
28:08
March 14, 2022
Dr Love - Covid Update
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with Butler Health System, talks about moving from a pandemic to an endemic stage.
21:27
March 11, 2022
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, gives an update on what is going on at BC3.
23:32
March 10, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy discusses City of Butler issues.
26:44
March 09, 2022
George Bochetto
Tyler Friel talks with George Bochetto, Republican candidate for US Senate.
17:17
March 08, 2022
Loved Ones of Those With Mental Illness
Linda K. Schmitmeyer, Secretary, NAMI Butler County PA, and Mary Lindsay, NAMI Board Member, talks about the journey to wellness for the family members of those dealing with mental illness.
30:59
March 07, 2022
Ukraine
Dr. Nicholas Spina, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Slippery Rock University, discusses the war in Ukraine.
17:02
March 04, 2022
IUP Lowering Tuition
Dr. Michael Driscoll, President of IUP, talks about the university's plan to reduce tuition for in-state students; which would be a 20% savings if they are taking 15 credit semesters.
19:25
March 03, 2022
Student Weightlifter
Meredith Martin, a sophomore at Knoch High School, shares her story of being a weightlifter.  She recently pulled a 370 deadlift.  Here efforts resulted in her holding both the USPA Pennsylvania State Record for both the Junior Women Age 13-15 division as well as the USPA Women’s Open (All Ages) for her weight class. Meredith also took 1st place for Bench Press in both the Junior and Women’s Open Division.
18:02
March 02, 2022
Knoch Name Change
South Butler Area School District now has the ability to officially change its name to Knoch after legislation was signed by Governor Wolf.  Superintendent Dr. David Foley talks about the process to officially take that action.
18:48
March 01, 2022
Butler Library
Peter Bess, Assistant Library Director for the Butler Area Public Library, talks about the importance of libraries and the benefits to the community.
28:27
February 28, 2022
Marci Mustello
State Representative Marci Mustello talks about the recently sign legislation that will allow South Butler School District to change its name to Knoch, new proposals that deal with those running for school boards, and the political maps being drawn and/or approved in the state.
22:24
February 25, 2022
Grace at Calvary Closing
Jim Thompson, President of the congregation at Grace at Calvary Church in downtown Butler, talks about its closing and the final service on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
27:39
February 23, 2022
Dr. Amesh Adalja
Infectious Disease Specialist and Butler native Dr. Amesh Adalja discusses the latest about COVID-19 and the pandemic.
15:45
February 22, 2022
Food Ordering Safety
Martin Bucknavage,  Penn State Extension, shares safety tips about ordering food online and having third party delivery.
20:54
February 21, 2022
Gambling Addictions
Amy Black-Stockham, with the Keystone Wellness Program, talks about gambling issues, how they have increase, and the emotional tie to the gambling addictions. Keystone Wellness Program, in Butler, works closely with the National Council on Problem Gambling on educating the public on the issue.
24:02
February 18, 2022
Pastor Brian Spahr
Pastor Brian Spahr, former pastor and current chaplain at Parkview Medical in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has authored a book Don't You Care That We Are Drowing?
20:49
February 17, 2022
Food Waste
Linlin Fan, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics with Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, talks about food waste and a recent study she led that examined support and perceived effectiveness for popular food waste solutions.
24:36
February 16, 2022
How Bridges Are Constructed
Steven Wei, a Civil Engineer and professor at Slippery Rock University talks about how bridges are built and constructed.  Professor Wei is also the Director of the School of Engineering at Slippery Rock University.
19:14
February 15, 2022
PennDot Bridges
Tina Gibbs, Community Relations Coordinator with PennDOT, talks about Bridge Inspections.
13:39
February 14, 2022
College Admissions - Point Park
We continue our conversation about the process of college admissions and any potential need of SATs, although this time we get the perspective from a private university, Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Joell Minford, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Point Park University, joins our discussion on this issue.
19:48
February 11, 2022
College Admissions - SRU
Michael May, Director of First Year Admissions at Slippery Rock University, talk about college admissions and what high school senior and juniors should know when thinking about applying for higher education.
21:37
February 10, 2022
SATs-Seneca Valley Teacher
Seneca Valley Teacher, Eric Semega, joins our Extended News at Noon to talk about the future changes to the SATs and how he preps students for them.  He teaches SAT prep classes at Seneca Valley and helps us to understand the relevance of the test and measuring their importance.
23:32
February 08, 2022
Butler County Commissioners
Butler County Commissioners Leslie Osche, Kim Geyer and Kevin Boozel talk about county infrastructure and election issues.
42:46
February 07, 2022
Pet Loss & Grieving
Author, Brandon Wainwright, has honored his beloved dog by penning a memoir about their journey. As a former police officer, he shares what he has learned about grieving for a pet and healing from the loss.
20:35
February 04, 2022
Collision Repair_ Pandemic
Josh Hinchberger, with Joe Pierrel Auto, talks about how the pandemic has effected the collision/repair industry.
16:31
February 03, 2022
PennDot
Tina Gibbs, Community Relations Coordinator - PA Department of Transportation- Engineering District 10-0, talks about the winter features on 5-1-1, which include tracking snow plows, personal alerts, & creating a personal 'travel alert' route.
19:14
February 02, 2022
Culture Jock
Kenny Noble Cortes, former radio personality and 1977 Major Market Air Personality of The Year for Billboard, has authored Culture Jock: One Foot In The  World, One Foot In The Church. He talks about living what feels like two lives at the same time, making poor personal decisions, and hiding alcoholism all while living a public life on-the-air.  Kenny says he wants to share his lessons learned so others don't make the same mistakes in their life journeys.
32:20
February 01, 2022
Food and Anxiety
Rebroadcast of 1/5/2022 show.
18:33
January 31, 2022
Food Ordering Safety
Martin Bucknavage,  Penn State Extension, shares safety tips about ordering food online and having third party delivery.
20:54
January 28, 2022
Butler Township Director of Emergency Services
Scott Frederick, Director of Emergency Services for Butler Township, talks about this new position and his responsibilities and goals.
23:29
January 27, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy discusses city of Butler issues.
26:27
January 26, 2022
VITA Program
Jean Bowen, Program Specialist and VITA Coordinator for the Center for Community Resources, talks about VITA and concerns over qualifying due to stimulus money.  Tim Kramer, who will be running VITA starting next tax season, also joins the conversation.
25:33
January 25, 2022
Butler Symphony Update
John S. Furman, Executive Director of the Butler County Symphony Association, talks about the latest protocol when attending a performance as well as the benefits the Symphony brings to the county.
26:25
January 24, 2022
Area Agency on Aging Update
Brittany Gilfillan, with Butler County's Area Agency on Aging, talks about the assistance to seniors during this time as well as through cold, winter days.
19:40
January 21, 2022
Marci Mustello
Representative Marci Mustello, of the 11th District, talks about running for re-election and the process of South Butler School District officially changing their name to Knoch.
14:01
January 20, 2022
Grieving Process
Robin Miller, of Thompson Miller Funeral Home, talks about grieving as we go into this new year as well as her support group for families grieving the death of a loved one.
28:06
January 19, 2022
Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson and his wife, Ulrike, share about their journey in the entertainment industry as sound engineers and producers.  Jim is a Butler native, is a multi-Grammy award winner, and lives in New York City.
31:50
January 18, 2022
Saxonburg in Carnegie Train Display
Nicki Wilhelm, Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad Manager, talks about the Roebling House (Saxonburg) replica and the Old Stone House (Slippery Rock) replica that are both in the science center's railroad; mentioning that you can see the buildings year round.
11:19
January 17, 2022
Winter Tires/Batteries
Mike Williams, owner of Battery Warehouse Plus and West End Tire, talks about the importance of winter tires and checking vehicle batteries.  He talks about the differences in tire treads and what to do if a car battery freezes.
18:47
January 17, 2022
The Doubles
Jeff and Mary Jane Double discuss the way they dealt with COVID in their lives.
37:14
January 14, 2022
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the milestone of being the long running President at BC3, semester updates, Foundation news, and athletic announcements.
22:25
January 13, 2022
Maridon Museum
Roxann Booser. Executive Director of the Maridon Museum looks back on how the museum has handled the past many months with visitors as well as explains the background of the museum.
20:47
January 12, 2022
Superintendent Brian White
Butler School District Superintendent Dr. Brian White discusses local school issues including mental health. 
18:19
January 11, 2022
John Cyprian
John Cyprian, former Director of Veterans Affairs, discusses his retirement.
24:20
January 10, 2022
Winter Driving
Sparky Mares with PennDOT talks about winter driving tips.
18:25
January 07, 2022
License Plates
Diego Sandino, Community Relations Coordinator with PennDOT/ Driver and Vehicle Services, talks about 2 free programs in which drivers can use to replace peeling, fading, or discolored license plates.
15:07
January 06, 2022
Foods That Cause Anxiety
Dr. Julie Gatza, co-founder of the Florida Wellness Institute, talks about foods that cause anxiety.
18:33
January 05, 2022
Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank is increasing its capacity to store perishable food items.; which will in turn help not only Butler County, but all areas that the food bank serves.  Ronnell Hunt, with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, explains.
22:60
January 04, 2022
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management gives us the latest financial news.
29:45
January 03, 2022
Mayor Ben Smith
City of Butler Mayor Ben Smith reflects on his time as mayor.
27:00
December 30, 2021
Pet Poison Prevention
Hannah Stember, with Best Friends Animal Society, talks about keeping pets safe from accidental poisonings as the organization is educating the public during National Pet Poisoning Prevention Month.
11:06
December 29, 2021
Red Rover
Rebroadcast of 12/9 show.
21:09
December 28, 2021
Vitalant Blood Drive
Kristen Lane, Communications Manager with Vitalant, talks about the blood supply shortage.
22:19
December 27, 2021
Coping During Holidays
Tami Micsky, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of public health and social work, talks about holiday stress and grief.
25:05
December 25, 2021
Vitalant Blood Supply Shortage
Kristen Lane, Communications Manager with Vitalant, talks about the blood supply shortage.
22:19
December 21, 2021
Shop Local
As many are doing last minute shopping, Tiffany Hernandez, with Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, talks about shopping local in Butler County.
27:21
December 20, 2021
Hospitals in ER state in Pa
Chris Chamberlain, with The Hospital & Healthcare Association of PA, talks about the state of the hospitals are currently in of staff shortages, capacity issues, and exhaustion.
22:27
December 17, 2021
Dr. Love - Covid Update
Dr. John Love from Butler Health System gives an update on the local Covid situation.
34:57
December 16, 2021
Kentucky Help
Lucinda Dunlap talks about a Butler County effort to help those affected by the recent tornados in Kentucky as volunteers are seeking donations that they can take to Kentucky on Friday in a 40-foot long trailer.
10:25
December 15, 2021
Food Bank
Beth Burrell,  - Communication Senior Specialist with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, talks about how getting help from a food bank, drive-up distributions, and the process of getting help through the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
20:55
December 14, 2021
Rotary Cultural District
Leslie Osche and Tom Edwards from PM Rotary Club discuss the idea of a Cultural District in Downtown Butler.
19:45
December 13, 2021
Red Rover - Purple Leash Project
Nicole Forsyth, President and CEO of Red Rover talks about the Purple Leash Project and how it creates awareness of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters nationwide.  The organization also offers assistance, in the form of grants,  to locations to house pets during emergencies.
21:09
December 10, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness
We talk with a couple of guests about creating and participating in random acts of kindness.
23:30
December 09, 2021
Anthony Pritts
Anthony Pritts talks about his internship with the Butler Radio Network.
20:53
December 08, 2021
My Life Mattered
We talk with the creator of My Life Mattered, an online platform to honor and remember those who have passed, including pets.
20:02
December 07, 2021
Hot Holiday Toys
Nadine, from Playthings Etc., talks about the hot holiday toys, their unique store, and the importance of shopping local during the current supply chain issue.
18:45
December 06, 2021
Kenny Bonus
Kenny Bonus reflects on his time on Butler City Council.
25:29
December 03, 2021
Winter Driving
Sparky Mares with PennDOT talks about winter driving tips.
18:25
December 02, 2021
Peoples/BC3-Children's Mental Health
Dr. Karen Stubenbort, Professor at BC3, talks about the mental health of children.
24:30
December 01, 2021
Gaiser Center - Holiday Stress
Gaiser Center Director Joseph Mahoney, and Medical Director Dr. Thomas Brophy, talk about the holidays and how that can be added stress for those facing drug and alcohol addiction.
40:23
November 30, 2021
Spencer Craft
Spencer Craft, a local student, recently completed a project to benefit the Butler Twp. Police Department.  He shares his story.
17:32
November 29, 2021
Parade Info.
Butler Radio Network General Manager Vicki Hinterberger talks about this year's Spirit of Christmas Parade.
20:21
November 26, 2021
Salvation Army
Red Kettle - station competition.
16:21
November 24, 2021
Shop Local
In the midst of the nation's product supply issue, Tiffany Hernandez, with Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, talks about businesses in Butler County where people can shop for the holidays and find unique gifts.
27:35
November 23, 2021
What To Do When You Hit A Deer
Our topic in this segment is what to do when you hit a deer.  On the segment is Tina Gibbs, Community Relations Coordinator with PennDOT, and Jeff Howard with Howard Insurance.
26:03
November 22, 2021
Butterball Turkey Hotline
Susan Smith talks tips on Thanksgiving turkey cooking.
07:58
November 19, 2021
Five Wishes (reair)
Ann Wermuth, from Quality Life Services, talks about the end of life directives with the Five Wishes and mentions the company's Cross Roads Program.
19:06
November 18, 2021
Firehouse Subs (Reair)
Bill Frye, owner of Firehouse Subs in Butler, shares the company's story of giving back to communities.
19:28
November 17, 2021
Butler VA Boosters
The Butler VA is offering free COVID-19 booster shots to veterans and their families.
04:30
November 16, 2021
Bob Dandoy
Mayor-elect Bob Dandoy discusses what he wants to do as Mayor of City of Butler.
29:56
November 15, 2021
Polly Shaw - History of Lake Arthur
Polly Shaw talks about the making of Lake Arthur. 
33:16
November 12, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the progress of the Victor K. Allied Health Building, BC3 academics, and events.
20:07
November 11, 2021
Veteran's Day Parade
Butler County 2021 Veteran of the Year, Dave Walker, and Director of Butler County Veterans Services, John Cyprian talk about Dave's honor as well as the return of the Veteran's Day Parade on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
28:27
November 10, 2021
BHS Therapy Dog
Kris Bowser (Butler Health System Foundation) and Stacy Meyer (Oncology Patient Navigator), from Butler Health System talk about the new therapy dog that will be part of the Support Services.
22:13
November 09, 2021
Update on Automobile Industry
Aaron Shearer, owner of Rt. 228 AutoMall, talks about where the car industry is at this time.
23:32
November 08, 2021
Vaccines for Kids
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director, shares information on kids, ages 5-11, having the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as well as the process at Butler Memorial Hospital.
35:25
November 05, 2021
BCHS-Catio
Michele Edinger, Director of Development,  Butler County Humane Society talks about how the organization is currently doing as well as plans for the new Catio, a patio for cats.
19:20
November 04, 2021
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, Butler City Councilman, reflects on his time on council and share some insight into his future.
25:03
November 03, 2021
Pastor Ben Oesterling
Pastor Ben Oesterling talks about grief and prays for those who would like to call into the program.
27:28
November 02, 2021
Mike Walter
Mike Walter, Butler City Councilman leading the Finance Committee, talks about COVID relief fund, vehicle maintenance, and downtown businesses.
25:13
November 01, 2021
Marci Mustello
State Representative, Marci Mustello, talks about upcoming cyber bullying prevention event, looking forward in elections, and a recent Ag grant that will benefit the Butler School District.
29:57
October 29, 2021
Five Wishes
Ann Wermuth, from Quality Life Services, talks about the end of life directives with the Five Wishes and mentions the company's Cross Roads Program.
19:06
October 28, 2021
Firehouse Subs Story - Giving Back
Bill Frye, owner of Firehouse Subs in Butler, shares the company's story of giving back to communities.
19:28
October 27, 2021
Butler Librarian Honor
Tiffany Harkleroad, Butler Area Public Library Youth Services Director, talks about being one of eleven PBS Honorees in the country and her role in representing Butler, and PA, with WQED.
18:24
October 26, 2021
Christmas Snow Flake Lights
Jeff Geibel, President of Butler Downtown, talks about the new Christmas snowflake lights that will be hung along Main Street for the holidays.
13:13
October 25, 2021
Joe Kubit
Joe Kubit explains why he is running for Judge for Butler County Court of Common Pleas.
12:12
October 22, 2021
Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale
Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale explains why she is running for Judge for Butler County Court of Common Pleas.
12:21
October 21, 2021
Fred Reese
Fred Reese explains why he is running as Republican candidate for Mayor of City of Butler.
14:27
October 20, 2021
Tom Donaldson
Tom Donaldson explains why he is running as Independent candidate for Mayor of City of Butler.
16:11
October 19, 2021
Bob Dandoy
Bob Dandoy explains why he is running as Democratic candidate for Mayor of the City of Butler.
15:41
October 18, 2021
BC3 Foundation Director
Megan Coval, a Butler native, is the New Executive Director for the Butler County Community College Education Foundation, and shares her professional journey.
19:40
October 15, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neaupauer discusses the latest BC3 news.
21:16
October 14, 2021
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management discusses the latest financial advise.
59:51
October 13, 2021
Roundabouts
Kelly Maurer, Cranberry Twp. Public Works Director, share safety data information about the success of round-a-bouts.
19:53
October 12, 2021
Importance of Music in Schools
Dr. Scott DiTullio, a musician and music teacher,  originally from Butler and a Butler High School grad, talks about the importance of music programs in schools.  He also shares his journey in getting his Doctorate and taking a position with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.
23:05
October 11, 2021
Embrace - Butler Health System
Dr. Kathy Selvagi, Chief Community Health Officer, talks about the fatigue among healthcare workers and the effort to help medical professional at the Butler Health System as they sustain their work during the pandemic.
20:41
October 08, 2021
SRU Hall of Famer
Patrick Reagan, a long distance runner, shares his story of being recently inducted into the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame.
17:28
October 06, 2021
SRU Vaccine Insentive
Slippery Rock University President William Behre talks about "Rock the Shot, Ink the President", an effort to encourage vaccination rates among SRU students.  If the campus reaches a 75% vaccination rate, then Mr. Behre will get an SRU-themed tattoo.
08:28
October 06, 2021
Author of Rambler
As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Linda Schmitmeyer and her husband, Steve, share their story of living with mental illness through her book, Rambler.  Steve was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Depression years ago and Linda shares her family's experience in learning how to live with and understand his diagnosis.  Linda is also the Secretary and on the Board of NAMI Butler County PA.
29:20
October 05, 2021
Fire Safety
Don Crawford, a city firefighter, talks about fire safety.
14:57
October 04, 2021
Ring of Light
We talk about the Ring of Light, an effort to surround the Butler Memorial Hospital with community members holding flashlights and phones to show the medical professionals that they are supported as they struggle with the pandemic.  The Reverend Kimberly vanDriel, pastor at First English Lutheran Church, talks about the Butler Clergy Network who is spearheading the effort on Monday, October 1, 2021.   We also talk with Karen Allen, Chief Nursing Officer  with the Butler Health System, about what this effort means to medical professional at this time.
21:10
October 01, 2021
Bus Issues
Art Campbell, of Campbell Bus Company, talks about the bus driver shortage.  Campbell Bus Co. takes care of transportation in the Slippery Rock and Moniteau School Districts.
23:57
September 30, 2021
ParaOlympian
Mikaela Jenkins, a swimmer with Team USA, talks about her and the team's gold win at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
13:44
September 29, 2021
Fall Leaves
Dr. Marc David Abrams, Ph.D., Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology with Penn State Extension, talks about how and why leaves change colors.
13:29
September 28, 2021
Maleena Dominic
Rebroadcast of a 2020 interview done by Bob Cupp.
06:51
September 27, 2021
Hang Tough
Sharon Schneider, founder of Hang Tough, talks about this year's collection of stuffed holiday stockings to be benefit local cancer patients going through treatment.
28:04
September 24, 2021
McConnell's Mill History
Polly Shaw, local historian with McConnell's Mill, talks about the Gristmill's history.
25:21
September 23, 2021
Seneca Valley Learning 2025 Initiative
We talked to educational professionals in the area about Learning 2025 Initiative: A National Push to Transform America's Education System. Joining us with this discussion is Dr. Tracy Vitale, Seneca Valley Superintendent, Dr. Bille Rondinelli and Dr. Bart Rocco, former educators/superintendents and now fellows from the Pittsburgh-based Grable Foundation, and Valerie Truesdale, with the School Superintendents Association on a national level.
29:30
September 21, 2021
Ticks
Christian Boyer, with the Department of Environmental Protection, talks about the increased collection of blacklegged tick nymphs that are carrying pathogens, that cause things like Lyme and anaplasmosis.
10:32
September 20, 2021
Freeport Teen Designs Team Uniforms
Garrett King, a senior at Freeport Area High School, talks about his journey from his cancer diagnosis to treatment as well as it resulting in him working with Nike to create the football team's new uniform.  He also shares how Ben Roethlisberger, from the Pittsburgh Steelers, showed up at the unveiling of those uniforms and presented Garrett with a special gift.
23:22
September 17, 2021
SRU Student Woolly Mammoth Internship
Jenna Kriley, a Junior at Slippery Rock University, talks about her unique internship digging up Woolly Mammoths in South Dakota.
22:13
September 15, 2021
Soldiers Mental Health
John Cyprian, Director of Veterans Affairs in Butler County, and Tony Cyprian, who recently came home from his work in Afghanistan, talk about the mental health of soldiers after Afghanistan.
30:56
September 14, 2021
Wheelchair Donations
Rob Olszewski and Jana Senelly, with Joni & Friends, talk about the organization's effort to refurbish donate wheelchairs, canes, and walkers to then give to those in need.  Rob is the local connection, with his church hosting a wheelchair drive.
18:40
September 13, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, shares the lastest update on BC3's building project and the recent #1 ranking the college received by yet another company.
22:57
September 09, 2021
Little Luna
Racheal Katherine Bell, a Butler native, otherwise known as Little Luna, shares her journey becoming an actor and now releasing her own music.
22:26
September 08, 2021
Avenge Hunger
Daneen O'Donnell, with Armstrong's Breaking Bread Initiative, talks about food insecurities many face and the company's continued effort to fight hunger.
25:57
September 07, 2021
COVID- Dr. Love
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about the latest with COVID-19 and what Butler Memorial Hospital is seeing in the way of hospitalizations.
26:07
September 03, 2021
Oak Wilt
A rebroadcast from 9/30/2020 about Oak Wilt Disease.
20:48
September 02, 2021
Senator Bob Casey Jr.
Bob Casey Jr., a Democratic US Senator from Pennsylvania, stops in to the WISR Studio to discuss various political issues.
33:45
September 01, 2021
Butler Railyard
Mr. Jerry Vest, G&W's VP of Government, Industry, and Public Affairs, talks about the completion of a 10-year restoration project of bridges along a stretch of their railway in this area.  He'll explain the benefit of the B&P  Rail Yard in Butler to the community and how it plays a role to local companies.
28:56
August 31, 2021
Grief Awareness Day
Kelly Connolly, with Lutheran Senior Life-VNA, talks about grief and the Buttlerfly release.  Monday, August 30, 2021.
26:45
August 30, 2021
5-1-1
Information on PennDot's 5-1-1 program.
09:44
August 27, 2021
Online Security for Kids
Doug Olsen, with the FBI field office in Pittsburgh talks about online security for kids as they go back to school.
15:49
August 26, 2021
Butler Christmas Parade Announcement
Vicki Hinterberger, General Manager of Butler Radio, talks about this year's Celebrate the Season Parade as well as upcoming events.
23:28
August 25, 2021
Olympics
Gary Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon Track coach and SRU Alumni, discusses his time as coach at Olympics.
28:12
August 24, 2021
Department of Agriculture
Russell Retting, from the PA Department of Agriculture, talks about the current state of agriculture and his recent trip to Butler.
20:42
August 23, 2021
Music For A Cure
Steve Angert, organizer of Music for The Cure, talks about the loss of loved ones through cancer and the effort to raise money for the cause through music.
06:22
August 20, 2021
Conflict Resolution Skills
Dr. Molly Mistretta, Assistant Professor and Chairperson of Counseling and Development, with Slippery Rock University talks about conflict management and conflict resolution.
21:12
August 19, 2021
A Look At Afghanistan
John Cyprian, Director of Veterans Affairs in Butler County, and Tony Cyprian, who recently came home from his work in Afghanistan, talk about the recent situation in  that country.
37:41
August 18, 2021
Dr. Love - Boosters
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist, with the Butler Health System talks about Boosters and what it means for the general public vs. those who have a compromised immune system.
22:34
August 17, 2021
Butler Fall Festival
Donald Shearer, Butler Fall Festival President, talks about this year's event.  In lieu of one large event, the Fall Festival will be broken down into two smaller occasions called Community Days.
19:33
August 16, 2021
Freeport Teen Designs Team Uniforms
Garrett King, a senior at Freeport Area High School, talks about his journey from his cancer diagnosis to treatment as well as it resulting in him working with Nike to create the football team's new uniform.  He also shares how Ben Roethlisberger, from the Pittsburgh Steelers, showed up at the unveiling of those uniforms and presented Garrett with a special gift.
23:22
August 13, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, gives un update on the nursing program as well as the partnership with Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
29:24
August 11, 2021
Job Interviews Online
Sue Bowser, from PA Career Link, talks about what it's like to get a job right now through online means.
20:29
August 10, 2021
Covid Delta
Rebroadcast of 8/2/2021 show.
22:37
August 09, 2021
Steve Monteleone
Steve Monteleone, founder of It's About the Warrior Foundation, talks about  his experience of laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknow soldier in Washington D.C.
26:08
August 06, 2021
Rodfathers
Dan Cunningham and Ed Schnur, two members of the Rodfather's Club, talk about Cruise-a-palooza in downtown Butler on Main Street on August 15, 2021.
20:26
August 05, 2021
Ticks
Christian Boyer, with the Department of Environmental Protection, talks about the increased collection of blacklegged tick nymphs that are carrying pathogens, that cause things like Lyme and anaplasmosis.
10:32
August 04, 2021
Butler Farm Show
Kenny Metric and Terry Cranmer, with the Butler Farm Show, talk about the event that will be held this year.  There will be very little changes, but we do talk about the adjustment made this year to the livestock sale.
22:38
August 03, 2021
Covid Delta
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about the latest with COVID-19 and the Delta Variant.
22:37
August 02, 2021
Recent Space Launches
Kayla Waugaman, Buhl Planetarium Staff Educator with the Carnegie Science Center, talks about the recent Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson trips to space.
19:19
July 30, 2021
Butler School District
Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, talks about the next phase of the district's reorganization.  Community members are invited to offer ideas on the renewal and redesign process.
25:07
July 29, 2021
Jeff Bartos
Jeff Bartos, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, talks about his 2022 campaign.
09:17
July 28, 2021
LOL Pittsburgh Book
Rebroadcast of 4/22/2021 show.
10:53
July 28, 2021
Covid Update
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist, with the Butler Health System, talks about our current status with COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
23:32
July 27, 2021
BC3 Nursing Students
Rebroadcast of 3/22/2021 show.
23:18
July 26, 2021
McDonald's Teachers Grant
Megan Sweeney, from McDonalds in Butler, talks about the Mac Grant Program for teachers.  The deadline to enter is August 13, 2021.
09:49
July 23, 2021
Dr. Love - Anaplasmosis
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about an increase in cases of anaplasmosis in our area.  This is bacteria in a person's body after being bit from a tick.  It is different from Lyme Disease.  Symptoms can make a person feel very ill, and typically show up in the summer months.  The treatment for anaplasmosis typically works very quickly with antibiotics.
19:45
July 22, 2021
Breweries Update
Three Breweries from Butler County talk about their efforts to recoup after a year in the pandemic.  They share their current struggles as well as their appreciation for the community's support they have received.  On the program is Dave Bestwick (Recon Brewing), Nick Fazzoni (Butler Brew Works), and Dan Kos (Missing Links Brewery).
34:33
July 21, 2021
Matt Lutz - Armstrong
Matt Lutz, with Armstrong, talks about his 11th Telly Award for the company. He shares some of his life and professional experiences with us.
22:03
July 20, 2021
911 Operator
Rob McLafferty, Butler County 9-1-1 Coordinator, talks about what its like to be a 9-1-1 operator, what important information is needed on a call,  and the importance of situational awareness.
30:14
July 19, 2021
Maureen Boyle
Maureen Boyle, author of The Ghost, talks about her book as she shared the story of the murder of Saxonburg Chief Greg Adams in 1980 and how the suspects remains where found buried in a backyard of a home 37 years later in Massachusetts.
38:40
July 16, 2021
Birds Getting Sick
Dr. Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources with the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management - Penn State Extension, talks about an unidentified illness in songbird and why we should temporarily take down bird feeders and bird baths.
21:43
July 15, 2021
Paserba Scholarship
Mary Cole Simms, the organizer for the Thomas Paserba Scholarship, and Kaitlyn Perott, the most recent winner, talked about the scholarship and its namesake.
28:39
July 14, 2021
College Students Loans
Brian Walsh, a student loan expert and SoFi's Manger of Financial Planning talks about how to fund colleges as young people go back to school.
14:03
July 13, 2021
Butler Downtown
Jeff Geibel, current President of Butler Downtown, talks about the need to fix the large holiday snowflake decorations.  The volunteer group will be raising money in July to be used for new brackets to fit the snowflakes on the new light poles along Main Street.
12:40
July 12, 2021
Marci Mustello
State Senotor Marci Mustello discusses state issues.
40:02
July 09, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupaur, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the Bob Heaton celebration, collaboration with leadership in the county, tuition, and a new nursing program.
26:48
July 08, 2021
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management discusses stock market and investments.
50:49
July 06, 2021
Latest Covid Update
Dr. Amesh Adalja, Infectious Disease specialist, provides the latest update on COVID-19.
20:41
July 02, 2021
Phipps Gardening Award
Juliette Olshock, a Sustainable Landcare Program Coordinator with Phipps Conservatory, talks about the Phipps Sustainable Garden Award in which Butler County residents are able to participate in.
15:25
July 01, 2021
Red Cross - Blood Shortage
Lisa Landis, Regional Director of Communications and Marketing with the Red Cross, talks about the need of blood donations as well as safety tips for the summer.
21:56
June 30, 2021
Child Tax Credit
Kenny Bonus, of Bonus Accounting, explains the child tax credit.
23:05
June 29, 2021
VFD Needs
Matt McConnell, a Lt. with the Connoquenssing VFD, talks about the need volunteers for fire companies.  He says you don't have to be a firefighter in order to volunteer.  There are other roles to fill that would allow the firefighters more time to do their job.
24:36
June 28, 2021
Moraine Clean Up
Natalee Simon, Environmental Education Specialist with Moraine State Park and McConnells Mill State Park, talks about the clean-up day on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
15:54
June 25, 2021
Health Center
Jim Cunningham (Dir. of Development), Linda Thoma (Dir. of Operations), and Paige Obrigner (a Slippery Rock Intern), talks about the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center.  They share how they handled this past year and meeting the needs of the public as the community moves forward.
33:19
June 24, 2021
Stolen Horses
Debi Metcalfe, President of Stolen Horse International - NetPosse, Missing & Stolen Equine, talks about the organizations efforts in getting information out about stolen horses.  She also talks about Jesse, the Clydesdale that was stolen in Clinton Twp., Butler County earlier this year.
29:50
June 21, 2021
Zelienople Patriotic Record Attempt
Vanessa Fatura, with the Zelienople Historical Society, talks about the town's attempt at being the most patriotically decorated town in the country.
09:33
June 18, 2021
Juneteenth
Dr. Aaron Cowan, History Professor at Slippery Rock University, talks about the history of Juneteenth and how it is now a national holiday.
17:19
June 18, 2021
VNA Vaccine
Margie Walsh, Director of VNA/Lutheran Senior Life in Butler, talks about the continued effort of offering the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in their homes.
21:24
June 17, 2021
Salvation Army
Darlene Means, Salvation Army in Butler, talks about the organization, how they fared the past year, and their outlook moving forward.
30:16
June 16, 2021
Water Rescue Team Award
Mark Adomaitis, Chief of the Butler County Water Rescue Team 300, talks about the recent recognition with the Higgins and Langley Memorial Incident Award.  He also shares what it's like to successfully complete a water rescue.
25:57
June 15, 2021
Butler Road Race
Christina Dreher, Development and Marketing Specialist with the YMCA, talks about the upcoming Butler Road Race and the road closures that will be involved.
12:11
June 14, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about commencement, the summer/fall semesters, ongoing construction, and upcoming events.
30:13
June 11, 2021
Audobon
Jim Bonner, Executive Director of the Audubon Society of Western PA, talks about the new Nature Preserve in Sarver, PA as well as the new building and pavilion located inside the preserve.
15:18
June 09, 2021
Automotive Market
Aaron Shearer, Rt. 228 Automall, gives insights into what it's like in the automotive industry and buying/selling a vehicle.
18:04
June 08, 2021
World's Largest Game of Catch
Jeff Potter, coach and founder of Potter Baseball, talks about the past year for their organization and the attempt at the World's Largest Game of Catch coming up in June.
20:58
June 07, 2021
Vaccinate PA dot ORG
Two individuals from Vaccinate PA Volunteer Team talk about a website in which visitors can find the many places where vaccines are available.  That website is www.vaccinatepa.org.
14:59
June 04, 2021
Transitioning Back Into Normal Life
Reena Patel is a renowned parenting expert, licensed educational psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, and author of Winnie & Her Worries.  She talks about emotionally and mentally transitioning from what we've gone through to moving into our future.  She explains why stepping away from isolation and re-engaging with life and others benefits mental health.
21:33
June 03, 2021
Bill May
Bill May, local Butler County Historian, shares his thoughts on the recent dedication of a new government issued military headstone for Captain Andrew G. Williams at Butler's North Cemetery.
26:08
June 02, 2021
Jeff Smith
Programs for youth & generally upkeep of Butler (like grant program for park improvements)
31:11
June 01, 2021
Folds of Honor
Mike Popella, with Folds of Honors, talks about the organization as they continue to offer scholarships to families of those who have served.
13:16
May 28, 2021
Butler Health System COVID Update
Dr. Michael Fiorina, VP of Medical Education with the Butler Health System, talks about his move out of his private practice in the Butler area and into the new his new role.  He also talks about the new residency program at Butler Memorial Hospital.
27:31
May 26, 2021
Ham Operators
Three individuals from the Butler County Amateur Radio Public Service Group in Butler to share how the group got started and how they play an integral role in communication needs in moments of crisis and emergencies.  On the program were: Jim Pierce, Joe Gracik, and Ron Dambaugh
39:41
May 25, 2021
Door-to-Door Knocking (Jehovah's Witnesses)
Robert Hendricks, U.S. Spokesperson for Jehovah's Witnesses, talks about the door-to-door ministry being halted in the past year due to the pandemic and how they have adjusted to move forward.
20:23
May 24, 2021
Kids Vaccines
Dr. Jim Mortimer, DO, F.A.A,P, Lead Physician of Children's Community Pediatrics (with UPMC - a partnership with the Butler Health System), talks about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine.
25:50
May 21, 2021
Pickleball Explained
Bruce Mazzoni, Cranberry Twp. Manger, explains pickleball and its popularity.  Bruce is the Director of the Cranberry Twp. Pickleball Association, the largest such organization in the state.
20:56
May 20, 2021
Butler County Commissioners
The Butler County Commissioners discuss the Butler County Election Review Commission.
42:17
May 19, 2021
Dave Zarnick Jr.
Dave Zarnick Jr., originally from Butler County, PA, shares his story as an emergency management specialist and his current work at leading a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Maryland.
25:28
May 18, 2021
Michael Coulter
Mike Coulter, Chair of the Political Science Department of Grove City College & , Professor of Political Science and Humanities, talks about the 4 amendments on the Primary ballot on May 18, 2021.
21:42
May 17, 2021
State Representative Marci Mustello
PA State Representative Marci Mustello talks about the package of bills to aide in human trafficking laws, PA's Read ID being pushed back for another couple of years, and funding that has benefiting the Butler area.
23:52
May 14, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about graduation, recent recognitions, and campus construction.
16:39
May 13, 2021
Suicide Prevention
Amy Cirelli, a mental health specialist with Butler County Human Services, talks about those struggling emotionally and those who have thoughts of suicide.  If you are thinking of harming yourself, please reach out.  1-800-292-3866 / 724-431-0095 / Grapevine Warmline 724-431-2488 / Text 63288
27:12
May 11, 2021
New Moraine Pontoon Boat
Jack Cohen, President of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, talks about the name of the new pontoon boat at Moraine and the current state of tourism in Butler County.
09:19
May 10, 2021
Move Over Law
Theresa Podguski, Public & Legislative Affairs Manager with AAA, talks about the Move Over law where drivers will face steep fines if they do not move over a lane in an emergency area.
10:45
May 10, 2021
Michael Coulter
Guest:  Michael Coulter Topic:  May 18th Primary Election
21:42
May 07, 2021
Primary Preview
Tracey Morgan and Tyler Friel preview the Primary election.
18:18
May 05, 2021
Judge Candidate Joe Kubit
Guest:  Joe Kubit Topic:  Why he is running for Common Pleas Judge in Butler County
14:51
May 04, 2021
Rich Goldinger
Guest:  Rich Goldinger Topic:  Why he is running for Common Pleas Judge in Butler County
17:48
May 03, 2021
Bad Breath
Dr. Harold Katz, author of The Bad Breath Bible, talks about the causes and remedies of halitosis (bad breath) and why we need to clean masks regularly.
19:57
April 30, 2021
Pittsburgh Butler Regional Airport
Ike Kelly, the Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport Manager, talks about the current level of activity at the airport and the importance of the airport to the local economy.
19:58
April 29, 2021
BHS Covid Update
Dr. Michael Fiorina, VP of Medical Education, talks about peoples' concerns over the COVID vaccine, the importance and availability of the shot, as well as the emotional state of hospital workers as they continue to see individuals pass from COVID.
25:43
April 28, 2021
CB Rangers
Members of the CB Rangers talk about their organization and adjustments during the pandemic. Joining the program are Paul Wolfe, President, Gary Smith, VP, Joe Scholaski, Secretary.
33:48
April 27, 2021
Backpack Program
Our program focused on the Backpack Program in Butler, which offers food to local school children in grades K-4th grade.  We talked about the affects of the panedmic on teh program and the outlook in 2021 and the next school year.  On the program DR. Stu  (Care Chiropractic), Audray Musctello-Yost (Golden Scholastic Foundation), and Kim Thomas (Backpack Program Founder).
28:04
April 26, 2021
County Blight Program
Ed Mauk, Director of Butler County's Housing and Redevelopment Authority, talks about the county's blight program, why it was put on pause, and the rehab program for community properties.
25:36
April 23, 2021
LOL Pittsburgh Book
Craig Yoe, author of LOL: Pittsburgh, shares his series of joke books of which are focused on different cities.  Pittsburgh's focus includes fun facts as well jokes that are relatable to the area.
10:53
April 22, 2021
Recycling
Jennie Romer, author of Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling & How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics, talks about how little plastics are actually recycled and how we can do more in the way of recycling.
11:12
April 22, 2021
VNA-Vaccinating in Homes
Margie Walsch, Executive Director of Butler VNA/Lutheran Senior Life, talks about how patients are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine shot in their own homes.
20:39
April 21, 2021
NAMI-Butler
Donna Lamison, Executive Director of NAMI Butler, talks about mental health, the importance of reach out for help, and the impact of this past year.
24:14
April 20, 2021
SRU - Butler Township Commissioners
Our discussion focused on a Slippery Rock Student project that contributed opinions and suggestions for the Butler Township Commission on how to move forward with the programs that could possibly go into the Pullman Plaza area. In our discussion were...  Alanna Rygelski_Project Manager (SRU Senior) Patrick O'Connor_Group Researcher (SRU Senior) Dr. Allison Peiritsch_Student's Professions at SRU Dave Zarnick_Butler Twp. Commissioner
29:02
April 19, 2021
March of Dimes March for Babies
Tina Morascyzk, with the March of Dimes, shares her testimony, the pandemic, and the virtual March for Babies event on May 8, 2021.
24:05
April 16, 2021
Cranberry Police/Ring App
Lt. Bill Ahlgren, Cranberry Twp. Police, talks about the new partnership between the police department and the Ring app, where members of the community are able to share video (upon police request) with officers if they so choose to do so.
19:02
April 14, 2021
Butler Road Race
Christina Dreher, with the Butler YMCA, talks about the Butler Road Race and how the event will occur this year with both an in-person and online option.
19:57
April 13, 2021
Dr. Amesh Adulja
Dr. Amesh Adulja discusses the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
11:25
April 13, 2021
Sweet Tooth Trail
Tiffany Hernandez, with Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, talks about the latest self-guided tour Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail  that takes participants to 16 different bakeries, candy shops, and ice-cream shops.
18:10
April 12, 2021
CCR Vaccine Waitlist Update
Beth Gillan (Executive Director) & Hayley Merchant (Dir of Programs) from Center for Community Resources talks about how CCR continues to assist community members in getting vaccination appointments although there is no longer a waiting list.
09:51
April 09, 2021
Vaccinate Pa Website
Two individuals from Vaccinate PA Volunteer Team talk about a website in which visitors can find the many places where vaccines are available.  That website is www.vaccinatepa.org.
14:59
April 09, 2021
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about graduation this Spring, BC3 Bound, the current state of construction, and recent awards.
22:25
April 08, 2021
Butler VA
Dr. Aref Rahman, Chief of Staff, at the Butler VA talks about the vaccination process at the Butler VA for anyone who serves in the military, their caregivers, spouses, and some other beneficiaries under the Save Lives Act.
16:20
April 06, 2021
CB Rangers
Members of the CB Rangers talk about their organization and adjustments during the pandemic. Joining the program are Paul Wolfe, President, Gary Smith, VP, Joe Scholaski, Secretary.
33:48
April 05, 2021
Butler Health System COVID Update
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about masks, resurgence, COVID variants,  the latest with the COVID-19 vaccinations and the vaccine clinic.
27:04
April 02, 2021
Howie Pentony
LIVE-End of quarter financial review with Howie Pentony
58:50
April 01, 2021
PPP-Update
Clem Rosenberger, CEO of Nextier Bank, talks about the extension for business to file for the 2nd draw of the Paycheck Protection Program.
13:59
March 31, 2021
Games of Chance
Diane Marburger, Butler County Treasurer, talks about the fundraising rules and using credit cards.
20:50
March 30, 2021
Emotional Transition from COVID
Dr. Elan Welter-Lewis, Director of Family Pathways, talks about emotionally transitioning back into a 'normal' life in this leg of the pandemic and afterwards.
21:25
March 29, 2021
Tax Deadline Pushback
Kenny Bonus, with Bonus Accounting, talks about how the tax filing deadline for this year has been pushed back by a month.
13:31
March 29, 2021
Career Track
Paul Weifenbaugh, Vice-President of Career T.R.A.C.K., Inc, talks about assisting people who are trying to find a job.
25:15
March 26, 2021
Geocaching
Brian Vernon, a volunteer with the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, talks about geocaching on multiple trails that the conservancy takes care of.  There are lengthy trails and mini-geocaching trails to choose from with different levels of difficulty.
22:35
March 25, 2021
CCR Rental Assistance
Hayley Merchant, with Center for Community Resources, discusses the emergency rental assistance program.
18:48
March 24, 2021
BHS- Moving Vaccine Site
Karen Allen, Chief Nursing Officer with the Butler Health System, talks about the hospital's decision to move their vaccination site to the former Sears location at the mall effective April 14, 2021.
11:49
March 24, 2021
Gambling Addiction
Amy Black-Stockham, Health Educator with Keystone Wellness Program in Evans City, talk about problem gambling, how it can affect any age, and if COVID has had any affect on the numbers of people challenged with this addiction. If you have gambling problems Call 1-855-2-CALLGA or 1-800-GAMBLER. 
21:56
March 23, 2021
BC3 Nursing Students
Butler County Community College Students talks about their experience in volunteering during COVID-19.  Mackenzie Dean, Brittany Barnett, and Michele Gaiser are the guests on this segment of the Extended News at Noon.
23:18
March 22, 2021
Pet Poison Prevention
Hannah Stember, with Best Friends Animal Society, talks about keeping pets safe from accidental poisonings as the organization is educating the public during National Pet Poisoning Prevention Month.
11:28
March 19, 2021
Seneca Valley Student in National Ad
Mimi Skowronski, a 4th grade Seneca Valley Student, talks about her participation in football and wrestling and how that landed her in a national TV commercial.
10:59
March 19, 2021
Nextier Bank
Clem Rosenberger, CEO of Nextier Bank, talks about the latest round of PPP loans for businesses.  He walks specifically about the changes in the 2nd draw.
26:54
March 18, 2021