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WISR Extended News at Noon Interviews

WISR Extended News at Noon Interviews

By WISR 680-am
Interviews and discussion with local experts on Butler County news and events.
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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 9, 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 9, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 2021
Howie Pentony
LIVE-End of quarter financial review with Howie Pentony
58:50
April 1, 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
Fred Rogers Memories
Greg Hartung, Mayor of Mars (PA), shares his memories of Fred Rogers as we get close to an online virtual birthday celebration of Mr. Rogers.
24:29
March 17, 2021
Walk for Water
Gary Westin, Co-Chair of Walk4Water, talks about an event where participants will carry different sizes of water bottles around 1 of 3 walking trails to simulate what its like for those in other countries to have to walk and gather their own water.  This event is an effort to raise money and awareness for the need of clean, safe drinking water.  Event: March 20, 2021 Adams Twp. Community Park
21:58
March 16, 2021
PACT
Ryan Good, with Prayers Answered Charity Tournaments (PACT), talking about the PACT Flag Football Tournament on March 20th in Ford City and the mission of his organization to benefit local people in need.
19:06
March 15, 2021
Butler VA
Sharon Coyle, Associate Director of Patient Care Services at Butler VA, talks about the expansion of  COVID vaccines appointment for those who are cared for by the VA.
07:04
March 15, 2021
COVID- Long Haulers
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with Butler Health System, talks about 'long COVID'.
24:25
March 12, 2021
Dr. Nick Neupauer
Dr. Nick Neupauer, BC3 President, talks about being recognized once again for being military friendly, the process being made on the new nursing building, students who were recently recognized, and enrolling for summer and fall semesters.
26:49
March 11, 2021
Emotional Wellness
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 10, 2021
Remote Working & Communication
Clint Padgett, President & CEO of Project Success and author of How Teams Triumph: Managing By Commitment, talks about remote working and the breakdown of communication.
25:48
March 9, 2021
Y Swimming
Karen Guise, Red Cross Trainers & YMCA Swim Lesson Trainer, talks about the importance of learning how to swim early in life and early in the year; not waiting until summer.
25:12
March 8, 2021
Senator Scott Hutchison
PA State Senator Scott Hutchison talks about vaccine distribution, bridge taxes, the Governor's budget proposal, and renaming school districts.
27:58
March 5, 2021
Nextier- Web
Maria Amoruso, SVP & Chief Marketing Director, and Natalie Cotherman, Creative Director with Nextier Bank, talk about their newly relaunched website.  Users will be able experience the new community calendar section as well as educational resource center.
19:53
March 4, 2021
Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit
Sheriff Mike Slupe and Sergeant Harry Callithen with the Butler County Sheriff's office talk about the departments K-9 unit.  Bullet, the current K-9 will be retiring while Justice will be coming on board.
19:11
March 3, 2021
AM Rotary
Jordan Grady (Vice President) and Jeff Geibel (Rotarian in Charge), of the Butler AM Rotary, talk about the Line of Duty Death Memorial and Picnic Shelter at Alameda Park to honor Butler County's fallen first responders.
20:51
March 2, 2021
Food Bank
Beth Burell, from the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, talks about various programs with the organization for those who may need a food bank for the first time.
21:32
March 1, 2021
State Representative Marci Mustello
State Representative Marci Mustello talks about the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation, vaccines, budget concerns, renaming of South Butler School District, and the possibility of moving next year's primary.
27:09
February 26, 2021
Butler Library Reopening
Peter Bess, Assistant Library Director with the Butler Area Public Library, talks about a soft re-opening of the library with restrictions. (reopening as of March 1, 2021)
15:45
February 25, 2021
Armstrong
Nick Bartley, host of Hunting Nostalgia, and Seth Prentice, Community Marketing Manager of Armstrong, talk about Nick's journey of creating a show hunting toys of the past.  Nick is from Butler County and was in talks with the History Channel for the program.  The show airs on Armstrong.
25:31
February 24, 2021
YMCA
Jill Zoria, with the YMCA, talks about how Bowl for Kids Sake will happen this year with mitigation efforts.  Also, she shared the current protocols at the Y in Butler.
24:20
February 23, 2021
Election Update
Butler County Elections Director Aaron Sheasley discusses the upcoming May primary, positions on the ballot, and the new Election Review Commission.
32:39
February 22, 2021
Vaccine Schedule Changes (part 2)
Brandon Savochka, Director Butler County Human Services, talks about the switch in vaccine scheduling for older adults who have online or computer issues or no internet at all.  The call center was with Butler Area Agency on Aging.  It will now be through the Butler County Center for Community Resources.
09:26
February 19, 2021
Vaccine Schedule Changes
Karen Allan, Chief of Nursing for Butler Health System, and Matt Schnur, Director of Pharmacy for Butler Health System, talk about the changes on the state level for vaccine distribution as well as Butler Memorial Hospital's process.
15:34
February 19, 2021
Butler Library
Peter Bess, the Assistant Director for the Butler Area Public Library, talks about a new app that makes service easier, free tutoring services for students, and the current COVID protocols with a hopeful outlook of reopening in 2021.
23:13
February 18, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness
Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-Founder and CEO of Kindness.org, and Dr. Oliver Scott Curry, Research Director of Kindlab for Kindness.org, talk about how there is science behind feeling happy after taking on the effort of random acts of kindness.
23:52
February 17, 2021
BHS Vaccine Update
Dr. David Rottinghaus, Chief Medical Officer with the Butler Health Systems, talks about scheduling for vaccines, side effects of the getting the shot, and there being no walk-in's at this time at Butler Memorial Hospital for the vaccine.
19:34
February 16, 2021
Area Agency on Aging
Beth Herold, from the Area Agency on Aging, talks about the Human Service's vaccine scheduling program assisting those who don't have a computer or internet access.
20:01
February 15, 2021
Blood Drive
Kristen Lane, Communications Director of Vitalant, talks about the Blood Drive at our radio station on February 26, 2021. When you donate at this Save Lives - Feed Families blood drive, a contribution will be made on your behalf to the St. Vincent DePaul of Butler Food Bank to help feed as many as 25 families in need.
25:38
February 12, 2021
Dr. Nick Neupauer
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about a recent gift from Farmer's National Bank, face-to-face classes beginning, lifelong learning classes, the Pioneer Pantry, and the recent recognition of two BC3 nursing students.
27:07
February 11, 2021
COVID-Johns Hopkins
Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University and specializes in infectious diseases, talks about COVID-19 and where we are right now.
19:35
February 10, 2021
Random Acts of Kindness
Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-Founder and CEO of Kindness.org, and Dr. Oliver Scott Curry, Research Director of Kindlab for Kindness.org, talk about how there is science behind feeling happy after taking on the effort of random acts of kindness.
23:52
February 9, 2021
Butler VA
Mr. Kevin Amick, Director of Butler VA, talks about the 75th anniversary celebration this year, the history of the Butler VA, and vaccinations.
21:05
February 8, 2021
Butler Catholic Honoring Health Care Workers
Sister John Ann Mulhern, Principal, from Butler Catholic, talks about the presentation to healthcare workers at the Butler Health System.
20:52
February 5, 2021
Local Music Scene
Utah Burgess, from Shady Lady Studio, will talk about the state of the local music scene and what the industry is trying to do to help save the local entertainment industry.
20:05
February 4, 2021
SRU Food Pantry
Alex Fernandez, Bob’s Cupboard Manager a food pantry at Slippery Rock University, talks about a food drive for the food cupboard and food insecurity for college students.
17:43
February 3, 2021
Jeff Geibel, Edward Jones Investments
Jeff Geibel talks about what his business, Edward Jones Investments, will do following the smoke and water damage from this weekend's fire.
07:43
February 2, 2021
Jimmy Chiprean, Miller's Shoes
Jimmy Chiprean discusses what Miller's Shoes will do following smoke and water damage from this weekend's fire.
12:48
February 2, 2021
Ben Smith, Reclamation Brewing
Ben Smith talks about what Reclamation Brewing will do following the smoke and water damage from this weekend's fire.
11:08
February 2, 2021
Chief Chris Switala
Butler City Fire Chief, Chris Switala, talks about the fire at Sir Speedy on Main Street in Butler.
15:31
February 1, 2021
History of Butler Buildings
Bill May, a local historian, talks about the history behind the buildings of Reclamation Brewing, Miller's Shoes, Sir Speedy, and Edward Jones offices in downtown Butler.  These businesses recently were affected by a fire in downtown Butler.
19:28
February 1, 2021
State Representative Marci Mustello
State Representative Marci Mustello talks about House Bill 55, safety at the State Capitol building, as well as her thoughts on goals for the 4 committees she has been appointed to.
26:09
January 29, 2021
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management gives a stock market update.
07:60
January 29, 2021
Nonverbal Communication
Emily Dolan, Assistant Professor of Communication at Slippery Rock University, talks about non-verbal communication and how it plays a role in us relating to one another.   She also talks about how we are lacking many social cues right now because of the current health situation.
21:36
January 28, 2021
SRU Student's Covid Story
Andrew Jones, a Slippery Rock University senior English writing major, talks about writing an essay about COVID that recently got national exposure in the Appalachian Journal.
20:39
January 27, 2021
Civil War Historian
Donnie Copper, a local Civil War Historian, talks about his experience with a Gettysburg segment on NBC's Today Show.
24:13
January 26, 2021
Angel Appreciation Campaign
Kris Bowser, with the Butler Health System Foundation, talking about a program called Angel Appreciation Campaign.
09:53
January 25, 2021
Butler Health System
Dr. David Rottinghaus, Chief Medical Officer & VP of Medical Affairs with the Butler Health System, talks about the COVID variant and vaccine distribution.
21:10
January 22, 2021
Losing Pets (Butler County Humane Society)
Jennifer DiCuccio, Director of the Butler County Humane Society, talks about lost pets and pets that are surrendered.
22:41
January 21, 2021
Inaugurations
Professor Alan Levy from Slippery Rock University talks about inaugurations.  Professor Levy has been teaching at SRU for over thirty years and has authored several books on various American History topics.
21:34
January 20, 2021
Penn State Extension
Brent Hales, Extension Director of Penn State Extension, talks about the number of classes that are a deep discount in January and the range of classes offer at Penn State that.  He also touches on the importance of agriculture.
20:21
January 19, 2021
Harrisburg Protests
David Payne, News Reporter with Radio PA, talks about the weekend and the threat of protests in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital.
08:23
January 18, 2021
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.
20:42
January 15, 2021
Dr. Nick Neupauer
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the 2021 Spring semester, sports, Ford City site, All American PA Academic Team, the passing of Bob Heaton, and the support for the Caitlyn Kaufman '18 Legacy Nursing Scholarship.
25:53
January 14, 2021
Dan Santoro
Dan Santoro, the new Cranberry Township Manager, talks about taking the job as well as moving the community forward during 2021 in the midst of the pandemic as well as looking major road projects and growth for the community.
23:36
January 13, 2021
United Way-Women's Leadership Council
Amy Franz, Butler Region Director, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, talks about a new report that will be compiled multiple times throughout the year to help determine steps to move forward in our community with the increasing unprecedented needs.
23:05
January 12, 2021
Central Electric Website
Central Electric new website
10:40
January 11, 2021
Audubon Society
Jim Bonner, Audubon’s Executive Director of the Audubon Society, talks about this year's voting of PA's River of the Year. Connoquenessing and Buffalo Creeks in Butler County, PA are among those you can vote for.
09:03
January 8, 2021
Armco Credit Union
Michele Jurysta, Marketing Manager with Armco Credit Union in Butler, talks about a free virtual college planning workshop called Paying for College in COVID Times.  The workshop is on January 13, 2021.
09:59
January 8, 2021
Pa Donor Day
Kaitlyn Metz, Communications Coordinator with CORE, talks the importance of organ donation and PA Donor Day on January 8, 2021.
20:48
January 7, 2021
State Swearing In Ceremony
Mr. Mike Coulter, Chair, Professor of Political Science & Humanities at Grove City College, talks about what happened at the swearing in ceremony of the PA State Legislatures after Republicans expressed concern over a Democratic seat.
20:09
January 6, 2021
Fred Ceasar
Fred Ceasar, a Saxonburg area resident, talks about being inducted into the St. Louis TV Hall of Fame.  The recognition was a surprise to Fred as his work was done nearly 50 years ago.  He continues to use his skills in promoting Saxonburg.
10:41
January 5, 2021
Jordyn Melino from Phipps Conservatory
Jordyn Melino, Exhibit Designer, talks about the Winter Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.  They are extending the show through Sunday, January 10, 2021.
13:11
January 5, 2021
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management reviews 2020 and its impact on financial markets.
51:24
January 4, 2021
Ann Wermuth from Quality Life Services
Ann Wermuth, from Quality Life Services, talks about the vaccine arriving at two of their 10 locations on Thursday (12/31/20).
10:14
December 31, 2020
Dr. Rottinghaus of Butler Health System
Dr. David Rottinghaus, Chief Medical Officer & VP of Medical Affairs with the Butler Health System, talks about the COVID variant, vaccine distribution, and some concerns that have been expressed by the public.
30:06
December 30, 2020
Larry Stock
Larry Stock, former Director of Butler County Community College's Cultural Center, shares his story of his career as he decides to retire from BC3.
24:58
December 29, 2020