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WISR Extended News at Noon Interviews

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Washington's Trail
Washington's Trail
We learn a bit about the history in Butler County by talking with Martin O'Brien about Washington's Trail.
15:49
February 02, 2023
Older Workers
Older Workers
Judy Balloff, a financial advisor and author of 365 Days of Abundance, talks about how older workers are in demand and how she ended up with her dream job at the age of 64.
19:44
February 01, 2023
Covenant Presbyterian Church (Underground Railroad)
Covenant Presbyterian Church (Underground Railroad)
Lars Morrison, Clerk of Session with Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler, talks about its connection to the underground railroad.
21:24
January 31, 2023
Butler Little Theater
Butler Little Theater
Sue Collier, Chair of the Butler Littler Theater Board, talks about what it takes to pull off a performance at the Butler Little Theater and the need for volunteers.
22:45
January 30, 2023
Water Rescue
Water Rescue
Butler County Community College professor and Butler County Team 300 Technician, Chris Calhoun, talks about water rescues in this area and his opportunity to educate teams in Australia.
34:01
January 26, 2023
Andre Parker
Andre Parker
Andre Parker, local community member, talks about his first book called Interviewing Granddad, and shares how he pulled real life experiences into the story.  The premise is a young man who sits at the gravesite of his grandfather to share his personal thoughts and reflections.
16:14
January 25, 2023
Matthew Kraemer
Matthew Kraemer
Butler Symphony Orchestra Director, Maestro Matthew Kraemer, shares about his time with the organization and his future plans as he moves on from directing the orchestra in Butler County.
15:38
January 23, 2023
Older Workers
Older Workers
Judy Balloff, a financial advisor and author of 365 Days of Abundance, talks about how older workers are in demand and how she ended up with her dream job at the age of 64.
19:44
January 20, 2023
Blackwood Arts
Blackwood Arts
Jason Wiles, with the non-profit organization, Blackwood Arts, talks about the theater pipe organ that is played on location for concerts, as well the mission to keep its music alive.
25:55
January 18, 2023
Talking to Kids About Inflation
Talking to Kids About Inflation
Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid, talks about how to talk to your kids about money and inflation.
17:32
January 17, 2023
Warming Centers
Warming Centers
The segment focuses on the warming center in downtown Butler at Glade Run Lutheran Services.  On this program is Steven Green, CEO of Glade Run, and Amanda Feltenberger with the Butler County Homeless Services.
26:00
January 16, 2023
Art Center
Art Center
Ann Stockart, Treasurer with the Butler County Arts Center, talks about how this nearly 100 year organization in Butler is on the verge of closing.
22:42
January 13, 2023
Butler Little Theater
Butler Little Theater
Sue Collier, Chair of the Butler Littler Theater Board, talks about what it takes to pull off a performance at the Butler Little Theater and the need for volunteers.
22:45
January 12, 2023
Jake Kradel
Jake Kradel
Pitt offensive lineman and Butler graduate Jake Kradel recaps the Panthers football season, the Sun Bowl game and talks about Damar Hamlin.
19:33
January 11, 2023
Bill May
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
January 10, 2023
Hospital Violence
Hospital Violence
Dr. David Rottinghaus, Chief Medical Officer of the Butler Health System, talks about a recent press release from the Chief Medical Officer Consortium concerning violence in health care settings and a call for support from the public.
18:44
January 09, 2023
Water Rescue
Water Rescue
Butler County Community College professor and Butler County Team 300 Technician, Chris Calhoun, talks about water rescues in this area and his opportunity to educate teams in Australia.
34:01
January 06, 2023
Plant the Moon
Plant the Moon
Dr. Estelle Couradeau, Ph.D. Assistant professor, College of Ag, ESM Department at Penn State, talks about her class's participation in the Plant the Moon Challenge.  
18:53
January 05, 2023
Flu
Flu
Dr. Veronica Vezzani, a BHS Primary Care doctor located in Zelienople, talks about the flu.
16:38
January 04, 2023
Penn Theater
Penn Theater
Bryan Frenchak, the new owner of the Penn Theater in Butler talks about his journey and the purchase of the establishment.
21:60
January 03, 2023
Tyler-New Year's Eve and Day Spreads
Tyler-New Year's Eve and Day Spreads
Tyler Friel once again talks about his favorite foods, this time for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
16:58
December 30, 2022
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony, owner of Pentony Capital Management, recaps the year's financial news and looks to the market's future.
40:32
December 29, 2022
How To Digital Search Items at a Library
How To Digital Search Items at a Library
Peter Best, Assistant Director of Butler Public Library, explains how To digital search items at a library.
25:46
December 28, 2022
Jake Kradel
Jake Kradel
Pitt offensive lineman and Butler graduate Jake Kradel talks about the upcoming Sun Bowl and the past season at Pitt.
26:42
December 27, 2022
BCRN Christmas Carol
BCRN Christmas Carol
Staff members of the Butler Radio Network stage their version of the Christmas Carol.
30:26
December 23, 2022
Ice Skating Cities/Winter Damage To Lawns
Ice Skating Cities/Winter Damage To Lawns
We talk to Lawn Starter on a couple of winter topics.  Did you know Pittsburgh was #4 on a list of best cities for ice-skating?  Do you know how to recognize if your lawn has been damaged by the winter weather? Lawn Starter's editor-in-chief, Jeff Herman, joins the conversation.
16:01
December 22, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy shares the progress in the city of Butler and outlines projects that effect the city.
26:16
December 21, 2022
Warming Centers
Warming Centers
The segment focuses on the warming center in downtown Butler at Glade Run Lutheran Services.  On this program is Steven Green, CEO of Glade Run, and Amanda Feltenberger with the Butler County Homeless Services.
26:01
December 20, 2022
VA PACT ACT
VA PACT ACT
Sharon Coyle, Executive Director of the Butler VA Health Care System, and Jennifer Vandermolen, Director, Pittsburgh VA Regional Office, explain the PACT ACT and how veterans are able to access benefits.
26:59
December 19, 2022
Penn Theater
Penn Theater
Bryan Frenchak, the new owner of the Penn Theater in Butler talks about his journey and the purchase of the establishment.
21:60
December 16, 2022
Suicide Awareness Month
Suicide Awareness Month
Dr. Shanea L. Clancy, with Butler VA, talks about suicide prevention for veterans.
20:14
December 14, 2022
BASD Fisheries Program
BASD Fisheries Program
Mr. David Andrews, a former 7/8 grade science teacher with Butler Area School District, talks about the BASD Fisheries Program and how classes raise and then release trout in area waters.  His current role is Instructional Coach for Student Engagement with the Butler School District.
15:54
December 13, 2022
Stress/Holidays
Stress/Holidays
Ruthann Durso, Behavioral Health with the Butler Health System, talks about stress during the holidays and how to navigate it.
28:57
December 12, 2022
Flu
Flu
Dr. Veronica Vezzani, a BHS Primary Care doctor located in Zelienople, talks about the flu.
16:38
December 09, 2022
BC3 Update
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer talks about the first graduating class of the LPN program, the food insecurities teams feeding those in need this month, and the sports programs with Butler County Community College.
16:24
December 08, 2022
Butler Library
Butler Library
Peter Best, Assistant Director of Butler Public Library, explains how To digital search items at a library
27:32
December 07, 2022
Generations in Workplace
Generations in Workplace
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27:43
December 06, 2022
Middlesex- Healthy Eating
Middlesex- Healthy Eating
Dr. Agnes Ghallagher and Dr. Cimperman, Middlesex Chiropractic Center and Holistic Health,  talk about healthy eating.
24:13
December 05, 2022
Blackwood Arts
Blackwood Arts
Jason Wiles, with the non-profit organization, Blackwood Arts, talks about the theater pipe organ that is played on location for concerts, as well the mission to keep its music alive.
25:55
December 02, 2022
Gambling Addictions
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.
24:04
December 01, 2022
Foods That Cause Anxiety
Foods That Cause Anxiety
Dr. Julie Gatza, co-founder of the Florida Wellness Institute, talks about foods that cause anxiety.
18:33
November 30, 2022
FBI Scams
FBI Scams
Supervisory Special Agent Jonathan Holmes, of the FBI Pittsburgh Division, talks about recent tech scams, some of which scammers take over your computer.
16:38
November 29, 2022
Caring Angels Program
Caring Angels Program
Kris Bowser, from the Butler Health System Foundation, talks about this year's Caring Angels Program.
27:04
November 28, 2022
Red Kettle Campaign
Red Kettle Campaign
Salvation Army Major Darlene Means talks about this year's Red Kettle Campaign.
21:40
November 25, 2022
Tyler's Thanksgiving Dishes
Tyler's Thanksgiving Dishes
Tyler Friel talks about Thanksgiving food ideas.
20:44
November 23, 2022
SRU President Search
SRU President Search
Jeff Smith, Chairman of the Slippery Rock University Presidential Search, talks about the 4 candidates that are in the running for the position.
27:57
November 22, 2022
Butterball Turkey
Butterball Turkey
Susan Smith from the Butterball Hotline discusses Thanksgiving turkey tips.
07:58
November 21, 2022
Pet Loss & Grieving
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
November 18, 2022
Jake Kradel
Jake Kradel
Butler graduate and current Pitt offensive lineman Jake Kradel talks about his career playing football.
18:25
November 17, 2022
FBI Scams
FBI Scams
Supervisory Special Agent Jonathan Holmes, of the FBI Pittsburgh Division, talks about recent tech scams, some of which scammers take over your computer.
16:38
November 16, 2022
Red Kettle Campaign
Red Kettle Campaign
Salvation Army Major Darlene Means talks about this year's Red Kettle Campaign.
21:40
November 15, 2022
Talking To Kids About Inflation
Talking To Kids About Inflation
Gregg Murset, CEO of BusyKid, talks about how to talk to your kids about money and inflation.
17:32
November 14, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Butler City Mayor, Bob Dandoy, talks about the Penn Theater, the CDBG Care Act grant money for the local parks, and the parking meter calibration.
25:14
November 11, 2022
BC3 Update
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the first graduating class of the Practical Nursing Program, as well as update on the capital projects, events, the Food Insecurity Initiative, and registration for the winter session.
24:29
November 10, 2022
Election Result Coverage
Election Result Coverage
Tracey Morgan and Tyler Friel discuss last night's election results.
21:23
November 09, 2022
Election Preview
Election Preview
Tracy Morgan and Tyler Friel preview tonight's election.
26:04
November 08, 2022
Food Waste
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
November 07, 2022
Butler Symphony
Butler Symphony
John Furman, Executive Director of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, talks about what it takes to be a great symphony and a professional performer.
25:52
November 04, 2022
Washington's Trail
Washington's Trail
We learn a bit about the history in Butler County by talking with Martin O'Brien about Washington's Trail.
16:07
November 03, 2022
10 Ways To Have A Good Day at Work
10 Ways To Have A Good Day at Work
Lisa Guard, with Specialized Staffing and Industry Recruiters in Butler, talks about 10 Steps to having a better day at work.
22:25
November 02, 2022
RSV in Kids
RSV in Kids
Dr. Richard Filiaggi, a pediatrician with the Butler Health System, talks about RSV in kids and explains what it is.  He also discusses what happens to our bodies when we get the common cold.
15:40
November 01, 2022
Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade
Entries are due for this year's Christmas parade in downtown Butler.  Registration forms are at www.butlerradio.com. 
15:58
October 31, 2022
Covenant Presbyterian Church (Underground Railroad)
Covenant Presbyterian Church (Underground Railroad)
Lars Morrison, Clerk of Session with Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler, talks about its connection to the underground railroad.
21:24
October 28, 2022
BASD Fisheries Program
BASD Fisheries Program
Mr. David Andrews, a former 7/8 grade science teacher with Butler Area School District, talks about the BASD Fisheries Program and how classes raise and then release trout in area waters.  His current role is Instructional Coach for Student Engagement with the Butler School District.
15:54
October 27, 2022
Hang Tough
Hang Tough
Sharon Schneider, founder of Hang Tough, talks about this year's initiative to offer cancer patients a gift to uplift their spirits during the holidays.
16:33
October 26, 2022
Blackwood Arts
Blackwood Arts
Jason Wiles, with the non-profit organization, Blackwood Arts, talks about the theater pipe organ that is played on location for concerts, as well the mission to keep its music alive.
25:55
October 25, 2022
BC3 Empowerment Initiative
BC3 Empowerment Initiative
Tricia Pritchard talks about the Butler County Government Initiate at Bc3 and the effort to teach people life and communication skills.
26:27
October 24, 2022
Hang Tough
Hang Tough
Sharon Schneider, founder of Hang Tough, talks about this year's initiative to offer cancer patients a gift to uplift their spirits during the holidays.
16:33
October 21, 2022
Wil White
Wil White
Butler County's interim elections director Wil White discusses information voters need to know ahead of this fall's general election.
36:21
October 20, 2022
Mental Health Writing
Mental Health Writing
Alice Del Vecchio, Institute for Nonprofit Leadership  at  Slippery Rock University, and SRU student, Kimberly Wilsoncrot, talk about the benefits of writing when you're facing mental health challenges and a workshop to teach you how to write your story.
26:10
October 19, 2022
Dan Pastore
Dan Pastore
Democratic candidate for the 16th District Dan Pastore discusses his campaign, current events, and more.
29:45
October 18, 2022
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly
Congressman Mike Kelly visits to talk about the latest news from Washington and other current events.
39:57
October 17, 2022
Mental Health Writing
Mental Health Writing
Alice Del Vecchio, Institute for Nonprofit Leadership  at  Slippery Rock University, and SRU student, Kimberly Wilsoncrot, talk about the benefits of writing when you're facing mental health challenges and a workshop to teach you how to write your story.
26:10
October 14, 2022
BC3 Update
BC3 Update
Dr.  Nick Neupauer talks about the many positive things happening at Butler County Community College.
21:37
October 13, 2022
Kids Empathy
Kids Empathy
In this segment of the Extended News at Noon, we talk about the importance of teaching kids empathy.
21:33
October 12, 2022
Ghouls for Good
Ghouls for Good
Jordan Grady talks about the program Ghouls for Good, in which kids can get a free costume for Halloween.
16:22
October 11, 2022
Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade
Entries are due for this year's Christmas parade in downtown Butler.  Registration forms are at www.butlerradio.com.
15:58
October 10, 2022
Cultural District
Cultural District
Rotarian Leslie Osche talks about the launch of the Cultural District and all the activities on Saturday (10/8)
19:49
October 07, 2022
Grist Mill
Grist Mill
Polly Shaw talks about the Historic Grist Mill at McConnell's Mill.
24:31
October 06, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Butler City Mayor Bob Dandoy discusses the BASA sale and other city issues.
22:36
October 05, 2022
Butler Band Festival
Butler Band Festival
Butler Band Director, Jeff Kroner, shares his insights on another successful year for the Butler Band Festival and reflects on the benefit of music and how it can affect a young individual.
22:28
October 04, 2022
NAMI
NAMI
Donna Lamison, NAMI Butler Executive Director, and Haley Merchant, Sr. Director of Programs at Center for Community Resources, talks about a new initiative to reach young individuals to help them understand mental health.
25:44
October 03, 2022
Middlesex - Healthy Living
Middlesex - Healthy Living
Dr. Agnes Gallagher and Dr. Cimperman, Middlesex Chiropractic Center and Holistic Health,  talk about healthy eating.
24:13
September 30, 2022
Ian_Disney
Ian_Disney
Mike Mason, a Butler county native, shares his experience of Hurricane Ian while he is visiting Disney on vacation.
20:59
September 29, 2022
REGGIE
REGGIE
Bob Keefe, Executive Director of E2, walks us through RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and its importance to environment and economy.
23:14
September 27, 2022
Benefits of Networking
Benefits of Networking
BRX Butler, a local networking group, talks about the importance of networking.
19:45
September 26, 2022
Generations in Workplace
Generations in Workplace
Lisa Guard, owner of Specialized Staffing, talks about the different generations in a workplace.
27:43
September 23, 2022
Vehicles on Roadway
Vehicles on Roadway
Trooper Joshua R. Black, Community Services & PR officer with the PA State Police, Troop D, Butler, talks about which vehicles are allowed to use the roadways and which motorized units are not.
21:19
September 22, 2022
Gambling Problems
Gambling Problems
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.
23:44
September 21, 2022
Suicide Prevention (Vets)
Suicide Prevention (Vets)
Dr. Shanea L. Clancy, with Butler VA, talks about suicide prevention for veterans.
20:28
September 20, 2022
K-9 Funds
K-9 Funds
Police Chief Robert O'Neil and Lt. Brian Grooms talks about the decreasing Butler City K9 program funds.
19:00
September 19, 2022
Queen's Passing
Queen's Passing
Kristin Hibbs talks about what life is like in London after Queen Elizabeth II passing.
20:20
September 16, 2022
Door to Door Knocking
Door to Door Knocking
Jehovah's Witnesses talk about reinstating their door-to-door ministry.
19:57
September 15, 2022
Butler Area Public Library
Butler Area Public Library
Peter Bess, with the Butler Area Public Library, talks about library services, the app that has now added magazine to rent, as well as how listen or reading in different fonts can help some people take in information more comprehensively.
27:52
September 12, 2022
Covid Boosters
Covid Boosters
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about the new COVID booster.
18:37
September 09, 2022
BC3 Update
BC3 Update
Dr. Nick Neupauer, President of Butler County Community College, talks about the recent #1 Ranking from Niche, awards announcements, and the fall semester.
20:03
September 08, 2022
Kent Shoemaker
Kent Shoemaker
Kent Shoemaker, the long-standing voice announcer at Mars football and basketball games, reflects on his career as a teacher, coach, and sports announcing as he moves into retirement.
19:43
September 06, 2022
Artemis Flight
Artemis Flight
Jim Pawelczyk, former Columbia astronaut and a Professor at Penn State Extension, talks about the NASA launch of Artemis.
19:43
September 02, 2022
Butler Symphony Update
Butler Symphony Update
John Furman, Executive Director of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, talks about the upcoming season as well as what its like to be a professional performer.
26:52
September 01, 2022
Cultural District
Cultural District
Alina Glath and Commissioner and PM Rotarian Leslie Osche, talks about the Cultural District in Butler and the call for artists to participate.
23:19
August 31, 2022
Andre Parker
Andre Parker
Andre Parker, local community member, talks about his first book called Interviewing Granddad, and shares how he pulled real life experiences into the story.  The premise is a young man who sits at the gravesite of his grandfather to share his personal thoughts and reflections.
16:14
August 30, 2022
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Elaine Snyder, Co-President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Mars, talks about the beds they make and donate to kids without a bed to sleep in.
24:38
August 29, 2022
Author Pet Loss
Author Pet Loss
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
August 26, 2022
Band Jam
Band Jam
Bob Cupp and Tracey Morgan talk about the Band Jam, Grass Music Festival at Cooper's Lake Campground.
28:34
August 25, 2022
Career Track
Career Track
Kim Anthony, VP of Operations with Butler Career TRACK, talks about the emotional struggle a person can go through when they are let go from a job and are seeking a new one.
18:28
August 23, 2022
Butler Hometown Heroes
Butler Hometown Heroes
Retired Major-General Peter Talleri will be part of the Hometown Hero Program this week with the Butler Area School District.
22:28
August 22, 2022
SRU Student on History Channel
SRU Student on History Channel
Eric Finch, a Seneca Valley alum, and current Slippery Rock University student, talks about his win on History Channel's “Forged in Fire" as an amateur bladesmith.
16:57
August 19, 2022
German Counsel General
German Counsel General
German Consul General David Gill is planning on attending Mingle on Main on Thursday, August 18th.  He will be the highest-ranking German representative to ever visit the historic borough founded by German immigrants John Augustus and Carl F. Roebling in 1832.
16:44
August 18, 2022
Amir Mohammadi
Amir Mohammadi
Former Slippery Rock University Senior Vice President Dr. Amir Mohammadi speaks after his position was eliminated earlier this year.
25:57
August 17, 2022
Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes
Retired Major-General Peter Talleri will be part of the Hometown Hero Program next week with the Butler Area School District.
22:28
August 16, 2022
SRU On Campus Living
SRU On Campus Living
David Wilmes, Slippery Rock University's Chief Student Affairs Officer, talks about the recent decision to implement a two-year residence requirement.
18:50
August 15, 2022
Marci Mustello
Marci Mustello
Discusses upcoming events
22:40
August 12, 2022
BC3 Update
BC3 Update
President of Butler County Community College, Dr. Nick Neupauer, talks about the start of the school year, the newest foundation member, and new degrees being offered at BC3.
19:39
August 11, 2022
Butler Language Trip
Butler Language Trip
The Butler High School's German and French Clubs recently returned from a trip overseas.  We are joined by one of the instructors, a student, and his mother to talk about the experience.
26:35
August 10, 2022
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Elaine Snyder, Co-President of Sleep in Heavenly Peace in Mars, talks about the beds they make and donate to kids without a bed to sleep in.
24:38
August 09, 2022
Drug & Alcohol Services
Drug & Alcohol Services
The Butler County Opioid Overdose Coalition talked about a couple of upcoming events, one of hope and another focusing on grief.
23:60
August 08, 2022
Covid Unit UPMC
Covid Unit UPMC
We talk to UPMC's COVID Recovery Clinic in why they created the service to help people recover from COVID-19.
12:03
August 05, 2022
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy
Mayor Bob Dandoy talks about the city Street Scapes projects.
22:48
August 03, 2022
Local Weighlifter
Local Weighlifter
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
August 02, 2022
Family of those with Mental Illness
Family 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.
28:59
August 01, 2022
Suicide Prevention Line
Suicide Prevention Line
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now 9-8-8.  Kristen Houser, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Pennsylvania at PA Department of Human Services joins the discussion.
20:49
July 29, 2022
Author Dr. Neal
Author Dr. Neal
Dr. Jeffrey Neal, author of "What a Long Strange It's Been",  shares about his teaching experiences and the moment when a student shot and killed a teacher in school.
28:08
July 28, 2022
Management at BRN
Management at BRN
Butler Radio Network owners reminisce about owning local radio stations.
29:23
July 27, 2022
BHS Stein Award
BHS Stein Award
Dr. Dillon Stein and Dr. Kathy Salvaggi talk about Dr. Stein's recent national recognition with the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Award.
22:10
July 26, 2022
Bill May
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. Outlaw Frank James who with his brother Jesse became famous wild west train robbers. 6. Buffalo Bill Cody
26:19
July 25, 2022
AAA
AAA
Tiffany Stanley, Public and Community Relations Manager of AAA East Central, shares information on the rise of catalytic converters being stolen.
14:42
July 22, 2022
Andre Parker
Andre Parker
Andre Parker, local community member, talks about his first book called Interviewing Granddad, and shares how he pulled real life experiences into the story.  The premise is a young man who sits at the gravesite of his grandfather to share his person thoughts and reflections.
16:14
July 21, 2022
FBI Teen Academy
FBI Teen Academy
Felicia Trovato, Community Outreach Specialist with the FBI office in Pittsburgh, talks about the 2022 Teen Academy.
15:19
July 20, 2022
Infant Vaccinations
Infant Vaccinations
Dr. John Love, Infectious Disease Specialist with the Butler Health System, talks about the pediatric COVID vaccinations.  He also shares how COVID and Monkeypox are different.
24:39
July 19, 2022
Ukraine Update
Ukraine Update
Local community member, John Righetti, gives an update on his family's situation in Ukraine.
23:42
July 18, 2022
Butler County Tourism
Butler County Tourism
Jack Cohen, President of Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, talks about an effort to get local artists involved in Bells Across PA.
26:49
July 15, 2022
Polly Shaw
Polly Shaw
Polly Shaw, local historian, recounts the roads that are under Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park.
33:16
July 13, 2022
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management gives us the latest financial news.
40:16
July 12, 2022
Kids Empathy
Kids Empathy
In this segment of the Extended News at Noon, we talk about the importance of teaching kids empathy.
21:33
July 11, 2022
Scams
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
July 08, 2022
Algae Blooms
Algae Blooms
Bryan Swistock, Senior Water Resources Extension Associate with Penn State Extension, talks bout protecting dogs from harmful algae blooms that grow in lakes and waterways.
19:55
July 07, 2022
BHS - Jobs
BHS - Jobs
We talk with the Butler Health System about job openings within the Health System.
11:40
July 06, 2022
Humane Society
Humane Society
Ruth Light, Board Member of the Butler County Humane Society, talks about some specific pets looking for a home as well as what is considered to be 'kitten season'.
23:53
July 05, 2022
Jack Walker
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
Congressman Mike Kelly discusses political issues.
34:48
June 30, 2022
Scott Blasey
Scott Blasey
Scott Blasey talks about the upcoming Clarks performance at the Butler Fair.
08:23
June 28, 2022
Penn State Extension - Food Recall
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
Cruise-A-Palooza
Dan Cunningham joins the conversation to talk about this year's Cruise-a-palooza.
19:19
June 24, 2022
PACT
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pet Poison Prevention
11:24
June 14, 2022
Penn State Extension - Canning
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
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
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
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
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
5-1-1
Tina Gibbs, with PennDot talks about the importance of 5-1-1.
09:44
June 06, 2022
BHS...Dr.Stein Award
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
Camping App
Repeat of 4/21 show with Jacob Hagofsky of Pa Campground Association.
13:09
June 02, 2022
Coaching Kids to be Empathetic
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
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
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
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
Veterans Affairs
Shawnee Young, Director of Veterans Affairs, discusses her role with them.
21:16
May 24, 2022
Mental Health
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
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
Primary Election Coverage
Tyler Friel goes over the results of the Primary Election.
16:07
May 18, 2022
SV Senior Bike Ride
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
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
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
Charlie Gerow
Tyler Friel interviews Republican candidate for governor Charlie Gerow.
18:49
May 13, 2022
BC3 Update
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jennifer Steele explains why she is running for State Representative in the 11th District.
14:09
April 25, 2022
Marci Mustello
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
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
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
Congressman Mike Kelly
Tyler Friel interviews Congressman Mike Kelly.
46:52
April 20, 2022
Green Spaces
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
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
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
BC3 Update
Butler County Community College President Dr. Nick Neupauer updates college news and activities.
25:22
April 14, 2022
Pirates Talk
Pirates Talk
Tyler Friel discusses Opening Day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
23:22
April 12, 2022
412 Thrive
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
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
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
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
Howie Pentony of Pentony Capital Management gives us the latest financial news.
40:57
April 05, 2022
Caring Event
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
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
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
Vests for Ukraine
Sheriff Mike Slupe talks about donating vests to Ukraine.
17:53
March 30, 2022
Lasagna Love
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
Alopecia
Grant Gunderson, with Hair Restoration Institute in Pittsburgh (Omni William Penn Bld.), talks about Alopecia.
20:00
March 28, 2022
Ukraine - John Righetti
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
Andy Yaracs Jr. remembers his father and the Polka Party.
23:13
March 24, 2022
Ticks
Ticks
Christian Boyer discusses ticks and Lyme Disease.
10:32
March 23, 2022
Wally Dombroski
Wally Dombroski
Wally Dombroski of the Polka Country Musicians talks about his band and polka music.
15:03
March 22, 2022
Polka Party
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
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
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
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