In Touch Podcast

Backyard Broadcasting’s public affairs show that focuses on local life and events in our area.

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    Shawn Carey speaks with New York Times feature writer and Clinton County native Steven Kurutz, author of his latest book, "American Flannel: How A Band Of Entrepreneurs Are Bringing The Art And Business Of Making Clothes Back Home," published by Penguin Random House. During our conversation, Steven was traveling back home to Pennsylvania for the […]
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    In Touch this past Sunday, Soap Box Derby Williamsport, PA has started their season, preparing drivers for the big race down Market Street on June 8th.  Volunteer Mike Barclay talks with Freddi Hammer about the need for new volunteers, not just for race day, but for planning during the year, too! Soap box derby families […]
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    A volunteer fire company in Maryland is scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars, a sloth turns 54 and the Orcas are at it again, all on this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!
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    Luxury gym Equinox is launching a health program that will set members back $40,000 per year, a Massachusetts woman won $1 million twice in ten weeks and chickens were on the loose in Brooklyn!  These stories and more, this week in The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!
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    Rosa Yoo, a Forest Health Manager for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), gives an update on the Spongy Moth population in Pennsylvania and what they are doing, in coordination with other agencies, to suppress the Spongy Moth caterpillars that have emerged this spring. The goal of the DCNR Spongy Moth suppression program, through […]
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    Local non-profit group Girlz in the Hoodie, in conjunction with The Bar on Market and New Trail Brewing Company, is excited to host Rehab in its first ever Benefit Concert Series. The concert will be held at The Side Bar in downtown Williamsport on Sunday May 12 – Mother’s Day. Rehab, best known for the […]
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    A Florida man has been arrested for throwing pasta in a road rage incident, a London mother turned green after mixing multiple self-tanning products and a Philadelphia man is asking for help to find his emotional support alligator…these stories and more in this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!
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    There will be a Health and Resource Fair May 22nd 10a-1pm at Sojourner Truth Ministries at 501 High Street in Williamsport.  Pastor Angelique invites the community to the fair and showcases the agencies that will support this unique hands-on event with appropriate resources for the non-reading community and others in need of support.  Join in […]
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    The JV Brown Library in Williamsport has an 8-week Summer Learning Program that begins on June 15th.  Get your free library card and choose from a variety of free activities all summer, including field trips to swim, hike, and play in Lycoming County.  Freddi Hammer talks with Programming and Youth Services Director for the library, […]
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    It's the 4th episode in 2024 of the Backyard Business Spotlight with Shawn Carey and Jason Fink (President/CEO, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce).    Jason reveals details on the multi-million dollar baseball/softball project on the former Susquehanna Supply property, a big announcement from The District at Lycoming Valley, an update on the Maynard Street Wawa construction […]
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    The 2024 West Branch Susquehanna Home Builders Association Home Show is this weekend at Liberty Arena in downtown Williamsport, and invites all who have dreams of home ownership, repair, or a new look or addition for your home, to the three day show April 26th through the 28th. Laura Krieger tells Freddi Hammer about the […]
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    A Madisonville, Kentucky man was arrested after claiming to being chased by an "invisible man", police in Washington are looking for a woman dubbed "The Kissing Thief", a newlywed was horrified by the gift of a sculpture made from her new husband's nail clippings and more, this week in The Files Of The Strange and […]
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    An organization formed in Watsontown to help feed pets in need called Arthur’s Pet Pantry, is having a fundraiser festival on April 20th starting at 11am. Families and leashed dogs are invited to the Bone Hunt – like an Easter egg hunt for dogs with treats inside provided by MADS Doggo Bistro.  Freddi Hammer talks […]
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    The Geisinger Jersey Shore Level IV Trauma Team will host their 2nd Annual Agricultural Safety Fair on Saturday, April 13th at the Clinton County Fairgrounds from 10am until 1pm.  Geisinger Trauma Team Manager, Amy Swarthout talks about the specialized agencies who will provide demos and training about important safety topics, including stop the bleed training, […]
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    Veterans, First Responders, Law Enforcement and Gold Star Families are welcome to learn about Camp Freedom, near Carbondale, PA.  A facility dedicated to help those dealing with trauma or transition heal, by offering outdoor activities and camaraderie at an over 2,300 acre camp for free. 
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    You may soon be able to open display cases in stores with your phone, a church in Barcelona, Spain will soon be completed, 100 years after its designer died, a horse is rescued after taking a dip in a swimming pool in Georgia and more in this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange […]
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    Our third Backyard Business Spotlight of the year, with Jason Fink, President/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, has new information on the 2024 Grand Slam Parade, an update on airline service returning in May to the Williamsport Regional Airport, plus recaps on recent new business ribbon-cuttings and the upcoming April PM Exchanges.  
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    Girlz in the Hoodie is a non-profit organization that raises money to provide warm hoodies for women during their mastectomy recovery or chemotherapy treatment, as well as for scholarships for students who have lost a mother figure to breast cancer.  Girlz in the Hoodie will have a golf tournament in June and will raffle off […]
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    The U.S. research agency DARPA is looking to build a railroad on the moon, an English woman woke up and began to speak with a Welsh accent, the heaviest blueberry has been grown in Australia and more, in this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange & Deranged!
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    A Florida man has been arrested after joking about having a bomb while in line to board an airliner, Peter Kessner has reportedly seen and logged 10,000 species of birds and 2 stories about a man named "Deez Nuts"…plus much more in this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!
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