This week, Larry and Lizzy offer a roundup of recent city council activity, including the hullabaloo over a new Auto-Zone store and the decision to hire a lobbyist to help the city win over state lawmakers in 2019. They also discuss the school board’s impasse over the appointment of a new member — a matter that’s now headed to a Dauphin County judge. They end with a mournful discussion about the state of the local news business and the nefariousness of venture capitalists and newspaper parent companies.
A note to our listeners: TheBurg Podcast is on hiatus after this episode, since Lizzy is taking a new reporting job in Harrisburg on Monday. Thanks to everyone who’s listened and shared feedback! The Pod will be back after we find a new city reporter.
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TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.