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TheBurg Podcast: Hope on the Menu, September 2020

Common ground is pretty uncommon these days.

Politics and other issues aside, there is one thing we all have in common: We all need to eat.

While the September 2020 issue of TheBurg might not bring about world peace, “the food issue” is chock-full of stories about restaurants, the people and personalities behind them, and other foodie-related topics.

TheBurg Podcast’s September episode dives into three of those stories, expanding them. And all three serve up a healthy helping of hope.

First, Peter Leonard, CEO of Little Amps Coffee explains how the Harrisburg-based business has stayed strong through this challenging year—and he even reveals Little Amps’ big plans for expansion.

When you consider Jason Meckes’ title (Experience Development Director) at Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, you might wonder what kind of tourism experience is possible amid 2020’s landscape, but he explains how he brewed one up—the Brew Barons Beer Trail.

There’s no question that the restaurant industry is struggling amid the pandemic. In order to help them, Carlisle’s Phil George took a creative approach. His story is proof that one person can indeed make a difference.

How do you describe the personality of Harrisburg? Editor Lawrance Binda tackles that question in his monthly feature, “The Most Harrisburg Thing”—and he serves up a smorgasbord in September.

Show Notes: Links to the print stories featured and expanded on this month’s podcast:

“A Java Well Done”

“Banking on Beer”

“Art with a Heart”

Meet some of the Harrisburg area’s most fascinating people, and hear their own authentic stories, expanded from every month’s magazine, on TheBurg Podcast—because there’s always “more to the story.”

TheBurg Podcast is hosted by Karen Hendricks, a lifelong journalist who also dabbles in PR/Marketing. Visit her website here. 

TheBurg is a monthly community magazine based in Harrisburg, Pa.; Lawrance Binda, co-publisher/editor.

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