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Feb 2

Prism Episode 9: Pennsylvania's festivals offer more than just fun

From live music to chainsaws, the state's annual festivals celebrate everything under the sun. They also boost their communities, increase local pride, and showcase the host area for a wide swath of new people. The economic benefits redound throughout the year. In this latest episode, we're joined by representatives from Bethlehem's Musikfest and Ridgway's Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.

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Sep 12

A community-wide book club blooms in Norristown

As students came back to in-person learning, leaders in this Philadelphia suburb knew they needed something to spark a renewed passion for reading. Going strong into its second year, One Book One Norristown includes live events, book clubs, public art projects, and author visits.

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Jul 13

We Are Here Episode 9: Cultivating ideas in Erie

A "main street think tank" is bringing people together in Northwestern Pennsylvania, providing a space for deep conversations, community engagement, and growth. The Jefferson Educational Society is also listening, expanding their reach into new towns and neighborhoods.

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Jun 8

We Are Here Episode 8: Can young people embrace history?

They certainly can, whether it's through an innovative, low-tech museum or via oral histories of recent generations. In our latest episode, we talk about how institutions in Gettysburg and Philadelphia are bringing young people into the process of preserving the past.

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May 1

We Are Here Episode 7: If you knew York

Set amid the rolling hills and small towns of the county of the same name, York has a thriving arts community. From muralists to musicians to storytellers, the local creatives help this historic city tell its own story. In this episode, we spoke with two passionate Yorkers working to bring people together through the arts.

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