By The Herald
New Generation Apr 03, 2021
Episode 94: A passion for the silver screen (feat. Allyson Hood)
Allyson Hood joins us on the New Generation podcast this week to discuss acting in "A Man Called Otto" with Tom Hanks, how she got her start, dream roles and more.
Episode 93: The legacy of Buhl Park (feat. Ryan Voisey)
This week on the New Generation podcast Ryan Voisey, Buhl Park director of operations, joins the show to discuss the history of the park, his own personal connection, the park serving as a community hub and the many programs and attractions offered there.
Episode 92: Supporting LGBTQ youth (feat. Pam Ladner)
Pam Ladner joins us this week on the New Generation podcast to discuss the local LGBTQ support group she started, the pride picnic she organizes and her child coming out as transgender.
Episode 91: Maria Petrella-Ackley's love of theater
This week on the New Generation podcast Maria Petrella-Ackley, Black Sheep Players co-founder, joins the show to talk about the history of theater in the area, the upcoming production of "Bus Stop" that she is directing, her love for theater and more.
Episode 90: From Grove City HS to the Oscars (feat. Rob DeSue)
Rob DeSue, art director for Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" and a Grove City High School graduate, joins the show to discuss the movie winning an Oscar for best animated feature, working with del Toro, stop-motion animation and how he got his start.
Episode 89: Three decades of comedy (feat. Ty Mac)
This week on the New Generation podcast Ty Mac, a comedian who is performing at the Guthrie Theatre in Grove City later this month, talks about how he got into comedy, what to expect from him on stage, acting in movies and more.
Episode 88: Joining the ownership group of a football club (feat. Patrick Chovan)
This week on the New Generation podcast Patrick Chovan, part of the ownership group of the football club Campobasso in Italy, joins the show to discuss how he got involved with them, his personal connection to the team and what he is looking forward to achieving with the club.
Episode 87: Investigating the unexplained (feat. Bill Rigby)
This week on the New Generation podcast Bill Rigby, Agents of the Unexplained founder, joins the show to discuss his own experience with Bigfoot, local sightings of cryptids and UFOs and preview the upcoming Penn-Ohio Paranormal Conference.
Episode 86: Redlining (feat. Venise Abell)
This week on the New Generation podcast Venise Abell, a photography professor at Penn State Shenango, joins the show to discuss the historical effects of redlining on the black and brown community and her photography series based on it.
Episode 85: Basketball around the world with D'Asia Chambers
This week on the New Generation podcast D’Asia Chambers, professional basketball player and former standout at Farrell and SRU, joins the show to discuss playing in multiple countries, winning championships and more.
Episode 84: Educating homebuyers with Fontineese Green
This week on the New Generation podcast local realtor Fontineese Green joins the show to talk about her workshops for educating homebuyers, the state of the real estate market, her podcast and more.
Episode 83: How to run for office (feat. Thad Hall)
This week on the New Generation podcast Thad Hall, Mercer County elections director, joins the show to discuss workshops on how to run for office, looking back at the most recent election, the large amount of positions on the ballot in 2023 and everything else that goes into preparing for an election in the county.
Episode 82: The Farrell Podcast
This week on the New Generation Podcast members of The Farrell Podcast join the show to discuss their new podcast, the various segments featured and their love for Farrell.
Episode 81: 2022 Recap
This week on the New Generation podcast we discuss the Herald's top five stories of the year, the podcast episodes from this year that stood out to us and other favorites from 2022 such as movies and TV shows.
Episode 80: Shadowing Pros with Courtney Houston
This week on the New Generation podcast Farrell native Courtney Houston, Shadowing Pros founder, talks about mentoring people in the entertainment industry, moving from Farrell to Atlanta and more.
Episode 79: Harrisburg to Hermitage with Mark Longietti
This week on the New Generation podcast Mark Longietti, former state representative who served the 7th Legislative District for 16 years, joins the show to reflect on the eight terms he served and look ahead to being Hermitage's director of business and community development next year.
Episode 78: Promoting local art with Alane Jewel
This week on the New Generation podcast Alane Jewel, local artist and small business owner, joins the show to discuss her art, teaching youth and adult art classes, her inspiration and more.
Episode 77: Grand Homes of the Gilded Age (feat. Taylor Galaska)
Taylor Galaska joins us to talk about his new book "Grand Homes of the Gilded Age" and his passion for history and old homes this week on the New Generation podcast.
Episode 76: The Wandering Soul (feat. Dani Johnson)
This week on the podcast Dani Johnson joins the show to discuss her new business The Wandering Soul: Books, Gifts and Furniture that is opening soon in Sharon, her work as an author and her passion for promoting and revitalizing the city.
Episode 75: Finding success as an MMA fighter (feat. Jacob Lowry)
On this week's episode of the New Generation podcast undefeated professional MMA fighter Jacob Lowry joins the show to talk about his preparation methods, how he got into the sport and more.
Episode 74: Night of the Living Dead (feat. David Dye)
This week on the New Generation podcast Herald reporter David Dye joins us to discuss the 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead" and the local ties to the movie. In the spirit of Halloween, we discuss some of our favorite horror movies and wrap up the show with holiday themed "this or that" questions.
Episode 73: Prioritizing your mental health (feat. Kieran Davis)
Our guest on the New Generation podcast this week, Kieran Davis, joins the show to talk about mental health, his own struggles with anxiety, the inspiration behind his clothing line, Contagious Collection, and the importance of getting help.
Episode 72: Mercer County NAACP Interim President Deanna Yarboro-Brown
This week on the podcast our guest Deanna Yarboro-Brown, interim president of the Mercer County NAACP, joins the show to talk about the recent Freedom Fund banquet, her passion for the NAACP and more.
Episode 71: Sharon's future (feat. Bob Fiscus and Sherris Moreira)
This week on the podcast, Bob Fiscus, Sharon city manager, and Sherris Moreira, Sharon downtown development director, join the show to discuss new developments in Sharon, the spending of ARPA funds and the future of the city.
Episode 70: The importance of journalism with Sharon Sorg
Sharon Sorg, publisher of The Herald and several other newspapers, joins the show this week to talk about managing multiple papers, her journey through the news industry and what makes journalism important.
Episode 69: Transforming stadiums into golf courses with Alonzo Santiago
This week on the New Generation podcast our guest Alonzo Santiago, Hickory graduate and Stadiumlinks director of events, joins the show to discuss transforming stadiums into golf courses, working with professional sports teams and more.
Episode 68: Donna Pyles is giving back to her hometown
On this week's podcast Donna Pyles, DC Construction & Services LLC owner, joins the show to talk about giving back to her hometown of Farrell by building affordable houses.
Episode 67: Saturday Science with Homer Christie
This week legendary Grove City High School science teacher Homer Christie joins the show to talk about the revival of his popular Saturday Science event, reflect on his teaching days and share what keeps him going at the young age of 99.
Episode 66: Taylor Sherman of Valley Voices magazine
On this week's episode it is all about Taylor Sherman, editor of Valley Voices. She joins the show to discuss everything that goes into producing a monthly magazine, some of the memorable stories she has been able to share and more.
Episode 65: COVID-19 has Mercer County back in the red
On this week's episode Tracy Schliep, health equity coordinator for Mercer County, makes her third appearance on the show to give an update on COVID-19, vaccines, local COVID community levels being back in the red and monkeypox.
Episode 64: Dr. Thomas Armour: Preserving his father's aluminum legacy
This week Dr. Thomas Armour joins us in the studio to talk about his preservation efforts of the aluminum artwork done by his father, Arthur, and the miraculous story of how he saved the famous "Stag and Doe" from a fire at Wendell August Forge.
Episode 63: Amy Javens: Ironman Champion to CycleLife Studio
This week on the podcast, CycleLife Studio's Amy Javens stops by our studio to talk about what it takes to be a professional triathlete and Ironman Champion, as well as what she's aiming to provide for the community at CycleLife in downtown Sharon.
Episode 62: Young Professionals of the Valley
This week on the podcast members of the Young Professionals of the Valley, Tom Roberts, Leah Vuich and Ty Cole, join the show to talk about the group’s mission and what it means to be a local young professional.
Episode 61: Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids Soap Box Derby
Ahead of Saturday's Super Kids Soap Box Derby, Pam Dorfi, Greater Pennsylvania Super Kids founder, and Ashley Spears, who has participated in every race since the event began in 2008, join the show to talk about the history of Super Kids and how much it means to them and the local community.
Episode 60: Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County: Feeding the community one meal at a time
On this week's episode Rebecca Page, Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County executive director, joins us in studio to discuss helping those in need, the impact of COVID-19 and inflation, the success of Myron's Meal Mobile and the importance of the work done by the food warehouse in the area.
Episode 59: Alert nurses save baby's life
This week Meghan Simpson joins the show to talk about her son, Riley, who was born with cancer in February and how the actions of two nurses saved his life. To stay updated on Riley's story, check out "Riley's Rally Squad" on Facebook.
Episode 58: Jack of all Trades
This week Eric Poole, editor of The Herald, joins the show to discuss his journey to becoming an editor, the challenges that come with the new role, and what he enjoys most about his job.
Episode 57: Memorial Day Special Edition: Honoring our Veterans
In honor of Memorial Day, podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down with Jim Campbell, a U.S. Navy veteran, to talk about his experiences while serving and what Memorial Day means to him.
Episode 56: #ActionSpeaksLouder Challenge
This week Geno Rossi, Sharon code enforcement officer, joins the show to talk about the garbage littering the streets of Sharon, working with local students to clean up the city and what it would take to fix the problem. You can check out #GettingGritty4OurCity on Twitter and TikTok to see local sports teams challenging others to get out and clean up their neighborhood.
Episode 55: Robotics and Innovation
This week Dave Tomko of the Sharon robotics program joins the show to discuss all things robotics, the skills students learn while participating and the success the program has found across the country at various competitions.
Episode 54: Prerequisite Podcast
This week on the New Generation podcast special guest Andy Puleo, Penn State Shenango director of student affairs and host of the Prerequisite podcast, joins the show to talk all things podcasting and more.
Episode 53: National Donate Life Month Part 2: A man with a generous heart
For part two of our National Donate Life Month series, we are joined by Mary Grace Hensell and Melvin Protzman, who met after Mary Grace's son, Brian, died in a car crash in 2011. Protzman, who was in year four of waiting for a heart transplant, received Brian's heart and is now committed to making sure that Brian will never be forgotten. Hensell and Protzman met shortly after the transplant surgery and have been close friends ever since.
Episode 52: National Donate Life Month Part 1: Overcoming the Stigmas of Organ Donation
This week on the New Generation podcast, we introduce the first part of a two-part organ donation series. Allegheny Health Network board-certified general surgeon Dr. Jennifer Carpenter joins the show to talk about the importance of National Donate Life Month. Dr. Carpenter uses her expertise to educate the community and break down organ donation myths and misconceptions as an organ transplant specialist.
To become an organ donor, go to registerme.org.
Episode 51: Penn State Shenango athletic director makes Forbes' 30 Under 30 list
This week on the New Generation podcast Penn State Shenango athletic director Amanda Howett joins the show to talk about her new role at the university. In just over a year, Howett has increased the number of sports offered at the university from two programs to four and is preparing a fifth. Howett's devotion to improving athletics at the university gained attention on a national level when she was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.
Episode 50: Road to States
This week on the New Generation podcast, Kennedy Catholic High girls basketball head coach Justin Magestro and seniors Bellah DiNardo, Sophia Lombardi, and Alayjah Jones joined the show to talk about the basketball team's road to the PIAA Class 1A championship game. Despite losing in the state title game, seniors DiNardo, Lombardi, and Jones are content knowing they were able to lead their team to states after 21 years since the last time.
Episode 49: The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce: New vision and direction
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guest Olivia Brown, Executive Director of Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, joins the show to talk about the Chambers new vision and direction of enhancing member engagement with a renewed focus on improving the overall member experience.
Episode 48: "Songs From The Valley"
This week on the New Generation podcast, local musician and producer Bob Sparks, joins the show to talk about his instrumental album called "Songs From The Valley." After driving back into Sharon from Ohio, Sparks was inspired by the views of the valley and created an instrumental album that everyone can enjoy.
Episode 47: Women in Leadership and Revitalization
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guests Sherris Moreira, Sharon's downtown development director, and Courtney Cilli, Sharon's downtown events coordinator, joined the show to discuss their roles. As newly-appointed economic development officials, Moreira and Cilli's mission is to support businesses, attract new enterprises, and coordinate downtown business district events.
Episode 46: Entrepreneurship and Growing a Business
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guest Kara Wasser, founder and CEO of OhanaLink Technologies, joins the show to talk about her road to entrepreneurship, app development, and what it is like to be a woman in the tech industry. Wasser created the concept and design for OhanaLink Baby—a smartphone app to help expectant mothers and their support system bridge the communication gaps between patients and their families.
Episode 45: County EMS services in crisis
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guest Doug Dick, EMS chief for Superior Ambulance and president of the Mercer County Pre-hospital Care Council, joins the show to talk about the current state of EMS services in the county. Over the last 45 years, Dick has witnessed many changes in the industry, but with the recent decline in employees and lack of funding, he worries EMS services are in trouble.
Episode 44: Shenango Valley Animal Shelter
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guest Angelia Sherman, manager of the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, joins the show to talk about what all goes into running an animal shelter. As a life-long animal lover, Sherman enjoys working with animals despite the daily challenges faced.
Episode 43: Celebrating Black History Month
This week on the New Generation podcast, we kick off the month of February by celebrating black culture and black history. Special guest Jasmine Musgrave, marketing manager at African Ancestry; Creator, author, and designer at First Mommy DC, joins the show to talk about what Black History Month means to her. In addition, Musgrave shares historical black facts and African American literature that highlights black culture.
Episode 42: Frontline workers fight against COVID-19
This week on the New Generation podcast, we discuss the hardships of healthcare workers during a pandemic. Special guest Melissa King, Registered Nurse and hospital operations manager at AHN Grove City, joins the show to shed light on her experience working closely with COVID-19 patients.
Episode 41: "Jeopardy!"
This week on the New Generation podcast, special guest Dr. Patrick Lackey joins the show to talk about his recent appearance as a contestant on America's Favorite Quiz Show "Jeopardy!" Lackey, a Westminster College chemistry professor and 2003 Kennedy Catholic High School graduate, is a life-long "Jeopardy!" fan and has always dreamed of being on the show.
Episode 40: Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week on the New Generation podcast we discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on the world. Special guest Rev. James Hosey, Associate Minister of Valley Baptist Church in Farrell, joins the show to talk about the significance of MLK Day.
Episode 39: 2021 Recap
This week on the New Generation podcast Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery look back at 2021, highlight their favorite episodes of the year, and discuss what's to come in 2022.
Episode 38: Opioid Epidemic Part 3: Resources and Recovery
This week on the New Generation podcast, Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery discuss resources and programs in the Mercer County area for people who struggle with drug addiction in the third edition of the opioid epidemic series. Special guest Gloria Mackaly, President of the Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness, joins the show to shed light on her experience with helping drug addicts through their recovery journey.
Gloria has worked for the Court system since 1990, but it wasn’t until she worked as a Judge’s Court Clerk in Nevada that she had her first glimpse of Drug Addiction. While working in Drug Court, she gained a great deal of admiration for addicts in recovery, watching them grow week to week, all the while not knowing that one day it would personally touch her family. Gloria’s granddaughter became her inspiration for the Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness. Gloria continues to work in the court system as the Intake Officer of the Domestic Relations Section of Mercer County. She spends a great deal of time supporting the ROAR Center and working on collaborative programs with area agencies and foundations. (roarcentermccda.org)
Episode 37: Opioid Epidemic Part 2: Addiction
This week on the New Generation podcast, Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery explore the hardships of addiction and recovery from opioid usage in the second edition of the opioid epidemic series. In this candid conversation, special guest Brittany Keller, 31, of Sharon, opens up about her struggles with addiction. Keller slowly started experimenting with drugs to numb her pain, not knowing how addiction would soon affect her life.
Episode 36: Opioid Epidemic
This week on the New Generation podcast, Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery introduce the first part of a three-part Opioid Epidemic series. Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati, who joins the show later in the episode, discusses the current state of drug overdoses in the county.
Episode 35: Hermitage-Wheatland merger
New Generation hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sits down with Gary Hinkson, Hermitage city manager, and Ron Viglio, Wheatland mayor, to discuss the possible Hermitage-Wheatland merger.
Episode 34: Feeding the multitudes: Kennedy Catholic annual Thanksgiving food drive
New Generation hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down with Kennedy Catholic seniors Tom Malvar, Marissa Winland, Jude Yurisic and Ashley Wood to discuss the school's annual Thanksgiving food drive. Sister Margaret Pellerite, who joins the show later in the episode, started the food drive more than 40 years ago to help feed families in the Shenango Valley during the holiday season.
Episode 33: Veterans Day Special Edition
In honor of Veterans Day, podcast host Tanner Mondok sat down with Larry Howsare, a Vietnam War veteran, to talk about his time serving in the military. Howsare, who served in the Marine Corps from 1967 through 1971, now assists the local community as the Shenango Valley VFW Post 1338 commander.
Episode 32: Supply Chain, Inflation, Holiday Shopping and More
Episode 31: Halloween Edition- Digital Paranormal Investigations
New Generation hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down with Digital Paranormal Investigators Joe Moczan and Debbie Burns to discuss their line of work. In this conversation, the dynamic duo presents raw EVP audio files recorded from their encounters with the unseen.
Episode 30: Dog-boy, Sasquatch, UFOs and more..
New Generation hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down with Herald reporter David Dye to discuss Dog-boy, Sasquatch, UFOs, and more.
Episode 29: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down to discuss breast cancer treatment and the power of supportive family with this week's special guests, Dick Davis and Mary Michael. Mary is also featured in the October edition of Valley Voices, in which her husband, Dick Davis, beautifully illustrated Mary's battle with breast cancer.
Episode 28: Sharon Historical Society
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery interview Sharon Historical Society president Taylor Galaska. In this candid conversation, Taylor reveals what motivated him to get involved with the historical society. Taylor also provides interesting facts about Sharon's history.
Episode 27: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery interview Mercer County COVID Health Equity Coordinator Tracy Schliep. In this candid conversation, Schliep provides information on the current state of vaccine distribution in Mercer County, along with information on booster shots.
Episode 26: Diversity and Inclusion
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sits down to discuss the complexities of bias, privilege, diversity, equity with this week's special guest, Dr. Anthony Jones. Dr. Jones currently works at Thiel College as the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion. Last Thursday, Dr. Jones visited Sharpsville Area Middle School to speak with the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders about topics such as diversity and inclusion.
Sports Report #2
A lot to talk about on this week's episode of the New Generation Sports Report as Ed Farrell previews the packed football schedule for this weekend.
Episode 25: Beautifying Farrell one mural at a time
Sports Report #1
On the inaugural episode of the New Generation Sports Report we discuss the major impact COVID-19 is having on the fall sports season and preview this weekend's football matchups.
Episode 24: 9/11
On the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, New Generation hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sit down with Herald reporter David Dye to discuss how the three of them were born just a few years prior to 9/11 and how their memories of that day are faint, but they live with the effects every day.
Episode 23: The Black Sheep Players
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery are back for another week to highlight local performing arts organization, The Black Sheep Players. This week's special guests include Maria Ackley, Leon Avery, and Chicago playwright David Alex. Ackley, Avery, and Alex join the show to discuss what the public can look forward to seeing in The Black Sheep Players' upcoming production, "N."
Episode 22: Football season is back
Episode 21: Crime Of Punishment Part IV
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery interview Herald editor Jeff Gerritt to discuss The Herald's upcoming editorial, the "Crime of Punishment: The possibility of executing an innocent person." This week's special guest is Darrell Siggers, 57, of Detroit, who spent 34 years in Michigan state prisons for the 1984 murder of James Montgomery — a murder he didn't commit.
Episode 20: The Zip Code Podcast
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery sits down to discuss podcasting with this week's special guest, Sean Zippie, the creator of " The Zip Code" podcast. During the pandemic, Sean decided to try something new by starting a weekly live show where he brings on unique Mercer County natives to talk about anything from their life's journey to what they had for breakfast.
Check out "The Zip Code" on Instagram @the_zipcode and Facebook @thezipcode.
Episode 19: Mental Health Awareness
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery discuss the importance of mental health awareness with this week's special guest, Jim Melvin, the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission Chief Clinical Officer.
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local and national news.
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local and national news. Herald managing editor Eric Poole joins the show to discuss the top crime story of the week.
Episode 16: Crime of Punishment Part III
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery interview Herald editor Jeff Gerritt to discuss The Herald's upcoming editorial, the "Crime of Punishment: How and why executions are becoming rarer in the United States."This week's special guests include Robert Dunham, the Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center. A nationally recognized expert on the death penalty, Dunham has 25 years of experience as a capital litigator and teacher of death penalty law, including arguing in the United States Supreme Court. In this candid conversation, Dunham covers what systematic problems encompass the death penalty.
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local and national news.
New Generation podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local and national news.
Episode 13: Vaccine Hesitancy
Episode 12: Performing Arts
To donate to the organization, go to paohiogives.org!
Episode 11: Crime of Punishment Part II
Herald editor Jeff Gerritt joins the show to discuss Saturday's three-part editorial "CRIME OF PUNISHMENT: In the shadow of death," which examines why the death penalty should be abolished. Special guests Sylvester and Vicki Schieber join the show to explain why they opposed the death penalty for their daughter Shannon's murder. In an abstract way, the Schieber's had always opposed the death penalty because it went against their faith-based lifestyle and moral beliefs. Since Shannon's death, the Schieber's have become advocates of abolishing the death penalty in Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Episode 10: Viral TikTok
Episode 9: Memorial Day Special Edition
In honor of Memorial Day, podcast hosts Tanner Mondok, and Janeé Avery sit down with three veterans to talk about their time served in the military. The first guest, Nathan Floyd, has done over 17 years in the U.S. Army and now works as the Administrative Assistant for Mercer County Veterans Affairs. To conclude the show, former Marine Don Huntington and retired Air Force soldier Jodi Fitchko join the episode and discuss what resources are available to Veterans.
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in national and local news.
Episode 7: COVID-19 Vaccine
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in national and local news. Adam Critchlow, Director Of Operations at AHN Grove City, joins the show to discuss the company's efforts in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to adults and adolescents.
Episode 6: Robinson Trial
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local news. Herald reporter Melissa Klaric joins the show to discuss the controversial trial of Nicoletta Robinson, who was found guilty of selling drugs that resulted in the fatal June 2019 overdose of a 32-year-old Coolspring Township woman. Mercer Country Director of Elections, Thad Hall, makes an appearance on the podcast to discuss the upcoming Primary Elections.
Episode 5: Landscape
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local news. Herald reporter Melissa Klaric joins the show to discuss an intriguing landscape project in Downtown Sharon featuring 11 goats and a donkey.
Episode 4: Accountability
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local and national news. Farrell native Pastor Tiffany Holden joins the show to discuss the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. In this candid conversation, Holden gives her perspective on what changes need to be made on a national level and our local community.
Episode 3: New Development
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local news. Jim Landino of JCL Development joins the show to discuss a $5 million business venture between his company and Penn State Shenango. The 56-year-old Sharon resident has made a lifestyle out restoring lifeless and deteriorating properties. Through JCL Development, Landino owns about 50 properties in Mercer County, but the bulk is in downtown Sharon.
Episode 2: Crime of Punishment Part I
Podcast hosts Tanner Mondok and Janeé Avery recap what happened this week in local news. Special guest Herald editor Jeff Gerritt appears on the show to address an editorial piece published this week, which prompts a "Call to action" for government officials to abolish Pennsylvania's death penalty.
Episode 1: Tax Evasion
New Generation host Janeé Avery and Tanner Mondok sit down to discuss what to expect in the upcoming season.