What do HempWood in Murray, Kentucky, and Cedar Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have in common? Both are hemp businesses involved in projects selected by USDA to receive funding in the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. Does this mean that Cedar Meadow Farm and HempWood each get a big bag of money from the government? Nope, that's not how it works, but on this week's podcast we dig in and try to find out what it all means. First, Greg Wilson, founder of HempWood, talks about his connection to the Lincoln University project that was awarded $5 million in the program to scale the hemp supply chain as a carbon negative feedstock for fiber and fuel. Wilson said he is especially enthusiastic about the educational aspects of the project. “If more people know how to grow hemp and it de-risks the situation, it will help our supply chain for making building materials,” he said. HempWood produces flooring made from hemp stalks held together by a soy-based glue in a carbon-negative facility in Murray, Kentucky. “It's the only carbon negative flooring that's made in America that is certified by the USDA as well as three nonpartisan certifying bodies for our lifecycle analysis and environmental product declaration that have just been formally published by ASTM last month,” Wilson said. Then, we check in with Lancaster County hemp farmer and cover crop expert Steve Groff, whose Cedar Meadow Farm is a partner in a project awarded $15 million to develop the fiber and grain sectors of the industry. Groff said he is excited about the project because its goals match what he's doing on his farm. “Growing all kinds of hemp — CBD, fiber and grain — and to do that in a way that's, well, climate-smart,” he said. HempWood https://hempwood.com/ Cedar Meadow Farm https://cedarmeadow.farm/ Check out Lancaster Farming's Hemp Special Section https://lancasterfarming-pa.newsmemory.com/?special=Hemp Lancaster Farming Visits HempWood in Murray, KY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uua964Y6BbA What is HempWood in 60 Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqIZZqZx43Q Thanks to our Sponsors: IND HEMP https://indhemp.com/ Mpactful Ventures https://www.mpactfulventures.org/
Surprise! We're back early! We had two big weekends and didn't want to make you wait to hear about them! We were at Bird in Hand Half Marathon last weekend in beautiful Lancaster County, PA where we ran with friends and met up with the Rise & Run crew! Then this past weekend we returned to the Knob! It was another great weekend meeting listeners and hanging out with friends and climbing mountains. The word of this weekend was "mean"... as in Ben from Allegheny Trailrunners is just MEAN. Find out how the races went for Michael and Tom along with all our friends! Who is joining us for the next one???? . EP 60 Chapters Open/ What We Are Running For 00:00 - 21:53 Resetting Goals 21:53 - 31:45 Bird in Hand Half 31:45 - 56:04 Rock N The Knob 56:04 - 1:59:15 Something Good 1:59:15 . Come laugh with us as we share our running experiences and talk about everything from our favorite beer runs to our chafing nightmares. Tell us what YOU run for... Email us or leave a voice memo at WillRunForPodcast@gmail.com Find us on Facebook and Instagram @WillRunForPodcast Tag your pictures and stories @WillRunForPodcast and help grow our community.
What research is emerging around plant health and soil biology in relation to nutrient-dense food? What role can farmers and gardeners play in building soil health to grow nutrient-dense food? Farmer, on-farm researcher, author, and Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff shares his experience and insights on keeping soil biology alive and well for soil and human health. Steve is a third-generation farmer based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who was an early innovator in using a roller-crimper in his no-till commercial vegetable operation to manage and terminate his cover crops. His grandfather was an early adopter of cover crops in the 1950s. Steve was at the forefront in using a daikon radish or "Tillage Radish" to naturally bio-till the soil with the plant's tuberous roots to alleviate compaction and encourage biological life. Steve also emphasizes that farmers need to continue to do their own on-farm research and have an adaptive mindset for the ever-changing world of agriculture, particularly as research on nutrient-dense food as prevention and medicine continues to grow and be rediscovered. To learn about Steve Groff's soil health journey and mindset, you can read his new book The Future-Proof Farm: Changing Mindsets in a Changing World, which is available online at https://stevegroff.com. For more information about soil health and cover crops, please visit the Virginia Soil Health Coalition's Tips and Resources website at https://www.virginiasoilhealth.org/resources-1. To take the pledge to follow and educate others about the four core soil health principles, please visit the 4 The Soil website at https://www.4thesoil.org/take-the-pledge.html. Please visit the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Library of Medicine at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ for emerging research studies and findings on soil and human health connections. The 2007 NIH-supported Human Microbiome Project is a multi-year research study that specifically includes research on the connections between soil diversity and the microbiological life of the human gut.
The One World Festival will be held this weekend at Franklin and Marshall College. The festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center. Deepa Balepur, chair of the One World Festival Committee and president of the Indian Organization of Lancaster County; Dorothy Dulo, the vendor coordinator for the festival and the founder and director of Rafiki Africa; and Dr. Nick Serrano, a retired family physician, member of the Greek Orthodox Parish appeared on Smart Talk to discuss the festival. The idea for one festival celebrating world cultures actually came about in 2018 when Balepur spoke with a woman at the Indian festival. "She said, 'Well, today is a very special day for Lancaster County.' And my question was why? Why do you say that?," Balepur said. "And her response was, 'Well, you know, I love Indian food, so I'm starting my day here. And then from here I'm going to go to downtown Lancaster because Rafiki is having their African-American festival there, after which I'm going to go to Long's Park because the Latin American community is having their festival there. Wouldn't it be great if you guys all came together and did this in one spot? It would be so convenient and there would be such fun.' "And, you know, that kind of just stuck with me. The next day I picked up the phone call the organizers of the other festivals and said, 'I have this crazy idea,'" Balepur said. There will also be quite the variety of food on Sunday. "We are going to have Indian food from Taj Mahal. We're going to have African food from Rafiki," said Doolan. "And then we're going to have great food from Gus's restaurant. And then we're going to have Italian food from Piccolo, Italy, and then we're going to have Latin food. A little bit of Mexican food. And then we're going to have African/Southern Soul Food from Exmouth. It's really fun to see such a variety come together in one location." The event is free and open to the community, and will be a big celebration of the diverse cultures from the region with food, dancing, shopping and more.Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Melody Sanders is the CEO & President of the Board for The Pet Pantry which was founded on three core services – to fix, feed, and rescue animals in need.Lindsay High is the Development Director for Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. Through this role she is able to build lasting connections within the community in order to influence measurable and positive change in the lives of homeless, neglected, and abused animals who are receiving lifesaving care through the organization.The Pet Pantry was founded on three core services – to fix, feed, and rescue animals in need. Each year the Pet Pantry helps place over 500 animals in need of love and care into homes that share Mel's core philosophy.
Local pastor Joel Saint joins The Lancaster Patriot's Chris Hume to discuss the increased funding for government education and provide commentary on the socialistic education system thriving in Lancaster County and the United States. (To watch the video of the podcast, visit The Lancaster Patriot's YouTube channel.)
There are some gaping holes in the security of elections in Pennsylvania that make it impossible for the responsible officials to determine whether the election results they must certify are legitimate, warned former Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Elections Judge Mike Miller in this interview with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman. In particular, Miller warned that ... The post Election Judge: “It’s Like Refereeing Only First 80% of Game” appeared first on The New American.
On Aug. 31 local pastor Joel Saint (Independence Reformed Bible Church) addressed the three Lancaster County commissioners regarding socialism. All three commissioners responded to the pastor's comments.
Today's guest is Meagan Liesveld, executive director at United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, which works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Lincoln and Lancaster County.Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!
"Just get the Word of God in kids' hearts and it changes things.” Yes it does! God's Word gets right to the heart of the matter. Today Stacy speaks with Executive Director of Bible2School, Kori Pennypacker. Listen in as Kori shares about the open doors to share Jesus with elementary students in public school; it's one story of answered prayer after another. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Kori Pennypacker serves as Executive Director of Bible2School, a non-profit organization that offers Bible Electives to public school children during their school day in Lancaster County, PA. Kori has a Bachelor's Degree from Shippensburg University and has over 15 years of Children's ministry and leadership experience, including 10 years as Early Childhood Director at LCBC Church, a growing megachurch based out of Lancaster County. She leads a team of over 150 volunteers and staff with the goal to have a Bible elective available in every school in her county and to influence other counties in the nation to do the same. Kori lives in Lititz with her husband Blaine and her three high school and college-age sons: Justin, Matt, and Ben. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering with her husband to mentor engaged couples in her church. SCRIPTURE: (NKJV unless noted) “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10-13 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 LINKS: Bible 2 School You Can Tell the Children Podcast MOMS IN PRAYER New to Moms in Prayer? Find Out More! PRAY with Moms in Your Community for Your Children Support Our Mission Moms in Prayer Shop The Moms in Prayer International Training Channel podcast Bless Our Schools Sunday
A Raleigh mother told WCNC Charlotte her three-year-old was enrolled at Tutor Time's Steele Creek branch last week. "My daughter is living with her grandmother right now in Charlotte. My son, her brother, is having some health issues," Alyssa Stillwell explained. "They don't know what's going on, but he has severe neutropenia. He cannot get sick. Because he's also in kidney failure, he's at risk of another kidney injury. So we decided that my daughter should stay with her grandma for a couple of weeks to a month until we figure out what's going on." Stillwell was able to log onto the daycare's live stream last Tuesday and said she was disturbed by what she was watching. "The first thing that happened was the ruler thing," Stillwell said of the teacher. "I can't really tell if she hit that kid. It looked like it." READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/life/parenting/i-thought-she-was-gonna-slam-him-hard-mothers-tiktok-video-of-charlotte-day-care-alarms-area-parents-children-cps-police/275-7a2c6069-6cb9-4780-8052-6157735cd22c A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Lancaster Motor Speedway that left one person dead Saturday night, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Just before 11 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting during the last event of the Steven Johnson Memorial Race, just inside the front gate near the ticket office. A 53-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds and began receiving aid from deputies working extra duty at the track, deputies said. The man was later taken to MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center where was pronounced dead, according to deputies. The Lancaster County Coroner's Office later identified the victim as 53-year-old Rodney Cunningham of Heath Springs, SC. An autopsy will be scheduled by the Lancaster County Coroner who will identify the victim at a later time. Lancaster County deputies named 37-year-old Bryan Terrell Mitchell as a suspect shortly after arriving at the speedway. READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/1-person-killed-during-race-lancaster-motor-speedway-saturday-night-deputies-say/275-ef3a125d-c296-4b80-b627-ccc7540e236b Watch Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WCNC Charlotte, and as always, join the conversation on social media using #WakeUpCLT!
Mark Boldizar is best known for leading Fortune 500 companies as well as individual seven-figure entrepreneurs to realize their full potential. With Jack Canfield's endorsement he co-wrote the bestselling book Unleash Your Future and was the first guest on his show Talking About Success. Mark has been featured in everything from the Los Angeles Tribune to Top Talent Magazine and he has shared the stage with living legends that include Denis Waitley, Bob Proctor, Les Brown, John Assaraf, and more. Mark has even been awarded a US patent for an innovation in the semiconductor industry. When he isn't teaching people how to move from settling to success through the Law of Attraction, he can be found running or biking through beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.Today, he is here to talk to us about the Mind Acceleration Effect.Connect with Mark:Get Your Free Law of Attraction (LOA) Report - The New Science of SuccessWebsite: https://newscienceofsuccess.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewScienceOfSuccessLinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mark-boldizar
When widower Stephen Lapp moves his five children from New York State to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, his only plan is to buy his family's farm stand, Lapp's Pastured Pork. That way, his brother can move closer to his fiancée and open his own stand. But on Stephen's first trip to the market, his brave act of kindness nearly ends in catastrophe—until strong-willed Nettie Hartzler saves him—and makes an impression he can't forget . . .
Zac Bauermaster currently serves as principal at Kissel Hill Elementary School, located in the Warwick School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. … Continue readingPMP308: Leading with a Humble Heart with Zac Bauermaster The post PMP308: Leading with a Humble Heart with Zac Bauermaster first appeared on Principal Matters.
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Episode 46 – Originally Published January 2018 Content warning – discussions about depression, mental health struggles and murder In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across back yards in Manheim, PA, located in Lancaster County. He wasn't on his way home from a … Continue reading "The Lone Survivor: Part 1" The post The Lone Survivor: Part 1 appeared first on TwistedPhilly.
Episode 47 – Originally Published January 2018 Content waring – discussions of depression, mental health struggles, murder and suicide In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across back yards in Manheim, PA, located in Lancaster County. He wasn't on his way home from … Continue reading "The Lone Survivor: Part 2" The post The Lone Survivor: Part 2 appeared first on TwistedPhilly.
After receiving a tip, administrators at South Middle School in Lancaster, South Carolina, found a gun in a student's book bag on Monday, the Lancaster County School District confirmed Monday afternoon. This comes as students in Lancaster County head back to school Monday. According to a news release from the district, after receiving the tip from another person who saw the pistol, the student was taken out of class and detained, then the pistol was recovered. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the student had a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol with a loaded magazine; a round was not chambered. The student did not point the pistol at anyone or make any threats, according to the sheriff's office. READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/gun-found-students-book-bag-south-middle-school-lancaster-south-carolina/275-999da6a3-b541-42f4-9192-306d1f331616 A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his narrow 2020 general election loss in the state. Attorneys for Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, had argued that his position as a U.S. senator provided him immunity from having to appear before the investigative panel and asked the judge to quash his subpoena. But U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May wrote in an order Monday that immunities related to his role as a senator do not protect him in this case. READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/lindsey-graham-georgia-election-probe-donald-trump/101-b7e55f90-a7ad-483d-adde-1ad3c87b6a8b And on this morning's edition of #WakeUpCLT To Go, we're discussing the new social media trend that's taking over the workplace: Quiet quitting! It sounds bad, but is it? Workers say they're taking back their lives by no longer going above and beyond what they're paid to do. Watch Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WCNC Charlotte, and as always, join the conversation on social media using #WakeUpCLT!
Full Hour | In today's third hour, Dom welcomes Ray D'Agostino, Lancaster County Commissioner, back onto the Dom Giordano Program to discuss his continued effort to resolve election integrity issues in his county and in the State of Pennsylvania. D'Agostino, along with Josh Parsons in Lancaster County, proposed a resolution calling for the repeal of Pennsylvania's 2019 voting law that enabled mail-in balloting on a grand scale. D'Agostino provides an update on his resolution, explaining an unfortunate push back from commissioners across the state who “didn't want to go there.” D'Agostino explains why he's taken up this fight, and explains why he continues to push to secure our elections. Then, Dom welcomes Kathleen Carmody to the Dom Giordano Program. Kathleen is a parent in the Unionsville-Chadds Ford School District, who has been speaking out as the district tries to rewrite Pennsylvania law centered on Coronavirus. In a decision made by the school, administrators decided to strike language from their vaccine exemption guidance as set forth by the State, with parents up in arms over the decision which they argue is both illegal and immoral. Carmody suggests that administrators are looking to infringe on the rights of parents in the district, trying to take something that's a given and instead forcing parents to jump through hoops to access their rights. (Photo by Getty Images)
In today's third hour, Dom welcomes Ray D'Agostino, Lancaster County Commissioner, back onto the Dom Giordano Program to discuss his continued effort to resolve election integrity issues in his county and in the State of Pennsylvania. D'Agostino, along with Josh Parsons in Lancaster County, proposed a resolution calling for the repeal of Pennsylvania's 2019 voting law that enabled mail-in balloting on a grand scale. D'Agostino provides an update on his resolution, explaining an unfortunate push back from commissioners across the state who “didn't want to go there.” D'Agostino explains why he's taken up this fight, and explains why he continues to push to secure our elections. (Photo by Getty Images)
Parents all across the country and within our local school community are gearing up to take their young adult children off to college soon. It's a tumultuous time in anyone's life, and we all hope that our kids can hold fast to the faith they've built while they've been home. This week on our podcast, Veritas alumna Victoria DeWeese talks with Ty Fischer about a particularly turbulent experience she had years ago while attending the University of Virginia, and how that season in her life both rocked and shaped her faith, bringing her to where she is now. The conversation will help enlighten you as to how a classical Christian education, like the one here at Veritas, can help provide students with a strong foundation for their faith in Christ so that they can be better prepared to handle the inevitable rocky paths that lie ahead. Victoria graduated from Veritas Academy in 2013, studied systems engineering at University of Virginia, and now works as a software engineer. She lives in Lancaster County with her husband and young son. Victoria's mother, Mrs. Rhonda Forbes, is a longtime math and Omnibus teacher at Veritas Academy.
When thinking about recess most think about children, but the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design's Center for Creative Exploration has given recess a new twist. Art Recess, which started in 2019 prior to a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, provides adults with two and a half hours to work an art project of their own or an assigned art project while enjoying their packed lunch. The college of art and design believes this opportunity gives adults something better to do than “doom scrolling at their desk.” According to a Drexel University professor and researcher in art therapy, the act of creation can reduce stress and anxiety, improve one's mood, and increase problem solving skills. Natalie Lascek, Director of Center for Creative Exploration, said Art Recess is important because it provides a way for people to take a moment to pause and connect with others. "I think so many of us have this idea of productivity meaning that we're just like connected to everything all of the time," said Lascek. "...Giving yourself a break and indulging in creativity it really allows us to bring our best and most productive self to our work everyday." Adults engage in collage, zine making, drawing, water color, Crayola model magic, sharpie tye dye and other projects when participating in Art Recess. Lascek said a big part of Art Recess is having a lot of different things that people can try and finding where each person's comfortable entry point. To increase the reach of Art Recess, the Center for Creative Exploration has been talking to community partners about bringing the program to their spaces. Lascek said she hopes people extend Art Recess's reach by practicing it on their own and with other groups. "Maybe it's something that they can do for themselves, for their colleagues," said Lascek. "Maybe it's something that they can start in their own communities and make sure that they're all taking care of each other; and taking out a really mindful pause... and start their own Art Recess." The kickoff of the 2022 - 2023 Art Recess season will be held on Friday, September 30 from 11:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lancaster City Welcome Center, 38 Penn Square. For additional Art Recess dates and information visit Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Last week, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a hearing to examine the USDA Hemp Production Program. The subcommittee heard from a panel of producers, researchers, tribal members, and state ag commissioners that gave an overview of the hemp industry and offered insight toward the 2023 Farm Bill. Noting the absence of representatives from USDA and FDA, ranking member Jim Baird from Indiana said, “I do believe it is a missed opportunity that we don't hear from the federal agencies tasked with implementing provisions on hemp today.” On this week's podcast, we will listen to highlights from the hearing, including testimony from Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenberg, who offers five recommendations for how Congress can provide support to federal agencies to allow for greater flexibility and improve state-run hemp programs. First on her list is removal of DEA requirements for testing labs. “Our state-of-the-art laboratory began the process of obtaining DEA certification in 2019. However, as of this hearing we still await their approval,” Greenberg said. All panel experts expressed the need for clarification from the FDA concerning the regulation and use of CBD. Also on this week's show, we check in with Lancaster County hemp farmer and cover crop coach Steve Groff, who this week used a sickle bar mower to cut 5 acres of hemp on his farm in Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Groff's hemp was direct-seeded in 15-inch rows, roughly 50 pounds per acre, into a cover crop of black oats and hairy vetch on May 18. The crop reached a height of 12 feet in 75 days and had not started to flower before being cut. He will rake the cut hemp into narrow swaths and turn it a few times, allowing the stalks to ret before baling with a New Holland wet baler. Lancaster Farming also talks to Morris Beegle, organizer of the fourth annual Southern Hemp Expo, taking place in Nashville Aug. 18-20. Learn More: Watch the Congressional Hearing https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming/industrial_hemp/an-examination-of-the-usda-hemp-production-program/video_24fe545c-14d8-11ed-8f65-b7c948bba48f.html Watch Steve Groff Cutting Fiber at Cedar Meadow Farm https://www.lancasterfarming.com/community/videos/cutting-hemp-fiber-at-cedar-meadow-farm/video_b16f1980-14ce-11ed-acf3-fbdebeb1cdb1.html Southern Hemp Expo, Nashville, Tennessee, August 18-20, 2022 https://www.southernhempexpo.com/ Kings Agriseed's Field Day, August 16-17, 2022 https://kingsagriseeds.com/ Penn State's Twilight Hemp Walk August 16, 2022 https://extension.psu.edu/hemp-research-field-walk Thanks to our Sponsors All Walks Hemp Bedding https://allwalkspet.com/ IND HEMP https://www.indhemp.com/
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Murders that occurred 47 years ago don't often get solved. But then again, there are tools and technology available today that wasn't in 1975. That's when 19-year-old Lindy Sue Biechler was stabbed to death in her Manor Township apartment in Lancaster County. The case was officially cold until just two weeks ago when police arrested 68 year old David Sinopoli of East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. The break came when genetic genealogist CeCe Moore was able to connect DNA recovered from the crime scene to Sinopoli's family ancestry. Joining us on today's Smart Talk are Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams and CeCe Moore, Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs.Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The often spectacular views we see from drones, drones being used in warfare or flying inexpensive drones ourselves are how most of us have become familiar with unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. However, there's potential for drones to be used for many more purposes. That's what the DR1 Group is working on. The non-profit organization promotes the use of drone technology for unmanned flights. DR1 group has plans to open a facility in Columbia, Lancaster County – anchoring a business park on land that used to be an airstrip. Todd Kishpaugh, a board member and one of the founders of DR1 Group said on Thursday's Smart Talk.Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, I was lucky to havehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-paris/ ( Shannon Paris) as a guest on this episode. As a member of thehttps://www.mightynetworks.com/ ( Mighty Networks) team, Shannon offers a SaaS product to help people to establish, foster, and expand online communities. Shannon shared her journey with the company founder who had monetized her network by creating a community and took the business to the next level by showing others how they could do what she did. Shannon explains details about the product, and she also delves into how the structure and strategic deployment of a successful community can drive profit. In this podcast you will learn: What an online community might look like as part of your business plan How a service-based business can use an online community as an asset, not just a place to hang out and talk to each other The ways that a community can help you promote sales and expand your sphere of influence The benefits and differentiators of hosting a community on a platform other than the social media giants The importance of having a “Big Purpose” for your community Connect with Erin to strategize how you might use an online community to help make your business scalable and saleable. Bio: As an impassioned advocate for small business owners & creators, **Shannon Paris** believes in the life changing power of ethical entrepreneurship and community building. Shannon is Community Strategist with Mighty Networks, a premiere SaaS platform for creators and brands to start and grow communities they own. She works exclusively with Network Hosts building communities in the Mighty Pro plan - helping them bring to life their fully branded communities on the web and native iOS, iPad and Android apps. Before joining the Mighty Networks team, Shannon served as Community Advocate & Operations Director with Founder Tara McMullin at The What Works Network—a community of practice where experienced small business owners take decisive action to build more effective, sustainable, and profitable businesses one day at a time. She's still providing leadership to the community - now known as The Network - and examining what it means for an online community to shift from expert-led into a community-led/self organized model. She loves the synergy that comes from leveraging her years of managing, experimenting and iterating in her own community into strategic community design for other Mighty Networks Hosts. Formerly, Shannon was a buyer for Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retail non-profit organization. There she studied the effects of business ownership on developing economies through collaborative relationships with artisans working on handicraft and jewelry product design and capacity building. When she's not working, she's either singing and playing the ukulele, or taking in nature in her sleepy river town of Marietta, in Lancaster County, PA. Connect with Shannon: Online:https://www.mightynetworks.com/ ( https://www.mightynetworks.com/) On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shayshay.paris/ (https://www.instagram.com/shayshay.paris/) On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-paris/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-paris/) We would love it if you would consider supporting Shannon's favorite charity: https://www.revolutionlancaster.com/ (https://www.revolutionlancaster.com/) Connect with Erin and find the resources mentioned in this episode at https://www.hourlytoexit.com/podcast (hourlytoexit.com/podcast). Erin's LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinaustin/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinaustin/) Think Beyond IP YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVztXnDYnZ83oIb-EGX9IGA/videos ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVztXnDYnZ83oIb-EGX9IGA/videos) Music credit: Yes She Can by Tiny Music A https://www.angiemjordan.com/podcast-launch-bestie (Podcast Launch Bestie) production
The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a substantial increase in the number of people seeking food assistance. With stimulus money from the federal government, the return to work and many getting new jobs, the demand slowed down. However, just as many Americans have left the pandemic behind them, there have been a significant number of people who aren't able to put food on the table and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is seeing an increase in clients. For example, in Lancaster County more than 28,000 individuals received service in the first six months of 2022 compared to 18,000 in the same period last year — a 56% increase. During Monday's Smart Talk, Joe Arthur, the executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, indicated higher prices for food is a major factor in more people seeking assistance. Inflation has also impacted what the Food Bank can purchase, but Arthur indicated an emergency fund was used to stock their shelves. Arthur also said there's a disparity in food insecurity rates among people of color. According to the Food Bank, Black and Hispanic individuals are experiencing food insecurity at triple the rate of whites. Arthur encouraged those who need help to contact the Central Pennsylvanian Food Bank.Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Transcription:Ray Loewe00:02Welcome to Changing the Rules, a weekly podcast about people who are living their best lives and advice on how you can achieve that too. Join us with your lively host, Ray Lowe, better known as the luckiest guy in the world. Good morning everybody and welcome to our new podcast studio in Willow Valley, Pennsylvania. And we're here with brand new equipment, we have an engineer with us, Steve Wright, and Steve's at, I guess you call it a keyboard. Steve, I don't know what it is, but you manipulate things to make us sound better. All right. And I've got a great guest today. But before we get into the guest, I want to go back and mention the luckiest people in the world. So, the luckiest people in the world are those people who design their own lives, and then step into them and live them under their own terms. And you're going to see today that Kim is definitely one of those people. And the name of our show is Changing the Rules. And you know, all through our lives, we've been fed rules. We got them from our parents, the schools came in and threw new rules at us, then our jobs throw rules at us, the church thows rules at us. And in between, we've had other people that throw rules at us. And I think it was Steve Jobs that said that if you live your life by somebody else's rules, you're not living your life. And if you think about it, rules are meant for two things. They either tell you what you can't do or what you have to do. So, the luckiest people in the world are pretty good at sifting through those rules and changing them to make them fit their lifestyle and the lifestyle that they want to have. So today our guest is from downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles away from here. And there are four themes that she mentioned to me when we did our pre-interview. So here's what they are: Chocolate is a recurring theme in my life. All right. Adventure travel is a recurring theme in my life. I make my choices so that I can be happy. And last but not least, I love my life. So, Kim Schaller, I hope I pronounced that right, is our guest today. And Kim say hello to everybody. Kim Schaller02:39Hi, I'm so excited to be here. Thank you. Ray Loewe02:42Okay, well, you've had an exciting life. And I think what's going to happen is after this is done, everybody, first of all is going to know you're one of the luckiest people in the world. And then second of all, they're all going to want your life. So let's talk a little bit about going back. You worked many, many years for Hershey, right? Kim Schaller03:02I did, 31 years.Ray Loewe03:0431 years. So there is chocolate in your life, right? Kim Schaller03:08There is chocolate in my life for sure. Ray Loewe03:10And now you live in a condo, which is in what? Kim Schaller03:14In the old Wilbur Chocolate Factory. So I worked for a chocolate company and I live in a chocolate factory.Ray Loewe03:19And I would bet that somewhere between you eat chocolate too? Kim Schaller03:22I do.Ray Loewe03:23Yeah, isn't that wonderful? Kim Schaller03:24You know, I think when chocolate is around you, I'm just sort of immune to the lure at this point. It's there, but I do enjoy it.Ray Loewe03:32Okay, so you've had those two things, and then at this point in your life, your life is composed of being on several advisory boards, we're not going to take the time to talk about all of them. But you're active, you keep your mind active and stuff like that. But what we really want to talk about is the adventure travel that you are doing. Okay, and I think this is what. I'm searching for a word here, but this is what Kim's life is all about. And I think the first thing to start with is you're single, right?Kim Schaller04:08I am. I was married 26 years, but I'm single now.Ray Loewe04:11And you don't let this stop you from going anywhere. Kim Schaller04:15No, I don't. Ray Loewe04:16So, everybody out there that's single, get rid of the barriers right now. There's no excuse.Kim Schaller04:22Especially single women. I think a lot of women don't want to do that. There's a definite risk and there's fear. But you just have to do it.Ray Loewe04:30And you don't really travel alone. I mean, you leave alone, you're by yourself, but you join groups of people. So you're not alone. And there's some structure there and you get to meet a whole bunch of people that you didn't know before.Kim Schaller04:41Right, I'm into active travel. So I've traveled with companies that do hiking and biking and multi-adventure trips all around the world. I start out alone and I will usually visit the country for a couple days on my own before the trip actually starts. And then I meet all kinds of interesting people. The trips range from 10 to 20 people and we bike and hike and kayak. And so I love it. I love it.Ray Loewe05:05Okay, so give us an example of someplace you've been recently that excited you? Kim Schaller05:10Well, I'll tell you what. I mean, I figure I'm 64 years old, I've got plenty of years ahead. And I have spent quite a bit of time in Europe. But these trips, I go to places that really scare me, I go, the further away, the better. So I've been to Patagonia, I've been to Bhutan, I did the Mont Blanc circuit and France and Italy and Switzerland, Iceland. I go places that I know, the older I get, and I know courage is going to be a big thing as I get older, so I go to the places that scare me now. So that's been my sort of philosophy on travel.Ray Loewe05:42And, you know, we met some people in Antarctica a long time ago in and the story that I remember the most is, we used to go out every day on an excursion. And one day, the people we had dinner with the night before just didn't go out. And I cornered them at lunch. And I said, where were you this morning? They said, well, we looked at the hill we had to walk up and we didn't think we could make it. And that's been a lesson that has stuck with me. They came back and said, you know, we put off this trip until we felt stronger financially. And now we feel really strong financially, and we have the time available, and we can't walk up the hill.Kim Schaller06:19I know. Exactly. That's a great illustration of what I'm talking about. We've gotta do it now.Ray Loewe06:24Okay, so give me an example of the kinds of groups that you might travel with. And you know, where do you find these things? How do you get the idea for your next trip?Kim Schaller06:32Well, the biggest company that I've worked for is Backroads. And they're headquartered in Berkeley, California, and you just got to backroads.com. And there's trips literally all over the world with all different difficulty levels. So if you're looking for a simpler kind of hiking trip, you do that, but the challenging ones right now are the ones I've been going for. So it keeps me fit. It just keeps me realizing that there's a big world out there. Well, COVID really screwed with me though. I had to cancel two trips during COVID that I was really excited for. But backroads I would really recommend people take a look at that.Ray Loewe07:07Well, I would bet you didn't cancel them, you postponed them. Kim Schaller07:10I postponed them. But yeah, Machu Picchu was one of them that I was really looking forward to. But it is postponed. Exactly.Ray Loewe07:18So when you go on one of these trips, and they say there's hiking on it, how far will you walk a day when you do these things? Kim Schaller07:25Well, it depends. Like a challenging trip, you could hike, I don't know, 15 miles a day. But the challenging part is the elevation, the elevation gains. When you did Mont Blanc, we were doing elevation gains of 4,000 feet a day. So you hike up 4,000 feet and down 4,000 feet. So it was the elevation that really gets me, not the distance.Ray Loewe07:46So, for you, you know you have to be in shape. But you're telling us also that if you're not in as good shape as you are, there are still trips? Kim Schaller07:54There are still trips.Ray Loewe07:54Yeah. Okay, so let's take a couple of examples. Now you were talking about Bhutan? Land of Happiness. So give us a couple minutes here.Kim Schaller08:07Well, that was one right after I retired, I retired seven years ago. And happy had always been part of my career. I worked for Hershey, and if people know, Hershey Park happiness or Hershey is one of the key brand attributes of Hershey. So I was fascinated with this whole happiness concept. And I heard about Bhutan, where they measure the citizen's happiness versus gross national product. They're less focused on economic factors and more on lifestyle and wellbeing. So that just really intrigued me. So I went there. It's a little tiny country of about 800,000 people between China and India. And it is just a fascinating place. So that's where I went.Ray Loewe08:49So when you talk about fascinating now you're mingling with local people, right? And so what makes them.. why are they happy?Kim Schaller08:57Well, because they understand that the leadership of the country puts their happiness ahead of economic development. So nature, which is their key, natural resources is the key to Bhutan's success. 70% of the country is still forested. Tourism is a big aspect for them, but they are really trying to manage the level of tourism so life doesn't change too dramatically.Ray Loewe09:21You mean, they are actually leaders that want to make you happy?Kim Schaller09:25They are leaders that focus on that. Ray Loewe09:27Okay, you find some of them for us? Kim Schaller09:29Exactly. And they measure it, every two years, they do a survey of the population to see how they're tracking with happiness. And I'll tell you, they're not the happiest country in the world, like Finland and Norway score higher, but they're working at it, which is what I believe is progress.Ray Loewe09:47Okay. Now another one. This is one I've always wanted to go to, and I've been on the fringes of this one but Patagonia. So I was down at the bottom of South America, Ushuaia you know, it's kind of where you enter one way to Patagonia but what's Patagonia all about? What do you do when you're there?Kim Schaller10:07I hiked. I mean that's basically what did, I hiked. But I was telling you before the best thing about Patagonia is you're in the same time zone it get on a plane and travel 15 hours south but you still don't have to adjust to a different time zone. So you can literally hit the ground running when you get there. Which is what we did, hit the ground hiking. Ray Loewe10:27Okay, now you're saying you hiked but you know, when you take these trips that you take, they do portage luggage and things like that. I'm not carrying my two suitcases.Kim Schaller10:39Let's be clear. I am not into getting in a tent and sleeping overnight. No, we stay in beautiful hotels unique to the regions. But no, you get in a van and they take you from trailhead to trailhead. And I'm not carrying my bag so we should be clear. I don't want to mislead anybody.Ray Loewe10:56Yeah, especially older folk like me. You know, I'm into hiking but I'm also not into camping. You know, my idea of camping is at least a Marriott.Kim Schaller11:07I need a bed. Yes.Ray Loewe11:10All right, so what enthralled you about Patagonia? Why would I want to go there?Kim Schaller11:15I think it truly felt to me otherworldly. It is so spectacularly beautiful. We spent one day just hiking on a glacier, which I think everybody at some point in your life, you need to experience these kinds of things.Ray Loewe11:29And Patagonia is where? It's the southern part of Chile?Kim Schaller11:34We actually were on the Brazil on that other side, the Argentina side, but we saw the Chilean mountains and they said over across that ridge is Chile. So yeah, we were right there. Ray Loewe11:45Okay, how's the wine in those areas?Kim Schaller11:47The wine is great. The food is great. Ray Loewe11:50We have to get the important things. You know, our engineer is sitting here, thinking you know, hiking is okay. But you know a glass of wine at night is a necessary part of things.Kim Schaller12:00And that's the camaraderie and that's how you build the relationships at night to sit and have a glass of wine and just reminisce about your day.Ray Loewe12:06Okay, talk about Iceland.Kim Schaller12:08And Iceland is so easy to get to from the northeast. I mean, I think if you live in California, it's a whole different thing. But you're there in a quick number of hours, direct flight into Reykjavik. And it was also like the otherworldly places, places that just don't look like anything you see in the US.Ray Loewe12:27So I have been to Iceland. And one of the things I remember this is not going to be one of your highlights. There's actually a Pizza Hut in Reykjavik.Kim Schaller12:35And there's a McDonald's too which is mortifying. Ray Loewe12:38And well, I stay away from that. But we finally got to the point where one night we just had to have a pizza. So we go to this place and the pizza is different. You know, and if you think about it, the pizza is heavy in cheese, light in tomato sauce because goats and cows are readily available but tomatoes? Trying to grow those in the northern climates doesn't work.Kim Schaller13:00No, it's all hothouse. They grow everything there.Ray Loewe13:03So I take it you have not done the Pizza Hut? Kim Schaller13:05No, I have not. I ate and, don't judge me, but I did it because when in Rome, I ate whale, I ate puffin, I ate horse. So, I felt the need to try the things that were to that area. So I tried them. And I'm still here. I did feel bad about the puffin though. Those adorable birds are just everywhere. And I ate one.Ray Loewe13:31Okay, I'm gonna let that just kind of sit and dangle here. You know, it's a shame you're not passionate about this travel. Okay, so where else have you been that we have to talk about, and then where haven't you been that you're going next?Kim Schaller13:48My next trip is Morocco. That's coming up in the fall. I'm gonna go to Morocco and go to Casablanca, which I'm really excited for. That will be the pretrip, but just hiking out into the desert in Morocco and riding a camel and so that's coming up. I've been to Costa Rica, I've been to Belize, Cartagena. I really like South America, that seems to be a place where I have a lot of interest in.Ray Loewe14:12Now what causes that? Just uniquely you think? Kim Schaller14:18I don't know. I think maybe I have this sort of anti-Europe thing at this point. Because I feel like I can go to Europe easily as I get older, but I want to go to the places like I was in Columbia, South America. And it's kind of a pretty scary place when you're going through the forest and not knowing what's going to be around the next corner. So it's a fear thing. I'm just, I want to conquer those, and then I feel like I can go to the tamer, calmer, more civilized places.Ray Loewe14:46All right. I'm thinking here, you've got my mind going a mile a minute, you know, and I thought I'd been to a lot of places but you've been a lot of places that I haven't been to. Kim Schaller14:58That was the goal when I started my travel and again, I didn't start this until after I retired. Because I was like a lot of people, I was a working person, raising a daughter, doing all the more traditional vacations while raising her. You know, Disney World, Turks, and Caicos, Jamaica, like all the things that other people do.Ray Loewe15:18Now, how do you stay in shape for this? I mean, do you actually have to a workout routine so that you can take your trips?Kim Schaller15:24I do. And I have a big dog, I have a golden retriever, who it's required daily walking with him. So, I do a lot of walking. I bike around Lancaster County, which is just such a beautiful biking destination, but I do have an E-bike. So, full disclosure, I have an E-bike. Just because I want to protect my knees, and I love biking. Ray Loewe15:46So okay, let's get into some advice here. So, I think I know that when people listen to this, they're gonna say, oh, my God, where did this lady come from? You know, how did she do this? Why? Why did she do all of these things? So talk a little bit about, and you can structure this towards single females if you want, or you can structure it towards anybody. What's important when you think about your future and how you're doing this, why do people want to get out? How do they get out? What are the things that they have to do?Kim Schaller16:14I think, for me, as I said, I was married for 26 years. I just have complete freedom right now. I don't have to compromise. I don't have to share and this might sound like I'm so selfish, but I am just loving this stage of my life. Doesn't mean I want to be alone for the rest of my life. But it just means that I really love the opportunity that I have to do what I want, when I want.Ray Loewe16:46Okay, the first trip that you took alone, where was it to?Kim Schaller16:50I went to Sevilla, I'd hiked from Granada to Sevilla in Spain. That was my first one.Ray Loewe16:56Go to lady.Kim Schaller16:58No, I don't think that and I don't think I'm extraordinary in any way. I think this is within every single person. You just have to do it. Because we've got one chance here, we're here once. So if we don't do it now, I don't want to be at the end of my life and just wish I would have done things.Ray Loewe17:18Okay, I think that's probably a good place to stop. But we're not going to stop there. I've got one more question. So if you're looking at the world, how many countries do you think you've been in?Kim Schaller17:29I don't know. I haven't counted. I need to do that.Ray Loewe17:32And how many continents? What continents haven't you been on yet?Kim Schaller17:37I haven't been to Australia. I haven't been to New Zealand. I haven't been to Soviet Union. I haven't been there's been a lot of places I haven't been, truly.Ray Loewe17:48So, you're gonna live to be 140 years old. So you can get these all in. Kim Schaller17:52I'm gonna try. Ray Loewe17:53Yeah. And I think that's one of the big lessons that I'm gathering from you is that it's a really big world. And if you want to see any of it, you better get off your tail and get moving too. Kim Schaller18:03And get over the fear. Ray Loewe18:04All right, we're about out of time. Any last-minute comments before we sign off?Kim Schaller18:08No, Ray. And you inspire me too. I mean, you really do, people like you, people need to be listening to people like you.Ray Loewe18:16Okay, well, that's a commercial and we'll get you on the social media channels soon. And you can do that. But, you know, thanks so much for being you. And thanks for being here. Because, you know, the luckiest people in the world design their own lives, whatever they are. And in your case, it's obviously built around travel, and it's built around staying fit and healthy. And thanks for being a role model that you are and we're going to have to have you back after the next adventure just to catch up. All right. And let's, let's finish with one thing that emphasizes and I got this from a book a long time ago, and that is that there's no such thing as a bad trip. Only a good story. Kim Schaller19:00So true.Ray Loewe19:01So, Steve, sign us off, please. Thank you for listening to Changing the Rules. Join us next week for more conversation, our special guest and to hear more from the luckiest guy in the world.
The Hempfield School Board in Lancaster County adopted a policy last week that limits a student athlete's participation to sports teams that align with their sex at birth. Supporters say those born as males have an unfair advantage over females – even after they transition to female. Opponents indicate such policies are discriminate against transgender students or athletes. We hear from both sides of the debate on Wednesday's Smart Talk. Appearing on the program are Naiymah Sanchez, Trans Justice Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union — Pennsylvania and Republican State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County, one of the co-sponsors of legislati8on that would have restricted athletes to teams that matched their assigned sex at birth. That bill was vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf. Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Transcription:Intro 00:02Welcome to Changing the Rules, a weekly podcast about people who are living their best lives and advice on how you can achieve that too. Join us with your lively host Ray Lowe, better known as the luckiest guy in the world.Ray Loewe00:18Hi, everybody, this is Ray Lowe, and welcome to Changing the Rules. You know, this week we're going to do something a little different. We also have been recording podcasts on another network and we had one the other day that is just so good. And it just fits so well with the Changing the Rules network that I have to make it available to you. So, we're going to be talking with a young lady by the name of Marianne, and rather than make a lot of comments, let's just listen to our podcast. Welcome to the willow Valley podcasting channel where exciting podcasts are created by Willow Valley residents, for Willow Valley residents, and about Willow Valley residents. And good morning, everybody. My name is Ray Loewe, and I'm a member of the podcast club here. And I want to welcome everybody to our brand new podcast studios here at Willow Valley communities. And we have an exciting guest today. All right, so I need to kind of set the stage for this because Marianne is on the staff here. She works here; her full name is Mary Ann Steinhauer and I met her because she was running the concierge desk over in the north building. And she was indispensable to me. You know, first of all, she had all my packages and, unless I behaved, I couldn't get them. And second of all, whenever I needed some information about where to go or where something was going on, she's the person who had it. But then the surprise came because I found out that Marianne has hidden talents way beyond what she was doing. And I found out, and I don't remember how the conversation came about, and Marianne, you can fill us in, but I found out that Marianne pilots hot air balloons.Mary Ann Steinhauer 02:09It may have been a reference to how I was so full of hot air. And I just jumped right on it.Ray Loewe02:16Well, whatever it is, it just changed our whole relationship because I've been fortunate enough that I have been up in a hot air balloon. I've been in a chase car chasing around at other people, who were in a hot air balloon. And I was lucky enough to be at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, where 800 balloons went up in the air at one time and the sky was filled with color and it's absolutely spectacular.Mary Ann Steinhauer 02:43It's an amazing event.Ray Loewe02:45And then to find out Marianne here actually pilots one of these and so let me ask you a couple of questions before we get into hot air ballooning. Hot air ballooning is only part of Marianne, Marianne actually has a master's degree in elementary education. She has a master's degree in library science and she has been an author of a number of publications. And the other thing that I found interesting in your background is you actually took graduate studies in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. So, why did you do that? And what where did that take you?Mary Ann Steinhauer 03:25Well, I've always been fascinated with folklore, folk life, and also storytelling, and what a magnificent place, you know, to be studying that, you know, it was just absolutely amazing. So it was a graduate program for older people because I had already done my other education work. And I just lapped it up. I mean, I just got really, really excited. You know, I'm interested in what people consider really important to continue their traditions and their culture, and it's all through performance and storytelling, the oral tradition, and all of that, that is really, you know, I'm a storyteller. Ray Loewe04:17All right, now we're going to have to do another podcast some other day just on that because I think that whole area is phenomenal and, you know, everybody has a story. Mary Ann Steinhauer 04:28I believe you're right.Ray Loewe04:29Everybody has a story. And the secret is to get it out there. And you know, you're never going to get the story if you don't talk to people. And ever since I started talking to Marianne about what she loves and what she's passionate about, it just makes me have more fun when I go down there. So thank you for that. And let's start with a really important question. So, why in the heck did you ever get interested in hot air ballooning?Mary Ann Steinhauer 04:59Wow. The first seeds were planted back when I was teaching at the lab school at Millersville University. And I was with the children out on the playground. And low and behold, here through the sky, we see this beautiful, hot air balloon. And not only did we see it flying, we noticed that it was coming toward us. And it ended up landing in the playground, at the playground. And I, of course, I had all the children were like all excited. And then I had to tell them, you know, you got to really be careful about this, but I was beside myself, I was more excited than they were. And it turns out that, you know, we managed to get safely around the balloon. And what happened was the pilot was stopping to get refueled. Because typically, and I, later on, found this out, that you can fly just so long before you have to stop and get more fuel. And so they were waiting for their chase vehicle to come with more fuel. Okay, so we didn't know this. But I was just I knew right then in there that I really wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. And I said to the children, I'm going to do this someday. And this was back in the 70s.Ray Loewe06:12Okay, and, you know, you talk about dancing with the wind. And that's how you feel when you're in the balloon, isn't it?Mary Ann Steinhauer 06:18Oh, absolutely. You know, people always ask, like, how do you steer the balloon? Well, really, you are dancing with the wind. And sometimes you, you know, you'll release it. First of all, you have to check the weather. But then you release this helium balloon to see which way the winds go. But then once you're up there, you know, you can take a turn, just because the wind says this is where you're going to go. And I know with the British people, they usually have a can of shaving cream. And when they're in the basket, and they're up aloft, they do a doppel of shaving cream to see which way it goes, then they can tell which way the lower winds are. Now you don't know about the upper winds. But you know, you can start to climb, and you sort of park there and you see where that takes you. Does it take you right? Does it take you left? And, I never had a can of shaving cream, I just spit out of the side and that worked.Ray Loewe07:18So that's kind of how you control the balloon, you control it by going up or down and finding the wind that's going kind of in their direction you want. Mary Ann Steinhauer 07:26Exactly.Ray Loewe07:27So that's why in Albuquerque at the balloon festival, they have these two levels where the balloons go one way at one level and they go up to another level and they go the other way. Is that what goes on? Mary Ann Steinhauer 07:37Absolutely. That's what happened. They are dancing with the wind.Ray Loewe07:41Incredible. Okay, so how does one get a license to pilot one of these things? Mary Ann Steinhauer 07:48Well, first of all, I spent a lot of time as a crew chief. Because my husband at hell she, at the time was very, very interested. He wanted me to take fixed-wing flying lessons. And you know, after the fourth lesson, when I had to stall the plane in the sky, I said, this is not for me. I think I would prefer being in the basket surrounded by this wicker. And I would rather be in a balloon. So, what does it take? Well, I did a lot of crewing and of course, you know what that's like, you have to chase the balloon. And you have to make sure that you handle landowner relations when you're on the ground. And also, you have two-way radios and you let them know, you know that there's there's a field that of course, they can see where the field is. But you sometimes have to clear permission. So I did a lot of crewing. And I would get thrown in the basket every now and then in fly. And I thought you know, I can do this. And before I knew it, I had like 100 hours in the balloon. And I took okay what do you need. And it's not just having the hours you have to be pilot in command, you have to know how the workings of the balloon are. But you also have to take a written test. You have to take an oral test. And just like a driving test, you have to take a test with an examiner, a federal examiner.Ray Loewe09:14Oh my. So, do you have to parallel park too?Mary Ann Steinhauer 09:17No, but I'll tell you what, you know, one of the things that's an absolute no, you don't want to land where there are horses, and you don't want to land in the middle of cows or any kind of livestock. The Federal examiner that I had for my test, you know, my driving test, and no, I didn't parallel park, but he said why don't you just land here? And I said I'm not landing there. There are cows there. You know, I'm not doing that. And while you know he's talking to me about where I should be landing he was testing me out to see if I could take off and land and do all that. He was messing around with the tanks he was turning the valves of the tank saw. And I looked at him and I slapped his hand and I said, stay away from that! You know, because he was gonna knock my pilot light. But he wanted to see if I was attentive to it. You know, if you have passengers, a lot of times they're touching all kinds of things. And that's a no no. Ray Loewe10:20So what do you do when you land someplace like in a farmer's field? That's where you become a diplomat, right? Mary Ann Steinhauer 10:26Yes, absolutely. And you hope that your chase crew has already, you know, set up, of course, I did that a lot. But if I was the pilot, you know, you wanted to make sure that it was okay. And most of the time, people love to have you there. And occasionally, we'd stop at an Amish farm. And the Amish men would hop in the basket and we'd give them the second leg of the flight. You know, we'd let them fly and they could see their land. They could see their handiwork in a way that they never could before.Ray Loewe11:00You know, you are a storyteller, aren't you? Okay, and what a great story. And you know, when I went hot air ballooning, the one time I was up in a balloon, we had a bottle of champagne with us. And, a basket with foods so that if we landed in a farmer's field, you know, we could we could have like a picnic and celebrate?Mary Ann Steinhauer 11:00Yes, well, yes. I know, when flying in France, they really love to have the wine and the champagne. But you have to understand that if you're the pilot, there is no alcohol, from you know, bottle to throttle. And you only have that once you land. And you have the food and the party and I love that part of it, too.Ray Loewe11:44Okay, so before we get into some of your adventures, I know our listeners are gonna want to know what one of these things cost.Mary Ann Steinhauer 11:54Well, when people asked me that, I mean, there's more than just the balloon, there's a basket and the tanks. And then there, the beautiful, artistic piece. It's called the envelope. And it's made of ripstop, nylon and some fireproof, you know, portions of it, where the flame goes. To answer your question, I always say it is like the cost of a car, like a luxury, nice luxury car. And the thing is, once you have the basket and your tanks and everything, you can fly with the envelope for so long. After how many hours you get on it, and over time, because it's heated up a lot, and it's put down and it goes through a lot, it gets porous. And so you know, a new balloon is really tight, like a new car. And you could always just change, you know, just get a new envelope, design a new envelope, and that's another cost, but you also need a chase vehicle. You need a fan to put cold air in. You need radios. You need little helium balloons. There's all kinds of equipment that you need before you even go out to a launch field and start the inflation.Ray Loewe13:18All right. So tell me you had to design your balloon at least once in your life. So when you design your first balloon, how do you design it? Would did you put on it?Mary Ann Steinhauer 13:28Well, first of all, we started out with a used balloon that had quite a few hours on it. And we knew that it was going to be good for us to learn how to fly and to have our instruction. But when it came time to actually designing our envelope, my husband really felt that we were flying in Lancaster County. So he designed a map, an outline of Lancaster County, and it was a yellow map and he had a red rose in the center so that people knew we were from Lancaster County. And then on my side of the balloon, I asked that they do the flying horse, Pegasus, which is a beautiful white flying horse. And whenever I'd see her coming up over the hill, you know, people would see this beautiful Pegasus, and Pegasus is definitely a symbol of inspiration and creativity. So it held a lot of meaning for me.Ray Loewe14:23Alright, I think you're more than a storyteller. I think you're a poet too. Okay, I mean, it's great. I can just see having so much fun with this. You know, first of all, being aloft is quiet, you know, except when that darn blast of propane takes off. And you just get these magnificent views. You know if people that are listening to this have never been up in a hot air balloon, you have to do this at some prime in your life. And you also have to be in the chase car because that's an adventure too. Mary Ann Steinhauer 14:55Oh, it is, it's a lot of fun. Ray Loewe14:56So, let's talk about some of the great places you've been, and let me give a list that you gave me, and then you pick the one that you want to talk about first. Okay? Mary Ann Steinhauer 15:05Okay.Ray Loewe15:05So you were in Austria flying in a balloon, you were in Costa Rica, you were in Spain, you were in Japan, you were in Leningrad. And then who knows where else in the United States you've been. All right. So pick one, and tell us what the appeal was, what the adventure was, and be a storyteller and a poet.Mary Ann Steinhauer 15:25Well, let me tell you. Oh, my goodness, alright, you mentioned Albuquerque, and I'm going to tell you about a time we were flying in Austria, and we didn't have our balloon, a lot of times, there's a network of balloons, ballooners, balloonists around the world. And so if we would be invited to fly in a particular country, there would be balloonists who would lend us their balloons, and then they would come to the United States, and we would reciprocate. So, it was a very, very nice thing. So we were in Austria, we were flying this particular balloon. And we were going over cows and churches and whatnot. And so I thought, well, let's see if we can just land here in this churchyard. And we came through and landed there and all of a sudden, I hear this brass music from a brass band. And I'm thinking, where is that coming from? I mean, this is a church, and out comes this band of Austrian brass trumpet, trombone, and tuba players, and they are serenading this balloon. You know, they were so excited. And they said to us, oh, you know what, we want to come to Albuquerque, you know, and I'm thinking yeah, well, we were rarely at Albuquerque, you know? And I thought, yeah, right, I will never see them. And so later on that year, we were in Albuquerque, and I was there early early morning. We get started at four o'clock in the morning, and we're out in the field. And of course, there's all these stands that are selling breakfast burritos and whatnot. And there are tents set up. And all of a sudden, I hear brass music coming from one of the tents. And lo and behold, it was the brass band that greeted us when we were in Austria. And they recognize me and I recognize them. And it was like a grand reunion. Ray Loewe17:22Incredible.Mary Ann Steinhauer 17:23They were they said they were going to come to Albuquerque. And they did. They did.Ray Loewe17:27Alright, we're getting near the end of our time, but pick one of the other places that you've been, and tell some other story.Mary Ann Steinhauer 17:35Well, I'll tell you, I should talk about Costa Rica, because we were friends with the Minister of Trade of Costa Rica, and his job was to bring new businesses into Costa Rica. And this was a number of years ago, he contacted the ballooning company that made the balloons in the United States and his name was drawn Luis Escalante and he was definitely interested in getting more flights from Florida to Costa Rica from American Airlines. So he thought it might be a great idea to have a balloon that had the American Airlines logo on it, it would be great publicity. Well, my husband and I and our girls went to Costa Rica on two occasions. And we were in charge of teaching Don Luis how to fly this balloon. It was designed and it had the American Airlines on it. But I mean, what we saw, while we were there, the people were so friendly. There was flowers and beautiful plants everywhere and macaws flying in pairs. So I would see things like that, you know, and I thought, oh my gosh, this is really fantastic. Anyway, we came to the point where the training had gone so far, and it's time to do a solo flight. So Don Luis had to do a solo flight. Now you have to understand, his father-in-law also had a sugar plantation. And so we were flying, and actually over the plantation. And I, you know, I said, Don Luis, you can do this solo flight. This is really good. You know, I was on the chase vehicle. Ed was there, you know, so there we were, and he's getting ready to come in for his landing, actually on the plantation. And I thought this was really wonderful. And then all of a sudden, I hear the clanging of the tanks in the back of the pickup truck. And I looked at the power lines, and I saw that they were undulating. And so finally he landed, and the earth started to move. We were having an earthquake. I couldn't believe it. I mean, it actually happened at that moment when he was landing. And I said, Don Luis, that was a hell of a landing! I could not believe it!Ray Loewe20:03So welcome to Adventures in Costa Rica. And, you know, we're gonna do another one of these if I can get your attention later because the stories can go on I'm sure. Okay, but before we sign off, your daughter is also a hot air balloonist, isn't she?Mary Ann Steinhauer 20:19Oh, yes, my older daughter, the younger daughter never really cared for it. But the older daughter definitely took to it. And she's highly competitive. She actually competes all around the world right now. I mean, she lives in Colorado but she was in Lithuania, she's qualifying for the Women's Championship. And I think it's going to happen in Australia. Ray Loewe20:45You know, when you compete, what does that entail? Because you don't have control over where the balloon is going.Mary Ann Steinhauer 20:51No, but you do map your course. And there's always a big x at one of the fields. And the whole idea is to be able to fly over that X in your balloon and toss a beanbag that has your balloon number on it. And the closest you get to the center of the X, you're definitely you know, the winner or you get the ranking. But there's also a hare and hound. So there's a hare balloon that leads the way and whoever can fly closest, and land in the same place that the hare does, the Hound is the winner. I mean, so there's those kinds of competitions. Ray Loewe21:40So who knew, right? So again, you know, we're at the end of our time and Maryanne Steinhauer has been our guest, and she's opened up this whole world of hot air ballooning to us and she's available, stop at the North desk some time and if you're lucky, you'll see her. Mary Ann Steinhauer 21:59I do want to read one thing as we close. Ray Loewe22:02Okay, go ahead.Mary Ann Steinhauer 22:03That is called the balloonist prayer. The winds have welcomed you softly. The sun has blessed you with her warm hands. You have flown so well, and so high that God has joined you in your laughter and then gently set you back into the loving arms of Mother Earth.Ray Loewe22:24There's nothing more to say. So Luke, sign us off, please. Thanks for listening. And be sure to listen again next week. And every week when we'll have another exciting guest. I hope you enjoyed this. This is something we're going to do from time to time, and I think you can certainly see why our guest is one of the luckiest people in the world. So listen again next week and, Luke, sign us off.Outro 22:58Thank you for listening to Changing the Rules. Join us next week for more conversation, our special guest and to hear more from the luckiest guy in the world.
In today's second hour, Dom welcomes back Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D'Agostino after an announcement that the county, along with Berks and Fayette counties, have been sued by the Department of State for being ‘outlier counties' that have not correctly certified ballots from the primary elections. Ray offers the lawsuit from his perspective, telling that the county has properly certified the results in accordance with the PA Election Code, and tells that he and his office plan to continue to uphold the law as they see it after being sued. (Photo by Getty Images)
Full Hour | In today's second hour, Dom welcomes back Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D'Agostino after an announcement that the county, along with Berks and Fayette counties, have been sued by the Department of State for being ‘outlier counties' that have not correctly certified ballots from the primary elections. Ray offers the lawsuit from his perspective, telling that the county has properly certified the results in accordance with the PA Election Code, and tells that he and his office plan to continue to uphold the law as they see it after being sued. Then, Dr. Marty Makary, professor at Johns Hopkins University, author of The Price We Pay, and columnist for the New York Post and other national sources, joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the re-igniting of Coronavirus warnings by the Biden administration and Dr. Anthony Fauci. First, Dom asks Dr. Marty to tell why he believes this is making a return. Then, Giordano and Dr. Makary discuss the push to vaccinate children 6 months to 5 years of age, with Makary explaining the shocking results of vaccinating children and the strange response by the CDC. In addition, Makary provides his insights on multiple different facets regarding the virus, and offers whether he believes Monkeypox is something to be concerned about. (Photo by Getty Images)
Visit https://adventureswithgrammypodcast.com to learn more about the podcast and how to be a guest. Join our newsletter mailing list by texting GRAMMY to 22828 to get started, or visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/ih6vkmJ/grammy To learn about Carolyn's books, visit https://adventureswithgrammy.com/ To learn more about today's guest, visit https://www.shirleyshowalter.com/ Born into a plain-dressing, plain-speaking Mennonite farm family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, today's guest, Shirley Showalter, grew up to become a college president, a foundation executive, the author of two books, and the grandmother of three. The values her family and church instilled in her as a young girl are ones Shirley still holds dear: generosity, kindness, and empathy. In the Mennonite community, she says, “a child in need was everyone's problem to solve, not only the parents. If I saw a ‘plain person' in a long dress or wearing a bonnet or a plain suit on the street, I would never have hesitated to ask for a ride, for information or even for money. All through my childhood I was being trained to be that same kind of beacon of kindness for others.” That beacon of kindness shines brightly in the recently released book, The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children, which Shirley co-wrote with Marilyn McEntyre. It's a guide to helping grandchildren live with intention and be attentive to others, to nature, and to the diverse, beautiful, and troubled social world around them. The Mindful Grandparent covers wide-ranging topics such as cultivating curiosity, giving meaningful gifts, helping children explore difficult topics, building a grandparent team, honoring adult children's boundaries, and managing technology. Before we welcome Shirly to the podcast, please take a minute to look at the links in the show notes and learn how to be a guest and how to receive my newsletter. Now, please join me in welcoming Shirley Showalter to the podcast.
Reading the Bible in public school? It's legal. Kori Pennypacker with Bible2School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, tells us how her organization is seeking to get the Bible, and good Christian teaching, back into public schools.
Episode 74 is part two of our discussion about cash bail. In this episode, we hear from Alex Domingos of ACLU-PA and the Dauphin County Bail Fund and Michelle Batt of the Lancaster Bail Fund. Alex and Michelle explain what a bail fund is and what role it plays in the work to end pretrial detention. As an activist in Lancaster County, Michelle also explains the impact that ACLU-PA's lawsuit against the county over its cash bail practices has had and how grassroots advocates have been arguing for the same reforms for over a year. Dauphin County Bail Fund: https://dauphincountybailfund.org/ Lancaster Bail Fund: https://lancasterbailfund.org/ "ACLU's lawsuit affirms need for bail reform now" by Michelle Batt: https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/columnists/aclu-s-lawsuit-affirms-need-for-bail-reform-now-column/article_58d1f32a-cd33-11ec-9f4b-fb1bd2a8e075.html
Today we're joined by Kim Goins, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County, which is empowering youth to reach their full potential.Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!
The field of cryptozoology is infested with patently peculiar creatures, but there are some anomalous animals that take this already strained standard to an entirely new level of weird… the Ultra-Cryptids! Today we're going to add a few new names to the ever evolving list of this motley menagerie. Research by Cole Herrold The Derry Township Fog Humanoid https://newworldexplorerssociety.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-derry-township-fog-humanoid.html The Electro-Hopper of Lancaster County https://newworldexplorerssociety.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-electro-hopper-of-lancaster-county.html The Cryptonaut Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cryptonautpodcast The Cryptonaut Podcast Merch Store: Hellorspace.com Stay Connected with the Cryptonaut Podcast: Website - Twitter - Facebook - Instagram
Ballots are still being counted in Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick. The final outcome is delayed partly because of a printing error in Lancaster County that has left about 22,000 ballots unable to be read by scanners. CNN Chief National Correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics John King joins AC360 to give an update on the race and when he thinks we'll know the winner. Plus, the suspect in the Buffalo supermarket shooting posted about his attack plans thirty minutes before he allegedly killed 10 people and injured another three. Ruth Whitfield stopped at the grocery store after visiting her husband, who is in a nursing home, and never made it out alive. Her son, Garnell Whitefield Jr., tells Anderson Cooper about his mother and says she loved her family “unconditionally.” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Zeoli Show Hour 2: In the second hour of the Zeoli Show, Rich continued the discussion on the bombshell leak from the Supreme Court on the drafted opinion by Justice Alito on overturning Roe v. Wade. Rich dove into the opinion and praised it's win Federalism in the U.S. 7:04-NEWS 7:09-Justice Alito's draft opinion sees no role for the Court in the decision on abortion, making it a State issue 7:15-If this is the final opinion, it strengthens Federalism in the U.S. 7:32-Putin transferring power while undergoing surgery for cancer 7:36-A Lancaster County school is apologizing for hosting a drag show for students 7:42-There is no such thing as a "super" precedent in court 7:45-CUT SHEET | Biden doesn't think Delaware has ever had a Senator before | Joy Behar believes Biden is mentally stable because he laughed at the White House correspondents dinner | Kamala Harris is apparently not happy everyone stands when she walks in a room | Bill Mahr wonders when Biden will realize immigration is a big deal for Americans | Doocy and Psaki clash over report of 42 known terrorists attempting to cross the southern border | Alan Dershowitz speculates who leaked the Alito draft opinion Photo by: Pool / Pool
6:02-The FBI should be called to investigate SCOTUS leak 6:06-NEWS 6:10-The decision on Roe v. Wade was going to impact midterms no matter when it came out 6:35-Politico reporter on SCOTUS leak, Josh Gerstein, confident in the authenticity of the drafted opinion taking down Roe v Wade 6:45-The Supreme Court will be President Trump's legacy 7:04-NEWS 7:09-Justice Alito's draft opinion sees no role for the Court in the decision on abortion, making it a State issue 7:15-If this is the final opinion, it strengthens Federalism in the U.S. 7:32-Putin transferring power while undergoing surgery for cancer 7:36-A Lancaster County school is apologizing for hosting a drag show for students 7:42-There is no such thing as a "super" precedent in court 7:45-CUT SHEET | Biden doesn't think Delaware has ever had a Senator before | Joy Behar believes Biden is mentally stable because he laughed at the White House correspondents dinner | Kamala Harris is apparently not happy everyone stands when she walks in a room | Bill Mahr wonders when Biden will realize immigration is a big deal for Americans | Doocy and Psaki clash over report of 42 known terrorists attempting to cross the southern border | Alan Dershowitz speculates who leaked the Alito draft opinion 8:03-The trust between Justices and Clerks is likely ruined 8:21-NEWS 8:37-People should be interested in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard court case 8:43-Peruvian woman nearly buried alive in her coffin 8:55-The view on Roe v. Wade was changing amongst Liberals over the years 9:02-NEWS 9:05-Gubernatorial Candidate of Pennsylvania Lou Barletta joined Rich to discuss the breaking news of the SCOTUS leak on the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade and how he'd approach it as Governor in Pennsylvania. He also discussed restoring parental rights in schools and how inflation is impacting everyone in Pennsylvania. 9:35-Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing for the end of the filibuster amid the SCOTUS leak 9:40-FBI's warrantless spying on American's digital data 9:42-CUT SHEET | ABC has a meltdown over the SCOTUS leak | Jeffrey Toobin believes same-sex marriage is now in jeopardy | Elon Musk wants to rid all the trolls on Twitter 9:55-Final Thought