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Sep 29

Prism Episode 5: Pennsylvania's industrial heritage inspires its creative future

For years, factories and mills anchored PA communities large and small. The question of what to do with these beautiful, historic buildings is an essential one, and there is no single answer. In Johnstown, metalwork has returned to a shuttered steel facility, while in the Poconos, a new generation of residents are setting up laptops and sipping lattes in an old silk mill.

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Sep 19

Key Change Episode 12: The sounds of ALIBI Music are everywhere

From movie trailers, to blockbuster video games, to national TV spots, the music created by this Bucks County shop is part of our cultural fabric. We spoke with the founder about making the decision to return to PA and how the company is making their work accessible to all creators, no matter how small.

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Aug 16

Everybody Eats: In PA, food is a gateway to the humanities

Communities across the state are using food production and food culture to connect people to their shared humanity. From an urban agriculture/arts mashup in Philadelphia, to a video series spotlighting traditional dishes in Central PA, to a bucolic theater venue on the Delaware River, Pennsylvanians are cooking up change.

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Aug 16

We Are Here Episode 2: Arts on the Farm

A group of artists has transformed an organic farm in the Northeast corner of Pennsylvania into a community hub and performance space, welcoming visitors for workshops, live theater, and lessons about climate change.

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Jul 18

Prism Episode 4: Planting the seeds for the arts to flourish

Arts are a driver of growth and vitality — that's the argument being made by economic development and local government leaders across the state. In a lively conversation, we heard from two such folks, one from Corry and one from York, about how their communities support, fund, and catalyze the creative sector, and how that work is paying unexpected dividends. 

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Jul 12

We Are Here Episode 1: Murals and moxie in Millvale

In the first episode of our new podcast, we’re heading to a small town across the river from Pittsburgh that is home to a spectacular set of church murals. Tackling themes such as social justice, poverty, and immigration, these stunning works of art, which are almost 100 years old, have a surprising amount of resonance in today’s world — and are playing an important role in Millvale’s renaissance.

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