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Category: NEPA
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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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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Feb 13

Snowed In

Warmer winters are a challenge for Pennsylvania's ski industry, which has a long and storied history. To thrive in this new reality, the state's resorts are going green, expanding their year-round offerings, and improving snow-making technology.

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Dec 18

Handmade in PA: Stunning ceramics from the state's artisans

While many of the Commonwealth’s large tableware manufacturers have moved production overseas, a vibrant community of craftspeople remain committed to creating functional one-of-a-kind plates, bowls, mugs, vases and more, inspired by everything from Japanese design to traditional German redware. This holiday season, set your table with a piece of Pennsylvania.

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Nov 27

Dear Amazon, Love Pennsylvania

Seven bids to be home to Amazon's new headquarters came from the Commonwealth. From major cities like Philadelphia to job-hungry regions like Northeastern PA, economic development professionals made their pitches as to why they have the ideal location for one of the world's most dynamic companies. Who will triumph in the race for thousands of jobs and billions in investment?

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