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From the Producers Pod: April 13-14, 2019

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Hi, It is Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producers Pod!   

It’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many of those you can count on. ~Anthony Liccione

From the Quote Garden

 Outreach Center for Community Resources is the focus of this Sunday’s Newsmakers.  The monthly Public Affairs program is hosted by Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick.  

     Bugda and Mehalshick will be joined by Linda Ciampi, Executive Director of Outreach, Carlene Nicholas, Programs Manager of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, Jennifer Shoemaker, L.E.A.D. Manager, and Kelly Kareka, Early Head Start Program Participant.  Outreach has been part of Lackawanna County for 30 years formerly known as EOTC. The panel will discuss Outreach’s many programs and services from parenting programs to help in finding a job.   Newsmakers will air Sunday, April 14 at 6:30 am on WYOU and 11:30 am on WBRE.

Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania are there too many licenses required for Pennsylvania jobs? At least one state lawmaker thinks so.  Republican State Rep. Andrew Lewis has authored the Fighting Chance Act Which he says will cut a lot of occupational red tape.. That Pennsylvania has but many other states don’t.. That prevent people from working jobs they want to work… He explained it on this week in Pennsylvania.

    This and much more on This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30 am on WBRE   

*Check out Keystone Creations Exclusively here on PAHomepage-  Eyewitness News Reporter Kristina Shalhoup is your guide some interesting businesses right here in NEPA.

 *Have you check out our new Podcasts?  They are hosted by Nick Toma and produced by Ron Williams.  Interesting topics! Andy Mehalshick talks about the recent Chiverella Cold Case, Meet the Morning Crew- Kelly, Chris, and Stefano; and AJ Donatoni, Chris Langlois and Nick talk about the Opening of Baseball Season!

 Jane King’s KA-Ching Report is out.  Click here     Don’t forget to tune in for Jane King’s Reports every morning on Eyewitness News.

   Director Sandy Wisnewski, Haley Bianco and Bryan Scofield checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!

   In the PA Live Kitchen This Week- Another great week of recipes and more!  Join us in the PA Live Kitchen every day at 4 pm on PA Live!

 Monday         Farm to Table

Tuesday          NEPA Moulin Rouge

Wednesday      Frosty Valley Country Club               

Thursday          Mike Abate

Friday               Gertrude Hawk

Don’t forget on Tuesday we try out a new product!  The Tuesday Tryout on PA Live!

Got a Question?

   If you have a veteran’s issue- you can call Judge Tom Munley of Veterans Views at 570-706-7418.  You can also reach Judge Munley on

I have seen more and more about the church scandal. What is going on? I am extremely disappointed in the church. (Friday 3.15)

 If you have a legal question you would like answered by Law and You team of Attorney Greg Fellerman and Attorney Ed Ciarimboli you can call  570-706-7429.   You can also submit a question on

when to buy bonds

Got a question about your finances?  Financial Forum with Christopher Scalese-   Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am and Tuesday and Thursday during our 7 pm  Newscast on WYOU

Good News- In Case You Missed It-   Here are some good news and heartfelt stories you can see right here on PAHomepage!

*    Morgan Parrish told us about a PPL project in Loyalsock Township to welcome the Osprey!

*   Anja Whitehead gave us all a taste of what goes into race day at the Downs at Mohegan Sun

*   Rachael Espaillat told us about Access Bus service in Schuylkill County

*  Photojournalist Anthony Cundro took us to Mepacon!

*   Photojournalist Joseph Butash spent some time with Joe Nardone talking about Record Day.

 * Kelly Choate told us about a donation of a handcrafted clock for an area church for a raffle- it was made by Lenny McHugh, a Schuylkill County man with a passion for helping other

 Don’t forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage.   This Weekend’s Community News Features.

  * Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge will host its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake on Saturday, April 13.The event will be held at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center in Wilkes-Barre.  There will also be events at  P-Nut Bowl in Bloomsburg and Faxon Lanes in Williamsport.

 *The Lackawanna/ Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs will host its Spring into Recovery: A Prevention Education Event on Monday, April 15th.   The event will be held on Marywood University’s campus from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

*Tamaqua churches and service organizations are invited and encouraged to participate in the 2019 Tamaqua Hunger Weekend May 3, 4 and 5.  

*   The Misericordia Players will present the rousing Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” on April 11-14 in Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall. 

 *On April 26, 2019, VRC invites the community to celebrate its’ 45-year history at the 45th Anniversary Gala. Advocates for victims’ rights and victims’ services will be honored at the Gala.

 *  The Greenhouse Project and SEEDS are pleased to announce the second annual NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run / Walk on Saturday, April 27th at Nay Aug Park in Scranton to celebrate our environment.

Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8 am and Sunday Morning at  7 am and 9 am   Brianna Strunk along with  Kevin Derek .    

    Mark Hiller,  Kristina Shalhoup and Robin Deehan will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU)

 Producer Katie McMahon

On Sunday, Candice Kelly and Nick Toma  , Josh Hodell, – AJ Donatoni  for Eyewitness News  –   

    Weekend producer   –  Rachel Vitale  

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk

 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

    Leo Russo- Executive Producer
  Jayne Ann Bugda- Senior Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 

  Dave Becker  –  Eyewitness News at  11 am and Noon.

  Katherine Lachette- Eyewitness at 5

    Ron Williams –  Social Media

   Rachel Vitale  Eyewitness News  11  – Monday through Thursday
(Eyewitness News 6 and 11-   on Sundays)

 Katey McMahon-  Eyewitness News at 11 Friday and Eyewitness News Saturday 6 and 11

 .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.
   Varvara Budetti (Saturday/Sunday Morning)

What’s on TV Tonight?

Saturday, April 13, 2019


   Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins Vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers  7 pm

*Ransom airs at midnight-   The Code and 48 Hours will air at 3 am



  NHL Hockey

 Later, after Eyewitness News at 11 pm it is  Saturday Night Live.

Sunday, April 14, 2019


CBS Sunday Morning

I QUIT! – Tony Dokoupil explores a dream held by many in the workplace – being able to say “I quit” and walk away from a job.

KEEPIN’ UP WITH KRIS (JENNER) – Tracy Smith catches up with Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner empire, which generates billions, and spans television, fashion, makeup and more.  

CURE-ALL? – Lee Cowan reports on the boom in products carrying CBD oil – a marijuana extract – and whether they have any benefits to those who use them.          

SAIL AWAY – Martha Teichner heads to the high seas to see what’s hot in the world of vacation cruises. 

CHANGING TIMES – Mark Philips reports on how Sweden is moving toward a totally cashless economy and how some residents are struggling with the change.

MAKING DOUGH – Luke Burbank looks into the business of pizza, a $50 billion industry, and one of America’s most popular foods. 

PLAYING OUR SONG  –  Nancy Giles sings along with the Japanese musician who invented the karaoke machine back in 1978.    

IT’S OK! – Conor Knighton visits Tulsa, Oklahoma, where city officials are offering $10,000 to anyone willing to move to, and work in the area.

FACE VALUE – John Blackstone profiles an artist who works with up-close images of portraits on coins.

THE RIGHT COMBINATION – David Pogue reports on the lost art – and business – of safecracking and talks to those who still help people open locked safes.

SECOND TIME AROUND – Where does that too-small dress go? Rita Braver goes inside the world of product returns and sees what happens to all those items consumers return to stores and online retailers.        

60 Minutes   7 p m 

 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.);

 Behind the scenes with the actors and producers of “Game of Thrones”;

The Golden State Warriors prepare to leave Oakland for their new home in San Francisco.


  God Friended Me – NCSI Los Angeles- Madame Secretary


   World of Dance and Good Girls at 10 pm

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