From the Producers Pod: June 8-9, 2019

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

If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done. ~Author Unknown-  from the Quote Garden

 On this Sunday Newsmakers– the United Way Wyoming Valley will be the featured topic.

Hosts Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick will be joined by Bill Jones, CEO, and President of the United Way of the Wyoming Valley.

     Jones will discuss an upcoming new initiative called ALICE which will focus on helping families who are having a difficult time financially.  He will also talk about the many programs the United Way offers to help lift community members from poverty.

   The Dolly Parton Library and Success by Six programs will also be discussed.  Jones will also highlight the Nurse’s Pantry which is a unique United Way Program in the Wyoming Valley.

    The program will air Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 am on WYOU and on Sunday, June 30 at 11:30 am on WBRE.



Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s This Week in Pennsylvania.  Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joins Dennis this week.  

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


Keystone Creations

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

Learn about Wilkes-Barre Connect an incubator for businesses.

 *Have you check out our new Podcasts?  They are hosted by Nick Toma and produced by Ron Williams.  Interesting topics!      This week we are talking tornadoes.


 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    Benning Brewing    _

Tuesday           Tammy

Wednesday     Dino Pizza Express                     

Thursday          Willow Tree Inn    

Friday             Blue Ridge Winery

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


tractor recall concerns

 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

Rate of returns


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!

* We had some wonderful stories about D-Day Veterans-

Cody Butler featured Gene Passerella who received his medals from WWII-  Passerella is known to many as Gene Dempsey the orchestra leader.

Mark Hiller spent some time on D-Day with 99 year old William Hank Cordy who isOne of the invaders and survivors of D-Day



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

 *Summer fun at Hawk Mountain

 *The MPB Community Players are bringing another one of Disney’s classic animated musicals to life this weekend with their production of Beauty and the Beast,

* A craft beer festival- you are invited to Escape the rat race and become a certified River Rat instead this summer!

*The 2019 Coal Cracker 10K and Fun Run will be held June 8 beginning in the first block of North Main Street, Shenandoah. 


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-  

  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 and David Barr-  Social Media

   Rachel Vitale  Eyewitness News 6  – Monday through Friday
 Katey McMahon-  Eyewitness News at 11 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday 6 and 11

 .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.
   Varvara Budetti (Saturday/Sunday Morning-  Monday and Tuesday- 11 pm)


What’s on TV Tonight?

 Saturday, June 8, 2019


 God Friended Me at 8 pm;    48 Hours   at 9 pm and 10 pm


 Songland followed by NBC Dateline


Sunday,  June 9, 2019

CBS Sunday Morning

 Correspondent Mo Rocca talks about a 40-year period where thousands of gay U.S. government employees were fired;

Musician Gloria Gaynor and actor Kevin Bacon are featured.


60 Minutes

Third parties are taking over mining and processing operations for America’s rare Earth metals supply;

A couple learns how to game Michigan state lotteries.



 The Tony Awards



   Stanley Cup Playoffs

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