E124: STN Presents: The Best Christmas Music from Area Performers for the Holidays

E124: STN Presents: The Best Christmas Music from Area Performers for the Holidays

 

#STN and fellow musicians came together in 2020 to volunteer their time and talent to do a Virtual and TV concert jam-packed with Christmas tunes for the whole family. In 2022, we have add additional music and performers to make this a Christmas Holiday! You’ll be able to hear a variety of selections from beloved Christmas carols and more! At the end of this broadcast, you don’t want to miss, as it is something that is special for everyone. #spanningtheneed

Performers: Leanne Binder / Rajma McKenzie, Michael Kermec, Heidi Burson, John Reese Project, Fifth & Aurora, Rachell Joy, One Brown Shoe, Dana School of Music, Natalies Dance Company, Darius Bennett, Cheertime Athletics
Special Appearances: Mike Case, The Kurzar Family, Ami LeMaster, Mayor Tito Brown, Judge Baldwin, Brittney Murphy, Kathy Cook, Basilica And National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Lebanon, Chelsea Spears, Dan Martin, The Boo Squad, Rey Esparra, Chris Gunther , The Avila Family, Scott DiMauro, Terrell Vidale, DJ Yokley, Ashley Carocci, George Gabriel, Mahoning County Probate Court, The Sallee Family, McKinley Memorial Library, Niles Historical Society, Mahoning County Childrens Services Board

All the music was performed and supplied by the groups, as part of their presentation.

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E123: A Different Type of News & Entertainment Network in Northeast Ohio the 330toGO Media Network..Promoting the good things in the Community and the Holiday Season.

E123: A Different Type of News & Entertainment Network in Northeast Ohio the 330toGO Media Network..Promoting the good things in the Community and the Holiday Season.

 

#SpanningtheNeed sits down with Jess and Hank of 330ToGO Media Network to discuss the good things they are doing in the community and this Holiday season in Northeast Ohio. The many good laughs and things that were discussed was a great time.

330ToGO provides breaking news coverage, entertainment, traffic updates, and sports and event coverage through Facebook postings and Live broadcasts, also through Facebook.



Tune in to learn more:

  • How the organization got started.
  • What they do in Northeast Ohio.
  • The Holiday Specials they have coming up…Holiday Light Loops and Parking Meters w/City of Cuyahoga Falls.
  • The future of the Media Network.
  • and much more.

More at: https://spanningtheneed.com/

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E122: “Giving Tuesday,” The Season of Giving is Upon Us. Profiling some of the great non-profits in the Mahoning Valley

E122: “Giving Tuesday,” The Season of Giving is Upon Us. Profiling some of the great non-profits in the Mahoning Valley

 

Nobody does the season of giving like we do. Giving Tuesday is around the corner, and we are premiering our “Giving Tuesday in The Valley.” Join us as #SpanningtheNeed profiles some of our of valley’s nonprofits: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, The Brightside Project, City Kids Care Inc., Project MKC, Inspiring Minds, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, & The Walnut Grove.

There are so many great non-profits, it is hard to profile them all. We encourage you to search for other non-profits doing good in the community.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Tune in to the show to explore the following with each non-profit:

  • Discussion on how each of the individuals got started within the organization
  • What the Non-profits do
  • Most Successful Programs and how they make a difference
  • Discussing in detail about what they wish more people knew about their organizations
  • Main Obstacles and their needs right now
    and much more

More at: https://spanningtheneed.com/

Time Stamp for the Profiles: 
00:00:19: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County: https://www.awlrescueme.com/
00:14:26: The Brightside Project: https://www.brightsideprojectohio.org/
00:29:18: City Kids Care, Inc: https://citykidscare.org/
00:50:46: Inspiring Minds: https://imyouth.org/
01:01:19: Project MKC: https://projectmkc.org/
01:15:52: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley: https://rescuemissionmv.org/
01:31:02: The Walnut Grove: https://thewalnutgrove.com/

E121: A Veterans Day Special w/Leo Connelly, Jr. as he talks about hidden scars of war, PTSD and so much more. “Veterans deserve to be celebrated.”

E121: A Veterans Day Special w/Leo Connelly, Jr. as he talks about hidden scars of war, PTSD and so much more. “Veterans deserve to be celebrated.”

 

Veterans Special Day With Leo Connelly, Jr.

Freedom costs lives, hidden scars of war, PTSD, and so much more! Veterans deserve to be celebrated. We owe it to them!

In this episode, Leo Connley joins us on the show as we celebrate Veterans’ special day.  Leo served as a veteran in the controversial Vietnam War and later as the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission district commander.

In the session, Leo shares his background as a veteran, his experience serving in the controversial Vietnam war, and sustaining wounds when rescuing an American Soldier. We also dive into his purple heart award in 2019, the Mahoning County veteran service, as well as some fun rapid-fire questions.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn to give back if you receive help as a veteran. You owe it to someone else. You don’t have to do it weekly but at least once a year.
  • What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the other. You need to figure out what fits best for you in overcoming PTSD or alcoholism.
  • If any veteran in war says they aren’t scared, it’s a lie. They are scared of death even on their first day.

Episode Highlights

Mental health for veterans

Mental health cuts across the country, both for veterans & non-veterans. However, military combats are highly exposed to PTSD and end up indulging in alcoholism.

It’s always hard for strong veterans to come forward and share what they are dealing with.

Leo’s experience in the Vietnam war

In Leo’s generation, you either joined the military, penitentiary or college. He joined the military and went to the Vietnam war on March 28, 1967. Leo doing a lot in the war, something he has not gotten over to date since the order to kill any moving thing.

Getting his purple heart & what it meant for him

Having served the country & rescuing a fellow soldier, Leo received 22 medals, three army recommendations, and a purple heart in 2019.

Leo currently focuses on helping veterans receive treatment and the benefits they deserve.

How Leo got started in educating the public

Leo started as a member of the Disabled American Veterans and has gone up the ladder from Junior vice, senior vice commander, to District Commander.  Just by word of mouth, the word gets out there. He believes in helping veterans who will, in turn, help other veterans.

Quotes

  • “You don’t have to do something every week. You can do something once a year.”
  • “I always tell them if I can’t get you what you want, then we need to look for that door.”
  • “There isn’t enough gold in Fort Knox. There is enough money printed to stop me. It was a privilege to wear that uniform. It would be a privilege to put it back on again. “
  • “I love when you tell me I can’t do it. Right. That’s when I work.”
  • “I’ve gone through a lot in my life. Most guys could never walk the walk I walk. But if it isn’t for God answering all my prayers, I could never repay Him other than thanking Him every day and every night.”

Tune into the podcast at

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spanning-the-need/id1529769859.

 

E120: Tom McCabe, Mahoning County Republican Party Chair discusses politics & how “One Vote can make a Difference”

E120: Tom McCabe, Mahoning County Republican Party Chair discusses politics & how “One Vote can make a Difference”

 

Quote: “One vote can make a difference.”

Summary
On today’s episode of Spanning The Need, Anthony Spano welcomes Tom McCabe.  the chair of the Republican Party for Mahoning County. Tom shares with us his experience running as chair for the past 3 years and how the Republican party strives to address issues in Mahoning County, as well as, dominate the votes in the upcoming elections.

Tom begins by sharing his political background and how he hit the ground running with the help of his mentors. He dives deeper into the electoral dynamics and how the Republican Party sets itself for success in upcoming elections. He explains that national issues affect places locally and it boils down to those in the office.

Tune in to the show now to explore:

  • Tom’s political background and his experience as chair of the Republican Party for Mahoning County
  • The important races and how the Republican Party is gearing up for the elections
  • The difference between the 2016 and 2020 elections
  • The importance of early voting and absentee ballots.
  • A fun Q&A session where Tom answers random questions about his professional and personal life

Note: STN reached out to Mahoning County Democratic Party Chair Chris Anderson, but due to prior commitments he was unable to appear on the show.

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E119: Bob Hagan, 33rd District Democratic Candidate-Discusses Solutions To Improve The District

E119: Bob Hagan, 33rd District Democratic Candidate-Discusses Solutions To Improve The District

 

We’re almost wrapping up the campaign season for the November elections. Who has your best interests at the forefront?

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Ohio’s 33rd state senate district candidate, Bob Hagan. As a legislator for 28 years, he shares his political aspiration for the 33rd district and what distinguishes him from his main opponent.

Bob expounds on his plans for solving the funding problem in district schools, bringing businesses into the district, and three top issues he’s looking to address if elected. Additionally, he shares his biggest professional mistake, actions to curb violence in the community, and his best memory in life.

Tune in for more!

  • Plan to help school districts
  • Bringing jobs/businesses into the district
  • Issues addressing the 33rd District
  • Curbing violence in communities
  • and Much more.

Note: STN reached out to Senator Rulli, but due to prior commitments he was unable to appear on the show.

Key Highlights

  • When you take away people’s rights and start damaging opportunities, it signals there is a battle.
  • Tax breaks imposed on corporate elites mean someone has to pay for them. The middle class & the poor have to pay more.
  • The key to solving poverty in a particular area is bringing back businesses and well-paying jobs in the region.

Episode Highlights

Plan to help district schools

Bob focuses on finding out a way that equalizes the opportunities for every single kid to get educated on the same level through

  • Ensuring district schools are funded fairly
  • Paying teachers well
  • Ensuring the school system is treated differently due to the demographics in the area.

Bringing jobs/businesses into the district

The key to solving poverty is getting well-paying jobs or businesses in the area.  Bob will focus on

  • Finding out what people need and giving some entrepreneurial help, such as finances
  • Treating people with respect
  • Ensuring good wage payment

Top issues he will address in the 33rd district

  • Education- fair education and a world-renowned education system for our kids so that they can progress into doing some wonderful things
  • Tax systems- Bob advocates for a fair tax system as it’s not fair right now. Republicans have moved towards giving corporate elites tax breaks which means the poor and middle-class people must pay for them.
  • Transport- Expand the transportation system so that people should be able to move about in the state

How to curb violence in communities

  • Gun Control- 35,000 people in a year die at the end of a gun. People are endangered, and society is scaring the hell out of people. There are so many guns with no proper training.
  • Increase background checks for gun owners.
  • Mind what you say. What you say is important. Think critically and get your facts right.

Quotes

  • “It’s not about money. It’s about healthcare. It’s about health and improving our health.”
  • “In politics, you know that you really have to learn how to compromise. And I think as I got older, I realized as time runs out, compromise is probably your best friend.”
  • “It’s important in a democracy that people have an opportunity to see both sides of every issue.”

Tune into the podcast at

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spanning-the-need/id1529769859