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You don't need to wait for a rainy day to listen to No Rain Date. Rain or shine, go ahead and binge listen to past episodes about local news, people, places and things...here!

You don't need to wait for a rainy day to listen to No Rain Date. Rain or shine, go ahead and binge listen to past episodes about local news, people, places and things...here!

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You don't need to wait for a rainy day to listen to No Rain Date. Rain or shine, go ahead and binge listen to past episodes about local news, people, places and things...here!

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English


Episodes

No Rain Date Ep. 38: Monocacy Coffee Co., Meals on Wheels of GLV

1/22/2021
Welcome to Episode 38 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week, publisher and NRD host Josh Popichak is joined by co-owner of Monocacy Coffee Company and Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop, Matt Hengeveld. Matt shares his insight into the local coffee scene as well as his knowledge of how the right beans can be roasted to achieve flavor perfection in your coffee cup. In our second interview, Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley CEO Vicki Coyle...

Duration:01:15:26

No Rain Date Ep. 37: Chef Joe Stout, Big Brothers Big Sisters LV

1/17/2021
Welcome to Episode 37 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week publisher and NRD host Josh Popichak is joined by chef and entrepreneur Joe Stout to discuss his version of clean eating, which is now available from his ChefMeals menu. Joe also discusses his recent move to Dewey Fire Company, where he is the new caterer. In our second interview, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley CEO Susan Bartels shares her organization’s history as well as...

Duration:01:19:10

No Rain Date Ep. 36: Kevin Branco; Thoughts on Insurrection in DC

1/9/2021
Welcome to Episode 36 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week publisher and NRD host Josh Popichak is joined by Main Street Gym owner and former state representative candidate Kevin Branco to talk about fitness, politics and the important role you can play in helping to keep our local economy vibrant in 2021. Our news roundup is a bit different these week because of the unprecedented, deadly insurrection that occurred at Capitol Hill Jan. 6. (Note:...

Duration:01:03:05

No Rain Date Ep. 35: 2020…The Year That Was in News

1/3/2021
Welcome to 2021 and to Episode 35 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week publisher and NRD host Josh Popichak and reporter/producer Jonny Hart take a look back at some of the biggest stories Saucon Source covered in 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the anti-racism protests of last summer. There’s a lot of ground to cover and we only just scratch the surface in our discussion, but we hope you enjoy our reflections and our effort to put...

Duration:00:52:25

No Rain Date Ep. 34: Volunteer Firemen, Holiday Lights Contest

12/25/2020
Welcome to Ep. 34 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week our guests are local firefighters Lt. Anthony Chirumbolo and Eric Bartosz of the Upper Saucon Township Volunteer Fire Department. Not only does the fire department save lives, but it also contributes to the vitality of the Southern Lehigh community by hosting events such as the Santa Run held Dec. 20. Josh has a roundup of the latest news and Saucon Source reporter-producer Jonny Hart has...

Duration:01:02:29

No Rain Date Ep. 33: A Snowstorm, A Vaccine & Reactions to Restaurant Rules

12/18/2020
Welcome to Ep. 33 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews. This week our game plan for the podcast changed slightly due to the dose of winter weather our area received, which is why the episode does not include the interview we had planned to record. In lieu of that, we have an expanded news roundup featuring our coverage of the mid-week snowstorm, the first vaccinations against COVID-19 at St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Santa runs local fire...

Duration:00:29:56

No Rain Date Ep. 32: Remembering the Steel’s ‘Last Cast’ at NMIH

12/11/2020
Welcome to Ep. 32 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring news and interviews from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This week our guests include Ashley Lorah of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, who has the details about a holiday event in Coopersburg (please note that an important event update is available on Saucon Source). Also joining us is Curator of Collections at Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History, Andria Zaia, who was involved in a special...

Duration:00:56:39

No Rain Date Ep. 31: Saucon Valley Lions, SV Bikes’ Steve LaBrake

12/6/2020
Welcome to Ep. 31 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This week our guests include Ray Campbell and Scott Lohman of the Saucon Valley Lions, a 71-year-old service organization whose members are busy behind the scenes making a difference in our community. You’ll learn about the charities they support, how COVID-19 has impacted them, an upcoming fundraiser and how you can get involved. Also joining us is rail trail...

Duration:01:19:46

No Rain Date Ep. 30: Finding Gratitude…Even in 2020

11/25/2020
Welcome to Ep. 30 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and in-depth interviews from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This week our guests are Amy Musser and Sally Chuchman, who as the owners of Two Angels–a local business that creates handmade jewelry for spiritual and healing purposes–know a thing or two about how to turn lemons into lemonade. After a year in which many people have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic or over politics, we asked them to share advice...

Duration:01:03:07

No Rain Date Ep. 29: Bethlehem Food Co-Op Update with Carol Ritter

11/22/2020
Welcome to Ep. 29 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and in-depth interviews from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This week’s guest is Carol Ritter, a board member of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op. In our interview with her, Carol shares an update on the co-op’s quest to open a member-supported market selling locally-sourced, fresh, sustainably-harvested food in downtown Bethlehem. This market will be accessible to walkers and offer affordable options in an area that’s...

Duration:00:40:16

No Rain Date Ep. 28: Former CBS3 News Anchor Liz Keptner

11/14/2020
Welcome to Ep. 28 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and in-depth interviews in the Lehigh Valley. This week our guest is Liz Keptner, whose career in journalism has taken her into and out of the spotlight, in Pennsylvania and beyond. Liz shares what it was like to work in television on the West Coast–before moving back to Philadelphia to work for CBS3 Eyewitness News–in an interview that also touches on the 2020 election and the importance of educating the journalists...

Duration:01:16:42

No Rain Date Ep. 27: Overcoming the 2020 Election Divide

11/10/2020
Welcome to Ep. 27 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and in-depth interviews. This week our guest is Rev. Phil Spohn, who we ask about ways our community–and nation–can heal after the brutal rhetoric of the 2020 presidential campaign. We have a long way to go. Josh has a roundup of election news (please note that the news roundup was recorded before Joe Biden became the projected winner of Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and the presidency). Don’t forget that No Rain...

Duration:00:49:46

No Rain Date Ep. 26: Fred Rooney, Attorney & Advocate for Change

10/30/2020
Welcome to Ep. 26 of No Rain Date, your weekly Lehigh Valley podcast featuring local news and in-depth interviews. This week our guest is Fred Rooney, an attorney whose work on improving access to legal services has improved thousands of people’s lives in the U.S. and worldwide. Fred, who has been called “the father of legal incubators,” shares his journey with us, from social worker to law student to Fulbright Specialist. Josh has a roundup of the latest local news and Rief has a preview of...

Duration:00:56:53

No Rain Date Ep. 25: Eric Bartosz, Author of BAR40

10/23/2020
Welcome to Ep. 25 of No Rain Date, your weekly podcast featuring local news and interviews in the Lehigh Valley. This week’s guest is Eric Bartosz, a personal development author and coach whose new book is all about the 52-week, game-changing program he developed called BAR40. If you’re over 2020 and already thinking about improving your life in 2021, you’ll want to listen to Eric’s entire interview. Josh has a roundup of the latest local news and Rief has a preview of Friday’s football...

Duration:01:05:18

No Rain Date Ep. 24: Haunted Lehigh Valley with Ellen Flynn

10/16/2020
If you enjoy scary stories and local history, No Rain Date Ep. 24 is one you may have to listen to more than once. Writer and explorer of the Lehigh Valley area’s haunted places, Ellen Flynn, joins us to share five spine-tingling tales of old that involve murder, ghosts and the unexplained. You’ll find out: Who was Tambour Yokel? Who is rumored to walk along Constitution Drive after dark? What horrors unfolded high on Hawk Mountain just after the Civil War? What gruesome event gave Easton’s...

Duration:00:51:10

No Rain Date Ep. 23: News Talk with Tom Sofield of LevittownNow

10/9/2020
Nobody wants to live without local news, but as media companies struggle to maintain profitability in the COVID-19 era, reliable sources of information in communities of all sizes continue to dry up. Not all hope is lost, however. Rather than adhere to an antiquated business model, a new generation of publishers is challenging the media business status quo. These purveyors of independent online news are making a difference in the communities they serve. In Episode 23 of No Rain Date, Saucon...

Duration:01:11:58

No Rain Date Ep. 22: A Local Library Update & ROOT ‘Mixes’ It Up

10/2/2020
Welcome to Ep. 22 of No Rain Date, Saucon Source’s weekly news and current events podcast. This week our special guests include Hellertown Area Library Director Noelle Kramer, who has deftly navigated the organization through challenging times due to COVID-19. Also joining us are the founders of ROOT Crafted Cocktail Mixers, Diane Aemisegeo and Trish Lauden. With their knack for producing tasty flavor combinations, it’s not surprising that Diane and Trish know how to mix things up...

Duration:01:10:33

No Rain Date Ep. 21: Mayor David Heintzelman & Jessica O’Donnell

9/25/2020
Welcome to Ep. 21 of No Rain Date, Saucon Source’s weekly local news and current events podcast. This week our guests are Hellertown mayor and Heintzelman Funeral Home owner David Heintzelman, who joins us to discuss his business’s innovative new on-site event center, as well as topics such as Trick-or-Treat safety in the COVID-19 era; and Jessica O’Donnell, Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. The GLVCC has been instrumental in...

Duration:01:15:37

No Rain Date Ep. 20: Rebecca Gamez & The Beauty of Dogs

9/11/2020
Welcome to No Rain Date, Episode 20. No Rain Date is a weekly news and information podcast produced by Saucon Source, your source for Saucon Valley news. This week our guest is The Beauty of Dogs owner and trainer Rebecca Gamez, who shares how her business has adapted to COVID-19, what it’s like to train dogs according to their emotional state and information about upcoming classes. In addition to his interview with Rebecca, your host for No Rain Date and Saucon Source publisher, Josh...

Duration:00:41:03

No Rain Date Ep. 19: June Rose, Kindred Spirits Metaphysical Shoppe

9/4/2020
Welcome to No Rain Date, Episode 19. No Rain Date is a weekly news and information podcast produced by Saucon Source–your source for Saucon Valley news. This week our guest is Kindred Spirits Metaphysical Shoppe owner June Rose. In an interview with publisher and host Josh Popichak, June shares what it’s been like to own her new age shop in Hellertown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her ability to innovate through its many challenges will inspire you. Josh has a roundup of the latest local...

Duration:00:53:38