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Keystone Edition

Listen Sundays at 7:30a and 4:30p on VIA Radio

VIA connects you to your neighborhood and to the world. Each Sunday we explore our region as we introduce you to the people and places that make this part of Pennsylvania unique. From artists, to business leaders, to politicians, to your neighbors who have fascinating and sometimes surprising stories to tell.

Keystone Edition is hosted by VIA Radio's Paul Lazar. Each episode features segments on a variety of topics produced by Paul Lazar, Lisa Mazzarella, Erika Funke, Larry Vojtko, George Graham, Fiona Powell and Chris Norton. Segements are available for on-demand listening here on our website.

Stories

Celebrating a Chapter of Local History in Lackawanna County

Posted by Lisa Mazzarella on

Carbondale Public Library Celebrates 145 years

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Census: Counting All Kids Critical for PA

Posted by Andrea Sears | Keystone State News Connection on

Counting every child will ensure that Pennsylvania gets the federal aid it needs. That's the message advocates for children are sending in the lead-up to the 2020 census.

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Readers Get Top Billing at This Writers Festival

Posted by Erika Funke on

The Milford Readers and Writers Festival returns for its fourth year.

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Scranton Native Takes the Lead in Protecting Wildlife

Posted by Larry Vojtko on

Scranton native Bridget Fahey oversees the federal endangered species list for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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‘Serious lung injuries’ tied to vaping draw state Health Department inquiry

Posted by Brett Sholtis | Transforming Health on

Centers for Disease Control reports six deaths and more than 450 cases nationwide.

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Laying the Seeds for Environmental Stewardship

Posted by Lisa Mazzarella on

Explore the work being done at the Lackawanna College environmental center.

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Meet the Team

Paul Lazar

Paul LazarEvening news anchor, reporter, and producer of Music From St. Stephen's and other programs, Paul Lazar is the Radio Production Coordinator at WVIA-FM. 

Paul got his start in radio at Rock 107. In 2008, he had the opportunity to produce a Christmas program for WVIA with special guest Chevy Chase. In 2009, he won a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters award for his news feature, "World War II Stories," that featured interviews with World War II veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

He's worked at the Times Leader, and also worked as a stringer at the Scranton Times covering high school football. 

Paul is a 2001 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he received his B.A. in Journalism.

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