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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.


Local Music Tied to Ken Burns' Country Music Doc

Last Updated by Chris Norton, Jenny Burkey on

Owen Walsh, a singer-songwriter from Honesdale will perform and speak on a panel at VIA's screening at The Cooperage Project

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Report Highlights Role for Farming in Slowing Climate Change

Posted by Andrea Sears | Keystone State News Connection on

Rising temperatures and severe weather are putting pressure on land, and methods of land use – including agriculture – can help remove carbon from the air.

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Why Is It Harder For Military Families To Get Behavioral Health Care?

Posted by Alan Yu | WHYY on

More than 40% of children in the U.S. who received or needed mental health care had problems getting it, and new research shows it may be even more difficult for children in military families.

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Actress Suzie Plakson: Growing up in NEPA

Posted by Larry Vojtko on

VIA's Larry Vojtko talked with her about some of the places in the Wyoming Valley that have made a lasting impression on her.

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Area Couple Share Their Woodstock Experience

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Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger attended the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, NY 50 years ago

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Experts: Stop Blaming Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Posted by Transforming Heath | WITF on

After mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, President Donald Trump is calling for reforming mental health laws, including involuntary confinement. Mental health experts say it's the wrong focus.

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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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