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State of Pennsylvania

Thursdays at 7pm on WVIA-TV
Fridays at 7pm on WVIA-TV
Sundays at 1pm on WVIA-TV 

Available on WVIA OnDemand

State of Pennsylvania is the only regional interactive public affairs and news program providing an in-depth look at important issues in the Commonwealth.

Seats are free on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your seat for this State of Pennsylvania program broadcast live from the Sordoni Theater, click here

Upcoming Live Episodes

Starting Over: The C.A.R.E. Program

Thursday, April 17 at 7pm

They've served their time and are out of jail. Now what? The transition to life outside of prison is not easy and many end up back behind bars. Learn about a program that helps individuals get a second chance and see a film produced by Bucknell University about this innovative team approach that combines education with mentorship.

Joining host Larry Vojtko on our panel will be Eric S. Faden, associate professor of English and Film/Media Studies at Bucknell University, Brianna Derr, a student at Bucknell University and Eric Noll, a federal corrections officer.

Meet the Team

Larry Vojtko

Larry Vojtko

WVIA-FM Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, Larry Vojtko began his tenure at the station in 1982 as the early morning host/announcer. He is also the prouducer and host of most of the concert broadcasts for the station. During his tenure Larry has interviewed many celebrities and musicians of international renown such as clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianists Leon Fleisher and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, baroque cellist Anner Bylsma, conductor/composer Gunther Schuller, and bass Paul Plishka. He also organizes and produces the WVIA "Simply Grand" series of in-studio classical concerts. In May 2003, Larry led the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in concert as guest conductor, an honor bestowed in observance of Larry’s 20th anniversary with WVIA.

In addition to his work at WVIA, Larry has remained actively involved in the music community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The baritone has sung with many area ensembles including: the Robert Dale Chorale, Mostly Opera, Zusammen, Amici Cantus, the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society, St. Cecilia's Church Choir and the Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre where he was baritone soloist for nine years. He has cultivated a keen interest in musical theater by working both as a performer and Music Director in many productions of community theatres including: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Showcase Theater and Music Box Dinner Playhouse.

Larry received a B.S. degree in Music Education from Wilkes College. After graduation he continued his musical studies in voice with Mr. Richard Chapline and is currently a student of Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos. Larry continues to teach voice privately. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Communications Department of Luzerne County Community College.

Larry lives in Wyoming with his wife, Bernardine, and sons, Michael Lawrence and Jonathan Matthew. You can listen to Larry every weekday afternoon from 1-4 PM, and watch him on the WVIA-TV programs State of Pennsylvania and Meet the College Presidents.

Kathryn K. Davies

Kathryn K. DaviesProducer of State of Pennsylvania and the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal 

Kathryn started at WVIA in 1989 as a volunteer during pledge drives. In 1991, she took a part time position in WVIA’s Corporate Underwriting department, followed by a position in the Major Gifts department. At that time, Kathryn was also working in the Production Department as a free-lance camera person. As her experience at WVIA grew, Kathryn went on to directing such television shows as Homegrown Music, Pennsylvania Polka, Ballroom, You and Your Pet and pledge drives. 

In 2000, Kathryn was named as the Producer for WVIA’s series Great Chefs of the Northeast. She has also produced documentaries titled: The History of the Honesdale Branch of the D & H Railroad, The History of the Farview Hospital and Woman in Iraq: One Woman’s Story which was awarded a Telly in 2004. 

In September, 2004, Kathryn took a full time position as Executive Administrative Assistant for WVIA and was also named the Producer of State of Pennsylvania. In 2008, she also took the position of Producer of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. 

Kathryn also serves as Senior Producer on all WVIA-TV productions. 

Kathryn spends her off time Geocaching, kayaking and gardening and lives in Bear Creek.


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