Bibliophile: A Poem Every Morning with Marjorie Maddox
Feb18

Bibliophile: A Poem Every Morning with Marjorie Maddox

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author I tried to imagine an early morning drive with poet Marjorie Maddox, whose creative suitcase is crammed with metaphors. I was enveloped in fog, which occluded my vision, on this particular day. My surroundings became the murky sea, and my auto a submarine. The tall, stark silver maples along the roadway became the kelp forests off the coast of California, and the 18-wheeler entering the road...

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Free Concert Tickets for Our Supporters!
Feb15

Free Concert Tickets for Our Supporters!

WXPI Radio has six tickets to the upcoming Williamsport Community Concert Association’s event to give away to our fans. Winners will be chosen from our fans on WXPI on Facebook who like, comment and share on Sunday, Feb. 18. Also, if you love community radio, then become a supporter for only $5 per month. JULIAN BLISS SEPTET Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30PM Celebrate Gershwin with a stroll down Tin Pan Alley! England’s premier...

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Bibliophile: One Page Per Day with Melody Johnson
Feb11

Bibliophile: One Page Per Day with Melody Johnson

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Melody Johnson has completed yet another marathon, and her reward is the publication of her upcoming novel, “Day Reaper,” the exciting conclusion to her “Night Blood” paranormal romance series. The books feature heroine Cassidy DiRocco, a crime reporter living in New York who discovers vampires living beneath the city. Writing a novel is not a sprint for this young...

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Bibliophile: Mary Woods’ Change of Heart
Feb04

Bibliophile: Mary Woods’ Change of Heart

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Mary Woods is an artist, a poet, and the author of “The Heart of the Matter,” which guides the reader to becoming wholeheartedly happy. I know Mary through her service work with Beloved Community Council and Heart of Williamsport. We’ve worked on the HoW project for three years, and it’s amazing to see the change of heart she’s experienced as the project assistant....

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Bibliophile: Dave Bellomo’s Passion for Kettlebells
Jan28

Bibliophile: Dave Bellomo’s Passion for Kettlebells

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Dave Bellomo is a fitness expert, personal trainer, and author of two fitness manuals on Kettlebells. I met Dave about 18 years ago, when he worked as a personal trainer. I met him at the local YMCA, then continued to work with Dave after he opened his own gym, Maximum Fitness, and his manufacturing company, Cardiobells Incorporated, which he  owned and operated for eight years.. We became...

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Bibliophile: Nancy Panko’s Guiding Missal
Jan21

Bibliophile: Nancy Panko’s Guiding Missal

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Nancy Panko has achieved amazing success with her book, “Guiding Missal,” an unusual story about a prayer book that is carried in the pocket of three generations of men as they navigate war. As she held the Military Missal in her hands, Nancy thought, “If only this little book could talk.” Her novel gives the prayer book a voice. Based on actual events, Nancy’s award winning novel is...

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Bibliophile: Lou’s Legacy of Local History
Jan14

Bibliophile: Lou’s Legacy of Local History

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Louis E. Hunsinger, Jr. labors for posterityHe does this as a historian, preserving Lycoming County’s heritage as a writer for newspapers, magazines, programs, and books, working as the co-author of eight books on local history. His publishing career began with his good friend,  Dr. James P. Quigel, and in 1999, the duo published the paperback, “Williamsport’s Baseball...

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Bibliophile: Joseph Smith’s Cure for Hypocrisy
Jan07

Bibliophile: Joseph Smith’s Cure for Hypocrisy

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Joseph W. Smith is a teacher, speaker, film critic, journalist and author living in Northcentral Pennsylvania. The son of a professional journalist, Joe wrote his first book when he was 12, “… an ambitious and profusely illustrated sci-fi opus called Project Jupiter.” He jokes it, “… took me another 37 years to hit publishing pay-dirt with my study of Hitchcock,...

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Bibliophile: Lorena’s Lost Coal Country
Dec31

Bibliophile: Lorena’s Lost Coal Country

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Lorena Beniquez, a writer, photographer and a filmmaker, is the author of a new book, Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Published by Arcadia, the book is part of the Images of Modern America series, so it’s part history, part photographic art, and part travel guide. Lorena visits many places in her book, including the site of the last coal breaker in America, scheduled for...

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Let’s Talk with Dan Doubet
Dec18

Let’s Talk with Dan Doubet

This impromptu interview with Dan Doubet, the new Executive Director of Keystone Progress, is a robust conversation around the issues you should care about. Healthcare, Civic Involvement and Racism. This is such a powerful conversation about racism from different perspectives. You should check it out. Part One https://wxpiradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/lDsn-Doubet-pt1.mp3 Part Two...

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