Listening to Lancaster

We chat with local experts discussing issues relevant to the current life of Lancaster residents. Browse our library and listen to the full interviews below.

Listening to Lancaster is sponsored by Landis Communities, Lapp Electric, and Martin Insurance.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E7)- City of Lancaster Urban Forester

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Cody Kiefer, the new Urban Forester for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster’s urban forest includes trees in public areas and on private

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Cody Kiefer, the new Urban Forester for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster’s urban forest includes trees in public areas and on private property, including along its streets, in its parks and open spaces, in backyards, and on the grounds of commercial and institutional establishments. These trees provide many benefits, including ecosystem services that are important for the City to meet the EPA’s mandate to reduce combined sewer overflows. Cody is currently inventorying the City’s trees (there are 11,500 in public spaces alone!), developing a master plan, and working on some exciting initiatives for the future.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E3): The Common Wheel

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Adriana Atencio, Co-Executive Director, and John Hursh, Spring Fling Board Chair, of The Common Wheel. We spoke about all things bike

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Adriana Atencio, Co-Executive Director, and John Hursh, Spring Fling Board Chair, of The Common Wheel. We spoke about all things bikes– Lancaster’s bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, National Bike Month and more! If you’ve ever wondered how we can make Lancaster a better community through the energy and equity of bikes, this interview is you. Enjoy!

Listening to Lancaster (S2:E10)- F&M Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster

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For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Ramon Escudero, Executive Director of F&M's Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster. Ramon talks about the focus areas for the

For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Ramon Escudero, Executive Director of F&M’s Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster. Ramon talks about the focus areas for the center, including poverty & social inequality, environmental sustainability, social practice and community-based art, and current projects being funded by the center or led by faculty or students. Enjoy this informative interview!

Listening to Lancaster (S2: E9)- Lancaster City Alliance Outreach Specialist

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For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Sarita Rivera, Lancaster City Alliance's new Outreach Specialist. Funded by Lancaster City, Sarita is focused on assisting individual

For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Sarita Rivera, Lancaster City Alliance’s new Outreach Specialist. Funded by Lancaster City, Sarita is focused on assisting individuals in the city experiencing homelessness, addiction, or mental illness. Learn more about her, her new role, and how it will make a difference.

Listening to Lancaster (S2:E7) – Community Action Partnership

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For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Vanessa Philbert, CEO of the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in Lancaster. This conversation focused on the work of CAP in the Lan

For this edition of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Vanessa Philbert, CEO of the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in Lancaster. This conversation focused on the work of CAP in the Lancaster community and how the organization has assisted the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Listening to Lancaster (S2:E6) – Union Community Care

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For this installment of Listening to Lancaster the Hourglass was joined by Alisa Jones (President & CEO) and Jackie Concepcion (VP of Community Impact) from Union Community Care. They discussed the me

For this installment of Listening to Lancaster the Hourglass was joined by Alisa Jones (President & CEO) and Jackie Concepcion (VP of Community Impact) from Union Community Care. They discussed the merger of Lancaster Health Center and Welsh Mountain Health Center to create Union Community Care. The conversation also touched on issues related to social determinants of health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy!

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