Category Archives: Center Radio

Leaders Commit to Sustainability at First Friday Films

Friday, Feb. 3, The Center For Community Growth teamed with the League of Women Voters, the Sierra Club and the Evergreen Conservancy to present a petition and request to Indiana County Commissioner Sherene Hess to commit to convening a county level task force develop an action plan for a sustainable economic. Here’s that petition.

Commissioner Hess said yes! Here’s what else she had to say about opportunity for economic development in our region.

Commissioner Hess is a great friend to the Center, and is a long time social justice supporter. We’ll have a chance to get our task for off the ground at a TBA Sustainability Summit for local elected and municipal officials. We’re planning for around Earthday – stay tuned for details!

You can hear more about the Center’s Sustainability Campaign, and all the work we’ve been doing on Center Radio, hosted by Dr. Cybil Moore. Cybil also interviews one of the producers of After Coal. Center Radio is available for replay here.

Stay tuned for more!

First Friday Films continues soon. March 3 we partner with the NAACP of Indiana County to bring you the documentary, 13th, and will include a panel of local folks talking about institutional racism right here.




The Megaphone Launches Now!

Saturday, January 28, 11:00am, The Center for Community Growth launches The Megaphone, a 6 month radio program and community film and discussion series.

Keep up to date on progressive organizing the last Saturday of each month at 11:00am, on Center Radio, hosted by Indiana, PA native, Dr. Cybill Peoples Moore on

First Friday Films starts February 3rd, with the 2016 documentary,  After Coal. The film is incredible, and we’re proud to welcome one of the producers to our stage.

Also, we’ll ask our country commissioners what they’re doing to ensure a climate resilient economy. 

Here’s who we’re expecting;

Sherene Hess – Indiana County Commissioner

Dr. Peter Broad – Indiana Borough Council President

Angela Wily –  Producer, After Coal

Dr. Susan Comfort –  Sustainability Studies Chair

Cindy Rogers – Evergreen Conservancy

Don’t miss this, or the rest of the series! This is local organizing.

Listen to 2015 Indiana Borough Council Candidate Forum

The Center for Community Growth and the Center Radio continue to bring local, relevant issues to you. As election day nears, be sure to educate yourself on the local candidates.

Thanks to Chauncey Ross and the Indiana Gazette for moderating, and co-hosting today’s Indiana Borough Council Candidate Forum. Listen below:

And don’t forget, election day is right around the corner! Tuesday, November 3!12039656_906664336074680_4429726392863114381_n

The Center Radio to Host Borough Council Candidate Debate

Center Radio and the Indiana Gazette Co-Sponsor local debate

Tune into the Center Radio this Saturday, 10/24, 11am for a Candidates Debate among candidates for Indiana Borough Council. Moderated by Chauncey Ross, from the Indiana Gazette, we’ll tackle the important issues facing residents in town. Listen live 90.1 FM and streamed at

Click Going if you’re going to tune in!

Invited candidates include:

1st Ward:
Peter Broad, John Petrosky, Jason Smathers, Sara Steelman

2nd Ward:
Larry DeChurch, Ben Ford

3rd Ward:
James Smith, Tommy Thompson

4th Ward:
Ross Bricklemyer, Dave Coker, Tony Greenawalt, John Hartman, Lisa Kuzneski, Kaycee Newell

Debut Radio Show: Borough Council Candidate Roundtable

Left to Right, Don Lancaster, candidate 2nd Ward, Larry DeChurch, candidate 2nd Ward

Eric Barker hosted The Center’s first radio show today, featuring some Borough council candidates, including student write-in candidate Tara Federoff 3rd Ward, Jennifer Gonga-English, write in candidate 3rd Ward, Julie Adcock, candidate, 4th ward, Don Lancaster, candidate, 2nd Ward, Larry DeChurch, candidate, 2nd Ward, and Gerald Smith, candidate 2nd Ward.

Topics for this hour-long segment included Homecoming, what students have to offer Indiana, town-gown relations, and more.

Keep an eye out for us on WIUP-FM in the future.