Temple Psych and Film Student / Volunteer Extraordinaire, Nick Kasander | Take it From a Local with Allison

In this week’s episode, we are talking with Nick Kasander of Bethlehem Township. We talk all about the fun things at Musikfest, what it’s like to work at Artsquest, and talk about how the Freddy Awards have impacted Nick’s life.

A student at Temple University, Nick Kasander majors in Psychology and Film and has recently created a short film called “In His Skin”, which is available on his YouTube channel (and below).

Nick talks about his volunteer work with ArtsQuest and what he loves about living in the Lehigh Valley.

You can check out his work on YouTube (Nick kasander) and Instagram (@nickk518)!

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Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”

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Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 108: COVID19 Interviews with Billy’s Diner, Local Teachers, and Ryan Hill of ArtsQuest

This episode is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners!

We’re back! Over the course of the past two weeks, we’ve put out more than forty video podcast episodes on our Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.

We’ve been fortunate to talk to local business leaders, non-profit contributors, and awesome community members.

We took three of those and put them into this first of what may be a few COVID19 discussion podcasts.

  • We talk to Billy’s Diner owners Billy and Yanna about the tough business decisions they are facing and what other small businesses can do to protect themselves.
  • We talk to Tim and Betsy, two local teachers who are home with their kids, including their college-aged daughter.
  • We finish up with ArtsQuest Programming Director, Ryan Hill, on how ArtsQuest is combating people being forced to stay home.

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This episode is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners!

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

#MysteryLights Social Media Campaign Fun Times

Lehigh Valley with Love Media took to the skies to help out with an interesting social media campaign held throughout Bethlehem in November called #MysteryLights.

We provided drone footage and video production to push campaign and build excitement leading up to the big reveal.

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 77: Comedian and ArtsQuest Programing Director, Ryan Hill

Just in time for Musikfest 2019, we welcome ArtsQuest Programming Director, Ryan Hill, to the Podcast.

Ryan tells us a little bit about his history in comedy, advice for those starting out, and gets us ready for a ton of comedy at the ‘Fest!

Be sure to check out Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz AND all of ArtsQuest comedy programming before, during, and after Musikfest!

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This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 67: Jon Lunger and Lehigh Valley Pizza

ArtsQuest Marketing Director, improver, and podcaster (among other things), Jon Lunger, joins us for a spirited episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast where we mostly talk about pizza.

Be sure to catch Jon in his musical improv project Spitfire as well as with comedian Glen Tickle on the Improvised Wikipedia Podcast.

Check out more upcoming comedy shows and workshops at SteelStacks.

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This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast: Episode 017 (ArtsQuest’s Talent Buyer, Helen Smith!)

Have you ever wondered how ArtsQuest books all of their free stage acts for Musikfest? Wonder no more! On this episode, we have ArtsQuest Talent Buyer, Helen Smith. She gives us the ins and outs of Musikfest booking and even gives a few tips for your band.

She is also horrible at taking care of birds.

The Podcast is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts.

As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)