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#YaJagoffPodcast: When the whistle blows, we go… PODCAST!

April 11, 2023

Summary: Many breweries are popping up in the area. This one has a fire whistle thing!  And the owner, Jason, is a firefighter so something unique happens when the whistle blows. We took a bunch of guests with us: Krystal Vangura, Lori Kolodziej, of Mon River Arts, author Paula Minydzak, and, from the Dam Band, Josh Muenzer.




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When the whistle blows, the firefighters go. What gets YOU going.. Favorite song? Phrase? Photo?

(13:15) Jason Berman

Jason from Fire Whistle Brewing in Elizabeth Borough. He’s got a background as a firefighter/EMS professional and back in 2003, he became a home brewer. Finally, a few months ago he and his good friend, Buddy, decided to open up Fire Whistle Brewing. Sound the Alarm! FWB is a nano-brewery / taproom located in Downtown Elizabeth Borough.  Find them online at Facebook & Instagram: FireWhistleBrewing and Twitter: @FireWhistleBrew

(13:45) Author Paula Minydzak

(AKA Kaia Misk in the literary world) joins us to talk about her book “The Firstborn Son.”  Frankie Renzi takes on the role of ruthless mob boss, just like his father. Frankie must become the very thing he loathes in order to protect the woman he loves. Her characters in the book are inspired by the Italian side of her family and it’s all Pittsburgh based. Buy “The Firstborn Son” on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Apple Books. Find Paula/Kaia online at Facebook: KaiaMiskAuthor Instagram: AuthorKaiaMisk

(26:21) Krystal Vangura

The owner of Kitchens by Vangura, stops in to chat about her family’s countertop manufacturer business. And their beautiful venue, The Kitchen, a demo kitchen, with endless culinary possibilities that allows people to gather for events like: “Food & Stories for The Soul” with Johnny Angel. Facebook: The Kitchen by Vangura

(37:46) Lori Kolodziej

Lori has been the Producer and Executive Director for all productions at the Grand Theatre for the past twenty years and now the Mon River Arts. MRA will start showcasing ‘Rock of Ages’ in May. Lori does so much for the Elizabeth community including being a Chairperson and Entertainment Coordinator for Sounds Like Summer on Plum Street. That summer music series features local musicians playing a variety of styles in open air concerts, every Thursday in June from 6 to 9pm. www.MonRiverArtsFire Whistle Pics and Facebook: Plum Street Concerts & EADC Events

(44:46) Josh Muenzer

Josh, from the Dam Band stops in to perform his new release called “Bayou.” Catch his 4-piece band playing Plum Street in June and look for “Bayou” on all streaming services Facebook: DamBandPGH