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Hope & Help for 2021: Nutrition and workout tips for the new year

Hope & Help for 2021: Nutrition and workout tips for the new year

January 19, 2021

In this Q & A, three health and wellness experts share "news you can use" information to help improve your nutrition and workouts in the new year.

Topics range from "what to look for in a gym," to how a "calorie deficit" works.

Many of the questions tackled were submitted by viewers during this interactive segment.

Although this episode was done live, the same clip was also recorded for future use for those looking to improve their health in 2021.

Hope & Help for 2021: Decreasing Stress & Improving Your Headspace

Hope & Help for 2021: Decreasing Stress & Improving Your Headspace

January 12, 2021

In this podcast, Scranton based psychologist Dr. Lauren Hazzouri offers “news you can use” ideas to help decrease stress and anxiety in the new year. And, she shares what “moving beyond 2020” looks and feels like.

Hope & Help for 2021: The Power of Sleep

Hope & Help for 2021: The Power of Sleep

January 5, 2021

In this podcast, Ryan chats with neurologist and sleep expert Dr. Anne Marie Morse from Geisinger.

She highlights the latest sleep science and how getting more shuteye is linked to improving all aspects of your life in the new year including weight loss, stress and more!

Scranton native is huge driving force behind Hallmark Channel’s most popular stars

Scranton native is huge driving force behind Hallmark Channel’s most popular stars

December 22, 2020

Michel Yanni. He’s a North Scranton native who has made a name for himself in Tinseltown.

The now “Hollywood Manager” has worked closely with several celebrities in his career including Val Kilmer, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears and NSYNC. 

Currently, Michael is the manager for Trevor Donovan, Hallmark’s leading male actor.

Both chatted it up with Ryan recently. Michael talked about the role our area played in his career.

Trevor gives us a behind the scenes look at Hallmark Christmas movies, shooting films during the pandemic, and more!

Clarks Summit mom in national spotlight

Clarks Summit mom in national spotlight

December 7, 2020

Mother of six, Kelly Rippon, is back on Leckey's Look At The Bright Side. Kelly first mentioned about two years ago to Ryan she was going to write a book.  Well, she did it! Kelly's back with this update and talks about how it really took a village in our area to raise her children including son, Olympian Adam Rippon.  

One On One With Scranton’s New Mayor Paige Cognetti

One On One With Scranton’s New Mayor Paige Cognetti

February 28, 2020

Paige Cognetti, an Oregon native, made history back in January when she became Scranton’s first female Mayor.

Many of you had plenty of questions for her. Ryan tackled them from social media in his latest podcast.

Take a listen to get to know Mayor Cognetti.  She answers your questions about city taxes, parking problems, and so much more!

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

December 20, 2019

Dr. Palmiter, who's also a professor at Marywood University, shares tips and tricks on handling holiday stress. 

Plus, offers suggestions to prevent family dinners from turning disastrous if someone brings up politics, and ways to approach a new year.

Lessons On Living From The Dying

Lessons On Living From The Dying

November 26, 2019

As tough as it is to talk about, sometimes many of us don’t realize what really matters in life until we or the person we love are knocking on “death’s door.”

Two Men On A Mission

Two Men On A Mission

October 8, 2019

In his latest podcast, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey talks with two inspiring forces in our area, Trooper Alex Douglass and Staff Sergeant Earl Granville.

Motivational Speaker and Educator Kelly Rippon

Motivational Speaker and Educator Kelly Rippon

September 18, 2019

In his latest podcast, Ryan sits down with motivational speaker and educator Kelly Rippon. Kelly Rippon is a single mother of six children, including her oldest son, Olympic medalist, Adam.

Kelly tackles a lot with Ryan including tips for parents struggling with ‘empty nest syndrome’ if their kids recently went away to college as well as ways for moms and dads to better help their child if they are struggling with their identity.  

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