Leckey’s Look at the Bright Side
Hope & Help for 2021: How to improve your self-care or begin yoga/meditation

Hope & Help for 2021: How to improve your self-care or begin yoga/meditation

February 2, 2021

In this episode, Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey chats with an "energy worker" and registered yoga instructor about what self-care looks like and how to improve your mood and mind in the new year. Plus, even ways to begin a yoga or meditation practice at home. The two pros also highlight the benefits not just for you, but for those around you when someone sticks to their "self-care" plan.

Iran Hostage Crisis: 40 years later, survivor Michael Metrinko shares his story in a rare interview

Iran Hostage Crisis: 40 years later, survivor Michael Metrinko shares his story in a rare interview

January 29, 2021

Northeastern Pennsylvania native Michael Metrinko experienced the unimaginable. Now, get to know even more about the man from Olyphant that you didn’t get to see on television. From growing up in PA to his work in the Middle East. Plus, hear why the US Embassy takeover in Iran wasn’t the first time he was taken captive.

Hope & Help for 2021: Tips for job seekers in the new year

Hope & Help for 2021: Tips for job seekers in the new year

January 26, 2021

In this episode, Bill Leonard, dubbed the "employment matchmaker," chats with Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey. Bill shares "news you can use" tips for those looking for work in the new year, what the "hidden job market" is, and he offers a checklist of sorts people can use when it's time for a career change.

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.

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