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face the issues

Face the Issues is a weekly talk show-style new journal. Gathered around a table, Chen is joined by special guests who are leaders in their respective fields as they unpack issues and debate ideas, from 30,000-foot ideas to how these issues practically impact your community.

The issues tackled each week range from politics to economics and business to health and wellness, as well as key issues of interest that arise. Past guests have included renowned political pollster Christopher Borick, historian Thomas Kidd, Emmy award-winning journalist Amanda St. Hilaire, NFL player agent Xavier Warren, and country music artist Kendal Conrad, among others.

Anchored in the Philadelphia television market, Face the Issues is hosted by Lighthouse TV and can be seen on broadcast in a four state region, including Eastern, Central, and portions of Western Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and portions of Delaware and Maryland.  It is additionally available online to a national viewing audience.

hometown heroes

In addition to discussing ideas and their impact, Chen is a firm believer that we must likewise set an example for others in word and in deed. Introducing the public to everyday heroes who live right in our communities is the heartbeat behind the Hometown Heroes segment to Face The Issues.

Hometown Heroes are inspirations for all of us. For some, it's a life journey filled with overcoming hardships and beating the odds. Others are changing the world through changing their community, one life at a time. All of them set an example for all of us, inspiring us in how they live.

Meet our Hometown Heroes here!

Know someone who's a hero in your community? Nominate him or her!

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