As a masters candidate at Youngstown State University, Anthony Spano was asked to create a media project. What came from that assignment was a podcast series that featured local business people, heroes, philanthropists, athletes, and many more. #SpanningtheNeed highlights the Mahoning Valley community in a refreshing way: through the eyes of its own residents. With a new special guest each episode, Anthony explores the questions and concerns of his neighbors, friends, and peers within the Mahoning Valley Community.