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Radio Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Radio Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

Radio Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Radio Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.
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Location:

Chambersburg, PA

Genres:

Talk

Networks:

WITF

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Radio Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Radio Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

Language:

English


Episodes

Smart Talk road trip to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

8/16/2019
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The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival takes the stage this weekend in beautiful Adams County. The festival is well-known among music lovers for presenting top-notch Bluegrass music and as a place featuring entertainment for the entire family. Smart Talk broadcasts from the Granite Hill Camping resort for a look at Pennsylvania’s long legacy of musical storytelling and … Continue reading "Smart Talk road trip to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival"

Duration:00:49:51

Stryker Combat Team Iraq anniversary and Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings

8/14/2019
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Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Division of the National Guard has a long and storied past. The Division battle lineage dates to military campaigns during the Civil War and to the present-day conflict in Iraq. The “Iron Division” was also the first, and only, National Guard unit to field the Stryker Combat Vehicle as part of the … Continue reading "Stryker Combat Team Iraq anniversary and Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings"

Duration:00:49:48

Franklin & Marshall poll gauges voter satisfaction

8/12/2019
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The most recent Franklin and Marshall College poll finds that Pennsylvania voters are generally satisfied with how things are going in the state, and their personal lives. Keystone voters also agree on several key issues; overhaul the state tax framework and get rid of the current property tax system. They also agree on how and … Continue reading "Franklin & Marshall poll gauges voter satisfaction"

Duration:00:49:51

Americans are going broke getting an education

8/9/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 9, 2019: College student debt in the U.S. has been labeled a crisis, as the amount of outstanding loan balances exceed $1.5 trillion. Solving the crisis, however, is not so simple. A few of the presidential candidates advocate for the cancellation of all student debt and … Continue reading "Americans are going broke getting an education"

Duration:00:49:49

Bullying in the Age of Smart Phones and Bras Across the Bridge

8/8/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 8, 2019: Bullying, like many things, is increasingly more complicated in the digital era. It used to be that kids could find respite from bullying behavior at home or once school let out. Now, because of social media and pervasive smart phone use, there is often … Continue reading "Bullying in the Age of Smart Phones and Bras Across the Bridge"

Duration:00:49:49

What advancements are being made in HIV treatments?/Proposed law on Amish horses

8/7/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 7, 2019: More than one million Americans are living with the HIV virus. Thirty-six thousand of them are Pennsylvanians. There are about a thousand new HIV diagnoses every year in Pennsylvania. Not everyone who contracts the HIV virus develops AIDS and AIDS is no longer always … Continue reading "What advancements are being made in HIV treatments?/Proposed law on Amish horses"

Duration:00:49:49

After weekend shootings: Gun restrictions-what works?/Hate crimes in PA

8/6/2019
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Many Americans and lawmakers are demanding that something be done to prevent mass shootings like the ones in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend. Thirty-one people died in those two incidents and dozens of others were wounded and injured. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released a statement saying he supports the U.S. Congress … Continue reading "After weekend shootings: Gun restrictions-what works?/Hate crimes in PA"

Duration:00:49:48

Senator Bob Casey and Online Casino Gambling Launches in PA

8/5/2019
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Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey joins Smart Talk to share his thoughts on the two mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. Casey is calling for the Senate to be called back into session to, at the very least, address proposed legislation that would require universal … Continue reading "Senator Bob Casey and Online Casino Gambling Launches in PA"

Duration:00:50:12

Smart Talk Road Trip to the Susquehanna Art Museum

8/1/2019
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Picasso: A Life in Print at the Susquehanna Art Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Susquehanna Art Museum, Twitter) What to look for on Smart Talk, Thursday, August 1, 2019: Smart Talk travels to the Susquehanna Art Museum to discuss the museum‘s new exhibit, PICASSO: A Life in Print. The exhibit of prints spans Pablo Picasso’s … Continue reading "Smart Talk Road Trip to the Susquehanna Art Museum"

Duration:00:49:44

Labor numbers and job training / Author with unique Lincoln book

7/31/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was at a record low of 3.8% in June. That’s according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s June report. State records date back to 1976. The national unemployment rate went up one-tenth of a percentage point from May to … Continue reading "Labor numbers and job training / Author with unique Lincoln book"

Duration:00:49:44

What it takes to start a business / Black bears wandering into populated areas

7/30/2019
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A black bear in a tree in Harrisburg looks at nearby people. (Brett Sholtis/WITF News) What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, July 30, 2019: A new generation of businesspeople at Bucknell University is helping Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and small businesses get on their feet. Students at Bucknell’s Small Business Development Center have provided free, … Continue reading "What it takes to start a business / Black bears wandering into populated areas"

Duration:00:49:50

Marijuana’s place in health care / New dean at Penn State’s Dickinson Law

7/29/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Monday, July 29, 2019: The possibility of legalizing marijuana has been a hotly debated topic across Pennsylvania. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman traveled the state this year on a listening tour to gather input about recreational legalization. Gov. Tom Wolf said in December state legislators must take a serious … Continue reading "Marijuana’s place in health care / New dean at Penn State’s Dickinson Law"

Duration:00:49:47

When Planning for Retirement,Timing is Everything

7/24/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, August 2, 2019: Sixty-five years old is the traditional retirement age milestone for most American workers. That’s when we are supposed to retire and ease into our golden years. But for a surprising number of Americans, age 65 does not mean it’s time to give up their … Continue reading "When Planning for Retirement,Timing is Everything"

Duration:00:49:44

Dogs become integral tool in classrooms

7/23/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Schools are using therapy dogs to enrich students’ lives, from everyday programs to emotional support after a disaster. Districts in Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties are adding furry staff to fill a range of needs. Guest host Valerie Pritchett of ABC27 fills in for … Continue reading "Dogs become integral tool in classrooms"

Duration:00:49:50

PA Sen. Bob Casey / legislation impacting physicians / 2020 Census

7/22/2019
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Sen. Bob Casey What to look for on Smart Talk, Monday, July 22: The political battles brewing in Washington may lead many to ask about the progress being made to address the many problems facing the nation and Pennsylvania. Access to health care, immigration and the economy are areas highlighted recently by Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. … Continue reading "PA Sen. Bob Casey / legislation impacting physicians / 2020 Census"

Duration:00:49:38

Human trafficking in Pennsylvania / Author Nathaniel Philbrick

7/18/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Thursday, July 18, 2019: Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on sex trafficking charges has reignited a debate over a 2008 plea deal in which he received immunity from federal prosecution in exchange for pleading guilty to state prostitution charges. The political fallout has been in the spotlight as Secretary … Continue reading "Human trafficking in Pennsylvania / Author Nathaniel Philbrick"

Duration:00:49:50

Challenges facing rural Pennsylvanians

7/17/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Wednesday, July 17: More than one in four Pennsylvania residents live in one of the Commonwealth’s 48 rural counties. On average, Pennsylvania’s rural population is on the decline as death rates exceed birth rates, but more people are moving into rural Pennsylvania counties than are moving out. The … Continue reading "Challenges facing rural Pennsylvanians"

Duration:00:49:48

Smart Talk Road Trip to the North Museum of Nature and Science

7/16/2019
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon, July 20, 1969 What to look for on Smart Talk, July 16, 2019: 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the moon. As the 50th Anniversary of the historic mission approaches, WITF’s Smart Talk Road Trip visits The … Continue reading "Smart Talk Road Trip to the North Museum of Nature and Science"

Duration:00:49:44

The state of gerrymandering in PA and preparing for earthquakes

7/15/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Monday, July 15, 2019: Last year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the Commonwealth’s legislative district map as a violation of the State Constitution and imposed its own as a substitute. But with the 2020 census on the horizon, the process of drawing new congressional districts will soon … Continue reading "The state of gerrymandering in PA and preparing for earthquakes"

Duration:00:49:48

Performance of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania

7/12/2019
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What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, July 12, 2019: More than 33,000 Pennsylvania students attend cyber charter schools. These online education programs are public schools and receive $463 million in state funding each year, money that comes from the budgets of the public school districts in which the cyber charter students reside. In … Continue reading "Performance of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania"

Duration:00:49:51