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Radio Smart Talk

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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

Description:

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

Breast Cancer Awareness / Senate candidates and healthcare

10/18/2018
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In this May 31, 2013 photo, breast cancer survivor Alicia Cook holds photos of family members who have also been afflicted by breast cancer, outside her home in Chicago. New research shows genetic breast cancer is more common in black women than previously thought. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) What to look for on Smart Talk … Continue reading "Breast Cancer Awareness / Senate candidates and healthcare"

It’s all about technology on a Smart Talk road trip

10/17/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 17, 2018: It’s a Smart Talk Road Trip to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to explore what’s new in the world of technology, design and art. There is a lot going on in Central Pennsylvania and at Harrisburg University, starting with the UPNEXT Fest. What … Continue reading "It’s all about technology on a Smart Talk road trip"

U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement / 13th Congressional District candidate Brent Ottaway (D)

10/16/2018
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In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center, with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, left, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, right, speaks during the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington. U.S. and Canadian … Continue reading "U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement / 13th Congressional District candidate Brent Ottaway (D)"

Animal protection legislation/10th Congressional district candidate George Scott (D)

10/15/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, October 15, 2018: The Humane Society of the United States reports that there are more than 10-thousand “puppy mills” in the country. Lancaster County is home to many “puppy mills” and the state ranks among the worst for consumer complaints about dogs purchased through these operations. The … Continue reading "Animal protection legislation/10th Congressional district candidate George Scott (D)"

Will it be a bad flu season?/ Mammal Hall restoration / Harrisburg book festival

10/11/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, October 11, 2018: It’s back! The flu season has arrived and with it, the debate over the flu vaccine. Health officials encourage people to get their flu shots by the end of October. In the U.S., flu season begins in October and can last as late as … Continue reading "Will it be a bad flu season?/ Mammal Hall restoration / Harrisburg book festival"

Smart Talk 10th anniversary: The environment/9th Congressional district candidate Denny Wolff (D)

10/10/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 10, 2018: Since Smart Talk debuted this week in 2008, we’ve heard from you often about the topics and issues that you find most interesting, compelling and important. Environmental issues and the environment are always at the top of the list. Whether it is climate change, … Continue reading "Smart Talk 10th anniversary: The environment/9th Congressional district candidate Denny Wolff (D)"

Domestic violence gun legislation and Gubernatorial candidate (Lib) Ken Krawchuck

10/10/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, October 5, 2018: Pennsylvania could join 29 other states that require people convicted of domestic violence to turn in their firearms within 24 hours, making it consistent with the Protection from Abuse Act. The Senate voted 43-05 earlier this week to send the bill to Gov. Tom … Continue reading "Domestic violence gun legislation and Gubernatorial candidate (Lib) Ken Krawchuck"

Politics over the last 10 years and the Kittatinny Ridge

10/9/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, October 9, 2018: Smart Talk premiered on October 9, 2008, in response to the Great Recession (as it became known). The program was designed to engage and answer Central Pennsylvanians’ questions about the worst economic downturn since the 1930s. The program was supposed to be temporary but … Continue reading "Politics over the last 10 years and the Kittatinny Ridge"

Smart Talk 10 year anniversary and lead poisoning inspectors

10/8/2018
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Marilou Yingling holds an x-ray fluorescent “gun” that is used to determine the presence of lead paint. The device requires its radioactive elements to be replaced about once a year, and that costs about $3,000, Yingling said. (Brett Sholtis/Transforming Health) What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, October 8, 2018: Ten years ago this … Continue reading "Smart Talk 10 year anniversary and lead poisoning inspectors"

Public Defender Series and solutions on climate and energy

10/4/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, October 4, 2018: Anyone accused of committing a crime and facing criminal charges in the U.S. has a Constitutional right to be represented by an attorney and as the famous Miranda warning says, an attorney will be appointed for the defendant if the defendant can’t afford one. … Continue reading "Public Defender Series and solutions on climate and energy"

EMS services sound the alarm

10/3/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October, 3, 2018: When there is a medical emergency, you pick up the phone, dial 9-1-1 and first responders come to your aid. But what happens if there is no one there to answer your call? Local emergency service providers are in a crisis and few Pennsylvanians … Continue reading "EMS services sound the alarm"

Venezuela crisis and Senate Candidate – (Green) Neal Gale

10/2/2018
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Protesters attends a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outside United Nations headquarters in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, October, 2, 2018: The country of Venezuela, situated on the northern end of South America, is a topographically diverse and resource rich nation. The … Continue reading "Venezuela crisis and Senate Candidate – (Green) Neal Gale"

12th Congressional District Candidate (D) Marc Friedenberg and Lincoln Lyceum awardee

10/1/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday October, 1, 2018: The 2018 mid-term election is set for Tuesday, November 6. The midterms take place in the middle of President Donald Trump’s first term and many see the election as a refenrendum on Trump. Nationally, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 … Continue reading "12th Congressional District Candidate (D) Marc Friedenberg and Lincoln Lyceum awardee"

Pipelines and fear, AARP studies loneliness and the novel ‘An American Marriage’

9/28/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, September 28, 2018: Pennsylvania is in the midst of a pipeline-building boom, and the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids line is set to come online soon. With it, there is controversy — and fear. WITF’s StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick covers pipeline construction and energy issues … Continue reading "Pipelines and fear, AARP studies loneliness and the novel ‘An American Marriage’"

Battling Opioids Day 3 and F&M poll

9/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, September 27, 2018: Don’t miss the broadcast premiere of Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media, today at 8pm on WITF TV. The first 60 minutes of the magazine style format program consists of stories from around the Commonwealth that focuses on stigma, prevention and treatment. … Continue reading "Battling Opioids Day 3 and F&M poll"

Teen e-cigarette use; FDA declares epidemic

9/26/2018
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Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The devices heat liquid into an inhalable vapor that’s sold in sugary flavors like mango and mint — and often with the addictive drug nicotine. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) What to look for on Smart Talk … Continue reading "Teen e-cigarette use; FDA declares epidemic"

Opioids impact on children and I Go Home series

9/25/2018
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(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. It has been declared a public health emergency. Here in Pennsylvania, the opioid epidemic is impacting our family members, friends, teachers, first responders, and perhaps … Continue reading "Opioids impact on children and I Go Home series"

Battling opioids – A project of Pennsylvania Public Media

9/24/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, September 24, 2018: Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation; nearly 13 people die everyday. The disease knows no socio-economic boundaries, and because of the wide-ranging social impact on families and communities, the crisis affects all of us. Across the state, … Continue reading "Battling opioids – A project of Pennsylvania Public Media"

Tech schools and the labor market

9/21/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, September 21, 2018: The U.S. job market is red-hot. The government reports the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is at a near 49-year low, a sign the job market remains strong. In fact, the labor market is viewed as being near or at full employment. … Continue reading "Tech schools and the labor market"

Duration:00:49:46

How millennials get news/How will PA counties that flipped for Trump vote?

9/20/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, September 20, 2018: The millennial generation is individuals ages 21 to 37 who were born between 1981 and 1997. It is a generation of firsts: first to have computers in the classroom, first to take photos without film, first to grow up with social media. Millennials are considered … Continue reading "How millennials get news/How will PA counties that flipped for Trump vote?"

Duration:00:49:43