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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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Chambersburg, PA

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Talk

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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 visits the Governor’s Residence

12/7/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, December 7, 2018: The last Smart Talk Road Trip of the year takes us to the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. Inside the Front Street home, we’ll discuss Governor Tom Wolf’s recent re-election and his plans and priorities for the next four years. Will Wolf push for more … Continue reading "Smart Talk Road Trip visits the Governor’s Residence"

Drawing new Pennsylvania maps / end-of-year tax tips

12/6/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, December 6, 2018: It’s wasn’t long ago that if the word gerrymander was used in public, eyes would quickly glaze over. It just wasn’t a topic that generated a lot of passion. That is not the case today – gerrymandering or a majority party drawing legislative boundaries … Continue reading "Drawing new Pennsylvania maps / end-of-year tax tips"

Human contact improves asthma?/Rep. Bryan Cutler prepares for House leadership role

12/5/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, December 5, 2018: More than 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. About 1.7 million seek treatment for asthma at hospital emergency rooms each year. It disproportionately affects poor people. Asthma is a condition in which airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult … Continue reading "Human contact improves asthma?/Rep. Bryan Cutler prepares for House leadership role"

Auditor General aims to reduce gun deaths/Sunday hunting in PA?

12/4/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 29, 2018: Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is taking aim at gun safety and has made a dozen recommendations that he thinks will reduce crimes committed with firearms and suicides. In 2016 more than 1,500 Pennsylvanians were killed by guns. DePasquale says over the last decade, … Continue reading "Auditor General aims to reduce gun deaths/Sunday hunting in PA?"

2018 books-as-gifts guide

12/3/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, December 3, 2018: A Smart Talk holiday tradition is back! One of our favorite shows of the year — the annual books-as-gifts guide. Everyone enjoys a well-thought gift, especially when it is a good book. Whether it is fiction, a novel, non-fiction, poetry, a how-to book, or … Continue reading "2018 books-as-gifts guide"

The newspaper industry’s changing landscape

11/30/2018
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Today’s broadcast is recorded from a previous Smart Talk program The newspaper industry has undergone a transformation over the last 10 to 15 years. With the advancement of the internet, newspapers jumped on board to develop a web presence offering ready access to their customers. While print customers paid for subscription services, the web version … Continue reading "The newspaper industry’s changing landscape"

Gun culture in America and ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’

11/29/2018
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Mel Chin, Cross for the Unforgiven: 10th Anniversary Multiple, 2012, AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded). What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 29, 2018: Guns in America are ubiquitous. They are part of our national identity; the right to own a gun upheld by our very Constitution. Guns are a source of … Continue reading "Gun culture in America and ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’"

Cap and Trade in PA? / Pennlive nursing home investigative series

11/28/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 28, 2018: Led by the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, a group of 61 petitioners is calling on state regulators to establish a cap-and-trade program in Pennsylvania to reduce carbon emissions that contributes to climate change. The Constitutional Amendment that says Pennsylvanians have a right to clean … Continue reading "Cap and Trade in PA? / Pennlive nursing home investigative series"

More PA school superintendents are men but women earn more money/Providing musical instruments to kids

11/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Walk into a Pennsylvania public school classroom and you’ll probably see a woman teaching the class. In fact, 73% of teachers in Pennsylvania schools are female. However, the number of women teachers hasn’t translated into females becoming principals or school superintendents. Only 28% of … Continue reading "More PA school superintendents are men but women earn more money/Providing musical instruments to kids"

World AIDS Day / World is Classroom author

11/26/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 26, 2018: World AIDS Day takes place on the first day of December each year, and this year the recognition falls on Saturday. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with … Continue reading "World AIDS Day / World is Classroom author"

What to know about PA driving laws

11/21/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Are you traveling by car this Thanksgiving weekend? AAA says more than 54 million Americans have travel plans and about 48 million of them will drive to their destinations. That means there will be a lot of vehicles on the road. More than a … Continue reading "What to know about PA driving laws"

Smart Talk talks Thanksgiving dinner

11/20/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, Nove,ber 20, 2018: Food, football, family, a nap, turkey, a chill in the air, newspapers bursting with holiday advertisements, which pie to eat for dessert, wine, the kids’ table, the aroma of turkey in the oven and thoughts of what you and your family are thankful for … Continue reading "Smart Talk talks Thanksgiving dinner"

Reducing energy consumption / Forest management

11/19/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, November 16, 2018: Winter weather arrived in Pennsylvania last week and with it, higher energy demand from area homes and businesses. The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center recently released a guide to help Pennsylvanians conserve energy and reduce waste. The energy-saving measures in the guide titled, It’s … Continue reading "Reducing energy consumption / Forest management"

Smart Talk road trip: The Extraordinary Give

11/16/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, November 16, 2018: Sponsored by Lancaster County Community Foundation, the 2018 Extraordinary Give is the region’s largest day of online giving to directly benefit more than 450 participating regional nonprofit organizations. For 24-hours only on November 16, individuals can visit www.ExtraGive.org and donate to an organization of … Continue reading "Smart Talk road trip: The Extraordinary Give"

NPR Correspondent Melissa Block and the role of media

11/15/2018
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Photo by Allison Shelley What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 15, 2018 Melissa Block has seen a lot of change in the more than 30 years she has worked for NPR. She began her career in 1985 as an editorial assistant for All Things Considered and rose to become senior producer, and … Continue reading "NPR Correspondent Melissa Block and the role of media"

“Through the Cracks” examines mental health treatment/Re-thinking America

11/14/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 14, 2018: WITF is launching a new project that investigates and examines how those who are living with mental illness are coping, receiving treatment, and integrating into the community. The project will also look at the services that are available to them and where the funding … Continue reading "“Through the Cracks” examines mental health treatment/Re-thinking America"

Climate change and loss of biodiversity

11/13/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 13, 2018: A recent report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a pretty dire picture. By 2040, the world faces myriad crises — including food shortages, extreme weather, wildfires and a mass die-off of coral reefs — unless emissions are cut sharply. … Continue reading "Climate change and loss of biodiversity"

100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I

11/12/2018
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A soldier of Company K, 110th Regt. Infantry (formerly 3rd and 10th Inf., Pennsylvania National Guard), just wounded, receiving first-aid treatment from a comrade. Varennes-en-Argonne, France, on September 26, 1918. U.S. Army / U.S. National Archives What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 12, 2018: At the 11th hour of the 11th day … Continue reading "100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I"

The election is over; what lies ahead for Pennsylvania?

11/9/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, November 9, 2018: The election is over, and you may have heard, Pennsylvania Democrats picked up some new congressional seats–and helped flip the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Democrats in the state House and Senate also made progress. The Senate flipped at least five seats and ended … Continue reading "The election is over; what lies ahead for Pennsylvania?"

The state of education and ‘Going Home’ series

11/6/2018
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A WITF original production What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, November 5, 2018: Smart Talk continues a conversation we began on Monday on the state of education in Pennsylvania. Teacher shortages and budget pressures are two issues that loom large on the public education landscape. Public schools across the commonwealth will celebrate American … Continue reading "The state of education and ‘Going Home’ series"