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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

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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

Opioid treatment scams/Overdose hospital admissions

6/25/2018
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More than 71 hundred Pennsylvanians went to out-of-state drug and alcohol treatment facilities according to a 2016-2017 survey conducted by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Most went to Florida. Those seeking treatment may or may not have been treated successfully. But the Insurance Department and the state’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs are raising a … Continue reading "Opioid treatment scams/Overdose hospital admissions"

Duration:00:50:06

On-time budget, behind-schedule redistricting

6/22/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, June 22, 2018: In a departure from about ten years of unhappy tradition, Pennsylvania lawmakers are on the brink of passing a budget before the June 30th deadline. Their proposal has made it through the House and, as of Friday morning, is awaiting final Senate consideration. It’s … Continue reading "On-time budget, behind-schedule redistricting"

PA impacted by Supreme Court inaction?/Parkinson’s Disease

6/21/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, June 21, 2018: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped two cases — without ruling on whether they are Constitutional — related to how Congressional districts are drawn. Many had hoped the Court would provide an answer to whether maps in Wisconsin and Maryland were gerrymandered. Instead, … Continue reading "PA impacted by Supreme Court inaction?/Parkinson’s Disease"

Tavern games not popular with taverns

6/20/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, June 20, 2018: When the state decided five years ago to allow bars and taverns to expand the number of games of chance in their establishments, it was estimated that about two thousand bars and taverns would seek licenses to offer games such as pull tabs, raffles … Continue reading "Tavern games not popular with taverns"

Should fatal DUI be a felony in PA?

6/19/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Eighteen-year-old Meredith Demko was killed in a Lancaster County car crash in July, 2014. The driver of the other vehicle had been arrested twice previously for driving under the influence and was driving with his license suspended. His blood-alcohol level was three times the … Continue reading "Should fatal DUI be a felony in PA?"

F&M poll shows voters want reform

6/18/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, June 18, 2018: The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll that was released last week shows that almost three out of four Pennsylvania voters want real change and reform in how their state government operates and would like to see a Constitutional Convention formed to review the … Continue reading "F&M poll shows voters want reform"

Documentary film Quest/Keeping kids safe from guns

6/15/2018
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The Raineys from the film Quest What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, June 15, 2018: Monday night at 10 on WITF-TV, POV presents the documentary film Quest. The critically-acclaimed and multi-award-winning film follows a North Philadelphia family for 10 years. Chris “Quest” Rainey brings hip hop artists from all over the city into … Continue reading "Documentary film Quest/Keeping kids safe from guns"

Canadian official makes trade case

6/14/2018
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Consul-General of Canada Phyllis Yaffee What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, June 14, 2018: The tariffs on steel and aluminum imported to the United States have resulted in tensions between the U.S. and its largest trading partners. After last weekend’s G-7 Summit made up of the world’s most prosperous Democratic nations, President Donald … Continue reading "Canadian official makes trade case"

Road Trip to York Harley-Davidson

6/13/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, June 13, 2018: There are very few brand names that are recognized around the world for their history, quality and prestige. But Harley-Davidson motorcycles is one of those brands. Started in the early 1900s Harley-Davidson quickly became a standard for motorcycles. Those who own or ride Harley-Davidson … Continue reading "Road Trip to York Harley-Davidson"

Why have suicide deaths increased so dramatically?

6/12/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, June 12, 2018: The Centers for Disease Control reported last week that suicide rates have increased — dramatically — across the country from 1999 to 2016. The CDC said suicide rates went up in 49 states. Nevada had a 1% decrease during that time period and was … Continue reading "Why have suicide deaths increased so dramatically?"

ACA rate hikes almost 5% more in PA/Capitol week-in-review

6/8/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, June 8, 2018: One of the main complaints about the Affordable Care Act since its inception was that health insurance premiums on the exchange got more expensive every year — increasing by double digits. Most people who purchased insurance through the exchanges didn’t pay full price due … Continue reading "ACA rate hikes almost 5% more in PA/Capitol week-in-review"

Preserving PA history

6/7/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, June 7, 2018: How often have driven into a city or town to be greeted by a sign that said “Welcome to historic” whatever the name of the city or town is? Some places’ history is obvious because they played a significant role in the state or … Continue reading "Preserving PA history"

Science behind early childhood education/Volcanoes

6/6/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Our Babies, Our Future: The Science Behind Early Childhood Education for Children and Families is an event that scheduled for next Friday, June 15th in Chambersburg. Promotions for the event says that “each and every person has the opportunity to impact the future of … Continue reading "Science behind early childhood education/Volcanoes"

Your weather questions answered like when will it stop raining?

6/5/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, June 5, 2018: Whether we realize it or not, most of us get into a conversation about the weather every single day — even if it’s just small talk when greeting someone. Let’s face it — what happens outside influences what we do and how we live … Continue reading "Your weather questions answered like when will it stop raining?"

Sen. Mike Folmer talks redistricting/’93 Harrisburg Senators

6/4/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, June 4, 2018: One of the top stories almost halfway through 2018 is Pennsylvania’s how and where Pennsylvania’s Congressional district boundaries are drawn. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in a lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters that the state’s Congressional boundaries were gerrymandered after the … Continue reading "Sen. Mike Folmer talks redistricting/’93 Harrisburg Senators"

What’s behind “Don’t snitch?”

6/1/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, June 1, 2018: Violent crime rates have been falling for the past 25 years — especially in larger cities. That doesn’t mean crime is not a problem — there just aren’t as many of them statistically. In mid-state cities like Harrisburg, Lancaster and York, violent crimes are … Continue reading "What’s behind “Don’t snitch?”"

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse appears on Smart Talk

5/31/2018
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Photo by Scott LaMar/WITF What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, May 31, 2018: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse appears on Thursday’s Smart Talk. There always are numerous issues related to Pennsylvania’s capital city to discuss and among the topics we’ll ask the Mayor to address are Harrisburg’s finances, proposed new trash and recycling rules, … Continue reading "Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse appears on Smart Talk"

Lyme — The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

5/30/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, May 30, 2018: The number of cases of Lyme Disease doubled in the U.S. over the past two decades. The illness is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged or deer ticks. These ticks feed on the blood of mammals such as mice, raccoons, deer … Continue reading "Lyme — The First Epidemic of Climate Change author"

TMI’s future/UN peacekeepers recognized

5/29/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, May 29, 2018: The Three Mile Island nuclear plant hasn’t been profitable for the last six years. Last week, TMI failed to sell electricity it produces at the PJM Interconnection auction for power needs three years from now. That marks the fourth year in a row that … Continue reading "TMI’s future/UN peacekeepers recognized"

Mosquito, tick diseases/DNA ancestry tests

5/25/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, May 25, 2018: Summer-like temperatures are on the way soon and lots of rain this spring means Central Pennsylvania will see a large population of mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Being bothered is one thing — getting sick is another. The Centers for Disease Control reported earlier this … Continue reading "Mosquito, tick diseases/DNA ancestry tests"