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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

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

Open primary legislation, Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg and bras across the bridge

9/19/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, September 19, 2018: A top state Senate Republican has introduced legislation to open Pennsylvania’s primaries to unaffiliated voters. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati admits he doesn’t expect the bill to pass this session but is hoping to at least get the legislation to committee. Currently in … Continue reading "Open primary legislation, Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg and bras across the bridge"

Duration:00:49:42

Mold dangers and prostrate cancer awareness

9/18/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, September 18, 2018: The 2018 school year got off to a bumpy start around Pennsylvania with multiple schools closing or delaying their start after discovering mold in the buildings. In each case, the mold was remediated and, once air quality samples confirmed it was safe, the buildings … Continue reading "Mold dangers and prostrate cancer awareness"

Duration:00:49:36

Sisters speak out about abuse by a PA priest

9/17/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, September 17, 2018: Of all the stories to come out of the Grand Jury report on sexual misconduct by those associated with the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania last month, the one that got the most attention was that of five sisters from one family who were sexually … Continue reading "Sisters speak out about abuse by a PA priest"

Duration:00:49:42

Dr. Laurie Carter, President of Shippensburg University

9/14/2018
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Photo from Shippensburg University What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, September 14, 2018: Joining Friday’s Smart Talk to discuss student success is Dr. Laurie Carter, president of Shippensburg University. What defines successful students? Is it their GPA, how quickly they find jobs, or how quickly they graduate? Many factors, like mental and social … Continue reading "Dr. Laurie Carter, President of Shippensburg University"

Craft Brewing in Pennsylvania

9/14/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, September 13, 2018: Will Hurricane Florence have an impact on Pennsylvania this weekend? Even if the storm doesn’t affect the region, it still is one of the wettest summers on record. On Thursday’s Smart Talk, we’ll speak with Eric Horst, Director of Millersville University’s Weather Center about … Continue reading "Craft Brewing in Pennsylvania"

Report on capital punishment in Pennsylvania

9/12/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, September 12, 2018: There are 147 names on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections list of people sentenced to death in the state as of Aug. 1, 2018. This number has been decreasing, not because people are being executed, but because they die while awaiting execution or get … Continue reading "Report on capital punishment in Pennsylvania"

Anxiety disorder and panic attacks

9/11/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, September 11, 2018: Everyone worries; some people more than others. When does excessive worry become anxiety? While occasional anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, anxiety disorder involves more than temporary worry; it is marked by worry and fear that does not go away and gets … Continue reading "Anxiety disorder and panic attacks"

WITF’s PA Post launches and REAL IDs in Pennsylvania

9/10/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, September 10, 2018: Coming soon to an email inbox, radio, newspaper or website near you: PA Post, a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization created by WITF Public Media. WITF launches PAPost.org on Monday, featuring news articles and analysis focusing on Pennsylvania state policies and politics. There are three … Continue reading "WITF’s PA Post launches and REAL IDs in Pennsylvania"

When interests collide: municipalities, communities and development

9/7/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, September 7, 2018: Smart and sustained growth is a goal for most communities. What happens, though, when planned growth and development conflicts with the interests of one or more key stakeholders? Several high-profile community disputes involving municipalities, developers and community membersmade headlines this summer. One such … Continue reading "When interests collide: municipalities, communities and development"

Road trip to Martin Library in York

9/6/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, September 5, 2018: York is undergoing several revitalization projects in an effort to bolster economic development in the area. The historic Yorktowne Hotel is being renovated, and the Landmark Properties Project is responsible for updating two more buildings in the city. In addition, the York Plan 2.0 … Continue reading "Road trip to Martin Library in York"

Tailgating season and the Mary Sachs ladies shop

9/5/2018
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Mary Sachs’ store interior, 1932 / Photo courtesy of Jeb Stuart What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, September 5, 2018: The hot summer weather may not elicit thoughts of autumn tailgating and indoor cooking, but the transition into fall is here and with that, different cooking styles and recipes. Cooking moves inside in the … Continue reading "Tailgating season and the Mary Sachs ladies shop"

Pennsylvania Prison Lockdown and Hunger Action Month

9/4/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, September 4, 2018: Last week, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections took an unprecedented step by locking down the 25 correctional facilities in the state prison system after a rash of illnesses among some prison employees. Administrators believe the employees may have been exposed to synthetic drugs and that … Continue reading "Pennsylvania Prison Lockdown and Hunger Action Month"

What do numbers in F and M poll mean?

8/31/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 31, 2018: What issue is most important to voters in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race this fall? According to the latest Franklin and Marshall College poll released Thursday, voters are motivated by President Donald Trump’s performance in office. Trump is more important to how voters vote than … Continue reading "What do numbers in F and M poll mean?"

The status of unions in Pennsylvania and the book Rethinking America

8/30/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 30, 2018: Labor unions in the United States are in a transition period. On the one hand, leaders point to battles won in West Virginia and Missouri as examples of labor union strength and relevance. The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia and the West Virginia Education Association … Continue reading "The status of unions in Pennsylvania and the book Rethinking America"

New Millersville University President Dr. Daniel Wubah

8/29/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 29, 2018: Dr. Daniel Wubah, the new president of Millersville University, will join Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the new school year and his vision for the University. Dr. Wubah comes to Pennsylvania from Virginia as a former provost and senior advisor to the president of … Continue reading "New Millersville University President Dr. Daniel Wubah"

Should fatal DUI be a felony in Pennsylvania?

8/28/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, August 28, 2018: (THIS IS AN ENCORE EPISODE OF SMART TALK FROM 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 … Continue reading "Should fatal DUI be a felony in Pennsylvania?"

Duration:00:49:49

Author Mary Beth Pfeiffer Discussing Her book Lyme

8/27/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, August 27, 2018: (THIS IS AN ENCORE EPISODE OF SMART TALK FROM MAY 30, 2018) The number of Lyme Disease cases doubled in the U.S. over the past two decades. The illness is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected deer or black-legged ticks. These ticks … Continue reading "Author Mary Beth Pfeiffer Discussing Her book Lyme"

Duration:00:49:37

Challenges facing Pennsylvania schools

8/24/2018
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As students and teachers head back to class, Smart Talk takes a look at some of the challenges facing Pennsylvania public schools. Appearing on Friday’s the program are Ronald Cowell, executive director of The Education Policy and Leadership Center, John Callahan, chief advocacy officer with Pennsylvania School Boards Association, and superintendent of Cumberland Valley School … Continue reading "Challenges facing Pennsylvania schools"

Duration:00:49:45

Barn Preservation and Mayflies in Pennsylvania

8/23/2018
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 23, 2018: Barns are a significant part of the rural Pennsylvania landscape. In Adams County alone, over 2,000 barns reflect the rural culture of the state and are representative of Pennsylvania to many people. However, over the years, barns have slowly moved away from their original … Continue reading "Barn Preservation and Mayflies in Pennsylvania"

Duration:00:49:45