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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.

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

Smart Talk: Young Pennsylvanians don’t know much about the Holocaust and genocides

1/11/2021
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” The Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur – all genocides that have occurred over the past century. Genocide is defined … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Young Pennsylvanians don’t know much about the Holocaust and genocides"

Duration:00:49:50

Smart Talk: Overdose deaths rise significantly during pandemic

1/8/2021
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” While the world watches COVID ravage communities and families, another epidemic is taking its toll unabated. The disruption of the coronavirus … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Overdose deaths rise significantly during pandemic"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: U.S. Capitol breached as Congress is counting electoral votes

1/7/2021
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” What started as a mass demonstration against what the protestors falsely called a fraudulent 2020 presidential election turned into chaos … Continue reading "Smart Talk: U.S. Capitol breached as Congress is counting electoral votes"

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk: The urban and rural divide; how wide is the gap?

1/6/2021
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” Pennsylvania boundaries have changed very little since the state was admitted into the union in 1787. Within the boundaries, however, a … Continue reading "Smart Talk: The urban and rural divide; how wide is the gap?"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Homeless Pennsylvanians suffer as the temperatures drop

1/5/2021
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” Finding a place out of the cold for homeless Pennsylvanians is always a challenge as the winter months set in. Now … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Homeless Pennsylvanians suffer as the temperatures drop"

Duration:00:49:50

Smart Talk: A fat tongue and its affect on sleep

1/4/2021
If you were to conduct a web search on how to get a good nights sleep, you’ll get back literally millions of hits. There are tips and suggestions ranging from the proper temperature of the bedroom to limiting screen time, cutting mid-day naps and avoiding caffeine. There is certainly plenty of wide-ranging advice out there … Continue reading "Smart Talk: A fat tongue and its affect on sleep"

Duration:00:49:50

Smart Talk: Adapting to a Pandemic holiday brings new reasons to celebrate the season

12/24/2020
The 2020 Holiday season will be unlike any other before, with more families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank points out that because hunger doesn’t take a holiday, neither will they. Since the pandemic began, the Food Bank has seen a more than 40 percent increase in food distribution over the … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Adapting to a Pandemic holiday brings new reasons to celebrate the season"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: U.S. Senator Bob Casey introduces two bills to change police response

12/21/2020
Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Law Enforcement Education and Accountability for People with Disabilities (LEAD) Initiative, seeking to bring about “racial justice and address the high incidence rate of police violence involving people with disabilities.” The LEAD Initiative is comprised of two bills – the Safe Interactions Act and the Human-services Emergency … Continue reading "Smart Talk: U.S. Senator Bob Casey introduces two bills to change police response"

Duration:00:49:26

Smart Talk: Pa Farm show goes virtual to highlight state’s agriculture industry

12/18/2020
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” Plans for the 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show are taking shape, although exhibits and the experience will look quite different this year. … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Pa Farm show goes virtual to highlight state’s agriculture industry"

Duration:00:49:50

Smart Talk: Harrisburg commits to bridging gap between community and police

12/17/2020
Municipalities across the country are working to evaluate what policing will look like in their communities going forward. Harrisburg has taken the next step by proposing a Community Services Division within the Harrisburg Police Department. Mayor Eric Papenfuse had proposed a force of about a dozen community service officers that would aid in mental health … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Harrisburg commits to bridging gap between community and police"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Testing sewage for COVID-19 is another tool for disease monitoring

12/16/2020
In June, sewage testing found that Dauphin County may have had at least ten times more COVID-19 cases than reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That was one of the findings in sewage tests taken by an MIT research firm — Biobot Analytics. Those findings were conducted by Capital Region Water, one of about … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Testing sewage for COVID-19 is another tool for disease monitoring"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Municipalities facing COVID impact

12/15/2020
The Pennsylvania Economy League, along with industry partners, recently surveyed state municipalities to ascertain the real-time effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Municipal Survey on the Effects of COVID-19 was sent to the associations’ memberships, which include cities, boroughs, first class townships, second class townships and home rule municipalities throughout Pennsylvania. The goal is to … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Municipalities facing COVID impact"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Investigative report raises questions about the cost of the Magisterial court system

12/14/2020
A yearlong PennLive and Spotlight PA investigation into the Magisterial District court system raises serious questions about how Pennsylvania tax dollars are spent. There are 512 magisterial district judges in Pennsylvania, each elected locally within their county. Generally speaking, they adjudicate minor criminal matters, traffic violations and small civil claims, among other things. The investigation … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Investigative report raises questions about the cost of...

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Author Gretchen Sorin and her book Driving While Black — African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

12/11/2020
This interview is an encore broadcast that originally aired in March 2020 Millions of Americans learned about The Negro Motorist Green Book when the motion picture Green Book played in theaters and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar last year. What the film depicted and what many white audiences saw for the first … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Author Gretchen Sorin and her book Driving While Black — African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Adams County native planning Operation Warp Speed’s unprecedented vaccine roll-out

12/10/2020
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” Airdate: 12/10/20  While a virus-weary world waits expectantly for a coronavirus vaccine, military and industry planners begin launching the largest-scaled … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Adams County native planning Operation Warp Speed’s unprecedented vaccine roll-out"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Pa Senate Democrats unveil big relief plan

12/9/2020
The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus recently released a COVID-19 relief funding plan that would allocate $4 billion to help Pennsylvanians and, they say, shore up the Commonwealth’s economy. The Pennsylvania Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act of 2021 would provide direct aid to workers, families, small businesses and “vulnerable populations.” The plan would continue … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Pa Senate Democrats unveil big relief plan"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: An eviction crisis is looming

12/8/2020
A federal eviction moratorium was issued by the Centers for Disease Control in early September. The CDC initiated the action to help stop the spread of the virus by allowing people to isolate in their homes. They also cited housing stability as a reason because homeless shelters and places where people live in group settings … Continue reading "Smart Talk: An eviction crisis is looming"

Duration:00:49:52

Smart Talk: County government and organizations collaborate to address climate change

12/7/2020
A Central Pennsylvania County is making a collaborative effort to mitigate climate change. Beginning with a series of three forums, the Cumberland County climate action group will look at the changing climate, and how citizens, municipalities, organizations and colleges and universities can get involved to expand and accelerate their efforts. The series is a partnership … Continue reading "Smart Talk: County government and organizations collaborate to address climate change"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: COVID questions answered

12/4/2020
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” It has been almost 10 months since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. Since that day at the end of … Continue reading "Smart Talk: COVID questions answered"

Duration:00:49:51

Smart Talk: Contact tracing hasn’t stopped COVID surge

12/3/2020
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” One of the keys to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s strategy to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus was to … Continue reading "Smart Talk: Contact tracing hasn’t stopped COVID surge"

Duration:00:49:52