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witf debuts 'Smart Talk Friday' radio program

Written by witf | Oct 23, 2013 1:48 PM

witf 'Smart Talk Friday' Host Matt Paul and witf Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson

Beginning Friday, October 25, witf will present Smart Talk Friday, a civic-issues focused special weekly edition of witf’s well-regarded daily interview radio program, Smart Talk. Smart Talk Friday is a fast-paced program that features thoughtful and engaging conversations about the politics, policy and people who are shaping Pennsylvania’s future. Host Matt Paul and witf Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson invite multimedia interaction before, during and after the program using #STFriday.

Smart Talk Friday Politics: Smart Talk Friday provides timely and detailed analysis of the state and national politics through weekly conversations with political pundits. Former NPR political junkie Ken Rudin will chime in on the debut program and on a regular basis. Recognized local political commentator, Dr. G. Terry Madonna is also scheduled for the program.


Smart Talk Friday Community: Smart Talk Friday pays close attention to what’s happening in the community. From arts and culture, to sports and recreation and everything in between – each week the show takes a unique look at the community events that help make the midstate a great place to live, work and play.

Smart Talk Friday will air each Friday on 89.5 and 93.3 FM, from 9-10 A.M., and repeat at 7 P.M. Monday through Thursday, Smart Talk will continue to be hosted by Scott LaMar 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.

Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m.

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  • Robert Davis img 2014-01-03 09:28

    This morning's tribute by peers of the late political reporter (I'm not familiar with his work and am not sure how to spell his name) was a wonderful reminiscence. Would that each of us have such heartfelt reactions to our own passing. Great work collecting the quotes.

  • johnfkinglaw img 2014-02-12 09:55

    I am concerned about the tendency to assume the male college student at a party has the intent to sexually assault another student. What about the more common situation, in which two students, with no prior intent, are at a party, both become inebriated, and engage in sexual relations. Has a rape occurred, and if so, who raped who?