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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.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

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Host: Scott LaMar

Supreme Court Nominee/Matters of the Mind -- Radio Smart Talk, Wednesday, May 27

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 22, 2009 3:43 PM

How might her experience as a trial judge impact the Court? President Obama indicated he was looking for a jurist who had "a common touch and a sense of compassion." Is he suggesting the current Supreme Court is out of touch with the impact their decisions have on Americans? We'll examine how Sotomayor, if confirmed, might affect the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and its decision-making in the coming years.

Bob Power, Professor of Law, Widener University

Second half of the program: Matters of the Mind -- Autism

Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. It is a disorder that doctors have begun to understand better, provide new treatments to patients and further assistance to families.

Robert Baker, VP Keystone Human Services, CEO of Keystone Autism Services
Edward Toyer, Director of Clinical and Psychological Services, Keystone



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