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Radio Smart Talk: Meditation and the heart; wood baseball bats made in Hummelstown

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 4, 2013 3:07 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, April 5:

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Friday's Radio Smart Talk provides an opportunity to wind down after a stressful week.

First, we'll hear from Susanna Bair and you'll hear the word "heart" often.

Ms. Bair is author of the book Living from the Heart, co-founder of Heart Rhythm Meditation and a blogger for the Huffington Post.  She has been featured nationally in a number of different media, including NPR.

Susanna Bair is bringing her "Invincible Heart" tour to Hershey this weekend to "teach locals how to become vibrantly alive and emotionally resilient, through accessing and living from the heart."  We'll find out what that means.

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Also, the temperatures may not say so but spring is in the air.  How do we know?  Baseball season started on the Major League level and for the Eastern League's Harrisburg Senators Thursday night. 

Nothing says warm weather like the sound of a baseball bat hitting a ball, especially a bat made from wood.

There aren't many wood bat manufacturers around the country but there is one right in our back yard -- DS Wood Bats in Hummelstown.

Brothers Richie and Ryan Schwartz will appear on the program to describe how bats are made and their unique business.

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Comments: 4

  • Robert Colgan img 2013-04-05 07:42

    Does Susanna love baseball bats made of wood.. . . ?

    because that would be REALLY appropo.

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-04-05 08:40

    Email from Donna,

    Did you play ball at LD - which position(s)

    Do wooden bats have the same drop rating as metal bats?

    At what age should a teener switch from metal/BBCOR to wood?

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-04-05 08:46

    Email from Sarah,

    I think it may be problematic to think that everyone, deep down inside, is "good" at heart. What about the idea that human nature (the human heart) may not be that "good?"

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-04-05 08:49

    Email from Austin,
    No questions, just wanted to let you know how nice it is to hear a more light hearted topic.
    Go Phils!

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