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Radio Smart Talk: SEC charges Harrisburg with misleading investors; cyberbullying

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 6, 2013 3:38 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, May 7:

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is accusing the City of Harrisburg of fraud for misleading bond investors.  The SEC says Harrisburg made misleading statements in a budget report, financial statements, and a "state-of-the-city" address.  According to a release from the SEC, most of the violations occurred during the administration of former Mayor Stephen Reed.

It is the first time a municipality has been charged with fraud for misleading investors.

On Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk, Tara Leo Auchey of Today's the Day Harrisburg will provide context of what happened and of a reported settlement between the city and SEC.


Tara Leo Auchey

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Also, witf's Pushed Around project on bullying continues with a focus on cyber bullying.

Cyber bullying is defined as utilizing technology to repeatedly post hurtful comments, photos, rumors, or threats on social networks or through emails and text messages. 

The mental anguish can be just as great for the targets of cyber bullying than it is of those who are victimized by traditional bullying.

Appearing on the program will be Craig LeCadre, Senior Supervisory Special Agent in Education and Outreach with the Bureau of Special Investigations at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office and Mike Bookser, Emergency Planning and Response Management Coordinator with the Center for Safe Schools.

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Mike Bookser & Craig LaCadre

Download the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit produced by the Center for Safe Schools. It's a tool that can help parents, educators and professionals serving youth to prevent bullying and support children affected by it.  Download the toolkit.

witf’s Pushed Around  project…in partnership with the Byrnes Health Education Center and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital…presents “I Got Your Back”-- a free workshop for parents on bullying. Designed for adults…the program defines types of bullying … explores myths…and identifies the signs. Next Monday May 13th at 6pm the witf Public Media Center in Harrisburg.  Registration and more information at witf (dot) org (slash) bullying.



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