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Host: Scott LaMar
What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Friday, October 18, 2013:
The 16-day partial government shutdown is now history and the U.S. has averted a default on its debts -- for the time being.
The bill signed by President Obama Thursday morning keeps the government running until January 15 and extends the nation's debt limit until February 7. Will we see another up-against-
NPR's Tamara Keith
the-deadline crisis before those two dates? How divided is this Congress? It took some cooperation between the two parties in the senate to get a deal done. Can that continue? Are members of Congress really representing their constituents?
NPR's Congressional Correspondent Tamara Keith joins us on Radio Smart Talk Friday to provide eyewitness observations about the last two weeks and Congress.
Also, Milton S. Hershey is a Central Pennsylvania icon -- not just for his chocolate empire but as someone who built the quintessential factory town and as a philanthropist.
More than 70 years after his death, we often hear the question asked, "What would Mr. Hershey do?" That's how much influence he has even today.
Many Central Pennsylvanians know the highlights of Hershey's life but what don't we hear in the short biographies and what can we learn from his story?
Joining us on Friday's program are Pam Whitenack, Director of Hershey Community Archives and Lawrence Knorr, who compiled the book, The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey.
Pam Whitenack and Lawrence Knorr chat before joining Scott in studio.
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