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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

RST: PA Archives preserving history; Fall foliage report

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

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Friday, October 4, 2013:

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1681 charter

Regular listeners to Radio Smart Talk know the program often focuses on history and how we as Americans or Pennsylvanians got to where are today.

The most Pennsylvania history under one roof is housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg.  From the 1681 charter from King Charles II of England to Pennsylvania's founder William Penn to birth, death, marriage, tax, and land records, the Archives documents the Commonwealth and Pennsylvanians' history.

Pennsylvania State Archives Director Dr. David Haury appears on Friday's program to answer questions and discuss the state's collection.

Also, the leaves on the trees have begun to change color and it won't be long before Pennsylvania will be orange, red, and yellow. 

Do you have photos of autumn in Pennsylvania you would like to share?  Send them to and we'll post them on witf's Facebook page.

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Photo by Scott LaMar, witf

Route 44 from Elimsport toward White Deer Mountain, Lycoming County

Ed Dix, a forest program specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural resources joins us to talk leaf peeping and the best times and places to see fall in all its glory.


Dr. David Haury



Ed Dix

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  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-10-04 08:21

    Tom in Carlisle emails:

    Does the archives store collections off-site in something like the limestone mines in western Pennsylvania? Many corporations do that.

  • Kevin Tarr img 2013-10-04 08:43

    Pennsylvania Flaming Foliage Festival