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.
Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m. weekdays.
Hosted by: Scott LaMar
Smart Talk Friday is a fast-paced program featuring thoughtful and engaging conversations about the politics, policy and people who are shaping Pennsylvania’s future. Host Matt Paul and witf Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson invite your multimedia interaction before, during and after the program.
Hosted by: Matt Paul and Mary Wilson
What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, October 28, 2013:
Guests today on Smart talk include participants and organizers from the upcoming Arts and Education Symposium taking place on Wednesday at the State Museum of PA in Harrisburg. With them we’ll explore a number of questions and topics that will be a part of the different sessions at the day-long symposium.
What is happening to the arts in PA public schools? What new system is being considered to evaluate teachers of the arts? What is the data and the research about the value of arts education and how can this research be used to advocate for the arts? What do the new national core standards mean for PA arts educators? And what has the new Arts and Culture Caucus in the PA legislature been up to since it was established less than a year ago?
Guests include the keynote speaker at the symposium, Ian David Moss. He is the research director for Fractured Atlas, an organization which supports artists and the arts. He is involved in using the power of data and research to help drive informed decision-making in the arts. He is also the editor of Createquity, an arts policy blog which is followed by thousands of arts managers and enthusiasts.
David Dietz (left) and Ron Cowell (right) joined Smart Talk in studio.
Also joining us is Ronald Cowell, president of EPLC, the Education Policy and Leadership Center That’s a non-profit organization based in Harrisburg, which is one of the hosts of the upcoming Arts and Education Symposium.
We also welcome Mary Elizabeth Meier, the President of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, and program director of Art Education at Mercyhurst University in Erie. And also with us will be David Deitz, consultant at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and retired Professor of Music at Penn State University Harrisburg, who is very involved in a number of sessions at the symposium.
For more information on the Arts and Culture Symposium and a form to register, you can follow this link to the EPLC website.
Listen to the program:
Call us weekdays between 9 and 10 a.m. at
Email us at
Post a comment to our Facebook page
Support for witf is provided by: