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What to look for on Smart Talk, Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Has the Marcellus Shale boom injected new life into the state's economy? How many jobs has it actually created in the Commonwealth?
StateImapct Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick has been exploring both questions in-depth over the past few weeks. She'll join us on Smart Talk to discuss what she's found.
StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration between witf and WHYY in Philadelphia to report on the Commonwealth's energy economy.
We'll also ask a doctor about the so-called "Low T" medications featured in countless TV commercials targeting men.
A recent New York Times article questions whether the ad campaigns are based in sound medicine.
Pinnacle Health's Dr. Renu Joshi will join us to break down the condition and discuss whether the prescription drugs being marketed toward men are safe, viable solutions.
Finally, David Folkenflik, NPR's media correspondent, joins us to talk about his new book profiling Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Folkenflik has called Murdoch the most important media figure in the English speaking world.
Find out why when he joins witf's Scott LaMar to talk about his new book, Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.
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