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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, January 15, 2014:
There are about 150,000 gang members in Chicago and 120,000 in Los Angeles. Gang violence is commonplace.
Those numbers would seem to indicate gang activity is a big city problem and something foreign to family friendly and relatively safe Central Pennsylvania.
Authorities say the number of gangs and those joining and forming gangs is growing in small cities and rural areas of the country. While we may not know whether that's true for Central Pennsylvania, we do know there is a gang presence.
Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico appears on Wednesday's Smart Talk to provide details of what local law enforcement is learning about gangs.
Also, Smart Talk continues our conversations with the candidates for governor of Pennsylvania.
John Hanger is one of eight Democrats running to replace incumbent Republican Tom Corbett. Hanger discuss his priorities and the issues on Wednesday's program.
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