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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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 Scott LaMar and WITF Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson invite your multimedia interaction before, during and after the program.
Hosts: Scott LaMar and Mary Wilson
What to look for on Smart Talk Friday:
Have you received your electric bill this month? Many Pennsylvania home and business owners who have are not happy with what they’ve seen.
According to the state Attorney General’s office, some bills are 400% higher than this time last year.
The explanation seems to be that those customers agreed to variable rate contracts with electric suppliers and the prolonged cold weather increased demand and price.
On Smart Talk Friday, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Pam Witmer answers questions about the spikes and if anything can be done to bring them under control.
Also, a court ruling will keep funeral homes from serving food. That’s what’s gotten all the attention but there’s much more to it than food.
Smart Talk Friday hears from the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.
Also, Pennsylvania’s 333rd birthday celebration and the politics of the week.
It’s all on Smart Talk Friday.
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