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:
Last February, a natural gas well exploded in Greene County, killing one worker. An emergency crew from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection arrived at the scene only to be turned away and denied access to the site by the well's operator Chevron. Two days later, DEP finally was able to view the scene of the explosion. StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Katie Colaneri broke the story and will provide an update.
A new plan to privatize Pennsylvania's liquor stores was unveiled this week. This one was proposed by several business groups and would allow beer, wine and liquor sales at one location as well as providing other options. Kevin Shivers of the National Federation of Independent Business in Pennsylvania appears along with Rich Pluta of Newport Beverage.
WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson will provide a state of Pennsylvania's school libraries as well as her capitol week in review.
The race for governor heated up this week and Franklin and Marshall College political analyst and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna has some insight.
Finally, the York Daily Record's Frank Bodani talks with us about Penn State's success in recruiting football players.
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