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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, May 22, 2014:
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. The forecasters are calling for pleasant, sunny and warm weather in Pennsylvania over the next few days -- perfect for outdoor activities.
Thursday's Smart Talk focuses on two that have special weeks.
Ryan Walt from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Larry Graham from the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron
Ryan Walt, the Boating and Safety Manager for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Larry Graham, a boating educator with the Susquehannock Chapter of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron appear on the program to discuss safety on the the state's waterways and avoiding trouble.
Life jackets will be a big topic of the show since more than 80% of drowning victims don't wear one. Alcohol should be avoided too. Most fatal boating accidents involve drinking.
This program is not just for those who operate boats with high-powered motors either. We'll address kayaking and canoeing too.
If you are a land lover, than maybe you would enjoy a hike in a Pennsylvania State Park or Forest. Jim Foster of the Keystone Trails Association joins us to talk about hiking throughout the state and what you need to know.
Jim Foster (L) hikes through a PA State Park.
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