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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:
Pennsylvania became the 19th state where same-sex couples can marry as the result of a federal court ruling earlier this week. Hundreds of gay couples have already applied for marriage licenses and either have or will marry soon.
While gay men and women are still celebrating the court ruling, they still are concerned about being discriminated against on the job or where they choose to live.
That's because Pennsylvania has no law against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Ted Martin of Equality PA appears on Smart Talk Friday to discuss efforts to change that.
Also on the program, Democratic Sen. Rob Teplitz of Dauphin County has proposed allowing independent voters to cast ballots in Pennsylvania primary elections. Independents could only vote for candidates in one party in what is known as a semi-open primary. Sen. Teplitz explains.
Hearts and Homes xo is a concert featuring country star Jimmy Wayne Saturday afternoon at Harrisburg's Forum. The money raised will go toward scholarships for foster and adoptive children in Pennsylvania. We'll learn more about foster care and kids.
Finally, we reach into our archives for The War Stories: A WITF Collection. Central Pennsylvania World War II veterans or those who supported the war effort on the homefront tell their stories as we begin the Memorial Day weekend.
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