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Smart Talk: PA's 10 most exciting places; World Mennonites gather in Harrisburg

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 18, 2014 2:31 PM

What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, July 21, 2014:

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What makes a place exciting?  The answer one gets depends on who is answering the question -- in other words, everyone probably has their own idea of excitement.

However, the Movoto Real Estate blog used eight different categories, including the number of bars and non-fast food restaurants, live music venues, and arts and entertainment locations, to develop a list of the 10 most exciting places in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh topped the list and Lancaster was third.  Two other cities in our region made the list as well.

On Monday's Smart Talk, we'll get the entire top 10 and hear a bit about each one from Movoto Real Estate.

Also, some 7,000 people from around the world will descend on Harrisburg one year from now for the Mennonite World Conference.

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Cesar Garcia, the General Secretary and Liesa Unger, the Chief International Events Officer for the Mennonite World Conference

We'll learn more about the Anabaptists and this history making event from Cesar Garcia, the General Secretary and Liesa Unger, the Chief International Events Officer for the conference.

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  • Harriet img 2014-07-21 08:09

    Little correction: It's Mennonite World Conference (not World Mennonite Conference). Also, there are Anabaptists and Mennonites in other areas of central Pennsylvania besides Lancaster County. Among those Anabaptists (not Mennonite) participating in Pennsylvania 2015 are the Brethren in Christ, which is what I am. It's important to be inclusive!!

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-07-21 08:45

    Lee from York emails:

    I saw the below screed on Linkedin regarding the sale of some property. I was amazed at the misinformation and intolerance displayed. Perhaps your guests can talk about what I believe are misconceptions and misunderstanding displayed in the comments below?

    "Better hope the Amish don't buy it! Those pilgrims having been buying up property like crazy, they get filthy rich and don't have to pay one damn dime in taxes, they charge taxes for whatever they sell but they're exempt to pay anything! Hell that's not a bad idea if you think about it maybe everyone should convert over to amishism and put the screws to the US GOV! They don't have a SSN, no Drivers Lic. no Utility Bills, they grow weed, make Meth, make they're own Alcohol sell it and don't have to pay taxes on one damn thing! Or the US GOV should make them all conform like the rest of the US citizens, register to vote,pay road tax, property tax and sales tax and file taxes like the rest of the Americans! Hell the Amish get paid Union scale wages in cash, sounds like a damn good gig if you think about it".