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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Host: Scott LaMar
What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, July 24, 2014:
A driverless Mercedes concept car
It may not be long before cars will be able to drive themselves and will no longer need human operators.
It may sound like a plot for a science fiction or futuristic movie but vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technology is on the horizon. There are many potential benefits, like reducing traffic, preventing crashes, and saving gasoline.
Albert Sarvis,Director of the Geospatial Technology Center at Harrisburg University
On Thursday’s Smart Talk, Albert Sarvis, the Director of the Geospatial Technology Center at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will discuss emerging science and technologies, as well as the up-and-coming issues facing the transportation industry.
Also on Smart Talk Thursday, did you know that 25% of military families have a credit card balance of more than $10,000? How about that 50% of the families carry debt month to month?
We will discuss the financial instability of many veterans and their families as well as the ways and resources that are available to help service members, veterans, and their families improve their financial situation.
Doug Hassenbein, Keith M. Donnell Sr., and Nicholas "Chip" Gilliland
Appearing on program is Doug Hassenbein, Assistant Investor and Education Coordinator of the PA Department of Banking and Securities, Keith M. Donnell Sr., Personal Financial Counselor at the PA Joint Family Support Assistance Program, Nicholas "Chip" Gilliland, Chief of the Reintegration and Outreach Division of PA’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Office of Veterans, and Stephanie Grimes, Support Coordinator and founding member of the PA Military Finance Alliance.
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