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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 15, 2014:
Coming up on Friday's Smart Talk...
StateImpact Pennsylvania's Marie Cusick discusses her story about natural gas companies that provide security over public roads near drilling sites. Marie highlights a Lycoming man who can only drive to and from his home during designated times in the morning and the afternoon. He is often stopped and asked what he's doing by security personnel otherwise. This is while he is traveling on a public road.
A recent survey ranked Pennsylvania's schools as the nation's tenth best. The WalletHub study takes 12 different factors into account. We'll hear where the state's schools do well and areas where they can improve.
There seem to be a rash of people leaving children in hot cars this summer. A few of these incidents have resulted in tragedy. We'll learn more about the dangers of leaving kids or pets in sweltering hot vehicles.
The Taney Dragons play their first Little League World Series tournament game in Williamsport Friday afternoon. The team of 12 and 13-year-olds from Philadelphia have become the darlings of the nation. Taney's star pitcher -- Mo'Ne Davis -- a 13-year-old girl -- is attracting world wide attention. Taney coach Alex Rice talks to us before the big game.
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