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David Greene's book and the rise of seasonal beer on Friday's Smart Talk

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Nov 13, 2014 10:43 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday November 14, 2014: 

One of the hosts of NPR's Morning Edition, David Greene, worked as the network's Moscow bureau chief for over half a decade. 

But he always wanted to explore Russia beyond the capital city. He got the opportunity when he made the six-thousand mile trip aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway. 

Greene, who is a graduate of McCaskey High School in Lancaster, writes about his adventures in a new book called "Midnight in Siberia". 

WITF Smart Talk host Scott LaMar spoke with David Greene about his experiences and the book.

Hear that interview, plus a look inside the leadership elections at the state Capitol with WITF's capitol bureau chief Mary Wilson.

Also, I sit down with John Trogner, the co-owner and president of Troegs Brewery in Hershey, and Artie Tafoya, co-founder and brewmaster at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, for a discussion about seasonal beers. Why have they become so popular? 

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