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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday November 7, 2014:
The Political Junkie Ken Rudin appears on Friday's Smart Talk to wrap up this historic week.
Tuesday's election was dominated by Republicans here in Pennsylvania and across the country, with one notable exception -- Democrat Tom Wolf defeated incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett.
Ken looks at the national results and what they mean for the Obama Administration and Congress. The question everyone is asking is whether they can work together or will there be gridlock in Washington?
Also, Dick Winters lived a quiet life in Hershey after World War II. That is until he became known around the world for his service as the commander of Easy Company in the book and film Band of Brothers. Since then Major Winters has been recognized as one of the nation’s most remarkable leaders during the war.
A new book is out called Conversations with Dick Winters: Life Lessons from the Commander of the Band of Brothers. The book’s author retired Col. Cole Kingseed joins us on the program.
For Pennsylvanians who are interested in genealogy and their own family histories, there’s big news. More than seven million deaths records are now available online thanks to a collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Archives and Ancestry.
David Carmicheal, State Archivist and Jonathan Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services with the Pennsylvania State Archivesr appear on the show.
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