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Smart Talk: Capitol Week; Flight 93; Uber comes to Central PA

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Feb 5, 2015 4:32 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, February 6, 2015:

WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson appears on Friday's Smart Talk to provide insight into several significant events this week in Harrisburg.

Former State Treasurer Rob McCord's fall from grace has been swift with more stories coming out every day.  McCord resigned from office abruptly last week and said he would plead guilty to charges relating to pressuring would-be-donors to his failed gubernatorial campaign by threatening them with the loss of state business.

Meanwhile Attorney General Kathleen Kane continues to fight the threat of a criminal indictment as well.

Also, Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 may be one of the most complete accounts of the hijacking of United Flight 93. 

The plane crashed in a rural area of Somerset County, Pennsylvania while passengers struggled to gain control from the hijackers.  The passengers had already learned during cell phone calls with family members that terrorists had crashed three other aircraft in New York and Washington.

The book's author, Tom McMillan joins us on Smart Talk.

Finally, the ride hailing service Uber has come to the Harrrisburg region.  We'll talk with an Uber executive about it. To see the coverage map for Uber in the Harrisburg region, click here.

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