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Smart Talk: Local pastor helps refugees in Greece; New state slogan

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Mar 11, 2016 8:17 AM
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Refugees come ashore at Lesvos, Greece/Photo by John F. Worth Jr.

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Refugees leave the Lesvos shore line/Photo by John F. Worth Jr.

What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, March 11, 2016

As the refugee crisis in Europe deepens, one Central Pennsylvanian witnessed the influx of refugees entering Greece first hand.  York County youth pastor Jay Worth appears on Smart Talk to discuss his recent trip to Greece and describe efforts to assist refugees from war-torn Syria and Afghanistan find homes in Europe.  Worth says he doesn't think Americans have a true perception of the refugee crisis.

Also, Pennsylvania has a new slogan and logo to attract visitors to the state. Those visitors will now be encouraged to "Pursue Your Happiness," a nod to the famous "Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness" line found in the Declaration of Independence. The Executive Director of Tourism in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Michael Chapaloney joins us on the program to discuss the process that went into the logo and slogan, its implementation and what it is designed to do.

WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson is also on the show, with Capitol-Week-in-Review.

Two big stories this week were budget hearings coming to an end in the legislature and advocates warning of impending trouble for farmers unless money begins flowing from the state.

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Mary Wilson, Jay Worth and Michael Chapaloney

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