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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, March 24, 2016:
One of the happiest stories of 2015 was the championship run of the Red Land Little League team. A group of 12 and 13-year-old boys brought joy to a whole nation with charisma, character and obvious baseball skills to win the U.S. National Championship before losing a heartbreaker to Japan in the Little League World Series Championship Game.
Red Land's drive to the title was often described as a Cinderella story, but it was a great story. A group of boys from a small York County town go up against and defeat opponents from teams that represent areas with much larger populations. They did it with an explosive offense and great pitching but also with class and good sportsmanship.
It's such a compelling story that a feature film is in the works. It's called Against the Odds.
We'll learn more about the film on Thursday's Smart Talk from Director/Producer Jameson Hesse, Producer A.J. Ferrara, and Red Land shortstop/pitcher Jaden Henline.
Also, Presidential election years always generate more voter enthusiasm than other election cycles.
Voters could be even more motivated to go the polls in Pennsylvania this year than in previous presidential elections. Pennsylvania's April 26 primary may go a long way toward deciding the Republican nominee and maybe the Democrat as well.
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the primary. To discuss registration and voting on Smart Talk is Pennsylvania's Secretary of State Pedro Cortes.
For more information and to register to vote in Pennsylvania visit VotesPA.com.
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