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Smart Talk: New home for state archives; Shad restoration

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 28, 2016 9:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, April 28, 2016:

There was a time when the fish species shad swam from the Chesapeake Bay into and up the Susquehanna River to spawn.  Shad was a source of food for millions of people. 

But then just before the mid-1850s dams were built across the river and that kept the shad from migrating.  In the 20th Century, the Conowingo Dam just south of Pennsylvania in Maryland was perhaps the biggest barrier.  Over the years fish lifts and trucking shad upstream were used with mixed success.  Now there is a new agreement to restore shad to the Susquehanna.

We'll learn more about it on Thursday's Smart Talk from John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Josh Trininewski, a biologist with the PA Fish and Boat Commission who is in charge of shad restoration efforts.

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John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

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Also, the Pennsylvania State Archives has outgrown its current location next to the State Museum in Harrisburg.  So, now plans have been set in motion to build a new $24 million facility just a few blocks away.

The Archives houses some of the state's most significant and oldest documents and images.  There are a few that are over 300 years old.

The new building will provide more space to store the archives and also be more environmentally conducive for storage.

Pennsylvania State Archivist and Director of the Archives David Carmichael appears on Thursday's program.

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PA State Archivist and Director of the Archives David Carmichael

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