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Smart Talk Road Trip to York

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 25, 2016 7:59 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, April 26:

York was the nation's first capital and the first place where the words "United States of America" were used.  So, it is only fitting that on Pennsylvania's primary election day, the Smart Talk Road Trip takes us to York.

The live broadcast comes from another historic site -- York's Central Market.

The discussion on Tuesday's program is not all about the primary, although there will some of that.

York Mayor Kim Bracey joins us as well as York Daily Record Editorial Page Editor Scott Fisher.

Much of the conversation centers on the challenges facing cities like York that often are limited in the way they can generate revenue, must find ways to improve the performance of their schools and don't know how they're going to pay for a mounting pension debt.

Another issue York and other cities have had to deal with is losing people to the suburbs.  That has slowly turned around for some cities as more young people have expressed a willingness to live in cities where they can walk to stores, restaurants and bars and enjoy the entertainment.

The Daily Record has taken the question a step further -- bringing York to the suburbs.  It was a topic broached last week at a town hall meeting in Manchester.

Scott Fisher has written about it and discusses it on Smart Talk. 

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