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Smart Talk: Top historic sites; Kids and money

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 29, 2016 9:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, April 29, 2016:

The accomplished authors of two recent books appear on Friday's Smart Talk.

Renowned historian Brent Glass' new book is 50 Great American Places -- Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.  For those who love American history, there probably is no greater thrill than to stand on the same ground where that history was made.  Glass chose 50 sites and writes about the history that was made at those places, but also has websites and nearby interesting places listed at the end of each chapter.

There are three sites located in Pennsylvania -- the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and the Forks of the Ohio in Pittsburgh.  But there others that may surprise some readers like the Mall of America in Minnesota or the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Glass has ties to Pennsylvania.  He is the former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Glass is also Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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Author Brent Glass

Also joining us on Friday's program is Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled -- Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Lieber, who is the "Your Money" columnist for the New York Times and a bestselling author, offers parents insights into how to talk openly with children throughout their lives about money and to teach them to be more generous, less materialistic and not spoiled.

The Opposite of Spoiled is the WITF and Aaron's Book April Pick of the Month. The book is available at Aaron's Books in Lititz. For more information visit

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Author Ron Lieber

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