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Smart Talk: What industries replace manufacturing; Muslim conference in Harrisburg; DNC

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 27, 2016 9:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, July 27, 2016:

With the continuous loss of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania, many are asking the question, now what? Some cities and regions have transitioned to other industries like tech, education or healthcare.  Still others haven't moved ahead fully yet.

York County has shed 6,600 manufacturing jobs since the Great Recession started in December 2007. So what industries and jobs will replace those that were lost during the economic crash?

The York Daily Record recently produced a package of stories examining that question.

Joining us on Wednesday's Smart Talk is Gary Haber, Business Reporter at York Daily Record to tell us what he found.


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is hosting a three-day conference starting Friday in Harrisburg to "spiritually rejuvenate Muslim Americans."  The conference comes at what is a tense time for many Muslims - after terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Istanbul and Iraq.  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched a campaign entitled "True Islam and Extremists." 

Salaam Bhatti, Deputy Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community appears on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss what the sect wants to achieve.


Finally, Franklin and Marshall College political analyst and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna updates us from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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