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Smart Talk: Diocese confirms priests accused of abuse; New heroes added to book

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 12, 2016 9:50 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 12, 2016:

In a story reported by the York Daily Record, the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese acknowledged by name 15 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing children and who at time or another worked in the diocese.  The Daily Record says it may be the first time the Diocese has provided details on the priests.

Seven of the priests had been identified in various reports previously and the story was researched to find the other eight.

The Diocese continues to hear from survivors of the abuse and provides funding to them for counseling, medical treatment, travel and child care among other expenses.

We learn more on Friday's Smart Talk from York Daily Record reporter Brandie Kessler and Enterprise Editor Scott Blanchard.

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Brandie Kessler & Scott Blanchard

On the complete other side of the spectrum, a segment of Friday's program is devoted to heroes -- 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet is a book that was written 15 years ago by retired Millersville University professor Dennis Denenberg and a co-author Lorraine Roscoe.  The book has been updated.  There still are 50 heroes but 10 were subtracted another 10 added. 

Dennis Denenberg, co-author of the revised 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet joins us Friday.

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Dennis Denenberg

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