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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: Gov. Tom Wolf; Teaching Election 2016

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 29, 2016 7:49 AM
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Photo by Joanne Cassaro/WITF

What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, August 29, 2016:

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf appears on Monday's Smart Talk.

Pennsylvania, like many other states, is in the midst of an opioid crisis.  Heroin overdose deaths are commonplace throughout the state.  Heroin is cheap and easy to obtain.  Many heroin users started by taking prescription drugs and then turned to heroin.

The Wolf Administration has announed plans to battle the problem.  It's one of the topics the governor addresses.

If you have a question or comment for Gov. Wolf, call 1-800-729-7532 or email

Also, we've heard many times that the 2016 presidential campaign is unlike any other.  Donald Trump's attention-grabbing presence is one of the reasons.

The controversy that follows Trump has had a polarizing effect on the electorate.

So much so that a few local university or college political science professors are wrestling with their own political beliefs and whether to discuss them in class.

Three of them join us on Monday's program.

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