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Smart Talk: Keystone Corruption Continues; Mt. Gretna Art Show

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 19, 2016 9:00 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 19, 2016:

The criminal conviction of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane this week joins a long list of political corruption in Pennsylvania.  Kane resigned Wednesday after being convicted of charges related to leaking secret grand jury information to a newspaper and then lying about it under oath.

The Kane saga of the past two years doesn't just include the criminal charges against her.  She was elected saying she would determine why the child sex abuse investigation of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky took so long.  Kane was considered a rising star politically before a Philadelphia Inquirer story about an investigation that wasn't pursued by her office.  After that she became obsessed with revenge against a former prosecutor.  Along the way there were pornographic and racist emails exchanged by several judges, prosecutors and lawyers.

The Kane story is just one of several corruption stories in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Brad Bumsted's new book Keystone Corruption Continues -- a follow-up to his first book on several other corruption cases.

Bumsted tells the story on Friday's Smart Talk.

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Also, visitors from across the country will descend on Mt. Gretna in Lebanon County this weekend for the annual Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show.  It is one of longest-running and most respected art shows anywhere.

Linda Bell, the Chairperson of the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show Committee appears on Smart Talk to describe what to expect and what makes the show special.

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