Smart Talk

Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty; LGBT history

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 11, 2016 9:30 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, October 11, 2016:

WITF's Smart Talk program will be featuring conversations before the November 8 election with many of the candidates running for national and state offices.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty appears on Tuesday's show to discuss the issues and her campaign.

McGinty is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.  It's a campaign that has become increasingly negative based on the TV commercials voters see.

McGinty, who is the former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Chief of Staff to Gov. Tom Wolf, has been hitting Toomey hard on the senator not disavowing Donald Trump's presidency.  Toomey, on the other hand has hit back at McGinty for enriching herself by accepting jobs that had ties to her government positions.

We'll discuss those issues and others on the program.

Also, October is LGBT History Month.  One of the focuses of this month's events in Central Pennsylvania is related to aging.

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Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality Pennsylvania / Louie Marven, Executive Director, LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania/ Terri Clark, Co-chair of the LGBT Elder Initiative (photo:WHYY)

Joining us on Tuesday's program are Ted Martin, Executive Director of Equality PA, Louie Marvin, Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania and Terri Clark, a certified trainer with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.


On Senate Race:

Sen, Tomey voted for the McCain amendment, an amendment designed to allow the government warrantless access to internet browsing histories. He obviously does not believe that Americans deserve privacy, where are you on these policies?  -Thomas

On LGBT History Month:

Thank you for hosting two of the most articulate and passionate advocates of the LGBTQ community, Scott. What are they most proud of regarding an LGBTQ  Success in central Pa over the past year?  Thank you!    - John J. "SKI" Sygielski, president, HACC

There are many nursing homes and retirement communities that have a religious affiliation. In what ways does that affect the aging LGBT community seeking care?  - Tim




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