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: Teplitz-DiSanto debate for state senate seat

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 24, 2016 5:20 PM

Democratic incumbent Sen. Rob Teplitz and Republican challenger John DiSanto (l-r)

What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, October 25, 2016:

The two candidates running the Pennsylvania State Senate in the 15th District -- Democrat Rob Teplitz and Republican John DiSanto -- appear on Tuesday's Smart Talk to debate the issues.  WITF and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation have teamed up tp produce the debate. 

The 15th District includes most of Dauphin County and all of Perry County.  Teplitz is the incumbent who is in his first term in office.  DiSanto is a political newcomer who has operated a construction firm.

Judging by the competing TV commercials the two candidates are airing lately, the contest has become increasingly more negative.   Both candidates have accused the other of not being truthful in their commercials.

Among the issues to be discussed are property taxes, education funding, spending and government reform.


WITF's election coverage is supported by the Harrisburg law office of Saul Ewing LLP.

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