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Coming up on the Thursday, February 9th edition of WITF's Smart Talk:
Since 2009, Pennsylvania has been the epicenter of the recent natural gas boom. The vast Marcellus Shale deposit has generated much gas and many jobs, but also extensive lobbying activity by the industry. The Marcellus Money Project has tracked such activity as well as campaign contributions to state officials and lawmakers from the gas industry.
Pennsylvania State Representative Greg Vitali (D-Delaware Co.) is unveiling a report predicated on research from the Marcellus Money Project and he joins Smart Talk to discuss the political influence and lobbying efforts of the gas industry in the state legislature.
State Representative Greg Vitali (D-166th)
Also, Dickinson College's Interim President Neil Weissman joins Smart Talk to talk about the value of international education, open borders, and how Donald Trump's recent immigration order is affecting higher education.
Impact Pennsylvania Reporter Marie Cusick sits in for Scott LaMar on the Thursday edition of WITF's Smart Talk.
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