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Holiday meals with Chef Desfor/Highspire students to Middletown?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 14, 2017 4:12 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, April 14, 2017:

Two of the most significant religious holidays on the calendar this week mean families are gathering and sitting down for holiday meals.  Easter is Sunday, of course, and Passover began Monday and will end Tuesday.  Each holiday comes with mealtime traditions.

You may have your holiday dinner planned already but it's still not too late to pick up a few ideas and, of course, one of the big questions is what to do with all the leftovers?  With a little thought and creativity, the leftovers can be made into tasty lunches and dinners too.

Chef Donna Desfor, who host the WITF Cooks TV series and the new podcast Now That's a Mouthful, is with us on Friday's Smart Talk to discuss Easter and Passover food and especially what to make with the leftovers.

Also, Pennsylvania has 500 public school districts.  Each has their own special characteristics and degrees of success.  Former Governor Ed Rendell at one time proposed merging school districts - a proposal that didn't get much traction. 

However, that hasn't stopped certain areas from trying to leave their current school districts and become part of another.  For the last three years, a group of parents in Highspire, Dauphin County has made moves to leave the Steelton-Highspire School District and become part of the Middletown School District.

We'll learn more about it on Friday's program from Ken Becker, a spokesman for the Highspire Education Coalition and attorney Brian Carter.


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