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How are PA schools handling student walkouts over violence?/Bill addresses puppy mills/York County recognized as destination

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Mar 14, 2018 4:04 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, March 14, 2018:

One month after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, students across the country are walking out of classrooms today or holding other types of gatherings -- mostly to demand tougher gun laws.

Some schools have embraced the walkouts as a teachable moment while others don't want class disruptions and have threatened disciplinary action against the students.

On Wednesday's Smart Talk, we discuss what Pennsylvania schools are doing in wake of the demonstrations.

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Left to Right: Kate DePasquale, Scott LaMar, Yankee, Kristen Tullo

Also, a puppy mill is defined as a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs.  Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has a reputation of being home to puppy mills.  Legislation has been introduced that would ban the sale of dogs and cats raised in puppy mills at pet stores. Joining us are Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania State Director, Humane Society of the United States and Kate DePasquale, Community Advocate with the Humane Society and volunteer at A Tail to Tell Puppy Rescue.

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York Farmers Market

Finally, last week, we talked about Forbes.com naming Lancaster as one of the best places to visit in the U.S.  York County has also gotten national attention as the program CBS This Morning named York as one of two must-see destinations in the U.S.

Smart Talk discusses York County tourism with Anne Druck, Executive Director and President, York County Covention and Visitors Bureau.

Peter Greenburg who appears on CBS This Morning also hosts "The Travel Detective" on PBS (and WITF TV).  His episode where he visits York County airs on WITF May 6 at 11am. 

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