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Janice Kaplan: How Luck Happens/PA Charter Day

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Mar 9, 2018 4:26 AM
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Author Janice Kaplan

What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, March 9, 2018:

Catch a lucky break. Pick the lucky numbers. Being in the right place at the right time. Some people are just luckier than others, right? Do some people really have all the luck? The answer may be yes AND no. 

Joining us on Friday's Smart Talk is bestselling author Janice Kaplan. Her latest book, co-authored with Barnaby Marsh, is How Luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life. It investigates the "seemingly mysterious luck-forces shaping our lives."

The authors say there is a formula for luck and anyone can have more control over the lucky events in life so be lucky enough to tune in.

­Sunday, March 11, is Pennsylvania Charter Day, the 337th birthday of the land grant issued by England's King Charles II for what is now Pennsylvania. This document is sometimes referred to as Pennsylvania's "birth certificate."

William Penn's personal copy of the 1681 Charter will be on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania from noon to 5pm on March 11. 

Smart Talk guest and State Archivist David Carmichael will be in the studio to talk about the rare document, the founding of Pennsylvania and activities for Charter Day. 

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