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.

Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m. weekdays and at 7 p.m. (Repeat of 9 a.m. program)

Host: Scott LaMar

2018 Primary Voter Guide

Written by WITF Staff | May 8, 2018 9:08 AM

WITF's Smart Talk is featuring interviews with candidates running for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives before Pennsylvania's May 15 primary election. All candidates who appear on the ballot in the WITF listening area and who have opponents were invited to be on the program. The conversations are intended to allow candidates to state their positions on the issues. We didn't decide what positions were right or wrong (except in the case of a factual error or inaccuracy) but want to provide information to voters to help them decide which candidates to support.

PA Congressional Map

Photo: PA Supreme Court

U.S. Senate - Republican

Louis Barletta - Did not accept our invitation.

Jim Christiana (Aired 4/17/18)

PA Governor - Republican

Laura Ellsworth (Aired 4/27/18)

Paul Mango - Did not accept our invitation.

Scott Wagner - Did not accept our invitation.

9th Congressional District - Democratic

Susan Laura Quick (Aired 4/26/18)

Dennis Wolff (Aired 5/8/18)

Gary Wegman (Aired 4/24/18)

9th Congressional District - Republican

Scott Uehlinger (Aired 4/23/18)

Daniel Meuser - Did not accept our invitation.

George Halcovage Jr. (Aired 5/1/18)

10th Congressional District - Democratic

Eric Ding (Aired 4/18/18)

George Scott (Aired 5/7/18)

Alan Howe (Aired 4/25/18)

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson (Aired 5/9/18)

11th Congressional District - Republican

Lloyd Smucker - Did not accept our invitation.

Chet Beiler - Did not accept our invitation.

12th Congressional District - Democratic

Marc Friedenberg (Aired 4/30/18)

Judith Hershel (Aired 4/26/18)

12th Congressional District - Republican

Douglas McLinko (Aired 5/3/18)

Tom Marino - Did not accept our invitation.

13th Congressional District - Republican

Travis Schooley - Did not accept our invitation.

Stephen Bloom (Aired 4/27/18)

John Eichelberger (Aired 5/1/18)

Douglas Mastriano (Aired 5/4/18)

Bernard Washabaugh (Aired 5/9/18)

John Joyce (Aired 5/1/18)

Arthur Halvorson (Aired 5/3/18)

Benjamin Hornberger - Did not accept our invitation.

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