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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.

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Host: Scott LaMar

Too many lawsuits?/On the road with candidates for governor

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 10, 2018 4:09 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, May 10, 2018:

Penn State University has been criticized after its decision to disband the school's outdoors or outing club, the Nittany Grotto Caving Club and the Nittany Divers Scuba Club. Penn State said the clubs were being eliminated because they presented an "unacceptable safety risk." 

Speculation is the university was concerned about possible lawsuits over any injuries students in the clubs could sustain. Is it an example of a society that is more concerned about being sued than the benefits the activities may have?

The Pennsylvania Coalition for Civil Justice Reform says it is "dedicated to bringing fairness to our courts by elevating awareness of civil justice issues and advocating for legal reform in the legislature. Pennsylvania's civil justice system faces increasing challenges - with a lack of balance in certain laws, legal precedents and courtrooms."

The organization's Executive Director Curt Schroder appears on Thursday's Smart Talk.

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Curt Schroder

Just five days before Pennsylvania's primary election, WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Katie Meyer is on Smart Talk to describe following the three Republicans running for governor and joins us to provide some insight as well as talk about a few other issues at the Capitol.

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Katie Meyer

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