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Host: Scott LaMar

Science behind early childhood education/Volcanoes

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 6, 2018 4:11 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, June 6, 2018:

Our Babies, Our Future: The Science Behind Early Childhood Education for Children and Families is an event that scheduled for next Friday, June 15th in Chambersburg.  Promotions for the event says that "each and every person has the opportunity to impact the future of Franklin County."  But how and why is this event and early childhood education so important? 

Appearing on Wednesday's Smart Talk are Karen Grimm-Thomas, Director of External Relations, Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning and Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas

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Karen Grimm-Thomas and Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas

The spectacular video of the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii has captured the world's attention.  Kilauea may not be the largest or most dangerous volcano, but the video has provided views inside and outside the volcano of lava and its flow that many have never seen before.  Then, the Fuego volcano erupted Sunday spewing rock and ash that killed at least 69 people. 

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Dr. Ben Edwards

Dr. Ben Edwards, Professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College is an expert on volcanoes and especially their interaction with glaciers.  

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