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Gubernatorial candidate Senator Scott Wagner / Are ghosts real?

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Oct 31, 2018 4:56 AM

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Alex Trebek, left, moderates a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, center, and Republican Scott Wagner in Hershey, Pa., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The debate was hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. (Matt Rourke/The Associated Press)

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

The countdown is on and the rhetoric is heating up. In less than a week, voters will go to the polls for what is shaping up to be an historic midterm election. 

These midterm elections take place in the middle of President Donald Trump's first term. Nationally, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls for the Governors' office, as well.  

Smart Talk invited candidates for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor's office to appear on the program so that voters can hear where they stand on the issues. Hear the candidates here.

On Wednesday's Smart Talk is former Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner, a Republican running for Governor against incumbent Tom Wolf (D) and two others. Governor Wolf was also invited to appear on Smart Talk before the election but declined the opportunity. 

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Senator Scott Wagner

Also, tis the season for tricks and treats and all things scary. Are ghosts real? What is the difference between a ghost and a haunting? 

Wednesday is Halloween and we're focusing on ghosts and hauntings with Dr. Rich Robbins, a Bucknell University associate dean of Arts and Sciences and a certified parapsychologist, who will attempt to demystify the truth behind paranormal phenomena.

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Dr. Rich Robbins

 

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