State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 38: Farm Show fever

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Jan 12, 2018 4:11 PM

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is in full swing, and we had planned to do a very Farm Show-centric episode. But as someone probably once said, state politics operates on its own mystical schedule, so lots of other unexpected stuff happened this week as well.

Therefore, Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer columnist John Baer and Paula Knudsen, a reporter for L&P's The Caucus, join us to discuss it all. We'll recap the governor's state of emergency declaration over the opioid epidemic, and break down a major federal court decision saying Pennsylvania's congressional maps are legal, despite their partisan qualities.

We'll also discuss some prominent lawmakers who may be running for higher office, Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack's contribution to the gerrymandering discussion, general palace intrigue, and yes, the Farm Show--including some of John Baer's best anecdotes from his many years accompanying politicians to the event. 

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