Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of the daily Smart Talk news and public affairs program on 89.5 & 93.3.
Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program Smart Talk and the Issues PA series on the Pennsylvania Public Television Network. LaMar has won more than a dozen Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Awards since 2000 and has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
LaMar and Smart Talk have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s first “Dignity in Dialogue Award”, the South Central Assembly’s “Regional Citizen Award” and was named a “Humanitarian Hero” by The Humane Society of the United States/Pennsylvania.
A native of Coatesville, Pa., LaMar has also worked as a broadcast news anchor, sports play-by-play announcer and manager.
What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Friday, September 13, 2013:
The State Board of Education approved the new Pennsylvania Core Standards on Thursday.
Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq will appear on Friday’s Radio Smart Talk to explain and answer questions about the standards.
The Core Standards will require students to prove they are at grade level in several subjects by passing a series of standardized tests. It is the first time Pennsylvania students will have to pass an exam in order to graduate.
The idea behind the Core Standards is that there are young people graduating high school who are not ready for college, the military or the workforce. Core Standards is designed to ensure graduates have earned a diploma and are at grade level.
Critics say the curriculum is a national one and weakens local control of education, puts more emphasis on test-taking, and will be expensive.
Pennsylvania Core Standards still face further government scrutiny before being given final approval.
The class of 2017 would be the first to affected by the new rules.