Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of The Spark program on WITF-FM, 89.5 & 93.3 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program, Smart Talk.
In addition to his on-air duties, LaMar has moderated political candidate debates, including those for candidates running for Pennsylvania governor and the U.S. Senate and was a regular contributor to BBC World News TV before and after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
LaMar often emcees or moderates local events and has gone as far as California to emcee a national event.
The American Society of Civil Engineers honored LaMar with their national Excellence in Journalism award in 2020. He has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
LaMar and The Spark have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s “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.
Lucy Brennan, 12, of Hershey (right) and her aunt Ren Englum pose for a photo at the Harrisburg Climate Strike on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.”
Airdate: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Michael Mann is one of the world’s most renowned climatologists and perhaps one of its most active and outspoken warriors against climate change. Mann is often the “go to” person for scientific information on historic climate change based on the temperature record of the past thousand years.
He has written five books, including 2012’s seminal The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.
In his latest book, The New Climate War – The Fight to Take Back Our Planet, Mann describes how the fossil fuel industry and some media outlets have tried to cast doubt on climate change — not necessarily to deny that it exists but to deflect blame and delay action to mitigate a warming planet.
Michael Mann, Ph.D., appears on Thursday’s Smart Talk.