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Pennsylvania’s war with invasive species
August 20, 2019

Northern Snakehead. Photo courtesy of the PA Fish and Boat Commission (Joe Perillo, Philadelphia Water Department) What to look for on Smart Talk, Tuesday, August 20, 2019: Pennsylvania is at war against invasive species.

Helping the economically fragile / Pain and politics in America
August 19, 2019

What to look for on Smart Talk, Monday, August 19, 2019: A strong economy is characterized by steady growth, low unemployment and little inflation. Everyone benefits during a strong economy, right? Not everyone, according to top economic leaders.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children/The Violence Project
August 19, 2019

Children focus on a learning activity at the WITF “Back to School Bash” event on August 11, 2019, at the Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster, Pa. Photo by Joanne Cassaro. A Ready, Set, Explore educational event is scheduled for Saturday, August 17,

Smart Talk road trip to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
August 16, 2019

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival takes the stage this weekend in beautiful Adams County. The festival is well-known among music lovers for presenting top-notch Bluegrass music and as a place featuring entertainment for the entire family.

Stryker Combat Team Iraq anniversary and Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings
August 14, 2019

Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Division of the National Guard has a long and storied past. The Division battle lineage dates to military campaigns during the Civil War and to the present-day conflict in Iraq. The “Iron Division” was also the first,

Franklin & Marshall poll gauges voter satisfaction
August 12, 2019

The most recent Franklin and Marshall College poll finds that Pennsylvania voters are generally satisfied with how things are going in the state, and their personal lives. Keystone voters also agree on several key issues; overhaul the state tax framewo...

Americans are going broke getting an education
August 09, 2019

What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, August 9, 2019: College student debt in the U.S. has been labeled a crisis, as the amount of outstanding loan balances exceed $1.5 trillion. Solving the crisis, however, is not so simple.

Bullying in the Age of Smart Phones and Bras Across the Bridge
August 08, 2019

What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 8, 2019: Bullying, like many things, is increasingly more complicated in the digital era. It used to be that kids could find respite from bullying behavior at home or once school let out. Now,

What advancements are being made in HIV treatments?/Proposed law on Amish horses
August 07, 2019

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, August 7, 2019: More than one million Americans are living with the HIV virus. Thirty-six thousand of them are Pennsylvanians. There are about a thousand new HIV diagnoses every year in Pennsylvania.

After weekend shootings: Gun restrictions-what works?/Hate crimes in PA
August 06, 2019

Many Americans and lawmakers are demanding that something be done to prevent mass shootings like the ones in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend. Thirty-one people died in those two incidents and dozens of others were wounded and injured.