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Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.

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    • 4.2 • 19 Ratings

Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.

    Rules of the road explained

    Rules of the road explained

    More Americans travel during Thanksgiving week than any other time of the year. In fact, the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving is when the most volume of travelers are on the road. According to AAA, there will be more than 53 million people traveling by vehicle, air or rail this year. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving … Continue reading "Rules of the road explained"

    • 46 min
    Books-as-gifts guide to holiday giving

    Books-as-gifts guide to holiday giving

    It’s that most wonderful time of year when thoughts turn to holiday gift-giving. So what better way to show friends and family that you care than by finding them an amazing book to read! Smart Talk is hosting our annual book-as-gifts guide. Books come in all shapes and sizes, and in a vast array of … Continue reading "Books-as-gifts guide to holiday giving"

    • 47 min
    Smart Talk: The Extraordinary Give 2021

    Smart Talk: The Extraordinary Give 2021

    Each year, the Lancaster County Community Foundation hosts The Extraordinary Give, the nation’s largest per capita one-day online fundraiser that benefits over 500 non-profit organizations. Every dollar donated online is “stretched” by more than $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation (LCCF), along with sponsors Rodgers & Associates, the High Foundation, and other supporters. Last … Continue reading "Smart Talk: The Extraordinary Give 2021"

    • 48 min
    Author Sam Quinones writes fentanyl and methamphetamine are dominating streets today

    Author Sam Quinones writes fentanyl and methamphetamine are dominating streets today

    During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been reminded from time-to-time that thousands of people are still dying across the country from drug overdoses. Often, the deaths are attributed to and listed as part of the opioid epidemic. Best-selling author Sam Quinones writes in his new book that we as a nation are in a new era … Continue reading "Author Sam Quinones writes fentanyl and methamphetamine are dominating streets today"

    • 47 min
    Police, constables in Pa. joined ‘anti-government’ Oath Keepers

    Police, constables in Pa. joined ‘anti-government’ Oath Keepers

    • 13 min
    What is the role for nurse practitioners in Pa.?

    What is the role for nurse practitioners in Pa.?

    The advent of the Nurse Practitioner profession in the 1960’s was intended to expand health care options for people living in underserved communities. Since then, the number of practitioners has grown exponentially, along with their influence in healthcare. There are nearly 300 thousand Nurse Practitioners in the United States now, and their role continues to … Continue reading "What is the role for nurse practitioners in Pa.?"

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AnitaBower ,

Pennsylvania News of Interest

Excellent show. Addresses current issues in Pennsylvania. In depth. Interviews with informed persons. Great questions. Not adversarial. Balanced.

Talkingtojoey ,

Great Local Issues Discussion

What you'd expect from public radio. Calm, cogent discussions on issues important to PA.

Trebor Nella ,

Excellent but not updated regularly

This is an excellent program, but the podcast has not been updated lately.

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