Countdown 2015 – Radio PA’s Top 10 Stories of the Year

This is “Countdown 2015,” a special presentation of Radio Pennsylvania. Radio PA’s Brad Christman and WITF-Harrisburg’s Scott LaMar will count down and reflect on the top 10 Pennsylvania stories of 2015 as voted on by the news staff of Radio PA.

Take one look back at 2015 before turning the calendar to 2016 with this commercial-free retrospective.

All of us at Radio PA and PAMatters.com wish you a safe New Year’s celebration and a healthy and happy 2016.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Profile: Joe Sestak

This is the complete and unedited interview with Radio PA’s Brad Christman and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak, one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in next spring’s primary. Radio PA has invited all three Democratic candidates to take part in our profile series, with the campaigns of Katie McGinty and John Fetterman also indicating they will join us in studio at a future date.

The winner of the Democratic primary will take on incumbent Republican Pat Toomey next November.

Radio PA Roundtable – December 11-13, 2015

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, lots of activity and votes in Harrisburg, but not a lot of “final” action as the House and Senate appear to be at odds on several issues, including the long-overdue state budget. The budget, pension reform and liquor “modernization” on this edition of Roundtable…

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Radio PA Roundtable – December 4-6, 2015

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, coverage of a press conference this week during which the state’s Attorney General named a special prosecutor to investigate tens of thousands of pornographic and otherwise offensive emails found on state computers. But is Kathleen Kane using the scandal to distract from her own legal problems? Also, state lawmakers and the governor look to this weekend as key to a possible state budget breakthrough.

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Kathleen Kane Announces Special Prosecutor

Embattled PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a press conference Tuesday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to announce the formation of a team of special prosecutors to investigate the offensive emails at the center of the scandal that has become known as “Porngate.”
Kane has tapped former Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to lead the probe, which will include the review of tens of thousands of emails sent and received on state-owned computers.

Critics question Kane’s motives in launching the probe and her authority to name a special prosecutor given the suspension of her law license by the PA Supreme Court.

Just prior to Tuesday’s event, uncensored pornographic images – presumably from some of the emails in question – were displayed on a large screen in the auditorium where the press conference was held.

You can listen to the entire press conference here: