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Radio PA Roundtable – November 23-27, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, Attorney General Bruce Beemer releases the report on the offensive email scandal; and Governor Tom Wolf talks about holiday layoffs at unemployment compensation centers and the election of Donald Trump.

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Radio PA Roundtable – August 26-28, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, special guest Brad Bumsted from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is here to talk about Kathleen Kane and his new book Keystone Corruption Continues: Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal.

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Radio PA Roundtable – August 19-21, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, recapping the week that represents the start of the final chapter in the turbulent Kathleen Kane Saga. The state’s Attorney General is convicted of perjury and has resigned.

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Radio PA Roundtable – March 4-6, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane releases a scathing grand jury report on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown; budget hearings in Harrisburg break down into more petty bickering; and the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner explains why troopers do not wear body cameras.

Link to the Grand Jury report on the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

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Radio PA Roundtable – February 26-28, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, a House subcommittee opens a hearing on the possible impeachment of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane; legislative budget hearings get off to a contentious start in Harrisburg; and new poll numbers on how you think Harrisburg is doing.

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Christman Blog – Kane Makes It Unanimous: She Doesn’t Belong in the Race

This blog post is taken from commentary in this weekend’s edition of Radio Pennsylvania Roundtable, hosted by Brad Christman. You can listen to the entire show, which includes Kathleen Kane’s statement here on PAMatters.com.

The great tragedy of this whole situation (the Kathleen Kane saga) may be that Kane had a chance to be the crusading power of justice she envisions in her own mind. The porn email scandal that has rocked Harrisburg – and was uncovered by her initial investigation of the handling of the Sandusky probe – could have been a shining moment for her, because…like Kathleen Kane or not…she is right about those who were involved in the inappropriate email chains. But her crusading effort is overshadowed and tainted by Kane’s use of the emails as a weapon in her own personal political agenda and legal battles. All along, the emails were used as a “chip” she would threaten to throw into the pot as her personal legal situation got murkier and murkier. As a result, any cries of justice in her efforts were overwhelmingly drowned out by the noise of a politician using her office as an arsenal for her own personal battles.

Kathleen Kane is not running again, and she seems to be the last person on the planet to have realized that. Her announcement this week fell on mostly indifferent ears even within her own party, as Democratic candidates and strategists noted that it was determined long ago that Kane was a non-factor in the coming election – whether she was a candidate or not.

Brad Christman is the News Director of the Radio PA Network, based in Harrisburg, and is the host of the network’s flagship program Radio Pennsylvania Roundtable. He has covered Harrisburg for the past 22 years.

Radio PA Roundtable – February 12-14, 2016

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, we recap two big events this week:

-Governor Tom Wolf’s second budget address before a joint session of the General Assembly
-And the state Senate’s vote on the removal of Kathleen Kane from the state Office of Attorney General

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Ask the Governor – January 26, 2016

This is “Ask the Governor” for January 2016. This edition was taped Tuesday, January 26th. Topics for this month include:

-Dealing with the Blizzard of `16
-State budget issues (both current and next fiscal year)
-Kathleen Kane
-Listener and web viewer emails and much more…

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