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Ask the Governor – February 2017

Governor Tom Wolf stops by for his first appearance on “Ask the Governor” since he delivered his budget address to the legislature. The program was taped on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 and includes conversations with the governor on…

-His 2017-18 budget proposal
-The plan to consolidate the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol Programs
-The governor’s 3rd attempt to get a severance tax on drillers
-The GOP abortion bill currently in the state legislature
-The closure of SCI-Pittsburgh
-Listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Ask the Governor – January 2017

This edition of “Ask the Governor” was taped Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 and includes conversations with the governor on…

-His proposal to close two state prisons
-The 2017-18 state budget
-The Unemployment Compensation center layoffs
-The Trump presidency
-The murder of Trooper Landon Weaver
-Listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Radio PA’s “Countdown 2016” – The Top 10 PA Stories of the Year

This is “Countdown 2016” a one-hour retrospective on the top 10 Pennsylvania stories of the year, as voted on by the Radio PA news staff.

Radio PA’s Brad Christman and WITF-Harrisburg’s Scott LaMar review the top 10 and offer insight and analysis on the stories and names that shaped 2016.

All of us at Radio PA and PAMatters.com wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous new year!

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Ask the Governor – December 2016

This edition of “Ask the Governor” was taped Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 and includes conversations with the governor on…

-The Unemployment Compensation center layoffs
-A budget preview for FY 17-18
-Eliminating state jobs
-Property taxes
-An update on the opening of 45 “Centers for Excellence” for opioid addiction treatment
-listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Experimenting with Hope – A Radio PA Documentary

Pennsylvania enacted a medical marijuana law earlier this year and that has been the greatest gift of all this holiday season for families of children suffering from severe seizure disorders.

In this special Radio PA documentary, “Experimenting with Hope,” you’ll meet two of these families and the children who are already benefitting from this statutory change in the Keystone State. Radio PA was invited into their homes this year, where we met Lolly and her daughter Anna, and Dana and her daughter Lorelei. Hear about their longtime struggles to counteract the severe seizures that disrupted every facet of their lives and the uphill battles to simply be heard by their elected representatives. You’ll also hear from the Republican lawmaker largely credited with breaking the ideological logjam on this issue in Harrisburg, state Senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon), who has formed an powerful and emotional bond with these families.

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Ask the Governor – October 31, 2016

This edition of “Ask the Governor” was taped Monday, October 31st, 2016 and includes conversations with the governor on…

-the end of the legislative session
-the settlement of the APSCUF strike at the 14 state-owned universities
-pension reform
-lagging revenue collections for the state
-the 2016 election
-listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Battleground: Pennsylvania – An Election Preview from Radio PA (Part 1)

This is “Battleground: Pennsylvania,” a special 2-hour election preview from Radio PA that examines the candidates and races appearing on the statewide ballot on Tuesday, November 8th.

Hour #1 features interviews with Pennsylvania Attorney General candidates John Rafferty (REP) and Josh Shapiro (DEM), as well as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s campaign rejected numerous requests to take part in the program.

In hour #2, we will be joined by political analyst and pollster Dr. Terry Madonna from F&M College in Lancaster for a top-to-bottom analysis of the statewide ballot. Also, we talk to founding board member Adelaide Kimball from Project Vote Smart to talk about the resources that organization makes available to voters in every state. Learn more about the candidates on your ballot at www.votesmart.org.

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Battleground: Pennsylvania – An Election Preview from Radio PA (Part 2)

This is “Battleground: Pennsylvania,” a special 2-hour election preview from Radio PA that examines the candidates and races appearing on the statewide ballot on Tuesday, November 8th.

Hour #1 featured interviews with Pennsylvania Attorney General candidates John Rafferty (REP) and Josh Shapiro (DEM), as well as Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s campaign rejected numerous requests to take part in the program.

In hour #2, we are joined by political analyst and pollster Dr. Terry Madonna from F&M College in Lancaster for a top-to-bottom analysis of the statewide ballot. Also, we talk to founding board member Adelaide Kimball from Project Vote Smart to talk about the resources that organization makes available to voters in every state. Learn more about the candidates on your ballot at www.votesmart.org.

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Ask the Governor – September 26, 2016

This edition of “Ask the Governor” was taped Monday, September 26th, 2016 and includes conversations with the governor on…

-Protests erupting from police shootings
-Pennsylvania’s response to the bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey
-The APSCUF labor dispute with the 14 state-owned universities
-This week’s joint legislative session on opioids
-Pennsylvania’s rising unemployment numbers
-A court ruling against the Governor’s executive order dealing with homecare workers
-Autonomous vehicles
-Listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Ask the Governor – August 29, 2016

This edition of “Ask the Governor” was taped Monday, August 29th and includes conversations with the governor on…

-The turmoil and turnover in the state Attorney General’s office
-Continuing efforts to stem the opioid tide in PA
-The governor’s and Pennsylvania’s role in the 2016 presidential election
-Listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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