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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.

Click the audio player below to hear hour #2 of this special two-hour election preview from Radio PA:

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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…

Click the player below to listen to the entire audio program.

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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…

Click the player below to listen to the entire audio program.

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Ask the Governor – May 2016

This is “Ask the Governor” for May 2016. This edition was taped Thursday, May 19th and includes conversations with the governor on…

-The budget talks
-Education funding
-The Gov’s veto of House Bill 805 (teacher tenure)
-Medical marijuana
-Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race
-Property taxes
-Listener/web viewer emails and much more…

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Senate Spotlight: Pennsylvania

This is “Senate Spotlight: Pennsylvania,” an exclusive presentation of Radio Pennsylvania. This one-hour program features interviews with candidates running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate who registered at least 5% in a recognized statewide poll.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Toomey was also invited to participate in the program, but his campaign declined our requests for either an in-studio or telephone interview.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Profiles

For those of you who listened to Radio PA’s special “Senate Spotlight: Pennsylvania,” here are the links to the complete and unedited interviews with Joe Sestak, Katie McGinty and John Fetterman. Click on their names below to hear the interviews.

Pennsylvania’s primary election is this Tuesday, April 26th.

Joe Sestak

Katie McGinty

John Fetterman

Ask the Governor – March 2016

This is “Ask the Governor” for March 2016. This edition was taped Wednesday, March 16th. Topics for this month include:

-The governor’s prostate cancer diagnosis
-The resignation/retirement of Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin
-The budget impasse
-The governor’s minimum wage executive order
-Medical marijuana
-Listener and web viewer emails

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Governor Wolf Announces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. First Lady Frances Wolf joined the governor during a 10-minute morning press conference.

Governor Wolf says his treatment will begin in the coming weeks and aside from taking a few days off at the onset, he’s planning to continue working and he says the medical condition will not hinder his abilities as governor. He hopes the public discussion of the condition will remind people of the importance of regular medical checkups.

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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.

U.S. Senate Candidate Profile: Katie McGinty

Radio PA & PAMatters.com present the second in our series of candidate profiles in the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Today we profile former Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Katie McGinty.

Previously, we presented an interview with former Congressman and Navy Admiral Joe Sestak. You can also listen to that interview in its entirety here on PAMatters.com.

Radio PA has also issued invitations to the campaign for candidate John Fetterman, and we will present that interview as well, should the campaign accept. To date, the Fetterman campaign had not selected a date to schedule that interview.

The Pennsylvania primary election is April 26th.

Click the player below to listen to the full interview with Katie McGinty…