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Public radio has done some amazing things over the years, and has gained some important ground especially since 9/11. As commercial radio’s Talk format and cable TV networks have become louder, angrier, and more dogmatic, public radio’s stature as a credible, calm voice of reason has grown. To tell its story in a credible way, public radio plays a long game – with long-form programming. It doesn’t follow the “PPM rules.”

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True story: More than a decade ago, I’m on the phone with a Classic Rock PD who was quite exuberant about his spring book. That’s because his station finished in the Top 5 25-54, triggering a ratin...
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New guidelines in Pennsylvania for prescribing painkillers to patients with chronic pain show a level of concern over the potential abuse of the drugs, but the recommendations are only voluntary.

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"Today, we spend 63 cents of every new dollar of revenue that comes into the state on pensions costs," he said. "It's absolutely unsustainable and is devouring our state's budget."

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One in Keystone Crossroads series explaining key terms and concepts of Pennsylvania government. Today's topic: economic development incentives.

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One in a series explaining key terms and concepts of Pennsylvania government   Today s topic economic development incentives What is an economic development incentive? It s a tool state and
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"Persons who publicly post sexual images of their partners in order to annoy them or harm them will commit a crime that will have significant consequences, that will be even more severe if the victim is a minor," says Schwank.

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Pidgeon is hitting the streets with law enforcement and other public agencies in Lebanon and a dozen or so other communities as part of the company's annual public information campaign regarding the illegality and danger of trespassing on railroad tracks.

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The number of people who were killed or injured on railroad tracks rose 6 percent in 2013 to nearly 900 people nationwide http //safetydata fra dot
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“It is ambitious to think that the legislature will move on this, but it’s also for a governor. trailing in the polls and struggling for survival, an item that is really really important.”

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A research paper looking at how “tight” or “loose” a state is puts Pennsylvania near the middle. But Messiah College History Professor Jim Legrand says he's not sure whether the authors actually hit on the most pivotal factors.

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"Though there are fewer jobs in production, employers like Oberg are having a hard time finding qualified employees. Workforce development organizations like the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board have made manufacturing a priority, but the lack of skilled employees persists."

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Oberg Industries’ http //www oberg com/ tucked away buildings in Freeport Pennsylvania are easy to miss But inside the nondescript structures are tidy rows of machinery worth hundreds of thousands
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to restore public trust in the state Department of Health. The agency was recently accused by former employees of having policies aimed at muzzling its workers on the issue of natural gas drilling.

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Governor Corbett is slated to update the public about the status of the state budget lawmakers have sent him.

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At the field hearing held by the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Barletta pointed to a picture showing crowds of children on tops of train cars. "There's currently an American military man sitting in a Mexico prison for illegally crossing the border, and I can't help but looking at this picture, and it certainly doesn't seem like these people were very hard to find, coming through Mexico illegally."

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witf is a valued source of educational, inspiring and creative content for adults and children in every community in the Central Pennsylvania region. witf’s programs and services reach nearly two million citizens in more than 17 counties in Central Pennsylvania. witf comprises public broadcasting stations witf TV, witf 89.5 and 93.3, the news networks RadioPA and Public Radio Capital News, the monthly regional magazine Central PA, website witf.org, Educational Services, and Media Solutions.
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