A House-Senate conference committee is now working to finalize and iron out the differences between the tax reform packages approved by both Republican-controlled bodies.
Republican Congressman Lloyd Smucker, representative of portions of Berks, Chester and Lancaster Counties, appears on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the bills.
We hold ourselves to high standards of accuracy and fairness. With that in mind, due to a communications error on our part, I was under the impression that Congressman Smucker had only agreed to appear on Smart Talk for 10 minutes Wednesday when in fact the 10 minutes was at our suggestion, because of a tight schedule. We regret the miscommunication and hope to have Congressman Smucker on the program in the future for a longer period of time, so that we can go more in depth on issues and take phone calls and email comments as well.
Between 1939 and 1948, Henry Norwood “Barney” Ewell was considered the fastest man in the world. Ewell was born into poverty in Harrisburg, attended McCaskey High in Lancaster where he became the state’s leading track star and went on to win 12 gold medals in college meets while at Penn State.
Because of delays due to WWII, Ewell had to wait until 1948 to compete in the Olympics where he won gold on the 4 X 100 relay team. He continued to compete throughout Europe and Australia, eventually retiring to Lancaster. He passed in 1996 at the age of 78.
Today, a group in Lancaster is working to preserve the memory of Barney Ewell through memorabilia collected throughout his life, including Olympic medals and souvenirs from his travels. On the Wednesday edition of WITF’s Smart Talk, we talk about preserving Barney Ewell’s legacy with Jeremiah Miller, coordinator of the McCaskey High School Alumni Association and former Lancaster County Commissioner and nephew of Ewell, Ron Ford.
Also, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is committed to overturning Obama-era net neutrality rules that ensured equal access and delivery speeds for all web sites. The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to rollback the regulations in May which would allow companies like Verizon and AT&T to charge sites for high speed delivery and block competitors of big-ticket sites like Amazon or Facebook.
Robert Frieden, a Penn State professor of Telecommunications and Law argues that pay-per service would allow telecom companies to upgrade their infrastructure globally, stating ” . . . when you subsidize access in these lesser developed countries, you provide an opportunity to see what the internet is all about.”
Smart Talk will discuss net neutrality with Frieden and Andrew Hacker, Harrisburg University’s Cybersecurity Expert in Residence.
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