What do you know about stroke?/College hoops scandal

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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, March 2, 2018:

Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Strokes occur when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off; brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die, abilities controlled by that area of the brain, such as memory and muscle control, are lost. How a person is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much of the brain is damaged.

Most strokes can be prevented, but research shows that too few people know how to recognize when a stroke is happening. While overall stroke rates are decreasing for the older population, rates are increasing for young and middle-aged people.

Joining us on Friday’s Smart Talk are  Dr. Ray Reichwein, neurologist, and Dr. Kevin Cockroft, neurosurgeon, co-directors of Penn State Health Stroke Center. Also with us is Lucy M Gnazzo, the mother of a 28-year-old woman who suffered a stroke last year and is recovering.

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Dr. Kevin Cockroft and Dr. Ray Reichwein, Penn State Health Stroke Center, Lucy M. Gnazzo

As basketball fans eagerly anticipate March Madness, much attention is now focused on allegations of recruiting improprieties that implicate some of the nation’s most esteemed programs. An FBI investigation alleges loans and payments for entertainment and travel expenses for prospects and their families.  A former Penn State player is one of the players alleged to having received a loan from the agent at the center of the investigation.

Author and Professor Gregory Kaliss, Ph.D, Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Towson University , joins us to discuss this developing scandal.

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Gregory Kaliss, Towson University

ATF on gun shop burglaries; Wilt’s 100 points; Garden show

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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, March 1, 2018:

More than 78 hundred guns were stolen in a record-setting 577 burglaries at the nation’s gun stores last year.  Burglaries at gun shops have increased 70% since 2013 according to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

There have been a rash of burglaries at gun shops in Central Pennsylvania during the past four months.  Seventy-two guns were stolen from Kinsey’s Outdoors in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County last November.  That was one of the largest number of firearms stolen in any one robbery anywhere in the nation.  There was another gun shop burglary in Mount Joy Township and others in Palmyra, Lebanon County and in Highland Township, Adams County.

On Thursday’s Smart Talk, we’re joined by Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge and Charlene Hennessy, Special Agent and Public Information Officer of ATF’s Philadelphia office.  We’ll discuss the burglaries, where the stolen guns end up and how stolen and guns possessed illegally are tracked.

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Donald Robinson, Special Agent in Charge and Charlene Hennessy, Special Agent and Public Information Officer

Also, March 2nd, 1962 – 56 years ago Friday, the Philadelphia Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain scored 100-points against the New York Knicks in a game that was played at what was then called the Hershey Arena.  Chamberlain’s 100 point game set a pro basketball record that stands to this day.  Many people outside of Central Pennsylvania don’t realize the game was played in Hershey.  We speak with author Gary Pomerantz, who wrote the book Wilt 1962 and also a man who was there to witness Wilt’s record-setting effort and has a few stories to tell.

James Hayney was at Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game 56 years ago and now lives in Camp Hill.

Spring is only 20 days away and you can get in the spirit this weekend at the Pennsylvania Garden Show of York  at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall at the York Fairgrounds.  Cher Condor with the Pennsylvania Garden Show of York has a few details about the event.

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