Smart Talk: Byrnes Health Education Center hits milestone – Five actions to help threatened and endangered species

The Byrnes Health Education Center is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. What started in York has reached out across the country and delivered seven and a half million health lessons to children and adults.

Much has changed when it comes to health and health education over the past 25 years. Back then, there wasn’t vaping or Obamacare — let alone a President Obama. On Tuesday’s program, we examine the health concerns that Americans had then and what are the issues that require or they want education on today.

Appearing on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the history of health education and what’s important today are Anne Bahn, President/CEO, Byrnes Health Education Center,
Jamie Reisinger, Vice President of Education, Byrnes Health Education Center, and Chris Baldrige, Executive Director, Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation along with the Center’s Founder
Susan P. Byrnes.

Five actions to help threatened and endangered species

How can an animal or plant recover enough to be taken off the endangered species list? A group of educators studied that question and found time on the list, money and being an animal with a backbone – a vertebrae — helps. Forty-six species have been removed from the endangered species list.

Researchers listed five factors that decision-makers can take to accelerate the recovery of imperiled species.

Millersville University Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aaron Haines contributed to the research that centered on recovering species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and joins us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk.


Pa. Republican lawmakers and the U.S. Capitol attack

As part of WITF’s commitment to standing with facts, and because the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attempt to overthrow representative democracy in America, we are marking elected officials’ connections to the insurrection. Read more about this commitment.

In stories, we will use language that identifies lawmakers who took at least one of these actions: signed on to a Texas lawsuit aimed at invalidating Pennsylvania’s election; signed on to a state House or a state Senate letter urging Congressional representatives to object to or delay certification; and voted against certification. Those actions supported President Donald Trump’s election-fraud lie, causing many of his supporters to believe incorrectly that the election had been stolen, and that led to an assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The list of lawmakers is here.