Smart Talk Monday: Safely voting this fall; Flu shots lead to less chance of Alzheimer’s?; Lancaster Water Week

This November’s election will be unlike any other in American history. Voter turnout and subsequently, the candidates that win or lose, could be determined by whether voters feel safe from the COVID-19 virus.

A coalition of non-profits and community leaders has formed VoteSafe PA – a group that says it is dedicated to “an efficient, accessible, secure mail-in ballot process and safe, in-person voting sites that ensure Pennsylvanians won’t have to risk their health for simply standing in line to vote.”

On Monday’s Smart Talk, we’ll learn more from VoteSafe PA co-chairs – former state House Majority Leader Dave Reed and former Congressman Patrick Murphy.

Also on Monday’s Smart Talk, new research indicates flu shots and pneumonia vaccines lead to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. On Smart Talk to tell us more about the research are Dr. Oscar Lopez, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh and Sara Murphy, Vice President of Programs and Services with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.

Finally, we’re in the midst of Lancaster Conservancy Water Week and that includes a series of events to clean up and protect waterways in Lancaster County.

Joining us on Monday’s program to discuss how that’s being done are Fritz Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Community Impact with the Lancaster Conservancy and Allyson Ladley Gibson, coordinator, Lancaster Clean Water Partners.