Smart Talk: Pennsylvania voters’ views on 2020 general election

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The Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion recently completed a post-election survey of Pennsylvanians who participated in the 2020 general election.

The questions surveyed included the most controversial topics of this election: mail-in ballots, ensuring a secure election, and the perception of voter fraud.

Christopher Borick, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science and the Institute Director and he joins Smart Talk Thursday to share the survey results.

An insider’s view of criminal justice reform

Former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bill DeWeese, a Democrat from southwestern Pennsylvania, was convicted on theft of services charges almost a decade ago, when it was alleged that his staff was campaigning on government time.

DeWeese was sentenced to 30 to 60 months in prison and served just under two years. He appears on Smart Talk Thursday to share his perspective on criminal justice reform during the pandemic.

Toward Racial Justice returns in 2021 with a look ahead

WITF’s series of virtual community conversations, produced to address systemic racism in Central Pennsylvania and beyond, returns Thursday, February 4 at 7pm on WITF’s YouTube Channel.

Series moderator Charles Ellison, executive producer & host of “Reality Check” on WURD in Philadelphia appears on Smart Talk to relay the goals for TRJ in the new year. We’ll also look back at the highlights from the past year.