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Sunday Show Preview: March 22, 2015

MicrophonesEvery Friday afternoon, we provide a preview of the various Sunday morning political talk shows that are filmed and broadcast throughout the commonwealth.

Our hope is to alert readers to the important interviews and insights that each show in their region offers.

We’re just starting out and our hope is this feature will grow with time. So, if there is a program you’d like to recommend or, better yet, you work for a program not yet featured here send us a message (sysnyder@politicspa.com) and we’ll try to include it.

@Issue

NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Renee Chenault-Fattah

Guests: Katie McGinty, Governor Wolf’s Chief of Staff; Prof. Ellen Staurowsky of Drexel University

McGinty will discuss the Governor’s proposed budget and the effect it would have on small businesses. Then Professor Staurowsky, a co-founder of the College Athletics Rights & Empowerment Faculty Coalition will described her advocacy for student athletes and describe why college football and basketball players should be considered employees.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

Host: Rob Hanrahan

Guests: State Senator Vincent Hughes

Sunday, Senator Vincent Hughes (D) 7th District stops by to discuss Governor Wolf’s budget plan. He also talks about his proposal to move voter registration to an “opt-out” system rather than the “opt-in” system the state has right now. Tony May of Triad Strategies and Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications join in the discussion for Democratic and Republican analysis. RJ Harris of WHP 580 is our guest journalist this week to round out the budget discussion.

Inside Story

6abc-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Monica Malpass

Guests: NEWSMAKER – Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of Philadelphia School District

Ajay Raju – Attorney

Brian Tierney – Marketing Executive

Jan Ting – Law Professor

Christine Flowers – Attorney/Journalist

Host Monica Malpass goes one-on-one with Philadelphia School Superintendent Dr. William Hite. They touched on several topics including their balanced budget for this year, the fight for funding for NEXT year’s budget, issues with the SRC and what’s up with those books at Bok?  The Insiders stay on the topic of education here in Philadelphia and as well as across the bridge in Camden, New Jersey, plus discuss who’s leading the pack in the Mayoral race after Jim Kenney gets an endorsement from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

Journalists Roundtable

PCN-Harrisburg-8:30 p.m. (Rerun from Thurs.)

On Journalists Roundtable, we’ll continue our discussions on the PA Budget. Join Steve Esack, Harrisburg Correspondent for The Morning Call, Chris Comisac, Bureau Chief of Capitolwire.com, and Tony Romeo of KDKA 1020AM in Pittsburgh and KYW 1060AM in Philadelphia while they breakdown Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Some of the topics discussed include pensions, property tax, and Gov. Wolf’s proposal to change the tax system. Our host for this week is Larry Kaspar. Link here.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, March 22nd at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, March 22nd at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, March 23rd at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, March 28th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, March 28th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an update on road and bridge repairs, and transportation funding with Bob Latham, Executive Vice President of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Paula Bussard, Chief Strategy Officer for the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, for a discussion of how Governor Wolf’s proposed budget affects hospitals, and Medicaid expansion. Link here.

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