Our hope is to alert readers to the important interviews and insights that each show in their region offers.
Tragedy on the track…2 race horses die as horrified spectators look on. On NBC10 @Issue Sunday morning we discuss what’s being done to keep future thoroughbreds and their jockeys safe. Plus will you ever have the money to retire? a startling study finds many in our area must choose between working much longer or living in poverty. Finally community empowerment…the urban league of Philadelphia expands its reach.
Face the State
CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m. (Rerun PCN-9:00 a.m.)
We have Rep. Nick Kotik from western PA. We’re talking about gaming in PA, gridlock in the State Legislature and presidential politics. Tony and Charlie are in for analysis. John Micek from the Patriot News is back for commentary.
PCN-Thursday-7:00 p.m. (Rerun Sunday-9:00 p.m.)
Journalists Roundtable visits the Allentown Morning Call this week to discuss the race for U.S. Senate, which pits incumbent Pat Toomey, a Lehigh Valley resident, against challenger Katie McGinty; and an FBI probe of Allentown and Reading, Pennsylvania officials that has resulted in numerous guilty pleas, including political consultant Mike Fleck, who was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski campaign manager. Also, the local opinion on the presidential candidates and issues such as the Neighborhood Improvement Zone in Allentown, which is attracting nearly $1 billion in downtown development in exchange for waiving state and local tax dollars if funds are reinvested to create jobs. These topics, as well as Allentown’s diversity and revitalization, will be discussed by this week’s guests: Laura Olson, the Morning Call’s Washington Correspondent; Emily Opilo, reporter; and Bob Orenstein, the Morning Call’s Town Square Opinion Page Content Editor.
KD/PG Sunday Edition
This Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and David Shribman, Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
A special, Memorial Day Weekend edition of this broadcast, as we discuss the real purpose of the holiday: to remember those men and women of the American armed forces, who sacrificed their lives, in defense of this country.
Staff Sgt. Joshua Caskey, USMC (retired), from Cranberry Township, is a Purple Heart recipient, who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a suicide bomb, in Iraq, in 2007. Caskey’s brother – Joseph – was killed in Afghanistan, in
2010, another brother recently returned from tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and their grandfather and parents all served in the military.
Benjamin Stahl, from Swissvale, is a Navy veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and now serves as Interim Executive Director of the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
Our guests will talk about what Memorial Day means, to them, the challenges of the modern American military force — who experience multiple tours of duty — and a special program at Robert Morris University’s Oral History Center (both Caskey and Stahl are alumni of RMU) – called, “The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Project”, in which interviews are conducted with those who have served in the Global War on Terror, and are then placed in a research database, for preservation.
Please join Ken Rice and David Shribman, for the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., right after CBS’ “Face the Nation”, on KDKA-TV, and have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.
WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, May 29th at 11:30 AM
WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, May 30th at 8:30 PM
WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, June 4th at 9:30 AM
WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, June 4th at 9:30 AM
This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a discussion of the employment of folks with disabilities, with Lewis Hall, Digital Community Manager for #IWantToWork, State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24th district), and David W. Patti, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Andy Carter, President and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, for a discussion of legislation that would grant full practice authority for nurse practitioners. Link here.
The Sunday Business Page
This Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page”, with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:
A family – whose name is immediately associated with McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania – is back, in the baking business, with an expanded presence, on Chartiers Avenue. “5 Generation Bakers” continues to produce its famous, Jenny Lee baked goods – including their popular cinnamon swirl bread, but is also offering some fresh foods, at their location, with plans for a coffee bar. Scott Baker – President of “5 Generation Bakers” – and Denice Beccard – their Quality Assurance Officer – join Jon Delano, with details, about this economic boost, to McKees Rocks.
Then, we’ll find out about a new, exciting initiative, in the City of Pittsburgh’s school district, to encourage African-American male students to consider teaching, as a career. Our guests include Melissa Friez – Principal, at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School (formerly, Taylor Allderdice), Anne Holly Neely – mathematics and “Pittsburgh Promise-readiness” teacher, at Pittsburgh Allderdice, and Elijah Bruce – a “Pittsburgh Promise-ready” sophomore, at the school. (This initiative is also being conducted at Pittsburgh Carrick, Brashear, and Milliones High Schools and Middle School.)
Finally, Rosedale Technical College is becoming a growing center of modern, high-tech, non-traditional, vocational training – with a great promise of employment, for its graduates. Dennis Wilke – President of Rosedale Technical – talks with Jon Delano about filling the shortages in the trade workforce, that will be experienced, as “baby boomers” retire, as well as a special effort, to recruit women students, to consider a technical career.
Please join Jon Delano, Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., for “The Sunday Business Page”, on KDKA-TV, and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.