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Sunday Show Preview: May 7th, 2017

InsideStory050717_DA Forum 2Every 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.

This Week in Pennsylvania

WHTM/Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York – Sunday at 11am

WBRE/Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazelton – Sunday 630am

WTAJ/Johnstown-Altoona-State College – Sunday 630am

WJET/Erie – Sunday 10am

WHAG/Hagerstown, MD – Sunday 7am

WETM/Elmira, New York – Sunday 7am

We will rundown the week’s headlines including the Scott Wagner slap heard around the state and Congressman Bill Shuster upbraiding airline industry executives in a Transportation Committee hearing. We will also discuss the death penalty and mandatory minimum sentencing with Dauphin County DA Ed Marsico, who is the legislative director with the PA District Attorneys Association. Eric Frein recently was sentenced to death by a jury in Pike County. But will he ever be executed? Probably  not, because there’s a Governor Wolf moratorium on capital punishment pending a legislative study on the topic. Problem is, that comprehensive study started in 2006, was supposed to be completed two years ago, and is still nowhere in sight. We’ll conclude the show discussing Lyme Disease. PA is the number one state in the nation in terms of diagnosed cases. Is the state, medical community and insurance industry doing enough to help?


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

ISIS Online: This week on nbc ten at issue: Terrorists home grown in the Philadelphia region.  

Proceed with caution: A plea from hospitals in Pennsylvania that fear Trumpcare will be devastating for patients and providers.  

Get hired: Advice for new grads on how to stand out in a job interview.  A sure fire way to grab the attention of employers.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

This week our guest is state Senator John Disanto

Inside Story

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

6abc hosts an hour-long Inside Story Candidates Forum for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Race.  Host Monica Malpass questions all 8 candidates – 7 democrats and 1 Republican  – on a host of topics including criminal justice reform, the opioid epidemic, police and community relations, gun control and how each candidate would re-instill confidence and integrity for the office of District Attorney amid the recent scandals.   NEW TIME – Sunday starting 11:00 am.

Teresa Carr Deni (D)

Tariq El-Shabazz (D)

Beth Grossman (R)

Joe Khan (D)

Lawrence Krasner (D)

Rich Negrin  (D)

John O’Neill  (D)

Michael Untermeyer  (D)

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30AM., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and John Allison, Editorial Page Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast – the fallout, from the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of a bill called the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act(ACA), or, “Obamacare”. ACHA was approved by the Republican-controlled House, without a single Democratic vote, and with twenty Republican members voting against the proposal. It now goes to the U.S. Senate – also controlled by Republicans – where it could face a tougher road, to enactment.

Our special guests, are Karen Wolk Feinstein, Ph.D. – President & CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its two operating arms – the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, and Health Care Futures, Martin S. Gaynor, Ph.D. – E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and Sr. Rosemary Donley, S.C., Ph.D. – Professor, and holder of the Jacques Laval Chair for Vulnerable Populations, in Duquesne University’s School of Nursing.

Sr. Donley is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, and also has experience as a nurse practitioner, and, a Fellow, on Capitol Hill.

Please join Ken Rice and John Allison, for this timely broadcast, on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, Sunday morning@11:30AM., on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, May 7th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, May 8th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, May 13th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, May 13th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a journalist roundtable with Angela Couloumbis with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Marc Levy with the Associated Press, and Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief for WITF, who join host Terry Madonna for a discussion of the budget, and the 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial and Senate elections. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@6:30AM., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page”, with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

On this week’s broadcast:

What the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority – ALCOSAN – is doing, to help the quality and cleanliness of our local waterways – a growing issue, in the Pittsburgh community.  We’ll talk with Arthur Tamilia, Esq. – ALCOSAN’s Deputy Executive Director – and Jordan R. Fischbach, Ph.D. – RAND Corporation’s policy researcher, and co-director of its Water & Climate Resilience Center, at the Pardee RAND Graduate School’s Pittsburgh campus – about ALCOSAN’s strategies – and what necessary infrastructure improvements could cost us.

Then, concern, about the impact of potential federal budget cuts – funding free legal services, provided to those, most in need, by non-profit organizations like Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

Our guests include Bob Racunas, J.D. – Executive Director of the Pittsburgh branch of that organization – and Antoinette “Nette” Oliver, J.D. – Chair, of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership – and a partner in the Pittsburgh-based law firm Meyer Unkovic Scott, LLP.

Finally, two brothers from Quebec City, Canada have more than hockey on their minds, this week, in Pittsburgh.  Francois and Vincent Theriault are the co-founders of Surmesur – a menswear retailer, that uses high-tech tools – to help their customers design their own shirts – from the collar and sleeve style and length – to the pattern, material, and color of the item.

They’ll tell you why Downtown Pittsburgh was chosen, for a new Surmesur store.

Please join Jon Delano, for “The Sunday Business Page”, Sunday morning@6:30AM., on KDKA-TV!

2 Responses

  1. “Problem is, that comprehensive study started in 2006, was supposed to be completed two years ago, and is still nowhere in sight.” This is not correct. SR6, the resolution which created the study commission was passed in December of 2011 under Governor Corbett.

  2. Why not have someone who is opposed to the death penalty on the show so that listeners can hear from someone whose job doesn’t depend on looking “tough on crime?”

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