Environmental Concerns, Stimulus Oversight, and Cell Phone Ban

Originally aired on March 29th, 2009

This week's Pennsylvania Newsmakers centers around a discussion of some important issues before the state legislature, with State Senator Mike Brubaker and State Rep. Josh Shapiro. Topics include Senator Brubaker's proposal to create an oversight committee to monitor stimulus money, and Rep. Shapiro's bill to ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving. Then Jan Jarrett, President and CEO of PennFUTURE, joins host Terry Madonna for a discussion of the environmental concerns around the drilling of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, and renewable energy standards. Video streaming of the entire program is available on the right.

Airing on the following stations:

  • WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, March 29th at 11:00 AM
  • WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia)Monday, March 30th at 8:30 PM
  • WKBS 47 (Altoona)Saturday, April 4th at 11:30 AM
  • WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh)Saturday, April 4th at 11:30 AM
  • CATV Channel 8Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 PMWednesday, April 2nd at 1:00 PM

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