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Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

By at March 31, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 45 Comments

Searching for Statesmen, Fire in the Pennsylvania Senate

In this edition of Searching for Statesmen the importance of fire sprinklers and the fight in Pennsylvania’s legislature to repeal a new mandatory law requiring all new construction of single and double family homes come equipped with sprinklers. Host Mark Singel explores why the Sprinkler Law (H.B. 377) is so important. Singel a former Lt. Governor is urging everyone to reach out to their Senators and urge them not to repeal H.B. 377 — mandatory sprinklers could save as many as 200 lives a year in Pennsylvania.

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Credibility in Question at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

By at March 31, 2011 | 12:57 pm | 4 Comments

Credibility in Question at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvanian’s now truly must question whose in charge of policing gas drillers in the Marcellus Shale. Inspectors with the Department of Environmental Protection can no longer issue citations to companies without getting prior approval from new DEP Secretary Michael Krancer.

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The World’s Top Scientists are Sorting out Japan’s Complex Nuclear Nightmare

By at March 31, 2011 | 12:02 pm | 1 Comments

The World’s Top Scientists are Sorting out Japan’s Complex Nuclear Nightmare

Excessive levels of radiation have been found in a village nearly 25 miles away from the chaos that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 31, 2011 | 10:42 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, excessive radiation is turning up as far as 25 miles from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, but Japanese authorities are still telling folks within an 18 mile radius to abandon their homes. The level of radiation is also rising in seawater. In Pennsylvania, inspectors with the DEP first have to get approval from DEP Secretary Michael Krancer before issuing citations. This is a sudden departure and it is unprecedented. Environmental groups are extremely concerned about the changes.

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Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

By at March 30, 2011 | 11:35 am | 2 Comments

Nothing comes easy at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant

There are no easy answers and no quick fixes at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. A new obstacle to resolve is the rising level of radiation in seawater near the facility, which tested out at thousands of times above what is considered acceptable.

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Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:32 am | 3 Comments

Sam Smith’s Grand Plan

Pennsylvania’s House Speaker Sam Smith says fewer bodies will go a long way in helping to streamline state government. On Tuesday, Smith unveiled a measure that could take a decade to bring to fruition.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 30, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly three weeks have passed since an earthquake and tsunami nearly destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, and problems keep multiplying. In Pennsylvania, House Speaker Sam Smith introduced a bill that would eliminate 50 members of the House. Smith believes it will go a long way toward make that legislative body more efficient.

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Blood for Oil

By at March 29, 2011 | 2:23 pm | 101 Comments

Blood for Oil

Let’s start with the most comical. A few days ago, at a fundraiser in Florida, Vice President Biden had a reporter “sequestered”, in a walk-in closet, to prevent him from interacting with the guests (he was allowed out to cover Biden’s speech, making me question whether his press people understand that Biden is truly the greater embarrassment risk).

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Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

By at March 29, 2011 | 10:49 am | 3 Comments

Is Pennsylvania’s Water out of Reach Of Japan’s Radioactive Crisis

Radioactive water leaking from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ground and Pacific Ocean are cause for concern in Pennsylvania and other states. Governor Tom Corbett says tests confirm that public drinking water is safe.

However, low levels of iodine… Read the rest

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An Awful Discovery at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:58 am | 2 Comments

An Awful Discovery at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says is now in a state of maximum alert. “The quake, tsunami and the nuclear accident are the biggest crisis for Japan” in decades, Kan told Parliament.

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