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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 8, 2011 | 9:00 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital; the latest on the showdown in Washington over a spending plan to keep the government operating. In Japan, an aftershock kills two and further delays work on gaining control of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and in Pennsylvania more tests to ensure that water flowing through the Marcellus shale is not contaminated.

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Mistakes and Optimism in Japan

By at April 1, 2011 | 10:30 am | 1 Comments

Mistakes and Optimism in Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking during a televised news conference on Friday, “we will do whatever it takes to win the battle.” Three weeks ago, an earthquake and tsunami redefined Japan.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 29, 2011 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a grim discovery at the Fukushima nuclear power plant: plutonium is turning up in the soil. That is another strong indicator that the plant has experienced at least a partial melt down of fuel rods. In Pennsylvania and a handful of other states growing concerns that Japan’s nuclear crisis could spill over. Conclusive tests show Iodine 131 in some of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Its a byproduct of rain and nuclear specialists say the level is well below the acceptable rate. Auditor General Jack Wagner wants to hold hearings on what to do with tobacco settlement money. It has always been earmarked for health care, but now Governor Corbett wants to shift how the state spends that cash.

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Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

By at January 14, 2011 | 10:28 am | 640 Comments

Is School Choice the right formula for Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital Education Reporter Jan Chaplick looks at both ends of SB1 — a proposed bill to enhance school choice. There are strong feelings that it will give disadvantaged kids a quality education, but opponents say that’s flawed thinking.

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