Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Smart Talk Interview Is Now On-Line

If you missed it this morning, I was a guest on WITF Smart Talk (WIFT is Harrisburg's NPR station) with Barbara Franco, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. We discussed Ed Rendell's recent budget cuts to Pennsylvania historical sites. You can read my recent Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed piece on the subject here and here.

We had a great conversation about these issues with Smart Talk host Scott Lamar. The fact that the phone boards were lighting up and the station was inundated with e-mails from listeners suggests that people are passionate about history. As Barbara Franco told me before the show, it does not seem as if Rendell and the legislators in Harrisburg are really in touch with the people of Pennsylvania on this one.

You can listen to the conversation at the Smart Talk website.