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Conversations Live: Impact of the Budget Impasse

Governor Tom Wolf announced that he’d allow a budget closure package to pass, but without his signature, saying he still thinks the budget is unsound. The Pennsylvania state budget impasse lasted 266 days. Patty Satalia discusses what caused this historic standoff, its impact on schools and nonprofits, and what it means for future budget negotiations with guests Robert Strauss, a professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University; Rick Roush, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences; and G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll.

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Ozempic, Weight Loss and Health

Posted on January 26, 2024

A new class of weight-loss drugs is helping a growing number of people lose weight and keep it off. We talk with two experts about the role of genetics, diet and exercise when it comes to weight, and medications like Ozempic.

 

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Cooking at Home

Posted on May 3, 2021

Cooking at home has taken on a whole new life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantining have left millions of people not just with spare time to cook, but a necessity to cook at home. How have our attitudes towards cooking and food changed over the last year? How has it affected where we get our food and our local restaurants? And what kind of cooking trends are likely to remain in a post-pandemic world?

 

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