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State Treasurer Rob McCord may not be the front runner for the Democratic nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, but he's right up with the lead pack. While he has yet to receive the party's official nomination, McCord has emerged as the party's de facto nominee. He joins us in studio to discuss where he stands on the issues.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
For many people, familiarity with former U.S. President Andrew Jackson doesn’t go beyond a twenty-dollar bill. However, the man known as Old Hickory lived a colorful life, which is getting the musical treatment in the show Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. We're joined in studio by the show's director Michael McKelvey.
Getting Over the Winter Doldrums
To say it’s been a tough winter would be an understatement. Despite the cold many people have been able to combat cabin fever.This week travel contributor Elaine Labalme offers suggestions to help you overcome the winter doldrums.