On The Issues
“On The Issues” features lawmakers and others who influence public policy. Thirty minutes long, it’s an one-on-one interview that takes the time to go below the surface of the debates at the State Capitol, and parse the small details of pieces of legislation with the legislatures and advocates of it.
“On The Issues” builds on the foundation of headlines and sound-bites to bring you the complete picture. Get a deeper understanding of the latest proposals that may become tomorrow’s laws. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8PM, with a one-episode re-air every Sunday.
(VIDEO) Val Arkoosh is an obstetric anesthesiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She wants to bring a physician’s point of view to health care policy in Washington. As a former president of the National Physicians Alliance, she says her Master’s Degree in Public Health will help her make a difference outside the exam room.
(VIDEO) Manan Trivedi is a primary care doctor who has run for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district on two other occasions: 2010 and 2012. He says if he is elected to congress, he would bring about “refreshing change.” With incumbent Jim Gerlach having announced his retirement, and no other Democrats vying for a spot on the May primary ballot, Dr. Trivedi has a clear path to the general election.
(VIDEO) Sen. Rob Teplitz wants to bring attention to several ideas in the legislature that would change the rules for the way public officials are permitted to conduct their business.
(VIDEO) Before this run for congress, Daylin Leach made his positions on marriage equality and the legalization of marijuana well-known in the PA Senate. Sen. Leach told PoliticsPA that this seat could be one of the most progressive in the nation. He’s looking forward to working on foreign policy.
(VIDEO) Brandon Neuman wants voters to remember that he was the lead lawmaker that pushed for more investigation in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. In addition to his bid for Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, he’s running for re-election to his current position as a member of the PA House of Representatives from Washington County.