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.
Carson Dee Adcock is a businessman who took a small retail establishment and turned it into a multi-state company that sells equipment for swimming pools. He says his success has allowed him to live the American Dream, and he wants to get the economy going again by NOT growing government. This is his second campaign for this congressional seat; the first time was back in 2010. April 28, 8 pm.
Over a highly-publicized vote for President Bill Clinton’s budget, Marjorie Margolies lost this congressional seat when the district was more conservative. Now, she wants to go back to Washington. The experience she had there before was a lesson that taught her that a single lawmaker can make a difference. April 29, 8 pm.
(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.