The Spark Weekly

Series produced by WITF

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Great questions spark better understanding.

The Spark fosters a deeper understanding of the world and its people in Pennsylvania.

We ignite curiosity through shared, compelling storytelling that inspires conversation and encourages exploration.

We will call on those with lived experience and knowledge to provide a balanced perspective and better insight.


15 Pieces

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Coming up on this week's program. A new book about how star baseball players like Babe Rith and Shoeless Jow Jackson avoided military service in W...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 46:30
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Coming up on this week's edition of The Spark Weekly: We hear about the hundred-year-old stories of prostitution, gambling and drinking in Lancast...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 46:25
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Coming up this week. A Cumberland County woman talks about her experience on PBS' Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., where she lea...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 46:23
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Coming up on this week's episode of The Spark Weekly. Two Philadelphia Inquirer reporters that have investigated forever chemicals of PFAs that go...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 46:24
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Coming up on this week's edition of The Spark Weekly: Shannon Powers, Press Secretary with the Department of Agriculture joins us to speak about f...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2024
  • Length: 46:22
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On this week's edition of The Spark Weekly, Scott Lamar speaks with Professor Matt Wilson about Susquehanna University's Freshwater Research Insti...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 46:25
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On today's special episode of The Spark Weekly, Marquis Lupton speaks with Kira St. Clair, who lost her brother in a tragic fire, Olliette Murry-Dr...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 46:25
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On this week's program... The government reform group Fair Districts PA describes Pennsylvania's state legislature as dysfunctional and unproducti...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2024
  • Length: 46:26
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On this week's edition of The Spark Weekly: The Pennsylvania State police and PennDOT are education or reminding motorists during Highway Safety L...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 46:25
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On this episode of The Spark Weekly: Honeybees have been dying by the millions over the last 15 years, but beekeepers may be the key to saving the...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 46:28
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On this week's program, we speak with Berwood Yost about the latest Franklin and Marshall College poll. Also on the program, what we can learn abo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2024
  • Length: 46:20
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Coming up on The Spark Weekly, Scott LaMar speaks with Author Joel Burcat about his newest novel Reap The Wind, which is a fictional account of th...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 46:12
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On this week's edition of The Spark Weekly, Pennsylvania high school students will be takin classes on financial literacy in the near future, also ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 43:56
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This week, we talk with the author of a new book about dissent and the significant role it has played in American history. Also on the program, we ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 43:58
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8 people’s lives come together in a mass shooting in novel American Roulette, and Mister Motivation "Wakes The Beast" with his 5 M's curriculum.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 44:00