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Capital Connection – Spying on Each Other – 11/17/23



Family Life’s “Capital Connection”

Capital Connection offers you insiders’ insight on social, cultural and political issues which affect the people of Pennsylvania, New Work, and the entire nation.

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer “dig deep” on the issues that matter from both state capitals.  Among the topics happening this week on “Capital Connection”:

  • Surveilling Conservatives
  • Rethinking the Regents Exams
  • Shielding Abortion Doctors  

Jason McGuire leads New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. Michael Geer is president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

This is our Friday news feature during the Family Life Noon Report. Previous roundtables with these two veteran commentators and other NY and PA opinion leaders are available from the Family Life News Podcasts page. Search for “Capital Connection“.

 


Capital Connection – Election Lessons & Campus Chaos – 11/10/23



Family Life’s “Capital Connection”

Among the “top topics” making news this week:

  • The Democratic Party is celebrating November 7 election results, while Republicans talk about regrouping, again.  Our panel takes stock on the implications of Tuesday’s vote.
  • Combatting Hate on the College Campus — it’s a national trend, and some PA and NY schools have made national news

These are some of the issues happening in Albany and Harrisburg this week, and you will hear commentary and analysis of current news on “Capital Connection”.

 

Michael Geer, the president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, and Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, join Family Life News for our weekly roundtable on current political and cultural issues affecting residents of the Commonwealth and of the Empire State

Listen for “Capital Connection” during Friday’s Family Life Noon Report (online and on the air). This feature is also posted on our news podcasts pages, accessible 24/7 for listening, subscribing, downloading or sharing.


Capital Connection – 11/03/23



        Family Life’s “Capital Connection

PA House Bills Infringe on Religious Freedom  /  Pregnancy Care Centers subject to Discrimination  /  A Rocky Rollout to Marijuana Inc.

Christian Watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer work everyday to preserve faith and freedom in the public square.  They’re also talking about it on the radio.  Here’s what’s happening this week in Albany and Harrisburg.

For their voters guides, banquet information, position papers, issues updates and banquet information:


Capital Connection – 10/27/23



Family Life’s “Capital Connection

Voters (at least some of us) go to the polls soon for the smaller-but-important odd-year elections. A preview of the 2023 PA and NY issues, plus the voting schedule

Why Ava’s Law is Worth Supporting (with an eye toward its intersection with abortion)

Transgender Surgeries on Kids in our two states

 

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer offer their weekly commentary on the latest news from the state capitals in Albany and Harrisburg. 

For further information on the issues and events discussed this week:

  • PA Family’s banquet November 6: Riley Gaines (University of Kentucky swimmer) & Seth Dillon (The Babylon Bee)
  • New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom’s commentary on Ava’s Law and loss of an infant
  • November 7 Election Previews: New York & Pennsylvania

Capital Connection – Local war protests, PA’s March for Life, NY’s ban on fossil fuels – 10/20/23



Capital Connection” on Family Life

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer discuss the latest issues in the news from Albany and Harrisburg, but first our weekly roundtable guests “weigh in” on the latest developments from the war in Israel.

On this week’s edition of “Capital Connection”:

  • The “Reach” of Free “Speech” when it comes to the Hamas war against Israel
  • A March for Life recap
  • New York’s Gas Ban goes to court

“Capital Connection” is on the radio each Friday during the Family Life Noon Report. You also can catch these conversations online — and share them with others. All of our Family Life News Podcasts are available to listen, download, subscribe to your phone/device/e-mail.


Capital Connection – Migrants & Jobs, the March for Life, and more – 10/06/23



Pennsylvania’s upcoming “March For Life”, New York’s policies for border-crossing migrants and work permits, and the tangled rollout of a legalized marijuana marketplace in the Empire State.

Jason McGuire and Michael Geer are fighting to protect the rights of Christians in the public square.  This week’s “Capital Connection” feature explores what’s happening this week at the state capitals in Harrisburg and Albany


Capital Connection – Prisons, Borders, DEI – 09/15/23



Family Life’s “Capital Connection”

A prison escapee was taken back into custody this week, after the convicted murderer was on the lam for two weeks. This is the fourth recent prison break in Pennsylvania.

The Biden administration has offered new money and 50 federal workers in response to Governor Hochul’s request for help to deal with 110,000 border-crossers now in the state.

DEI programs are pushing “diversity, equity, and inclusion” into mandated school curricula.

These are some of the issues happening in Albany and Harrisburg this week, and you will hear commentary and analysis of current news on “Capital Connection”.

 

Michael Geer, the president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, and Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, join Bob Price for our weekly roundtable on current political and cultural issues affecting residents of both states.

Listen for “Capital Connection” during Friday’s Family Life Noon Report (online and on the air). This feature is also posted on our news podcasts pages, accessible 24/7 for listening, subscribing, downloading or sharing.


Capital Connection – Migrants, Marijuana, Motivating voters – 09/08/23



Family Life’s “Capital Connection”

This week marks the “season premiere” of Capital Connection, our Friday noon News Feature with a roundtable of experts on social, cultural and political issues which affect the people of Pennsylvania, New Work, and the entire nation.

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer are back from a well-deserved summer break and they “dig deep” on the issues that matter from the state capitals of Harrisburg and Albany.  Among the topics happening this week on “Capital Connection”:

  • Migrant crisis
  • Marijuana Inc.
  • How Pro-Lifers can win again at the ballot box

Jason McGuire leads New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. Michael Geer heads the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

Previous roundtables with these two veteran commentators and other NY and PA opinion leaders are available from the Family Life News Podcasts page. Search for “Capital Connection“.


School Choice Bill vetoed in PA – 07/06/23



After a tenuous debate and weeks of negotiation, the Pennsylvania legislature agreed to a budget bill which would allow “the money to follow the student”. State Representative Clint Owlett authored the “Life-Line Scholarship” program which would have given families school-choice options, including to move their student from a school which does not serve the student well.

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced this week that he would use his executive authority to strike that element out of the new law.

Family Life News aired an extended interview with Owlett to get more background, plus his reaction to these latest developments.


Capital Connection – 06/30/23



In our final broadcast of this legislative season, The Capital Connection crew “chime in” on new laws signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in 2023, plus the still-ongoing budget battle in Harrisburg.

Websites mentioned during this roundtable:

Family Life’s “Capital Connection” returns after the summer break, to follow legislative and social issues with specific impact on New York and Pennsylvania. This news feature airs Fridays during the Noon Report, with interview highlights in our other newscasts. The most-recent episode and all of the archives are available on the News Podcasts page at familylife.org.