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Capital Connection – 03/24/23

In our weekly Friday Roundtable, our “Capital Connection” guests analyze cultural news and governmental issues of note in our two states.

This week, timely topics for Michael Gear (Pennsylvania Family Institute) and Jason McGuire (New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms) include:

  • Gun rights legislation
  • Fossil fuels — economics and/or the environment
  • Big growth in a “Northern Invasion”



Capital Connection – 03/17/23

It’s our weekly update on governmental and social issues making news in Pennsylvania and New York, including:

  • Free Speech on College Campuses
  • Abortion Drugs in NY
  • The Move to make Marijuana Legal in PA

Christian watchdogs Michael Geer and Jason McGuire dive deep into the issues that matter at the state capitals in Harrisburg and Albany.  Stay informed with the latest offering of “Capital Connection”.

Capital Connection – PA & NY Budgets – 03/10/23

State budget negotiations are heating up in Albany and Harrisburg

Officials in both New York and Pennsylvania have spending blueprints.  This week on Family Life’s Capital Connection we take a deep dive into how the governmental budget plans impact you.

Plus get up to date with other local issues and social debates with Michael Geer and Jason McGuire.  

Capital Connection – 03/03/23

“Hochul’s War on Gas, Shapiro’s Budget Address and America’s Falling Marriage Rate”

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer “sound off” on the issues in the news this week from the state capitals of Albany and Harrisburg.


Capital Connection – 02/24/23

Capital Connection” is our weekly Friday Roundtable to explore public issues and governmental actions, in Pennsylvania and New York.

Hear faith-based commentary from Jason McGuire and Michael Geer.

On this week’s menu:

  • Spiritual fervor among young people — and not only at Asbury University
  • Death penalty considerations in NY and PA, including Josh Shapiro’s revised position on capital punishment
  • School districts must choose “all” or “none” as outside groups ask to promote new clubs
  • A returning proposal to force all NY health care into government-operated programs

Capital Connection – Guns in Church, Pot in PA – 02/10/23

Guns in Church, Pot in Pennsylvania, and whether Black History Month had its focus stolen.

Dan Barkowiak with the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Steven Hayford with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms discuss governmental and social issues in the news. Capital Connection host Bob Price takes us to Albany and Harrisburg each Friday.


Capital Connection – 02/03/23

On Family Life’s first “Capital Connection” roundtable of February:

  •    PA:  Lessons learned from the federal trial of pro-life activist Mark Houck
  •    PA:  What the House power struggle means for citizens
  •    NY:  What can 227 Billion Dollars buy?
  •    NY   A required “Woke” course for every first-year SUNY student?

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire (New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms) and Michael Geer (Pennsylvania Family Institute) discuss these and other weighty topics in the news each week.  They hold our two states’ elected leaders accountable as each digs deep on the issues impacting faith and families.


Capital Connection – Equality Amendment, Legalizing another drug – 01/27/23

  • What’s not to like about the “Equality Amendment”?
  • A prominent Pro-Lifer on trial in Philadelphia.
  • More key public issues in Pennsylvania and New York.

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer discuss the weighty issues in the news from Albany and Harrisburg.  Let’s take a 10-minute, “deep dive” into state politics.

Capital Connection – 01/20/23

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer take a deep dive each Friday on the issues and events impacting people of faith all across New York and Pennsylvania.  Here’s what’s happening this week ….

  • The national March for Life rallies pro-life adovcates in the nation’s capital.
  • “Judging” a Judge — Chief Justice nominee Hector LaSalle faces senators in New York’s capital.
  • What kind of Governor will Josh Shapiro be, as he becomes governor in the capital of Pennsylvania?

Capital Connection – Harrisburg, Albany, and a Cincinnati Hospital – 01/13/23

Life “Issues”

Government Dysfunction

The Power of Prayer

Christian watchdogs Jason McGuire and Michael Geer discuss the “thorny issues” ripped from the headlines that people of faith are paying attention to all over Pennsylvania and New York. Bob Price hosts our weekly roundtable.