Tonight on “The Public Forum”- An inside look at Interphase Materials, a startup spun out of the University of Pittsburgh

The Public Forum is a bi‑monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where Cohen & Grigsby Lobbyists and various guests discuss hot issues impacting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and the business community.

Our host for tonight’s show is guest host David Kalson, Chair of the Emerging Business and Technology group at Cohen & Grigsby, with guest Dr. Noah Snyder, President and CEO of Interphase Materials.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – May 10, 2017

In case you missed the talk, here is the May 10, 2017 podcast.

Our host was Brian Turk with guest, David Spigelmyer, President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Our next Cohen & Grigsby show will air on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Listen and hear local, state and federal perspectives.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Tonight on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a bi‑monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where Cohen & Grigsby Lobbyists and various guests discuss hot issues impacting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and the business community.

Our host for tonight’s show is Brian Turk with guest, David Spigelmyer, President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Just a Coupla things on my mind!

In a world of uncertainty, be it in Washington where President Trump and the Republican House and Senate majorities are grappling with the difficulties of actually governing, or in Harrisburg where the Governor and the General Assembly are staring down a 3 billion dollar hole without the benefit of increasing revenue with the use of any broad based tax there IS one certainty:

Mayor Bill Peduto will be re-elected to a new 4 year term.

As a matter of fact—and history—no incumbent Democratic Mayor who has sought re-election has lost—since 1937.

My math, which isn’t great—that’s why I chose politics as a profession—tells me that is an 80 year streak.

Mayor Peduto has run a forward thinking, scandal free administration without any real drama. His opponents are underfunded and relatively unknown.

So there is nothing to upset this incredible streak.

Pittsburgh is a small town that is adverse to change in its political leaders. The machinery of incumbency: command of free media, ribbon cutting and fixing potholes is difficult or impossible to overcome.

Get your seats early for the re-inauguration next January.

As for Harrisburg, two perennial favorites are back in the news: gaming expansion and liquor privatization. Driving both of these issues in the aforementioned need for new revenues.

Will we be able to buy our bourbon at Giant Eagle? Play video poker legally in our local tavern?

Stay tuned.

By Nello Giorgetti

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – April 12, 2017

In case you missed the talk, here is the April 12, 2017 podcast.

Our host was Nello Giorgetti with guest, Gladys Brown, Chair of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

Our next Cohen & Grigsby show will air on May 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Listen and hear local, state and federal perspectives.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Tonight on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a bi monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where Cohen & Grigsby Lobbyists and various guests discuss hot issues impacting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and the business community.

Our host for tonight’s show is Nello Giorgetti with guest, Gladys Brown, Chair of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – November 24, 2014

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our November 24, 2014 inaugural show.

Hosts were Rob Vescio and Nello Giorgetti from C&G and the guests were the next Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai and Senate Democratic Leader, Jay Costa.

Our next show will air on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.  Guests will include Michelle Figlar, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children and Vince Gastgeb, Assistant Vice President Corporate & Government Affairs for the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Hope you will join us!

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

C&G’s Public Affairs Team Launches “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where hosts from our Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs Team and various guests discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg and D.C. and the business community.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

Our Hosts for tonight’s show are Rob Vescio and Nello Giorgetti with guests, the next Speaker of The House Mike Turzai and Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa.

If you miss tonight’s airing we will post a podcast to this site soon.