Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 39: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

March 24, 2017

After we do an overview of the week's news, Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll sits down for an interview with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto for the feature of the podcast. Mayor Peduto talks about his start in office, the need for state action on municipal pension reform, his vision for Pittsburgh, and what his love of hockey and music.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 38: PA Chamber

March 17, 2017

Our podcast this week features and interview with Sam Denisco, VP of Government Affairs for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry. We talk about Pennsylvania's business climate and their take on legislative issues as they relate to business. Also included is a rundown of the week's news.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 37: Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster)

March 10, 2017

We sit down with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) on this week's podcast where we talk about his start in public office, things he's working on this session, and more!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 36: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

March 3, 2017

This week the podcast heads out to Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll sits down to talk with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. Find out about how he got involved in politics, his love of fish fries, and a some of his favorite moments of being in office. Also, we highlight some of the state's top news items.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 35: AARP - PA

February 16, 2017

This week the podcast talks to Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager for AARP-PA. We discuss what it means to age in Pennsylvania, how the lottery affects Pennsylvania's seniors, and AARP's take on retirement security and the agency consolidations proposed by Gov. Wolf.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 34: Gov. Wolf’s FY 2017-2018 Budget Address

February 10, 2017

The podcast this week takes you back to Gov. Wolf's FY 2017-2018 budget address, delivered February 7, 2017. Take a listen and see what you might have missed!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 33: Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

February 3, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) joins the podcast this week to talk about Senate Democratic priorities for this session, the coming budget, gaming expansion, and more!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 32

January 27, 2017

Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) joins the podcast this week! We talk about this recent election as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, how he started in politics, what it's like to represent Philadelphia in the legislature, and much more!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 31

January 20, 2017

This week's podcast features an interview with Andrew Ritter, a senior associate with Capital Associates! We talk about his career path through the House, to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett, and his move and perspectives from the private sector.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 30

January 13, 2017

In our podcast for this week we talk to Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) about the potential closure of SCI Retreat and other state prisons after the administration's announcement last Friday that two of five named facilities will be mothballed.