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Wednesday, April 23

Ending homelessness in Philadelphia and Berks Counties

HR 1

Guests: Chris Simiriglia, Marcella Maguire & Sharon Parker

Everyone should have access to safe shelter, but as you walk down the streets in Philadelphia and Reading, Pa., you know not everyone has his or her own bed to claim as their own at night. We’ll get an update of Philadelphia’s and Reading’s street homeless population and what organizations are doing to decrease the numbers. Marty’s guests are CHRIS SIMIRIGLIA, Executive Director of Pathways to Housing PA, and MARCELLA MAGUIRE, Director of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavior Health and Intellectual Disability Services. And SHARON PARKER, Executive Director of the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, explains how she helps manage Reading’s homelessness and at-risk population – about 40 percent of the city of 88,000 live below the poverty line.

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The Quinoa Quarrel; Combating Unruly Squirrels

Hour Two

Guests: Lisa Hamilton and Bill Adler, Jr.

The grain quinoa has exploded in popularity spurring an interesting debate over who should have rights to its seeds which are controlled by Bolivia and other countries in the Andes region. In her new piece “The Quinoa Quarrel,” writer LISA HAMILTON explores issues surrounding the rights to and production of the superfood. We’ll talk with her about it. Then, we’ll turn our attention to our backyard and the squirrels who control it. We’ll talk with author BILL ADLER about the third edition of his book Outwitting Squirrels: 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed From Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels. 


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