Christie announces education legislation, state environmental chief visits Philly

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie was in Camden today where he announced legislation for public-private education partnerships for some of New Jersey’s struggling districts. Tonight on the show, we’ll hear from Lizz Fieder about Christie’s plan and the reaction to it. Later, Carolyn Beeler takes us on a tour of a an energy efficient home in the middle of the afternoon heat.

    How exactly is the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approaching natural gas extraction? Susan Phillips caught up with DEP chief Michael Krancer today and yesterday at two Philadelphia events to discuss the Marcellus Shale. Krancer says he wants to be known as a tough enforcer of the state’s industry.

    Does Philadelphia have another well-supported sports franchise on its hands? We’re crazy for Chooch and we bleed green, but what about the Union? We’ll talk about the success of Philadelphia’s Major League Soccer team on and off the field.

    Kevin Eubanks stopped by the studio today to talk about what he’s been up to since leaving the Tonight Show. We’ll hear from the Philly native about his work with high-schoolers. Arts & Culture reporter Peter Crimmins tagged along this afternoon as Eubanks spoke to arts students at Northeast High School.

    Some of our NewsWorks staffers are toughing out the heatwave sans-air conditioning. So Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler sought out people living in energy efficient homes to find out how their houses are standing up to the sweltering sun.

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