Election 2014: a news special covering the Pennsylvania primary

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Hosted by WHYY’s senior political reporter, Dave Davies, this special takes a statewide look at the Pennsylvania primary election coming up on May 20. It’s a collaboration of WITF in Harrisburg, WPSU in State College, WESA in Pittsburgh and WHYY in Philadelphia.

Hear how the Democrats vying to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett stack up on education and natural gas drilling. We ask the question: How will the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State affect Corbett’s re-election bid? Listen to a preview of the hot races for the Pennsylvania legislature as well as the very tight contest for the 13th Congressional District in the Philadelphia area. How will Pittsburgh vote in the governor’s race given that all of the Democrats running are from the other end of the state?

Plus, from our new collaborative project Keystone Crossroads, funded with a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, we bring you a report looking at whether the candidates this season are talking about helping the dozens of cities and towns across Pennsylvania that are in fiscal distress.

Finally, we wrap up the program with a discussion with John Micek, editorial and opinions editor for PennLive and The Patriot-News.

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