Examining the region’s manufacturing industry, the final duck boat crash report and Philadelphia’s farms

    The final report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board on last summer’s duck boat crashed revealed the cause: a distracted tug operator. We’ll start tonight’s show with reporter Tom MacDonald, who will fill us in on details about the cause of the crash that left two Hungarian teenage tourists dead.


    Then it’s onto another controversial topic in Philadelphia: stop-and-frisk. Susan Phillips will tell us about the settlement reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Philadelphia Police Department over the charge that the department’s practices involved racial profiling.

    As urban-looking as it may be, Philadelphia was originally planned to include farming pockets. It took awhile, but the city is getting back to William Penn’s vision. Therese Madden of WHYY’s FIT series will take us to a local farm.

    Natalie Kostelni of the Philadelphia Business Journal joins us tonight to talk about manufacturing in the Delaware Valley. As part of NewsWorks partnership with the Business Journal, we’ll explore the most recent numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank.

    Later in the show, John Zimmerman of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will join WHYY News Directory Chris Satullo for our “That’s History” feature. On tap for tonight: a weighty issue. We’ll hear about the evolution of the importance of the weight of our elected officials.

    How do you spend your summer? We posed that question to several people today. With the school year at the very end and Philadelphia’s pools opening Wednesday, what better time to hear how people will pass the hot summer days?

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