Fewer cuts than expected for Chester schools, Archdiocese begins summer program with meal blessing

    You know times are tough when bad news is a welcome reprieve from worse news. We’ll begin tonight’s show with news about cuts at the Chester Upland School District. The district is bracing for about $10 million in cuts from the state, but that’s nothing compared to the initial $21 million cut officials were expecting. Lizz Fiedler will have more for us on the types of cuts Pennsylvania districts face.


    Summer began today for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it began its camp program with a blessing of the meals. Mara Zepeda talked with the diocese’s Nutritional Development Services about its summer meal program for children.

    There’s a battle happening at Philadelphia’s Family Court, but tensions are high outside, not inside. Tom MacDonald has the latest for us on a union disagreement over the new court building. Local 98 says the lowest bid for the project came from a union contractor. But a contract was awarded to a company from Lancaster County instead. Work has pretty much stalled as union members call for justice.

    Lambda Legal is expected to file suit against the state of New Jersey tomorrow for the legalization of gay marriage. The pro-gay marriage legal organization is calling on the state to trade its civil union law for something more concrete. We’ll talk with Lambda Legal’s Hayley Gorenberg.

    Last night, WHYY hosted a lively discussion about medical ethics. We posed two ethical medical scenarios to guests at last night’s event. Health & Science reporter will let us know what those scenarios were, and how people suggested they be dealt with.

    Professionals and frat boys alike are in Atlantic City competing for a $15,000 prize. The only thing standing in their way are several games of beer pong. Learn more about the contest that has adults throwing balls and chugging red cups of water all for the sake of cash.

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