Foundations responds to charter school tension, women look to the priesthood

    It’s been a busy day here at WHYY, and we’re still chasing some stories for you. As Thursday fades into Friday, check out our biggest stories of the days, some tidbits and you might have missed, and what’s on tap for the rest of the week.

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    Foundations, Inc. has withdrawn its bid to run Martin Luther King High School. If you’re keeping track, Foundations was in, then outbid my Mosaica, was in again after some closed-door meetings, and is back out following an investigation by NewsWorks and the Notebook. Susan Philips has the latest.

    Women who want to be Catholic priests were outside the Cathedral in Philadelphia today for an annual demonstration to have their voices heard. The Archdiocese has a lot on its hands right now, meaning this could be the best or worst time for consideration of something like this. A video from Tom MacDonald features an interview with a member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference.

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    Check out Maiken Scott’s second feature story about opportunities for adults with autism, which looks at what options are available for people who’ve moved beyond high school and the level of care they’ve grown accustomed to.

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    Conflicting reports are circulating after Republican Philadelphia mayoral candidate Karen Brown didn’t turn up at a debate. NewsWorks talked to Brown, our parters at Philadelphia Weekly talked to debate co-sponsor Kevin Kelly.

    Do we need different voting guidelines? A proposal from a New York Times op-ed piece suggests people be required to pass a test to vote. And yes, that’s constitutional.

    Lots of buzz:

    A story that ran in our Feed yesterday about a priest’s lawyer defending his innocence in church is getting a lot of buzz. The lawyer for Msgr. Michael Flood went to St. Luke’s Evangelist in Glenside Monday to tell parishioners the abuse charges against flood won’t hold up in court.

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    Philadelphia is the seventh-most walkable city. New York is in the top three. Our honor was tarnished with constant mentions of NYC in the Philly write-up. The end.

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