Lawyer sues over live-stop, new businesses combines soup and soil

    Good morning, Feeders. Wishing you a happy Friday, April Fools Day, Phillies Opening Day and Trout Season Opening Day!


    A lawyer and his daughter are suing the Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Parking Authority over the city’s live-stop procedures. After Danielle Sheller’s car was impounded following a pull-over, she says police left her stranded in an unfamiliar West Philadelphia neighborhood, despite her request to have an officer wait until her ride arrived. Tom MacDonald will bring us the details on the suit and the live-stop law.

    Soil Kitchen is open for business. What type of business isn’t exactly clear. Susan Philips and Kim Paynter will head to the Second and Girard location where you can get soup and have your soil sample tested. Nope, not an April Fools joke.

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    The public can head to SEPTA today to check out the authority’s proposed smart fare system. It could be quite a while before you can pay for your ride via cell phone, but ti doesn’t hurt to check out the possibilities. Jen Howard will be on hand to follow up Shai Ben-Yaacov’s coverage from yesterday.

    Peter Crimmins will lead us into and through the weekend with coverage of two very different performances. He’ll talk with Anna Deavere Smith about her performance on health care at the Suzanne Roberts Theater, and to the the performers doing a dramatic reading of a Greek play at Penn  to discuss the impact of war.

    Those Johnson & Johnson recalls aren’t just annoying to Tylenol users. Carolyn Beeler will talk to pharmacists about how recalls impact inventory, and to health experts about the shelf-life of different medications.

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