News chase

    Check The Feed every weekday morning at around this time for a rundown on the stories that WHYY/NewsWorks reporters are chasing.  We’re looking for your tips, your reactions and your observations to help us report the news as well as possible.

    Today, Tom MacDonald will be reporting on what’s next for SEPTA, now that its bid for federal money to smooth its transition to a smart-card fare system has collapsed.

    Here’s The Feed’s question for you: If using SEPTA required less fumbling for change, tokens and tickets, would you use it more?

    Susan Phillips is checking out a story about the Sugarhouse casino looking to hire a person to market specifically to Asian-Americans.   The frequency of gambling addiction problems in the Asian-American community prompted fierce resistance to city casinos from leaders in Chinatown.

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    Peter Crimmins is checking in with Rittenhouse Square types on whether last year’s fight about decorating the square will flare again.  Any intelligence on that, let us know by using the Feed the Feed email form to the right.

    Lizz Fieldler is looking to assess whether Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Corbett’s bid to privatize the state liquor store system will fare any better than the attempt by the last Republican governor, Tom Ridge.

    And on his Off Mic blog, Dave Davies later to day will give you some savvy analysis about the historical background to the Democratic food fight in Harrisburg over Dwight Evans’ perch on the appropriations committee. Memories are long in the capital city, and revenge is sometimes a dish best served cold.

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