Plummeting temperatures and wind gusts got you wanting to curl up with a hot bowl of soup?  Why not check out Newsworks for the latest headlines as you sit at your desk draped in that afgan you keep in a drawer just for weeks like this one?  Here’s what we’re working on bringing you here in the WHYY newsroom:

    Susan Phillips will examine some members of Governor-Elect Corbett’s transition team who have ties to a natural gas lobbying group.  She’ll also attend a surprise Ed Rendell announcement at a Center City Wawa (introducing the Ed Special sandwich?)

    Our intrepid intern, Karen O’Toole, will look into claims by the Tlingit people of Alaska that the Penn Museum should return the clan’s artifacts.  She’ll also report on the merger of two Philadelphia non-profits.

    Jen Howard will report on a Navy ship using hybrid fuel technology.

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    Lizz Fiedler will follow up with the North Philly Blackhawks (who won their first game of the Pop Warner Superbowl tournament 35-0!!!).  She’ll also look into Philadelphia’s plan to to convert 500 acres of vacant lots into green space.  And she’ll examine the third murder by strangulation in Kensington.

    On the arts and culture beat, Peter Crimmins will find local Grammy nominees, and Philadelphia ballet dancers featured in the new Natalie Portman film “Black Swan.”

    Dave Davies will pursue the latest twist in the voter intimidation allegations against the New Black Panther Party.

    And at the Health and Science Desk, Carolyn Beeler will report on the addition of 16 electric cars to the PhillyCarShare fleet, and attend a public lecture by explorer Eric Larsen.

    That’s all for now.  Stay with the Feed for more updates…and try to stay warm.

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