On ‘Radio Times’: A look at Philly, Pa. corruption

 (From left) Rob McCord, Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and  Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (Kimberly Paynter, Bastiaan Slabbers, and Nathaniel Hamilton for NewsWorks)

(From left) Rob McCord, Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams (Kimberly Paynter, Bastiaan Slabbers, and Nathaniel Hamilton for NewsWorks)

District Attorney Seth Williams, former state treasurer Rob McCord, and former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have all been added to the list of city and state officials caught up in corruption cases. Why does corruption continue to be woven in the fabric of city and state politics?

Today on Radio Times, Mary Cummings-Jordan spoke with Dave Davies, senior reporter for WHYY, John Baer, political columnist for the Daily News, and Shane Creamer Jr., executive director of Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics, about various corruption cases, how organizations are enforcing rules and the differences between state and city laws.

“This is a city with a long tradition of transactional politics and a lot of corruption and has a reputation for that,” Davies said. “But, over the last 10-12 years we have seen a remarkable change.”

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