Pennsylvania considers changes to motorcycle helmet law, new numbers show cultural shift in the Northeast

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    We’ll hear from Larry Eichel, project director of the Philadelphia Pew Research Initiative. He’ll talk with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about cultural changes in Northeast Philadelphia. Eichel will provide a deeper look into reporter Lizz Fiedler’s story about a new organization in the Northeast that aims to bridge the gap as the region diversifies.

    But first, what should we expect from DROP? The issue took center stage with Philadelphia City Council today, as supporters and opponents made their cases about their opinions of the city’s controversial retirement program. Will we drop DROP, or will the program be reformed? Tom MacDonald’s got the latest.

    Behavioral Health reporter Maiken Scott will tell us about proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s motorcycle helmet laws. One brain injury expert compared treating fixing such an injury to putting an egg back together, but how do bikers feel about wearing helmets?

    There’s no question about the variety and good taste of Philly’s food trucks, but how healthy can they get? From WHYY’s series FIT, Therese Madden visits a truck to see if she can find a healthy snack from a set of wheels.

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