Philadelphia council members to decide how to fund schools, museum marks anniversary of classic novel

    Let’s cut right to the chase. Philadelphia City Council has a decision to make about how to fund public schools. We’ll begin tonight’s show with an update from Tom MacDonald about measures Council will take to generate funding.

    Speaking of taxes, there was a time some years ago when Philadelphia cut taxes. Would that ever happen again, or was the decision to cut taxes in the ’90s part of what got us here today? Dave Davies will dive in.

    It’s Bloomsday in Philadelphia. Unfamiliar? It’s the 107th anniversary of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. And it just so happens the Rosenbach Museum and Library is home to that original manuscript. We’ve got a taste of the day’s events for you, which include a reading of all 1,000-plus pages of the novel.

    Ahead of this weekend’s West Oak Lane Jazz Fest, NewsWorks’ Patrick Cobbs will give us a little preview. And who better to clue us in than the Germantown/West Oak Lane editor? We’ll hear from him, along with the three finalists of Friday night’s Rising Star Talent Search.

    We’ve got that and more for you tonight, starting at 6 p.m. Don’t forget that if you’re not near a radio you can catch the show online.

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