Philadelphia prepares for Fourth of July, case against dogfighters continues

    Good morning, Feeders! Now that the police and fire budget hearings with City Council are out of the way, Philadelphia International Airport is on tap. You can also take heart knowing summer is coming despite the weather. Plans for Philadelphia’s July 4th celebration will be revealed today.

    Tom MacDonald will bring us news from the budget hearing and the Independence Day announcement.

    Lizz Fiedler is following up on yesterday’s dog ring busts around the city and how the investigations and resulting cases are carried out.

    Susan Philips will talk to residents living near a coal burning plant in Swedesboro to get their thoughts on various forms of energy in terms of what’s safe, clean and efficient.

    Michael Boufadel, chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a professor at Temple University, has received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue his work researching and cleaning up the Exxon Valdez site. Carolyn Beeler will talk with Boufadel about the difference between Exxon Valdez and the BP spill in Gulf, and why there’s still work to be done at the Exxon site.

    Feed the Feed: Did you know cleanup was still going on as a result of the Exxon Valdez spill? What other questions do you have about today’s chase?

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