Philadelphians protest Pa. budget, Camden faces cuts from the state

    We’ve got just the right mix of news to kick off your holiday weekend, staring with budget coverage at the state and local level.

    Mara Zepeda was on Broad Street today as rallies cries began over Pennsylvania’s budget. We’ll hear what specific cuts people were protesting as the sun beat down in Center City.

    Philadelphians aren’t just worried about state taxes. The city is in a bit of a mess too. We’ll talk with Doron Taussin of It’s Our Money about the state of Philadelphia’s taxes.

    As Camden opened its Stockton Park today, cuts from Gov. Christie’s budget were already weighing down on the city. Lizz Fielder reports on how state cuts will affect Camden.

    Peter Crimmins brings us stories from two art wars. First up, tensions are a little high in Old City tonight as the threat of L&I crackdowns loom over street artists. And Sunday is the last today to visit the Barnes Foundation before it moves to the Ben Franklin Parkway. We’ll look back at the foundation’s controversial history and the possibilities in its future.

    It’s Friday, which means we’ve got our weekly What Are We Thinking feature. This week, Dave Heller and Frank Newport of the Gallup Poll gauge reaction to Michele Bachman’s presidential candidacy.

    Don’t forget, Dave Davies is guest-hosting tonight’s show while Dave Heller is on vacation. Tune in at 6 p.m. on 91FM.

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