WHYY and the PENJERDEL Council teamed up for a Wednesday morning mayoral forum that afforded each of the six Democratic-primary candidates (at least) 15 minutes to tell attendees their takes on the energy hub idea, taxes, education, public safety and more.
Unlike the other mayoral events thus far in the campaign, the breakfast forum — moderated by WHYY news-honcho Chris Satullo, PlanPhilly managing editor Matt Golas and yours truly — did not feature back-and-forth discussions between the candidates.
Rather, each addressed the same line of questioning in one-on-one exchanges with their moderator, using their time on stage to expand on thoughts without a timer keeping track of seconds.
WHYY’s Tom MacDonald wrote about the event in a post that features audio of each candidate interview. (Full disclosure: I selfishly think you ought to listen to the Milton Street exchange first, since that was the one I moderated. In it, he said of the 1985 MOVE confrontation, “I’d have gone out there and said, ‘Bring your butt out here. Let’s talk.'”)