PIFA shutting down Broad Street, teacher layoffs could shift class size

    Good morning, Feeders! Happy Friday, Royal Wedding Day and Shuttle Launch Day. And for you bikers, happy More Bike Lanes Day.

    Are we really an Eagles town at heart? Tom MacDonald is checking in to see how well-viewed game seven of the Flyers series was compared with the NFL draft. Is there a little bit more orange in our blood than we thought?

    Teacher layoffs are coming to the School District of Philadelphia. A lot of them. How will this change the student-teacher ratio? Susan Philips is chasing that story and more on the education front.

    Turns out some water sample testers have been charged with fraud for filing false information about shale drilling. Susan will look into how wide the effects of the reports will be felt.

    Acme Markets announced yesterday it will lay off 900 part-time employees in our region. Lizz Fiedler is looking at how changes in supermarkets — like self-checkout — have impacted the workforce.

    Toll collectors have struck a deal to keep their jobs on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Phil Gregory will have the details.

    It’s party time. Part of Broad Street is getting closed off today for the big Philadelphia Festival of the Arts celebration tomorrow. Peter Crimmins will give us a preview.

    There are new guidelines about advertising food to kids. Taunya English aims to find out what they are and just how aware kids are of when they’re being sold to.

    Feed the Feed: What big story of the morning is as the top of your list: the royal wedding, shuttle launch or bike lanes?

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.