Programming alert: WHYY’s first election special to air twice on Friday

 A lot has happened since this February mayoral forum in Parkside. NewsWorks' election special will catch you up on Friday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

A lot has happened since this February mayoral forum in Parkside. NewsWorks' election special will catch you up on Friday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

The first of three “Leading Questions: A City Elections Special” programs about May’s primaries will air on WHYY-FM at 11 a.m. and again at 11 p.m. Friday.

Among the stories that are included in the hour-long special are:

Brian Hickey and Dave Davies will bring you a NinetyNine “Best of the Race” primer about the candidates themselves and memorable campaign moments thus far including Lynne Abraham and puppies, Doug Oliver feat. Jay-Z and might-be candidate Milton Street doing Milton Street-like things.

Davies also takes us inside the strange world of money and politics in Philadelphia. He explains why mayoral candidates are complaining that they can’t raise enough money under the city’s campaign finance rules and why in this election outside groups may spend more than the candidates themselves on political ads.

Katie Colaneri launches her series called “Around the Corner,” which will follow the election through the people of Brewerytown, a gentrifying neighborhood in North Philly. The next mayor will inherit a changing city and this multimedia series will dig into issues of growth, community, economics, culture and politics from ground level. In part one, Colaneri takes us to the corner of 29th and Flora streets, just off Girard Avenue.

— Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates are desperately reaching out for votes from millennials — one of the groups most responsible for the city’s growth over the past 10 years. Are they succeeding? And even if they are, will millennials turn out to vote? Shai Ben-Yaacov has the story.

— And, among several other features — including mayorly advice from near and far — we check in with Davies-stalking stoop lady Patsy down in South Philly.

Ok. Now you know. So, be sure to tune in on Friday! (And don’t worry, we’ll remind you on Twitter and whatnot.)

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