Robotic machine aids cancer treatment, Underground museum prepares for renovations

    Good morning, Feeders! We don’t have to tell you how hot it is today because, well, you’re probably already feeling it. Tom MacDonald will check in with some local cooling centers to see if this early heat wave has caught them off guard.

     

    Lizz Fiedler is en route to Camden where the Rev. Jesse Jackson is showing his support to New Jersey union employees facing cuts from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

    Awhile back, PECO announced plans to install devices to regulate air conditioning units. Tom will catch up with PECO for more details on the devices and a timeline for installation.

    Phil Gregory will have the latest for us on the Senate hearing for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s state Supreme Court nominee.

    The Franklin Underground Museum is preparing to close. Doors close June 1 for an 18-month renovation project at the small museum that honors Ben Franklin. Peter Crimmins will tell us what’s in store for the hidden tourist spot.

    Soon you can find your literary magazine on TV. As it prepares to launch its second issue, Philadelphia-based literary mag Apiary is also launching a public access TV program. Peter will talk to folks at the mag about the unusual move from print to television.

    Delaware’s got something brewing: a robot that mixes and tests various drugs with cancer cells to work more efficiently to see which drugs work best on different types of cancers. Taunya English will tell us all about it.

    Tanuya will also be in Glenside today for a stroke re-enactment. The event will help identify stroke warning signs.

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    Hear from Manayunk and Roxborough residents about what it’s like to live where people come once a year to drink, party and attempt to ride their bikes up a really steep hill.

    Despite months of protest by many, more than 2,000 people have pledged support for a Sav-A-Lot at Chelten Plaza. The supermarket has been in and out of the headlines as opponents have argued the development is deserving a more high-end store.

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