School closing recommendations expected, body transplants could become more regulated

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    The big news today, of course, will be the recommendations from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Blue Ribbon Commission. Dozens of Philadelphia-area Catholic schools face closures. Lizz Fiedler will have the story on that.
    Tom MacDonald will have some details for us on the School Reform Commission’s recent trip to Denver. He’s also working on a DROP story for us that we’ll learn more about Monday.

    Carolyn Beeler will look at face and hand transplants, the government’s desire to better regulate them and just how health systems go about regulating something so new. She’s also got a Just You Wait installment for us on NewsWorks Tonight.

    Emma Jacobs will let us know what to expect from Round 2 of Code for America, which is coming back to Philadelphia to try to make city data more accessible. She’ll also have more information on union workers’ call for Congressional hearings on the Sunoco refinery closings.

    Recycling that Christmas tree of yours? The city’s deadline is approaching. Check out the story and video from NewsWorks’ Kim Paynter on what happens to your tree when you take it to a city recycling facility.

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