Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    Good morning, Feeders! We’re getting to the end of the week and temps will break 50 today. If that’s not enough to brighten your day, how ’bout giant light-up bacteria hanging from the ceiling? No, we’re not kidding. It’s just one of the items in our news budget today.

    Lizz Fiedler is off to Camden for the unveiling of Campbell’s campaign to fight childhood obesity and hunger.


    Peter Crimmins is searching for answers around the ongoing Barnes Foundation controversy. Wil legislators’ attempts to halt state funding slow construction?

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    Shai Ben-Yaacov is checking in with Pat Toomey. The senator’s got some ideas about prioritizing national and global debt, which many say just isn’t logical. Shai will break down Toomey’s approach and reach out to opposers for their view.

    What’s up with the Pathmark development in Northern Liberties? Seemingly nothing. Tom MacDonald is checking in on the shell of a supermarket to see if it’s being affected by A&P’s bankruptcy. Ten suburban stores are closing in the coming months; is the NoLibs store an exception or part of the rule?

    Maiken Scott is tracking two stories for us today: one about online support for mental illness, the other about a Medal of Freedom winner who’s done charitable work with a Narberth foundation.

    And of course, we’ll bring you photos of the bacteria dangling from the ceiling of Temple University’s med school. It’s art.

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