Good morning, Feeders, and happy Valentine’s Day! We’re bringing you lots of stories of love today, mixed in with just a little bit of good ‘ole Philly silliness.
Before we get into the news, how ’bout a happy birthday to shoutout to WHYY-ers Dave Davies, Marty Moss-Coane and Terry Gross! All three are Valentine’s babies.
Tom MacDonald is already out and about this morning, and he’ll report to us first from Boys Latin Charter in West Philadelphia, and then likely stop by the Windermere Court Apartments, which are set for demolition today.
Lizz Fiedler is covering a few things of note today, including Dan Savage’s announcement for City Council. Savage is gunning for one of the most gerrymandered council districts known to mankind, representing parts of Kensington and Frankford, and just a bit of Bustleton.
Shai Ben-Yaacov is hoping to get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office, which is going after delinquent child support payments.
Peter Crimmins will be at Reading Terminal Market this afternoon, where a handful of couples will pronounce their love for each other at a joint wedding ceremony. Kim Paynter will be on hand for photos and video.
Peter’s also checking in with local Grammy winners like the Roots.
Taunya English is looking into two stories today: declining enrollment in CHIP and a followup on the mental health of college students.
Don’t forget to join the #whyilovephilly campaign on Twitter! Add that hashtag to your tweets to professor your love for the City of Brotherly Love. We’ll share some of our favorites with you later today.