Good morning, Feeders, and happy Monday! It’s warm, but rainy — can’t have it all. You can; however, enjoy lots of news stories.
Tom MacDonald got an early start today at Mayor Nutter’s conversation with Michael Blake, deputy associate airector of the White House Office of Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs, in which they’ll discuss how to develop diverse leaders. Later, Tom will stop by Community College of Philadelphia where the U.S. secretaries of Education and Labor have kicked off a regional community college summit.
Lizz Fiedler is finishing up what’s sure to be a great feature on Dawn Court, and is checking in about what’s being called a culture clash with SEPTA’s railcar manufacturer.
Dave Davies wants to know what’s up with PHA. First the board is resigning, then it’s not. Some terms are already up and Nutter’s been relatively quiet about the whole thing.
Peter Crimmins is out to find why there’s no public art at the new Convention Center. More specifically, why the state Department of General Services cut that part of the center’s budget, and if that will make it more difficult to enforce that part of private developers’ budgets.
Taunya English is working on an adultBasic story that we’ll air tomorrow morning. She’s also checking out data from the Kaiser Foundation that show one in five Americans think the health care law has been repealed, prompting the question from fellow Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler: What else do one in five Americans believe?
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