Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    Good morning, Feeders! We’re gearing up for the State of the Union address and will be in touch with area politicians for their reactions to the speech. In the meantime, here’s some other news for you.


    Lizz Fiedler is already on her way to Graterford Prison, where’ Louis Mickens-Thomas will be released today. The 82-year-old spent 40 years in a jail for a rape and murder he says he didn’t commit.

    Tom MacDonald will cover the afternoon signing of an executive ethics order by Mayor Michael Nutter. He’s also looking further into the new fast beer dispensers at the Wells-Fargo Center.

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    Dave Davies will report today on Stephanie Singer’s official announcement of her candidacy for City Commissioner. Singer plans to abolish the office.

    Peter Crimmins will meet up with joggers today who run with shelter dogs as a way to enhance the exercise and improve the dogs’ lives. They’ll run at 4:30 p.m.

    Meggan Kole is looking further into a study on end-of-life-care. The Society of Clinical Oncology has developed a how-to for communicating with patients about end-of-life-care. Another study shows 40 percent of patients who plan their care live longer.

    Jen Howard is finishing up a story on the homeless census, conducted by HUD. She’s talked to homeless advocates about how and if the process works, and how the head count is taken during Code Blue periods.

    At 2 p.m., Ben Harold of the Public School Notebook will report for us on round two of the Renaissance Schools. You’ll be able to catch his report later this afternoon.

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