Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Thursday! We’ve got some great coverage for you today, including the announcement of the Visit Philly billboard contest winner. We’ll talk to the winner.

    Tom MacDonald will be at this morning’s hearing about privatizing Pennsylvania liquor stores, and the rally at Love Park for Wisconsin workers.

    Lizz Fiedler is checking in with today’s Foxwoods hearing, where the legislature’s moving to pull the casino’s license. She’s also looking into more details of the fatal fire in Olney and what caused it.

    Peter Crimmins will bring us tales from the Mural Arts Program’s African American collection. A tour with audio from Questlove of the Roots will highlight some old and new works. He’s also putting together what’s sure to be an interesting piece on a Holocaust opera.

    Carolyn Beeler will bring us more details on the sanction of a VA Medical Center doctor, as well as a move by Pennsylvania legislators to issues a two cents per bag tax on plastic grocery bags.

    We’re also hoping to track down Hope Moffett, the Audenreid High School teacher who’s been moved to Strawberry Mansion High School’s basement since speaking out against plans for the Southwest Philadelphia school to become a Renaissance School. Zero tolerance, indeed.

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