Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    Happy Friday, Feeders! It’s far too windy to read a newspaper today. May we suggest getting your news online?

    It’s a bit of a slow day at City Hall, but Tom MacDonald is working on a couple items for us for Monday, and Dave Davies will bring us a story about the Ethics Board. It’s keeping a close on eye on this year’s council race.

    Lizz Fiedler will do some more followup work on the fatal fire in Olney earlier this week. She’s also checking in with faithful Catholics for their take on the apology issued by the Archdiocese regarding the recent priest abuse charges, which the Catholic Standard & Times printed yesterday.

    Susan Philips will look at how proposed federal budget cuts could impact refugees. Some could lose their asylum benefits like welfare and food stamps.

    Peter Crimmins will preview works by Marc Chagall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There are a few other French-themed events happening in our area, leading Health & Science reporter Maiken Scott to ask, “Why Paris?” What’s up with all the Parisian-themed stuff, and is Paris promoting Philly right now?

    Peter’s also checking into a boxing event at Penn. Wharton and Penn Law students will go fist to fist tomorrow night for charity with what are sure to be the lamest boxing nicknames ever.

    Makien Scott is doing some followup on her look yesterday into addiction treatment. She’s also chatting with Dr. Dan today.

    We’ve got that and more for you today on WHYY. Feed the Feed to tell us what sounds interesting and what doesn’t. Do you have thoughts on Philly’s apparent love affair with Paris?

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