Stories we’re chasing today at WHYY

    Good morning, Feeders! Nothing like a few inches of snow to greet you after a long weekend. Schools have the day off for some reason, so we’re looking into just how many days the school district has left before classes run through August.

    Tom MacDonald is keeping busy today. He’ll cover the announcement of Tom Knox’s and Ed Rendell’s support for Nutter’s mayoral re-election campaign. At 1 p.m., Tom will sit in on a City Council hearing to talk about bullying in schools.

    As we wait for the DROP analysis to come in (it’s due today), Tom and Dave Davies will look at the report and see what the next steps are.

    Shai Ben-Yaacov is after the School District of Philadelphia to talk about snow days. Getting the required minimum of days is looking tougher and tougher. Will the district be adding days? And what about the seniors whose graduation (and senior week) plans are set?

    Peter Crimmins is heading to the National Constitution Center where Washington’s birthday is a big deal and the NCC is getting ready to announce its next big exhibit.

    Carolyn Beeler had the staff talking at our morning meeting. She’s diving into the latest study on cell phones and brain cancer. While research shows cell phone use increases brain glucose metabolism, that’s about all it shows. But we’ve got a list of questions for Carolyn, including: Are smartphones better or worse for you than regular phones? Does bluetooth use increase your chances for brain cancer? And what about those nifty handsets that look like regular phone receivers? Carolyn’s got her work cut out for her.

    Feed the Feed with your questions, comments and tips about today’s news chase. And throw in your two cents on the cell phone study.

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