Vice president in town to talk jobs and safety, gallery displays local ’70s folk art

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    Thos of you who lived here then might remember finding wire-wrapped objects around Philadelphia in the ’70s. Someone took enough time to collect the mysterious art work and they’ll be featured in an upcoming exhibit. Peter Crimmins will have details for us on the art and the gallery displaying it.

    But the big news today is Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. He’s in town to talk about Obama’s jobs act and how it’ll help public safety officials. Tom MacDonald will have the full report on Biden’s meeting with Mayor Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other local police executives.

    Carolyn Beeler will tell us all about Pennsylvania legislation that requires drug testing for welfare benefits recipients who have a history of using. She’ll look at the logistics and enforcement.

    At 2 p.m. Lizz Fiedler will be at City Hall. Not for Occupy Philly (though, yes, that’s still happening), but for a rally by SEIU 32BJ workers calling for a fair contract.

    And coming up later, we’ll have the full audio and video from last night’s city council-at-large and city commissioners candidate debate.

    Don’t forget NewsWorks Quizzo is tonight. Head to the Manayunk Brewery at 6 p.m. to meet our staff, answer trivia questions and win prizes. The event is free, but registration is required.

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