Goodbye flipboard, hello hemp, and the shutdown ends
We hear about the removal of iconic 30th St. station flipboard sign. Then, Marty talks with Pa.'s Agriculture Secretary about hemp. Last, reaction to the end of the shutdown.Listen 49:00
Guests: Inga Saffron, Russell Redding, Gary Morton
We’ll begin the hour following up on the beloved flipboard sign at Pennsylvania’s 30th Street train station. The dismantling of the iconic sign has begun and will be replaced by a digital one, much to the chagrin of many Philadelphians who enjoy its nostalgic clickity-clack sound. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic INGA SAFFRON updates us on why the sign is coming down, and battle over it, and what comes next. Then, Marty will be joined by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture, RUSSELL REDDING, who has a plan to open the state up to growing industrial hemp. We’ll hear about the plan and why he thinks Pennsylvania could benefit from this industry. And lastly, the longest government shutdown in American history has ended, at least for now. We’ll get a reaction to the temporary deal to reopen the government from GARY MORTON, President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 238 who represents EPA workers nationally.
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