Goodbye flipboard, hello hemp, and the shutdown ends

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Hemp plants hang to dry in a barn at Ananda Hemp in Cynthiana, Ky., Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Hemp plants hang to dry in a barn at Ananda Hemp in Cynthiana, Ky., Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

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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