Johnny Doc: The man, the power, the FBI raid

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Guests: Dave Davies, Mark Dent, Pat Gillespie

Who is John Dougherty and why did the FBI just raid the union leader’s South Philadelphia house and the union’s headquarters?  We’ll untangle “Johnny Doc’s” complicated rise to power and learn why the feds might be interested in his activities related to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98. Marty will get the latest on the federal investigation from MARK DENT, a reporter/curator at BillyPenn, a local news and information website in Philadelphia. And we’ll be joined by DAVE DAVIES, Senior reporter for WHYY who writes the Off-Mic blog for, to talk about Dougherty’s cocky and ambitious personality and how he built a massive campaign fund and used it to wield political power. And we’ll talk with Dougherty’s long-time friend PAT GILLESPIE, former head of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.

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