Dave Davies examines the political calculus of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to help bail out Philadelphia’s public schools. Elana Gordon is on hand as the long awaited merger of New Jersey’s state university system goes into effect. Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts joins us for a weekly look at the skies. Mark Eichmann reports on the first same sex marriage licenses issued in Delaware. Tom MacDonald looks into the possibility of hundreds of layoffs of Philadelphia teachers in light of the state budget. And Chris Satullo looks back 150 years and urges us not to lose sight of what the Union fought to maintain in the Civil War.