Katie Colaneri reports on an effort to raise one and a half million dollars for services for the homeless in connection with the Pope’s visit in September. Aaron Moselle explores why NBA teams, including the Sixers, are spending lavishly on practice facilities. Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts hits us with a little poetry. Kimberly Haas reports on a new book detailing the life of Berks County sculptor Harry Bertoia. And guest commentator Sophie Reid reflects on the meaning of freedom 800 years after the Magna Carta.