NewsWorks Tonight, June 8, 2018

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Two months after two black men were arrested at a Center City Starbucks, the Philadelphia Police Department has a new policy for handling calls for so-called “defiant trespassing,” the crime at the core of that viral incident. Budget negotiations are raging in Philadelphia City Hall, as Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council fight over the best way to boost revenue following a request by the school district. This week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner focused some of his energy on an unlikely target: grass. This weekend, the second half of a 24-hour performance takes place at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller speaks with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, about the President’s approval rating and how Americans feel about the rich in general. Emma Hitchcock shares her “talent show gone wrong story” in a segment from WHYY’s Commonspace.

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