Tom MacDonald reports on Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney’s first budget introduced to City Council. In light of Kenney’s proposed soda tax, Dave Davies looks into the foundations linked to soda companies that donated to Philly political candidates in 2015. Kevin McCorry brings an update on Philadelphia’s substitute teacher fill rates. Sara hoover reports on how two historically black colleges in the area are prospering at a time when most are failing. Host Dave Heller speaks with Elizabeth Kneebone of the Penn Institute for Urban Research about how poverty is shifting from an urban issue to include the suburbs. Howard Shapiro brings his review of the kinky ‘Smoke’ from Theatre Exile.