NewsWorks Tonight May 23, 2018

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Malcolm Kenyatta will likely be the first openly gay black member of the legislature in Harrisburg. In the primary, he found homophobic flyers on the door knobs of his constituents, but still won handily.  A Camden prison program helps people with double diagnoses: drug abuse and mental health issues.  As the New Jersey Assembly considers a bill to provide labor protections to freelancers, we talk about the ramifications for the gig economy with Temple Law Professor Brishen Rogers.  An African refugee and a Lancaster native have joined together to make a clothing line.  And we remember the late author and Newark New Jersey native Philip Roth with Dr. Rosemary Steinbaum, a trustee of the Newark Public Library.

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