NewsWorks Tonight May 7, 2015 – Full Show

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    President Obama’s opportunity gap initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” has arrived in Philadelphia. Bill Hangley reports on what happened at today’s town hall on the initative in West Philadelphia. Keystone Crossroads’ Kate Lao Shaffner finds that Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire departments are struggling to recruit volunteers. Laura Benshoff shares the story of Brandon Dixon – an Ivy League-bound senior who’s graduating from Philadelphia’s struggling Girard College. NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller talks with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann about his new memoir entitled “Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead.” On Recap, Bumi Fernandez, the head of the Odunde Festival – the largest African-American street festival in the country – talks about her work week.

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