NewsWorks Tonight, November 17, 2014 – Full Show


    Tom MacDonald provides updates on how Pope Francis’ announced visit to Philadelphia next fall should have a major tourism draw, and residents reminisce on Pope John Paul II’s 1979 trip to the city. Elana Gordon reports on rate hikes for some health insurance plans while the second “open enrollment” period under the Affordable Care Act continues. The new Republican Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, David Reed, shares what he’s learned after a statewide fact-finding tour to study poverty in the state.  Holly Otterbein looks at how Frank Rizzo Jr. potentially running for mayor would affect the race. The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts checks in with what’s going on in the night sky. Chris Satullo says that our country’s standardized testing system is a good idea ruined by bad execution. 


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