1. Kevin McCorry talks with Philadelphia teachers about the fallout following the sudden termination of their union contract by the School Reform Commission earlier this week. The American Federation of Teachers was in town this past Friday and declared the move a “political stunt.”
2. A recent online poll conducted by YouGov puts sitting governor Tom Corbitt 9 points behind challenger Tom Wolf in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. This is a dramatic rise in numbers since August when multiple polls had Wolf at a 25 point lead over the incumbent. Dave Heller speaks with Molly-Ann Brody of the American Association for Public Opinion Research about the divergent polls and the advent of online political polling.
3. A new hockey arena has opened in Allentown, built with public funds. It is one of many publicly subsidized arenas in Pennsylvania and Keystone Crossroads’ Marielle Segarra reports on the arena’s ability to boost the economy of Allentown’s ailing downtown corridor.
4. Peter Crimmins visits the Princetown University Museum of Art to see Chingusa, a 700 year old Japanese tea jar that is revered as “the epitome of beauty” in the tea world. The jar is on loan from the Smithsonian Institute, who purchased the artifact for $600,000