NWT Full Show, August 3, 2011

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    Philadelphia officials are working on a plan to crack down on flash mobs. Elizabeth Fiedler reports on a victim who experienced an attack this summer and the public’s perception of the recent rash of violent incidents. We hear from Mara Zepeda about a legal dispute over the rights of same sex couples regarding estate claims. Carolyn Beeler reports on possible new Food and Drug Administration rules for “gluten-free” labels. Tom MacDonald has the latest on Philadelphia City Council’s efforts to redraw the city’s election map by September 9th. And we hear from Robert Cheetham of the local mapping firm, Azavea, about how the public can get involved in a contest to draw their own city election maps. WHYY/Newsworks and other media partners are sponsoring the contest. And as part of WHYY’s Fit series, Therese Madden takes us to a Section 8 Housing complex where residents are working to get more access to fresh produce.

     

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