NWT Full Show, June 21, 2011

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    Cell phone distraction is blamed for last summer’s fatal Ride the Ducks boat accident on the Delaware River. Tom MacDonald has the story about the National Safety Transportation Board’s findings on the accident. Susan Phillips reports on Philadelphia’s decision to allow an independent party to monitor police stops. The decision comes after the city settled a lawsuit challenging the “stop and frisk” procedures. As part of WHYY’s Fit series, Therese Madden takes us to an urban farm in Philadelphia where young community members are working the earth. Reporter Natalie Kostelni from the Philadelphia Business Journal joins us to talk about the latest Federal Reserve numbers on manufacturing in our region. And Chris Satullo talks with Jon Zimmerman, Historian with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, about why Americans care so much about the weight of our elected officials.

     

     

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