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Regional Roundup – 05/13/19

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Guests: Charles Thompson, Jim Kenney, Michael Solomonov, Steve Cook

On this week’s regional roundup: It was recently announced that the infamous Three Mile Island nuclear power plant will close. PennLive’s CHARLES THOMPSON will tell us why the plant is shuttering, and what it means for the region’s economy and energy supply. Then, we continue our series of one-on-one interviews with Democratic candidates for Mayor with incumbent JIM KENNEY. And lastly, we’ll be joined by chef MICHAEL SOLOMONOV and his business partner STEVE COOK. Their restaurant Zahav won the James Beard award for the best restaurant in the country. They join us to talk about winning the award, and their recent 36-stop culinary exploration of Israel.

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