Regional Roundup – 06/10/19

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In this May 22, 2018 photo, ruddy turnstones, larger birds, and semipalmated sandpipers walk near the shoreline at Kimbles Beach, Middle Township NJ.  Each spring, shorebirds migrating from South America to the Arctic stop on the sands of Delaware Bay to feast on masses of horseshoe crab eggs. It's a marvel of ecology. It's also one of the world's hot-spots for bird flu and a bonanza for scientists seeking clues to how influenza evolves so they just might better protect people.  (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

In this May 22, 2018 photo, ruddy turnstones, larger birds, and semipalmated sandpipers walk near the shoreline at Kimbles Beach, Middle Township NJ. Each spring, shorebirds migrating from South America to the Arctic stop on the sands of Delaware Bay to feast on masses of horseshoe crab eggs. It's a marvel of ecology. It's also one of the world's hot-spots for bird flu and a bonanza for scientists seeking clues to how influenza evolves so they just might better protect people. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Guests: Brent Johnson, Rasheeda Phillips, Eric Stiles

NJ Advance Media’s BRENT JOHNSON talks about the ongoing feud between New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Democratic powerbroker George Norcross. We’ll also talk about the eviction crisis in Philadelphia and a new bill in city council that would provide low-income tenants with free legal counsel at eviction proceedings. Community Legal Service’s RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS will fill us in on the financial and social costs of eviction for individuals and the community. Then; Shorebirds in the Delaware Bay, including Red Knots and certain Sandpipers, are starving because of declines in one of their main sources of food, Horseshoe Crabs. ERIC STILES, president and CEO of the New Jersey Audubon Society joins us.

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