Regional Roundup – 07/29/19

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Steven Ball plays the console of the huge Boardwalk Hall organ in Atlantic City, N.J. The organ that is mostly behind the walls of Boardwalk Hall, is described by experts as the largest musical instrument on the planet. The massive organ at Boardwalk Hall hasn’t functioned at its full capacity since a hurricane in 1944. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Steven Ball plays the console of the huge Boardwalk Hall organ in Atlantic City, N.J. The organ that is mostly behind the walls of Boardwalk Hall, is described by experts as the largest musical instrument on the planet. The massive organ at Boardwalk Hall hasn’t functioned at its full capacity since a hurricane in 1944. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Guests: Christine Knapp, Emily Previti, Katie Meyer, Nathan Bryson

On this week’s Regional Roundup; Philadelphia’s Hunting Park is among the city neighborhoods that have markedly higher temperatures than other parts of the city. We’ll talk about the city’s efforts to provide relief for the community when we’re joined by CHRISTINE KNAPP, Sustainability Director for the City of Philadelphia. Then, we’ll hear about the political battle over updating Pennsylvania’s voting system, the controversial plan on how to fund them, and why the updates are needed in the first place. Keystone Crossroads’ EMILY PREVITI and KATIE MEYER joins us. We’ll also hear about the ongoing restoration of the world’s largest musical instrument – an organ in Atlantic City, constructed in 1929. NATHAN BRYSON, curator for the Historic Organ Restoration Committee joins us.

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