Regional Roundup – 09/09/19

This week: an update on the closure of Hahnemann Hospital, Camden County School District superintendent Katrina McCombs, and monarch migration.

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(photo caption: Mark Garland)

(photo caption: Mark Garland)

Guests: Nina Feldman, Katrina McCombs, Mark Garland

Last month, Hahnemann University’s residency positions were auctioned off for $55 million to six Thomas Jefferson University health systems. But the closing hospital is now awaiting word from a Wilmington federal bankruptcy judge whether or not the sale can go through following the federal government’s opposition to the sale. WHYY’s NINA FELDMAN breaks down the court ruling which is expected to be handed down Thursday. Then, we talk with the new Superintendent of Camden City schools, KATRINA MCCOMBS, about the state of the city’s schools and her goals for the coming year.  Finally, it’s monarch migration season and New Jersey’s Cape May Point is a hotspot to see the butterflies on their journey. We’ll check in with MARK GARLAND, the director of the Monarch Monitoring Project with New Jersey Audubon, about monarch numbers, their 3000 mile flight to Mexico, and ways to support monarch butterflies at home.

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