Regional Roundup – 10/07/19

This week: Judge approves safe injection sites in Philadelphia, how different districts are dealing with 'lunch debt,' and a UPenn prof who translates the classics from Greek.

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(AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)

(AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)

Guests: Ronda Goldfein, Jennifer Gaddis, Emily Wilson

On this week’s Regional Roundup: A judge recently ruled that the proposed supervised injection site in Philadelphia does not violate federal law because it is intended to reduce overdose deaths. RONDA GOLDFEIN, vice president of Safehouse, will tell us about the court case and what it means for the opioid epidemic in the city. Then, we’ll hear about school lunch debt, and how some schools, locally and nationally, are “shaming” kids who have not paid their lunch bills. JENNIFER GADDIS, author of Labor of Lunch, joins us. We’ll also meet University of Pennsylvania professor of classical studies, EMILY WILSON, who just won a 2019 MacArthur grant for her work translating classic literature, such as The Odyssey and Oedipus Tyrannos, into English.

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