Regional Roundup – 10/21/19

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Jewelers Row, one of the oldest diamond districts in America, is threatened by a plan to construct a 29-story residential tower. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Jewelers Row, one of the oldest diamond districts in America, is threatened by a plan to construct a 29-story residential tower. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Guests: David Danzis, Inga Saffron, Robert Hicks

On this week’s Regional Roundup; we’ll get a recap of the corruption scandal that led the mayor of Atlantic City to resign earlier this month, who’s stepped in to fill his role, and what it means for the future of the city. Joining us is DAVID DANZIS of the Press of Atlantic City. We’ll also talk to Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic INGA SAFFRON about the history, and future, of Philadelphia’s iconic Jewelers Row. Then; we’ll hear about how  a century ago, the influenza pandemic hit Philadelphia hard killing 12,000 people in just six weeks.  Philly had the among  highest death rate of any major America city. We’ll talk with ROBERT HICKS, director of the Mütter Museum, about their new exhibit on the epidemic, “Spit Spreads Death.”

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