Regional Roundup – 12/09/19

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Trees shade outdoor learning spaces on the Taggart School playground. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Trees shade outdoor learning spaces on the Taggart School playground. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Guests: Bob Fernandez, Kate Shaw, Kathryn Ott Lovell, Erica Smith Fichman

On this week’s Regional Roundup; why is the cost of Pa’s colleges so high? We’ll get the answer when Mary talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s BOB FERNANDEZ, and with KATE SHAW, executive director of Research for Action, a non-profit educational research organization in Philadelphia. Then, we’ll learn about the declining rate of trees in Philadelphia over the years, and the city’s plan to add more green to the cityscape. Joining us will be KATHERYN OTT LOVELL, commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as Community Forestry Manager ERICA SMITH FICHMAN.

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