Regional Roundup – 12/16/19

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Sen. Darius Brown, Savannah Shepherd and others read the words on The Lynching of George White Historical Marker just minutes after it was unveiled at Greenbank Park on June 23. (Scott Goss/Delaware Senate Majority Caucus)

Sen. Darius Brown, Savannah Shepherd and others read the words on The Lynching of George White Historical Marker just minutes after it was unveiled at Greenbank Park on June 23. (Scott Goss/Delaware Senate Majority Caucus)

Guests: Nicolas O’Rourke, Stephanie Lampkin , Eugene DePasquale

On this week’s Regional Roundup; Mary will speak to the new director of the Pennsylvania Working Families Party NICOLAS O’ROURKE. The party had success in the Philadelphia City Council race in electing Kendra Brooks in November, and will continue to nominate candidates on the political left throughout the state. We’ll also hear about Delaware’s often-unacknowledged history as a slave state and subsequent forms of racial violence that have plagued the state. STEPHANIE LAMPKIN director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington, is undertaking a new project called Unequal Justice in Delaware – Rewriting the Narrative and she’ll join us to tell us why highlighting this history is so important. Then, Mary talks with Pennsylvania Auditor General, EUGENE DePASQUALE about a his recent report detailing the high cost of climate change that will face the commonwealth and the Berks Family Residential Center.

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