Regional Roundup 3/25/2019

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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Guests: Payton Guion, Victor Pickard, Marcus Hayes

The New Jersey Legislature is scheduled to vote on a legalizing marijuana bill on Monday. We’ll talk about the vote and the debate around legal pot in the Garden State with PAYTON GUION, who covers marijuana for NJ Advance Media. Then, The Reading Eagle filed for bankruptcy last week, the Philadelphia online news site Billy Penn is being sold, and other local newspapers and news organizations across the country are struggling. We’ll talk about why local journalism is disappearing and why it matters with VICTOR PICKARD from the University of Pennsylvania. Finally, with the Phillies home opener approaching,  Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News columnist MARCUS HAYES previews the season and tells us what Bryce Harper’s arrival in the City of Brotherly Love means for hometown major league baseball.

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