Regional Roundup – 4/8/19

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This undated photo provided by the Office of Attorney General of New Jersey shows parts of guns confiscated after being sold by mail order from a California company. New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday, March 22, 2019, against the California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called

This undated photo provided by the Office of Attorney General of New Jersey shows parts of guns confiscated after being sold by mail order from a California company. New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday, March 22, 2019, against the California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called "ghost guns" last year. (Office of Attorney General of New Jersey via AP)

Guests: Adam Skaggs, Rebecca Rhynhart, Stephen Metraux

On this week’s Regional Roundup: New Jersey is fighting against so-called “ghost guns,” firearms that are purchased and shipped in pieces to be assembled at home. ADAM SKAGGS of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence joins us to tell us just how “ghost guns” work, and recent moves within New Jersey’s government and law enforcement to rid the state of them. Then, we’ll be joined by Philadelphia Controller REBECCA RHYNHART. She conducted an audit of the city’s handling sexual harassment within City Hall and made suggestions of how to streamline and improve the process. She’s joining us to talk about the audit and how, a year later, she’s dissatisfied with the city’s reaction to it. Lastly, we’ll hear how the breaking up of the massive heroin encampment in Kensington affected the city’s ability to combat the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. University of Delaware researcher, STEPHEN METRAUX was the lead author on a study that examined this, and joins us to tell us what he found.

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