Zeoli Show Log 08.22.17On today's show, Rich discussed Donald Trump's decision to increase U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, the fight to remove a statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, and whether or not the president will pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. At 5pm, Luke Coffey, the Director of Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation.
Rizzo Statue Rally Postponed Due To Agreement With Mayor's OfficeSources inside of city hall say the city sought to have the rally cancelled in fears that the rally would grow to be violent.
Person Throws Eggs, Places 'Shame On President Trump' Sign On Controversial Philly StatueThe statue was dedicated in 1998 and rumblings to remove it date back to at least a year ago.
Councilwoman Proposes Bill Addressing Pedestrian Safety On Closed SidewalksThe bill is a response to the checkerboard of closed sidewalks that make navigating Center City on foot challenging.
Zeoli Show Log 10.06.16Rich discussed the controversy surrounding the Wheely Wheely Good Food truck, Hurricane Matthew and Clowns Lives Matter. He also discussed running political ads during a natural disaster, Hillary Clinton helping out Chelsea's friend and censorship of Talk Radio. Rich spoke with Dr. Mazz during Ask the Doctor at 4pm.
City Council Explores Parking Authority Low Funding To Public Schools, Despite Making Higher ProfitsParking Authority officials explained its declining contribution to the school district results from a complicated combination of state law, increasing pension costs, and events such as the Pope's visit and snowstorms.
Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water FountainsCouncilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter SchoolsThe avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.
Phila. Education Advocate Urges Caution Over Amended Pa. Tax LegislationAn amendment attached to the Pa. House bill would give groups who want to open charter schools in Philadelphia the right to appeal to a state board if they get turned down by the School Reform Commission.
Phila. Education Firebrand Helen Gym To Receive White House Award Helen Gym is well known among local government and educational leaders for keeping them on their toes. The Philadelphia community activist will be honored at the White House next week for her service to the city.
Pa. Auditor General Hears Tales of Charter School Accountability WoesWith more than half of Pennsylvania's charter schools in Philadelphia, state auditor general Eugene DePasquale came to City Hall for his final statewide hearing on charter accountability.