Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order today that changes Philadelphia’s policy on immigration and customs enforcement detainers, known as ICE holds. Immigration advocates are calling the new policy is one of the most progressive in the country.
Chris celebrates Wawa’s 50th anniversary and discusses a man arrested for jogging naked on the Main Line. He talks to former Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris discussed the demise of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, testimony in Congress on the Comcast merger with Time Warner, and Philadelphia’s ban on e-cigarettes. He talks to comedian Jon Lovitz and Greg Conley from the Heartland Institute.
Saying he wants to “promote and protect the health and wellness of everyone in Philadelphia,’” Mayor Nutter has signed into law two measures that regulate electronic cigarettes.
Mayor Michael Nutter says it’s all part of the planned revitalization of once-elegant Chestnut Street.
Chris discusses University of Connecticut basketball player Shabazz Napier’s assertion that athletes often go to bed hungry and Allyson Schwartz kicking off her ad campaign for Governor. He talks to Matthew Continetti from the Washington Free Beacon and filmmaker Phelim McAleer.
Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.
Councilman Jim Kenney was among those questioning deputy maoyr Alan Greenberger about the value of Mayor Nutter’s taxpayer-funded overseas trips.
The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall upon his return, Mayor Nutter said he has no doubt that the trip he made to Rome with Archbishop Chaput and Gov. Corbett sent a clear message of their desire that the pope visit the region next year.
Ignoring the pleas of e-cigarette users, City Council has unanimously approved a measure that bans the devices from public spaces in Philadelphia.
Although a private meeting with Pope Francis was canceled, a delegation from Pennsylvania had the chance to speak with the Pontiff in Rome Wednesday morning.
“We got a lot of very good smiles from him,” Corbett said afterward. “His English is much better, probably, than my Spanish. But he likes Philadelphia. He smiled about Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia is already set to host the World Meeting of Families from September 22 to 27, 2015. The Pope usually travels to the event, but local officials are hoping to guarantee his presence at the first one held since assuming his position.
Chris gives his take on the Corbett Administration’s response to Kathleen Kane, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Daily News editorial, and Michael Nutter’s appearance on Meet the Press. He talks to Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup.