Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania and Philadelphia leading the nation in bed bug infestation. He talks to Jay Wiederhold, of the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance, and State Representative Mike Turzai about the efforts to privatize liquor and beer sales, to Kevin Williams about a special showing of his film, Fear of a Black Republican, and to Kevin Cirilli, of the Philly Post, who is covering the Jerry Sandusky Trial.
Chris reviews the Phillies big extra inning win yesterday and the interesting choices that some local news rooms are making during sweeps week. He talks to Buzz Bissinger about his book Father’s Day, CBS 3’s Ben Simoneau about the PA LCB wasting tax payer dollars and to the Philly Post’s Tom McGrath about Jay-Z’s Labor Day concert on the Parkway.
Joe Conti, head of the Pa. LCB, says bottles of wine costing upwards of $1,000 will be available for tasting.
Chris reviews Chris Christie’s State of the State with Rich Zeoli, talks to Joe RIvera, the father of a girl denied a kidney transplant, Tom McGrath, editor of Philadelphia Magazine, and the Mayor of Doylestown, Josh Maxwell.
Chris dicusses Ron Paul’s electibility and the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney by the other Republican candidates. He talks to Actor and Travel Writer Andrew McCarthy about his appearance at the Philadelphia travel show and Comedian/Travel Channel Host Bert Kreischer about his upcoming shows at Helium Comedy Club
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has voted to increase prices on several hundred items.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports that one South Jersey wine retailer is keeping a sharp eye on what is happening across the Delaware River.
If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.
A spokeswoman for the Liquor Control Board says the agency has been requiring more use of metal detectors by nuisance bars in recent years.
After receiving numerous complaints, the Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board pulls an online ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape.
The state Liquor Control Board has quietly launched a pilot program that will allow Pennsylvania residents to have wine and spirits sold through the agency’s website delivered to their doors.
The wine kiosk program was plagued with problems, mostly as a result of malfunctioning machines. Then the LCB ended up in a contract dispute with the manufacturer of the kiosks.
With the program floundering due to a host of problems, Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the Liquor Control Board needs to make dramatic improvements to its wine kiosks in supermarkets – or pull the plug on the experiment.