Philadelphia Daily News
The School Reform Commission has ordered its lawyer to investigate why dozens of top-ranking Philadelphia School District leaders were hired over the last two years without public notification, in violation of district policy and the Sunshine Act.
But Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest say they’re not interested in selling.
When publisher Robert Hall fired Inquirer editor Bill Marimow last week, the feud among the owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News become public.
Chris covers the latest round of negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan and polling about how politically divided Americans are. He talks to Author Ann Coulter and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris dissects the battle between Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia teacher’s union, as well as the continued fallout from Miley Cyrus performance on MTV. He also talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine about her new book, The End of the Suburbs.
Chris reviews President Obama’s appearance with Jay Leno last night, efforts by Congressman Bob Brady to bring the 2016 Democratic Convention to Philadelphia and Riley Cooper’s return to Eagles training camp. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and Congressman Pat Meehan.
Chris returns from a trip to St, Louis to discuss the Phillies struggles against the Cardinals, President Obama’s falling poll numbers, and the circus surrounding Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign in New York City. He also talks to Chris Butler on Finance Friday, Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery, and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
Chris covers to the verdict, media coverage, and political aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, a Bay Area television station that wrongly reported the names of the crew in the plane crash at the San Francisco airport, and a proposed smoking ban on the Jersey shore beaches. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris analyzes the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate implementation, the failure of the Republican led Pennsylvania legislature to privatize liquor sales, and New Jersey Democrats attempt to override Governor Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto. He talks to Time’s Kelly Knauer, Philly Mag’s Tom McGrath and Don Adams from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.
Chris analyzes the popularity of country music in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia’s place on the list of snobbiest cities in the country, and the split opinion’s of American’s on gay marriage. He also speaks with Navy Vice Admiral Nanette Derenzi about and Inquirer Reporter Jason Nark.
Chris talks liquor, latenight TV, and Twitter and how they all are effecting Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Lawmakers are voting today on the privatizing of the state liquor system. Rumors say Jimmy Fallon could be moving NBC late night to NYC if he takes over for Jay Leno. D.A. Seth Williams gets caught following interesting twitter accounts. Chris personally speaks with Bernard McCormick author celebrating Philly Mag, Evan Nappen lawyer of SJ man posting Facebook photos of his son holding a rifle, and Matt Brouillette from the commonwealth foundation joins us to discuss the bill to privatize the plcb.
A published report says Gov. Corbett and his wife accepted $11,000 in gifts in 2010 — the year he was elected — and 2011, his first year in office, from business executives, lobbyists, and lobbying firms.
A rail car loaded with 1,500-pound rolls of newsprint is at the heart of the lawsuit filed by Sarah Troester of Claymont, Del.
Teamsters leader John Laigaie says the vote was 169 to 4 because his members understand the realities of a newspaper business in decline.
This year saw Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers change hands for the fourth time in five years, in a secretive deal that involved hedge funds, local political bosses, and the censoring of reporters’ stories.