Chris reviews the apology given by the Obama Administration for the rollout of healthcare.gov, Chris Christie’s huge lead in the polls in the leadup to the election for Governor in New Jersey, and NSA spying on foreign leaders. He talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine and foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski.
This year, applying to college is tougher than usual because the ‘Common App’ software used by applicants for most schools has glitches.
Chris discusses the possibility the White House will push back the deadline to enroll in a healthcare exchange and television shows agreeing to promote the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. He talks to Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and Alex Borstein from The Family Guy.
The AVID college ‘readiness’ program teaches students how to manage their lives and ask the right questions.
Fumbling with buttons while driving is linked to increased risk of crashes for teen drivers, but the kind of music they’re listening to may also be a factor.
A promising program for juvenile offenders, referred to as “weed sellers become weed whackers,” gives troubled kids the opportunity to work.
Chris discusses a New York Times story on the dysfunction at the Clinton Foundation, an escaped snake in Swarthmore, and Corey Booker’s standing among Democrats. He also talks to Bennett Levin, the former Commissioner of L&I, about his request for an apology from Mayor Michael Nutter.
Chris discusses the results from yesterday’s Senate primaries in New Jersey, another key delay in the implementation of Obamacare, and the shooting of a police officer in North Philly. He also talks to Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris discusses the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidential run, Al-Jazeera’s controversial coverage of Egypt, and Bon Jovi’s donation of $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. He also talks to Dick Yuengling, from the Yuengling Brewery, about this Friday’s shore stop in Brigantine.
Chris analyzes the New York Times, CNN and Associated Press’s decision to decline a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, a local girl’s battle for a lung transplant, and the capture of a bear in Burlington County. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post about a racial discrimination suit filed against the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months.
Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.
My grandson told me he was learning advanced math and when I asked where, he told me it was at a free website program, Khan Academy. Millions of others are doing the same.
Bernie Williams, four-time World Series Champion, has become an ambassador for music education. Now a jazz guitarist, Williams, who learned to play at a performing arts magnet school, is on Capitol Hill lobbying for support and funding.
A special education teacher at Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, dreamed up Cava Java, a coffee house as a teaching experience for her students. Starbucks beware!