6:00 Chris reviews last nights event with Texas Senator Ted Cruz at the National Constitution Center.

6:25 Sharyl Attkisson will be the next featured guest in the WPHT Speakers Series.

6:48 Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill thinks Rihanna should address domestic violence before the Thursday Night Football open.

Rihanna  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Rihanna (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

7:00 Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says ground troops will be necessary in Iraq for the plan to be successful.

7:02 President Obama renewed his pledge not to commit troops back into battle.

7:19 Chris talks to Comedian John Heffron who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.

7:51 Philadelphia is facing a doctor shortage.

8:19 Chris talks to author Clive Thompson about his book, Smarter than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.