Anyone who has done work around the home and in the backyard is familiar with the wheelbarrow. It’s a common tool and a useful one – but how is it made? Watch this episode of PCN Tours to see it put together. Jackson Wheelbarrows, based in Harrisburg, makes them and shows us how it’s done.
As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia. Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region’s mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and […]
Recorded 4-5-17 in Pittsburgh. Topics include: Philadelphia’s sugared beverages tax on distribution and can the tax be based on the size of the container, workers’ compensation benefits calculation, local police unions and whether an arbitration award violates the expenditure limits of the distressed city plan, liability for an accident on a state road and whether the state […]
Journalists Roundtable is in Philadelphia this week to discuss issues facing the city, including the 7-way Democratic primary for Philadelphia District Attorney. The primary election is on May 16 and comes in the wake of an indictment on 23 counts of fraud, extortion and bribery of Philadelphia’s outgoing DA Seth Williams, who decided not to run for another term. A new House member from Philadelphia was sworn in this week after winning a March 21 special election that Republicans say was fraught with irregularities. Rep. Emilio Vazquez was a rare write-in campaign winner, with just 5 percent of the eligible electorate coming to the polls. In Harrisburg, the House passed a budget bill this week that cut $800 million from Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. The House also debated mandatory minimum sentences for several hours. This week’s guests are: Dave Davies, with WHYY FM; Claire Sasko, with Philadelphia Magazine; and Solomon Jones, Host of Wake Up With WURD on WURD 900 AM. Our host is Brian Lockman.
Recorded 4-4-17 in Pittsburgh. Topics include: the discipline of a judge, Right-to-Know Law and whether personal information of government employees is protected, health care provider performance evaluations and if peer review information is discoverable, whether a trustee of an estate who purchased land from the estate properly filed the deed, and health insurance denial bad […]
Recorded 4-5-17 in Pittsburgh. Topics include: Corporate Net Loss Carryover tax and if it is falls under the Uniformity Clause of the state constitution, Right-to Know Law and whether district attorneys offices should be categorized as judicial entities, and police officer survivor benefits and if they can be negotiated as part of a collective bargaining […]
Marc Levy of the Associated Press joins us to talk about the latest news at the state Capitol. Some of the anticipated topics include the expansion of gaming, unemployment compensation call centers, and legislation on protection from abuse. Later in the program, Rep. Brandon Neuman, D- Washington, talks about a bill he’s sponsoring to help […]
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