Yay Jane!


The Woman of the Hour is in the house! Jane Baron leading JBAD Hereos in Purple Stride Walk at Memorial Hall.

Great Morning!


Streams of people poring into Fairmount Park this hour for the annual Purple Stride Walk at Memorial Hall. Families and friends, medical professionals and others gathering to fight pancreatic cancer. I’m here in support of Jane Baron, great mom, dancer and Hegeman String Band member.

STOP Opiate Abuse


Talking with Kathrine Muller of pastop.org about preventing heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. Opiate abuse overdose deaths have been skyrocketing in recent years in the region.  Tune in Saturday morning, 6:30 a.m. for In Focus.@phl17

Inn Dwelling Excellence


A celebration of achievement and caring today at the Brossman Center in Philadelphia at the annual Inn Dwelling dinner.  Michael Athy, a young man who benefited from Inn Dwelling’s outreach, recently graduated from Harvard University Law School. He and others, Michael  Daly, and Michael and Cindy Weyand, were honored for their achievements and contributions. Brother Al Smith and Sr. Rosemarie have proven for more than 2 decades that all kids deserve a good education.

Preps for Vets Parade


Preparations are well underway for the first ever official Philadelphia Veterans Parade. Hard to believe it’s the first, given the city’s role in the nation’s history and the Armed Services, but, the first of what is to be an annual event will take place Sunday, November 8th. For details go to phillyveteransparade.org.  Congressman Bob Brady, City Council President Darrell Clarke, councilman David Oh, and Media Mayor Bob McMahon were among those announcing the parade and working to make it happen. 


A grateful thank you also goes to Vietnam Veteran Serafin Natal, who after all these years received medals he was awarded for his service in the U.S. Navy.

Thumbs Up for the Media


Overlooking the media filing center inside the PA Conv. Center a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to media from here and throughout the the world. The WMOF is gathering for the 8th time and the first in the U.S. The meeting officially begins tomorrow and runs through Friday.  Pope Francis leaves Cuba for Washington, D.C., NY, and then Philadelphia, arriving in Philadelphia Saturday. 

Ready to Go


Outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a line of motorcycles from law enforcement throughout the region for the World Meeting of Families.


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