Medicaid a flashpoint for Pennsylvania in U.S. Senate health bill

Medicaid a flashpoint for Pennsylvania in U.S. Senate health bill

Reductions in Medicaid spending in the just-unveiled health care bill written by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and his fellow U.S. Senate Republicans emerged as a crucial flashpoint Thursday in the commonwealth where the program

Pa. may make it easier for non-violent criminals to get a fresh start

Pa. may make it easier for non-violent criminals to get a fresh start

In November, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed Act 5 that allows people to have some misdemeanor convictions sealed if a judge approves. But it's not a quick process with the average time for getting a hearing at roughly four

With state searching for revenue, is marijuana a possible solution for Pennsylvania?

With state searching for revenue, is marijuana a possible solution for Pennsylvania?

As GOP leaders search high and low for more than $2 billion dollars to patch the commonwealth’s budget gaps, one state senator is trying to tempt his colleagues with revenue projections from one of his longtime pet issues —

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Essay: Promoting civility in Washington in the age of Trump
Speak Easy | Jonathan Zimmerman

Essay: Promoting civility in Washington in the age of Trump

President Trump said all the right things after five people were shot by a gunman at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last Wednesday. Emphasizing America's shared heritage, he called on Democrats and Republicans

Speak Easy | Paul Girardi

Op-ed: The dangers of replacing Obamacare with the Republican health care bill

How can we live in a modern society — what some would call the greatest country in the world — and not provide health care as a right to all of our citizens? The Affordable Care Act under President Obama sought to address

Speak Easy | Deborah Gordon Klehr

Op-ed: Permitting concealed guns in Pa. schools would make kids less safe

Legislation recently passed out of the state Senate Education Committee that would permit school personnel to carry concealed firearms in Pennsylvania's public schools is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

Speak Easy | Christine Flowers

Op-ed: SCOTUS just confirmed a First Amendment right to offensive trademarks

The word police just got put on notice: Your power to arrest, detain, and shame people who don’t share your view of “offensive” was circumscribed this week by the Supreme Court.

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'Rhythms of Resistance' coming to Philly's Clef Club

'Rhythms of Resistance' coming to Philly's Clef Club

Philadelphia's Clef Club is the site for a Black Music Month celebration, "Rhythms of Resistance: Protest Music Past and Present." Panelist James Peterson offers a preview with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

Fridays at 9 a.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM
Curious about space? Ask The Pulse!

Curious about space? Ask The Pulse!

Have you ever had questions about space? Like, how many dogs have gone to space, or how do astronauts go to the bathroom in space? Now is your chance to find out: we want your questions for our upcoming episode to celebrate

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