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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Radio Times

January 21, 2009

We get reactions to President Obama's Inauguration with JESSE WASHINGTON, race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press, and CLARENCE PAGE, Pulitzer Prize-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune.

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It's Our City

All across Philadelphia people gathered in auditoriums, classrooms, and on outdoor lawns to watch the historical swearing-in of the 44th President of the United States. Check out our full coverage from the Philadelphia region and view our pictures from the historic day. More information »

Delaware Tonight

WHYY's Delaware Tonight gives a First State perspective on the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice Joe Biden. Plus, reports and reaction straight from Washington D.C. 1/20/09
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Senator Arlen Spector has his first official opponent for 2010 Republican Primary

March 11, 2009

With anti-abortion activist Peg Luksik now in the race, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has his first official opponent for the 2010 Republican primary. Analysts say Specter is vulnerable to a challenge from the right. WHYY's Bill Hangley reports.

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New Jersey Governer Corzine's budget would spread cuts across state

March 11, 2009

New Jersey Governor Corzine's proposed budget is designed to spread the pain of spending cuts among all those who depend on state funding. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports that local governments have some ideas about how the state could help them make do with less.

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New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine outlines his "pain of every page" budget plan

March 11, 2009

Now that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has outlined what some call his "pain on every page" budget plan, talk is turning to "which financial remedies will bring much-needed relief." WHYY'S Monica Miller reports.

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Corzine budget address expected to spread the pain

March 10, 2009

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will make his annual budget address at noon today. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports the governor's spending plan is expected to include major cuts that reflect the economic climate.

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PA school districts ponder bucking graduation exams

March 9, 2009

The Rendell Administration's latest plan for mandatory high school graduation exams could mean new costs for the region's school districts say. Local school officials are just beginning to assess a proposal released last week. WHYY's Bill Hangley has more.

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Corzine budget to sound the emergency bell

March 9, 2009

Governor Corzine will presents his budget for New Jersey tomorrow. It could be filled with large scale layoffs and potential tax increases. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports.

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Democratic leaders won't commit to timeline for legalization of video poker

March 9, 2009

Governor Rendell wants the General Assembly to legalize video poker in bars as quickly as possible, and utilize the tax revenue to provide tuition break for college students at select Pennsylvania colleges by next school year. But House Democratic leaders won't commit to a speedy timeline, and aren't saying whether they support the details of Rendell's plan. WHYY's Scott Detrow reports.

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Council rethinks requirement to advertise meetings in newspapers

March 6, 2009

Philadelphia City Councilmembers want to make sure the crisis in the newspaper industry doesn't make them obsolete. WHYY's Susan Phillips reports.

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