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The Delaware Valley Journal podcast is hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources. We seek to provide clear, informative reporting on the Philadelphia area including Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, as well as broader issues affecting Pennsylvania.
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In this edition of the Delaware Valley Journal -- On The AIR!, Clarice Schillinger of the Back to School PA PAC talks about her organization's efforts to challenge school board incumbents who kept classrooms closed much longer than necessary last year. She also tells News Director Linda Stein she believes her organization's pressure is the only reason school boards are going to "Zoom School" now, despite the disastrous impacts of remote learning on education.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
On this edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette talks to DVJ News Editor Linda Stein about her experience growing up in poverty as a Black girl in the rural South, the values she believes helped make her a success and why she's running for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination.Barnette, a veteran, a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance and an author, also talks about her support for an election audit in Pennsylvania and a "hit piece" from the Philadelphia Inquirer she believes unfairly portrayed her stance as a "voter fraud hunter."Hosted by Michael Graham.
In this edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast, DVJ Editor Linda Stein joins host Michael Graham for a grilling of U.S. Senate candidate, Montco Republican Jeff Bartos. He talks about growing up in Berks County, his top campaign priorities and his take on the Ben and Jerry's boycott targeting Israel.On that same topic, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) wants Pennsylvania to invoke its anti-BDS law against Ben & Jerry's for what he calls "anti-semitic" targeting of Israel. He updates the story -- including what he has (and hasn't) heard from Gov. Tom Wolf's office here.
On this special edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast, former Montgomery County prosecutor Bruce Castor, who handled Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in 2005, says he has no regrets over how he played his hand. He says the media coverage is a mess, and talk of an "agreement" with Cosby is nonsense.Plus, Harrisburg insider Charlie O'Neill talks about why both Gov. Tom Wolf and the PA GOP have reasons to be happy with the newly-signed budget, and the potential political fallout of Wolf's veto of the Republican-backed voting law.Hosted by Michael Graham, with Delaware Valley News Editor Linda Stein.
Charlie Gerow was born in a Brazilian slum, but grew up in the Delaware Valley. He's been a fixture in Keystone State politics for years, and now he's decided to enter the fray. Gerow is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.Why?  Find out in this interview with DVJournal News Editor Linda Stein and podcast host Michael Graham.
Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain sits down with DVJ News Editor Linda Stein to talk about his career, Philly's soaring crime and his possible political future.McSwain also offers his thoughts on DVJournal reporting by Charlie O'Neill that Montgomery County Democrats counted undated ballots in the 2021 primary -- in direct violation of state laws and guidance from the Wolf administration.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
In this edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast,  DVJ's Harrisburg correspondent talks about what happens next now that voters passed ballot amendments limiting the governor's emergency powers; and how Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is struggling to navigate the difficult political terrain around energy policy in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary.Plus, three-time Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Rowdy Gaines talks about the "Make A Splash" initiative from USA Swimming and Phillips 66 to keep kids safe at the beach, lake or pool.Hosted by Michael Graham, with DVJ News Editor Linda Stein.
Give Guy Ciarrocchi 20 minutes and he'll give you the best case for voting yes on the key ballot questions of the May 18 election. (We actually gave him 23 minutes, but who's counting?) Guy  is the President & CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry. Find them @ChescoChamber.For more information about the Vote Yes Chesco campaign, click here.Hosted by Michael Graham.
Leo Knepper, CEO of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania talks about the Pennsylvania state budget, the newly-passed federal COVID-19 spending package, and how the infamous "midnight pay raise" pushed him into politics.
This week, DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks With PA Manufacturers’ Association CEO David N. Taylor about the PennEast pipeline, and a recent court development that will determine the pipeline’s ultimate fate in New Jersey.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
On this edition, Todd Shepherd talks with Bucks County Health Director Dr. David Damsker about the problem — and the opportunity — with some COVID-19 tests.
On this week's edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast, Editor Todd Shepherd and InsideSources' Michael Graham talk about how Biden's continued trash talk of the energy sector is likely to play in Pennsylvania, plus Democratic departures from Delaware County government.And Michael talks to former Florida Governor and 2016 POTUS candidate Jeb Bush about growing support in the suburbs for school choice.
Delaware Valley Journal broke the story of desperate county officials pleading for more help from the PA Department of Health, describing the COVID situation in their longterm care facilities as "a fire in dry grass."And DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks about the COVID-19 nursing home crisis and the vaccine rollout with Zach Shamberg, president of the PA Health Care Association.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks about government transparency in the Keystone State with the outgoing director of the Office of Open Records, Erik Arneson.The. Biden presidency is likely to focus on energy policy, putting Pennsylvania yet again on the frontlines of the national political battle.And Restaurateur Dave Magrogan gets a shout out for his efforts to keep local small businesses afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks about restaurants coming out of the latest restrictions with PA Restaurant and Lodging Assoc. Director of Operations Ben Fileccia.Plus, what the violence in DC means for Pennsylvania politics, and the PAGOP in particular.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
In this edition of the Delaware Valley Journal podcast, editor Todd Shepherd hosts a political roundtable with GOP’er Charlie Gerow and Dem strategist TJ Rooney, looking back on 2020, and what’s in store for 2021.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks with two mothers behind the lawsuit against the Hatboro-Horsham School District as they hope to force the district to offer more choice than all-virtual learning.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks with Bucks County Health Director Dr. David Damsker about the county’s cutting-edge — and sometimes controversial — COVID methodologies on the same day the Philly Inquirer published a profile on him.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks with Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry President Guy Ciarrocchi about Gov. Wolf’s veto this week of a liability protection bill.Hosted by Michael Graham of InsideSources.
Why can't Delaware County seem to reconcile its voting records, and why have they stopped answering questions?Plus -- DVJ editor Todd Shepherd talks with Carl Marrara of the PA Manufacturers’ Association about the trickle-everywhere benefits of the state’s natural gas boom.Hosted by Michael Graham of insideSources.
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