PA's Claim to Mom's Day & Why Some County Workers Don't Talk
It’s the Friday news roundup! Brittany Hailer from the Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism joins host Megan Harris and lead producer Mallory Falk to discuss her court battle to make autopsies public in Allegheny County. They also talk about where candidates stand on making the county executive office more transparent and dig into the Pennsylvania roots of Mother’s Day. Turns out the woman who founded the holiday came to hate it!
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- Brittany Hailer has been consistently covering county jail deaths for PINJ. You can read her reporting on people who have died after entering the jail, including the most recent death earlier this week, and on her fight to receive an autopsy record for a detainee who died in 2020.
- Charlie Wolfson with PublicSource surveyed the candidates for Allegheny County Executive about where they stand on transparency and ethics proposals.
- City Cast Philly dug into the origins of Mother’s Day.
- The primary election is next Tuesday, May 16th. Find your polling place here.
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