Flashpoint: City Council at-large race, Mompreneur, #WalkAgainstHate

May 04, 2019 - 9:00 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about Philadelphia's City Council at-large race.  As of May 4th- 29 candidates are vying for five democratic seats on city council in what is now the second most crowded political race in Philadelphia history.  What sparked this interest in city politics? Who is running? What does it take to compete when so many people are on the ballot? We walk through the flames of Philadelphia politics with Al Schmidt, City Commissioner, Mustafa Rashed, CEO of Bellevue Strategies, Jasmine Sessoms, founder of She Can Win and Bill Greenlee, At-Large City Councilman.

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Our "news maker" of the week is Charisse McGill, owner of Lokal Artisan Foods.  The mompreneur created "French Toast Bites," a festival food that has risen in popularity.  Thanks to the initial investment by her teen daughter, McGill was able to take her side hustle to a brick and mortar on a swift timeline. She explains her product and how she did it.  Check out their new location and their products here: https://www.lokalartisanfoods.com/

The "change maker" of the week is the #WalkAgainstHate organized by the Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia. The walk, which is in its ninth year, brings together 30 local organizations. Regional board chairman Alan Gubernick and Blane Stoddart, co-founder of Black-Jewish Alliance of ADL discuss the May 19 walk. Details: WalkAgainstHate.org. Use the code "Flashpoint" for a discount on registration.

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHP 1210AM and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5.

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