Flashpoint: SCOTUS confirmation hearings, dancing dad's viral video, Mighty Writing festival

Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg
Sunday, September 2nd
Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the upcoming confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Yale and Yale Law educated jurist has strong ties to the Bush family and is seen as a staunch conservative. Democrats have threatened to stall his confirmation in light of recent indictments following the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election. A power panel of experts digs into the politics behind the Kavanaugh nomination, lays out what will happen during the confirmation hearings and predicts what the outcome of the next court session will be with Kavanaugh on the bench. Panelists include Larry Ceisler of Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy, Lisa Tucker, associate professor of law at Drexel University and Linda Dale Hoff, partner at Dilworth Paxson who served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for two years.

The Newsmaker of the week is Kenneth Thomas, founder of Level Dance Complex in Merchantville, New Jersey. When he received positive news about his son Kristian's cancer diagnosis he danced. The moment was caught on video and it went viral, sparking the interest of big names like Ciarra, Halle Berry and many more. Thomas and his family have raised thousands to help them get through the toughest battle of their lives. He discusses his philosophy on healing his son, who also has Down Syndrome and all the good will that has come because of it. To purchase #FightKristian apparel CLICK HERE

Finally, the Changemaker of the week is Mighty Writers, a non-profit that promotes literacy skills by teaching kids in underserved communities how to write with clarity. Founder and executive director Tim Whitaker talks about the organization and its inaugural Mighty Fest, which kicks off September 26th in Philadelphia. The four-day festival is designed to inspire kids by giving them the super power of writing. For more on the organization CLICK HERE

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SCOTUS confirmation hearings, dancing dad's viral video, Mighty Writing festival