Networking Across Gender Lines In "Me Too" Era, PA's New Clean Slate Law, Hugging To Bring Civility

Sunday, July 1st
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about networking across gender lines in the age of #MeToo. This week actor Terry Crews gave emotional testimony about a business networking experience in Hollywood that turned into a sexual assault. Cherri also had a recent experience that raised questions on how men and women can better interact to avoid sexual tension. Jennifer Robinson, CEO of Purposeful Networking, Peggy McCausland an employement lawyer and president of the Forum of Executive Women Greater Philadelphia region and Dr. George James a marriage and family therapist weigh in providing advice and insight on how to set boundaries, avoid lawsuits and keep away from trouble at home.

Our newsmaker of the week is State Rep. Jordan Harris, one of the lead sponsors of the "Clean Slate" bill signed into law this week by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The bill will allow hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with criminal pasts to get certain records automatically sealed from employers after 10 years. The legislation is the first of its kind. Harris discusses the bi-partisan effort, it's roll out and what's up next in Harrisburg when it comes to criminal justice reform.

Our changemaker of the week is known as the "Hug Guy." David Hale Syvester is a big man, with a bigger heart. He's spent the past 17 years traveling the world giving hugs and high fives to strangers. At a time with division is at an all time high and civility is at an all time low, Sylvester's documentary, book and message of humanity and love is sorely needed.

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