Newsletter for Thursday, Aug. 13
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Purple doesn’t make BigBelly trash cans cleaner; photo via @katmath13 on Instagram.
NBC10 NIXES MAYORAL DEBATE OVER DEMANDS FROM JIM KENNEY’S SIDE
In an email obtained by Billy Penn, NBC10 news director Anzio Williams and NBC10 executive producer Richard Kiss cited “the production demands of the Kenney Campaign” as the reason for why the network would no longer agree to televise the debate. “Your request to eliminate “cut-aways” presents a significant problem for the TV partners as it is a live program,” the note read. Lauren Hitt, Kenney’s communications director, said the campaign’s lone hangup with NBC10 was its insistence on using a split-screen shot of both candidates and focusing on the candidate who was not speaking.
KATHLEEN KANE: PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, ACTRESS OF ‘BOONDOG MILLIONAIRE’
After being indicted last week on charges she leaked classified information, Attorney General Kathleen Kane convened press in the capitol building in Harrisburg today to claim her innocence and not resign despite calls from across the state — including the governor. The
press conference statement-reading ceremony where she took no questions was a pretty weird one. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t following along, including her quoting the movie “Boondock Saints” but calling it “Boondog Millionaire” instead.
Come celebrate the 19th anniversary of one of Philadelphia's true gems. Grey Lodge Pub has a beer list and atmosphere that have made it recognized as a top bar in America by Esquire. The Luau features Hawaiian variations of local brews and pulled pork specials. Oh, and bring your Hawaiian shirt.
Where: Grey Lodge Pub at 6235 Frankford Avenue
When: August 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Whatever you spend on drinks/food
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WHY ACTION NEWS STILL USES THAT RETRO THEME SONG (AND PHILLY LIKES IT THAT WAY)
If you’ve watched local news around these parts, you’ve probably heard it: Move closer to your world my friend, take a little bit of time. Move closer to your world my friend, and you’ll see…The song has been used by WPVI, Philadelphia’s most popular local news channel, for the better part of 50 years, and Philadelphians feel such a connection with the song that they were up in arms in the 1990s when the station dared so much as to mess with the composition.
WANT TO PITCH AOL’S FOUNDER? HE’LL BE IN PHILLY NEXT MONTH AND LISTENING
Philly isn’t the only major city pushing against the idea that Silicon Valley and New York are the only places you can find major innovation happening. And AOL-founder-turned-venture-capitalist Steve Case is traveling the country trying to capitalize on that. In its second year, Case’s Rise of the Rest bus trip is coming to Philly in September as part of its northeast tour of five cities that are up-and-coming hubs for tech and startups. Case and his team will spend a day in each city, tour successful local startups and hold at least two public events — one of those is a pitch competition that will result in a $100,000 investment in a local company. Here are details on how you can participate.