Pennsylvania's 20 representatives of the Electoral College will meet today in Harrisburg and they still plan to vote for Donald Trump, despite tens of thousands of calls and letters asking them not to. WHYY's Dave Davies explains how the elector process works (it includes a reception with Gov. Tom Wolf). As one elector put it, "I have a duty to carry out the will of the voters of Pennsylvania."
The Eagles lost Sunday, but Doug Pederson may have won over his locker room by deciding to go for a two-point conversion, down one point, with four seconds to play. After Carson Wentz scampered to the end zone in what could have been the game-tying score, Pederson called a two-point play to try to win rather than an extra point to tie. The Eagles players supported the call, even in a loss. Linebacker Jordan Hicks, who had a key interception in the game, said, “I think if you ask anybody in this locker room, they’ll tell you they loved it. That’s who Doug said he was going to be."
A string of recent restaurant and bar openings makes a case that Port Richmond, the long-quiet neighborhood hugging the Delaware River as it curves east above Petty Island, is on the cusp of a food and drink renaissance. Anyone who's been in Port Richmond awhile will tell you this is just the next wave for the neighborhood — not an overhaul of a down-on-its-luck community. Check out all the new restaurants and bars popping up, and what the neighborhood old guard has to say about it.
In honor of the pending winter solstice and to make the 4:30 p.m. darkness more deal-able, Martha Graham Cracker — aka the alter ego of "drag queen king" Dito Van Reigersberg — and her cabaret band are putting on a balls-to-the-wall show.
Where: FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. 19106
When: December 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $20 and up ($15 for students or under 25)
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Since 2002, Mad Elf has been Pennsylvania’s holiday beverage of choice. The cherry and honey flavored beer with an 11 percent alcohol content sells out every year with beer stores having to limit sales per person or overcharge. Troegs can never make enough Mad Elf to match the crazy demand. When you crack open your next one to begin what'll surely be an interesting night ahead, consider how Mad Elf got started — with a very literal boom.
Know a top doctor or nurse? A leader on the business side of the health field? How about a great personal trainer or yoga instructor? We’re looking to highlight the best young professionals in Philly health and fitness fields, and we need your help to nominate them. Our “Who’s Next” series, presented by the Knight Foundation, highlights some of the most dedicated young people working to shape our city every day. Our goal is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers in a different industry each month. Nominations for Who's Next: Health and Fitness close Thursday.