Tonight, Join Us for a Live Interview with Lynne Abraham

It won't be anything like the boring mayoral forums you've heard about. Be there at 6 p.m. at Pipeline Philly.

Lynne Abraham | Photo by Jeff Fusco

Lynne Abraham | Photo by Jeff Fusco

Tonight at 6 p.m., Citified is sitting down with mayoral candidate and former District Attorney Lynne Abraham for what promises to be an in-depth, lively interview.

This is the final event in Philadelphia magazine’s Candidate Conversations, a series of free, public Q&As with the Democrats running for mayor. They are the polar opposite of the dozens of mayoral forums that have been held throughout town: There won’t be any one-minute sound bites tonight. There won’t be a half-dozen candidates on stage trying to stand out, but often failing to do so.

Instead, we’ll interview Abraham one-on-one for 40 minutes, asking her a broad range of questions as well as probing follow-ups. We promise you’ll leave with a true sense of who she is and how she operates. Audience members will also have a chance to ask questions and talk to Abraham after the Q&A.

Event Details

  • When: Monday, April 27. 6 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Graham Building, 30 S. 15th Street, with an amazing view of City Hall.

Want to read up on Abraham before the event? Check out these stories:

  • Our coverage of her November campaign launch.
  • This Philadelphia magazine profile of Abraham.
  • Patrick Kerkstra’s Q&A with Abraham, in which she talks about pot, interracial marriage and the death penalty.
  • Our story on Abraham’s decision as district attorney to not prosecute a cop who shot a 20-year-old in the back in 2008.
  • The 1995 New York Times article that dubbed Abraham “the deadliest D.A.” because she sought the death penalty more than any other prosecutor at the time.
  • An analysis of how Abraham’s collapse on live TV changed the mayor’s race.
  • An article by the Inquirer about Abraham calling on her opponents to reject “dark money” in the mayor’s race the same day that the first super PAC-funded ad aired on TV.
  • Will Bunch’s story on how Abraham was hired to look into Jerry Sandusky‘s former charity, the Second Mile, but abandoned the probe because she said “the now-devastated state of the charity … had rendered the need for a full-blown investigation moot.”
  • A look at whether sexism is hurting Abraham’s electoral prospects.