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Stuck in the Middle With Michael Smerconish

The Rundown Age: 56 CV, abridged: Host, The Michael Smerconish Program, weekdays on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel; host, Smerconish, Saturdays on CNN; Inquirer Sunday columnist; former […]

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Catherine Price’s Modest Proposal: Dump Your Smartphone

The Rundown Age: 39 CV, abridged: Philly freelance science journalist published in The Best American Science Writing, the New York Times and Slate, among others. […]

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Helen Gym on Championing Philly Public Schools and What’s Next

The Rundown Age: 50 CV, abridged: Philly’s first Asian-American City Councilwoman (2016-present); Cesar Chavez Champion of Change (2014); national vice chair of Local Progress (2017-present); […]

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Why Michael Nutter Thinks He Had the Best Job in Politics

The Rundown Age: 60 CV: 4th District City Councilman (1992-2006); 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-’16) List of current gigs, abridged: Pundit (CNN), professor (Columbia), fellow […]

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Why Nicole Allen White Decided to Take On the Pennsylvania Society

The Rundown Age: 31 Occupation: Director of government and external affairs at the Art Museum. Side gigs: Chair of Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee; vice chair […]