Giordano: 'What Happened To Northeast Philadelphia?'

Dom Giordano Program Recap | September 20, 2019

The Dom Giordano Program
September 20, 2019 - 2:40 pm

Why Is Poverty Increasing In Northeast Philadelphia?

Today, Dom started the show off by talking about a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the rising poverty rates in Northeast Philadelphia, including Mayfair, Oxford Circle, and Rhawnhurst. According to the Inquirer, between 1990 and 2017, Mayfair experienced the highest increase, with residents living in poverty rising from 939 to 4,884 or a 420% jump. Similarly, as written in the Inquirer, “Oxford Circle experienced a 352% growth in the number of its residents in poverty (from 3,168 to 14,328). In Lawncrest, it was 291% (from 3,300 to 12,907); in Rhawnhurst, 199% (from 1,955 to 5,845); and in Tacony, 170% (from 2,658 to 7,188).” Dom is shocked to see this type of increase and asks listeners for reasons as to why there has been such a change in either the neighborhoods they live in, or the ones they grew up in.

What Is Your Take On Student Loan Debt Forgiveness?

Then, Dom talks about a story front and center on USA Today, which shows that student loan debt hit a new high in 2018. Dom is not particularly fond of debt forgiveness, but is keen to point out that a promise of forgiveness that Democratic politicians are making could win over young voters. One Democratic caller explains to Dom that he’s not particularly fond of this suggestion, and other callers explain why they’re against student loan debt forgiveness.

Lou Gaul Takes Us To The Movies

And Dom goes to the movies with regular guest Lou Gaul, talking about the newest installment in the Rambo series and a documentary coming out soon profiling Roy Cohn. Also, Lou explains the success of Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers and Dom gives listeners a suggestion for a movie that just showed up on HBO.