Overheard with Ajay Raju and Rebecca Rhynhart - Part 1

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Overheard with Ajay Raju and Rebecca Rhynhart - Part 1
Part 1 of Ajay's conversation with democratic mayoral candidate Rebecca Rhynhart

Have you been interested in hearing what the candidates for mayor have to say about Philadelphia, when they have plenty of time to share their thoughts?

Ajay Raju continues his series Overheard with several of the candidates for long, in depth conversations. You can listen in to the whole chat, or jump to these highlights:

0:53 - 5:23 Why is Rebecca Rhynhart running for mayor? How would this former City Controller work with City Council, the DA, Police Commissioner, School Superintendent?

5:24 - 7:39 Ideologue or pragmatist? What are Rebecca's rock-like, core beliefs?

7:40 - 12:36 Why does Philadelphia suffer from multigenerational issues? Can Rebecca make a difference where administrations since the 1970s have fallen short?

12:57 - 18:48 Ideas or innovations that Rebecca would bring to address violence in Philadelphia. Surveillance? Pinpoint strategy?

18:49 - 21:18 How would Rebecca bolster morale of the Philadelphia police department? Changes in training needed?

21:29 - 25:54 Funding issue, lack of will issue, or political issue: if we know that limited resources can change the lives of so many, why aren't we investing that little bit of money? "It's a lack of strategic focus." Where will Rebecca find the funding needed for initiatives?

26:00 - 33:36 How would Rebecca deal with education? Supplement teaching with free technology?

33:51 - 42:10 Where are we as Philadelphians in terms of use of technology? "The government has a long way to go."

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