State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 34: Why we need to talk more about gerrymandering

Written by Katie Meyer | Dec 8, 2017 5:52 PM

Over the last month or so, WITF and other public media stations have been rolling out a series of stories in collaboration with PennLive about the weird ways Pennsylvania draws its electoral maps.

Reporting these stories has taken us across the state, from coal mines to cornfields to cities to suburbs to random nursing homes. And the reason we've spent all that time and those tanks of gas is that we believe gerrymandering is one of the most important, far-reaching issues facing the commonwealth right now.

PennLive's Wallace McKelvey and WITF and Keystone Crossroads' Emily Previti were both leaders on the project, and they join us this week to discuss their main takeaways, and the new directions their reporting will be taking as we continue to follow the issue. 

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