Radio PA Roundtable – June 7, 2013

On this week’s Radio PA Roundtable, the investigation into a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia may focus on the city’s licensing and inspections process. The Mayor and a city commissioner faced heated questions the day after the collapse this week. Also, tempers flared at a hearing on liquor privatization as the Lieutenant Governor and a state senator squared off and U-S Senator Pat Toomey takes a 10-year old girl’s fight for life to the Senate floor.

Radio PA Roundtable is a 30-minute program featuring in-depth reporting, commentary and analysis on the top news stories of the week.

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Mayor Michael Nutter Promises Full Investigation

In the wake of a building collapse that left at least six people dead and more than a dozen injured in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter is promising a full investigation into the tragic incident.

The 4-story building, which was in the demolition process, took out a Salvation Army Thrift store next door. Search and rescue teams pulled one woman out of the rubble overnight after she had been trapped for more than 12 hours.

Mayor Nutter says city, state and federal officials will be part of the official investigation, but his focus on Wednesday was on the horrific human toll and sorting through the debris in the hunt for survivors.