On Politics In Focus PHL17’s longstanding community affairs program airing Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. this week the big political news in the Delaware Valley: Candidates go head-to-head in some key races. We begin with a look at the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania with Republican Pat Toomey not seeking another term – and the keystone state has an open Senate seat in the 2022 election. Republican candidates in the race hit the debate stage as the May primary is just weeks away.

Up next on Politics In Focus, people prepare to cast their ballots in primary elections. VoteRiders, a nonprofit organization focuses on voter ID education and assistance. Kathleen Unger VoteRiders founder and president joins us to talk about the nonprofit’s mission and action month initiative.  

Then a new Bill that experts say would benefit retirement savers and employers. The House of Representatives just passed the “Secure Act 2.0 – or the “Securing A Strong Retirement Act.”  Local financial professional Mark Fried from TFG Wealth Management joins us to talk about that and Fried shares how scammers are targeting people and their social security checks and offers some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

And in our final segment, we turn our focus to a portrait project that memorializes victims of gun violence. It’s called the “Souls Shot Portrait Project.” We talk with Laura Madeleine, Executive Director and Curator.

Politics In Focus airs Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. on PHL 17. It’s where you’ll find key information on election season, issues impacting the community and hear from people throughout the Delaware Valley.