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Out d’Coup | Thursday Night Episode; Guardian Breaks Story on Wolf Admin Ties to Big Oil; Shapiro Holds Line on Priest Abuse; Kutztown Budget Crisis – AGAIN; Space; Beer

It’s a special Thursday night episode of Out d’Coup. Kevin’s heading to Philly tomorrow and Sean is heading back home…so here we are. Thursday night with Fresh King Cake and Sunny Side Up.

On today’s show, The Guardian published a bombshell investigative story this week. They reported that Governor Tom Wolf’s office and DEP officials halted environmental studies during the permitting process for Energy Transfer Partners Mariner East – 2 Pipeline in order to fast track the pipeline’s construction.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Senate Democrats renew their push for abuse survivors in the wake of the Catholic Church’s grand jury report.  

It’s spring in PA. That means it’s budget cutting time at Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Kutztown University president Kenneth Hawkinson sends email to faculty and staff waving the flags of austerity as we head into the final weeks of classes. And we hear a new student fee is on the horizon. Oh, joy! What will be the response from faculty, staff, and students? We shall see.

Awesome space news this week…For the first time, SpaceX lands all three boosters after a successful satellite launch, we got the first-ever image of a black hole, this week was the 35th Space Symposium, and investment in space companies hit an all-time high of $3 billion. But, we’ll get to most of that maybe next week.

Cool beer release at Free Will. It’s Vulgar Display of Fruit. An “Imperial Sour Ale brewed with an obscene amount of apricot and black currant purées, and finished with a touch of vanilla.” Sean treks home for his brother’s housewarming. Sciencing in Philly.

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