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Murphy, public radio agree on 3 ‘Ask the Governor’ shows

July 12, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and public radio stations have reached a deal to air a constituent call-in show.

The Democratic governor announced the three-show Ask the Governor agreement with WBGO in Newark, WHYY in Philadelphia and WNYC in New York in a statement issued Thursday.

Murphy is set to appear at 7 p.m. Monday, at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

The hour-long shows will include a mix of questions from callers, a segment on pre-selected “timely” topics and questions collected before the broadcasts.

The agreement comes after Murphy canceled his May appearance on public radio when the stations wanted to have a reporter ask Murphy questions.

Murphy had said that would turn the show into “Meet the Press,” instead of “Ask the Governor.”

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