Mayor Nutter read an essay on NPR's "This I Believe" on Friday. Nutter spoke about his journey to the mayor's office, noting that his commitment to public service was instilled by his parents during his childhood in West Philadelphia.
One of the life lessons he learned as a kid? That he had to shovel snow on his block for free because it was his civic duty. How very Dickensian.
You can listen to Nutter's essay here.