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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast on more than 500 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air ...
 
Newsworks Tonight is a daily radio show that showcases the best reporting and storytelling from WHYY’s talented staff of journalists. It also features the work of NewsWorks partners such as NJ Spotlight, Technically Philly, the Public School Notebook, PlanPhilly, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
 
Amuse-Bouche is a podcast full of big ideas served in small bites. Just like the little taste that kicks off the meal, Amuse-Bouche introduces passionate foodies to the latest topics that are changing the culinary landscape. Join Emmy Award-Winning host Kae Lani Palmisano (WHYY/PBS, USA TODAY 10Best, KitchenAid Stories) for conversations with industry leaders and thoughtful tastemakers on all the small ways food makes a big impact on our lives and the world around us. Follow Kae Lani and Amu ...
 
Improv Everything takes on the task of educating listeners on how different improv concepts can be applied in the business world. Each episode a guest from the world of business, government or education joins co-hosts John Hanson (CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority) and Rob Alesiani (PHIT Comedy Instructor) for a lively discussion on the intersection of comedy, improv, and professional life – to lay out how improv concepts can be beneficial in professional leadership and personal growt ...
 
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Almost 65% of Philadelphia’s adult residents are fully vaccinated, and some experts think the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 shot could boost vaccination rates across the country. With infections and hospitalizations continuing to rise, the city has reinstituted indoor mask mandates, but the question of vaccine requirements remains up i…
 
Whitehead's new novel 'Harlem Shuffle,' is about a furniture store owner in Harlem whose sideline is fencing stolen goods. Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel 'The Underground Railroad,' about a 15-year-old enslaved girl who escapes a brutal Georgia plantation. The novel was adapted into a TV series that is now nominated for several Emmys.…
 
Democrats are ironing out the kinks in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, part of President Biden’s ambitious economic agenda. It includes funding for childcare, pre-K, paid family leave, climate change initiatives, community college and a Medicare expansion. But with slim majorities, getting both progressives and moderates on board is criti…
 
It’s a challenge for many couples to maintain a healthy and fulfilling relationship with open communication, especially when dealing with the stress of work, kids and busy schedules. For SARAH NANNERY, Director of Development for Autism Initiatives at DrexelUniversity, and her husband LARRY NANNERY, an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis made it eve…
 
Béla Fleck is perhaps the most famous banjo player in the world. He's taken that instrument out of its folk and bluegrass traditions to play pretty much any kind of music: from jazz and pop to classical and reggae. But bluegrass has always been where he comes from — and he's returned to it for his new album, 'My Bluegrass Heart.' He's dedicated it …
 
Today on Radio Times, we’re joined by Philadelphia Councilmember KENYATTA JOHNSON and ERICA ATWOOD, Senior Director for the Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety, to discuss the upcoming deadline for grants that support community organizations preventing gun violence in the city’s most vulnerable neighbor…
 
Michael K. Williams was best known for playing Omar on 'The Wire' and Chalky White on 'Boardwalk Empire.' He died Sept. 6 of a suspected drug overdose. In 2008, Williams told Terry Gross the story behind the scar on his face and his background in dance. In 2016, he reflected on his lucky breaks and what it was like to leave Omar behind. "When 'The …
 
As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, a new biography traces Osama bin Laden's path from a shy, religious teenager to the leader of a global jihadist group dedicated to mass murder. Journalist Peter Bergen, who met the al-Qaida leader in 1997, says that a series of events kept pushing bin Laden "further and further down the pa…
 
Amidst a public health crisis and the spread of misinformation on social media, the Covid-19 vaccine has become a hotly debated matter of personal choice. While the US protects freedom of speech and expression, many fully vaccinated Americans are frustrated with anti-vaccine advocates who rail against mandates and actively discourage others not to …
 
The passing of 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks has meant that some of the wounds cut by that day have closed — others have not. Thousands of families lost loved ones in the attacks, and their grief became part of a national tragedy. Many more have since gotten sick or even died from illnesses related to exposure to dust and debris. The attac…
 
20 years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, many who witnessed the horror that day can still recall images of the two burning towers, dust-covered crowds running to safety through the streets of lower Manhattan and first responders sifting through debris – all on live national television. Conversations about that day, which took 2,977 live…
 
Williams was best known for playing Omar on 'The Wire' and Chalky White on 'Boardwalk Empire.' In 2008, Williams told Terry Gross the story behind the scar on his face and his background in dance. In 2016, he reflected on his lucky breaks and what it was like to leave Omar behind. "When 'The Wire' and the character of Omar ended, I had zero tools, …
 
Hurricane Ida is a stark warning about how climate change is making extreme weather more frequent, more intense and deadlier. The storm caused unprecedented destruction from Gulf states to the Northeast and killed over 60 people, although the death toll is still rising as recovery efforts continue. In western states, another weather crisis: ongoing…
 
Philly Fighting COVID abandons community testing for vaccines, the clinic turns to chaos, and the city cuts ties with the company. And for the first time, a former Philly Fighting COVID insider goes on the record about how he tried to warn the city and prevent this debacle from happening. Read the transcript for this episode.…
 
The nation's first Native American poet laureate has a new memoir in which she tells her own story — as well as the story of her sixth-generation grandfather, who was forced from his land in the Trail of Tears. It's called 'Poet Warrior.' "If my work does nothing else, when I get to the end of my life, I want Native peoples to be seen as human bein…
 
For kids and teenagers, graphic sexual content is more accessible than ever. With videos online becoming increasingly aggressive — sometimes violent — experts say parents need to make safety, consent and realistic expectations a major part of conversations about sex. On this hour, the images shaping the psyche and sexuality of younger generations. …
 
State officials cut the ribbon on the new Camden High School, a state-of-the-art facility that’s the first the district has seen in a century. KATRINA MCCOMBS, State Superintendent for the Camden City School District, joins us to discuss the significance of the new campus, and shares plans as the region navigates Covid-19 and the return to classroo…
 
We conclude our Summer of Soul series with Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight, two performers featured in Questlove's documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. As a teenager, Mavis Staples performed with her family in the Staple Singers, led by her father, "Pops" Staples. By the late '50s, the Staple Singers was one of the most popular gosp…
 
Sandra Oh stars in the new comedy series 'The Chair,' as the newly appointed chair of the English department at a prestigious college-- the first woman and first person of color to hold the position. Oh co-starred in Grey's Anatomy and is currently shooting the fourth and final season of the spy thriller series 'Killing Eve.' Also, we'll listen to …
 
We're continuing our "Summer of Soul" series with archival interviews with singer Abbey Lincoln and drummer Max Roach. Both were featured in the Questlove documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Abbey Lincoln started out as a seductive nightclub singer in the 1950s, but after meeting Max Roach, she started performing in a style influen…
 
The Supreme Court refused to block new Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and places enforcement in the hands of ordinary citizens. Texas Senate Bill 8, which went into effect in May, gives ordinary people the right to sue anyone who “aids and abets” an abortion. The decision has effectively ended most abortions in Texas, si…
 
Sometimes, work can feel like Groundhog Day — different variations of the same thing, day after day. Same commute, same hours, same people, same conversations, same cubicle, same complaints. But then, everything changed because of COVID-19. The pandemic disrupted the way we do our jobs, whether you work at a cubicle, a diner, or a hospital. Many wo…
 
We're revisiting archival interviews with some of the musicians featured in the documentary 'Summer of Soul.' The film is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a series of free concerts which reflected changes in Black culture and politics. Today we'll hear our 1996 interviews with B.B. King, perhaps the most famous blues singer and guitarist of…
 
Most K-12 schools have reopened, and students have returned to classrooms after the summer break. Unfortunately, though, the COVID pandemic is still raging and poses a looming threat, particularly for kids under 12 unable to be vaccinated. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a statewide mask mandate for all schools and childcare ce…
 
Today we begin our series Summer of Soul, featuring interviews from our archive with some of the performers showcased in the documentary 'Summer of Soul,' about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The festival was a series of six concerts that reflected changes in Black music, culture and politics. Over the next few days, we'll hear interviews from …
 
Opioid abuse was an epidemic in Philadelphia before COVID arrived, but sadly, things have gotten even worse. Drug overdoses rose 30% during the pandemic and in the city alone, over 1,000 people died from opioid use in 2020. Deaths have spiked among Black Philadelphians as opioid addiction has risen specifically communities of color. Experts say tha…
 
Andrei Doroshin, Philly Fighting COVID’s CEO, had a history of dressing up amateur projects as professional endeavors fueled by a “fake it ‘till you make it” philosophy. He ran the company like a high school clique and former staffers describe a volatile leader prone to being crude. Read the transcript for this episode.…
 
Philadelphia International Airport is the second in the country to welcome Afghan evacuees as President Biden remains firm on his August 31stwithdrawal deadline. Nationalities Service Center’s GRETCHEN SHANFELD joins us to discuss the short- and long-term care needed to address the devastating trauma families carry with them. We also hear from NASI…
 
Despite finding no evidence of voter fraud, Pennsylvania Republicans may move forward with a review of the 2020 election results. On this Radio Times Regional Roundup, guest host Katie Meyer talks with WITF Capitol Bureau Chief SAM DUNKLAUabout the latest on the election audit in Harrisburg and tension between members of the GOP. And, with sea leve…
 
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