An Incognito Printshop Holds Steady on Baltimore Avenue, 19143

RECLAIM print shop

RECLAIM Print has no signs on its shopfront and unless drawn there by curiosity, you might have walked by it for years never knowing what it was. And Quan Blanche, RECLAIM’s owner, likes it just like that.

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About Every Zip Philadelphia

Every ZIP Philadelphia is a community storytelling project with the goal of taking WHYY to all 48 ZIP codes in Philadelphia.

Through radio stories, photo essays, public events, and more, Every ZIP Philadelphia will work with community residents to create a documentary portrait of Philadelphia across space, medium, and time. The goal is to give Philadelphia residents a chance to see and hear each other in new ways; to get residents to rep ZIP code pride, meet new neighbors, and learn about issues they didn't even know existed - in other parts of the city and in their own backyards.

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a pier in Philadelphia

ZIP Photo Essay: Life Around The Liberty Bell in Old City, 19106

Text & Photos by Jessica Kourkounis ZIP code 19106 includes portions of several prominent Philadelphia neighborhoods. Search for it on Google Maps and you’ll see its eastern border falls in […]

Diane Precht as a child

Jewtown: Port Richmond’s Little Known Pocket Community, 19134

Port Richmond is a huge neighborhood. Many Philadelphians know it for its Polish delis and restaurants, but many other groups have called ZIP code 19134 home throughout its history.

This is the story of one of those groups; a little known pocket community that’s been nestled near Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues for more than a generation.

A postcard of the Blue Bell Inn

ZIP Photo Essay: Echoes of History and Signs of Reinvention in Paschalville & Elmwood, 19142

Although isolated, the neighborhoods of Paschalville and Elmwood are surprisingly well served by public transportation, with three trolley lines serving the area and regional rail nearby in Darby. The history of Philadelphia is deeply rooted in 19142. And today a new identity is taking shape, due to the ZIP’s growing immigrant population.

Artwork by the People's Paper Co-Op.

Every ZIP Philadelphia’s Storytelling Block Party: “Stories For Our Younger Selves” at The Village of Arts & Humanities, 19133

Text by Alex Lewis Photos by Miguel Martinez   Our second public storytelling event was held on June 18th, 2016 in scenic Ile Ife Park at The Village of Arts […]

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About Alex Lewis, Lead Producer

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis is an independent radio producer and musician living in Philadelphia. He's reported stories for national and local public radio programs, worked as a producer with NPR's World Café and WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight, and has worked on numerous podcasts. In 2014, he co-wrote and produced Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Radio, which won a National Edward R. Murrow Award. He studied music at Northwestern University and documentary storytelling at the Transom Story Workshop.

About Jeanette Woods, WHYY Station Collaborator

Jeannette Woods

Jeanette Woods has been reporting and producing for WHYY/NewsWorks since 2011. She has worked nationally and internationally for over 20 years as a reporter, writer, producer and researcher for media outlets including WGBH, Blackside Inc. and National Geographic Channel. Jeanette trains and mentors aspiring community based audio makers and co-created and produces The Remix podcast which takes a fresh look at race, pop culture and politics.

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Every ZIP Philadelphia is produced by Alex Lewis and brought to you by WHYY and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.