Delving into the story behind the story of sexual harassment at Philly City Hall

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Journalists Max Marin and Ryan Briggs reported on sexual harassment at City Hall for Philadelphia Weekly. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Journalists Max Marin and Ryan Briggs reported on sexual harassment at City Hall for Philadelphia Weekly. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

This week, two investigative reporters published an article called: “Sexual Harassment in Philadelphia City Hall: Unreported, unrecorded, unpunished.” It’s scathing.

Their story is based on interviews with current and former city workers — and information attained through Right to Know requests. It characterizes city government, from 2007 to 2017, as generally unresponsive to allegations of sexual harassment from municipal employees. Just a quarter of big city departments kept any records at all of sexual harassment during that time, according to the story.

This conversation with reporters Max Marin and Ryan Briggs may not be appropriate for younger listeners.

I began by asking Ryan Briggs about the point this article drives home.

You can hear the entire conversation by pressing the play button above. And the full article is available on Philadelphia Weekly.

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