Pennsylvania tales, strange but true

     Aauthor and former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer William Ecenbarger (Photo provided)

    Aauthor and former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer William Ecenbarger (Photo provided)

    William Ecenbarger is a former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and author, whose new book is “Pennsylvania Stories: Well Told,” published by Temple University Press. 

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    William Ecenbarger is a former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and author, whose new book is “Pennsylvania Stories: Well Told,” published by Temple University Press. 

    The collection is culled from Ecenbarger’s articles about the Keystone state, ranging from the story of Mauch Chunk a.k.a. Jim Thorpe, to the history of the pencil, Governor Bob Casey’s double organ transplant, John Updike, and much more. 

    Ecenbarger spoke with WHYY’s Mary Cummings-Jordan. Listen to their conversation below.

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