Combatting Disease in Kensington

    Addiction and homelessness is a major dilemma in Kensington, Philadelphia, and those directly affected have very limited access to basic resources like restrooms. So when Hepatitis A broke out across the neighborhood, the city of Philadelphia installed public restrooms equipped with toilets, running water, attendants, and Narcan. Host Shirley Min heads to Kensington to take a look at the initiative, and meets Jacelyn Blank, a mother and resident, who contracted Hep-A while planting trees and tending a community garden.

    From road bikes to mountain bikes, fixed gear to tandem, Bilenky Cycle Works builds bicycles tailored to YOU! Meet the man behind the wheel who’s been fixing and building custom bicycles for over 40 years.

    Philadelphia-born songwriter and lyricist Linda Creed created hits like “Stop, Look, Listen” by The Stylistics and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” And while the tragedy of her life inspired most of her popular music, her death ignited a movement. Joining us on set is Donna Duncan and Lisa Brownstein of the Linda Creed Epstein Foundation.

    Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia, joins us to discuss all of the haunted and spooky festivities you can attend this Halloween:

    Scary Locations
    Eastern State Penitentiary
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Mutter Museum
    Scare-aoke at McGillin’s

    For Kids
    Jack’s Pumpkin Glow at Fairmount Park
    Pizzeria Vetri
    Garden State Discovery Museum
    Camden Children’s Garden
    Boo at the Zoo
    Brick-or-Treat at Legoland

    For Pets
    Franklin Square Spooky Mini Golf
    Riverfront Pets in Wilmington Halloween Pet Parade
    Rittenhouse Square Costume Parade

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