Episode 03: Chester, A City Working on a New Narrative

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     Two men greet each other in front of the triangle building in downtown Chester. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Two men greet each other in front of the triangle building in downtown Chester. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Episode 03 of Grapple takes you to the southeastern Pennsylvania city of Chester, once a thriving industrial center on the Delaware River. Today this small city — which lost nearly half its population — grapples with poverty, failing schools and crime. You’ll hear stories from people who grew up in Chester about how their city has changed over time; a landlord who’s using bright colors to stabilize a neighborhood once overrun with drug trafficking; and a group of investors bringing one of Chester’s oddest-shaped buildings back to life. Plus, you’ll hear how basketball brings the city together and the Chester roots of a rock and roll legend. Check out our photo essay from Chester: http://bit.ly/2d1GZdN

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