The local Afghan community, centered in Northeast Philadelphia, has nearly doubled with the influx of evacuees, who worry for family and friends left behind.
4 months agoListen 7:37
Protests happened across rural Pa., including Franklin County — elevating political fault lines and fractured alliances that have been lying beneath the surface.
2 years agoListen 5:06
Businesses are hurt. Unemployment is unprecedented. But coronavirus cases in this rural Pa. town have still been spiking. Now, as restrictions ease, hospitals could be tested.
2 years ago
Across the state, Pennsylvanians are trying to adjust to a new normal. Life in our homes, our public spaces, and our economy looks much different than it did mere weeks ago.
2 years ago
Bridesburg is a working-class safe haven in Philly that rarely makes the police blotter. But it has a reputation of being exclusionary, and sometimes racist.
2 years agoListen 14:00
At this barbershop in Chambersburg, Pa., red, blue and other come together for conversations of political ‘grace and mercy.’
2 years agoListen 5:20
Where low-wage immigrant labor undergirds the local economy, stress is put on other institutions — especially public schools, which face a mandate to educate all.
2 years agoListen 7:21
Mike Kitsock never thought he’d still be fighting fires as a sexagenarian. ...
2 years agoListen 5:19
After experiencing overtly racist behavior by a quasi-public official, two brothers are on a crusade for accountability. Will anyone in their community care?
2 years agoListen 7:56
Indian restaurants have been popping up along truck stops along major shipping routes in the United States, offering comfort foods to a new wave of drivers.
2 years agoListen 4:07
It’s a milestone in the decades-long transformation from industrial, white working-class roots to a majority Latinx city trying to redefine itself.
3 years agoListen 4:32
Recipients of the letters included parents of extremely sick children born in the U.S. and children receiving treatment for cancer, some of whom live in Pa.
3 years agoListen 4:19
Bethlehem Steel built a skyscraper in the 1970s, just ahead of the industry's collapse. The tower sat mostly vacant for a decade, but the city found other ways to revitalize.
3 years agoListen 4:38
Pennsylvania had one of the wettest summers on record last year. The intense rainfall and flooding caused farmers across the state to lose significant crops.
3 years ago
Students in rural Pennsylvania face two big obstacles to college completion: cost and access. A new college is out to change that.
3 years ago
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