Kevin McCorry@bykevinmccorry email@example.com
Kevin McCorry is managing editor of Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media partnership telling the stories that intersect in the lives of all Pennsylvanians, focused on education, politics, government accountability, the economy, and changing communities. Kevin also hosts and produces “Schooled,” a narrative non-fiction podcast that centers the perspectives of students, parents, and educators.
He’s most interested in using narrative storytelling, rooted in data and built on strong characters, as a means of illuminating our understanding of the world.
In his free time, he’s probably working on a DIY house project, hiking the wilds of the Wissahickon, playing music with friends, or enjoying time with his wife and four (!) children.
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The class of 2020: Three students come of age as pandemic meets racial reckoning
The class of 2020 is bound for the history books. Here, we tell the stories of three students coming of age in a moment where the world feels both 'on hold' and 'on fire.’
Air Date: June 25, 2020Listen 34:11
On 12th day of police protests in Philly region, suburbs take center stage
Gatherings were planned Wednesday in Upper Darby, Lansdowne and Pennsauken as Philadelphia’s streets were relatively quiet.
3 years ago
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A health expert said every school in the city that has plumbing joined by lead solder should stop allowing children to use drinking fountains immediately.
3 years agoListen 1:38
Hope, love and basketball: Summer at North Philly’s Hank Gathers Rec Center
A summer at the Hank Gathers Rec Center will tell you everything about North Philadelphia that the headlines leave out.
Air Date: August 28, 2019Listen 45:44
Last Chance High: Beautiful band of misfits fight to graduate — part two
What do we really mean when we say students are ready to graduate high school? Is there a baseline that we’re really willing to enforce?
Air Date: August 14, 2019Listen 24:32
Last Chance High: 'Beautiful band of misfits' fight to graduate
How one student fought to go from drug dealer who dropped out to high school diploma.
Air Date: August 7, 2019Listen 24:55
Schooled: Season Three Trailer
What does it really mean to get a good education? What is educational success? The third season of WHYY’s Schooled podcast explores these questions and more.
Air Date: July 31, 2019Listen 2:10
Special update: The story Jovan Weaver didn’t tell
In this special episode of Schooled we unpack the details of the Jovan Weaver vehicular homicide case and its larger implications.
Air Date: July 17, 2019Listen 15:28
Former Philly charter school principal, Jovan Weaver, charged with vehicular homicide, waives hearing
Weaver, who was the subject of a WHYY podcast in 2018 for his work as an educator, faces up to 19 years in prison.
4 years ago
As classes begin, Philly ‘turnaround’ school hoping for a rebound year
Andrew Brooking’s future at Philadelphia’s Blaine Elementary seemed uncertain.
5 years agoListen 6:47
Father of son abused by clergy falls deeper into ‘dark hole’ in wake of new report
For victims and their families, having these reports come to light can be a vindication, but there are also a lot of difficult emotions that can be a struggle to process.
5 years agoListen 6:57
Report details 1,000 victims of child sexual abuse by 300 ‘predator priests’ across Pa.
The roughly 900 page report, paints a horrid portrait of activity that occurred in the dioceses of Scranton, Allentown, Harrisburg, Greensburg, Erie and Pittsburgh.
5 years agoListen 11:55