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Sabirah Mahmud, 17, on why she feels responsible for taking to the streets and what it's like to be face of the movement as a young Muslim woman of color.
Air Date: January 20, 2020Listen 11:35
You may have never heard of David L. Cohen, the Philly power broker and Comcast executive. But most presidential candidates sure have.
Air Date: January 14, 2020Listen 14:26
Lyris Younge will stand trial before the Judicial Conduct Board. She's accused of violating parents due process rights in family court. Will she be removed?
Air Date: January 13, 2020Listen 11:56
Hahnemann Hospital's closure means it may not be able to pay for malpractice insurance for its doctors, who treated some of the city's poorest and sickest patients.
Air Date: January 9, 2020Listen 13:19
Malware may have compromised credit and debit card information at all of Wawa's 850 convenience stores. Are hacks like this inevitable?
Air Date: January 8, 2020Listen 12:33
The Philadelphia Police Department used to routinely include mental health information in its public missing persons reports — until one reporter started asking why.
Air Date: January 7, 2020Listen 13:13
Philadelphia City Council has passed more than 12,000 bills in the last two decades, without much objection. But as new faces are sworn in, that all could change.
Air Date: January 6, 2020Listen 12:50
Philly had 45 'Green Book' sites, places cited as safe for African-Americans during segregation. Many that still stand are hiding in plain sight.
Air Date: January 2, 2020Listen 14:13
Decades before she became a liberal firebrand, Elizabeth Warren was a registered Republican. Why her time at Rutgers and Penn helped spark her political shift.
Air Date: December 19, 2019Listen 17:20
What does a giant cocoon made of tape have to do with Philadelphia's future? Quite a bit, according to the city planners remaking the Navy Yard in South Philly.
Air Date: December 17, 2019Listen 12:37