There’s more to every story, if you take the time to tell it. Get to the “why” behind the issues that matter in the Greater Philadelphia region with hosts Annette John-Hall and Shai Ben-Yaacov. Each episode, they’ll pluck one local story from your feed and break it down.
The Why was produced from October 2018 to December 2020.
Philadelphia voters approved a new independent commission for people to file complaints against the police last month. The old one was criticized as ineffective.
Air Date: December 10, 2020Listen 17:01
Ten years after it was sued for racial bias, the city still employs the controversial police tactic known as stop-and-frisk. Mayor Jim Kenney says he wants it to end. Will it?
Air Date: December 8, 2020Listen 14:45
Pa. lawmakers haggled for six months over how to spend $1 billion in CARES Act money while businesses struggled. In the end, Gov. Wolf sided with Republicans.
Air Date: December 3, 2020Listen 15:49
Not only are women serving as caregivers for family members and monitors over their children's virtual learning, but they're also more likely to lose their jobs in 2020.
Air Date: December 1, 2020Listen 12:23
Delaware's bipartisan political culture helped shaped Joe Biden's career. But it remains to be seen if that spirit of compromise will work in the White House.
Air Date: November 12, 2020Listen 13:47
After years of back and forth, New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana. So why do some cannabis activists say it isn’t enough?
Air Date: November 10, 2020Listen 14:58
Watching videos of police killings, like the one of Walter Wallace Jr., can be traumatic, especially for Black and brown people. Should people share them anyway?
Air Date: November 9, 2020Listen 15:04