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An intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern.

An intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern.
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Philadelphia, PA

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An intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern.

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English


Episodes

Bullying in schools and online

5/18/2018
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Guests: Stephen Leff, Justin Patchin Bullying continues to concern parents and educators alike, despite increased attention over the past decade. Anti-bullying laws are now on the books in every state and school interventions are widely taught. But is any of this effort paying off? Is bullying in classrooms, on playgrounds, and online declining? This hour, we’ll look at why kids bully one another, what programs are effective, and how peers, parents, and schools can help curb it. We’ll also...

Duration:00:49:45

New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem ignites old conflict

5/17/2018
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Guests: Stephen Farrell, Michael Koplow, Elizabeth Dias Violence erupted in Gaza this week; nearly 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. Palestinians were protesting the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and the embassy’s opening ceremonies on Monday, a day that also marked the 70 anniversary of Israel’s founding. We start this hour with an update on what’s been happening on the Israel-Gaza border with Reuters Israel and Palestinian Territories bureau chief, STEPHEN FARRELL. Then,...

Duration:00:49:45

Pa. primary election results and analysis

5/16/2018
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Guests: Dave Davies, Chris Borick, Chris Potter 2018 is a particularly fascinating year for primary elections for a variety of reasons, particularly in Pennsylvania. The results will determine the direction each party will move towards leading into this Fall’s general election – both on the local and national stage. Today, we’ll talk about the results of the primaries for U.S. Congress, State House, Governor and more. Our guests will discuss what the results indicate about the state’s...

Duration:00:49:23

Alex Wagner on identity, ancestry and belonging

5/15/2018
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Guest: Alex Wagner Until the age of 12, ALEX WAGNER always thought of herself as all-American. But when a stranger asked her father if she was adopted, she started to more deeply consider her identity. She is the daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father and she recently set out on a world-wide journey to explore her lineage, her family history and the degree to which one’s ancestry can shape an individual. She writes about her experiences in her new memoir, Futureface: A...

Duration:00:49:45

Intimate partner violence

5/14/2018
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Guests: Susan Higginbothem, Tony Lapp, Azucena Ugarte The disturbing abuse allegations by four women against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is yet another reminder of the prevalence and problem of domestic violence. The revelations, first reported in The New Yorker, were particularly surprising since Schneiderman portrayed himself as a #MeToo crusader. According to the CDC, more than 10 million women and men, from every background and income level, experience intimate partner...

Duration:00:48:59

Gina Haspel confirmation hearings

5/11/2018
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Guests: Amrit Singh, Robert Turner Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the C.I.A. has revived the public debate about the use of waterboarding and torture as a means of obtaining information from detainees. On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing in which Haspel was questioned about her involvement in “enhanced interrogation” tactics, the destruction video tapes of these interrogations, and her personal moral compass. The vote to confirm Haspel is likely to occur next...

Duration:00:49:48

Preservation vs. development in Philly

5/10/2018
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Guest; Harris Steinberg, Paul Steinke, Leo Addimando Philadelphia has a lot of old buildings–68% of them were built before 1945–but only two percent of them have a historic designation. That’s half the average of most large cities. So why aren’t we preserving more of our city’s historical structures? And how do we meet the needs of a crowded, modern city while maintaining its historic character? This hour, we look at the tension between preservation and development in Philadelphia and...

Duration:00:49:46

Puerto Rico: The recovery continues

5/9/2018
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Guests: Danica Coto, Catalina Jaramillo, Syra Ortiz-Blanes Seven months after Hurricane Maria, power is still not entirely restored in Puerto Rico, and recovery efforts are not moving as quickly as many have hoped. Associated Press reporter DANICA COTO joins us from San Juan. After the hurricane, more than 900 Puerto Rican families relocated to Philadelphia. PlanPhilly reporter CATALINA JARAMILLO breaks down the struggles they’ve faced getting federal aid, and what the city of...

Duration:00:49:46

Dr. Henry Anonymous, homosexuality, and the DSM

5/8/2018
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Guests: Ain Gordon, Lance Wahlert At the 1972 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia Psychiatrist John Fryer gave a speech while wearing a mask, using voice modifier, under the pseudonym “Dr. Anonymous.” He told the APA that he was a gay psychiatrist, and that homosexuality should be removed as a mental illness from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Playwright AIN GORDON, who studied Dr. Fryer at the Pennsylvania Historical...

Duration:00:49:47

Making friends in adulthood

5/7/2018
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Guests: Jeffrey Hall, Andrea Bonoir How many hours does it take to make a BFF? A new study by Professor JEFFREY HALL found that it takes about 200 hours to make a close friend. For someone to move from an acquaintance to casual friend takes about 50 hours. Still that’s a lot of time—time many people don’t seem to have these days. Making friends as an adult is hard. Work, family, and many other commitments often take priority. Today were talking about making and keeping friends. What does a...

Duration:00:48:12

The legal issues facing Trump

5/4/2018
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Guests: Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Dick Polman When Rudy Giuliani appeared on FOX News Wednesday night, he managed to muddy some of the ongoing legal battles that face President Trump. Giuliani, now part of Trump’s legal team, made statements that run counter to the arguments that have been made by Trump regarding both the Stormy Daniels suit and the Mueller investigation. Beyond this, Trump has been degrading his own Justice Department, with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein coming...

Duration:00:49:47

Nuclear decisions

5/3/2018
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Guests: Dominic Tierney, Bobby Ghosh President Trump faces a decision on the Iran nuclear deal next week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the stage to claim that Iran was violating the terms, intended as a message to Trump that he should pull out of the current deal. The fact that Trump has surrounded himself with Iran deal skeptics seems to indicate that he will indeed scrap it or try to renegotiate a new agreement, worrying our allies who would like the current deal to...

Duration:00:49:47

New Horizons: NASA’s mission to Pluto

5/2/2018
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Guests: Alan Stern, David Grinspoon NASA’s New Horizons spaceship launched in 2006 to visit tiny Pluto at edge of our solar system, the longest journey ever attempted. The plutonium-powered spacecraft traveled three billion miles over nine years, zooming by Pluto in 2015, and was the fastest probe ever built. The spacecraft gathered data and took pictures of the icy planet and its moons. It’s still flying and sending back information from the frigid Kuiper Belt. New Horizons mission leader,...

Duration:00:49:47

Teen vaping

5/1/2018
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Guest: Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Joseph Cappella Vaping is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. They are even sneak vaping at in classes at school. It’s becoming so prevalent among teens that the FDA has begun cracking down on e-cigarette sales to minors. The Juul brand has become particularly trendy, which looks like a flash drive and has as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. Why has vaping become so cool among kids? Is it because of the advertising and the 7000 different...

Duration:00:36:13

Dana Milbank on the White House Correspondents Dinner

5/1/2018
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Marty talks to Washington Post columnist DANA MILBANK about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the nature of the yearly gala as well as comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance which is has received both praise and condemnation.

Duration:00:14:02

Director Jason Reitman on ‘Tully’

4/30/2018
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Guest: Jason Reitman In the new film Tully, Charlize Theron plays an already stressed-out mother who’s just given birth to a third child. It’s a realistic depiction of life for 40-somthings and the different ways that modern Americans manage middle-age and family life. It marks the third collaboration between screenwriter Diablo Cody director, JASON REITMAN – the previous being Juno and Young Adult which also starred Theron. Reitman’s other previous films include Thank You for Smoking and...

Duration:00:49:44

Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera

4/27/2018
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Guest: Raquel Salas Rivera Philadelphia’s new Poet Laureate RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA holds many identities — queer, non-binary, Puerto Rican, Philadelphian — and uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they.” Rivera sometimes reads their poetry first in Spanish, even when most of the people in their audience aren’t Spanish speakers. “I believe the discomfort can be a teaching movement,” they say. “You might have to briefly experience what so many people experience when they first move here, not having...

Duration:00:36:16

Cosby guilty on all counts

4/27/2018
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Guest: Laura Benshoff Thursday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Bill Cosby will most likely send the disgraced comedian to jail. Today we discuss the trial , what the verdict means for Cosby, how sentencing will proceed, and the reactions from the plaintiffs and Philadelphia. WHYY reporters LAURA BENSHOFF and BOBBY ALLYN have been covering the story and join us today.

Duration:00:14:15

Schooled: Philadelphia’s Wister Elementary seeks solutions

4/26/2018
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Guests: Kevin McCorry, Jovan Weaver Across the country, public schools have struggled to meet the needs of children in deep poverty, especially students of color. That’s also true in Philadelphia. Keystone Crossroads reporter KEVIN McCORRY spent a year at Wister Elementary School in the East Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia to examine some of the causes and proposed solutions to this ongoing problem. In the new season of McCorry’s podcast, “Schooled,” we hear from teachers, students,...

Duration:00:49:45

Poet Gregory Pardlo: ‘Air Traffic’

4/25/2018
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Guest: Gregory Pardlo Poet GREGORY PARDLO’S father was an air traffic controller who was fired by Ronald Reagan during the strike of 1981. That experience not only shaped the rest of his father’s life, but his own life as well. Pardlo writes about his complicated relationship with his dad in his new memoir, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. In the book, Pardlo explores his efforts to break away from his father’s legacy, his stint in the Marine Corp, his marriages,...

Duration:00:49:45

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