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Foodizen: Not Cambodia Town

6/21/2019
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Our series on the nexus of food and culture explores the flavors of the South Philly area around Mifflin Square Park, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city

Duration:00:10:57

Ideas We Should Steal: Reducing Poverty - Together

6/20/2019
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In Canada, communities lifted more than 200,000 families out of poverty in seven years. Why don’t we do what they did?

Duration:00:12:31

Business for Good: We Know What's Broken. Now Fix It.

6/18/2019
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B Lab’s co-founder notes that knowing a system is broken doesn't automatically catalyze a system change. Who has a viable alternative? Farmers.

Duration:00:18:33

Foodizen: What You Need To Know About "Ugly Produce"

6/14/2019
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Three companies in Philly offer cheap, fresh produce they say also helps our planet. But, as the next in our series on food and culture uncovers, it's more complicated than that

Duration:00:14:44

Art Class

6/11/2019
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Barbara Allen founded Fresh Artists to help keep art in schools by turning student works into valuable collectibles. Now she’s helping them plan for the future

Duration:00:06:14

Citizens Of The Week: Philly's Teachers

6/10/2019
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It’s the last day of public school in Philly. Let’s give teachers a hand as they embark on their much-deserved summer break

Duration:00:03:58

The Citizen Updates: A Hub for Justice

6/8/2019
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The Citizen's Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy reports on how Philly won $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies for a Juvenile Justice Hub proposed by city cops. Could it become a national model of reform?

Duration:00:11:58

Reality Check with Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

6/5/2019
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WURD host Charles D. Ellison and the Philadelphia Citizen's Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy talk about the recent City Council primary election—and what it says about Philadelphia's electoral culture and voter turnout.

Duration:00:26:07

What Is The Citizen?

5/31/2019
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This week, co-founder Larry Platt answered just that question at the Athenaeum. Hint: It has something to do with reinvigorating democracy

Duration:00:54:09

Reality Check with Tonya Hopkins

5/28/2019
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WURD Host Charles D. Ellison and food historian Tonya Hopkins talk about the importance of her work and the influence of African Americans on American food

Duration:00:31:10

Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare at City Meetings

5/24/2019
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Jessica Press reports on how Ithaca just eliminated the biggest barrier to civic engagement among parents. Could babysitting bring more voices into the conversation in Philly, too?

Duration:00:07:55

Stop The Presses—We Had a Debate

5/22/2019
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The recent mayoral debate actually had some substance. Who knew?

Duration:00:07:37

Business For Good: iBreastExam

5/22/2019
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The device, by a Philly-area engineer, is helping poor women around the world check for breast cancer earlier and cheaper. It could save lives here, as well

Duration:00:08:22

Citizens of the Week: 10,000 White Women—Doing the Work

5/21/2019
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There's no perfect way to talk about race. But four friends are igniting conversations among a group that could use more of them: white women

Duration:00:10:03

The opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative

5/20/2019
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It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning

Duration:00:08:47

Ideas We Should Steal: Men’s Sheds

5/16/2019
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A global nonprofit making its way across the U.S. is fighting loneliness and depression in older men by bringing them together to build things. Could the next shed be here in Philly?

Duration:00:10:17

Reality Check: Let the Teens Vote

5/11/2019
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WURD Host Charles D. Ellison writes in his column for the citizen about how in some towns, Americans as young as 16 can vote. Why not here?

Duration:00:12:40

“I Am For You”

4/29/2019
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The Citizen hosted championship Westtown School basketball coach Seth Berger for a conversation about sports, race and education. Listen here

Duration:00:36:03

Talking Trash

4/26/2019
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The Mayor’s new street sweeping pilot may cause more pollution in our already polluted city. Is this really a solution worth celebrating?

Duration:00:07:57

Reality Check with Larry Platt

4/26/2019
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WURD host Charles D. Ellison and the Citizen's Larry Platt talk about how property taxes are going up again in Philadelphia, and what this means for Philly's middle class taxpayer

Duration:00:14:47