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NewsWorks Tonight is nightly on-air regional newsmagazine on WHYY-FM at 6 p.m. each weeknight. The half-hour show, hosted by Dave Heller, presents breaking news, interviews, and enterprise reporting by the NewsWorks team, including both WHYY staff and NewsWorks' content partners.

NewsWorks Tonight is nightly on-air regional newsmagazine on WHYY-FM at 6 p.m. each weeknight. The half-hour show, hosted by Dave Heller, presents breaking news, interviews, and enterprise reporting by the NewsWorks team, including both WHYY staff and NewsWorks' content partners.
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NewsWorks Tonight is nightly on-air regional newsmagazine on WHYY-FM at 6 p.m. each weeknight. The half-hour show, hosted by Dave Heller, presents breaking news, interviews, and enterprise reporting by the NewsWorks team, including both WHYY staff and NewsWorks' content partners.




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NewsWorks Tonight October 19, 2017 – Full Show

Amazon may need more tech workers than the Philly region can deliver. New Jersey's next governor can take some cues from Connecticut.

Duration: 00:16:17

NewsWorks Tonight October 18, 2017 – Full Show

Verdict in "Jungle Jabbah" case. Rape victim speaks out after being endangered by police. And Nixon White House counsel John Dean discusses checks on executive power.

Duration: 00:17:20

NewsWorks Tonight, October 17, 2017

Eight months after a deadly riot in a Delaware prison, 18 inmates are now facing new charges — including murder; Shirley Min reports. In the first of a series on Amazon’s HQ2 plans, Jim Saksa looks at how Philly stacks up to other applicants nearby in terms of tax incentives. Avi Wolfman-Arent looks into changes made to a North Philadelphia vocational school’s application process. Anette John-Hall speaks with author M.K. Asante about the push to teach his memoir in Philadelphia schools.

Duration: 00:15:54

NewsWorks Tonight, October 16, 2017

Avi Wolfman-Arent reports on a new poll on Philadelphia’s Sugary Drinks Tax by the City Controller. Bobby Allyn looks into how stable Philadelphia’s apartment rental market really is. US Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption trial goes to the defense; Ang Santos gives the details. Shai Ben-Yaacov speaks with sports columnist Marcus Hayes about the 76ers’ upcoming season. The post NewsWorks Tonight, October 16, 2017 appeared first on WHYY.

Duration: 00:14:14

NewsWorks Tonight, October 13, 2017

The FDA gives a Philadelphia company the go ahead to use gene therapy to treat blindness, Alan Yu reports. Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, joins the show to discuss the American public’s opinion on their lawmakers. Following the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow girls, Avi-Wolfman Arent hears from the leader of a local troop. Dave Heller speaks with Christopher Whitaker of Code for America about the non-profit’s upcoming convention in Philadelphia. The post...

NewsWorks Tonight, October 12, 2017

Philadelphia City Council members Helen Gym and Mark Squilla support the creation of safe injection sites. As Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington and other cities vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters, we look at its current presence and impact in the region. Amazon has a diversity problem, which could affect that host city. Leslie Brandt of the U.S. Forest Service talks about the effects of climate change on the urban tree canopy. The post NewsWorks Tonight, October 12, 2017...

Duration: 00:22:29

NewsWorks Tonight October 11, 2017 – Full Show

Chicago repeals its sugary drink tax. An undocumented immigrant living in a church for a year gets to leave. And we look at Amazon headquarters' effect on Seattle. The post NewsWorks Tonight October 11, 2017 – Full Show appeared first on WHYY.

Duration: 00:21:19

NewsWorks Tonight October 10, 2017

A Delaware bank settles a major fraud case. Democrats could gain power in Delaware County. And President Trump rolls back the clean power plan. The post NewsWorks Tonight October 10, 2017 appeared first on WHYY.

Duration: 00:20:48

NewsWorks Tonight October 9, 2017

A recent incident during the construction of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline may have spread underground pollution, State Impact Pennsylvania’s Jon Hurdle gives the details. Mark Eichmann brings the story of a cold case squad based in New Castle County. With a ban on women driving being lifted in Saudi Arabia, Annette John-Hall speaks to local women from the kingdom. Peter Crimmins reports on the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. Philadelphia artists are mobilizing to send relief to...

Duration: 00:20:33

NewsWorks Tonight October 6, 2017 - Full Show

Kevin McCorry reports on worries state-based University officials have about Pennsylvania's current budget impasse. Joe Hernandez hits the streets of New Jersey with volunteers who are spreading information about opioid abuse. Justin Auciello gives an update on Puerto Rico's post-storm recovery. Anne Danahy brings the story of an area split in three by recent redistricting. Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, joins the show to discuss American opinion on gun control. Peter...

Duration: 00:21:59

NewsWorks Tonight October 5, 2017 - Full Show

Two inmates at Philadelphia's Federal Detention Center are suing to overturn a policy that blocks some of their loved ones from visiting them as they await trial. We talk with Pennlive's Wallace McKelvey about Pennsylvania's rollout of medical marijuana, and the secrecy around who obtained permits, and who granted them. Recovery from drug addiction can be a long process, and new tools can help, but they require a new mindset. We check in on Pennsylvania's once again stalled budget talks. We...

Duration: 00:21:29

NewsWorks Tonight October 4, 2017 - Full Show

Bridgeton, New Jersey police respond to rising crime with a mobile police precinct. Tomorrow, the New Jersey Senate's oversight committee will hold a hearing on the state's Board of Nursing as some lawmakers and advocates say the board is improperly funded and under-staffed to the point of "crisis." NJ Spotlight's John Mooney discusses the future of standardized testing in New Jersey. A social media posting of the Sixers' Joel Embiid jogging through Center City goes viral. Howard Shapiro...

Duration: 00:22:12

NewsWorks Tonight October 3, 2017 - Full Show

Aaron Moselle reports from Philadelphia's vigil for the Las Vegas shooting. University of Pennsylvania Chaplain Reverend Charles L. Howard joins the show to discuss the many responses people have to national tragedies. Laura Benshoff looks into health care providers standing behind their employees who are DACA recipients. Bobby Allyn reports on a Lansdowne man accused of war crimes. Susan Phillips speaks with former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy about her opinion of the current...

Duration: 00:21:54

NewsWorks Tonight October 2, 2017 - Full Show

We bring you the voices of several area residents who were in the vicinity of the shooting in Las Vegas. Annette John-Hall reports a Philadelphia resident wants to show that athletic protest can be more than just an NFL phenomenon. And Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts joins us for a look at the skies.

Duration: 00:10:47

NewsWorks Tonight September 29, 2017 - Full Show

Peter Piedment of the New Sanctuary Movement joins the show to discuss the 107 arrests of undocumented immigrants in Philadelphia during a recent ICE operation. Matt Laslo asks representatives in Washington D.C. what the next step is now that another Obamacare repeal bill has failed. Cris Barrish reports on a homeless shelter facing closure and how it got a one month reprieve. Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, joins the show to talk about public opinion on the U.S. Supreme...

Duration: 00:21:36

NewsWorks Tonight September 28, 2017 - Full Show

Workers at the industrial manufacturing plant Paul Ryan toured today want more details about how policies in President Trump's new tax plan will change their lives. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court opens the doors to changing the way school districts get their funding in the state. Many families in the area still haven't been able to get in touch with their relatives in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, leading to overwhelming anxiety. An influential group pens a letter to...

Duration: 00:20:30

NewsWorks Tonight, September 27, 2017 - Full Show

We hear from local residents struggling to reach family in Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Cheltenham, a community known for diversity, hears rumblings of racial tension. Organizations that provide state-mandated services worry about Pennsylvania's budget stalemate. A new book by a local children's author explores what happens to a child when a parent is incarcerated.

Duration: 00:22:26

NewsWorks Tonight September 26, 2017 - Full Show

Dave Davies reports critics and proponents of Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax are still spending millions of dollars on ads to convince the public it's a good or bad idea. Joe Hernandez offers an update from the corruption trial of New Jersey US Senator Bob Menendez. Peter Crimmins reports a permanent sculpture honoring Octavius Catto was unveiled at Market and South Broad Streets in Philadelphia today. NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke with reporters Ryan Briggs and Max Marin...

Duration: 00:24:44

NewsWorks Tonight September 25, 2017 - Full Show

Dana DiFilippo reports a local ministry student has been cleared after a case of mistaken identity. Kevin McCorry reports on Pennsylvania's proposal to comply with the new federal education law. Marie Cusic reports the federal government is allowing companies to take private land using eminent domain to build new natural gas pipelines--even if those pipelines never get built. Nancy Solomon brings us the latest installment of "Voting Block," where neighbors discuss the upcoming New Jersey...

Duration: 00:21:34

NewsWorks Tonight September 22, 2017 - Full Show

Dave Davies reports public comments on whether to move a statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo were plentiful and colorful. NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller speaks with Pennsylvania State Representative John Taylor, Philadelphia's longest serving Republican lawmaker, who will retire after this, his 17th term in office. Matt Laslo reports the historic flooding in Houston after Hurricane Harvey swept through has revived a debate in Washington over the nation's flood insurance...

Duration: 00:21:25

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