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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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Philadelphia, PA




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, December 15, 2017

A grand jury reveals a new report on binge drinking at Penn State University following the death of a sophomore. A disagreement over transgender students is slowing Delaware Governor John Carney’s plans for anti-discrimination regulations in school districts. Paramedics in Philadelphia revive thousands of people each year using the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, but more and more drug users are refusing an ambulance ride. Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, joins the show...

Duration: 00:20:53

NewsWorks Tonight, December 14, 2017

Philadelphia City Council approves new regulations for “stop and go” delis that serve alcohol. Despite rising numbers of opioid use in general, the number of teen abusers is down. LGBT business owners lobby for a share of Philadelphia contracts. An investigation reveals widespread dysfunction in New Jersey’s medical examiner system. A school district in rural Pennsylvania is in the vanguard of preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. Quintessence Theater presents a unique staging of...

Duration: 00:21:49

NewsWorks Tonight, December 13, 2017

Philadelphia City Council is scheduled to vote on a bill that could prohibit beer delis from selling alcohol from behind bulletproof glass. A new study identifies health problems in infants, caused by fracking. The practice of redlining — discrimination in homeowner lending — has negative effects on Philadelphia neighborhoods decades later. Newly finished renovations to five Philadelphia libraries are meant to welcome those with limited literacy skills. Students at Millersville University...

Duration: 00:22:03

NewsWorks Tonight, December 12, 2017

Deportation case raises questions about marriage as step to citizenship. Plus the former FBI agent who took down the Unabomber, and education issues in Northeastern PA

Duration: 00:21:42

NewsWorks Tonight December 11, 2017

Rohingya Muslims find new home in Philadelphia. Conspiracy theory persists among Eastwick residents. And a retelling of the swimming of the English Channel.

Duration: 00:21:43

NewsWorks Tonight, December 8, 2017

Another associate of Bob Brady has pleaded guilty in an ongoing investigation into allegations that the Congressman paid a 2012 primary opponent to get out of the race. We look at the federal lawsuit alleging gerrymandering in Pennsylvania’s Congressional districts. Pennsylvania is the only major gas producing state without a severance tax. Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll discusses what’s been on the minds of Americans this week.

Duration: 00:22:39

NewsWorks Tonight December 7, 2017

PA Auditor General slams Parking Authority. Nina Ahmad challenges 10 term Congressman Bob Brady. And Philly preps for another Army-Navy showdown.

Duration: 00:16:19

NewsWorks Tonight December 6, 2017

Don't count out the write-in. The Voting Block project sends its recommendations to New Jersey's incoming governor. And one of the unintended costs of prison? Homelessness.

Duration: 00:21:53

NewsWorks Tonight, December 5, 2017

A case before the US Supreme Court could leave Philadelphia’s anti-discrimination law open to challenges; Bobby Allyn gives the details. NJ Spotlight’s John Reitmeyer discusses how three lawmakers are formulating a legal case against the GOP tax reform. Solomon Jones contends the push for tax reform is an opportunity for the American middle class to come together. Reporter Ronnie Polaneczy joins the show to talk about her Daily News series, “Falling Off the Cliff,” a look at...

Duration: 00:21:43

NewsWorks Tonight December 4, 2017

Congressman Pat Meehan talks tax reform. Coal miners bank on an industry comeback. And memories of a father's game day rituals.

Duration: 00:21:00

NewsWorks Tonight, December 1, 2017

Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll, joins the show to discuss public opinion on sexual harassment in the workplace. Peter Crimmins brings the story of a piece of music written specifically for broken instruments.

Duration: 00:11:14

NewsWorks Tonight, November 30, 2017

We talk with incoming Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. In Delaware, the Coastal Zone Act bill is already signed into law, but passionate opposition to it lingers. Katie Baker of BuzzFeed talks about a sexual assault allegations investigation of Massage Envy, in which the main case is in West Chester. We look at a Philadelphia area victim of a North Jersey serial killer, what put her in the killer’s path, and how her parents are coping. For our redistricting series, we examine...

Duration: 00:21:44

NewsWorks Tonight, November 29, 2017

A protest and vigil are held after a bicyclist is killed by a private trash truck in Center City. An expiring statute of limitations could bring an end to scrutiny of Congressman Bob Brady — or not. Doctors train the public in how to stop bleeding to potentially save a life. Democrats and some Republicans from our region worry EPA head Scott Pruitt is trying to gut his agency. The event “Trial by Jury” lets the audience try out the role of juror.

NewsWorks Tonight November 28, 2017

Residents of Allentown are split on Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Delaware has a surge in drug overdoses. And a new film shows the real North Philadelphia.

Duration: 00:21:05

NewsWorks Tonight November 27, 2017

Katie Colaneri reports on one woman's long struggle with addiction.

Duration: 00:28:58

NewsWorks Tonight, November 24, 2017

Bobby Allyn talks about Meek Mill’s probation and how representative it may be of the thousands of Philadelphians on probation with Keir Bradford-Grey, the city’s top public defender. Jim Saska reports on the hundreds of people who gather in Fairmount Park each year to play rugby for a good cause. The city of Philadelphia wants to improve the area where the 1985 MOVE bombing occurred, but locals are skeptical; Taylor Allen reports. Catzie Vilayphonh offers a commentary about misconceptions...

Duration: 00:22:08

NewsWorks Tonight, November 23, 2017

We attend a special Thanksgiving celebration with new immigrants to Philadelphia. Chef Angie Branca, known for the cuisine of her native Malaysia, describes the different approach she takes on Thanksgiving. Author Gabrielle Langholtz discusses her new cookbook America: a culinary road trip through the 50 states. For StoryCorp’s “Day of Listening,” we hear from a grandmother and granddaughter with a special relationship. And we end with another meal, this time with chef Shola Olunloyo as he...

Duration: 00:23:28

NewsWorks Tonight, November 22, 2017

Former Morgan State president Dr. Earl Richardson ruminates on the future of Cheyney University. Chris Barrish reports on funding cuts that would threaten affordable childcare in Delaware. Linda Richenderfer talks about an upcoming fundraising run for multiple sclerosis. Aaron Moselle finds out how local colleges help hungry and homeless students during break. Howard Shapiro reviews “TouchTones,” a suggestive play about intimate telephony.

Duration: 00:21:37

NewsWorks Tonight, November 21, 2017

Laura Benshoff reports on the local Haitians who are now being told to leave the country. Shirley Min looks at Delaware’s effort to crack down on money launderers and criminals who incorporate there. Journalist Kyle Bagenstose joins the show to report what he’s found out about the military’s use of water-pollutant chemicals in Pennsylvania. Lindsay Lazarski visits Lycoming County, where Tom Marino’s policies made it more difficult to curb opioid addiction. Now that Philadelphia’s schools are...

Duration: 00:21:55

NewsWorks Tonight, November 20, 2017

Phil Gregory queries New Jersey lawmakers as they mull over the legalization of marijuana. The York Daily Record’s Ed Mahon explains York County’s zealous use of civil asset forfeiture. Katie Meyer visits a gerrymandered congressional district that marries two very different areas. Avi Wolfman-Arent reports on the 50th anniversary of a student protest that helped define Frank Rizzo’s legacy. The most recently discovered earthlike planet is worthy of the type, the Franklin Institute’s Derek...

Duration: 00:22:07

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