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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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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


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The power of ‘Black Panther’

2/20/2018
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Guests: Ariell Johnson, Salamishah Tillet, Dawud Anyabwile, Guy Sims Movie critics are saying that Marvel’s Black Panther is the best film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, Black Panther was the first-ever black superhero in mainstream comics. The movie has broken box office records since its premiere last week and many people are asking why it took so long to make a blockbuster with a primarily black cast. ARIELL JOHNSON, owner of Amalgam...

Duration:00:48:54

Radio Times President’s Day Special

2/19/2018
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Guests: David Axelrod, Jon Meacham, Robert Dallek For this President’s Day, we’re going to bring you three conversations about people who have held the nation’s highest office. Marty talks with DAVID AXELROD. He was Barack Obama’s campaign adviser and served as President Obama’s senior adviser as well. He joins us to discuss his experience working with Obama, and his analysis of Barack Obama the man, and Barack Obama the politician. We’ll also hear about George H.W. Bush, whom historian JON...

Duration:00:49:30

Mass shootings and the conversation around mental health

2/16/2018
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Guests: Jennifer Mascia, Mark Salzer, Joshua Hazelton Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida has reignited many of the same conversations that take place in the aftermath of these all-too-common mass murders. Among them, is the subject of mental health – both of the shooter, and of those affected by witnessing the horrors of watching friends bystanders being murdered. Today, we’ll talk about mental illness as it relates to gun violence with psychologist MARK SALZER, who is the director of...

Duration:00:49:28

David Cay Johnston on Trump’s conflicts of interest

2/15/2018
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Guests: David Cay Johnston Investigative journalist DAVID CAY JOHNSTON first met Donald Trump in 1988 while reporting on the ins-and-outs of Atlantic City casinos for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He was critical of the now-President for, what he claims, his flagrant disregard for the truth and ethics in the interest of self-enrichment. In the 30 years since, Johnston has looked into the inner finances of the Trump empire, Trump himself, and the relationships that made Trump’s rise to...

Duration:00:49:28

Frederick Douglass’s 200th birth year

2/14/2018
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Guest: David Blight Frederick Douglass is an iconic American figure. Today marks his 200 birth year. Born a slave in 1818 to his enslaved mother and an unknown white father, Douglass escaped to the North and became a world-renowned abolitionist. He wrote three autobiographies, edited an influential black newspaper and delivered speeches about slavery, racism and politics. DAVID BLIGHT, American history professor at Yale University, joins us to discuss Douglass’ life, work and legacy.

Duration:00:28:54

Report: Students aren’t aware of basic U.S. slavery history

2/14/2018
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We talk with MAUREEN COSTELLO, teaching tolerance director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, about a new report that says U.S. schools aren’t adequately teaching American students about the history of slavery.

Duration:00:21:04

Happy Together

2/13/2018
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Guests: James Pawelski, Suzann Pileggi Pawelski Love is in the air. Around Valentine’s Day, it can be hard to ignore the topic of love and romance – the cards, the flowers, the chocolates and candlelit dinners. Whether or not you are into that kind of thing, it’s almost impossible not to think about our love life and take stock of each of our romantic relationships. This hour, we thought we would talk with a husband and wife team who are experts on creating lasting, loving relationships....

Duration:00:49:29

Abuse allegations shakeup White House

2/12/2018
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Guest: Robert Costa White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned after allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. Washington Post national politics reporter ROBERT COSTA joins us to talk about how the White House handled the situation and about Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Trump’s defense of the scandalized aide.

Duration:00:13:29

What’s in the new budget deal?

2/12/2018
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Congress passed a large-scale budget deal on Friday morning that raised the government’s spending limit by $300 billion for the next two years. ELIZA COLLINS, congressional reporter for USA Today joins us to explain what’s in the budget, how it was passed, and what effects it will have.

Duration:00:18:28

How the deficit affects the economy

2/12/2018
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With all this boost in spending, and the GOP tax bill, we’ll close today’s show with NEIL IRWIN, senior economics correspondent for The New York Times who will explain the role deficits play in the economy.

Duration:00:17:00

Winter Olympics preview

2/9/2018
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Guests: Tom Goldman, Jeré Longman, Nick Paumgarten The Olympics kicked off today with the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang. For the next three weeks athletes will compete in dozens of events on ice rinks and mountain slopes. This hour, we are going to get you up to speed on the Winter Games, including which athletes and events to watch. Marty’s guests are TOM GOLDMAN, NPR sports correspondent, and JERÉ LONGMAN, sports reporter for the New York Times, who both join us from South Korea where...

Duration:00:49:27

The Philadelphia Eagles parade; Fandom

2/8/2018
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GUESTS: MIKE SIELSKI, ROBERT MAYS, BOBBY ALLYN, TOM MACDONALD, JASON LANTER Today, an estimated two million people will attend the parade for the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. The route begins from the Lincoln Financial Field stadium to the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Philadelphia-area schools and colleges are closed, SEPTA and PATCO are running on a modified schedule with limited services and the forecast will be cold and sunny. What more can Eagles fans ask for?...

Duration:00:49:28

Korean Peninsula primer / Dow Jones update

2/7/2018
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Guests: Mark Zandi, Frank Plantan All eyes will be on the Korean Peninsula beginning Friday, as the Olympic Games kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. North and South Korea are acting more diplomatically in advance of the games, but much of the world is nervous about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump’s heightened militaristic rhetoric. But the modern crisis of the Korea has been a long time in the making. Today on the show, co-director of the University of...

Duration:00:49:28

Pa. Dems rev up for 2018 election cycle

2/6/2018
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Guests: Chris Potter, John Baer, Ryan Grim, T.J. Rooney With many crucial elections taking place in Pennsylvania this year, we’re going to talk about what the Democratic Party’s ideas and tactics will be for the 2018 election season. First, we’ll talk with CHRIS POTTER of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the upcoming special election in Pennsylvania’s 18 Congressional District, in which a moderate Democrat stands a chance to win a traditionally Republican seat. Then, with so many elections...

Duration:00:49:24

Nunes memo: truth and consequences

2/5/2018
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The Nunes memo was released on Friday, after a heated partisan debate. Republicans say the memo proves abuses by the FBI including unlawful surveillance of a Trump campaign advisor starting in 2016. The Democrats argue that the memo was carefully crafted by Republicans using cherry-picked facts in an effort to discredit the Mueller investigation. This hour, we’ll discuss the memo and the fallout from its release with QUINTA JURECIC, deputy managing editor at Lawfare and CLAIRE FINKELSTEIN,...

Duration:00:49:28

Our super Super Bowl extravaganza!

2/2/2018
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Guests: Mike Sielski, Jim Kenney, Jake Tapper, Ed Rendell The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl! We begin by getting a preview of what to look for on Sunday with Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist MIKE SIELSKI, who will be joining us from Minneapolis. Then, we’re going to pump ourselves up for the big game by speaking with Eagles fans today, including CNN’s JAKE TAPPPER, Philadelphia Mayor JIM KENNEY, and former Governor ED RENDELL. And, we we’ll hear from our listeners to get their...

Duration:00:49:27

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken”

2/1/2018
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MAX BOOT, military historian and author, writes the story of Edward Lansdale —a brilliant, but controversial CIA operative whose ideas have influenced American foreign policy for nearly a decade. In his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, Boot delved into over 30 archives across three continents and viewed classified documents, personal letters previously unavailable to historians. In this hour, Marty talks with Boot about his new book,...

Duration:00:49:29

Elif Shafak’s “Three Daughters of Eve” / Trump’s address

1/31/2018
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Guest: Philip Bump, Elif Shafak ELIF SHAFAK is an award-winning Turkish novelist who writes about women’s and minority rights. In her new book, Three Daughters of Eve, Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party when a beggar snatches her purse. As she wrestles to get it back, a photo falls on the ground—an old Polaroid of three young women and their professor. This photo represents memories of a dark secret she wants to forget. In this hour, Marty...

Duration:00:49:29

Hands off: our self-driving future

1/30/2018
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Guests: Erick Guerra, Andrew Hawkins The self-driving cab will soon be a reality. GM announced that its autonomous taxi–Cruise AV–will be on roads in 2019. It’s the latest news from the burgeoning self-driving vehicle industry. This hour, we’ll find out how close we are to a driverless future and how autonomous vehicles will change where and how we live. We’ll also learn about the latest car trends, flashy 2018 models, and if electric cars are catching on. Marty’s guests are University of...

Duration:00:49:24

One Book, One Philadelphia – a conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

1/29/2018
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Guest: Jacqueline Woodson We listen to Marty’s conversation with writer JACQUELINE WOODSON, taped in front of a live audience at the Free Library’s Logan Branch in North Philadelphia. Her books were selected as the 2018 selection of the Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia event to promote literacy, the most recent of which is a novel called Another Brooklyn. It’s set in the 1970s and is about young women confronting their impending adulthood. Marty talked with Woodson about the book,...

Duration:00:49:30

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