7 min ago

Behind the scenes of the Chinese Lantern Festival

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    Behind the scenes of the Chinese Lantern Festival : View Finders : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY
    The Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Philadelphia's Franklin Square Park for the third year on May 1, featuring 1,500 individual works to be lit with more than 15,000 LED lights. Only two exhibits from the 2017 festival return, the pandas and the beloved Chinese dragon.
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1 hour ago

Amid Pa. opioid disaster, lacking ID still a barrier to treatment

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    Amid Pa. opioid disaster, lacking ID still a barrier to treatment
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently renewed the state's disaster declaration for the opioid crisis, in part to remove barriers to addiction treatment. But not having a simple ID card still stops many drug users from getting help when they need it, treatment advocates say.
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1 hour ago

Amid licensing limbo, immigration advocates push to shut down Pa. detention center

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    Amid licensing limbo, immigration advocates push to shut down Pa. detention center
    More than two years after Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the department would not renew its license, the Berks Family Residential Center is still housing dozens of families awaiting decisions about their immigration cases.
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13 hours ago

After Starbucks arrests, Philly women of color reflect on racism’s effect on men in their lives

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    After Starbucks arrests, Philly women of color reflect on racism's effect on men in their lives : Community : WHYY
    When she was a little girl, Aja Graydon Dantzler's mother worked hard to conceal her father's problems from her, an effort to preserve her daughter's ability to refer to her father with pride as her "daddy." But Graydon Dantzler's father struggled with drug addiction and had affairs, which eventually led father and daughter to become estranged from one another.
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14 hours ago

As Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban ends, filmmakers eye new opportunities

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    As Saudi Arabia's cinema ban ends, filmmakers eye new opportunities
    An elite group of movie lovers in the Saudi capital Riyadh got a special treat on Wednesday - a screening of the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther. The invitation-only event marked the lifting of a ban on cinemas that's lasted more than three decades. It also heralds a new era for Saudi filmmakers, who for years ...
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15 hours ago

Naked gunman kills 4 in Waffle House shooting

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    Naked gunman kills 4 in Waffle House shooting
    Nashville Police are warning residents to keep their doors locked and their eyes open for a partially nude man following a shooting early Sunday morning that left four people dead. A man wearing only a green jacket shot three people dead at a Waffle House.
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17 hours ago

A lesson in how to overcome implicit bias

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Jack Willis leans on a sign that reads "Coffee Is Black" as people gather outside a Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia to protest Thursday's controversial arrests of two black men. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

    A lesson in how to overcome implicit bias
    A week after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, the company announced plans to close 8,000 stores across the country on May 29 for an afternoon of racial bias education. Many people remain skeptical if such training will actually work and prevent further incidents like this, and it's not entirely ...
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19 hours ago

When teens cyberbully themselves

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    When teens cyberbully themselves
    During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like anxiety or depression. Studies show that 13 percent to 18 percent of distressed teens physically injure themselves via cutting, burning or other forms of self-harm as a way to cope with their pain.
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20 hours ago

Demolition has begun on the old Frankford Chocolate Factory in South Philly, despite preservationist concerns

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Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
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21 hours ago

We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-...

We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-12! Check out all of the Clay Camps happening this summer: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps

    The Clay Studio
    We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-12! Check out all of the Clay Camps happening this summer: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps
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22 hours ago

Anticipating a Supreme Court win, New Jersey begins drafting sports gambling rules

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    Anticipating a Supreme Court win, New Jersey begins drafting sports gambling rules
    As New Jersey awaits a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether sports betting will be allowed in the state, a bill introduced in the legislature would set some regulations for that wagering. Assemblyman John Burzichelli, who said the bill has some rudimentary points on the operation and licensing of sports wagering activities, said it will be expanded depending on what the Supreme Court decides.
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23 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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24 hours ago

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

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    After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again
    How do they do it? It's a question facing survivors of this week's Southwest Airlines accident, which killed one woman who was sucked partway out of the plane after the engine exploded and shattered a window. Authorities said 148 passengers walked away, underscoring an important point: Plane crashes are rare, but when they happen, people often survive them.
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28 hours ago

28 hours ago

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37 hours ago

More than a Zappa “Freakout”: Exploring Frank Zappa’s classical roots with two Philly performances

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    Exploring Frank Zappa's classical roots with two Philly performances
    Guitarist Frank Zappa was best known for his intricate brand of rock music, coupled with a sardonic social commentary. Not as well known is the classical side of his composing. This month, the Philadelphia-based new music ensemble Orchestra 2001 will explore that territory with two concerts.
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37 hours ago

IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

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    IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy
    The International Monetary Fund's policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries' heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded by sluggish growth in productivity and aging populations in wealthy nations.
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39 hours ago

Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

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This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
    https://whyy.org

40 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 2 new photos...

Today, Sat, April 21st is the last day of the exhibition Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon! While you're here enjoy Earth Day at the Center with hands-on crafts with recycled materials, info on keeping the planet beautiful, and free giveaways! Open until 5 pm.


41 hours ago

Pa. poll reinforces theory of Democrats’ 2018 wave

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    Pa. poll reinforces theory of Democrats' 2018 wave
    A new poll from Muhlenberg College is giving Democrats reason to feel hopeful about their midterm chances in November. The survey, conducted over eight days early this month, sums up its findings as showing Democratic candidates "in strong positions across an array of races within Pennsylvania."
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41 hours ago

Barbara Bush remembered in her own, never-minced, words

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    Barbara Bush remembered in her own, never-minced, words
    Unlike her trademark three-strand pearl necklace, Barbara Bush was known for her authenticity. The former first lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of President George W. Bush, died this week at the age of 92. Her funeral is Saturday, and those eulogizing her might not have to look far for inspiration - to ...
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41 hours ago

International theater collaboration examines Cuban, American perspectives

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    International theater collaboration examines Cuban, American perspectives
    A Philadelphia theater company is premiering a new work made in collaboration with theater artists in Cuba. "¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People!" by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation concerns the sometimes conflicted relationship Cuban-Americans have with Cuba - and vice versa.
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42 hours ago

Philly is ‘floating on opioids’: Civic leaders address drug crisis, share solutions

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    Philly is 'floating on opioids': Civic leaders address drug crisis, share solutions
    Shortly after Michael McMahon won Staten Island's district attorney's race in 2015, a young man collapsed on the street where he lived in the middle of the night. The 22-year-old, whom McMahon had watched grow up, died of a heroin overdose in front of his parents' house.
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44 hours ago

Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6

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    Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6
    Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest. The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result.
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44 hours ago

Paper, not plastic: Sustainable alternatives expanding at Jersey Shore restaurants

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    Paper, not plastic: Sustainable alternatives expanding at Jersey Shore restaurants
    An international environmental organization's movement to encourage more bars and restaurants to use less plastic is growing at the Jersey Shore. The Surfrider Foundation published a list, dubbed " Ocean Friendly Restaurants," that aims to create awareness of environmentally conscious restaurants because "researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day."
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44 hours ago

ICYMI: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ wins historic Pulitzer Prize in music

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    ICYMI: Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' wins historic Pulitzer Prize in music
    Since (at least) the release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012, the singularity of Kendrick Lamar has been plainly evident. But with the Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2018 being given to the Compton rapper for his 2017 album DAMN., his exceptionalism is now officially historic: It's the first time in the prize's history ...
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45 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

We're happy to welcome our friends at Comcast to the Center for Comcast Cares Day. 50 volunteers will be working on five projects to support our mission. Thank you Comcast! #ComcastCaresDay


45 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Stop by this weekend to take in all of the amazing pieces made by Our Community. Visit our website here for more information on the exhibition: https://www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions/our-community-2018 Artists pictured: Nikki Lau Charity Thackston Luke Desmone Maria Albornez


46 hours ago

National teachers union cuts ties with Wells Fargo

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    National teachers union cuts ties with Wells Fargo
    The American Federation of Teachers said Thursday that it is cutting its financial ties with Wells Fargo as a result of the banking giant's relationships with the National Rifle Association and gunmakers. The AFT, a 1.7 million-member national union, is dropping the bank as a recommended mortgage lender, to which it currently channels more than ...
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2 days ago

IRS computer glitch caused by ‘master file’ issue

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    IRS computer glitch caused by 'master file' issue
    Tuesday's tax day computer glitch at the IRS prevented the agency from accepting millions of tax returns and forced the IRS to extend the filing deadline for another day. We now have a better idea of what happened to cause the snafu. According to an IRS official, the problem arose at 4 a.m.
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2 days ago

Critics of Delaware's school funding system call for overhaul

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    Critics of Delaware's school funding system call for overhaul : Education : WHYY
    A clarion call is being sounded in some Delaware education circles to revamp the way public schools are funded. The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware sued the state in January, arguing the current system is unconstitutional. At a conference this week, local and national leaders piggybacked on that theme and advocated change.
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2 days ago

Eagles victory parade cost Philly $2 million

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    Eagles victory parade cost Philly $2 million : Money : WHYY
    Each program mixes interviews with guest travel experts, your call-ins with questions and comments, and music. We talk about our favorite travels in Europe, as well as travel anywhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Philadelphia spent $2.27 million on February's victory parade for the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
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2 days ago

Gallup: Most blacks say they’re treated more harshly than whites

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People gather outside a Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia to protest Thursday's controversial arrests of two black men at the store. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

    Gallup: Most blacks say they're treated more harshly than whites : NewsWorks Tonight : Community : WHYY
    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup's Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion. In the wake of national focus on the Starbucks incident in Rittenhouse Square, we can look back at Gallup data on perceived discrimination.
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2 days ago

Trying to keep post-Parkland momentum, students again protest gun violence in Philly

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    Trying to keep post-Parkland momentum, students again protest gun violence in Philly
    For the second time in as many months, high school students around the country walked out of school to protest gun violence and call for more gun control. Friday's rallies commemorated the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado - perhaps still the most infamous school massacre - and came more than two months after slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School unleashed waves of youth protest.
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2 days ago

Delaware students talk school shootings with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons

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    Delaware students talk school shootings with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    While hundreds of students walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence Friday on the anniversary of the Columbine High School mass murder, about 400 students talked about their concerns with Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. Students from Appoquinimink High and Middletown High gathered to talk about more than 50 mass shooting incidents in the 19 years since Columbine.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

Elusive witness still a no-show at Cosby trial

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    Elusive witness still a no-show at Cosby trial : The trial of Bill Cosby : Courts & Law : WHYY
    Where in the world is Sheri Williams? That's a question bedeviling Bill Cosby's defense lawyers in the waning days the TV star's criminal retrial on sex assault charges. The defense team has been trying to get Williams on the witness stand, but a private investigator's eight subpoena attempts that would compel her to testify have failed to reach the Charlotte, North Carolina, resident.
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2 days ago

LA Fitness issues apology: Gym employees wrongly accuse black member of not paying, call cops

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    LA Fitness issues apology: Gym employees wrongly accuse black member of not paying, call cops
    Tshyrad Oates posted video Monday night of the incident at the club in Secaucus, outside New York City in northern New Jersey. It shows his unidentified friend, who is a club member, talking to club employees while several police officers look on.
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2 days ago

Electronic dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28

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    Electronic dance music superstar Avicii dies at 28
    Avicii, the Swedish producer who was one of the world's most successful DJs, was found dead today in Muscat, Oman, his publicist confirmed to NPR Music. He was 28. No cause of death was given. Born Tim Bergling, Avicii rose to worldwide fame quickly beginning in 2011 with the release of "Levels" and earning a ...
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2 days ago

Ban it or not? Gun control opponents want it both ways

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    Ban it or not? Gun control opponents want it both ways
    Give Delaware some credit. While just about everyone else has stopped talking about the brave survivors of a high school shooting in Florida, legislators in the First State are still actually working toward passing small but meaningful gun control legislation. That said, things are moving slowly. On Wednesday, Gov.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

Old City District shared FYI Philly's video.

New restaurants in Old City will be featured on FYI Philly this Saturday! 😀

    FYI Philly
    Saturday on FYI Philly we have tailgating tips for Winterthur Point-to-Point, Ducis Rodgers shows off his comedic genius, and new restaurants in Old City District and South Philly. Check out a...
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2 days ago

N.J. governor signs bill prohibiting offshore drilling

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    N.J. governor signs bill prohibiting offshore drilling
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.
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2 days ago

Potent attack ads hit the air waves in Pa. GOP governor’s race

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    Potent attack ads hit the air waves in Pa. GOP governor's race
    With all the ads popping up on your television and your computer, there is no doubt that it's election season. In November, Pennsylvanians will be electing a governor, a U.S. senator, and members of Congress, all running in new districts. There are state races as well.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

The Monkey & The Elephant added 2 new photos....

Thanks to Foobooz for their shoutout to The Monkey & The Elephant this week! #philly #philadelphia #coffeewithacause #foster #fosteryouth #ourcoffeeispowerful #mandecafe #brewerytown #brewerytownisbooming ☕️ 🐒 🐘


2 days ago

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to exper...

Saturday, April 21st is the last day to experience Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. While you're here join us for Earth Day at the Center and enjoy hands-on crafts, information on how to keep our planet happy, and free giveaways! Open 10 am - 5 pm. For more info: http://ow.ly/9ZrT30jB5Vo


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