Vera Rubin's son reflects on how she paved the way for women

Vera Rubin's son reflects on how she paved the way for women

His mother wasn’t sure what to do, and the Rubin family was weighing her options around the dinner table. It was 1975, and astrophysicist Vera Rubin had been invited to give a lecture to the Washington Philosophical Society -

Combatting opioids with paint: Mural Arts sets up shop in heart of epidemic

Combatting opioids with paint: Mural Arts sets up shop in heart of epidemic

It has been all hands on deck as Philadelphia wrestles with a worsening opioid drug crisis, one that has caused more than 900 overdose deaths last year. The escalating situation has brought together a city-wide task force.

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

Even as they lick their wounds from a failed Affordable Care Act repeal effort, Republican leaders in Washington are looking ahead to the next battle — over taxes.

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Op-ed: Attacking the NEA does not put 'America first'
Speak Easy | Anndee Hochman

Op-ed: Attacking the NEA does not put 'America first'

I thought about my grandmother last week, when Donald J. Trump unrolled a federal budget proposal that, to no one's surprise, contained not a penny for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the

Speak Easy | Kathy Desmond

Op-ed: Philly should relieve eviction crisis by funding legal representation for low-income tenants

In the nation’s poorest big city, with an overburdened shelter system that regularly turns away requests for housing, our eviction rate is a leading cause of homelessness and housing instability for many vulnerable

National Interest | Dick Polman

Obamacare lives! The gang that can't shoot straight blows it bigly

"The Art of the Deal," updated:

Speak Easy | Jonathan Zimmerman

Derek Walcott's sexual harassment problem, and ours

In 2009, the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott withdrew his name from consideration for the honorary position of professor of poetry at Oxford University. The professorship went instead to Ruth Padel, who had tipped off reporters to

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Combatting opioids with paint: Mural Arts sets up shop in heart of epidemic

Combatting opioids with paint: Mural Arts sets up shop in heart of epidemic

It has been all hands on deck as Philadelphia wrestles with a worsening opioid drug crisis, one that has caused more than 900 overdose deaths last year. The escalating situation has brought together a city-wide task force.

Fridays at 9 a.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM
Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

Sharks aren't just for boys: Gills Club inspires aspiring female biologists

It's no secret that there are fewer women than men in a lot of STEM fields. One group is trying to target that problem by inspiring a specific group of young girls — those who are interested in becoming shark biologists.

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