U.S. political climate stressful for many, poll finds and Philly-area therapists confirm

U.S. political climate stressful for many, poll finds and Philly-area therapists confirm

A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association suggests that people are more politically stressed in 2017 than they were in August. Before this, overall stress levels had been declining.

Philly group training hundreds to block immigration raids

Philly group training hundreds to block immigration raids

In the cavernous basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Community Center in South Philly, a mock immigration raid is underway. From one end of the room, a group of pretend protesters advance towards a line "officers," standing

American watercolor paintings finally getting respect

American watercolor paintings finally getting respect

Most people - perhaps every person who had ever been exposed to art as a child - knows watercolor. Inexpensive and accessible, it is the most popular gateway medium into artmaking. Next week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Essay: Finding joy in that black girl magic
Black History Untold: Joy | Dwayne Wharton

Essay: Finding joy in that black girl magic

In a time when children are forced to grow up too fast, my wife and I feel fortunate to be able to watch our two teenage daughters ease into adolescence and learn to embrace their black girl magic.

StateImpact: Trump and Our Water Systems | Owen McDonough

Op-ed: Ill-conceived 'waters of the U.S.' rule faces regulatory rollback

Roughly 25 percent of the cost of a typical new single-family home is the result of government regulation. The Clean Water Act — specifically its definition of "waters of the U.S." — offers a prime example of how government

National Interest | Dick Polman

A whiff of Nixon in the Kremlingate scandal

OK, now can we have an independent probe? Now can we have a special prosecutor? I'll just let these new details speak for themselves:

Black History Untold: Joy | Cory Booker

Essay: 'My black American experience gave me a deeper connection with the universal American experience'

In many ways, I luxuriated in all that was the black family experience. And as a result of that mission-oriented, justice-driven culture, it really was a portal for me to a deeper love of all of humanity.

Weekdays at 6 p.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM

New Jersey officials OK natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands

New Jersey officials OK natural gas pipeline through the Pinelands

State officials approved a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through South Jersey on Friday, allowing a project that had been years in the making to move forward.

Fridays at 9 a.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM
Why do our recorded voices sound strange to us?

Why do our recorded voices sound strange to us?

These days, when you record yourself, even just using your phone, it's high quality - so what you capture should be a pretty good rendering of the real thing.

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