Video artist traces the scars of war from South Philly to Vietnam

Video artist traces the scars of war from South Philly to Vietnam

A Philadelphia video artist born in Vietnam is shooting a documentary chronicling his personal connection to scars the war left on the landscape.

Whistleblower lawsuit raises questions about legal representation of Philly's troubled poor children

Whistleblower lawsuit raises questions about legal representation of Philly's troubled poor children

An attorney from the Defender Association of Philadelphia has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the association, claiming his bosses demoted him when he reported a colleague for practicing law despite being suspended.

Hopes for North Philly neighborhood's future tethered to new high school

Hopes for North Philly neighborhood's future tethered to new high school

Reopening Vaux High School is a critical part of a sweeping, half-billion dollar plan by the city's housing authority to revitalize the North Philadelphia neighborhood known as Sharswood.

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Essay: Who fights our wars? Other people's children
Speak Easy | Jonathan Zimmerman

Essay: Who fights our wars? Other people's children

A volunteer-only army outsources our foreign wars to the poor and working class. That's one of the worst legacies of Vietnam, which was also fought mostly by less privileged Americans.

National Interest | Dick Polman

The GOP's medical credo: 'First, do harm'

So here we go again with the Republican quest to wreck the health care coverage of tens of millions of Americans. If you're sick of reading about the GOP's undead obsession, rest assured that I'm sick of writing about it.

Speak Easy | Marta Rusek

Essay: 'The voice of the people will be heard' — from Vietnam protests to the new resistance

Like Americans who demonstrated against the Vietnam War in the late '60s, today's protesters know that it takes more than just one disruption to get the country and its elected officials to pay attention.

Speak Easy | Abraham Gutman

Op-ed: As Carson visits Philly, let's call for a stronger, fairer HUD

With so many crises since Donald Trump’s inauguration day in January, it's hard to know where to place one's attention. One government agency that is often overlooked is the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Weekdays at 6 p.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM

Opera Philadelphia offers array of works during O17 festival

Opera Philadelphia offers array of works during O17 festival

After embracing the challenges of staying relevant amid evolving audience tastes and technological transitions, Opera Philadelphia is ready to host its first opera festival.

Fridays at 9 a.m. on WHYY 90.9 FM
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