• January 17, 2017

    Former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo dies

    Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo, the tyrannical mob boss who ruled the Philadelphia underworld in the 1980s died while serving a 55-year prison sentenc...
  • January 16, 2017

    John Cleese on touring, Brexit, and whether Saturn has gone missing

    Once deemed “Britain’s Most Influential Comedian,” actor John Cleese has broken the mold made for comedians in his decades-long career by exploring ps...
  • January 13, 2017 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Americans' outlook on the economy positive ahead of inauguration

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup's Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.
  • January 13, 2017 |  NewsWorks Tonight

    Understanding the opioid crisis from a pharmacological perspective

    In 2015 more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses with almost two thirds involving prescription or illegal opioids.
  • January 13, 2017

    Philadelphia Police return to internal officer-involved shooting investigations

    Conducting outside investigations of police-involved shootings is awidely endorsed police reform, and was arguably the biggest reform federal authorit...
  • January 13, 2017

    Philly rents rising quickly

    A new survey confirms what many know all too well — the cost of rent is rising dramatically in Philadelphia. In fact, it's second-fastest increas...
  • January 12, 2017 |  Shapiro on Theater

    The Philadelphia theater season swings into spring

    The extraordinary range of productions on Philadelphia-areastages this spring is proof that theater here is vibrant – and that local audiences who sup...
  • January 12, 2017 |  NewsWorks Tonight

    No slowdown of gun violence in PG-13 movies

    Continuing a trend, more and more of the top-grossing PG-13 movies contain gun violence. A 2013 study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center has been u...
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