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Why Pa. budget crisis has been terrible for vulnerable children

There's no doubt that the drawn-out budget spat between House Republicans and Gov. Wolf has harmed kids.

Last Updated (Monday, 04 April 2016 14:26)


Hundreds gather to discuss Bergdahl case, 'Serial,' and our proxy war

It's hard to know if the second season of "Serial" has been able to capture the same level of enthusiasm as the first, or if Americans are just anxious to talk about the war in Afghanistan, but WHYY drew a standing-room audience to its studios on Tuesday for a happy hour panel discussion about the podcast.

Last Updated (Sunday, 05 June 2016 20:05)


Squilla bill not the music killer critics claim, but not a smart move either

I’ve always thought South Philly city councilmember Mark Squilla was a solid dude. A nice family guy. A smart, even-headed Mummer and a decent legislator. But then this bill happened. And I’m not as mad as I am bummed that he let this thing get passed in Council and moved to committee.

Last Updated (Monday, 01 February 2016 10:10)


Christmas songs we love to hate

After fleeing the pharmacy because I just couldn't bring myself to listen to one more rumpa-pum-pum, I asked my Facebook friends: "What's your least favorite Christmas song?"

Last Updated (Thursday, 10 December 2015 18:51)


Social media and the scariest presidential debate ever

You guys, I'm scared.

The most-maligned news organization of our time just held the most remarkable televised presidential debate of my lifetime.

Last Updated (Friday, 07 August 2015 18:05)

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