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PROGRAMS | THE WHY
‘Row house’ or ‘rowhouse’? Philly’s debate over a space

Ryan Briggs, investigative reporter for WHYY’s PlanPhilly, explains why the question of a single space is so contentious, so steeped in Philadelphia history and so wrapped up in our city’s identity. Listen »

PROGRAMS
This Old House 40th Anniversary Special

Thursday, August 22 | 8 p.m. on WHYY-TV | ADD A REMINDER

Celebrate the 40th season of This Old House with vintage clips, behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew and interviews with hosts Kevin O’Connor, Steve Thomas and Bob Vila. Preview »

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | THINGS TO DO
Naked bikers, comic book and film geeks, guitar gods

Who's out on a late August weekend in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware? Naked bikers, comic book and film geeks, fans of guitar gods like Santana and Lenny Kravitz, and more. Find your people »

PROGRAMS | SCHOOLED
Students from a ‘no excuses’ charter grow up to tell the tale

KIPP Philadelphia started a middle school 15 years ago that promised to change students’ lives — one of the city’s first “no excuses” charter schools. We tracked down dozens of former students to ask: in the long run, did the school live up to its promise? Read more »

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We want to hear from you about our new podcast pilot, Garden Speak

WHYY’s new podcast pilot, Garden Speak, explores the role gardens and plants play in our everyday lives. You’ll hear from gardeners, scientists and educators presenting practical tips and reflecting on the joy we derive from nature. Listen & take the survey »

NEWS & CIVIC AFFAIRS | BILLY PENN
The North Philly search warrant and PPD’s history of raids gone wrong

Last week's shootout began with an apparently routine search warrant, one of hundreds of searches that city police execute each month. Philly’s history of warrant-related conflicts stretches back decades and includes both police and civilian fatalities. Read more »

PROGRAMS | YOU OUGHTA KNOW

Chef Jr.'s Table

Thursday, August 22 | 7:30 p.m. on WHYY-TV | ADD TO CALENDAR

After several years of cooking with her grandmother, 14-year-old Ella Bass had the skills to compete in Top Chef Jr. Now, with her Top Chef apron in tow, Ella's proving that you don't need to be an adult to cook a mean Beef Wellington. Preview »

NEWS & CIVIC AFFAIRS | WHYY NEWS
Videos of asbestos ‘snow’ at former GM plant in Delaware triggers probe, $66,000 penalty

A major demolition and construction project is underway at the former General Motors plant in Delaware, but videos taken by a laid-off union worker led state environmental regulators to issue a series of violations for asbestos-removal. Read more »

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