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Nina Feldman covers behavioral health for WHYY. She grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan, but before coming to Philadelphia she lived in New Orleans, where she worked at American Routes and contributed to the NPR affiliate WWNO. She likes to understand neighborhoods, watch friends do what they’re good at, and be underwater. She also started the New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling league, or NO LAW.

Latest by Nina Feldman/WHYY

‘How could they do that to my kid?’: Parents sue state-funded van service after preschoolers tied up with duct tape

The lawsuit underscores the complex web of companies responsible for transporting tens of thousands of vulnerable children and low-income Philadelphians to clinics and behavioral health programs.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Ryan Briggs/WHYY

As Jewish population in Philly region expands, so does definition of who is considered Jewish

In addition to those who practice Judaism religiously and those who identify with the label culturally or ethnically, the 2019 survey counts those who were raised Jewish or have a Jewish parent, even if that person does not identify personally as Jewish.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

New Philly work program offers alternative to panhandling

Three years ago, the city surveyed almost 130 panhandlers in Philadelphia. It learned that most people asking for money were keeping regular hours and treated it like a traditional job.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Chinese student in Philly tests negative for coronavirus, but exchange program ends early

School officials said that in addition to anxiety among parents and students, a significant increase in absences disrupted the education of the whole student body.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Supervised injection at Prevention Point? Ahead of major ruling, Safehouse lacks location and funding

Safehouse, the nonprofit behind Philadelphia’s proposed supervised injection facility, is waiting on a federal judge to determine whether it’s legal to open the first medical site of its kind in the U.S.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

Safehouse asks judge for a final ruling that makes it legal

When a judge ruled in October that the nonprofit Safehouse would not violate federal law, advocates celebrated the decision. But technically, the judge’s ruling was too narrow in scope to close the case completely.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Economic investment, not arrests, will save Kensington from drug violence, say researchers who lived there

“We can’t just focus on the victims of violence, or just focus on people who are using drugs,” said researcher Joe Friedman. “We also have to focus on the people who are heavily incentivized to sell drugs, have very few other options, and then as part of doing that, violence is just the natural, logical thing that’s baked into the system.”

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Casey urges Democratic candidates to blast Trump, not one another, on health care

"They’re using raw power to take people’s health care away. Why aren’t we telling the American people about that?”
By Nina Feldman/WHYY