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Unemployment is down in Philly. Is job hunting in the city any easier?

“I’ve applied to a few jobs, and I’ve gotten every job I’ve applied for."
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Sweetened-beverage sales drop as a result of soda tax, Penn study finds

“This is some of the most compelling data on a way to get people to buy fewer of these drinks that we know are unhealthy.”
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Eastern State Penitentiary casts a light on its LGBTQ history

Annie Anderson, the research manager at Eastern State Penitentiary historic prison museum, said it’s a “bittersweet” truth that in order to learn about gay life in American history, some of the richest sources are prison records.

By Peter Crimmins, WHYY

Kids of first responders find calm, security in the company of horses

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Northeast Philadelphia is known for adapting horseback riding for children and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.

By Trenae Nuri, WHYY

DA Krasner: Philadelphians whose property was wrongly seized should be reimbursed

"What happened was that there was a 'keep what you kill' approach."
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY

After 50 years, funk album recorded in Philly finally debuts

The Nat Turner Rebellion album was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, but it was never released.

By Peter Crimmins, WHYY

Is Flyers’ decision to erase Kate Smith a sign of the modern NHL?

Singer Kate Smith performed two songs in the 1930s that contained racist, anti-black lyrics.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Northwest Philly grandma, hidden civil rights hero still coaching and fighting

Lurline Jones just keeps doing what she does. She agitates for equal treatment. And she coaches.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

He came to the U.S. legally as the son of a soldier. Now ‘one mistake’ could have him deported to Vietnam

“We’re here to keep our families together. We’re here to let our communities know about ICE and what’s happening.”
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

For Girard College’s MLK Day of Service, a focus on solutions to gun violence

“When you see so many people who look like you are dying of gun violence, it’s big. King’s legacy is huge. He died from gun violence."
By Emily Scott, WHYY