By Avi Wolfman-Arent | WHYY.org For Pennsylvania schools, the flood is coming. In this case, it’s the good kind of flood — a flood of money. “Everybody overuses the word ‘unprecedented,’ but it really is an unprecedented amount of federal funding coming to schools in a really short amount of time,” said Hannah Barrick, assistant [...]
By Ximena Conde | WHYY.org Philadelphia opened on Tuesday its first city-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site for eligible residents in Phase 1B. The clinic at North Philly’s Martin Luther King Jr. Older Adult Center is one of three opening this week with the aim of making the vaccines easy to access in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. [...]
By Avi Wolfman-Arent | WHYY.org The School District of Philadelphia is delaying its plan to return some students to classrooms due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union — postponing from Feb. 22 to March 1. The decision comes amid a dispute with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, which opposes returning members to buildings until all [...]
By NBC 10 Staff | WHYY.org Ice storm warnings have been issued for northern and western counties as the Philadelphia region and Lehigh Valley brace for a potential ice storm. A mix of sleet and freezing rain is moving into our area Monday afternoon, with dangerous amounts of freezing rain expected Monday evening into Tuesday [...]
Miles Bryan and Emily Rizzo | WHYY.org Philadelphia teachers braved sub-freezing temperatures Monday to stage citywide protests against the school district’s attempt to bring them back to school buildings. District officials had been demanding some teachers return to school buildings Monday, ahead of a planned return of up to 9,000 young children on Feb. 22. [...]
Darryl C. Murphy | WHYY.org Omar Tate tells stories through food. With his pop-up food event Honeysuckle, the 34-year-old chef applies his skills in painting, sculpture, and the written word to bring the Black experience, with a Philly influence, to the palate of diners. For example, in one dish, Tate uses turkey necks coated in [...]
WHYY Contributor | WHYY.org   [audio src="https://whyy-od.streamguys1.com/thewhy/20200728THEWHY.mp3" /]   When recent Masterman High School grad Kayla Gibson first saw her white classmates posting about the death of George Floyd on Instagram, she felt supported. “But then, I kind of began to think about it and I’m realizing that all these people all of a sudden [...]
By Christopher Norris | WHYY Isaiah Thomas (Philadelphia City Councilmember), George Ciccariello-Maher (Professor, Drexel University) and Larry Krasner (District Attorney of Philadelphia) join Community Engagement Editor Christopher Norris to discuss defunding the police & the future of public safety. ___ Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris is an award-winning journalist, radio personality and professional drummer currently [...]
By Christopher Norris | WHYY Byran Mercer (Executive Director, Movement Alliance), Kris Henderson (Executive Director, Amistad Law Project), Michael Coard (Criminal Defense attorney/Activist), and Andrea Lawful-Sanders (Radio personality, Implicit bias trainer) join WHYY's Community Engagement Editor Christopher Norris to discuss defunding the police & the future of public safety. ___ Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris [...]

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