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Politics & Government

Pushback — Episode 9: Black-and-Blue with Rochelle Bilal 

Description:  In the season finale, former Philadelphia police officer and whistleblower Rochelle Bilal shares her views on the Thin Blue Line, the legacy of Frank […]

Politics & Government

Pushback — Episode 8: Former VP candidate Cheri Honkala 

Description:  Anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala has been fighting more than just hunger and homelessness in North Philadelphia. She’s been battling the Democratic party machine.  After […]

Criminal Justice

Pushback — Episode 7: Larry Krasner’s Revelations

Description:  Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for District Attorney of Philadelphia, has a higher profile today than he’s ever had. The New York Times, The […]

Criminal Justice

Pushback — Episode 6: Message Music

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call it […]

Criminal Justice

#Pushback — Episode 5: The Politics of Pot, Part 2

Now available - part two of our in-depth look at the politics of pot, with guests Anthony Hirschbuhl, re-entry activist, and Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association.

Reality Check

Reality Check: Philly Likes to Punish Its Black Kids

Philly doesn’t very much like its black kids. We’ve kind of known that for some time, but when you have data to back it up, the trending hostility towards the city’s black children becomes that much more vivid.

Politics & Government

Reality Check: Unexpected Drama in the Philly D.A. Race?

Reality Check started watching an otherwise (and predictably) dull DA general election phase with interest when Philly Inquirer/Daily News political reporter Chris Brennan reported something about black Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker exploring a hostile takeover of Grossman’s GOP nomination perch.

Politics & Government

Reality Check: Really? Turnout was Good?

One couldn’t help but notice the Ghost of Low Voter Turnout haunting voter mood once more on Election Day. But let headlines and reigning wisdom from that day tell it, and Philadelphia witnessed a near holy, comet-sighting surge of voters.

Politics & Government

Krasner, Rhynhart Win Decisive Primaries in Pennsylvania

Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart are the clear winners in PA's May 16 Primary.