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||Philly’s forfeiture machine: How selling homes seized by cops hurt poor neighborhoods||Selling homes seized by law enforcement was supposed to improve communities. But a new WHYY investigation found it's added to blight in some of Philly's poorest neighborhoods.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Brady Bunch: Why a federal probe into a political payoff didn’t really pay off||Even though U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's campaign paid $90,000 to an opponent who dropped out of the race, he won't be charged with a crime.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Running early: How Philadelphia’s ‘scoop and run’ practice saves lives||In Philly and Camden, many shooting victims arrive at trauma centers in the back of police vehicles. Is this "scoop and run" practice saving lives?||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Porn, leaks, and petty politics: What led to Kathleen Kane’s downfall||A look at one of the messiest political scandals in Pennsylvania history as the former state Attorney General begins her jail sentence.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The art of change: As Philly redevelops, saving its cherished murals||A cautionary tale from South Philly about how rapid development can improve neighborhoods, but also dishonor them at the same time.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tears in Jamestown: A Pennsylvania company’s role in the global tear gas trade||Why a western Pa. company that's become a major player in the global tear gas trade is also embroiled in a legal battle with neighbors of its manufacturing facilities.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cruel’s intentions: A journalist’s mission to find the missing||Journalist Sergio Cruel is using his investigative skills to do more than turn a story. He's searching for missing persons in Philadelphia.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shark soup: Why an activist investor is after Campbell’s||Sales are down at Campbell Soup Co., headquartered in Camden, N.J. Now it's being pursued by an activist investor. Will the iconic, nearly 150-year-old company survive?||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Legend of Frank Rizzo||Why one man spent $11,000 on the former Philly mayor's Rolodex and other relics of Rizzo's polarizing political legacy, and why that legacy lives on.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sane asylum||Kerri Kennedy and the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee recently went to Mexico to talk to members of the migrant caravan. Here's what she learned.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Estonia with love||When Philadelphia resident Jackie Borock decided to adopt two children from Estonia, she thought becoming a single mother would be her biggest challenge. Then came cancer.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||After the sweep||It's been about six months since Philadelphia first tried to break up encampments of homeless drug users. So what happens to the people who are forced to leave?||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Joe Biden, family man||WHYY's new documentary reveals how the former vice president relied on one thing to sustain him through his political career and life marked with tragedy: his family.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Talkin’ ’bout agglomeration||Philadelphia didn't get the nod for the location of Amazon's second headquarters. But that doesn't mean that the city's 100-page bid was a complete waste of time.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Injecting Controversy||During the 1990s AIDS crisis, Philly officials dared to back needle exchanges. Now, amid the opioid epidemic, city officials are supporting another controversial strategy.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How’s your schedule looking?||Philly could be the next city to pass a bill to help fix a nagging problem impacting about 20 percent of the city's workforce: their often unpredictable work schedules.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Collision in Rittenhouse Square||The case of a 21-year-old bike courier accused of fatally stabbing a real estate developer near Rittenhouse Square has sparked a debate about the role of class and race.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cosby Incarcerated||Our Cosby Unraveled crossover episode takes a peek at Cosby's life behind bars and considers what should become of the products of his towering comedy career.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Chronicles of Narcan||Narcan is heralded as one of the most important weapons to fight the opioid epidemic. But on the ground, the decision whether or not to use Narcan is a bit more complicated.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ladies Night||Pennsylvania will send a record-setting four women to Congress next year, up from the current total of zero. Is the "Year of the Woman" here again?||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||For Whom the Bellwether Tolls||Two years ago, voters in Luzerne County, Pa. flipped from blue to red for the first time in decades. What do they think now and what does this mean for the rest of America?||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mothers Evolved||After Dorothy Johnson-Speight lost her son to gun violence nearly two decades ago, she started a movement to take her city back by eradicating gun violence.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Battle of the Bobs||Despite running for reelection in a historically blue state, New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez is struggling to maintain a lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tending the Tree of Life||The recent mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh left us grappling for answers. Why here? Why now? These are big questions with no easy answers. Where do we go from here?||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bob Casey’s Unlikely Alliance||Do Bob Casey's close relationships with pro-abortion rights progressives put his anti-abortion position in doubt?||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Deja Roe||A Pennsylvania case that got to the Supreme Court in 1992 could have spelled the end for Roe vs. Wade.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I want my lawyer?||How one woman's experience with her county public defender's office resulted in 12 years in prison for a crime she didn't commit.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The $40,000 cab ride||Why is the Philadelphia School District paying millions of dollars for taxicabs? The answer involves special education, school choice, and lots and lots of lawyers.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Gallery: Past, Present, and Future||Our very first episode considers the forces that shaped the Gallery mall in Philadelphia, and what forces will shape its future incarnation.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Why Preview||There’s more to every story if you take the time to tell it.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Professional and engaging
The Why hits all the points it needs to: quick, smart, and thoughtful. For a 15-minute broadcast produced at this frequency, I’m impressed that they continue to string together quality stories with decent production value.
Great local pod!
I’m impressed with the sound quality, the music and all the technical aspects. The content is A-plus.
Love this podcast so far
After listening to the gallery episode this has moved to the top of my podcast list