Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

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From KYW Newsradio 103.9 FM in Philadelphia, Bridging Philly connects our communities to the issues that matter to you. Hosts Racquel Williams, Shara Dae Howard, and Antionette Lee examine the most critical issues facing underserved communities in the Philadelphia region, with insight from experts and regular people making a difference. Presented by Gift of Life Donor Program.
  1. May 21, 2022
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    Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner Speaks out on Allegations of Prison Crisis
    The Philadelphia Prisons have been at the forefront of the news for the past couple of months. KYW’s Racquel Williams sits with the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society on their investigation o…
  2. May 15, 2022
    1 hr 5 min
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    'We have to invest.' Childcare providers fight for equitable childcare
    Childcare providers, mothers, and educators rallied at City Hall for National Day Without Child Care on Monday in an effort to raise awareness of low pay. KYW's Racquel Williams was at this rally speaking to ma…
  3. May 08, 2022
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    Bridging Philly's Mother’s Day Special
    This weekend we are celebrating Mother’s Day with KYW’s Racquel Williams, Michelle Durham, Carol Mackenzie, and Denise Nakano as they remember their mothers and discuss the ups and downs of motherhood. Family t…
  4. April 30, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Kicking off Mental Health Month with Motivation
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and since the pandemic, many people have been keeping stock of what's important in their life. This week Bridging Philly sits with motivational speaker and life coach Joy Mo…
  5. April 24, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Heart of Camden building places to call home while creating spaces to support their community
    This week Bridging Philly highlights a non-profit working to provide resources and support necessary to enable residents to live healthy, prosperous lives in a self-sustaining community. Hearts of Camden was or…
  6. April 17, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Local non-profit trains canines in helping those in need through "Ruff" Times
    This week Bridging Philly highlights a local non-profit, Tri-State Canine Response Team, and their paws on the ground efforts for those in need. CEO and Founder, Janice Campbell joins KYW's Racquel Williams to…
  7. April 09, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Black Maternal Health Week: Maternal Equity and the Impacts Doulas have on Pregnant Women.
    According to a 2020 report from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Maternal Mortality Review Committee, half of the city's 26 pregnancy-related deaths could have been prevented. Between 2013 and 201…
  8. April 03, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Making History
    For the first since the Supreme Court’s founding in 1790, a Black woman could sit on the bench. This week on Bridging Philly we highlight Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and her process into the Supreme Court. Form…
  9. March 27, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Women's History Month: Behind the Badge - Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
    As we end Women's History Month, this week's Bridging Philly episode focuses on women working in male dominated industries. We highlight Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and the work she has don…
  10. March 20, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Bridging the gap between Philly's Asian and Black communities through conversations
    This week Bridging Philly focuses on bridging the gap between the Asian and Black communities in Philadelphia. After a series of tragic incidents during the pandemic. Romana Lee-Akiyama, Director, Office of Pub…
  11. March 13, 2022
    1 hr 5 min
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    Philadelphia's Ukrainian Community is Supporting the Fight and Providing Aid
    This week Bridging Philly invited Honorary Consul of Ukraine, Iryna Maur, and President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Philadelphia Branch, Eugene Luciw to give their perspective on the conflic…
  12. March 06, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    How to keep the conversation on Black history going
    Black History Month honors the history makers who made a difference in this country and in the community, but what happens when the month is over. This week Bridging Philly speaks with Executive Director of Pen…
  13. February 27, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    $1.3 Million grant awarded to Temple University's New Center of Anti-racism Research
    This week Bridging Philly is closing out Black History Month by highlighting Temple University's effort to unravel systemic oppression through advocacy, education, and scholarship. Assistant Professor, Civil Ri…
  14. February 20, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Atlantic City is back to host the 2022 NAACP National Convention
    This week Bridging Philly discussed The NAACP annual Convention with Atlantic City NAACP Chapter President Kaleem Shabazz. Shabazz shares how this year's convention is going to focus and cater to the youth, iss…
  15. February 13, 2022
    1 hr 6 min
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    Visit Philly Initiative invites local prominent members of Black Greek Life to visit Philly
    This week Bridging Philly holds a group discussion focusing on the rich history of the National Panhellenic Council of Philadelphia inviting Visit Philly's chief innovation and global diversity officer, Rachel…
  16. February 06, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    With the National Black HIV/AIDs Awareness Day coming February 7th, this week KYW's Racquel Williams sits with the Health Resource and Services Administrations, Dr. Laura Cheever on their efforts to raise aware…
  17. January 29, 2022
    52 min
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    Bridging communities through art while surviving COVID-19
    This week Bridging Philly focuses on Philly's small art organizations relying on relief funds to survive while catering to their communities.The senior vice president at the Esperanza Arts Center, Bill Rhoads,…
  18. January 23, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Local organizations continue the fight for human trafficking awareness
    January is Human Trafficking Awareness month this week. Bridging Philly highlights two local organizations working to combat sex trafficking in Philadelphia and supporting women and children who experienced and…
  19. January 15, 2022
    56 min
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    Bridging Philly Highlights Philadelphia's Helping Heroes in time for MLK Day of Service
    This week Bridging Philly highlights some helping heroes just in time for Martin Luther King Day.After the devastating fire killing 12 people including 8 children in the Fairmount community, one organization sp…
  20. January 10, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    Managing Student Loan Debt in Temporary Repayment Pause
    This week Bridging Philly launched its first episode focusing on managing debt, specifically Student Loans.Last year, U.S. Student Loan Debt totaled 1.6 trillion. The Biden Administration temporarily paused fed…

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