KYW Newsradio In Depth

KYW Newsradio In Depth

KYW Newsradio In Depth

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Straightforward conversations about the people, ideas, and power centers that shape the world we live in. KYW Newsradio reporters talk daily with experts and leaders in science, politics, business, and public health -- to make sense of the news and unravel the real reasons why a story matters.
  1. May 20, 2022
    10 min
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    Pandemic economy update: looking at stagflation; plus progress on the national debt, deficit
    Inflation is high, and interest rates have followed suit. Taken together, those factors usually signal that stagflation could be looming. But with unemployment at historic lows in the United States, just how mu…
  2. May 20, 2022
    21 min
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    An actually terrifying artificial intelligence storyline: Doomsday Scenarios, ep. 6
    Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more prevalent every day. From self driving cars to machines that solve logic puzzles, AI can be a very good thing for society. But there is always that nagging worr…
  3. May 19, 2022
    13 min
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    Monkeypox: how concerned should we be?
    Where does monkeypox come from? What are the symptoms? How does it spread? These are some of the questions now getting asked in the wake of new monkeypox cases popping up around the world, including the United…
  4. May 19, 2022
    23 min
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    'Four companies control 90%' How the baby formula industry failed to protect its Achilles' heel
    The US is experiencing a significant and massively disruptive shortage of baby formula. It started because of several factors, says Dr. Nilofar Varzgani, assistant professor of business systems and analytics at…
  5. May 18, 2022
    24 min
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    Transgender athletes: the people, laws, and politics at the center of a national debate
    There has been a lot of discussion about transgender athletes in recent months, from Lia Thomas’s success as a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, to state legislatures working overtime to keep transgend…
  6. May 17, 2022
    21 min
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    What is stopping Putin from using nuclear weapons?
    There was a lot of concern at the outset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine about the possibility that this conflict would lead to the use of a nuclear weapon. That hasn't happened, but is the danger still there?…
  7. May 16, 2022
    31 min
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    53 years of spitting the truth: Ray Didinger reflects on a career covering Philly sports
    As the great Brian Dawkins once said, "Ray spits the truth." For 53 years, Ray Didinger has been an authority on Philadelphia sports, especially the Eagles. He has been a newspaper writer, radio host, televisio…
  8. May 16, 2022
    15 min
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    'This is unprecedented.' Data on America's mental health crisis
    Our collective mental health has been challenged to say the least during the last couple of years. How are we doing -- as a community, as a nation, as individuals? What does the data we have available say? And…
  9. May 14, 2022
    16 min
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    Pandemic economy update: Inflation peaks, tracking stubborn gas prices, and summer at the Jersey Shore
    The early pandemic was a story of the stock market on fire and the labor market suffering deeply. Now, Main Street looks like it's thriving, and Wall Street is sweating. Can we have both things at once? We know…
  10. May 13, 2022
    37 min
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    Why cryptocurrency crashed: explaining the crypto and stablecoin implosion and what could be next
    It's been some pretty rough sailing for cryptocurrency investors. Markets are in turmoil, right at a time when it seemed like crypto was starting to break a little bit more into the mainstream. So what just hap…
  11. May 11, 2022
    17 min
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    Russia has oligarchs. Does America?
    Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia's oligarchs have found themselves uncomfortably under the microscope. But the oligarch, a wealthy individual with political power, is not just a Russian thing. Politic…
  12. May 10, 2022
    11 min
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    Big shifts in higher education: 'Young people don't feel prepared to fund college'
    New research from Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank that shows young people are worried about their financial futures, specifically paying for college. More than two-thirds of those surveyed said that rising…
  13. May 09, 2022
    29 min
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    'The student loan crisis was intentional.' Does forgiveness make sense?
    Student loan debt has become a crisis in this country. It seems like the Biden Administration wants to try and help alleviate at least some of that debt -- but what should that look like? If we're not also tack…
  14. May 06, 2022
    11 min
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    "I do not like it at all!": it's time to vent about high gas prices, plus an analysis of the Fed's latest rate hike
    Two months into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, gas prices remain high - in some areas they even continue to climb. Philadelphia economist David Fiorenza doesn't like that one bit, and explains why. Plus, we look…
  15. May 06, 2022
    32 min
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    "You could see a crisis:" what the RaDonda Vaught case tells us about nursing in America
    The pandemic. Conspiracy theories. And now, the risk of criminal charges resulting from a mistake. These pressure points have emerged within the nursing profession in recent years, and are threatening both the…
  16. May 05, 2022
    16 min
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    Why you should care that the US is still under a Public Health Emergency declaration
    A Public Health Emergency has been in place in the US since January of 2020, and it will continue to be in effect until at Least July. But there is concern among public health officials that after that, the dec…
  17. May 04, 2022
    27 min
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    What the 5 types of workers want from their jobs
    The last couple of years have caused dramatic changes to the workforce, the type of jobs people want to do, what people want out of a job, and where they want to do it. The global data intelligence company Morn…
  18. May 03, 2022
    23 min
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    Other rights in question after abortion: ripple effects from the leaked Supreme Court opinion
    We saw a stunning revelation on Monday -- a virtually unprecedented leak out of the Supreme Court appears to show the justices are prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade and abortion rights in America. We wanted to t…
  19. May 02, 2022
    46 min
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    A neuropsychologist's resilience tool-kit to help find beauty in a crisis
    We’re working our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking with us a load of stress, anxiety, and maybe even PTSD. But remember 2 years ago when we were in lockdown? It forced us to slow down and look at life d…
  20. April 29, 2022
    14 min
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    The US economy shrank. Is a recession coming?
    GDP declined in the first quarter, leading to some cold takes about the economy, even as the jobs numbers continue their hot streak. So what happened? If we were heading toward a recession, when and how would w…

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