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. September 23, 2022
    20 min
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    Fighting inflation: are interest rate hikes the only answer?
    Inflation is proving pesky, and the Federal Reserve is having a tough time getting it under control. What's been the Fed's primary tactic to date? Raising interest rates, which happened again with another drama…
  2. September 22, 2022
    23 min
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    Vladimir Putin is scrambling; here's the evidence
    Vladimir Putin bet against Ukraine's resilience. He also bet against the West's ability to stay united. Now, nearly seven months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Putin appears to be scrambling. How has Ukraine man…
  3. September 22, 2022
    30 min
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    Can recent legislative achievements help Democrats hold onto power?
    President Biden and Democrats in Congress have had some major legislative wins lately. The Inflation Reduction Act, the infrastructure bill, gun control legislation, and the American Rescue Plan -- they add up…
  4. September 20, 2022
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    On the ground in Puerto Rico: Fiona's destruction
    Over the last several days, Hurricane Fiona has pummeled Puerto Rico. Despite the storm's destruction, the island remains resilient, and, according to Dr. Michelle Carlo, the people there are eager to get back…
  5. September 19, 2022
    31 min
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    Most Americans agree: democracy is in jeopardy. So, why is the nation so divided?
    Guess what? For as divided as the United States has become, polls show that most Americans agree: our democracy is at risk. So why do we have such a hard time getting along? Saint Joseph's University Professor…
  6. September 18, 2022
    10 min
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    What to expect from the Fed's next meeting: Weekly economy update
    The Fed is coming! The Fed is coming! At least its next meeting is. What should we expect? In his weekly check-in, Philadelphia economist David Fiorenza forecasts how the November midterm elections could impact…
  7. September 16, 2022
    30 min
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    Artemis: NASA's bold mission to establish a permanent foothold on the moon
    NASA wants to go back to the moon. We are still waiting for the launch of Artemis I, which had to be scrubbed a couple of times, but they are going to try again soon. This is a bold and exciting initiative, and…
  8. September 15, 2022
    26 min
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    America was founded on independence from British rule. So why are we so obsessed with the monarchy today?
    With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, there has been a lot of focus on the British monarchy in the United States. From news articles to social media to wall-to-wall coverage on the cable news channels, Americ…
  9. September 14, 2022
    31 min
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    Who's to blame when a medical robot misdiagnoses you?
    Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more prevalent every day, in every part of our lives. That includes in the world of medicine. AI has helped advance medical care in a lot of ways, but is there a poi…
  10. September 12, 2022
    31 min
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    You're being targeted - Digital ads in the 2022 midterm election
    If you're online at all, you've probably seen a ton of political ads going into the midterm election - maybe even for candidates outside of your district. What's the logic behind these ad campaigns? How detaile…
  11. September 09, 2022
    10 min
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    The connection between gas prices and inflation: Weekly economy update
    As gas prices go down, people seem less worried about inflation. How much are the two connected? We check in with Philadelphia economist David Fiorenza on that and how much more the Federal Reserve could increa…
  12. September 08, 2022
    24 min
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    New British Prime Minister Liz Truss takes over volatile U.K. landscape
    These are tricky times in the United Kingdom. The country is dealing with an energy crisis, and the face of the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II, just passed away. But such are the circumstances under which Liz Tru…
  13. September 07, 2022
    26 min
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    Quiet quitting: bad mindset, or bad label?
    When it comes to work, what's wrong with simply doing what's in your job description - no more, no less? Is it unreasonable for companies to expect employees to buy in to corporate hustle, and always go above a…
  14. September 06, 2022
    22 min
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    Will Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan actually have a significant impact?
    The Biden administration has announced its much anticipated - and much debated - student loan forgiveness program. We dig into what that looks like and the motives behind it with Dr. Sam Rosen, Assistant Profes…
  15. September 02, 2022
    13 min
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    Is the housing market finally course correcting? Weekly economy update
    For most of the pandemic, the housing market has been out of control. Sellers have seen home values soar, while many buyers have either been forced to make insane offers, or simply put dreams of a new house on…
  16. September 01, 2022
    28 min
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    Mikhail Gorbachev's complicated legacy
    Mikhail Gorbachev's leadership of the U.S.S.R. represented a defining moment in Russian history. On the heels of his passing at 91, how will the last Soviet leader be remembered? The answer to this question pro…
  17. August 31, 2022
    28 min
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    "It's a shocking number": a look at what's happening in the travel and hospitality industries
    War. Gas prices. Inflation. Recession fears. 2022 has thrown a lot at us, and there's still fourth months to go. How have these developments affected travel and hospitality ? Morning Consult travel and hospital…
  18. August 31, 2022
    32 min
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    Nursing is a much harder job now. Have schools and healthcare employers adjusted?
    Nursing is an incredibly hard job in the best of times. For the last few years, nurses have been facing significant stress, burnout, and political opposition on top of their normal jobs. These are challenging t…
  19. August 29, 2022
    11 min
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    'Just the clothing they were wearing.' What refugees from Afghanistan face in the US
    It has been a year since the US officially pulled out of Afghanistan. When the US left, thousands of Afghans left as well, some settling in the United States. Many had to leave in the middle of the night, possi…
  20. August 27, 2022
    12 min
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    Positive inflation news for once? Weekly economy update
    More big news about the Federal Reserve tackling inflation came down, is the worst over or will there be more to come? Unemployment filings went down a bit and the labor market keeps chugging along. The GDP est…

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