The Jawncast from KYW Newsradio

The Jawncast from KYW Newsradio

The Jawncast from KYW Newsradio

CATEGORY: News
The daily podcast all about Philadelphia. Jay Scott Smith, Sabrina Boyd-Surka, and Brian Seltzer talk with KYW Newsradio's reporters about the big and small news that matters to you.
  1. May 27, 2022
    20 min
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    Debunking the model minority myth: Philly’s AAPI community is rich with diversity
    Philadelphia’s Asian American, Pacific Islander, and immigrant and refugee community is extremely eclectic, just like the city itself. But as is the case with most marginalized groups, members of Philly’s AAPI…
  2. May 26, 2022
    23 min
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    Where do you find hope after trauma? Healing from violence with UPenn's chaplain.
    May 25th marked two years since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Have we made meaningful change since then? And just as this anniversary dawned, 21 people were killed in a school sh…
  3. May 25, 2022
    15 min
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    'Where do you draw the line?' Parents have heavy hearts after Texas school shooting
    On Tuesday, a gunman went to an elementary school in Texas and started shooting. He killed 21 people. 19 of them were children. Everyone across the country is mortified. And for parents, it's hard to even descr…
  4. May 24, 2022
    11 min
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    The PPA wants to write tickets to make biking safer
    Philadelphia’s got a lot of bikers, but it’s also got a growing bike safety problem. Enter…the Philadelphia Parking Authority?!?! That’s right. Everyone’s favorite ticket-giving organization believes it’s got a…
  5. May 23, 2022
    19 min
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    50 years of storms - Philly's Glenn ‘Hurricane’ Schwartz tells weather stories
    Glenn ‘Hurricane’ Schwartz is retiring at the end of the week, after 50 years in meteorology, 42 on TV, and 27 with NBC10 in Philadelphia. What makes the guy with the bowtie the beloved weatherman he is? Glenn…
  6. May 20, 2022
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    The science of freestyle with Anthony Veneziale, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s friend from Philly
    Before ‘Hamilton’ or even ‘In the Heights’, a guy from Philadelphia met Lin-Manuel Miranda at college and started a hip-hop improv group called Freestyle Love Supreme. That group eventually went to Broadway and…
  7. May 19, 2022
    14 min
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    “We’re just trying to feed our babies” - Delco moms band together to find baby formula
    One manufacturing plant shutting down has spiraled into a national baby formula shortage. Now President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to try to help - how does that work?  KYW’s Tim Jimenez expla…
  8. May 18, 2022
    12 min
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    The PA primary aftermath: questions we have the next day
    Two of the major statewide races in the Pennsylvania primary were one-sided. Another one was not. The day after the election, we ask KYW Newsradio’s Pennsylvania politics expert Jim Melwert four big questions:H…
  9. May 17, 2022
    17 min
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    You the people: we asked voters in Philly and the suburbs which issues they care about most
    Reproductive rights and gun crime. These are two of the biggest issues for Philadelphia area voters as they prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday’s Pennsylvania state primary. But is the current state of the…
  10. May 16, 2022
    18 min
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    Tiny snails and giant cattle in Philadelphia
    Philadelphia has some new creatures in town. The Philadelphia Zoo brought in three African Ankole cattle, weighing in at about 1,600 pounds each! And there’s a new animal that we don’t necessarily want: an inva…
  11. May 13, 2022
    22 min
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    Philadelphia theatre scene gets a Pultizer and Tony nods
    If you haven’t heard the name James Ijames before, remember it, because the South Philadelphia playwright just won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama! We hear how he reacted to the news, and Justin Udo reads an Udo h…
  12. May 12, 2022
    18 min
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    Can John Fetterman lose Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary?
    PA Primary election primer - Democrat edition: John Fetterman has a commanding lead in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated when Pat Toomey retires. With less than a w…
  13. May 12, 2022
    17 min
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    Is it too late? PA Republicans try to stop Doug Mastriano just days before the primary
    PA Primary election primer - GOP edition: We’re just days away from the Pennsylvania primary election, and Republican insiders are making a furious scramble to topple their ticket’s front runner for Governor. W…
  14. May 12, 2022
    10 min
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    Colorism takes center stage in ‘School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play’
    Imagine if Regina George lived in Ghana in 1986. That’s what playwright Jocelyn Bioh has done with ‘School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play’, playing now at Philadelphia's Arden Theatre. It takes the clas…
  15. May 11, 2022
    15 min
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    Did your Philadelphia property taxes go up? Don’t miss your chance to get help.
    Philadelphia posted new property assessments for the first time in three years. Councilmember Mark Squilla’s office says values went up by an average of 31%, some by more than 50% - and that means those homeown…
  16. May 10, 2022
    16 min
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    A car slams into a SEPTA station, plus bad news for Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks
    Early Tuesday morning, an SUV crashed into the Allegheny station on the Market-Frankford line, killing two pedestrians and the driver. KYW’s Tim Jimenez tells us what we know about the tragic accident so far. P…
  17. May 09, 2022
    21 min
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    Meet 'Iron Mom': NJ mother runs triathlons while battling stage 4 lung cancer
    What would you do if your own mortality was staring you right in the face? How would you respond? How would you make the most of the time you have left in your life? For Isabella de la Houssaye, she refuses to…
  18. May 06, 2022
    22 min
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    Why the founder of Mother’s Day “ultimately tried to destroy it”
    The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in two places - a church in Grafton, West Virginia, and the Wanamaker Auditorium in Philadelphia. Its founder, Anna Jarvis, spent much of her life living here and died at t…
  19. May 05, 2022
    24 min
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    “It's tough to talk about”: Temple student president hopeful after hard year
    Being in college isn't easy. Throw in the pandemic and a string of campus safety incidents, and Temple students had an extremely trying year. On graduation day in North Philadelphia, we talk with Temple Student…
  20. May 04, 2022
    23 min
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    New Jersey grocery stores are now BYO bag - here’s what you need to know
    New Jersey’s ban on single-use bags in grocery stores takes effect today. So, what can and can’t you use to transport your groceries now? What do you do if you forget a bag? What about grocery delivery services…

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