Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

CATEGORY: News
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.
  1. 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…
  2. January 03, 2022
    38 min
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    End of the Year Flashpoint Special: Goal setting and self-awareness
    Out with the old and in with the new! This week Flashpoint ends the year discussing goal setting and the importance of self-awareness. Local clinician and author Deana Davis joins KYW's Racquel Williams, Antion…
  3. December 27, 2021
    34 min
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    A Flashpoint Flashback Special
    This week Flashpoint brings back Northwest Victim Services Executive Director Melany Nelson and court and community advocate Wendell Louissaint to update us on their victim services and resources since the upti…
  4. December 20, 2021
    35 min
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    Flashpoint: Philly Nonprofit hits the streets with pop-up events providing direct services to fight Gun Violence
    This week Flashpoint invited the Philadelphia Citywide Coalition Project's Co-Founder Charlotte Brown and Dr. Deshawnda Williams to discuss their ongoing prevention and intervention strategies against gun viole…
  5. December 13, 2021
    38 min
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    Flashpoint: Ertz Family Foundation efforts to deliver social change to North Philadelphia
    This week Flashpoint meets up with the Ertz Family Foundation to hear their latest project initiative with the Grace and Peace Community Fellowship building. Executive Director Lisa Ertz and Program Director Ma…
  6. December 06, 2021
    43 min
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    Flashpoint: The Concrete Cowgirl rounds up new changes for Philly's Urban Riding Academy
    This week Flashpoint rides out with Erin Brown, also known as The Concrete Cowgirl, and the Executive Director of Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy, on the meaning of Horsemanship and how today's youth can bene…
  7. November 29, 2021
    27 min
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    Flashpoint looks back: The best segments of 2021
    This week Flashpoint is recapping the best of our segments from earlier this year.The podcast dives into a deep discussion on the community relationship with and trust in media. Many news outlets' have been cri…
  8. November 22, 2021
    41 min
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    Flashpoint: Northwest Victim Services continue to aid victims and families as gun violence surges
    This week Flashpoint brings back Northwest Victim Services Executive Director Melany Nelson and court and community advocate Wendell Louissaint to update us on their victim services and resources since the upti…
  9. November 16, 2021
    33 min
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    Flashpoint: Bringing youth to the forefront of gun violence solutions
    So far we've talked to mothers who lost their children to gun violence, community leaders working to prevent violence, and medical experts about the state of Philadelphia's gun violence crisis. This week's Flas…
  10. November 07, 2021
    42 min
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    Flashpoint: Uptick in domestic homicide
    This week Flashpoint discusses the domestic violence issue amid the pandemic and highlights the recent uptick in domestic homicide. Marcella Nyachogo, Assistant Director of the Bilingual Domestic Violence Progr…
  11. November 01, 2021
    32 min
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    Flashpoint: Local Philly Teacher has no fear of curriculum transparency
    This week's Flashpoint is focused on education and critical race theory. KYW's Jay Scott Smith sits with Kristin Leubbert, a local Philadelphia school teacher who has taught mostly Black and Brown students, exp…
  12. October 25, 2021
    35 min
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    Flashpoint: Local Sexual Violence Center Offers Bystander Intervention
    The recent tragedy of the rape of a woman on public transportation last week has sparked national outrage and resentment. Many reports claimed that witnesses watched the incident transpire and took videos of it…
  13. October 17, 2021
    34 min
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    Flashpoint: Help for families coping with losing an infant
    This week Flashpoint is highlighting National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, which occurs every October. Marisa Brahney, a TV host from New Jersey, shares her experience in losing her first daughter…
  14. October 10, 2021
    35 min
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    Flashpoint: Hispanic Heritage Month
    This week Flashpoint highlights Hispanic Heritage Month and the growth and impact the Hispanic community had in Philadelphia. CEO of PHL Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Rodriguez and Hispanic Community Co…
  15. October 04, 2021
    42 min
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    Flashpoint: Community relations and trust in media
    This week Flashpoint dives into a deep discussion on the community relationship with and trust in media. Many news outlets' have been criticized for how reporters report on crime, and specifically on gun violen…
  16. September 23, 2021
    1 hr 3 min
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    I’m Listening: A Flashpoint special about suicide prevention and why talking about mental health matters
    I'm Listening is a Flashpoint special about suicide prevention and the importance of talking about mental health. In this special edition of the show, we explore the impact of mental health in Philadelphia yout…
  17. September 19, 2021
    26 min
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    Flashpoint: Black doctors fight against myths and vaccine hesitancy
    This week Flashpoint is highlighting Black doctors and their efforts to continue to fight against COVID by spreading awareness of the vaccine.KYW’s Jay Scott Smith is rejoined by Dr. Jennifer Caudle on her effo…
  18. September 13, 2021
    31 min
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    Flashpoint: Housing insecurity can be impacted by high crime rates
    This week's Flashpoint explores how crime rates, including gun violence, can impact housing insecurity in Philadelphia. We'll be hearing from Rutgers University Professor Daniel Semenza, who researched and foun…
  19. September 04, 2021
    38 min
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    Flashpoint: Adjusting back to school after COVID
    This week's Flashpoint is focusing on heading back to school. We'll be hearing from a high school senior at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, Kara Butler, Carrie Kries, the head of school at Gl…
  20. August 30, 2021
    30 min
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    Flashpoint: Haitian Americans in Philadelphia react and respond to Haiti tragedy
    This week Flashpoint discusses the recent catastrophic earthquake that struck south Haiti at the beginning of August. KYW's Jay Scott Smith sits with Haitian American Chamber of Commerce President Evelt Vertil…

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