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Archive for “WHYY” news
Today The Atlantic published a piece on the impossible coolness of NPR reporter names. Kai Ryssdal, Chana Joffe-Walt, Dina Temple-Raston, Neda Ulaby, Sylvia Poggiole. When it comes to public radio in Philadelphia, Marty Moss-Coane is no slouch.Want your own? Either you could try novelist Liana Maeby's proposal ("Stick your middle initial in your first name, and adding it to the smallest foreign place you've ever visited;" she's now Liarna Kassel.) Or plug yourself into the Public Radio Name Generator, where drab Adam Smith becomes worldly Mahmoud Franklin-Garrels.There's only one situation in which this game isn't fun. When you already have an
This American Life's Ira Glass is bringing a conceptual art performance/dance party to Philly, and it goes away forever come Monday. It's called "One Radio Host, Two Dancers," and here's how it's going to go down: Ira will stand on stage and tell poignant stories, while dancers from Monica Bill Barnes & Company, well, dance.Glass wouldn't reveal much about the show in a conversation with Daily News gossip scribe Molly Eichel, but he did give us this: A. He can't dance, B. He claims to have beaten Dan Savage in a DJ battle, after the syndicated sex columnist (open up
For Inquirer exiles, all roads lead to WHYY.“I'm vividly aware of that impression being formed,” says Chris Satullo, vice president of news and civic dialogue at the public station and a fellow refugee. “I know the folks we’re working with are really good. They have a lot of game left.”
First we learn that the company that manages the Superdome is based in Conshohocken. Now, it seems little old WHYY may have been at the center of the blackout brouhaha. Let the likely culprits tell you themselves:To hear [WHYY Reporter Tom] MacDonald tell it, he was just getting back into the building after Beyonce's halftime show when he plugged in an extension cord outside the Niners locker room and flipped the switch on the equipment."And the room goes dark," he said.By "room" he means half of an arena holding more than 71,000 people, with the eyes of an international audience
What are we, in the McCarthy era? The National Rifle Association apparently keeps an enemies list featuring hundreds upon hundreds of people and organizations that hate 2nd amendment rights with a frothy passion. (Mary Tyler Moore! Oprah!) Today comes the news that our very first Philadelphian has snuck onto the list! Congratulations, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Cartoonist Tony Auth! Your anti-gun cartoons have put you squarely in the crosshairs of a bunch of gun enthusiasts. Auth, for the record, is psyched.If you believe that this country's relationship with guns is insane and you want to do something about it, of course you
The first time I heard my father say it, I was seven years old. We were waiting for an elevator in New York, where we lived, when he dropped a casual, grammatically unnecessary “like” into a sentence that has otherwise been lost to history. Understand, I grew up in a household where saying “like” was a moral failing, a practice reserved only for the most helplessly vapid second-graders. The slip-up was a betrayal—as if I were raised strict kosher, only to catch him in the kitchen at midnight, preparing a BLT.
For the past year, StateImpactPennsylvania has been a one-stop media shop for information on the state's recent boom in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Divided between NPR, WHYY, and Harrisburg's WITF, the series was one of fourteen projects to win a prestigious duPont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast and digital journalism. "Their work revealed previously unreported aspects of a new gas drilling law, including a provision that would require health professionals to sign confidentiality agreements in order to get access to chemical exposure information and developments in the state's efforts to establish a natural gas impact fee," read the
NBC 10 anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah delivered the news with the biggest TV smile in her arsenal. “We have an exciting new partnership to tell you about. NBC 10 is teaming up with WHYY public radio and its community website Newsworks.” Anchor Dawn Timmeney sat next to Renee smiling and nodding in agreement as she continued. “It’s all in an effort to create innovative ways of gathering and reporting the news.”Anything can be made to sound positive when delivered by two smiling news women from a nice bright, shiny news desk. But this new alliance between NBC 10 and Newsworks is fraught with real concerns on both sides of the partnership.