The Philadelphia Citizen podcast offers spoken versions of articles, deeper dives into the political, social and cultural workings of our city, explainers on the issues of our day, interviews, conversations and solutions. Lots of solutions. All to help you become a better citizen of your city.
Building Philly communities through YING 3.0
In this episode of Business For Good, we highlight Karla Ballard who raised over $1 million for her app, YING, seeking to replicate the community of helpful neighbors she grew up with in Philadelphia--one task at a time
This South Philly childcare director is our Citizen of the Week
Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez is on a mission to provide opportunities for children and adults — including through a new teacher apprenticeship program starting this week
Ali Velshi | The odd connection between Trump and the Rosenbergs
In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage against the United States. Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi explains the strange link between the Rosenbergs and Donald Trump.
Politics ain't dead yet, folks
Does the Biden administration’s recent winning streak, including the Inflation Reduction and CHIPS and Science Acts, contain an object lesson for Philly?
How to make illegal guns toxic
In this episode of Guest Commentary, Philly’s former district attorney has a three-step plan to get guns off the street — and reduce the record shootings — in Philly
Interview Special | Michael E. Mann preaches climate optimism
One of the most famous — and famously attacked — climatologists in America is now the founding director of Penn’s new climate change institute. He has a few things to say to those who doubt we can still save the earth