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.
What to do about school shootings
The murder of 19 young children in Texas yesterday is a reminder of the violence children experience in America everyday — in and out of schools. Here, some ways to help
We must fight classroom censorship
A long-time college president recommends ways to affirm democracy — through libraries and schools — in these troubled times
Can better street design lead to less gun violence?
One Portland neighborhood reduced gun violence 60 percent by changing traffic patterns and reviving a park. In this episode of Ideas We Should Steal, we ask if Philly can do the same.
Ali Velshi | What was on the ballot Tuesday? Democracy.
Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi explains what it means to have one political party actively fighting against democracy. Pennsylvania is held to the light.
Notes from election crazy town
An insurrectionist, a stroke patient, a TV doctor, a newspaper that’s anti-vote, and warring progressive and establishment factions walk into an election. Is the joke on us?
Citizen Event | Fight the gerontocracy!
Welcome to the resistance. We need newer blood in politics and we've put together a panel to do just that. Speakers include Amanda Litman (founder of Run For Something), City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, State Rep. Joanna McClinton and Paige Cognetti, mayor of Scranton. "I tell young people who want to run," Litman says, "You can do this!"