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.
Dear Pandemic project fights misinformation on Covid-19
A volunteer team of women scientists launched Dear Pandemic last year to spread real and clear information about Covid-19.
Reality Check: This wellness program helped local families recoup $700K in tax refunds
WURD host Charles Ellison speaks with Dr. George Dalembert, practicing pediatrician, about the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia initiative to tackle poverty by helping families recoup tax money owed to them
Our DA has botched true reform. Can the May election change things?
The race for district attorney is off to an all too-familiar start. Here’s hoping it will include a debate over what smart reform actually looks like.
Is Philly really ready for a third wave of political activism?
Now is the time to capitalize on the greatest civic engagement in a generation. Former city official John Kromer lays out a plan to do that.
A new way to view ballet may offer a way forward for the arts in Philly
Is the BalletX Beyond subscription service a new lifeline to the beleaguered arts community in Philly, and elsewhere?
SHHH - a poem of healing
What can you say when there is nothing to say? A poem about listening and healing by writer, director and social activist Marc Erlbaum may grant insight.