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City Cast Philly is the daily news podcast about the city you love (and maybe sometimes hate?) and the Philadelphians who are working hard every day to make this place better. Each weekday morning, host Trenae Nuri will chat with people all across Philly’s diverse neighborhoods about issues that matter to you. Whether that’s what do I even do on the weekends in this city with endless options, or how do I get the bus to actually stop, or how is this city going to keep our kids safe and educated? City Cast Philly is here for it all. It’s that energetic, informative conversation you might overhear at your neighborhood coffee shop. But with City Cast Philly, you’re always welcome to join in. 

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    • 4.7 • 61 Ratings

City Cast Philly is the daily news podcast about the city you love (and maybe sometimes hate?) and the Philadelphians who are working hard every day to make this place better. Each weekday morning, host Trenae Nuri will chat with people all across Philly’s diverse neighborhoods about issues that matter to you. Whether that’s what do I even do on the weekends in this city with endless options, or how do I get the bus to actually stop, or how is this city going to keep our kids safe and educated? City Cast Philly is here for it all. It’s that energetic, informative conversation you might overhear at your neighborhood coffee shop. But with City Cast Philly, you’re always welcome to join in. 

    State Rep. Boyle’s Warrant, Philly’s WNBA Dreams & ‘Crazy Driving’ Crackdown

    State Rep. Boyle’s Warrant, Philly’s WNBA Dreams & ‘Crazy Driving’ Crackdown

    It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include: why there's an arrest warrant out for state Rep. Kevin Boyle, whether Philly will get its own WNBA team in the near future, and a new crackdown on ‘crazy driving’ on North Broad. Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Gillian McGoldrick, reporter covering Pennsylvania state government for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Isaac Avilucea, reporter at Axios Philadelphia.
    Our Friday News Roundups are powered by great local journalism: 

    A warrant has been issued for State Rep. Kevin Boyle’s arrest

    House Democrats take step toward expelling State. Rep. Kevin Boyle

    Philadelphia considered for WNBA expansion

    Philly police launch crackdown on ‘crazy driving’ and illegal parkers along North Broad Street

    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail at 215-259-8170. 
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    • 17 min
    10 Free and Low-Cost Spring Activities in Philly Parks

    10 Free and Low-Cost Spring Activities in Philly Parks

    The days are getting longer and the flowers are blooming, so let’s go outside! There are tons of ways to enjoy the spring season in Philly’s massive Fairmount parks system, from free movie nights and yoga, to concerts and guided hikes. Host Trenae Nuri speaks with Amanda Daws Cohen, program manager at the Fairmount Park Conservancy, about these and other ways to enjoy our local parks.
    Check out this blog post from the Fairmount Park Conservancy for the spring events mentioned in this episode, and keep an eye on the group’s calendar to learn about more events coming in the summer.
    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail or send us a text at 215-259-8170.
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    • 15 min
    Is It Local News? Or 'Pink Slime'?

    Is It Local News? Or 'Pink Slime'?

    It's primary election season, which means partisan information is everywhere. So, how do you know if the news you're consuming is accurate and objective? Host Trenae Nuri speaks with Andrea Wenzel, author and associate professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, about the ways you can spot the difference between real news and a kind of AI-generated content known as “pink slime." Wenzel is also author of the book, Antiracist Journalism: The Challenge of Creating Equitable Local News. 
    Resources and articles mentioned in this episode:


    ‘Pink Slime’: Partisan journalism and the future of local news and the update on this report


    ‘Pink slime’ sites masquerade as real news. There are 65 in Pennsylvania alone.

    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail or send us a text at 215-259-8170.
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    • 17 min
    Mayor Parker’s 100 Day Report

    Mayor Parker’s 100 Day Report

    Late last week, Mayor Cherelle Parker celebrated her first 100 days in office. She also released a sweeping public safety plan, the 100 Day Report, which calls for hiring more officers, reducing both shootings and nuisance crimes, and revitalizing Kensington by “[removing] the presence of drug users,” among other initiatives. In a special midweek roundup, host Trenae Nuri unpacks the mayor's new policing agenda with Anna Orso, City Hall reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jillian Bauer-Reese, newsroom director at Kensington Voice, and Carly Sitrin, Philadelphia Bureau Chief at Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
    Our news roundups are powered by great local journalism:

    On her 100th day, Mayor Parker unveils aggressive public safety goals and Kensington strategy

    Mayor Parker’s plan to ‘remove the presence of drug users’ from Kensington raises new questions

    Philadelphia Mayor Parker’s ‘enhanced’ safety plan for schools relies heavily on police

    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail at 215-259-8170. 
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    • 25 min
    Your 2024 Primary Election Guide

    Your 2024 Primary Election Guide

    The Pennsylvania primary is next week. While the presidential nominees are basically locked in already, there are some critical statewide and local races on the ballot. We’ve got a quick and comprehensive guide to help you sort through the crowded field of Attorney General candidates and understand the stakes for key statehouse primaries. Host Trenae Nuri breaks this all down with Katie Meyer, government editor and reporter for Spotlight PA, and Asha Prihar, Hey Philly newsletter editor.
    Check out the City Cast Philly voter guide, and Spotlight PA’s ‘Your Next AG’ candidate quiz tool.
    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail or send us a text at 215-259-8170.
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    • 24 min
    Arena Workers Strike, New Deadly Opioid & 44 Aftershocks

    Arena Workers Strike, New Deadly Opioid & 44 Aftershocks

    It’s the Friday News Roundup! Today’s topics include a recent strike by concession workers at the Wells Fargo Center and a new synthetic opioid—stronger than fentanyl—that's showing up in Philly’s drug supply. Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Lizzy McLellan Ravitch, workplace reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Aubrey Whelan, health reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
    Our Friday News Roundups are powered by great local journalism: 

    44 aftershocks have followed Friday’s earthquake, but they haven’t been damaging

    Wells Fargo Center concession workers are on strike. What to know if you’re going to tonight’s Sixers game.

    Powerful synthetic opioids stronger than fentanyl were found in several overdose deaths in Philly

    Click here to learn more about the city’s youth summer programming, “It's A Summer Thing.” 
    Want some more Philly news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey Philly.
    We’re also on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @citycastphilly.
    Have a question or just want to share some thoughts with the team? Leave us a voicemail at 215-259-8170. 
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

AlanaBog ,

They ask great questions. I’m a new fan.

So happy to have this podcast. Informative, thoughtful conversations here.

Gaaj23 ,

Informative, focused, and fun.

You know what you’re getting from each episode based on the title. I like it because it allows me to filter through episodes so I can focus on issues important to me.

I think Philly Cast has done a spectacular job of selecting a host. Trenae Nuri, your flexibility and relatability as a host is wonderful. I really appreciate the questions you ask as a way to get to the heart of: “what is this and why do I care” - from everything to the overspending by the Housing Authority to the best pizza’s in Philly.

Cece MCF ,

Great podcast for local news

It’s a great podcast to listen to during my commute and I always seem to learn something new about what is going on around the city. The host is great.

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