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(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(The Mongolian students and some of their Philadelphia hosts, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts

Two groups of students, from Philadelphia and Mongolia, have been working online together to study the effects of global warming. And now, five teens from Mongolia are visiting Philadelphia until the end of this month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Visiting German students getting a briefing at Camden City Hall during their tour of government offices.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

German Students Visiting Camden County Taking Plane Crash News In Stride, Says Teacher

The students, who are being hosted by Collingswood High School and were in Camden today, will be flying back home on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Credit: Owen Ware)

Local Non-Profit Aims To Collect One Million Pairs Of Shoes

If you plan to do some spring cleaning this weekend, there is a local charity that wants your old shoes.

03/27/2015

(Naje Taylor, center, is one of the young people who were once in foster care.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Coffee Shop With a Mission: Helping Former Foster Kids Bloom as Adults

The Monkey and The Elephant, at 29th Street and Girard Avenue, employs young people who are aging out of the foster care system.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Photos provided by Univ. of Pa.)

Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Hundreds Of Local Kids Gear Up For Challenging Science Fair

The 67th annual Delaware Valley Science Fairs takes place next week at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Pro-Gun Group Taking Lower Merion Township To Court

Lower Merion Township officials are embroiled in a legal battle with a pro-gun rights group.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Credit: South Street Headhouse District)

Hear Philly: South Street Easter Promenade

On Sunday, April 5, hop on down to South Street for one of Philadelphia’s oldest traditions, the South Street Easter Promenade.

03/25/2015

Zombies roam free on South Street during the Philly Zombie Crawl (Credit: Spark Wilkens)

Hear Philly: Zombies Take Over South Street Easter Sunday

For the last decade in Philadelphia, zombie have become synonymous with the Easter holiday.

03/25/2015

(New Jersey activists join counterparts from Philadelphia for a demonstration demanding mandatory sick leave for low-wage workers.  They gathered outside the Union League, in Philadelphia, where New Jersey governor Chris Christie was to take part in a PAC-sponsored fundraiser.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Activists Dog Philadelphia Fundraiser For Gov. Christie, Pushing For Mandatory Sick Leave Laws

“(Christie)’s been clear about his opposition. He’s been saying it all around the state, at events as he travels,” noted Dena Mottola Jaborska, from New Jersey Citizen Action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Dee Bailey, leading the annual "Black History in the Barbershop" event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Camden Barbershop Becomes a One-Day Black History Museum and Celebration Point For Community Leaders

Dee Bailey, executive director of the business consulting firm Each One Teach, led the activities honoring three local community change makers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(As deputy police commissioner Richard Ross, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and public safety director Mike Resnick look on, Mayor Nutter signs his executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

In Wake of Justice Department Report, Mayor Nutter Creates Police Oversight Panel

Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015