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  • Local Students Contribute To Sandy Hook Requiem

    March 5, 2015

    KYW's Pat Loeb talks to Disston Elementary music teacher Katie Young and her students about their contributions to a Requiem for the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, premiering this weekend.
  • Phone App Links Services To Those In Need

    February 27, 2015

    Poverty activist Nikki Johnson-Huston created a free smart phone app called "Donafy" which links those in need to services and also makes it easy for others to donate or notify non-profit organization. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Johnson-Huston to find out about how it works.
  • Philly's Tour Guides

    February 26, 2015

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed Ed Mauger, founder of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, about the Supreme Court decision requiring New Orleans tour guides to be licensed. He also talked about how Philadelphia tour guides faced a similar situation years ago and how they addressed it.
  • Germantown Is A Hot Spot for Artists

    February 20, 2015

    Germantown is emerging as one of the new hot spots for artists. KYW's Lauren Lipton talked with Ann Peltz, the director of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
  • Philly Pastor Wants To Be Philly's Mayor

    February 17, 2015

    Local pastor Keith Goodman announced his candidacy for Philadelphia mayor this past weekend. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg spoke to Goodman about what prompted his last minute entry in the race as well as his view on potential challenges to his candidacy.
  • Local Man Aims To Clear Name Of Ancestor

    February 17, 2015

    KYW's Kristen Johanson reports A Havertown man is reaching out to local politicians, and President Obama, in hopes of getting his ancestor who helped free slaves pardoned.
  • Local Tween Semi-Finalist On Cooking Reality Show

    February 16, 2015

    A Gloucester County 12-year-old is getting a lot of attention for his cooking skills. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Andrew Zappley of Westville, who is a semi-finalist on the Fox reality cooking show, "Master Chef Junior."
  • Ballet Love

    February 15, 2015

    KYW's Pat Loeb speaks with Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancers Francis Veyette and Lauren Fadeley about their romance behind the scenes.
  • Philly Resident Age 97 On Her Late Start As An Artist

    February 13, 2015

    97 year old Philly resident Bernice Paul is an artist and you can see her work around the area. KYW's Lauren Lipton talked with Paul about her art and inspiration, her escape from Russia, and what life was like when she got here.
  • Local Non-Profit Helps Women In Need

    February 6, 2015

    Distributing Dignity is a Cherry Hill, NJ non-profit that collects and distributes bras, pad and tampons to women in need. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with co-founders Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire about their unique organization.
  • Local Professor On New Book From Harper Lee

    February 3, 2015

    With word that a new book from Harper Lee will be published this summer, KYW's Jim Melwert speaks with Dr. Herman Beavers, Associate professor of English and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • New Leaders Emerge In Philly's Civil Rights Movement

    January 23, 2015

    The Reclaim MLK Day march was one of the largest MLK holiday demonstrations Philadelphia has seen in years. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the organizers of the event to discuss the rise of a new guard of civil rights leadership in the city.
  • Widow of R&B Star Teddy Pendergrass On His Legacy

    January 13, 2015

    It's been five years since the death of famed R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with his widow, Joan Pendergrass about the family court battle over her late husand's estate, the singer's legacy and what's next.
  • New Head of Phila. Bar Assoc. Stresses Importance of Public Service

    January 5, 2015

    Philadelphia attorney Al Dandridge takes the helm as the 88th Chancellor of the Phila. Bar Assoc.n . KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the new leader of the 13,000 member organization about his plans for 2015.
  • Glorious Sound of Christmas

    December 19, 2014

    At the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by conductor Bramwell Tovey, performs "The Glorious Sound of Christmas." It has repeat performances tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) night. KYW's Steve Tawa spoke with the Maestro who played a portion of his composition, "The Rittenhouse Carol."
  • Author's Book Is Inspires CBS TV Series

    December 12, 2014

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed John Dixon, author of "Phoenix Island" a book which serves as inspiration for the CBS TV series "Intelligence". The book just came out in paperback.
  • Social Justice: Who Is FanSince09?

    December 12, 2014

    He describes himself as "a hero to some and a villian to others" but who is FanSince09? KYW's social media editor Melony Roy spoke to the local man behind the account that uses Twitter to right what he thinks is wrong.
  • Tax Changes for 2014

    December 10, 2014

    KYW's Lynne Adkins talked about end of year tax changes with CPA Rosalind Sutch of Drucker and Scaccetti in Philadelphia.
  • Villanova Advances In FCS Playoffs

    December 9, 2014

    Villanova will host Sam Houston State on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Villanova coach Andy Talley about the match-up.
  • New Prez for Phila. NAACP

    December 8, 2014

    The Philadelphia NAACP elected minister Rodney Muhammad as its new president on Saturday. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg the incoming leader about his vision for the historic organization.
  • Book On Philly Minister Turned Nazi Spy

    December 5, 2014

    KYW's Pat Loeb speaks with Rev. Francis Watson about his new book "The Nazi Spy Pastor: Carl Krepper and the War in America", a lost World War II tale involving a womanizing Philadelphia minister-turn-Nazi-spy
  • Sandusky Shares His Story of Abuse

    December 5, 2014

    Matt Sandusky was adopted by and sexually abused by the man at the center of one of the highest-profile child sexual abuse cases ever. Matt spoke to KYW's Jim Melwert about his childhood, and his foundation that works to fight child abuse.
  • Documentary On Local AIDS Activist

    December 1, 2014

    "25 to Life", a documentary chronicling the life of West Philly HIV activist, advocate and speaker William Brawner is premiering nationally. Brawner kept his HIV positive status secret for 25yrs. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Brawner about his decision to go public ten yrs. ago.
  • Wal-Mart Protests

    November 26, 2014

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed Andrew Slack, co-founder of the Harry Potter Alliance, and Odds In Our Favor-dot-org. about protests being held across the country at Walmart stores. The protests are designed to force the corporation to raise wages for it's workers.
  • Turkey Cooking Tips

    November 21, 2014

    Thanksgiving is almost here and now is the time to start thinking about how to cook that bird. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Thomas Harkins, executive chef of Bank and Burboun about how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey.
Gabrielle Marlowe (left) and Ilse Lindemayer (right) pose with the book they wrote together, "I'm A Survivor." (Credit: Karin Phillips)

Teenage Girl Helps Holocaust Survivor Tell Her Story In A Book

The story of a local holocaust survivor has been put in a book, thanks to a teenage girl who decided to help her tell her incredible story.


The 2007 winners pose with a monster truck tire. (Photo provided by Lift for Life)

Penn State Football Players ‘Lift’ To Help Fight Kidney Cancer

It has become the event of the summer up in State College. Penn State football players tomorrow hold their annual “Lift for Life” event, which raises money for a rare disease.