KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place


Special reports, interviews and programs from KYW Newsradio and the CBS Network.

  • Same Sex Marriage

    April 28, 2015

    Today the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over whether there is a constutional right to same sex marriage. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the Mark Aronchick, the lead attorney Whitewood-- the case that cleared the way for same sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
  • Shroud Replica To Go On Display

    April 23, 2015

    Rev. John Fields, communications director of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Philadelphia, talks with KYW's Mark Abrams about the public exhibition of a Vatican-authorized replica of the Shroud of Turin.
  • SJ Native Has A Talk Show On Cable Network

    April 23, 2015

    Grace Helbig is a comedian, actress, author, and YouTube star. KYW's Melony Roy talked with the South Jersey native about her new talk show Friday nights on E!
  • Conference To Help Latinos Avoid Education Obstacles

    April 20, 2015

    KYW's Kim Glovas spoke with Fernando Benavidez, assistant professor of English, and organizer of the "Beyond Multiculturalism: Empowering Latino Students and the Community" Conference, at Delaware County Community College.
  • Earth Day Photo Exhibit

    April 17, 2015

    “One Man’s Trash” is opening at Fairmount Water Works this Wednesday on Earth Day and its a look at trash picked up over the last year by one person in Fairmount Park. KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with Philadelphia writer, photographer and environmentalist Bradley Maule.
  • Non-Profit Advocates for Children in Foster Care

    April 17, 2015

    Being Beautiful Foundation is a non-profit that advocates for kids in foster care. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with founders Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris about their passion for helping foster children, which began right at home.
  • Founder of Re-entry Prgm Hopes To Change Economic Landscape

    April 17, 2015

    Tracey L. Fisher is the founder of Gateway II Re-entry, a group dedicated to helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Fisher to talk about his new plan to change the economic landscape for returning citizens.
  • Local Recording Studio Successfully Recreates Itself

    April 16, 2015

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed Mike Gendler of EBE Entertainment about the history of the site on Delaware Avenue. This is light of the recent closure of Sigma Sound Studios in Center City. Sigma is closed but this gem lives on, in another incarnation.
  • Family Drives Across Globe To See Pope In Philly

    April 7, 2015

    It's the road trip of a lifetime for a family from South America: they're driving from Argentina to Philadelphia, with hopes of arriving here by September -- in time for the Pope's visit, and the World Meeting of Families. KYW's Ian Bush has their story.
  • Campaign Started To Honor Singer Billie Holiday

    April 7, 2015

    Faye Anderson, founder of All That Philly Jazz, a website that preserved the history of Philadelphia jazz scene recently started a campaign to honor singer Billie Holiday, who was born in Philadelphia. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Anderson to discuss the effort.
  • Path of the Unaccompanied Minor

    April 6, 2015

    KYW's Kim Glovas spoke with Villanova University Law professor Michele Pistone about a daylong conference titled “The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor: Examining Legal and Community Responses to a Humanitarian Crisis”.
  • Menzfit Helps Men Dress for Success

    April 3, 2015

    Rhonda Willingham founded Menzfit, a non-profit that helps men dress for success and get jobs. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the professional image consultant about her passion making over men in need.
  • HUP Doc Helped Fight Ebola in Africa

    March 30, 2015

    Dr. Patricia Henwood spent nearly 10 weeks in Liberia during her two missions to the country to help fight Ebola. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania emergency room doctor about her experiences.
  • 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.
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.

09/06/2011

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.

07/07/2011