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  • Knights of Columbus To Gather In Phila.

    July 26, 2015

    Some two-thousand delegates representing the Knights of Columbus from around the globe are gathering in Philadelphia Aug. 4-6. KYW's Mark Abrams spoke with the co-chairmen of the convention and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy in Philadelphia.
  • Local Group Wins Int'l Poetry Competition

    July 25, 2015

    KYW's Pat Loeb spoke with the founder of Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement and two members of the team that won this year's International Slam Championship, Brave New Voices.
  • Legendary Band Has A Philly Connection

    July 20, 2015

    Legendary progressive rock band Spock's Beard has a Philadelphia connection. KYW's Mike DeNardo spoke with members of the band about their soon-to-be released 12th album entitled "The Oblivion Particle."
  • Exhibit On Pope John Paul II's Outreach To Jewish Community

    July 16, 2015

    St. Joseph's University professor William Madges co-created a multi-media exhibit on the outreach of Pope John Paul II to the Jewish community. It opens July 28 in the Vatican Museum. KYW's Mark Abrams interviewed Madges about how the exhibit and its appearance in Rome.
  • Local Teacher Wins Top Honor

    July 4, 2015

    KYW's Pat Loeb speaks with Conestoga High School chemistry teacher Derrick Wood, winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
  • Griot Works

    June 5, 2015

    Griot Works is a organization that produces artistic work based in Pan African culture and tradition. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with founder Jos Duncan about the groups upcoming event and its transition to new leadership.
  • Replica Of Historic Ship Comes To Philly

    June 5, 2015

    On June 25th a replica of the ship Hermione will arrive in Philadelphia. In 1780, the Marquis de Lafayette came to the states on the original Hermione to offer help to America during the Revolutionary war. KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with City Tavern owner/chef Walter Staib who is also culinary ambassador for the Hermione Voyage 2015. He says food played
  • Local HS Students Worked At NASA Facility

    May 14, 2015

    KYW's Kim Glovas spoke recently with a group of Council Rock South High school students who were part of CRUNCH: Council Rock United with NASA to Create Hardware. They just returned from NASA's Houston facility where they worked on a project for the Int'l Space Station.
  • Germantown Man, "Father of the Gospel Guitar"

    May 9, 2015

    KYW's Pat Loeb talks to the "father of gospel guitar," 91-year-old Howard Carroll, a resident of Germantown and the oldest surviving member of the legendary group, the Dixie Hummingbirds
  • 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.
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.