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KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

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

  • Local Native In TV Gospel Competition

    August 17, 2014

    Pottstown native Candace Benson made it to the top five on Sunday's Best, a gospel singing competition featured on BET. Benson and her mother Sharon, sat down with KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg to talk about the journey.
  • New Guidelines for "Gluten-Free" Labels

    August 12, 2014

    KYW's Michelle Durham reports the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines for food manufacturers regarding Gluten-free labels. These guidelines however, are voluntary.
  • Local Author Releases 2nd Environmental Thriller

    July 30, 2014

    Philadelphia author Jon McGoran is out with his second thriller, Deadout, which like the first book takes an environmental issue in some nasty directions. KYW's John Ostapkovich spoke with him
  • Local Prof. Edits Book About Early 20th Century Journalist

    July 17, 2014

    KYW's Kim Glovas spoke to Jean Marie Lutes, Assoc. English professor at Villanova Univ. Lutes edited a new compilation of the works of early 20th century journalist, Nellie Bly. It's titled "Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days and Other Writings."
  • Divine Lorraine Hotel Restoration

    July 12, 2014

    Philadelphia's famous Divine Lorraine hotel is on it's way to being restored to its former glory. KYW's Hadas Kuznits takes a tour of the 11-story building with developer Eric Blumenfeld who is the man that promises take on this enormous task and have it done within about a year.
  • Shadow Merchant Releases CD

    July 11, 2014

    The local progressive rock band Shadow Merchant has just released its debut CD, "The Tunnel." KYW's Mike DeNardo spoke with the band about balancing a love of music with their demanding day jobs.
  • Poetry Fest To Kick Off In Philly

    July 5, 2014

    The 17th Brave New Voices Internation Youth Poetry Festival kicks off in Philly July 16th. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg got a preview from two members of Team Black, Philadelphia's team of young poets.
  • Artifacts Found Near I-95 Construction Site

    June 26, 2014

    KYW's Pat Loeb talks to archaeologist Doug Mooney about the historic artifacts that have been uncovered during PennDOT's I-95 improvement project.
  • Phils Begin Road Trip In Atlanta

    June 16, 2014

    The Phillies open a seven-game road trip tonight with the first of three in Atlanta. Cole Hamels gets the start. KYW's Matt Leon got a scout of the Braves by talking to Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network.
  • Choosing The Right Hospital

    June 8, 2014

    Local radio broadcaster E. Steven Collins died last year while being treated at a community hospital. Lawyers for the family claim Collins' case should serve as a lesson to physicians and the public. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg talked to patient advocate Betty Long about how patients can choose the best hospitals for treatment.
  • Renovations for PMOA

    May 30, 2014

    KYW's Pat Loeb spoke with Timothy Rub, director at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about a massive renovation planned for the venerated landmark
  • Local HS Takes Project To NASA

    May 28, 2014

    A team of students from Council Rock H.S. South recently took their own project, testing capilarry action in environemnts of varying gravity, to NASA's Zero Gravity facility. KYW's Kim Glovas talked to the team and their teacher about the accomplishment.
  • Archdiocesan Rep On A Possible Papal Visit

    May 23, 2014

    KYW's Mark Abrams speaks with Father Bill Donovan, the Philadelphia Archdiocesan representative to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, about the World Meeting of Families conference and a likely papal visit in September 2015.
  • Local Group Performs At Concentration Camp

    April 27, 2014

    KYW'S Molly Daly talks with Wolf Performing Arts Center Founding Executive Director Bobbi Wolf. 32 young actors from the Lower Merion non-profit performed the play "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" earlier this month at the Terezin Concentration Camp.
  • Wawa Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    April 10, 2014

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the very first Wawa store. Five decades later, the company has hundreds of stores in six states, including Florida. KYW's Tim Jimenez spoke with Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens about the milestone, the company's past, present, and future.
  • Colbert To Replace Letterman

    April 10, 2014

    CBS correspondent Dan Raviv's asks CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves why Stephen Colbert to replace "The Late Show" host David Letterman.
  • Passover

    April 4, 2014

    Passover this year starts on Monday, April 14th. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Cobi Weissbach, Associate Director of Development at the National Museum of American Jewish History about this traditional Jewish holiday.
  • Looking Back On the Winter of 2013/2014

    March 19, 2014

    Spring arrives a little after midday Thursday 3.20.14, and that means winter is finally over! KYW's John Ostapkovich looks at what we've all been through.
  • Archdiocese of Phila. Leads Pilgrimage To Rome

    February 28, 2014

    KYW's Mark Abrams speaks with Fr. Dennis Gill, of the Philadelphia Archdiocese Office for Divine Worship, about the pilgrimage to Rome at the end of next month for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
  • Philly's Stop & Frisk Policy

    February 21, 2014

    The stop and frisk of a 16-year-old Philadelphia honor student has sparked controversy over what a valid proper stop and frisk is. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with civil rights attorney David Rudovsky, who filed a class action lawsuit against the city over its stop and frisk policy in 2010.
  • Gamechangers Podcast - Wolves Youth Althetic Association

    February 5, 2014

    The Wolves Youth Athletic Association is the brainchild of a group of parents from Southwest Philadelphia who wanted to build their children into leaders. In just 18 months, the group transformed their idea into a non-profit that serves more than 100 children, with four youth football teams and a cheerleading squad. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Greg
  • State of the Union Address Recap

    January 31, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane and his guests discuss the State of the Union address.
  • Poverty

    January 30, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane talks about breaking the cycle of poverty.
  • Author Explores the Story of the Passenger Pigeon

    January 29, 2014

    KYW's Molly Daly talks to Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction."
  • Ramsey On The Controversial Frisking of a Teen

    January 24, 2014

    KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey to talk about the 16 year old straight-A student who allegedly had his private parts manhandled by female officers.
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.



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