Cherri Gregg

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Changing How PA Department Of Corrections Deals With Mentally Ill Inmates

According to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.

01/07/2015

Karen Orrick and Carol Thomas of Project Home. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Center City’s Homeless Have One Less Place To Go For Help

Project Home is working to re-open the hub this season. She says they’re looking for a new space on the concourse — but they’ll open a mobile unit even if they are unable to create another storefront.

01/06/2015

(Al Dandridge, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

New Head of Phila. Bar Association Stresses Importance of Public Service

“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”

01/02/2015

(The South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade performs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Newest New Year’s Extravaganzas, Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Don’t Disappoint

Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.

01/01/2015

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Year In Review: Marriage Equality In Pennsylvania

This year, marriage equality became the law of the land in Pennsylvania.

12/28/2014

Kernie Anderson, in file photo. (Photo provided by Tigre Hill. Photo credit: Tina Thompson)

Remembering Kernie Anderson, Philadelphia Radio Legend

He was once general manager of WDAS — and then WURD, and he did stints at WHAT and at stations in Chicago and Cincinnati.

12/27/2014

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Year In Review: 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philly Fire

Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia became a household name this summer when a fast-moving fire claimed the lives of four children.

12/27/2014

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Montco Hair Salon Gives Free Makeovers To Homeless Women

A Montgomery County hair salon gave free hair makeovers to dozens of homeless women as part of its’ fourth annual Christmas Eve charity event.

12/24/2014

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Local Community Group Brings Christmas Cheer To Families In Need

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit surprised several needy families with a little Christmas cheer a day early through a program called Operation Holiday Help.

12/24/2014

(Last year's KYW Newsradio "Gamechangers."  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2015 Black History Month ‘Gamechangers’

Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?

12/23/2014

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At a Charter School in Olney, Winter Celebration Encompassing Many Lands

“We had the African dancers, we had the Chinese dancers, we had the Latin American dancers, and of course we had dancers from America and from Israel,” says Madhumita Sen, the music teacher at Universal Creighton Charter School.

12/23/2014

File photo. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Lawsuit Filed Over Governor Corbett’s Overhaul Of Medicaid

Healthcare advocates filed a federal class action in Philadelphia on Monday asking a judge to stop part of Governor Tom Corbett’s new Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid plan.

12/23/2014

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Parent Company of McDonald’s Dragged Into Labor Board’s Retaliation Case

The NLRB move to add the corporate entity to the case means fast-food parent companies that control food quality may have to address worker conditions.

12/22/2014

ABC Men Founder Jackie Wleh with Bonnie (R) and Tina (L) (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Non-Profit Needs Help Adopting Familes To Assist During Holidays

A Philadelphia non-profit that helps those in need adopted four families to help this Christmas. But they have nearly two dozen additional families on a waiting list.

12/21/2014

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12/19/2014

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