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Orionid Meteor Shower From Halley’s Comet To Peak Saturday Night

If you stay up late Saturday night, or get up early Sunday morning, you may be treated to streaks of white lights racing across the nighttime sky.

10/20/2012

Stigall Show Log 6.13.12

Chris analyzes the President’s stop at the Franklin Institute last night for a fundraiser. He talks to the Philly Posts Kevin Cirilli from the Jerry Sandusky trial and Jennifer Stefano from Americans for Prosperity about Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/13/2012

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President Obama Attends Fundraising Events At Franklin Institute

President Barack Obama raised hundreds of thousands of dollars at fundraisers at the Franklin Institute on Tuesday evening, and his focus was putting Americans back to work.

06/12/2012

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President Obama Visits Philadelphia Tuesday For Fundraiser At Franklin Institute

Star-gazing will take on a different meaning at the Franklin Institute Tuesday evening when President Obama visits for a fundraiser.

06/07/2012

(The 2004 transit of Venus as photographed in Greece by the Williams College Transit of Venus Team.)

Area Astronomers Hoping For Clear Skies For Rare Venus Event Tonight

Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy at Widener University, says scientists have been interested in transits of Venus for centuries.

06/05/2012

(A bride and groom kiss on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a day when tens of thousands of people were NOT expected for a concert on the Parkway.  Photo courtesy of Joe Pulcinella Photography, photojoe.com)

Upcoming Philly Jay-Z Concert Throws Some September Brides’ Plans Askew

This week’s announcement from Jay-Z and the mayor that there will be a concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Labor Day weekend has some people who have weddings planned at or near the event site worried.

05/17/2012

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‘Stepdad’ Steps In To Take Care Of Franklin Institute’s Red-Tailed Hawk Babies

Bird-watchers keeping tabs on the nest of Red-tailed Hawks at the Franklin Institute have reason to rejoice: The mother hawk has allowed an unattached male to bring food to her babies.

05/09/2012

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Historic Dead Sea Scrolls Readied For Their Closeup at Franklin Institute

“The show doesn’t officially open until Saturday, but the conservators who work on the scrolls are known for their meticulous care,” one curator said.

05/09/2012

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It’s Supermoon Up In The Sky!

When you look up into the sky tonight, you might see a lot more moon than you’re used to. An area expert calls it an optical illusion.

05/05/2012

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Car Explodes Near AC Expressway, Driver Seriously Injured

A man was seriously injured after the car he was driving exploded today near the entrance to the Atlantic City Expressway.

05/04/2012

Franklin Institute Set To Open Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

The Franklin Institute hosts a new exhibit that takes a glimpse back into how people lived during Biblical times. It opens May 12th.

05/01/2012

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Red-Tailed Hawk Nesting At Franklin Institute Goes Missing

One of the Red-tailed Hawks nesting at the Franklin Institute has gone missing.

04/30/2012

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The Franklin Institute Honors ‘Best Of The Best’ At 2012 Awards

Nine individuals that are pioneers in their fields will be honored on Thursday night for their discoveries and achievements in science, technology and business during the annual Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony.

04/26/2012

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Trio Of Baby Red-Tailed Hawks Now Nest At Franklin Institute

There’s a trio of babies in the Red-tailed Hawk nest at the Franklin Institute. The last egg hatched Monday morning.

04/23/2012

Stigall Show Log 4.17.12

Chris recounts his experience at the Mitt Romney/Tea Party event last night at the Franklin Institute. He details Newt Gingrich’s visit to the St. Louis Zoo and the end of Blue Dog Democrats. He also talks to Secretary of the Commonwealth, Carol Aichele, about the new Voter ID Law.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/17/2012

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