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Independence Hall File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Federal Study Shows History Still Big Economic Engine For Philadelphia

A study released by the National Park Service shows Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia continues to play a critical role in boosting the city’s economy.

07/24/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.4.14

Chris broadcasts live from Independence Visitors Center on the 4th of July. He talks to Ed Welch from the National Park Service at 6:20, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday at 7:00, Amy Needle from Historic Philadelphia at 7:20, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece at 8:00, Author and descendent of George Washington, Austin Washington, at 8:20, and to Independence Visitors Center CEO Jim Cuorato at 8:50.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/04/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Sidewalk Celebration Heralds Revolutionary War Museum Progress

There were fireworks, cannon volleys, and a full-dress parade outside a National Park Service building that is slated for demolition to make way for the new museum.

03/05/2014

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

2013 IN REVIEW: Government Shutdown Temporarily Closes Local Historic Sites

The October 2013 government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24-Billion, including several million in lost tourist dollars when National Parks in the Philadelphia area closed.

12/28/2013

Lyndon Johnson is administered the oath of office aboard Air Force One. FILE: November 22nd 1963 (credit: Cecil Stoughton/AFP/Getty Images)

JFK Assassination, 50 Years Later: Recordings From Air Force One Found

As we look at this area’s connection to the assassination of President Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago Friday, we look back on a piece of the story that almost got away.

11/20/2013

(The Independence Visitor Center, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Visitor Center Boss Says Fed Snub On Reopening Hurts Philly Tourists

The Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, is on federal property but gets only one-fifth of its funding from the federal government.

10/15/2013

Stigall Show Log 10.11.13

Chris reviews President Obama’s interview with local News Anchor Rick Williams, the NFL’s announcement they will meet with a Native American group over the name of the Washington Redskins, and the President’s appointment of Janet Yellen for the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/11/2013

Stigall Show Log 10.2.13

Chris continues his coverage of the government shutdown and the status of negotiations between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/02/2013

(Tourists were surprised to see a sign on the Liberty Bell Center that the facility was closed due to the federal government shutdown.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourists Caught By Surprise As Historic Sites Close

Many tourist were disappointed as sites run by the federal government were closed due to the government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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New York Man Drowns In Delaware River

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area says National Park Service boat operators found the body of 51-year-old Juan Roberto Salomon Delacruz of Brooklyn late Saturday afternoon.

07/21/2013

(Credit: www.seaportmuseum.org)

Work Continues To Save Historic USS Olympia

Caretakers of a deteriorating piece of maritime military history hope to have its future secured by next summer and continue working to ensure it stays afloat in the meantime.

07/05/2013

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Top Exhibits To Visit This Summer In Philadelphia

While everyone knows that Philadelphia is steeped in history, it’s also been at the forefront of culture, arts and science. Here are five summer exhibits worth visiting.

05/06/2013

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National Park Service Hiring Staffers For Ben Franklin Museum

The National Park Service is still hoping to open the refurbished Ben Franklin Museum by August or September.

03/24/2013

(credit: Robin Culverwell)

Federal Employees Protest Budget Cuts On Independence Mall

About 150 federal employees gathered in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and the Federal Building at lunchtime on Wednesday to protest the across the board federal government cuts known as sequestration.

03/20/2013

(Phila. PD photo)

Trial Ordered For Portuguese Man Accused of Liberty Bell Bomb Threat

Carlos Balsas, 41, was ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from his January 26th comment.

03/08/2013

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