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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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Local World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

It was a day of honor and celebration for a decorated World War II veteran in our area.

08/13/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.2.14

Chris discussed the popularity of soccer in the US after the loss of the men’s World Cup team, Governor Tom Corbett’s handling of the budget standoff and he took calls on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s refusal to answer questions about the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. He talked to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00 and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/02/2014

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A Family Reunion Turns Into A Hero’s Welcome In Philadelphia

It was a surprise hero’s welcome for a World War II veteran who doesn’t think he’s a hero at all.

06/16/2014

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Veteran Tells His Story Of Courage And Bloodshed On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Like so many of the “Greatest Generation” Abe was young, barely 21, jumping from his landing craft, struggling through the waves.

06/06/2014

(Harry Snyder, second from right, says he was "twenty-two, terrified, and determined" when he landed on Normandy beach 70 years ago.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Honors World War II Vets At Independence Seaport Ceremony

“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.

06/06/2014

Al Giandomenico holding a model of the landing craft that dropped him on Utah Beach. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

World War II Veteran Describes Role In Liberation Of France

The memories of D-Day are still fresh for Al Giandomenico, a 90-year-old Southampton, Bucks County veteran who took part in the liberation of France.

06/06/2014

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Guide To Summer Reading: D-Day Plus 70

Books beyond count have been written about World War II – it’s cause, execution and effect.

06/05/2014

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.

06/05/2014

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Purple Hearts Belonging To 3 NJ Vets Returned

A group has returned lost Purple Heart medals belonging to three World War II veterans from New Jersey.

05/26/2014

Hollywood actresses flanked by two US navymen from the USS Indianapolis. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

New Book Talks Sinking Ships, Sharks, And A Notorious Military Mess Up

One of World War II’s most notorious naval disasters is the subject of a new book by one of the few men who survived it.

05/26/2014

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Veterans Reflect On The Meaning Of Memorial Day

Veterans groups have been taking part in Memorial Day services throughout the region this weekend.

05/25/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Scuba Diving Adventures in South Jersey

A getaway into an underwater world of pirates, shipwrecks, and naval battles is as close as Monmouth County, NJ.

05/08/2014

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Memorial For “Wild Bill” To Take Place Next Week At Kimmel Center

Guarnere passed away in March at the age of 90 and he was one of a kind.

04/26/2014

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