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We connect you to your community - and the world - through thorough and unbiased news, worthwhile entertainment, smart children's programs, and top-notch access to the arts.

We connect you to your community - and the world - through thorough and unbiased news, worthwhile entertainment, smart children's programs, and top-notch access to the arts.

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🦠 Left to their own devices, viruses are pretty much helpless. They need cells to infect in order to replicate. But they...
07/09/2021

🦠 Left to their own devices, viruses are pretty much helpless. They need cells to infect in order to replicate. But they’re sneaky — many of them also manage to stick around long after we think they’re gone.

On this episode of The Pulse, we explore viruses — how they affect our bodies, and what happens when they stick around.

🎧 Listen here, or download wherever you get your podcasts. bit.ly/3xw7Bek

🦠 Left to their own devices, viruses are pretty much helpless. They need cells to infect in order to replicate. But they’re sneaky — many of them also manage to stick around long after we think they’re gone.

On this episode of The Pulse, we explore viruses — how they affect our bodies, and what happens when they stick around.

🎧 Listen here, or download wherever you get your podcasts. bit.ly/3xw7Bek

#FridayFredism
07/09/2021

#FridayFredism

#FridayFredism

07/09/2021
Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba | 7/9/21 | WHYY-TV

We all know that superstar Gloria Estefan loves the Samba. Now she explores the cultures that gave her the beat.

'Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba' from Great Performances l PBS premieres Friday, July 9 at 9 PM on WHYY-TV 12.

#GreatPerformances #GloriaEstefan #LatinMusic #Brazil #Samba

The assassination of Haiti's president has pitched the country into more uncertainty. Haitian authorities have reacted q...
07/08/2021
What We Know About The Assassination Of Haiti's President

The assassination of Haiti's president has pitched the country into more uncertainty. Haitian authorities have reacted quickly: arresting alleged gunmen, closing borders, and instituting martial law.

Here's what we know so far.

The assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday has pitched the country into uncertainty. Haiti was already in crisis even before its president's assassination.

Sesame Street has a new character: Tango, a puppy adopted by Elmo to teach kids how to help care for pets responsibly.
07/07/2021
Elmo Got A Pandemic Puppy — Meet Sesame Street's Newest Character

Sesame Street has a new character: Tango, a puppy adopted by Elmo to teach kids how to help care for pets responsibly.

Sesame Street is welcoming a new character, Elmo's adopted puppy Tango, who'll teach kids how to care for pets. An animated special will tell Tango's backstory, and then she'll join the regular cast.

07/07/2021
Landfall | Official Trailer | POV | WHYY-TV

Making its POV debut on Monday, July 12, at 10 PM, Landfall Documentary offers a prismatic portrait of Puerto Ricans navigating dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit in the wake of Hurricane María. Tune in or stream on WHYY-TV 12! #LandfallFilmPBS bit.ly/3jM5xLd

07/06/2021
Could PG&E Have Prevented the Deadly California Camp Fire? | Frontline | WHYY-TV

The deadly Camp Fire in Paradise, CA, is the most devastating in California's history — and it might have been prevented if U.S. electricity company PG&E had taken different measures to reduce wildfire risks.

FRONTLINE | PBS investigates in 'Fire in Paradise.' Tune in or stream tonight at t 10 PM on WHYY-TV 12. bit.ly/2TFxJEQ

TikTokkers are becoming increasingly captivated by videos of exotic pets like servals and foxes, which rack up millions ...
07/06/2021
The Newest TikTok Stars Are Exotic Pets, But Experts Say That's A Problem

TikTokkers are becoming increasingly captivated by videos of exotic pets like servals and foxes, which rack up millions of views. Some states have extremely strict wildlife laws. But viewers won't know whether a TikTok exotic pet is owned legally, or what state they're in, unless the owner explicitly states it.

TikTokkers are buying exotic pets like servals, raccoons, kinkajous and foxes because of the enticing videos they see, without considering the responsibilities of owning them, experts say.

The birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low at just 1.64 children per woman, below the replacement level. So why ar...
07/05/2021
Radio Times: What's Behind the Falling Birth Rate?

The birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low at just 1.64 children per woman, below the replacement level. So why are so many women putting children off or deciding to be child-free?

🎧 Subscribe to Radio Times wherever you get your podcasts.

The birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, just 1.64 children per woman. We discuss why many women are delaying parenthood or choosing to be childless.

07/05/2021
How California's Droughts Lead to Other Disasters | NOVA | WHYY-TV

Each year, California and the Southwest break new records for droughts and high temperatures, leading to heatwaves, wildfires, and even flooding. Learn how these catastrophes operate together—and how engineers are working on new technologies to help us survive. via NOVA l PBS

WHYY wishes you a happy #July4th! 🎆
07/04/2021

WHYY wishes you a happy #July4th! 🎆

WHYY wishes you a happy #July4th! 🎆

07/03/2021
POV: The Neutral Ground | 7/5/21 | WHYY-TV

Document the dispute over removing four Confederate monuments in New Orleans and America's long romance with the Lost Cause.

Watch 'The Neutral Ground' from POV Monday, July 5 at 9:30 PM on WHYY-TV 12.

07/03/2021
Watch your MASTERPIECE Favorites with WHYY Passport

Did you know you can watch all seasons of Poldark and more MASTERPIECE | PBS favorites with PBS Passport? Why not spend your holiday weekend catching up and streaming a few? video.whyy.org/show/poldark/

07/03/2021
A Capitol Fourth | 7/4/21 | WHYY-TV

America's favorite Independence Day celebration featuring well-known musical artists and the greatest display of fireworks in the nation is back! Watch A Capitol Fourth July 4 at 8 PM on WHYY-TV 12.

🚀 For thousands of years, humans have obsessed over Mars from afar. At first, maybe it was the fact that Mars stands out...
07/02/2021

🚀 For thousands of years, humans have obsessed over Mars from afar. At first, maybe it was the fact that Mars stands out in the night sky because of its reddish color.

But as we learned more about Mars and the conditions there, it was the possibility of life on this distant planet that captured our collective imagination.

On this special episode of The Pulse, we explore what we are learning about Mars, and when we can expect to actually see humans set foot on the red planet.

🎧 Listen here, or download wherever you get your podcasts → smarturl.it/the-pulse

🚀 For thousands of years, humans have obsessed over Mars from afar. At first, maybe it was the fact that Mars stands out in the night sky because of its reddish color.

But as we learned more about Mars and the conditions there, it was the possibility of life on this distant planet that captured our collective imagination.

On this special episode of The Pulse, we explore what we are learning about Mars, and when we can expect to actually see humans set foot on the red planet.

🎧 Listen here, or download wherever you get your podcasts → smarturl.it/the-pulse

#FridayFredism
07/02/2021

#FridayFredism

#FridayFredism

Pinterest has become the first major social media platform to ban weight-loss ads.
07/02/2021
Pinterest Bans All Weight Loss Ads

Pinterest has become the first major social media platform to ban weight-loss ads.

Pinterest will now ban all ads containing weight loss language or imagery, adding to the platform's growing roster of prohibited content.

Explore stories about the people and places at the heart of health, science and technology. Download 'The Pulse' whereve...
07/01/2021
The Pulse: A WHYY Health & Science Podcast

Explore stories about the people and places at the heart of health, science and technology. Download 'The Pulse' wherever you get your podcasts.

Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott.

The news of Bill Cosby's prison release has enraged activists and survivors."It's really sending shockwaves through our ...
07/01/2021
Bill Cosby's Release Could Have A Silencing Effect On Victims, Advocates Say

The news of Bill Cosby's prison release has enraged activists and survivors.

"It's really sending shockwaves through our survivor community," Angela Rose said. "I fear that this is going to really hinder other survivors from coming forward."

Visceral reactions to the news that Bill Cosby has been released from prison include shock from victims' advocates and #MeToo activists to support from his friend and TV co-star Phylicia Rashad.

🎧  New from the #FreshAirArchive: Baseball is our national pastime and its stars, critics, and storytellers are no stran...
06/30/2021
Rounding the Bases

🎧 New from the #FreshAirArchive: Baseball is our national pastime and its stars, critics, and storytellers are no stranger to Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Listen to interviews from more than 40 years of Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the celebrated radio show and podcast produced by WHYY and broadcast by NPR.

The New Jersey Department of Corrections will now make it customary for prisoners who are transgender, intersex, or nonb...
06/29/2021
New Jersey Prisoners Will Be Placed Based On Gender Identity Under A New Policy

The New Jersey Department of Corrections will now make it customary for prisoners who are transgender, intersex, or nonbinary to be assigned a jail stay that's in line with their gender identity.

As part of civil lawsuit settlement, the New Jersey Department of Corrections has agreed to make it customary for prisoners to be assigned a jail stay in line with their gender identity.

06/29/2021
Bicentennial City | 7/3/21 | WHYY-TV

Though the city ultimately hosted over two million people, the 4th of July weekend suffered from overblown expectations. Hear untold stories from the 1976 Bicentennial in Philadelphia in 'Bicentennial City,' Sat. at 9 PM on WHYY-TV 12.

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it used to be radio station that I put first thing in the morning and listen it all day in the office. While I still listening your radio sometimes but it's more and more becomes opinion radio station. I will withhold donation this year. I'll wait if anything changes. If not, then you lost me as a donor and listener.
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