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WHYY We are the Philadelphia region's leading public media provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware. WHYY is an award-winning producer of local and national public television, radio and online programming.

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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🥳 🥳 Today Radio Times celebrates 35 years on the air!! Congratulations to Marty Moss-Coane and her team on this tremendo...
04/01/2022

🥳 🥳 Today Radio Times celebrates 35 years on the air!! Congratulations to Marty Moss-Coane and her team on this tremendous achievement.

✨ You make public radio great ✨

04/01/2022
Benjamin Franklin

Does the American identity begin with Benjamin Franklin?

Explore the rich history of one of the founding fathers through this Ken Burns film. Benjamin Franklin will show on April 4 and 5 on WHYY-TV 12.

WATCH: Swim coach Jim Ellis is a local hero. In 1971, he formed the first African American swim team out of the Marcus F...
03/31/2022
Coach Jim Ellis pioneers PDR Swim Team - Movers & Makers (2022)

WATCH: Swim coach Jim Ellis is a local hero. In 1971, he formed the first African American swim team out of the Marcus Foster Rec Center in Philadelphia. Fifty years, Ellis is still coaching.

In 1971, coach Jim Ellis formed the Philadelphia Department of Recreation (PDR; or Pride, Determination, Resilience) Swim Team. His goal was to make competit...

An exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works explores the impact of segregated public pools on generations of African America...
03/31/2022
Pool: A Social History of Segregation - Movers & Makers (2022)

An exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works explores the impact of segregated public pools on generations of African Americans in Philadelphia and beyond.

📺 Movers and Makers takes us inside ⤵️

An exhibit at the Fairmount Waterworks explores the impact of segregated public pools on generations of African Americans in Philadelphia and beyond. Through...

In 1958, the Nile Swim Club became the nation’s first private swim club owned and operated by African Americans.📺 Movers...
03/31/2022
Nile Swim Club: first private Black-owned swim club - Movers & Makers (2022)

In 1958, the Nile Swim Club became the nation’s first private swim club owned and operated by African Americans.

📺 Movers and Makers shares the story ⤵️

In 1958, the Nile Swim Club became the nation’s first private swim club owned and operated by African Americans. After its founders were denied admittance el...

Donate $8 or more a month to WHYY, and choose an 8-ounce bag of organic coffee from Passero's Coffee Roasters as your th...
03/30/2022

Donate $8 or more a month to WHYY, and choose an 8-ounce bag of organic coffee from Passero's Coffee Roasters as your thank you give. Visit https://bit.ly/3iNKSoh and select from the drop-down list.

03/28/2022

Calling all young filmmakers from grades 6-12! WHYY’s Young Creator’s Studio is accepting submissions for our Youth Media Awards through March 31. Your video might also air on WHYY-TV 12! For more information go to whyy.org/ycs.

🥳 🥳  Many congratulations to the winners of the WHYY - Billy Penn Regional Spelling Bee!We're sending these three outsta...
03/28/2022

🥳 🥳 Many congratulations to the winners of the WHYY - Billy Penn Regional Spelling Bee!

We're sending these three outstanding kids to rep Philly at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this June. Good luck spellers!

03/25/2022
YOK

‘You Oughta Know' is your guide to people, places, and events that you might not know about in the Philadelphia region.

Tune in tonight at 7:30 pm on WHYY-TV 12 to discover some of the region's hidden gems 🔎.

What did you discover last week? 👀

03/25/2022

Calling all young filmmakers from grades 6-12! WHYY’s Young Creator’s Studio is accepting submissions for our Youth Media Awards through March 31. Your video might also air on WHYY-TV 12! For more information go to whyy.org/ycs.

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03/25/2022
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Step inside the Sanditon inner circle when you subscribe to MASTERPIECE's Sanditon Insider email newsletter. #SanditonPBS

Students have one week left to submit for the Young Creators Studio, a TV show featuring the works of young producers, a...
03/24/2022

Students have one week left to submit for the Young Creators Studio, a TV show featuring the works of young producers, and the WHYY Youth Media Awards, a film festival and awards show.

One application enters students for both opportunities- the TV show and the film festival/ awards show! The application deadline is March 31, 2022.

To learn more & apply, click the link below ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3sczNTd

03/24/2022

Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, has died at 84. She spoke with us in 2018: "Fascism can come in a way that it is one step at a time, and in many ways, goes unnoticed until it's too late." https://n.pr/3qq90l9

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03/22/2022

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📣 LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT: “Franklin and Revolution” hosted by PBS with WHYY. #BenFranklinPBS
✔️ Featuring Ken Burns, Walter Isaacson, Erica Dunbar and Marty Moss-Coane.
✔️ Register to attend: https://to.pbs.org/3JLrxQ7.

03/22/2022

We're excited to announce that Fresh Air is launching a weekly newsletter! It's written by our producers Seth Kelley and Molly Seavy-Nesper, and it's a funny, engaging glimpse into the making of the show. There you'll find staff recommendations, features from our archives, and insights into our production process. You'll also get a nice round-up of the week in interviews, reviews and what's coming soon. 👉 You can subscribe to Fresh Air Weekly at https://us.e-activist.com/page/39306/subscribe/1

03/21/2022

Join WHYY and PBS for a free, virtual event: “Ben Franklin and the Revolution” featuring Ken Burns Tuesday, March 29th at 7 pm.

Register for this free event at whyy.org/franklin. And don’t miss Benjamin Franklin: A Film by Ken Burns beginning Monday, April 4th on WHYY-TV 12.

WHYY. Think you know? Think again.

Who is excited for the second season of 'Sanditon' to premiere tonight at 9 pm? 🍿If you give $6/month as an ongoing sust...
03/21/2022

Who is excited for the second season of 'Sanditon' to premiere tonight at 9 pm? 🍿

If you give $6/month as an ongoing sustainer, you can receive a Jane Austen Literary Quote mug.

You can donate & request the mug here ⬇️ https://bit.ly/36AZsfW

03/18/2022
YOK

‘You Oughta Know' is your guide to people, places, and events that you might not know about in the Philadelphia region.

Tune in tonight at 7:30 pm on WHYY-TV 12 to discover some of the region's hidden gems 🔎.

What did you discover last week? 👀

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03/18/2022

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Happy Holi! Most people recognize this holiday as a festival of colors, in fact it is one of the most colorful and popular festivals of Hinduism. This year we partnered with artist Nidhi Naroth to create an illustration that represented the holiday from her perspective, "To me, Holi is about a day where we express forgiveness and joy to the loved ones in our lives. A day where the color we shed outside matches the love we feel on the inside. I decided to draw Radha and Krishna because I have always associated their carefree love with Holi. Just like them, I want to celebrate Holi with lots of love and vibrancy as we go forward into the spring season."

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#ThankfulThursday gratitude to Alterra Property Group for supporting Uplift and An UPLIFTing Evening 2022 as a Resilience level sponsor! Hosted by WHYY's Cherri Gregg, An UPLIFTing Evening takes place on Thursday, May 5 at Vie By Cescaphe. Get your tickets at upliftphilly.ejoinme.org/uplifting2022
Thank you WHYY for stopping by East Passyunk to showcase woman owned businesses! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdnp9SygjN0&list=PLjdphKjPqgdZlK83kt4zTrRIINcYEzhNp&index=1
“Trees make our Philadelphia communities healthier, safer, and more resilient to the devastating effects of climate change. Kathryn Ott Lovell, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Through community partnerships, Tree Philly seeks to reverse Philadelphia’s unequal & declining tree canopy. WHYY Fairmount Park Conservancy Bartram's Garden Heritage Community Development Corporation Philly Forests Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership Riverfront North Partnership Tioga United Esperanza: Strengthening Hispanic Communities Frankford CDC Friends of Northwood PARK Holly Street Neighbors Community Garden Friends of Heinz Refuge at Tinicum John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Get Fresh Daily
I was honored to be a Special Guest w/Poppa BamBam on WHYY-TV’s “You Oughta Know” Program Introducing a Philadelphia Treasure VAL SHIVELY and his R&B Record’s in Upper Darby Pa. It’s The World’s Greatest 3-Story Record Store aka The Oldies Capital Of The World over stuffed with 4 Million Records! The Older,More Obscure the better. Val Shively is in The Library Of Congress!!! If you are a true music lover (and know what you want) don’t let the signs on the door scare you lol Val is a Sweetheart, but like he says “If he don’t have it u don’t need it”! Long Live Vinyl and Long Live My Good Friend Val Shively and his R&B Records!! Thanks to WHYY-TV’s “You Oughta Know” Producer Lisa White Gray for this wonderful segment ! Please tell Val I sent you & Thanks for watching!! xo BAMBAM In case you missed it here is the link! Please watch it if you call yourself a true music lover!! https://wmmr.com/2022/03/30/yououghtaknow-whyy Lisa White Gray WHYY PBS 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia Val Shively's R&B Records Shively Val Records #valshively #yououghtaknowtv #wmmrftv #drackpack #vinyl #45rpm
Join a live virtual event and preview clips from the upcoming two-part series, #BenFranklinPBS, TONIGHT, March 29 at 7PM ET. Hosted by WHYY. ▻ Featuring Ken Burns, Walter Isaacson, Erica Dunbar & WHYY’s Marty Moss Cane. Register here: https://pbs.vye.live/ben-franklin-march-23/
Join the hour-long discussion on "Franklin and Revolution"with Ken Burns and special guests; Walter Isaacson, author of "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life;" and Erica Dunbar, Professor of History, Rutgers University. Moderated by Marty Moss-Coane, Host and Executive Producer of "Radio Times" on WHYY. The discussion will feature clips from the two-part series, Benjamin Franklin. #BenFranklinPBS Tune in tomorrow, March 29th at 7PM:
Girls Nite Live and Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair partnered on March 28, 2022, to celebrate Women's History Month. Click to watch the day's events: https://youtu.be/0My0_qeyseA Segment #1 (0:19:06) Being on Camera, Public Speaking, Public Relations Led by Bailey King-Foxglove Communications with panelists Kiki Aranita- Chef, Artist, Freelance Writer, and Owner Poi Dog Philly Rosemary Connors - NBC10 Philadelphia News Anchor and Reporter Kae Lani Palmisano- TV Host and Journalist, WHYY Marisa Magnatta -Radio Producer, 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia/ Podcast Hots, Delicious City Philly Segment #2 (2:20:25) Preserving Local Abundance: Food Waste & Fermentation Introduced by Jill Weber Sojourn Philly April MacGreger-Fermentation Expert, Author & Founder, Farmer's Daughter Valerie Erwin- Chef/ Food Justice, Geechee Girl Cafe Christa Barfield- Founder & CEO, FarmerJawn Community Supported Agriculture & Viva Leaf Tea Products Segment #3 (3:25:15) Let’s Solve It – Workshopping Our Businesses Led by Ellen Yin- Co-Founder, High Street Hospitality Group with panelists Nicole Marquis- Founder & CEO, Bar Bombón, Charlie Was a Sinner., and HipCityVeg Nicole Perkins- Principal, Gresham Partners/ Author Emily Turner- Vice President, Goldman Sachs Gia Vecchio- Founder and CEO, Foxglove Communications Amy Zitelman- CEO and Co-Founder, Soom Foods/ Author, GNL Workshop Presenter
Check out this WHYY article on the $5 million gift Habitat Philadelphia received from MacKenzie Scott and learn how we plan to use the gift: https://whyy.org/articles/habitat-for-humanity-philadelphia-receives-a-5-million-unrestricted-donation-from-mackenzie-scott/ #habitatforhumanity #habitatphilly
Our #FamilyLaw partner Hillary Moonay was interviewed by WHYY about the skyrocketing numbers of #vaccine disputes between ex-spouses. https://bit.ly/3Ixujrd
This year, Philly’s regional spelling bee is being sponsored by WHYY and Billy Penn 🐝