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Operating as usual

04/05/2021

Our new interview series, Neighborly Chats, is now airing Thursdays and Fridays during the 11AM music hour! It features brief conversations with business owners, everyday workers, and community members in the Germantown area about their experiences working around the community over the last year.

If you'd like to inquire about an interview, please send an email to [email protected] quickly describing yourself and/or your business and we'll get back to you as soon as we're able!

Check out this city site with map updated daily for sites with vaccine available - including local independent pharmacie...
03/30/2021
Weekly Philadelphia COVID-19 vaccine distribution updates | Department of Public Health

Check out this city site with map updated daily for sites with vaccine available - including local independent pharmacies

https://www.phila.gov/2021-02-10-weekly-philadelphia-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-updates/?mc_cid=789bdce3ec&mc_eid=899c536e09

If you fall into an older age group, if you have a medical condition or if you work in a front line job you may be in the current target groups

Local sites administering vaccines now:

Health Center #9 - 131 E Chelten Ave

Rite Aid 6201 Germantown Ave

Oak Street Health 220 W Chelten

Covenant House 251 E Bringhurst

Salvation Army Kroc Center (no appointment) -

Family Practice and Counseling 4700 Wissahickon Ave

Pelham Pharmacy 6555 Greene St Suite 3

Chestnut Hill Hospital - 8835 Germantown Ave

Oak Street Health Fern Rock - 1200 W Godfrey

Einstein Healthcare etwork 5501 Old York Road

Walgreens - 4201 N Broad st

Greater Phila Health Action 1999 W Hunting Park

Medcare 5325 Old York Rd

PFD Ogontz Ave 7800 Ogontz Ave

Rite Aid 6744-46 N 5th St

Oak Street Health Cheltenham - 2401 W Cheltenham

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium - Enon Tabernacle Church 2800 W Cheltenham (no appointment)

The latest information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Philadelphia

10/04/2020

Alternative Radio, Sunday @ noon:

Gender Equality
Recorded in Boulder, CO on September 19, 2012.

Legal battles for gender equality didn’t begin with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s. But it laid the groundwork for the historic 1972 Supreme Court decision that made gender discrimination unconstitutional. That case was successfully argued by then-38-year old Brooklyn-born attorney Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It set precedent for another ruling a few years later that men should also be eligible for their wives’ survivor benefits. She won five out of the six gender discrimination cases she argued before the Supreme Court.

Speaker

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the “notorious” RBG, was a trailblazing force for equality. She was director of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. She argued 6 cases before the Supreme Court, winning five of them. In 1993, she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993. She died in 2020 at the age of 87.

06/28/2020

Sunday at Noon on Alternative Radio:

Is it starry-eyed to think about not just regime change but something much larger: system change? The systemic failures of the current crisis and the calamitous fissures it has exposed has raised the question of the efficacy of reform, half-measures and tinkering around the edges. When under duress, the system is agile enough to make some concessions while crucially leaving the fundamental structures of power intact. From the outside systems can look invincible and impregnable. Just tell that to Louis the XVI in 1789 or the Czar in 1917 or the Shah of Iran in 1979 or Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The noted writer, Ursula LeGuin reminds us, “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”

Speakers

Marc Lamont Hill
Marc Lamont Hill is a professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Ebony named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders. He is the author of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Her articles appear in The New York Times, CounterPunch, Jacobin and The Guardian. She is the author of From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.

06/04/2020

Due to construction on Maplewood Mall, we've lost our Internet connection, and will not be available through streaming for a couple of days. We're still going out on 92.9FM!

05/30/2020

50 Ways to lose your SLUGS! Mike McGrath answers how to stop snails and slugs in an encore Question of the Week. Plus your fabulous (new and old but relevant) Phone calls!!

05/21/2020

Sunday @ 1PM You Bet Your Garden

On this Fresh Look at a Question of the Week from last season; Mike McGrath digs up "Why you should never improve the soil in the planting hole when planting new trees and shrubs. PLUS a NEW Interview on Serotonin in your Soil!

05/21/2020

This Thursday @ 11:30 AM on Between The Lines:

The coronavirus pandemic caused most American states to shut down business as usual to varying degrees in mid-March, and now many are reopening in phases to gradually scale back the lockdown. But, across the U.S. angry residents – some of them heavily armed – protested outside their state capitols demanding that governors lift public health restrictions, many claiming that their personal “freedom” is more important than containing the deadly virus.

Behind the scenes, an organization that for decades has promoted right-wing state legislation is using the pandemic to push for its policy priorities. A powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the right-wing movement that is pushing for early reopening of the economy that has cost the United States more than 90,000 lives to date.

05/16/2020

Tomorrow at 2PM: Northwest Philly NEIGHBORS

John Janick - Transforming His Yard and Yours With Native Plants (to save our food supply)
Crucial pollinators like bees and butterflies are disappearing but John helps restore them — with his native plant nursery, neighbors’ yards, and inspiring know-how.

Hearing the wakeup call that our conventional approach to lawns and gardens is decimating native plants and pollinators John fully transformed his Mt Airy property into a haven for native plants, attracting abundant wildlife in the process. He even added a pond, now spontaneously home to toads, frogs, and dragonflies — and no mosquitoes!

05/14/2020

Tomorrow at 10AM, on the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective.

Joe Biden has finally come up with a presidential campaign platform tailored to Black America. He calls it the “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Plan. But Ajamu Baraka, the 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate, doesn’t see anything to sing about in Biden’s plan.

Is the current crisis an economic collapse with a health component, or a health crisis that set off an economic meltdown? We put that question to Dr. Anthony Monteiro, the Philadelphia-based Duboisian scholar.

Half a century after most African nations emerged from colonialism, advertising agencies are busy marketing the continent and its people. Dr. Grace Adeniyi- Ogunyankin, a professor at Queens University, in Ontario, Canada, says Africa has been repackaged for the global market.

04/30/2020

Sunday @ 2PM

Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak - Bowmaker and Violin Shop Proprietor
Captivating stories from the world of violins and bows — and the players, makers, kids, and community that enrich it. Learning the bowmaker’s craft in France & Belgium ... making a bow that gives the exact sound and feel requested by an elite player ... running a violin shop that empowers its workers ... how the shop helped revitalize part of Germantown Avenue ... the forgotten attic violin with a famous $38,000 bow ... how the last living French bowmaker revived the craft in the 1970's ... helping customers find community through music ... offering affordable rentals so people of all means can play a quality instrument ... planning the shop’s groundbreaking transformation to a worker-owned co-op ... how four irreplaceable bows were saved from the N***s ... how one tenth of a millimeter can make all the difference ... and an audio clip from her band Cabriole.

04/16/2020

The plight of the homeless in Oakland.
Making Contact, Thursday @ 11AM.

On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. many of us were told to “shelter in place” in order to minimize the spread of disease. But, for a lot of people who are forced to live on the street, its not possible to just close the door and retreat into safety. Today’s show is about homelessness. We start by following two women as they undergo several evictions, even thought they’re already living in encampments. And we talk about the impact these ongoing displacements have on their mental and physical health. Then, we take a look at how homeless communities are dealing with COVID-19 and finally, we talk about market forces in the housing crisis and how to fight for “the right to housing.”

03/19/2020

Interested in recording a brief statement for broadcast about what you're doing to stay safe and sane? Send an email to [email protected] to discuss.

02/14/2020

Northwest Philly
NEIGHBORS
This Sunday @ 2PM

Colorful Mt Airy author and illustrator Amy Ignatow creates pithy, funny, adventurous books for middle-grade kids (secretly enjoyed by grownups too). Around ages 8-12 kids start to make decisions for themselves and navigate social groups, so there’s lots of room for Amy to weave drama and humor. It’s a time when kids “find their people” -- and as Amy says “it’s a lot easier to dismiss a bully if you have friends to connect with.”

She reads and discusses passages from her “Odds” books, in which a group of kids who normally wouldn’t be caught dead together warily join forces after discovering they’ve gained (mild) super powers, like being able to teleport but only 4 inches to the left.

02/05/2020

This Sunday at noon on Alternative Radio: The Power of Social Movements

One of the techniques of ruling class control is to isolate people from one another. “Look out for yourself,” is the constant drumbeat. We are reduced to self-centered consumers not engaged citizens. Saul Alinsky suggests a different path. In his Rules for Radicals he said, “Change comes from power, and power comes from organization. In order to act, people must get together.” And that is happening. Popular movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Extinction Rebellion and Sunrise are shaking up the establishment. Finding kindred spirits and working collectively with allies not only has broader positive political consequences but helps to overcome negativity and feelings of loneliness and despair. You look in the mirror and you feel good about yourself. History has shown social movements can have a huge societal impact.

Speaker

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. Her articles appear in CounterPunch, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Jacobin and The Guardian. She is the author of Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s and From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.

This Sunday at noon on Alternative Radio--Why Iowa MattersReverend William Barber chairs NAACP’s Legislative Political A...
01/30/2020

This Sunday at noon on Alternative Radio--Why Iowa Matters

Reverend William Barber chairs NAACP’s Legislative Political Action Committee. He co-chairs the Poor People’s Campaign and serves as pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

If you ever miss this program which is broadcast on Friday at 10AM, you can catch it here, anytime!  https://www.jumpsta...
01/30/2020
Jumpstart Philly Real Estate Radio Show — Jumpstart Germantown — Jumpstart Germantown

If you ever miss this program which is broadcast on Friday at 10AM, you can catch it here, anytime! https://www.jumpstartgermantown.com/podcast

The Jumpstart Philly Real Estate Radio Show is a weekly program shining a spotlight on positive real estate development and neighborhood revitalization in the City of Brotherly Love. Interviews are conducted live from the G'town Radio station and available as podcasts online at JumpstartGermantown.

Our mighty antenna.
01/29/2020

Our mighty antenna.

Coming to WRGU 92.9 in February.
01/21/2020

Coming to WRGU 92.9 in February.

01/16/2020

This Sunday at noon on Alternative Radio:

Matt Taibbi is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He is the author of Griftopia and Hate, Inc.

The current period could be dubbed The Age of Anger. To drive ratings up and along with them, ad revenue there’s nothing like rage. People go to their favorite media outlet as if it were comfort food. Where their views are validated and reinforced. And their anger finds a home. Argu-tainment is the order of the day and boy does it pay off. Corporate profits soar. Witness the comments of Leslie Moonves, former head of CBS, who cynically said, Donald Trump and his campaign “may not be good for America but it’s damn good for CBS. Man, who would have expected the ride we’re all having now? The money’s rolling in. I’ve never seen anything like this. Bring it on, Donald.”

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01/14/2020

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01/14/2020

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11/14/2019

We tried to get the mayor to come on Germantown community radio live this morning as he toured Maplewood Mall in advance of pending reconstruction, but no luck!

11/01/2019

This Sunday at noon on ALTERNATIVE RADIO:

The Socratic/Prophetic Traditions
Recorded in Missoula, MT on August 28, 2019.

“How do you straighten your back up? How do you tell the truth? How do you bear witness? How do you organize? How do you mobilize? How do you generate forms of resistance and resiliency in the face of some very, very ugly forms of terror and trauma and stigma?” Activist/Scholar Cornel West asks these fundamental questions. And he takes inspiration and guidance from the prophetic tradition of ideas and images that have historically helped oppressed people develop the will and the means for taking action against their oppressors. Wedding that tradition with the Socratic legacy of Ancient Greece of seeking the truth by challenging assumptions and raising the most difficult questions is a powerful formula for achieving freedom and emancipation.

Speaker

Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard. He has been called “the preeminent African American intellectual of his generation.” With his preacher-like cadences and passionate delivery, he is much in demand as a speaker. Among his many books are Race Matters, The Rich and the Rest of Us and Black Prophetic Fire.

10/19/2019

Sundays at 1PM...

Episode 54 : Stop! Don't tame those rampant runners!

On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath explains why now is NOT the time to cut back overgrown plants, despite the fact that your climbing roses are climbing to the stars. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call questions show!

09/04/2019

IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD - This Sunday @ 2PM

Part I: Evan Allen, MD, Oversaturated
Dr. Allen is a board certified family physician and also has board certification in obesity medicine. He runs a practice in Henderson Nevada that focuses on using lifestyle medical techniques combined with modern understanding of biochemistry and physiology to assist patients with reversing metabolic disorders or treating acute and chronic illnesses. He is internationally recognized and has won multiple awards over his career as a physician. His recent book, Oversaturated, is about how to discuss dietary fats with patients. He talks about how the common understanding of saturated fats has been manipulated by certain segments of the food industry to favor their products and has resulted in large numbers of misinformation in the nutrition space. The book gives some simple techniques that most healthcare team members can use to emphasize the scientific understanding of saturated fats to their patient population.

Part II: Jay Kuo, Social Edge
Jay is the Chief Creative Officer at the Social Edge, a digital publishing and social media company based in New York City, and he has overseen George Takei’s meteoric rise on social media from its inception. Jay is the composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical Allegiance and is a producer on several Broadway shows including the Tony winning Hadestown. In his prior life, Jay was an appellate litigator admitted before the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He now lives in Harlem and is on a quest for wisdom, hilarity and great veggie eats.

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Can we listened to archived episodes/interviews somewhere?
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