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Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane is an intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern. Radio Times is produced by WHYY in Philadelphia.

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Toxic City: Lead-poisoned soil in Philadelphia


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:02:44 +0000
Summary: GUESTS: WENDY RUDERMAN, BARBARA LAKER & THOMAS FARLEY Some residents in Philadelphia are finding the soil in their backyards, dirt on their front stoop and sidewalks has high levels of lead. The “River Ward”—which includes Kensington, Fishtow..


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Sherman Alexie: “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:02:02 +0000
Summary: SHERMAN ALEXIE’s relationship with his mother was complicated. Lillian showed love in unconventional ways. She was abusive, had a drinking problem, and was incapable of showing him and his siblings affection. In search of a better life, Sherman […..


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“How dare you!” – on political outrage


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:01:06 +0000
Summary: Guests: Angela Nagel, Jillian Jordan, Conor Friedersdorf Political discourse has turned into an outrage machine. Part of this cycle of indignation can be attributed to provocations from public figures like Kathy Griffin, Milo Yiannopoulos, or Bill Maher. ..


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Cuba in the Trump era


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:01:39 +0000
Summary: Guests: Christopher Sabatini, Roger Noriega It’s been two years since President Obama announced his plans in restoring and opening relations with Cuba. On Friday, President Trump announced his partial rollback of Obama’s policy. The move pleased much ..


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Is Philadelphia good for business?/Cosby mistrial


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:01:19 +0000
Summary: Guests: Bobby Allyn, Laura Benshoff, Michael Nutter, Josh Sevin Is Philadelphia good for business? Like any city, there is a delicate balancing act in meeting the needs of the citizens and the needs of the company’s that call […] The post Is Phila..


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Uber’s troubles and changing a toxic workplace culture


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:01:54 +0000
Summary: Guests: Mike Isaac, Liza Mundy, Sigal Barsade Uber fired 20 employees, including some top executives, over allegations of harassment, discrimination, and inappropriate behavior. The rideshare company’s workplace has been described a competitive, aggress..


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American Eclipse


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:47:24 +0000
Summary: Guest: David Baron A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21st of this year over the United States. That hasn’t happened since in the U.S. since 1878.  Science writer DAVID BARON tells the story of the last […] The post American Eclipse appea..


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Songs in the Key of Free; first, Sessions hearing


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:01:42 +0000
Summary: Guests: Pema Levy, August Tarrier, Miles Orion Butler, Paul, Cody Songs in the Key of Free has a mission. Through music, they are showing solidarity with incarcerated individuals and to bring their voices, perspectives, and experiences to the […] Th..


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While you were watching Comey…


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:01:15 +0000
Summary: Guests: Jennifer Haberkorn, Sahil Kapur, Renae Merle While political watchers were gripped by the testimony of James Comey, Congress was chugging along with various legislative activity. Senate Republicans are currently working to find common ground in or..


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“Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World”


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:01:35 +0000
Summary: Guest: Mitch Prinstein Most of us have some painful memories from our school days – maybe we were always the last pick in gym, had no one to sit with at lunch, or weren’t asked to the school […] The post “Popular: The Power of Likability i..


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James Comey’s testimony: the political and legal implications


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:01:07 +0000
Summary: Guests: Claire Finkelstein, Jay Caruso, Carol Lee We’re going to discuss the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, and what it means for President Trump and the investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. We’re joined […] ..


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The gray area of drug recovery homes


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:02:33 +0000
Summary: Many recovery homes in Philadelphia are not licensed, unregulated and are illegally receiving thousands of dollars per month from drug treatment centers. On the streets, this practice is known as “pimping out” where opioid addicts are forced to [̷..


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What’s going on in the White House this week


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:01:21 +0000
Summary: Guests: Ron Elving, Reid Wilson It’s been yet another busy news week in the Trump world. Today, we’re going to break down some of the issues buzzing around the White House. A series of statements from President Trump […] The post What’s go..


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London update; Trump’s infrastructure plan


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:01:59 +0000
Summary: Guests: Frank Langfitt, Paul Lewis The terror attacks at London Bridge this weekend have amplified the fears of British citizens as election day approaches. Britain has seen a spate of attacks in recent months, leaving citizens wondering how […] The..


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“Lilli de Jong” and Hurricane prediction and preparation


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:01:40 +0000
Summary: Guests: Janet Benton, David Titley Local writer JANET BENTON’s debut novel, Lilli de Jong, is about an unwed Quaker woman in Philadelphia in 1883 who is thrown out of her family and community when she becomes pregnant.  Lilli […] The post “..


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The First Lady: The legacy of Michelle Obama


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:02:44 +0000
Summary: Guests: Veronica Chambers, Jodi Kantor The First Lady leaves the White House with higher approval ratings than her husband. Michelle Obama is well known for her rousing, passionate speeches, her Let’s Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, her Whit..


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The Future of the ACA


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:01:24 +0000
Summary: Guests: Dan Diamond, James Carpetta, Mollyann Brodie As promised since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, Republicans have vowed to abolish it.  In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about the future of the Affordable […]..


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Revisiting King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:02:16 +0000
Summary: Guest:  Jonathan Rieder [REBROADCAST] Fifty years ago this spring, from his cramped, dirty jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted a letter in response to eight, white moderate clergymen who had issued a statement criticizing [&..


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An Economic forecast


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:02:11 +0000
Summary: Guests: Mark Zandi, Philliip Swagel President Obama leaves office with an economy mostly recovered from the 2008 recession.  The unemployment rate is at a nine-year low, housing prices are high, average hourly wages are rising, the value of […]..


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Radio Times in Review: novelists edition


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:01:13 +0000
Summary: Guests: Emma Donoghue, Saleem Haddad, Nicole Dennis-Benn Coming up on this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review; we’ll hear from three novelists about their life and their work. First, we’ll hear from EMMA DONOGHUE. She’s the author […]..


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Intel, journalism and politics


Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:01:31 +0000
Summary: Guests: Adam Rawnsley, Erik Wemple Tuesday night’s leak of unverified information regarding Donald Trump’s further ties to Russia is the latest in a long political season of political leaks. Many journalistic outlets denounced Buzzfeed’s decision to..


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Farewell President Obama: The legacy of Barack Obama


Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:02:25 +0000
Summary: Guests: IMANI PERRY, MICHAEL D’ANTONIO, JAMES PETERSON On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech in Chicago that called on the next generation of leaders to step up and get involved in making the country a […]..


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Why it’s good to forgive


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:01:03 +0000
Summary: Guests: Lisa Christian and Michelle Carlstrom It’s not always easy to forgive — whether it’s a friend’s broken promise, a love affair gone awry, or a more serious life event like the murder of a loved one. In […]..


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Russia: The hacks, Putin, Trump and the way forward


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:02:50 +0000
Summary: Guests: Shane Harris, Matthew Rojansky and Kathryn Stoner The Friday release of a report by U.S. intelligence agencies found that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly ordered a campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election ..


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PPD Commissioner Richard Ross; then national crime stats


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:02:18 +0000
Summary: Guests: Richard Ross, Adam Gelb It’s been one year since Philadelphia Police Commissioner RICHARD ROSS was sworn in to lead the department.  In this hour, Marty will sit down with Commissioner Ross to talk about his first year […]..


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Retirement savings update


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:01:47 +0000
Summary: Guests: Ben Steverman, Gary Burtless How do you plan to pay for retirement?  In this hour, we’re going to talk about the current trends, statistics, and options for maintaining a comfortable lifestyle when you’ve decided to stop working.  […]..


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Controverisal payout to former PPA head, then the Pa. legislature


Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:02:41 +0000
Summary: Guests: Eugene DePasquale, John Baer and John Micek We’ll start by talking with Pennsylvania Auditor General EUGENE DePASQUALE about what he’s called “egregious, excessive and inappropriate” payouts to former Philadelphia Parking Authority head V..


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Radio Times in Review: math edition


Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:01:58 +0000
Summary: Guests: Paul Pasles, Margot Lee Shetterly, John Allen Paulos In this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review; we’re going to play three stories about math. First, we’ll learn about the mathematical side of Benjamin Franklin when we […]..


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Universal basic income


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:02:53 +0000
Summary: Guests: Scott Santens, Josh Barro Would you like an unconditional check from the government every week?  How would that effect your decisions regarding work and spending?  Some economists, businesspeople and activists have ramped up their call for unive..


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The hazards of sitting (or standing) too much


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:01:30 +0000
Summary: Guests: Carolyn Barlow, Alan Hedge, James Levine Many of us sit at a desk all day at work and then head home to log a few more hours on the couch, binge watching our favorite show. On average […]..


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The 115th Congress


Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:02:54 +0000
Summary: Guests: Steven Dennis, Sarah Binder The 115th Congress convened for the first time yesterday with a GOP majority in both chambers. Today, we’ll hear about what’s already transpired, who some of the leaders will be, what agenda Republicans […]..


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Changes in adoption over the decades


Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:01:26 +0000
Summary: Guests: Pam Hasegawa, Peter Conn and Meredith Rose The process and field of adoption has changed dramatically over the decades. Many adopted children in New Jersey can now find out who their birth parents are and whether there […]..


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Who should run Philly’s schools?


Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:02:33 +0000
Summary: Guests: Bill Green, Helen Gym Fifteen years ago, the state took over Philadelphia schools and created the School Reform Commission. Recently, two members of the SRC resigned, and a third member’s term expires soon. The future of the […]..


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Living single


Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:01:12 +0000
Summary: Guests: Aimee Lutkin, Sara Eckel Does being single define a person?  About half of Americans are unwed, but many single people feel societal pressure to get married and start families.  In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll discuss […]..


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How to resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts


Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:01:24 +0000
Summary: Guest: Daniel Shapiro There is a common element between the fights we have with our spouses and the international tensions that exist between the west and radical Islamic terrorists. So says DANIEL SHAPIRO, a world-renowned expert on negotiation […]..


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Radio Times in Review: on perseverance


Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:01:08 +0000
Summary: Guests: Patti Niemi, Christopher Deviney, Phyllis Korkki, Gino Segrè, Bettina Hoerlin Coming up on today’s show we’ll hear three stories about perseverance. First, we’ll hear Marty’s conversation with percussionists PATTI NIEMI and CHRISTOPHER DE..


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U.S.-Israel relations


Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:02:55 +0000
Summary: Guests: Ambassador Dennis Ross and Ilan Goldenberg In a highly anticipated speech yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s commitment to a two-state solution, saying it was the only way to guarantee democracy in Israe..


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The best music of 2016


Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:01:40 +0000
Summary: Guests: Tom Moon, Lior Phillips We’re talking about the music of 2016 this hour.  We’ll talk about the veterans who continue to astound us, the new artists who wowed us, and some of the year’s biggest trends.  Joining […]..


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Freedom of speech on college campuses


Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:02:06 +0000
Summary: Guests: George Ciccariello-Maher, Matt Lamb and Jonathan Zimmerman With his Christmas eve tweet – “all I want for Christmas is white genocide” — Drexel professor GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER has created a social media firestorm. Ciccariello-Maher ..


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The best TV of 2016


Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:01:58 +0000
Summary: Guests: Sonia Saraiya, Steven Hyden We continue our “Best of 2016” series by talking about the year-in-television.  In the era of so-called “peak-TV” it can be hard to wade through the deluge of shows, but today, our guests […]..


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Obama’s drilling ban and his environmental legacy


Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:02:13 +0000
Summary: Guests: Andrew Revkin, Lisa Friedman President Obama recently banned new offshore oil and gas drilling in parts of Arctic and Atlantic using his executive authority.  The White House says this protection is permanent but others argue that it […]..


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The best (and worst) films of 2016


Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:01:01 +0000
Summary: Guests: Neil Oxman and Carrie Rickey From the coming-of-age film Moonlight, to the painful story of loss portrayed in Manchester by the Sea, the movies of 2016 included some amazing performances by rookie and veteran actors. In addition […]..


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Physicist Lisa Randall on dark matters and dinosaurs


Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:02:51 +0000
Summary: Guest: Lisa Randall [FROM THE RADIO TIMES ARCHIVE] Dark matter makes up 26 percent of our universe. It’s the stuff we cannot see, feel, smell or taste but we know it exists, that it is powerful, and that […]..


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American political history


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:01:21 +0000
Summary: Guests: Nathaniel Philbrick, Louis Masur, Mallory Carra, Sean Wilentz We’re bringing you an hour of American political history on this week’s edition of Radio Times in Review. First, we’ll hear about the fraught relationship between infamous America..


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The Aleppo evacuations and the future of the Syria’s civil war


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:02:21 +0000
Summary: Guests: Liz Sly, Samer Abboud, Andrew Tabler Evacuations from Aleppo resumed yesterday.  Buses carried rebels and civilians out of the long-besieged city to opposition-controlled areas in the countryside.  The fall of Aleppo is a major victory for Presi..


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“Hidden Figures” and supporting women of color in STEM fields


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:01:50 +0000
Summary: Guests: Margot Lee Shetterly, Yvonne Darlene Cagle During World War II, NASA hired black female mathematicians to fill a labor shortage. The women were known the “human computers,” engineering and calculating the ways to get John Glenn into […]..


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National security and the controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:02:34 +0000
Summary: Guests: Sheri Fink and Karen Greenberg Despite President Obama’s efforts, the Guantánamo Bay prison remains in operation. In this hour, we’ll discuss national security, interrogation, and the controversial U.S. military prison. We’ll be joined by ..


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Should you adopt a puppy for the holidays?


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:01:49 +0000
Summary: Guests: James Serpell and Brittany Watson Many kids dream of getting a cute puppy for Christmas, and some lucky ones do. But often new animal owners are unprepared for the real work of caring for and training these […]..


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Deadlines, procrastination, and how to accomplish your goals


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:02:41 +0000
Summary: Guest: Phyllis Korkki Whether in our heads or paper, most of us have a “to-do” list. Maybe it’s paying bills, organizing family photographs, or replacing the water heater.  And there are the bigger goals, too — learning Arabic, […]..


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Muslim-Jewish unity fights stereotypes and hate


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:01:20 +0000
Summary: Guests: Amber Khan, Symi Rom-Rymer and Jacob Bender Muslim and Jewish women, members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, are gathering across the country to build bridges, fight hate and defy negative stereotypes. We’ll talk with AMBER KHAN and SYMI [..


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