Bobby Allyn

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Philadelphia's Retiring Top Cop: 'I've Never Pretended To Be Perfect'

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Philadelphia's Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is retiring at the end of the year. Under his watch, the murder and violent crime rates are lower than they've been in decades.


Building Trust, Or Danger? Debate Over Naming Officers After Shootings

Saturday, September 12, 2015

After a police shooting, what information should be disclosed to the public? That question is roiling Philadelphia, where a bill aims to keep confidential the names of officers who use deadly force.


Racial Tension in The City of Brotherly Love

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A pop-up beer garden in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia has become the latest flashpoint of gentrification and racial tensions. 

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N.J. Town Celebrates World Cup Champs And Hometown Hero Carli Lloyd

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Carli Lloyd, who led the U.S. women's soccer team to World Cup victory, comes from Delran, N.J., and her hometown is still buzzing about her stellar performance on Sunday.


In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

Friday, July 03, 2015

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.


DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 


Why Texas Produces Colorful Candidates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has officially announced that he is running for president. What is about Texas politics that produces so many colorful characters that rise to political office?

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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

Sunday, December 28, 2014

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.


Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.


Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A youth detention center in Nashville is making news because of riots and breakouts. Advocates point to Missouri as an exemplary model. There, the atmosphere can feel more like summer camp than jail.


Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.


Growing Worker Shortage Looms Over Logging Industry's Future

Monday, June 16, 2014

Logging is dangerous, arduous work, and fewer young people are pursuing it. Logging groups hope more outreach, and a bill that would lower the minimum logging age, will help keep the industry going.