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Elizabeth Fiedler

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Businesses Woo Customers With Free Phone-Charging Stations

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.

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Gritty Camden, NJ, Old-School Tactics And New Tech Cut Crime

Monday, October 21, 2013

A new crime-fighting strategy is showing early signs of hope in one New Jersey city. Camden has long been known as the home of intense poverty and crime. But since a new police force started walking the streets a few months ago, violent crime has dropped and many residents and officials say things are finally getting better.

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New Housing Project In Philadelphia Aims To Attract Teachers

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Budget cuts and layoffs are hitting teachers in Philadelphia. But the city and a local developer are hoping to offer some relief: a housing project designed for them. At a similar project in Baltimore, having fellow teachers as neighbors brings support and camaraderie after a tough day at work.

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Philadelphia Building Collapse: 6 Dead, 14 Injured

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Six people were killed and 14 injured an after a Salvation Army thrift store building collapsed in central Philadelphia yesterday. A neighboring building was in the process of being demolished, when one of its walls suddenly gave way, sending bricks, wood, concrete, and cinder blocks onto the Salvation Army store. Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY reporter, explains.

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New Cops Hit the Streets in Camden

Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Camden City Police Department is no more. In its place is a special Metro Division of a new county-run force. The move is aimed at helping the city, which has struggled with high crime rates for years and budget problems that led to police layoffs.

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After Abuse Scandal, Penn State Alums Battle For Board Spots

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A contentious battle for a spot on Penn State's board of trustees is dividing the university's alumni community. While some candidates and alums focus on the past, others want to push beyond the abuse scandal that shook the school over the last two years. With so much at stake for the much-loved school, some say the board of trustees election is playing out more like a contentious political race for mayor or Congress, not just a spot on a university board.

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In Hazleton, A Mixed Welcome For City's Immigrants

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tension in the Pennsylvania city continues between new Spanish-speaking immigrants and longtime residents. Longtime residents still struggle with their new neighbors' presence, while others are helping the families become part of the community.

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Fair Or Foul? Pigeon Shoots Ruffle Feathers In Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Animal-rights activists in Pennsylvania are fighting to end pigeon shoots in the state. The tradition includes shooting at the birds after they're sprung from boxes into the air. Opponents call the practice "cruel," but hunters and sportsmen are wary of any step toward more regulations.

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Election Night Call-In

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Join Brian Lehrer's (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network on this Election Night. Listeners call in to 646-829-3980 as polls close around the country. 

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QR Codes For Headstones Keep Dearly Departed Close

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A couple in Philadelphia is reinventing gravesite memorials. Using the popular QR code technology, they've developed a business in which mourners can digitally connect to their loved ones with a scan of a smartphone.

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Crime-Riddled N.J. City Considers Axing Police Force

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Supporters of a regional police force in New Jersey are pulling together a plan to replace Camden's police department with a new division operated by the county. Some Camden residents, however, fear the move could jeopardize public safety in a city already ravaged by crime.

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Pizza Museum To Offer A Slice Of American Food And Culture

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some pizza lovers in Philadelphia are taking their affection for the popular food to a new level by opening a museum and restaurant. It will include pieces from the world's largest collection of pizza-related items and, of course, real slices of pizza for sale.

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Election Day 2008: Hour One

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Bo Lipari, executive director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting speaks about voting problems--and what voters can do about them--in New York and elsewhere.

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Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, talks about the races in New Jersey--and why he thinks the Garden State is at a ...

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