KYW Newsradio In Depth

Straightforward conversations about the people, ideas, and power centers that shape the world we live in. KYW Newsradio reporters talk daily with experts and leaders in science, politics, business, and public health -- to make sense of the news and unravel the real reasons why a story matters.

"This is not an echo chamber of Democrats": cou...
Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony at the January 6th hearings was compelling. Political science expert Ben Berger wonders if it will be enough to move the GOP further away from former President Donald Trump.
21 min
Economy update: the textbook definition of a re...
We're getting hints about GDP numbers from the second quarter, and so far estimates have us looking at the textbook definition of a recession... but is there a silver lining? Are some recessions not like the others?
9 min
Covering an out-of-control crisis: looking at h...
Between a surge in mass shootings and everyday violence, America continues to grapple with guns. Criminal justice expert Dr. Jason Gravel examines how the media is covering the crisis.
19 min
Monkeypox is ‘concerning,’ spreading, and unwar...
Now, we're seeing a lot of stories that bring back memories of the early days of the COVID pandemic, like problems with testing, tests not getting where they are needed, vaccines being nearly impossible to find. The virus is also showing up in higher numbers in men who have sex with other men -- why is this?
15 min
Losing faith: how a "lack of reality" is fuelin...
According to Dr. Bill Rosenberg, there's a "lack of reality" in American politics, and it could carry major implications and costs when it comes to certifying future elections.
21 min
Ginni and Clarence Thomas: Questions about ethi...
Has something like this ever happened before? What does it mean to the court’s legitimacy, and its perception in the public eye?
15 min
What does a recession mean if you're trying to ...
What are the odds we head into a recession? What would being in a recession mean for the average American? What does it mean if you're trying to buy a house?
24 min
Parent's guide to COVID vaccines for kids under...
What's the difference between Pfizer and Moderna for children? What do parents need to know about vaccines for kids this young? Why did it take so long to get approval for this age range?
14 min
Recycling: Despite good intentions, we're still...
We want to recycle because it seems like an easy, low barrier to entry way of showing some love to the planet. Unfortunately, most of us are not doing as much good as we think we are when we recycle, because we're doing it incorrectly.
42 min
Ask an economist: Is a gas tax holiday a good i...
There's a lot of talk about a vacation from the gas tax. Is this a good idea from an economic perspective, or are there hidden pros and cons? Philadelphia economist David Fiorenza breaks down the biggest stories in the economy this week and what they mean for you and me.
11 min
Roe v. Wade was overturned. Here’s what's next ...
For people who have been fighting to overturn Roe and Casey, is this the endgame, or one step on the road to a national ban on abortion? Has a reversal of rights like this ever happened before in the Supreme Court?
20 min
Why the Supreme Court decided a 100-year-old gu...
The Supreme Court issued a decision striking down a more than 100 year old New York state law dealing with who could get a permit to carry a gun in public. Why did the court just now decide to strike down the law, more than a century later?
24 min
Food bank: the need now rivals the height of th...
The pandemic is still going on but we're also seeing levels of inflation that we haven't seen in decades. So what kind of impact is that having on food banks?
19 min
What could the bipartisan gun framework actuall...
A bipartisan group of US Senators says they have come together on framework for legislation that will help address the gun violence crisis in the US. We wanted to talk about this legislative framework, and ask: what is in it, what should be in it, and will it become law?
27 min
Biggest takeaways from the Jan 6 hearings so far
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol has held its first few public hearings. What have we learned? What is resonating with the American people, and what is not? Where do these hearings fit in US History?,
25 min
Economy update: Massive interest rate hike, inf...
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by a significant amount to try and tackle inflation. Recession concerns are rising. Retail sales went down a third of a percent. Homebuilding slumped in May. Put all these things together, what do they mean for the economy? What's important, and what's hype?
10 min
Summer learning loss hits some students harder,...
Summer learning loss, where the long summer vacation leads to the loss of some academic skills and knowledge in students, is a real issue for just about every child, but it hits certain groups harder than others.
24 min
Americans rank most trusted brands: 'Do you tru...
Which brands do Americans trust the most? The global data intelligence company Morning Consult has released its Most Trusted Brands report, so we called Joanna Piacenza, Head of Industry Intelligence at Morning Consult to find out which brands are the most trusted in America, why, and how the list changed from last year.
20 min
Robert Kerbeck’s real-life corporate spy espion...
How a Penn theater grad ended up conning Wall Street firms.
27 min
Got a bad lawyer? Tough luck, Supreme Court says
A recent Supreme Court ruling could put the post-conviction rights of incarcerated people in jeopardy. Prisoner advocacy expert Dr. Jules Epstein explains the decision, and the problems it could pose.
14 min
Pandemic economy update: should we talk about a...
Inflation remains on the rise. But what should we expect looming around the corner? Economist David Fiorenza checks in with his weekly pandemic economy update.
10 min
There was a spike in online test cheating last ...
In 2021, breaches in proctored online exams rose by more than 6%. So what does that mean? Are students suddenly cheating in school a lot more than they have, or is something else to blame?
18 min
"It's a perfect storm and it's pretty bad": wha...
Election integrity is a red-hot political issue. Legal expert Dr. Craig Green examines the undercurrent of forces at work threatening to undermine the credibility of how we pick our public servants.
24 min
Putin, Epstein, and shady sources of money in s...
Should we care where the owners of our favorite sports teams get their money from? Henry Abbot of TrueHoop has been asking this question for a long time, and his reporting has taken him down some pretty eye-opening rabbit holes.
22 min
Wall Street Bets and Gamestop stock, revisited
Meme stocks and retail investors sticking it to hedge funds were the biggest stories in the world for a few months, but what happened when the hype died down?
17 min