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.

Why you should care that the US is still under ...
What does having a public health emergency in effect do, and what happens when it ends? We asked Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
12 min
What the 5 types of workers want from their jobs
The last couple of years have caused dramatic changes to the workforce, the type of jobs people want to do, what people want out of a job, and where they want to do it.
22 min
Other rights in question after abortion: ripple...
What was leaked out of the Supreme Court, what it could mean for the future of abortion in America, and what it could mean for other rights that people may not realize could suddenly be in jeopardy as a result of this potential court ruling.
19 min
A neuropsychologist's resilience tool-kit to he...
A pandemic of anxiety, or self-growth? It’s your choice. Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD, professor of neuropsychology at Drexel University, shares his resilience tool-kit to help us focus on that growth and find our own happiness in times of crisis.
39 min
The US economy shrank. Is a recession coming?
GDP declined in the first quarter, leading to some cold takes about the economy, even as the jobs numbers continue their hot streak. So what happened? If we were heading toward a recession, when and how would we know?
10 min
Retirement planning misconceptions: are we doin...
Planning for retirement is something we all should be doing, but are we doing it right? Is a 401K the right tool to rely on? Where should social security fit in in your planning?
23 min
The castle in Bucks County: exploring the eccen...
Fonthill Castle was built with hand mixed concrete more than a hundred years ago by Henry Mercer. Today, it's a museum, and the story behind it is fascinating.
22 min
50 years after Title IX, the biggest changes fo...
Title IX turns 50 this year, and in the five decades since its origin the civil rights law has had a profound impact on women's collegiate sports.
15 min
What Twitter means for Elon Musk's end game, 'f...
Why does Elon Musk want Twitter? Should you be alarmed that more and more power and wealth is being put in fewer and fewer hands?
23 min
Making sure the legendary 1982 Cheyney women's ...
It's been 40 years since the first NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. Did you know that a Philadelphia area school made it to the final? It wasn’t a Big 5 school or Drexel, it was Cheyney University. The Cheyney story is a great one, but one until recently that had kind of been lost to history.
24 min
How the No Surprises Act protects people from u...
Drexel University’s Dr. Robert Field explains how the new law can benefit you, and why the American healthcare system is so complicated
20 min
Ethiopia's civil war is causing devastation. So...
What is happening in Ethiopia, and why don't we hear about it more?
34 min
Streaming woes, infrastructure spending, and is...
There are millions more job openings than people available to work them. What does that mean for workers and for the economy? Philadelphia economist David Fiorenza is on the podcast to look at the biggest news stories about the economy this week and what they mean for regular people in their daily lives.
12 min
The Penn Relays are back! Celebrating the histo...
After a two year hiatus because of COVID-19, the Penn Relays are back! The carnival which celebrates and displays the best track and field has to offer returns to Franklin Field starting Thursday April 28th.
12 min
'We all got through it together:' How a Univers...
To mask, or not to mask? How do you support students and teachers physical and mental health when everything is upside down? How do you get the most out of remote learning? We wanted to find out firsthand about how colleges and universities confronted these challenges, how it went, and what they learned, so we called West Chester University President Dr. Chris Fiorentino.
21 min
Jason and Kylie Kelce, families in the autism c...
May 21st is the 5th Annual Eagles Autism Challenge, which begins at Lincoln Financial Field and includes a bike ride of varying lengths, a 5K, a sensory walk, and you can even participate virtually.
24 min
The constant trauma that 24/7 social media infl...
Is there a connection between your bad mental health day and how much you're using social media? What are you actually exposing yourself to by doomscrolling?
20 min
Flyers alum Brad Marsh invites you to walk, run...
This weekend, the Flyers Alumni Association is hosting their inaugural Walk.Run.Stroll at Washington Crossing Historic Park in New Hope to raise money for the YMCA of Bucks County in support of their veteran programs.
14 min
What keeps a Supreme Court justice from going r...
Are there guardrails in place for justices on the high court to make sure they act ethically? Who, if anyone, has the responsibility of enforcing guidelines or norms? And what's to keep a Supreme Court Justice from going rogue?
23 min
Pandemic economy: Recession talk, gas prices, h...
Is there something to the recession predictions, or is it mainly a fearful reaction to current events? Gas prices have been up and down and up again, what's next? And inflation is high, but has it peaked?
9 min
Can unemployment get too low? What's the downside?
The labor market in the US is on fire these days. This is great news... right?
27 min
What the Florida 'Don't Say Gay' law actually says
The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law down in Florida has generated a lot of headlines. So what does it actually say, and how will it affect children, teachers, and school districts?
26 min
A mom raising two children with autism on her o...
Girls are less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys, and some are overlooked until adulthood. A mom in Montgomery County who was 39 when she was diagnosed shares her story.
17 min
The murky future of free school lunches
Since the pandemic began, kids at schools and child care centers have been able to access free meals as a result of the USDA implementing child nutrition waivers. However, those waivers are slated to expire at the end of the school year.
10 min
How the pandemic and gas prices are changing tr...
The way we get places changed dramatically over the pandemic, from the sudden abandonment of mass transit to supply chain problems making the computer chips in cars basically unobtainable. And even as we dig out from some of the pandemic related problems, some of the changes we made over the past two years are sticking around.
17 min