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.

Pandemic economy update: The new employment nor...
The weekly jobless claims showed a slight increase, but they still represent a pandemic low that seems like it's stabilized a bit. Continuous claims, however, continue to go down. There was good news with retail sales which rose in August instead of dipping -- and there's a lot to talk about auto sales and the ongoing chip shortage.
9 min
'Impossible to ignore:' The impact of climate c...
Destruction caused by extreme weather events is fresh in the Philadelphia area. Tropical Depression Ida tore through the region earlier this month, leaving behind a heartbreaking trail that pointed to a harsh truth: the Delaware Valley's infrastructure wasn't prepared for the storm.
29 min
Some politicians blame the worker shortage on A...
Is there a pandemic worker shortage because workers would rather stay at home and collect unemployment, or is there more to the story?
18 min
Belligerent passengers, mask fights: Flying is ...
You don’t have to look real hard to find a viral video of a passenger on an airline having a meltdown over being asked to wear a mask or because of some minor grievance. Since January 1st of this year, the FAA has received around 4000 reports of unruly behavior of passengers and handed out more than a million dollars worth of civil penalties.
16 min
"They don't eat. They don't sleep. They go hom...
Nurses are incredibly important in our society and they are chronically underappreciated. And as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, they are being pushed to their limits and then some.
16 min
If you are fully vaccinated, what is your risk ...
How bad can breakthrough infections get? How contagious are you, if you get the virus and you're vaccinated? What are the concerns of long COVID in fully vaccinated people?
18 min
"It's been a year." Housing, finding vaccines, ...
APM of Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that helps provide all kinds of services with a focus on the city's Latino community.
27 min
First responders look back on how 9/11 changed ...
When the country needed them, these three men dropped everything. Hear what they saw and how it changed them.
26 min
Pandemic economy update: Wall Street's rough w...
The third quarter of 2021 is winding down, and there are plenty of economic questions to answer, especially in light of recent vaccine and mask mandates. Some stimulus benefits are beginning to expire, and year-end job trends are starting to emerge. Plus, in a twist, Wall Street endured a difficult week. David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business, joins KYW Newsradio In Depth to talk about what happened this week in the economy and what it means for all of us in our daily lives.
10 min
Picking Up the Pieces: After 9/11 loss, a mothe...
Twenty years have passed since Judi Reiss lost her 23-year old Son, Josh, in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Despite bearing an heartbreaking burden, the Lower Makefield resident spoke with KYW Newsradio's Hadas Kuznits about finding strength and peace in Josh's memory, all while keeping her family together and serving her community.
51 min
Finding hope, love, and life after a 9/11 loss
Tara Bane lost her husband in the 9/11 attacks. This is her story of how she turned towards hope and channeled her grief to help others.
33 min
Can my employer make me get a COVID-19 vaccine?...
Many employers are starting to mandate vaccines for their staff, but how far does their power reach?
24 min
We Need Black Teachers: The campaign to recruit...
In the Philadelphia School District, most of the students are Black or Brown -- yet few students see teachers that look like them at the front of the classroom. So why aren't there more Black teachers?
14 min
Concerts, live sports, and entertainment can co...
If you haven't gotten a vaccine yet, would needing to show proof of vaccination to go see your favorite band convince you to get the shot?
9 min
The delta variant is dragging down the economic...
First time jobless claims released Thursday were low but the jobs report showed nearly half a million fewer jobs were created than expected. The culprit? All fingers are pointed to the delta variant.
10 min
Prison gerrymandering, explained
Up until now in Pennsylvania, people have been counted as residing where they are incarcerated, but now when it comes to state legislative districts they will be counted as a resident of where they live when not incarcerated.
17 min
Texas' new abortion law: Why the Supreme Court ...
Opponents of the law say it could spell the beginning of the end for abortion access in the US. So what does the law mean? How will it be enforced? And why did the Supreme Court choose not to act at the last moment?
12 min
Need help with student loans? Take advantage of...
The department called this a final extension and the Secretary of Education says these extra four months are here to give borrowers the time they need to prepare for the resumption of payments.
27 min
"Why not just quit your job?" This woman made ...
We have heard an awful lot about people quitting their job in the midst of the pandemic and pivoting towards a new career. We wanted to talk to someone who has done it and find out the why, the how and how it is going.
13 min
Back to school economy update, childcare questi...
We're getting ready for fall and back to school, but not enough people are talking about the role of childcare in the economic recovery. And what is the Supreme Court's eviction moratorium decision going to mean for the economic recovery as the delta variant continues spreading?
11 min
Sick and tired of 'the customer is always right...
Is it possible that some people who would usually make up part of this work force are tired of catering to customers' demands -- especially the unreasonable demands from disagreeable customers in the midst of a global pandemic?
18 min
The Philadelphia flower show moved to FDR Park...
One of the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was that the Philadelphia Flower Show this year was held in June. And it was outside at FDR Park, instead of its usual home in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. When the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society moved the flowers, they built sustainability into the framework of the new flower show.
17 min
Forensic pathologist on the rise of fentanyl an...
The coronavirus pandemic has been the focus for just about everyone over the past year and a half. But the opioid epidemic hasn't gone anywhere. In fact, it's gotten worse.
16 min
Full FDA approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vacci...
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID19 vaccine has been given full approval by the FDA. What went into the decision? What does it mean for the approval process for other vaccines?
13 min
Pandemic economy: Good jobs news, Delta variant...
Jobless claims were even better than estimates and continuing claims hit a pandemic-era low -- pretty good news even as things feel a little uncertain during the Delta variant's rise in the United States. But even as jobless claims improve, this worker shortage is real and you can see the evidence in restaurant windows everywhere.
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