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.

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.
9 min
The Taliban takeover and sudden collapse of Afg...
The collapse of Afghanistan and its takeover by the Taliban was sudden. But were there warning signs along the way? Is this the same Taliban of 20 years ago, or are there differences? And what is going to happen next?
28 min
How to ask if someone is vaccinated - and what ...
When is it okay to actually ask someone if they have gotten the COVID vaccine? How should you handle it if the answer makes you uncomfortable? Does the appropriateness of the question depend on the situation and the person?
21 min
Basic policy ideas to get people healthier for ...
What kind of things can America do to help people get healthier, for less money, with better access for everyone? It's a massive question that Trust for America's Health wanted to tackle.
9 min
'The drop-off was severe.' Cancer screenings de...
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people getting screened for cancer fell off a cliff. Even as things have opened up those numbers have not returned to close to the levels they had been at.
10 min
'Dream big': Upper Providence team is going to...
When the Upper Providence Little League team was just a group of seven-year-olds, they made a pact that five years later they were going to do something special. And in 2021, they've punched their ticket to Williamsport and the Little League World Series.
25 min
The most trusted retail brands / top mistakes b...
What retail brands do you trust the most? Have any brands lost your trust over the past year and a half? The data intelligence company Morning Consult has released a new report about trust in retail brands and how people’s shopping habits have changed over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
14 min
This Philly nonprofit deconstructs blighted hom...
The Philadelphia Community Corps deconstructs abandoned homes, blighted buildings, and other properties, saving valuable and sometimes irreplaceable building materials from the landfill. The property owner gets a tax deduction, and the PCC resells the salvaged materials to fund its other core mission -- a job training program.
34 min