The Week in Philly from KYW Newsradio

Host Matt Leon and KYW Newsradio reporters recap the biggest news in Philadelphia each week. Catch up on what you missed and dig deeper into the top stories.

Is it cheating or creativity? Examining the his...
Baseball historian Dan Levitt has co-authored a new book about cheating, "Intentional Balk".
28 min
“We’re losing the battle:” how to combat the de...
Not since the early 1900s has the United States experienced a decline in life expectancy as sharp as it has in recent years. Dr. Joshua Shafstein discusses the findings of a new report that explains why.
14 min
Fear, anger, and revenge: why youth voters were...
Youth turnout was exceptionally strong in the 2022 midterm elections. What factors fired up this demographic? Political science expert Ben Berger weighs in.
26 min
What’s behind the protests in China?
Two tragic events sparked protests against China’s “zero COVID” policies, but how much effect could they have against a strong authoritarian government?
25 min
Where does the FTX disaster leave the cryptocur...
FTX's collapse was swift and dramatic. Finance expert John Sedunov looks at questions now facing the volatile cryptocurrency industry.
24 min
Do margins matter? What a Republican House of R...
Republicans gained the majority in the House, but just barely. What can we tell from such a close margin?
20 min
Dyslexia unpacked: what the common learning dis...
How to identify early signs of dyslexia and help students live and learn with it.
24 min
Do we still need affirmative action?
The U.S. Supreme Court debates whether race neutral admissions would hurt diversity on college campuses.
26 min
Something better than "thank you for your servi...
The saying "thank you for your service" gets mixed reviews from American veterans. Military history expert Dr. Robert Kodosky says it's time we rethink how we treat vets.
21 min
Where is the planet losing most of its wildlife?
Planet Earth is losing a substantial chunk of its wildlife. WWF Chief Global Scientist Rebecca Shaw looks at how close we are to a tipping point.
20 min
Making sense of Brazil's tense general election...
For nearly a month, Jair Bolsonaro refused to accept defeat in Brazil's presidential election to his challenger, Lula. Latin America expert Diego Armus explains what happened.
19 min
Phillies' World Series run makes Philadelphia's...
Whether the Phillies win another World Series remains to be seen. But one thing's for sure, according to economic expert Peter Zaleski: Philadelphia's economy will come out on top.
13 min
Getting lost in the joy of a Phillies ride for ...
The Phillies going to the World Series has brought the city of Philadelphia together in a unique and palpable way.
19 min
Could ‘Armageddon’ really happen? NASA’s succes...
NASA's DART mission aimed to change the path of an object in space - and it worked.
16 min
Bonus: How did Liz Truss get it so wrong so fast?
After just six weeks as Britain's Prime Minister, Liz Truss is out. A British politics expert explains what went historically wrong.
14 min
Surprise! The threat of a serious railroad stri...
Thought the threat of a railroad union strike was behind us? Think again. And this time, the looming holiday season underscores the stakes.
22 min
Substance or smoke?: Examining the federal mari...
President Biden is hoping a pardon for federal violations of simple cannabis possession will right a "failed approach to marijuana." Will the decision accomplish its goal?
21 min
Ugly history repeated: politicians take a page ...
A group of asylum seekers were sent to Martha's Vineyard on false promises. A similar thing happened during the Civil Rights Movement.
17 min
Child poverty is down - what have we done right...
How much did the Child Tax Credit do to decrease child poverty, and how do we continue the progress we've made?
13 min
Could Iran's future be in jeopardy? Explaining ...
For several weeks, protests have exploded across Iran in response to the death of a woman in police custody. Political science expert Dr. Sean Yom gives context to the rising between the Iranian people and their government..
24 min
Obesity in America: how it affects health and t...
Just how much of a problem is obesity in America? Health policy expert Dara Lieberman looks at the ripple effects of obesity, from physical health to economic impact.
10 min
'Serial' started the trend of true crime. Was t...
'Serial' may have played a big role in overturning Adnan Syed's conviction, but it spawned a genre that doesn't always have a positive impact.
25 min
Are therapy apps helping or hurting the mental ...
We discuss the pros and cons of mental health apps and how to find the right care for you.
22 min
Fighting inflation: are interest rate hikes the...
The Federal Reserve met this past week and delivered another significant interest rate hike. Local economist David Fiorenza discusses the Fed's strategy.
19 min
Vladimir Putin is scrambling; here's the evidence
Recent developments in Russia's war against Ukraine suggest that Vladimir Putin's position could be weakening. Dr. Melissa Chakars and Dr. Lisa Baglione examine the state of the invasion.
19 min