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.

Could ranked choice voting help strengthen demo...
We look at how ranked choice voting works, plus the pros and cons.
28 min
Why do we focus so much on standardized tests i...
The role of standardized tests seems to have expanded in recent years. Is that a problem?
15 min
Why can't we make school funding equitable?
The schools that are most underfunded are often in communities of color. A new book investigates why.
24 min
Are bees making a comeback?
America’s honeybee population is at an all-time high, after years of news that bees were under threat.
18 min
Staying safe from violence and recognizing red ...
Millions of women are the victims of violence every year - we have tips on how to stay safe and vigilant.
13 min
Mental health check-in - when, why, and how to ...
Talking about mental health has become much more common, but many people still hesitate to seek help.
18 min
“Judge shopping” - how our court system gets ma...
In some federal cases that affect government policy, plaintiffs have been able to pick their judge.
19 min
It could be the end of “the line” on NJ ballots
A lawsuit has changed how New Jersey's Democratic primary ballot will be designed this year. Could the change be permanent?
18 min
A push to change solitary confinement in Pennsy...
Solitary confinement can have terrible effects on mental health. A new lawsuit is trying to address that.
26 min
The new rules for real estate
A settlement in a series of class-action lawsuits could cost home buyers more.
20 min
Get ready for the April 8th eclipse!
An astronomy expert shares her fascination with eclipses, and what to expect on April 8th when North American experiences a once-in-a-generation event.
22 min
The billion dollar deadline: clock ticking on e...
Billions of dollars were earmarked for education funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but time's running out to spend it. What happens if a key deadline passes?
19 min
Are we prepared for the next big emergency?
A new report details states’ emergency preparedness. Find out where PA and NJ rank.
14 min
How can we fix the teacher shortage?
We’ve seen a drop in people pursuing teaching and lower levels of training in the last decade.
26 min
Presidential elections in the media should be m...
Polls, policy, or personality? What should the press focus on in election coverage?
35 min
Who’s in control on social media? Two SCOTUS ca...
Two landmark cases will determine whether the government can dictate how social media content is moderated.
11 min
The global impacts of Sweden joining NATO
What does this addition to NATO mean for Russia, and for Sweden, which has been historically neutral?
23 min
The increased risk of Alzheimer’s in the Black ...
African Americans are more at risk for developing Alzheimer’s and are less likely to be screened for it.
11 min
Childhood trauma: who’s at risk, and how much d...
We always say (or assume) young kids are resilient, but experiences and biological factors ultimately determine whether this is true.
18 min
“IVF isn't the issue” - the wider impacts of Al...
A court ruling in Alabama said embryos are children - what could that mean nationwide?
22 min
The fascinating history and promising future of...
In the mid-1900s, the Nile Swim Club was at the epicenter of the Philadelphia region’s Black social scene. Decades later, it seeks a rebirth.
24 min
Why women could be more at risk for heart disea...
Heart attacks look different in women - learn how to identify the risks and signs.
17 min
"A Russia victory will mean hell": two years in...
Days before the two-year anniversary of Russia invading Ukraine, the war has been thrust back into the headlines. Two experts examine where the conflict stands.
26 min
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel I...
New Philadelphia police commissioner Kevin Bethel was sworn in last month. He lays out his vision for reducing crime in the city.
22 min
The FAFSA mess: families suffer, schools forced...
About 85% of college-going students receive financial aid. But with recent changes to FAFSA’s longstanding financial aid system, families and schools alike are struggling to adapt as key deadlines approach.
25 min