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City Cast Philly
City Cast Philly
City Cast

City Cast Philly is the daily news podcast about the city you love (and maybe sometimes hate?) and the Philadelphians who are... more

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Philly’s Alternative to Locking People Up

A Philadelphia Police Department pilot program, that refers people to social services instead of jail, is set to expand to... more

07 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
The Local Beers You Should Be Drinking This Summer

Philly Beer Week is happening! Many of the top craft brewers in the country are right here in Pennsylvania. Host... more

06 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Owning vs. Renting a Home in Philly

A new analysis by the online real estate brokerage company Redfin found buying a home is slightly cheaper than renting... more

05 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Philly Pride, New Safety Plan at Temple, Free Sunscreen at Parks

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by City Cast Philly arts & culture contributor, Charles Tyson,... more

02 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
The Asbestos Problem in Philly Schools

Six school buildings have closed due to asbestos this year, and the School District of Philadelphia is scrambling to inspect... more

01 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
Why SEPTA is Updating its Key System

SEPTA is updating the Key system. Those are the electronic “smart cards” that replaced tokens and paper passes. But, that... more

31 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Uncovering South Asian History in Philly

If you grew up in Philly, you probably took a field trip to the Liberty Bell, City Hall or even... more

30 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Cleaner Air in Philly, Memorial Day Food Guide, & Spraygrounds for Summer

It’s the Friday news roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Ali Mohsen, food and drink reporter at Billy Penn, and Sophia Schmidt,... more

26 May 2023 · 14 minutes
The Fight to Rename Taney Street

What do the Grays Ferry, Fairmount, and Tioga neighborhoods have in common? Taney Street, named for the author of one... more

25 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Is Philly Losing its Murals?

Philly has more than 4,000 murals, and claims the title “Mural Capital of the World.” But these public art pieces... more

24 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Where You Can Still Eat Outside in Philly

It’s prime time to eat outdoors! During the pandemic, more than 800 Philly restaurants set up spaces to serve guests... more

23 May 2023 · 18 minutes
50 Unhoused Philadelphians Will Get A Proper Burial

The remains of 50 unhoused Philadelphians will be laid to rest at Mount Peace Cemetery in North Philadelphia on Tuesday,... more

22 May 2023 · 12 minutes
Election Debrief, Philly Jailbreakers Caught & Loving Fairmount Park

It’s the Friday News Roundup! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Chris Palmer, criminal justice and law enforcement reporter at... more

19 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Your Guide to Philly's BYOB Scene

Is it a sweet riesling type of night? Or a boxed wine brunch Sunday? With Philly’s 300+ BYOB restaurants, you... more

18 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Cherelle Parker Wins Democratic Nomination for Mayor & Other Election Results

City Cast Philly is in your feed a little later this morning to bring you the most up-to-date results of... more

17 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Affordable Housing vs. Rising Rents in Philly

Philly may lose more than 10,000 federally-backed affordable housing units in the next decade. To try to slow that trend,... more

16 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Your Last-Minute Philly Voter Guide

Tuesday is the big primary election in Philadelphia we’ve all been gearing up for. If you haven’t been paying much attention... more

15 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Immigrant Busing Resumes, $25 Concert Tickets, & Mütter Museum Reexamines Exhibits

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Alan Yu, science reporter at WHYY’s The Pulse,... more

12 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Mother's Day Started in Philly. The Founder Hated It.

Mother’s Day is a national celebration, but it was founded by Anna Jarvis in Philadelphia. Host Trenae Nuri talks with... more

11 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly Schools are Failing Black Girls, Here’s What They Say They Need

A new report by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania says Black girls in local public schools experience an oppressive... more

10 May 2023 · 20 minutes
The Best Hoagies in Philly Right Now

Philly is known for its amazing sandwiches, like the cheesesteak and of course and the hoagie. Host Trenae Nuri and... more

09 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Your Guide to the City Council Primary

Philadelphia’s City Council races are taking up a lot of space in the upcoming primary election - literally. There are... more

08 May 2023 · 16 minutes
PPA's Bike Lane Patrol, Philly’s First Youth Ombudsperson & Philly Tech Week IRL

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Eliot Olaya, fellow at AL DÍA News and... more

05 May 2023 · 15 minutes
How a Philly Drag Legend Deals With Protestors

States across the country have introduced bills restricting or criminalizing drag shows. While that’s not happening in Philly, local performers... more

04 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Why Your Allergies Are So Bad This Year

If you’re sniffling and sneezing a lot right now, you’re not alone. Pollen counts in the Philadelphia region are showing... more

03 May 2023 · 13 minutes
Philly's Public Plea to Solve Murder Cases

More than 500 Philadelphians were murdered in 2021 and 2022. But fewer than half of these homicides have resulted in an... more

02 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Philly’s Mayoral Race Is a Dead Heat

The Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan and nonprofit group, has released the first independent poll in Philly’s 2023 mayor’s race.  In... more

01 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Heated Mayoral Debate, Philly's Labor Movement, Trans Teen Book Banned

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Kristin Hunt, senior staff writer at PhillyVoice, and... more

28 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Pennsylvania May Soon Officially Recognize Girls Wrestling

This February, the 100th school in Pennsylvania started a girls wrestling team. That’s the threshold to get sanctioned and fully... more

27 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Celebrating 24 Years of Philly Black Pride

The 24th annual Philly Black Pride celebration kicks off this week. The four-day festival includes dance parties, karaoke, and even... more

26 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
What To Do With Philly's 40K Vacant Lots?

Philadelphia has 10,000s of vacant lots, according to City data. Keeping them clean and green can help reduce crime and... more

25 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
The AI Program Watching Your Kids Online

School districts in Bucks and Philadelphia counties are using AI software to track students' online activities on school-issued devices. The... more

24 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
Sen. Fetterman Back to Work, Jalen Hurt’s Extension & Multilingual Emergency Alerts

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is join by Emily Neil, digital content producer for WHYY News,... more

21 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
How the Phillie Phanatic Changed the Mascot Game

The Phillie Phanatic turns 45 next week. So, how did a giant, flightless bird from the Galápagos wind up as... more

20 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Does ChatGPT Know Philly?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere right now. It’s writing travel guides, doing customer service, and even making art. ChatGPT is one... more

19 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
What Went Wrong With Philly's School Lottery

The process of getting into a selective high school has recently changed. The school district launched a lottery admissions system.... more

18 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Where Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Are Getting Their Money

Millions of dollars are flowing to Philly’s Democratic mayoral candidates ahead of the May primary election. Host Trenae Nuri talks... more

17 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Redeveloping Former PES Site, Temple’s Acting President, & Trade School Groundbreaking

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Oliver Sabo, staff writer at Temple News, and... more

14 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Philly’s Long History With Block Captains

City Cast Philly producer Abby Fritz is joined by Dawn Woods, administrator for the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, to talk... more

13 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
If You Don't Pay Your Philly Workers, The City Might Sue You

The city has recently sued an employer for not paying its workers. This is the first time Philly has enforced... more

12 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Can You Financially Thrive in Philly?

What does financial freedom mean to you? There’s lot of definitions, but for some Philadelphians it’s hard to meet this... more

11 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
The Cowboys Stole North Philly’s Hat

Any self respecting Eagles fan knows that you shouldn’t be repping the Cowboys in Philly, but maybe we should make... more

10 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Is Jeff Brown Code-Switching? Plus More Mayoral Forums and Fundraising Results"

It’s the Friday news round up! Producer Abby Fritz speaks with Denise Clay-Murray, political contributor and co-host of the Philadelphia... more

07 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
This Philly Comedian Wants You to Laugh at Her Terminal Illness

It's unsurprisingly hard to find humor in terminal illnesses, that is unless you’re Philly comedian and actor Kirsten Michelle Cills.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Traffic Tips for Navigating Philly

Whether you’re driving from the Ben Franklin Bridge to 76 and Broad Street to Fairmount Park, traffic in Philly can... more

05 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Life Lessons From an Award-Winning Philly Poet

April is National Poetry Month. What better way to celebrate than with a Philly-born, award-winning poet who’s hosting an award-winning... more

04 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
Could Monthly Cash Payments Reduce Philly’s Infant Mortality Rates?

Black infants in Philadelphia are more likely to die within the first year of their lives than babies of other... more

03 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
Water Panic, Temple President Resigns & New Ballpark Snacks

It’s the Friday news round up! Host Trenae Nuri is joined by Danya Henniger, director/editor of Billy Penn, and Ben Seal, freelance... more

31 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Tastykake to Water Ice: Grading Iconic Philly Snacks

From Peanut Chews and Tastykake to pretzels and water ice, Philly has some great treats. Host Trenae Nuri and City... more

30 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Philly Worry About More Chemical Spills in Our Water?

The past few days have been pretty chaotic and unsettling over the chemical spill in Bucks County that raised concerns... more

29 Mar 2023 · 15 minutes
City Cast Philly
Can You Financially Thrive in Philly?
City Cast Philly

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What does financial freedom mean to you? There’s lot of definitions, but for some Philadelphians it’s hard to meet this goal. Host... more