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KYW's Lauren Lipton presents good news about Philadelphia!

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Lauren Lipton
April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We celebrate two holidays this upcoming week, Monday is Earth Day and Friday Arbor is Day, where we celebrate the importance of trees. Right here in Philadelphia we have a very important tree growing with quite a history behind it. "The ‘Moon Tree’ is in Washington...
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Lauren Lipton
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- William L. Myers Jr. is a Philadelphia lawyer and now a best-selling author, out with his third book, A Killers Alibi . "All my books are set in Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. I know the justice system here and so all the trials take place over at the Criminal...
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Lauren Lipton
April 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are some events that are just so much fun made even better because all the proceeds from the evening go to help others, like the annual Bourbon Bash! Dan Rivas is general manager of Bank and Bourbon Restaurant at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. "It's our...
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was honored by the Welcoming Center for new Pennsylvanians.
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Lauren Lipton
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation was founded in 2001 by the filmmaker and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan. While it's based in Philadelphia, its impact is being felt around the world. "There is poverty everywhere, here in the states and in Philadelphia, but when you...
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The book, "What Do You Do With an Idea?" is part of a trilogy from Kobi Yamada, a New York Times best-selling author.
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Lauren Lipton
March 17, 2019 - 9:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How many times have you come up with an idea and then dismissed it? "I have talked to thousands of adults who said they gave up on an idea that they wanted to do but they listened to society, the critics and the naysayers and some said they cried when they read the...
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Lauren Lipton
March 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As we celebrate Women's History Month, we look at Laurel Hill Mansion , a historic house in Fairmount Park, built by Rebecca Rawle in 1767. "Our house was actually unusual in that it was built by a woman," said Alma Jacobs. "In those days, women normally did not do...
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The Philly Pops
The Philly Pops
Lauren Lipton
March 03, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new schedule for The Philly Pops is out, and wow , it's something. First, something totally new: "A Night at The Opera House: The Music of Queen" on Nov. 30 at The Met Philadelphia. Grammy-winning pianist Todd Ellison is the new music director and comes to us from...
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Lauren Lipton
February 24, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was supposed to wrap up this week, but Swing @ the Kimmel has been such a hit that they are extending it by popular demand. "You put on these virtual reality goggles and there are a set of four experiences that you can have through these," As you swing, the...
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Lauren Lipton
February 16, 2019 - 10:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Robert Marchisello spent 37 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department and from day one he kept a journal. Now, all those notes are in a book: “A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of Philadelphia.” "The book starts...
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Lauren Lipton
February 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia has put a 21st century twist on a childhood favorite activity - swinging! Swing @ the Kimmel takes guests on a free virtual reality, or VR, experience while performing a favorite childhood pastime. "You put on these virtual reality...
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