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Jane Golden, executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia; Andrew Goodman, director of community engagement at New Kensington Community Development Corporation; and Claudia Smith Sherrod, former leader of South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S.
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October 07, 2018 - 9:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the what happens when development clashes with public art. Philadelphia is home to more than 4,000 public murals that cover outdoor walls in every corner of...
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Cherri Gregg (left) discusses the Kavanaugh hearings with Christa Hayburn (center), Larry Ceisler (right), and Linda Dale Hoffa via the phone.
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September 30, 2018 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from...
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Wilson Goode, Sr. in 2008
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Cherri Gregg
September 19, 2018 - 6:53 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council recently approved a resolution that would name a section of a West Philadelphia street after the city's first black mayor. But multiple groups plan to oppose the effort after 11 MOVE members, including five children, were killed after Philadelphia police...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
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September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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Tracey Syphax
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Cherri Gregg
September 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would designate a section of the city as a medical...
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L.I.V.E FOR KAY was created to honor 17-year-old Markaylah Walker, who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2016.
Courtesy of the Walker family
Cherri Gregg
August 16, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of pedestrians have been hit over the past several years at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Summerdale Avenue. On Saturday, the family of a girl killed by a hit-and-run driver at that intersection is hoping to raise awareness about the danger. L.I.V...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson/ Facebook
Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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Guests include Lee Whack, spokesman for the school district; Jerry Roseman, director at the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Lisa Haver, co-founder of Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools; and Kendra Brooks, coordinator of Our City, Our Schools.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
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August 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent renewed effort to fix Philadelphia's toxic schools. Philadelphia has more than 300 school facilities and with an average age of 70 years, and many...
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Tracey Hanton, Cheryl Carleton and Shalimar Thomas
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August 05, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of gentrification on Philadelphia neighborhoods. Majority-minority cities across the country are experiencing reverse migration as a result of...
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Larry Krasner
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July 29, 2018 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the Trump administration policies on the Philadelphia region. This past week, Vice President Mike Pence visited the city on the offense. He...
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