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From Newsworks

This year the popular NPR feature StoryCorps is sponsoring "The Great Thanksgiving Listen." Over Thanksgiving weekend, high school students from across the United States are creating personal oral histories by recording interviews with elders, and NewsWorks is featuring some of those local conversations this week.

 

From Generocity

With rumors looming of planned voter suppression and intimidation on Election Day, many Philadelphians are anxious about casting their ballots. But for people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated or disabled, voting can routinely be a laborious process.

 

From Philly Voice

Pennsylvania has invested a multi-million dollar grant to a project that will provide affordable housing in Philadelphia for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at risk of homelessness.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

The sun shone bright on a parking lot in North Philadelphia Oct. 21 as Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $3-million investment from the state for a 30-unit affordable-housing complex that will offer LGBT-friendly residency for young adults.

The money came through the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

One year ago, the city of Philadelphia was in the throes of the historical visit of Pope Francis. For two days, hundreds of thousands of people experienced spiritual uplift and hope in the glow of this remarkable global religious leader.

 

From Philly Biz: 

By so many measures, Philadelphia has arrived. We have been named a World Heritage City for our contributions to the global population as the epicenter for American democracy. We have been recognized for our historic and cultural attractions, our restaurants and our health and higher education institutions.

 

From Newsworks:

What makes the good life? What are our truths?

These are the philosophical questions that underlie many of our larger political debates.

And they are also the centerpieces of two portable, interactive art installations in the city this week that seek to foster a more productive civic dialogue among Philadelphians.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Richard Henry and Robert Jones took a break Tuesday from their maintenance jobs and sat on a ledge outside the Municipal Services Building to watch the protests that had overtaken the plaza.

 

From Billy Penn:

With the Democratic National Convention in town this week, both the Democratic Party and the City of Philadelphia will do their best to put on a good show. For different reasons, they both want to highlight orderliness, competence, leadership, spectacle, entertainment, compelling drama, and hospitality.

 

From ThinkProgress

This week, tens of thousands of people will converge on Philadelphia to attend the Democratic National Convention. They’ll swarm a city that is home to roughly 670 people currently living without shelter.

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