Episodes

July 27, 2021

[2019] Tony Luke, Jr.: The Rise and Fall of a Cheesesteak Empire

Tony Luke, Jr. is a cofounder of Tony Luke's, a cheesesteak franchise with multiple locations. He's also an actor, TV personality…

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July 20, 2021

[2019] Sharon Pinkenson: The Wardrobe Stylist Who Brought Hollywood t…

When this episode was recorded Sharon Pinkenson was the Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Since the 90s…

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July 13, 2021

[2018] Jesse Ito: 30 Under 30 Sushi Chef of Royal Izakaya & Sushi

When this episode was released, Jesse Ito was the Co-owner and Chef of Royal Izakaya & Sushi, a restaurant combo in Queen Village…

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July 6, 2021

[2019] Michelle Angela Ortiz: Telling the Stories of Immigrants throu…

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represen…

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June 29, 2021

[2019] Michael Nutter: The 98th Mayor of Philadelphia

Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 through 2015. Before that, he had been a Member of City Council…

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June 22, 2021

[2018] Judy Wicks: Pioneering Farm-to-Table at White Dog Cafe

Judy Wicks is the founder of the White Dog Cafe, a restaurant in University City that she started in the first floor of her house…

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June 15, 2021

{2018} Todd Carmichael: La Colombe Cofounder & Reality TV Star

Todd Carmichael (IG: @todd_carmichael) is the co-founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters.

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June 8, 2021

[2018] Alex Scott: The Girl Who Fought Cancer With Lemonade

As told by her mother, Liz Scott, who is the Co-Executive Director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

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June 1, 2021

[2018] William Tyrone Toms: Giving Resources to Every Creator at REC …

William Tyrone Toms is the Founder and Head of Strategy at REC Philly, a creative agency and incubator for local artists and crea…

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May 27, 2021

[2018] Bon Ku, MD, MPP: The Designer of Health

Bon Ku is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, the first Medical School program to center around Design Thinking. Hear how Bon…

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May 25, 2021

[2019] Rebecca Rhynhart: Navigating the Great Recession as Treasurer …

Rebecca Rynhart is the first woman City Controller in Philadelphia history. Before that, she navigated Philly through the recessi…

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May 11, 2021

[2019] Sarah Schwab: The Story of GRITTY!

At the time of this interview, Sarah Schwab was the Senior Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Flyers. A few years ago, he…

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May 4, 2021

[2019] Mike Solomonov & Steve Cook: The Chefs Behind Zahav, Federal D…

Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook are the chefs behind Cooknsolo, a collection of restaurants including Zahav, Federal Donuts, Dizeng…

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April 29, 2021

Philly Who? is returning! What Philly stories do you want to hear?

Philly Who? is returning next week! We're taking nominations now for incredible Philadelphians who deserve to have their story to…

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July 1, 2020

Kevin Negandhi: The First Indian-American to Anchor ESPN's Sportscent…

Kevin Neghandi was watching a basketball game on TV when he was 15 years old. The announcers mentioned that one of the players wa…

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June 19, 2020

Kevin's Reflection on Representation and Being an Ally

In which Kevin shares a powerful lesson he has learned about allyship.

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May 21, 2020

Carlos Aponte: The History Teacher Reinventing Philly Schooling

Carlos Aponte is a history teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School and the creator of We Love Philly. We Love Philly is a…

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May 6, 2020

Councilmember Kendra Brooks: The First Minority Party At-Large Victor…

After serving families with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years, state budget cuts left Kendra Brooks without a job. While s…

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