Reality Check with Larry Platt

Larry is the publisher of the Philadelphia Citizen and joined Charles to talk about his story on the new poverty numbers, Mayor Kenney’s reaction, and some ideas for how the City could be moving forward.

The Citizen Recommends: B. PHL Innovation Fest

IBX’s three-day festival aims to spotlight—and connect—our region’s most passionate pioneers, including Citizen Co-Founder Larry Platt

By Nick Fiorellini

Audio: Why Philly Must Win the Transit War

Jobs, housing and economic mobility all rely on good public transportation. Can Philly rise to the occasion before it’s too late?

The Path Out of Poverty?

The latest Philly poverty numbers should be a call to arms and not cause for a victory lap. Did it wake up Mayor Kenney?

The Path Out of Poverty?

The latest Philly poverty numbers should be a call to arms and not cause for a victory lap. Did it wake up Mayor Kenney?

By Larry Platt

Reality Check with Jill Bazelon And Keith Weigelt

Jill and Keith joined Charles to discuss a program called Bridges to Wealth, that is bringing financial empowerment training to students and adults in Philadelphia, as a way to lessen the wealth gap in the city.

By Charles D. Ellison

Taking a Cue From Beyoncé

Penn-based nonprofit Bridges to Wealth works to decrease the wealth gap in Philly through lessons in investing and entrepreneurship

Taking a Cue From Beyoncé

Penn-based nonprofit Bridges to Wealth works to decrease the wealth gap in Philly through lessons in investing and entrepreneurship

By Alyssa Biederman