Philadelphia Community Podcast

Philadelphia Community Podcast

Each week, Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks to community leaders and groups in the Philadelphia region about topics affecting our local communities and upcoming events. Insight airs Sunday on WDAS FM 6-7 am and 7-7:30 am on Power 99. What's Going On airs Sundays on Q102, Radio 104.5, 106.1 The Breeze and 1480 Breakthrough Radio.... Show More
July 24, 2020 29 min
We begin with the interview with Philadelphia City Councilman Derek Green who tells us about upcoming hearings to look at existing racial and abelist disparities made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s happening Tuesday July 28th at 10 am and you can stream it live on
If you’d like to testify email 1:00

These are challenging times for small businesses. The Women’s Business Enterprise Center East is offering special supports to help women owned businesses during this coronavirus pandemic. I speak with Regina Ford, Program Coordinator, and Vanessa Chandler, Program Assistant at WBEC-East. 6:28

We’re still not sure what school will look like in the fall but all that aside we do know that kindergarten is an important building block for success in school. Conquering Kindergarten, a website designed in Philly shows very easy and specific ways that families can work with kindergarten-age children on important social-emotional skills that will help kids succeed academically. I speak Katie Barghaus, Executive Director, Penn Child Research Center, Casey Henderson, Research Associate, Penn Child Research Center and Diane Castelbuono, Deputy Chief, Office of Early Childhood Education.
Twitter: @PHLKindergarten 15:29

And leave it to Oprah to share a poem that perfectly describes the times we’re living in. 27:44
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