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She really said it: Abigail Adams’s “Remember the Ladies” letter is on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution.)
She really said it: Abigail Adams’s “Remember the Ladies” letter is on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution.)

The Museum of the American Revolution presents Melissa Dunphy’s ‘Remember the Ladies’

Abigail Adams in song

Abigail Adams’s famous “remember the ladies” letter returns to Philly for the first time since she sent it to her husband in 1776, and composer Melissa Dunphy gives it new life. Gail Obenreder listens.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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For 11-year-old Andrew Sholl, who relies on licensed caregivers like his mom, life in the pandemic is especially challenging. (Photo courtesy of Maryanne Sholl.)
For 11-year-old Andrew Sholl, who relies on licensed caregivers like his mom, life in the pandemic is especially challenging. (Photo courtesy of Maryanne Sholl.)

Witnessing the Impact: How does the pandemic affect disabled people and their caregivers?

One minute at a time

BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. This story by journalist David Block spotlights people who rely on caregivers in their daily lives.
David Block

David Block

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Gregg Whiteside has left the mic at WRTI. (Image via PxHere.com.)
Gregg Whiteside has left the mic at WRTI. (Image via PxHere.com.)

After longtime classical host Gregg Whiteside leaves WRTI, questions remain

Why the radio silence?

After a surprise announcement last month, longtime WRTI classical-music host Gregg Whiteside’s departure from the station has drawn a notable silence. Meg Ryan looks closer.
Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

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A beneficiary of the Cultural Fund: Theatre in the X’s 2019 production of ‘The Beast of Nubia.’ (Photo by Johanna Austin.)
A beneficiary of the Cultural Fund: Theatre in the X’s 2019 production of ‘The Beast of Nubia.’ (Photo by Johanna Austin.)

City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas launches the Philadelphia Arts and Culture Task Force

Will a new task force give arts leaders a voice in future city budgets?

Following a successful citywide fight to restore some of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas helms a new task force to boost the arts sector in future. He spoke with Camille Bacon-Smith about what’s next.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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