May 29, 2024

This episode features stories from our team of community journalists about a young man’s journey returning home from prison, a collective of DJs keeping vinyl records alive in Philly, a program that allows people to get married in informal ceremonies at LOVE Park rather than City Hall, a black and queer-owned cafe in Mount Airy, and long-time Philadelphia poet and spoken word artist Ursula Rucker.

Block by Block is PhillyCAM’s LIVE community news radio program, featuring stories from Philadelphia’s neighborhoods as reported by PhillyCAM’s Radio News Fellows, a multigenerational cohort of burgeoning local journalists. Tune in for new episodes every other week, Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 PM on WPPM 106.5 FM and online at

Block by Block season 4 is produced by Khysir Carter, Oskar Castro, David Chaney Junior, Meesh Cosares, Jen Devor, Barbara Martin Ellis, Thomas Hagen, P.O.C., Sunny Morgan, Sherri Pennington, and Shanayah Wyche.

Barbara Martin Ellis and Meesh Cosares hosted this episode, and Jen Devor was board operator for this show.

Brad Linder is Radio News Managing Editor for WPPM. Peter Liu is Radio Operations Manager. And Allison Durham is WPPM’s Radio Program Manager.






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