Irish fiddles, Casino giveaways and wooden bats at Garden Fest, Chestnut Hill

Irish Fiddlers busk at Chestnut Hill Home Garden Festival

Radio B101 giveaways

Radio B101, "the Bee," was giving away garden tools, playing cards and T-shirts from Parx casino if and even if you didn't spell out "1-0-1" with the disc game. Watch video here

Makes bats for Victorino Makes bats for Victorino

David Chandler custom makes wooden bats for major league baseball players like Phillies Shane Victorino from his shop in Norristown. A furniture maker, Chandler started RX Sport when he realized that he had the skill to make quality maple wood bats that wouldn't shatter and injure players and fans as some soft or silver maple bats had been doing. Watch video here.

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WHHY and the federal funding cut to NPR - CEO Bill Marrazzo

Bill Marrazzo, CEO of WHYY TV and Radio

WHHY President and CEO Bill Marrazzo doesn't diminish the importance of the federal grants to public radio but points out that federal dollars consitute only a small portion of the station's radio stream. WHYY relies  primarily  on the support of thousands of indidvual radio listeners, TV viewers and website visitors and also on sponsorships by corporations and foundations. Watch video interview here.

Gadfly, Radio Host Ed Feldman writing book, interviewing candidates


SO ED, WHY AREN’T YOU TORMENTING CHESTNUT HILL ANY MORE? I got tired of it. I tire easy and I thought other neighborhoods need to be tormented a little bit, too so I didn’t want to concentrate all my efforts in one place. Besides, I think I’ve proved my point. After the attorney general investigated and fined the Chestnut Hill Community Association, it kind of seemed a natural ending of things. Certainly it will be in the book I’m writing…. I have an Internet radio show that airs Monday through Friday, 9 to 10 am called “Morning Feed.” It’s on Gtwon Radio dot com. And right now I’m interviewing all the city council candidates in district 8. This morning, April 5th, I broke some news about an allegation of extortion by one of the candidates against another.” Ed Feldman, radio host at WHYY Voter Forum, Commodore Barry Club, Mount Airy, Philadelphia. Watch video interview here.