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Southwest Philly battles life in an auto zone

Year after year, auto shops flout rules intended to prevent fires and protect people and the environment from toxic fumes and fluids. Despite efforts to stop new shops from popping up, more continue to open via a zoning appeals process that allows owners to secure variances with little scrutiny. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)

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Wake Up With WURD – Ijeoma Oluo

Every year Women’s Way honors a female author. This year the winner is Ijeoma Oluo, author of, Do You Want to Talk About Race? Ijeoma joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about her book, addressing white privilege, and finding ways to combat poverty. | From: WURD Radio (Read more.)

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Drink Philly Tap wants you to drink the city’s wooder

Distrust of the city’s water is particularly pronounced among low-income minority and female residents, who are drinking bottled water at higher rates than their counterparts. Drink Philly Tap wants to deliver the message that Philly’s water is safer, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly than bottled water. | From: WHYY (Read more.)