Keystone Crossroads community forum: PA cities -- Rust or Revival?

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Sep 8, 2014 4:14 AM
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The first Keystone Crossroads forum was held this past July at WHYY in Philadelphia

For the past three months, the public media project, Keystone Crossroads, has crisscrossed the state reporting on the root causes of the problems faced by Pennsylvania cities and communities as well as possible solutions.

Journalists at WITF, WHYY in Philadelphia, WESA in Pittsburgh and WPSU in State College have produced stories on how cities are dealing with the homeless, the economic impact of "Eds and Meds," and what Pennsylvanians would ask the next governor.

Now, it's your chance to have a say and help inform the team's reporting.

Join us Monday, September 22nd for a Keystone Crossroads community forum. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Take part in small-group dialogues facilitated by the Penn Project for Civic Engagement.  Ask questions and air your views or sketch us your personal map of Pennsylvania.


At a similar listening session at WHYY this past July, the goal of fixing Philadelphia's schools ruled the night. Other issues discussed included government corruption and lack of transparency, mass transit and parking and changing parochial or cynical attitudes

The event is free and open to the public. 

If you have any questions, call 717-704-3000

This forum is made possible with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and regional support by the law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.


According to the 2010 census, Reading had the highest share of citizens living in poverty in the nation.

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