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‘Edgy’ or offensive? Shane Gillis controversy fans fierce debate among Philly comedians

News that comedian Shane Gillis will no longer be joining the Saturday Night Live cast this fall is fanning a visceral debate in Philadelphia’s comedy scene over what’s pushing boundaries and what’s just offensive.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Hear that? Philly’s carillonists get creative to ‘unhide’ some of America’s oldest bells

Philadelphia is home to two of the oldest carillons in North America, but these ornate instruments made up of sets of bronze bells remain “hidden in plain sight.”

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Skin cancer prevention still a struggle among Latinx communities in the Philadelphia region

Though white people are more at risk to develop skin cancer, people of color are more likely to be diagnosed once the cancer is more advanced.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Backyard warriors ready for lanternfly egg-laying season — but experts say check the facts first

“I’ve looked up how you’re supposed to kill the eggs and that seems to be the more important thing."
By Ximena Conde/WHYY


‘Finally at rest’: Unclaimed veterans buried with help from a former Pa. coroner’s office intern and reporters

Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Bucks County performs military burials for veterans whose remains were never claimed. This service for the “unattended” started almost a decade ago.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Safe to join Boy Scouts? Some parents say policy upgrades help prevent abuse

Some parents have fashioned their own protocols to ensure their children’s safety. Others say Boy Scouts of America has learned from past mistakes and has itself instituted policies that will protect their children.

By Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY and Ximena Conde/WHYY

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