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On first listen, the music of They Might Be Giants (@tmbg) can come across as lighthearted, even glib. Don't be fooled.

Meet them on this week's @ArticulateShow, Thursdays at 9p on WHYY-TV.

Thinking of changing your look? South Street's @CrashBang528 introduces you to some authentic punk rock'n'roll styles this week on You Oughta Know. Plus, pinball!

Catch it tonight (1/17) at 7:30p and Saturday at 11a on WHYY-TV.

RT @WilliamPennFdn: Don't miss this excellent series of short videos from @WHYY, "Stories from the Streams." These are real stories of ever…

John Bogle, who founded the Vanguard Group of investment companies died Wednesday at his home in Bryn Mawr, just outside of Philadelphia, at the age of 89.

Today, we’re bringing you his last conversation with Radio Times, recorded in 2012.

What distinguishes black feminism from other social movements, and what are the social justice aims of black feminists? @ProfessorCrunk and @FeministaJones respond.

The original Sriracha is actually Thai — and comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, where most residents haven't even heard of the U.S. brand Huy Fong Rooster.

From South Street punk fashion to pinball wizards and fitness classes worth sweating for, You Oughta Know is your guide to people, places and happenings in the Philadelphia region.

New! Thursdays at 7:30p and Saturdays at 11a on WHYY-TV.

How exactly did an asteroid vanquish the dinosaurs 66 million years ago? Drill into the impact crater and reconstruct hell on earth in this episode of @novapbs.

Watch Wednesday, January 16th at 9p on WHYY-TV.

RT @WHYYNews: Here's how one giant piece of regulation helped transform the Delaware River from a “stinky ugly mess” into a year-round attr…

@DayGloSunset @VictoriaSeries @PBS Hope you enjoyed it!

@EricaIsBusy Hi Erica, we do have a canvassing team that speaks with residents throughout the city! You can read more about it here:

Both @FelicityHuffman and Michael K. Williams (@BKBMG) grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, so seeing their lost ancestry restored was deeply empowering.

Watch Finding Your Roots Tuesdays at 8p on WHYY-TV.

Discover Detroit-area items appraised at the historic Dodge-Wilson estate. One is $40,000-$60,000!

Tune into @RoadshowPBS Mondays at 8p.

RT @nprfreshair: Don't miss Terry Gross' voice tonight on @TheSimpsons!

Join Sir David Attenborough as he pieces together the remarkable discovery of the Ichthyosaur, a fearsome fish lizard that lived during the age of dinosaurs on this episode of @PBSNature.

Celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra's centennial with a gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strass and Ravel, on this episode of Great Performances l PBS.

Watch tonight (Jan. 11th) at 9p on WHYY-TV.

"When I was asked about doing this, the first call I made was to my mom." @AndySamberg (Saturday Night Live) on how helped uncover the lost and unknown history of his mother's family.

Stream the full episode here.

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  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

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  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)