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The Northwest Soapbox
Step Up and Say What's On Your Mind
Category: News & Politics
Location: Northwest Philadelphia
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Welcome to the Northwest Soapbox. This podcast is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, shar...


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January 28, 2013 08:16 AM PST

This week, the Northwest Soapbox talks with Angela Miles and YahNé Baker from Friends of Vernon Park about the organizations efforts in promoting, maintaining and bringing the community back into the park.

To find out more about Friends of Vernon Park, Visit their website at http://friendsofvernonpark.org/

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

January 21, 2013 06:03 AM PST

UPDATE: The Germantown Special Services District Steering Committee has moved its 2nd Public Meeting from 2/4 to Thursday 2/21, 6:30 at the Flying Horse, 5534-46 Pulaski Ave

Germantown's main commercial corridors are going to look a lot cleaner starting this summer. A new Special Services District is being created to clean, maintain and beautify the grounds within it's boundaries. Denis Murphy from the city's Commerce Department and Marcus von Heppinstall of the SSD's Steering Committee step on the Soapbox to explain what is happening.

To learn more about the SSD's work and track their progress visit them online here: http://germantownssd.wix.com/germantownssd

Take the survey they created by clicking here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MW5XQ2N

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

January 07, 2013 06:00 AM PST

Settlement Music School is offering it's first ever Adult Rock Band class at it's South Philadelphia (416 Queen Street) and Germantown (6128 Germantown Avenue) Branches. The ten week program kicks off the week of January 14. We spoke to Germantown branch director Eric Anderson and instructor Ed Wise about the program. Ed also plays a little bass for us.

For over 100 years the Settlement Music School has offered community arts programs for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to explore music in a their own personal way. Anyone can sign up from lessons from absolute beginners to accomplished musicians. For more information about the Adult Rock School and othe classes visit this page.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

December 17, 2012 06:24 AM PST

The Philadelphia School District released a list last week of schools they plan to close. Germantown High School was on this list. The NW Soapbox visited some of the businesses surrounding the high school to get reactions to the news. While most felt the nearly 100 year old school should be saved few would send their own children there today. They feared closing the school would create many problems from inflated class sizes to neighborhood-based violence. Our final interview was with a senior at Germantown High.

Do you have thoughts on what should happen to Germantown High? What should be done to prevent it's closure and turn it around? If it does close what do you think should be done with the property? We'd love to get your opinion. You can reach us at soapbox@gtownradio.com.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

December 10, 2012 07:09 AM PST

The iMPeRFeCT Gallery is a not-for-profit alternative art space dedicated to the voice of the artist. We are an international, community based exhibition space on The Maplewood Mall in Germantown, Philadelphia.  Gallery founder, Renny Molenaar talks about his space and a vision for the Maplewood Mall's future.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

 

December 03, 2012 06:25 AM PST

Al Ciment, second generation owner of Maplewood Nutrition, is this week's guest on the soapbox. Opened in 1963 by Al's parents Maplewood Nutrition has seen dramatic changes on what was originally Maplewood Avenue. This through street was transformed into Maplewood Mall a decade later. Al spoke to us about the Mall/Avenue's golden age, tough times and what has kept the family business in the same location for almost 50 years.

To see several images comparing Maplewood Avenue (then) to Maplewood Mall (now) visit this page: http://www.gtownradio.com/content/view/3189/141/.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

November 26, 2012 06:51 AM PST

G-town Radio kicks off its 2nd Annual Fund Drive this week. Founder and Station Manager, Jim Bear steps onto the soapbox to explain how the community radio station plays a role in Germantown and the surrounding Northwest neighborhoods.

To make a donation to G-town Radio visit the 'Donate' page of our website: http://www.gtownradio.com/donate.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

November 12, 2012 06:00 AM PST

For over 10 years Covenant House PA (http://covenanthousepa.org/) has been serving runaways and youth in crisis from their location in Germantown. Executive Director Cordella Hill steps onto the soapbox to explain their mission, creating a safe environment and getting CEO's to sleep out in the cold.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

October 22, 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Where can you turn when you don't feel comfortable filing a complaint with police? What if your property was damaged by law enforcement issuing a warrant? Did you know there is a citizen run organization called the Police Advisory Commission (PAC) that can handle these questions and more? Kelvyn Anderson, Interim Executive Director of the PAC, stepped on this week's soapbox to talk about the role of the PAC as an independent investigative body. They even have a role in the recent viral videos of police assaulting civilians (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/01/us/pennsylvania-officer-incident-video/index.html).

To contact the Police Advisory Commission you can call them at 215-685-0891 or visit them online here: http://phila.gov/pac.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

October 15, 2012 07:22 AM PDT

This week, another "man on the street" segment of the Northwest Soapbox. We ask people the question:

If you could vote anyone living for President, who would it be?

Do you have a question you would like posed to the people of Northwest Philadelphia? If so, we encourage you to let us know via the comments section below and it could be the next "man on the street" question.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

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