(VIDEO) The Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia began in 1984 as a summer youth program with modest support from city government. Under the guidance of Jane Golden, however, it gradually grew into one of the largest and most successful public art organizations in the country, garnering support from local corporations, foundations, and individuals to extend the reach and effectiveness of its innovative programs. Now three decades later, the Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,800 murals and public art projects that have made lasting imprints in every Philadelphia neighborhood.
(VIDEO) Clyde Peeling is the founder and owner of Reptiland in Allenwood, PA. As a young boy, Clyde had an interest in reptiles and always saw himself working with them one day. He has had appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with some of his creatures. Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo, and Clyde does extensive lecturing through the United States and is a highly respected member of the zoology world.
(VIDEO) The Washington County Courthouse is rich in history, full of fascinating stories and stunning architecture and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Learn its story, all the way from the first courthouse, a log cabin built in 1787, to today’s facility.
(VIDEO) In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department’s narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over seven years. But that success masked a dark and dangerous reality: the cops were as corrupt as the criminals they targeted. Busted chronicles how two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—formed an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to uncover the secrets of ruthless kingpins and dirty cops.
(VIDEO) Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times best selling author, and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels, including her latest, “Keep Quiet”. Her daughter Francesca Serritella graduated from Harvard with honors in English, is an aspiring novelist, and has co-authored several collections of essays with her mother. Their most recent release, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip” was included in Oprah Magazine’s “The 4 Perfect Summer Must-Reads!”. They both contribute to a Philadelphia Inquirer column called, “Chick Wit”.