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Streets Dept Podcast

Oct 24, 2017

A grassroots community organizer involved in Philadelphia education reform since 2006, Helen Gym is a first-term councilperson and the first Asian American woman to ever serve on Philadelphia's City Council. Councilmember Gym sits down with Conrad Benner to talk about her calls for the removal of a monument to the divisive former Philly mayor, Frank Rizzo, about growing up in the U.S. with parents who are immigrants, and about her thoughts on the possibility of Amazon bringing their 2nd headquarters to Philadelphia! (Season One of the Streets Dept Podcast is brought to you by our sponsors at The Navy Yard and Indy Hall! Episodes are mixed and edited by our Producer Mike Mehalick.)