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Streets Dept Podcast, Episode 2: An Interview with Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym

October 24, 2017

Episode 2 of the Streets Dept Podcast is now live, an interview Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym!

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. For our second episode, Councilmember Gym sits down with me 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.

The Streets Dept Podcast is a bi-monthly (that’s twice a month) interview podcast. I’ll be interviewing artists and creatives from around the world. From street artists to poets, activists to politicians, small business owners to community organizers. The podcast will feature one-on-one, 30-minute-ish interviews with the creative minds who are shaping the world around us.

Subscribe to the Streets Dept Podcast on iTunesSoundCloud, or Google Play to receive episodes as soon as they’re published, and please feel free to rate and write a review of the podcast on those platforms to help others find it. (It really, REALLY helps when y’all rate and review, so it’d mean the world to me if you could do that!)

Season One of the Streets Dept Podcast is brought to you by our sponsors at The Navy Yard and Indy Hall! Each episode is mixed and edited by our Producer Mike Mehalick.

Listen to Episode 1, an interview with R. Eric Thomas, here!

(The art in the recording studio we’re using, which you can see in the photo above, is a collab by Sean Martorana and Saul Rosenbaum.)

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