Community Outreach

Pennsylvania: A Town Meeting and More


WHYY, Philadelphia

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Outreach around The DNA Files is a logical extension of WHYY's award-winning programming and partnerships in health and healthcare. Through local radio production and community outreach, WHYY and its community partners will create dialogue related to the issues addressed by The DNA Files.

WHYY will host a town meeting on the topic of DNA, genetic research and our health that will be Web-streamed and captured for video broadcast. This event will feature leading researchers, physicians and bioethicists drawn from the mid-Atlantic region and greater Philadelphia. Students will have the opportunity to interact with presenters at the Franklin Institute during the November 2007 opening of the renowned science museum’s exhibit, Identity.

In addition, the Voices in the Family radio program will feature a one-hour special on the psychological implications of genetic research.

WHYY is the premier public radio and television station serving the greater Philadelphia market, which is a center of medical research and education, as well as biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The coverage area for WHYY/91FM extends as far north as Princeton, New Jersey, south to New Castle County, Delaware, and throughout Philadelphia and the four surrounding counties, with almost 365,000 weekly listeners enjoying their programming.