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NEWS AND OPINION

By Kathleen Volk Miller

W.S. Di Piero Is the Hundred Thousand Dollar Poet From South Philly

When W. Simone Di Piero received the phone call telling him he was to be awarded the annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, he didn’t believe the caller for two reasons: One, it was April 1, and two—“This kind of stuff doesn’t happen to me.”

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Posted Jun. 27, 2012 | Comments: 3

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Statute of Limitation Reform Takes a Ride on the Legislative Merry-Go-Round

Currently in Pennsylvania, alleged victims of child sex abuse have until the age of 50 to file criminal charges and 30 to file a civil lawsuit against their attackers. One proposed bill sought to abolish the age limit altogether on both the civil and criminal side. Another bill proposed that, Pennsylvania install a two-year “window” for civil suits.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Nina Hoffmann

PW Seeks First-Person Essays From Sexual-Abuse Survivors and Their Loved Ones

We need to hear from you—the survivor, the loved one, the advocate. We need you to tell your story, in your own words. To do so would help bring to light the one thing that’s missing from the national conversation: the reality of what it’s like to heal from the devastating effects of sexual abuse.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

The Black Pearl Orchestra Thrives Under the Direction of Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson

The vivacious 40 year old is the founder and music director of Philly’s acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and one of a precious few professional African-American female conductors in the nation. A first-rate ensemble, the nonprofit Black Pearl is as notable for its ethnic diversity as its musicality.

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Posted Jun. 27, 2012 | Comments: 0