STORIES

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Jazz Pianist Eric Mintel

Jazz pianist Eric Mintel tells PhilaStories.org the story about how the Eric Mintel Quartet got to perform at the White House.

Bob Wolpert Remembers Pete Seeger

Bob Wolpert tells the story of his visit to the Hudson River Valley celebrating the life and music of Pete Seeger. He first met Pete forty-five years ago. Bob was a university student who was about to commence a career in teaching. He believed Pete was an extraordinary teacher.

Charley Peterson on Reconciliation with the German People

After serving in World War II as a medic Charley Peterson, 91 years old, had to get over his hatred of Germans that was preventing him from completing his studies at Purdue University - School of Pharmacy and advancing to graduate school.

Mr. Worm's North Philadelphia Story

I spoke with Worm at his home. He tells us the story of how he got his nickname. He describes his first job as a kid and what he did with his first pay.

How Amakawa Became Ama

Lloyd Ama's father disappeared when he went on a trip to Chicago never to return home.

The Birth of the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Caucus

Gloria Gilman tells the story of how the unseating of duly elected Committee Person, Tracey Gordon, stirred up a number of democrats who then created the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Caucus.

A Story About Philadelphia Ward Politics

Gloria Gilman, Executive Director, Neighborhood Networks tells the story of her experience as a Philadelphia Democratic Committee Person.