Philadelphia en Is It Still College Without Football? A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low.<p>Neil Theobald is the president of Temple University, which recently began offering students $4,000 per year in grants — if they promise to limit the number of hours they work during the school year and graduate on time.<p>Donal O'Shea is the president of the New College of Florida, the small honors college for Florida's state university system. Thu, 01 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56025 at Is It Still College Without Football? Little Girl Who Needed Lung Transplants Due To Go Home Sarah Murnaghan, whose plight prompted a national debate about transplant policies when she came close to dying while waiting for new lungs, could leave a Philadelphia hospital as soon as Tuesday, <a href="" target="_blank">CNN says</a>.<p>Sarah has <a href="" target="_blank">turned 11</a> since <a href="" target="_blank">we last checked in on h Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48825 at Little Girl Who Needed Lung Transplants Due To Go Home A New Class Of Radio Rolls Into The City In a musty, old row house in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Jim Bear is about to begin his radio show.<p>"Good afternoon, everybody," he says into the microphone. "You're listening to G-town Radio at We are the sound from Germantown."<p>Right now G-town is just an Internet radio station. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:51:31 +0000 47878 at Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba Based in Philadelphia, Alo Brasil synthesizes various types of samba, with the hopes of making it a style accessible to American audiences. Alex Shaw, director of Alo Brasil, recently appeared on <em>World Cafe</em> to discuss the exploration of samba as it became an urbanized form.<p>Here<em></em>, Shaw takes us through the evolution of samba since the earliest version represented by Samba Chula de Sao Braz. Hear a few of Shaw's picks, including a carnival performance in Rio from 2011. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:36:00 +0000 David Dye 47157 at Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba Boy Saved From Drowning By Woman Posing For Engagement Photo Becki Salmon and her fiancé were posing on the banks of a fast-moving creek in a Philadelphia park. That is until a five-year-old boy started drowning right behind them, reports WPVI TV. Salmon, who's a trained lifeguard, jumped into the water and saved the boy. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:06:00 +0000 46680 at