Philadelphia http://www.kunc.org en Is It Still College Without Football? http://www.kunc.org/post/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 http://www.kunc.org Is It Still College Without Football? Little Girl Who Needed Lung Transplants Due To Go Home http://www.kunc.org/post/little-girl-who-needed-lung-transplants-due-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="http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/26/health/sarah-murnaghan-update/" target="_blank">CNN says</a>.<p>Sarah has <a href="http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23067263/happy-11th-birthday-to-sarah-murnaghan" target="_blank">turned 11</a> since <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/12/190994513/10-year-old-sarah-murnaghan-will-receive-lung-transplant" target="_blank">we last checked in on h Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48825 at http://www.kunc.org Little Girl Who Needed Lung Transplants Due To Go Home A New Class Of Radio Rolls Into The City http://www.kunc.org/post/new-class-radio-rolls-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 GtownRadio.com. 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 http://www.kunc.org Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba http://www.kunc.org/post/alo-brasils-alex-shaw-urbanization-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 http://www.kunc.org Alo Brasil's Alex Shaw On The Urbanization Of Samba Boy Saved From Drowning By Woman Posing For Engagement Photo http://www.kunc.org/post/boy-saved-drowning-woman-posing-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 http://www.kunc.org