Interviews & Profiles

News & Politics

A Q&A with state Sen. Sharif Street

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair discussed constitutional amendments in Harrisburg and much more.


The making of K. Leroy Irvis, the nation’s first Black speaker of the House

His legacy lives on as the architect of important programs – and as a consensus builder who united the chamber in trying times.

News & Politics

A Q&A with Allegheny County’s Rich Fitzgerald

The term-limited county executive goes over his last 12 years in office – and what’s next for him.


A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild

She discusses her narrow victory, her priorities for the new term and working across the aisle.

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Dana Brown is elevating women’s voices in politics, one student at a time

The head of Chatham University’s Center for Women and Politics took a shell of an operation and gave it life.

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‘People need to wake up’: An interview with Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Matt Hackenburg

Hackenburg advocates for smaller government and stresses the importance of spreading libertarian ideals.

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Community. Safety. Education. One Reading nonprofit is working to build all three.

Michael Toledo, who leads Centro Hispano, says his organization provides a safety net for people in the Latino community.


Columnist Will Bunch talks higher education and how college has become a cultural flashpoint for people

In his new book, Bunch examines the political forces that drive people apart in what experts call the ‘college/non-college’ divide.

Ask the Experts

Polling the pollsters

A guide to understanding political polls.

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A Q&A with Austin Davis

The Democratic lieutenant governor nominee is gearing up for one of the midterm election’s marquee races.

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A Q&A with John J. Dougherty

The longtime labor leader and controversial kingmaker reflects on what it took to get to the top – and where he goes from here.

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‘A one-stop shop for home repairs:’ Nikil Saval talks up Dems’ $125M new program

Saval’s Whole-Home Repairs Program was included in this year’s state budget.

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A Q&A with House Agriculture Committee Executive Director Kerry Golden

Agriculture is so much more than growing crops and rearing animals.

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A Q&A with Doug Mastriano’s running mate Carrie Lewis DelRosso

The GOP nominee for lieutenant governor talks with City & State about her first bid for statewide office.

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Working behind the scenes: A Q&A with attorney Adam Bonin

The Philly lawyer talks about his work in election law and the likelihood of major lawsuits in 2022.

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Jim Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes

In an exclusive interview, Philly’s mayor talks soda tax, gun violence, COVID-19 and his plans for the future.

Economic Development

A Q&A with Zach Wilcha of the Independence Business Alliance

Wilcha, also a chamber of commerce leader, explains how Philly and the state can better support businesses within the LGBTQ community.