Andrew Yang is not your average Democrat. In fact, he is not your average politician. With a rare combination of depth and mirth, Andrew Yang is the modern face of a movement to address the challenges of the future with a combination of asymmetrical ideas that break out of the capitalist/socialist paradigm. His signature proposal "The Freedom Dividend"...
The Painted Line’s very own Chris Deibler (@mrcrockpot) just had his first child, little Eva. Those of us who have yet to experience the miracle of life decided we can offer insightful advice on a proper upbringing. What could go wrong? Tom Stinson (@tomds215) Completely immerse your children in the culture and sports teams that you live by. Trick them...
Lauren Sawin and Jason Blevins sit down, as just two economics geeks talk many topics covering: The Netflix Documentary "The Great Hack" and the economy of data The impact of automation on the economy of the future $15 minimum wage  Andrew Yang and practical solutions Universal Basic Income Capitalism, socialism, and politics Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs College loan debt forgiveness? 

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(Note:  I wrote this after the Gilroy shooting. There have already been others.) We are in that horrific news cycle again that starts with early reports of a mass shooting. Slowly the numbers leak out.  Three dead, twelve injured in this one. Numbers are supposed to quantify the event. They compare to the others. There have been a...
This is a quick episode, just 12 minutes long, but it is a story that you have to hear to believe. The first in a series of mini episodes about my crazy life growing up in Richardson Park. Enjoy Tales from RP, volume 1.  Please don't forget to subscribe and rate and share with your friends.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/player-piano/id1467546112

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Children can be so incredible and terrifying at the same time, with their utter lack of filters between their inquisitive minds and their mouths. They sometimes ask questions without concern for societal appropriateness that may follow with their parents apologizing to the recipient of the query. The child knows no better, as they’ve yet been groomed by...
Network If you have been to a Philadelphia 76ers game you have probably seen a short clip from the movie Network, directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Paddy Chayefsky.  Winner of 4 Academy awards, the deeply satirical film has been voted as one of the 10 greatest screenplays in the history of film....
New Episode featuring summer league! Wait..... No. We decided to shake it up and pounced on the opportunity to go interview cultural icon Elena Delle Donne during Las Vegas Summer league. We zig while the others zag, and then we shake and rattle while the others roll. Featured in this episode Elena Delle Donne, A'ja Wilson, Tamera...
On June 28th, the Philadelphia 76ers held an NBA Voices Pride Panel with thirty LGBT Camden-area youth from the Lucy Outreach, which serves members of the LGBT community and allies.  The event was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  The panel was lead by veteran NBA player Jason Collins and 76ers Executive Director...
"We couldn't be more excited to celebrate grand opening of the 76ers Fieldhouse, which welcomed an NBA G League team to our city and helped connect development along the banks of the Christina River,” said Delaware Governor John Carney. On Monday, June 24, Governor Carney, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, and others were on site for the grand...
With the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Championship in the books, Canada has been somewhat of a buzzword in the sports world recently. Though any mention of our neighbors to the North may still trigger Philadelphians thanks to the quadruple doink heard round the league earlier this spring, I was excited to see the Raptors win it all...
Russian Historian Laura Auk joins Player Piano to discuss the tragedy of Chernobyl. The discussion focuses on the tragedy through the lens of the HBO miniseries by the same name. More than 300,000 people were displaced, thousands died and many more had their lives irrevocably changed by the Nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine.  You...