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The Philadelphia Science Festival and Love City Brewing

Ellen Trappey, the Managing Officer of the Philadelphia Science Festival joins Kristen in studio to talk about the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival includes over 80 different science related events in and around Philadelphia, and 90% of these events are FREE. The 9 day festival culminates in a massive Philadelphia Science Carnival on the…

Love City Brewing, Andrea Helfrich and the Flyers, and Matt Cord on PHL17

Kevin Walter, Melissa Pluta Walter, and Mo Stubbs joined Matt and Kristen in studio on Friday morning, and they brought beer! The grand opening of their new brewery 'Love City Brewing' is this Thursday, April 19th. Visit at 1023 Hamilton St. (in the Spring Arts section of the city near Union Transfer). Info at LoveCityBrewing.com.…

BEN to Phillies Spring Training

In the beginning of March, Matt and Kristen traveled down to Clearwater, Florida to the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Hear as they interview Tommy Joseph, Cameron Rupp, Nick Pivetta, Aaron Altherr and more all live from Spectrum Field. The Phillies Home Opener with new skipper Gabe Kappler is this Thursday, April 5th at 3:05pm…

RED BALL, Wells Fargo Center President John Page, and Matt Cord speaks with Phil Collen of Def Leppard

First, Kristen speaks with Mary Ann Milner - the Regional Director of Development for the American Red Cross, about Red Cross Month and the 18th Annual Red Cross RED BALL. The Red Ball is Saturday, March 24th at Lincoln Financial Field. The event helps to raise money for Disaster Relief and The Red Cross House…

Philadelphia's First Shelter for Humans and Pets AND Tom Green stops by the BEN-FM Morning Show

Lucy Noland from Fox 29 stopped by to visit the BEN-FM Morning Show with Matt and Kristen and she brought her good friend Stephanie Sena, a Villanova Professor and the Founder and CEO of SREHUP (Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia). They are opening up the first ever homeless emergency housing east of the west…

Philadelphia Mural Arts and Philadelphia's First Shelter For Humans and Pets

Kristen speaks with Ellen Soloff, the Director of Tours and Merchandise for Mural Arts Philadelphia. Originally implemented to combat graffiti, the Mural Arts program has transformed Philadelphia into a city of murals and amazing art spaces. Hear as Ellen speaks to some of the organization's many beneficial programs and incredible tours. Find more information about…

Desi Oakley in WAITRESS at the Forrest Theater, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

The Kimmel Center and Broadway Philadelphia bring us the Philadelphia premiere of WAITRESS, a new musical playing now through Sunday (2/18/18) at the Forrest Theater. Kristen had the chance to see it for the first time on Tuesday, and then interview Desi Oakley who stars in the show as the lead character, Jenna. Waitress is…

New Year's Resolution Rescue, plus Jerry Blavat at the Kimmel Center - BEN Around Philly - Episode 137

Well we're almost at the end of the month, and a lot of New Year's Resolutions have been broken already, or ignored altogether. Kristen speaks with local Philly fitness CEO and the creator of SharQui, "The Belly Dance Workout" - Oreet Schwartz, about her New Year's Resolution Rescue. She's got three R's for you - …