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Smith Memorial Playground's Healthy Halloween Party, the 2nd Annual Horsham Toys For Tots Motorcyle Ride, and Halloween on East Passyunk Avenue

This week on BEN Around Philly, Kristen speaks with Zoe Lowry - Associate Director of Communications at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. Smith has operated as a FREE location in Philadelphia for children to play since 1899 - almost 120 years! Hear all about the playground and playhouse, its history, volunteer opportunities, birthday parties and…

Matt Cord speaks with Genie Francis - Laura from General Hospital, Dr. Suzanne Dempsey from CARES on BEN-FM's More Great Days of Halloween, and Minefaire: A Minecraft Experience

Matt Cord interviews (his college crush), Genie Francis from ABC’s General Hospital. Genie plays Laura Spencer, a like-able (for the most part) character on the show who became half of the soap opera SUPER couple, Luke and Laura. The marriage of Luke and Laura on the show in 1981 was viewed by 30 million people.…

Dining Out For Sheila, VOADV's Jingle Mingle, and the 12th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

Sheila Modglin has been a bartender at the legendary Dirty Franks bar in Philly for 31 years. The night of the Eagles Superbowl parade celebration, Sheila was struck by a car and severely injured. Sheila's brother Rick joins Kristen in studio to give an (encouraging) update on Sheila, to solicit thoughts and healing vibes for…

Terror Behind the Walls, Minefaire, CARES Pet Costume Contest, and Live Life Nice with Christian Crosby.

Kristen is joined by Serena Richardson, the Assistant General Manager of Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. Terror Behind The Walls is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation. Consisting of six haunted attractions all included in one admission price, hear as Serena describes each attraction and all of the new…

Reeds Refuge, Jackie "the Jokeman" Martling, and the PSPCA teams up with Bernie Parent

Kristen is joined by Cora and Fred Reed, Co-Founders of Reeds Refuge Center. This wonderful couple created an organization that inspires the youth of Wilmington, Delaware through music and other programs designed to engage while offereing an opportunity for learning. Their STREAM crowdfunding campaign runs until the end of September. This campaign was developed to…

Opera Philadelphia's Opera on the Mall and from Netflix and Billions, Comedian Dan Soder

Michael Bolton (not that Michael Bolton), the Vice President of Community Initiatives for Opera Philadelphia, and Sarah Williams, the New Works Administrator for Opera Philadelphia join Kristen Herrmann in studio to talk about this year’s Opera on the Mall. Opera on the Mall is opera for everyone. Opera being shown FOR FREE on an HD…

Canine Partners for Life and Crazy Rich Asians, in theatres now!

First, Kristen is joined by Tonya Guy, the Associate Director of Communications for Canine Partners for Life. They are located in southern Chester County and train service dogs for individuals with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. The dogs at Canine Partners for Life are taught to retrieve items, open/close doors, press elevator…

Jon Dorenbos at Sugarhouse Casino and Opera Philadelphia's Opera on the Mall

The nicest man in football AND magic joined Matt and Kristen on the morning show this week to promote his shows at Sugarhouse Casino on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. They chat about the EAGLES (of course), the Super Bowl, the RING, Jason Kelce (who else), being a regular guest on Ellen, and…

NBC-10's Clear the Shelters 8/18, Pauly Shore at Punchline THIS weekend, and Crazy Rich Asians in theaters now!

First, NBC-10 meteorologist Krystal Klei stops by the BEN-FM Morning Show to give the details on NBC's 2018 Nationwide CLEAR THE SHELTERS event going on THIS Saturday, August 18th with waived adoption fees at over 50 shelters and rescues in the area. If you thought that Krystal was quite the weather enthusiast as as member…

BUG FEST at the Academy of Natural Sciences and Dining Out for the Dogs at White Dog Cafe

Bug Fest is crawling into the Academy of Natural Sciences on August 11th and 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m each day . The Academy of Natural Sciences’ bug expert, Karen Verderame, is an invertebrate specialist, a naturalist, a teacher, a bug lover, and Kristen’s favorite guest EVER. Listen as the two talk about…