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The National Dog Show's John O'Hurley with Matt and Kristen

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show (Presented by Purina) happens here locally at the Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks each year in November. John O’Hurley, who you may recognize as the voice of BEN-FM (and who played Peterman on Seinfeld) visits the area each year to co-host the broadcast. Listen as he speaks…

MANNA Pie in the Sky, First Person Arts Festival, and a trip to Belgium from Philly Loves Beer

This week Kristen speaks with Rob Saxon, the Director of External Affairs at MANNA about this incredible organization currently in the middle of their biggest fundraiser of the year, Pie in the Sky. MANNA is selling six different delicious flavors of pie (Aberdeen Apple Pie, American Airlines Sky Pie, Berry Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie,…

Sean Anders, Director/Co-Writer of INSTANT FAMILY and BEAUTIFUL BOY's Nik Sheff

This week, Kristen had the opportunity to screen two films hitting the theaters this fall. The first, Instant Family, starring Mark Walhberg and Rose Byrne. It's about a couple who fosters and then adopts not one child, but three siblings.. which was not exactly the plan (at first). It's a super funny and also touching…

Kristen's Disney Cruise Line Vacation Recap: A Disney DREAM Cruise

From October 15th-19th this year, I was lucky enough to take a trip of a lifetime with my family. I traveled to Orlando, Florida where we went to Magic Kingdom and stayed in Disney World. The following morning we boarded the Disney Dream in Port Canaveral, Florida which then traveled to Nassau, Bahamas and then…

Walk to Defeat ALS, Attic Youth Center, LLS Light the Night Walk, Twisted Philly Podcast

ALS is a devastating disease for which there is no cure. The ALS Association’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter is working hard to change this. Their mission is to discover treatments and cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Kristen speaks with Tony…

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…