Drexel University’s new biweekly radio show, “Good Morning, Neighbors,” possesses the genial essence of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” minus the zip-up cardigan and blue sneakers. The five-episode pilot season, hosted by Drexel Edits Director Lawrence Souder, PhD, aired this spring on WKDU, Drexel’s student-run radio station. The episodes feature interviews with local nonprofits, focusing on each organization’s challenges and successes, history and mission.
“A lot of nonprofits don’t have the expertise or the resources to mount any kind of outreach,” says Souder. “‘Good Morning, Neighbors’ helps these organizations’ voices and concerns be heard beyond their current sphere of influence.”
Guests on the pilot have included representatives from the Wright Recreation Center, ACHIEVEability, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Urban Tree Connection, and West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative. The program is a collaboration between Drexel’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, WKDU and Drexel Edits, a group that offers communication support to local nonprofits. Keep an ear out for new episodes this winter on WKDU 97.1FM and mixcloud.com.