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As Money Starts to Dwindle and COVID Surges, Philly Arts Organizations Working Out Ways to Survive

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Esperanza Arts Center in North Philadelphia.

Many of Philadelphia’s small arts organizations are at a crossroads, trying to reconcile how to keep their operations going with their missions. It comes as public and private emergency relief money is starting to dwindle as yet another viral surge sends COVID cases soaring. WHYY's Peter Crimmins reports.

(Original air-date: 1/20/22)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.