Advertisement

Philadelphia Goes About Its Business As Politics Converge On The City03:24
Download

Play
This article is more than 4 years old.

For two weeks now, we've been hearing the Republican and Democratic parties deliver their appeals to the American people during the national conventions.

Speeches are broadcast, policies are presented and political junkies have a field day. But how much of that punditry seeps out into the host city?

WBUR's Shannon Dooling took a drive into the center of Philadelphia, a few miles away from the convention arena, to find out.

Quamesha Brown and her daughter Quadarah enjoy a day of free children's activities at City Hall Plaza in Philadelphia. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Quamesha Brown and her daughter Quadarah enjoy a day of free children's activities at City Hall Plaza in Philadelphia. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
A crowd of people rally in Center City, Philadelphia, to promote third party unity during the DNC. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
A crowd of people rally in Center City, Philadelphia, to promote third party unity during the DNC. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men for Bernie, says he's here in Philadelphia to promote a political revolution. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men for Bernie, says he's here in Philadelphia to promote a political revolution. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Six-year-old Quadarah Brown plays in the public fountain in front of Philadelphia City Hall. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Six-year-old Quadarah Brown plays in the public fountain in front of Philadelphia City Hall. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

This segment aired on July 29, 2016.

Related:

Shannon Dooling Twitter Investigative Reporter
Shannon Dooling is an investigative reporter at WBUR, focused on stories about immigration and criminal justice.

More…

Advertisement

Advertisement