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Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs is an independent journalist based in Philadelphia. She's an experienced public radio producer and frequent contributor to NPR and PRI's The World.

Market Talk: Exploring South Philly's Italian Dialect

Market Talk: Exploring South Philly’s Italian Dialect

July 17, 2015  |  Vantage

What is the heck is a brahzhoot? While fading, the unique pronunciations of certain Italian food and the dialect of Philadelphia's Italian community endures on South 9th Street. Emma Jacobs takes us down to the Italian Market to examine the phenomenon. > more

In East Kensington, Housing Development To Replace Little Berlin's

In East Kensington, Housing Development To Replace Little Berlin’s “Fairgrounds”

October 15, 2014  |  News

Viking Mills owner selling lot that artists collective has activated for the past four years. Emma Jacobs reports on what's coming and why > more