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Past articles by Matt:

Shelter Me: Morris Animal Refuge

Rob Thomas put on three shows last weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City to benefit his Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for 20 no-kill rescue organizations nationwide. → Read More

Shelter Me: Le Cat Cafe

Le Cat Cafe is a hidden gem off Girard Avenue in the heart of Brewerytown, transporting you to Paris, France. → Read More

Bucks County pre-teen helping firefighters save pets with special project

Unlike many kids, Emily Rilling didn't want presents for her 12th birthday this past May. → Read More

Original Phillie Phanatic Joins Matt O'Donnell in the Travel Mug Podcast

David Raymond totally lives up to his nickname the "Emperor of Fun"! The man who helped create the Phillie Phanatic and portrayed the Phillies mascot from 1978-1993 joins Matt for a hilarious conversation in the latest Travel Mug Podcast. → Read More

Senator Chris Coons on failure and success in The Travel Mug Podcast with Matt O'Donnell

Back in 2010, Chris Coons was the Democratic county executive of New Castle County, Delaware and preparing for what he thought would be the underdog fight of his career. Just about anyone who knew anything about Delaware politics predicted Coons would fac → Read More

What are you doing this weekend? Here are lots of great ideas!

It's the final weekend of the summer for The Oval+. The seasonal park along the Ben Franklin Parkway features giant board games, an 8-hundred-square foot sandbox, a beer garden and food trucks. The Oval+ is open through Sunday. Folk music lovers are headed to Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County for the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The 4-day event turns Old Pool Farm into a magical, musical… → Read More

The "Cool Astronomer" on the Travel Mug Podcast

Prepare to blow your mind, or at least bend it really far! Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, tells us why he's always looking up, updates us on what will be the world's largest land telescope, why he thinks conspiracy theory group → Read More

Matt O'Donnell tests out a few exotic cars ahead of this weekend's Super Car Show

"Well, look what we have here, a 2005 Ford GT, top speed 220 mph, 700 horsepower, let's give this thing a spin," I said as I stepped into this beast of a muscle car. → Read More

Shelter Me: Philadoptables and ACCT Philly

In this week's edition of Shelter Me, we travel to the front lines of the Newborn Kitten Invasion. → Read More

Weekend Action: What to do January 19, 20 and 21

There's so much to do this weekend! → Read More

Weekend Action: What to do locally

Restaurant Week in Center City, the Parkway celebrates its Centennial and more coming to Philly this weekend. → Read More

Weekend Action - March 17, 18 and 19

Weekend events around the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys and at the Jersey Shore → Read More

Weekend Action

The Flower Show, The Union and St. Pat's Day parades - Just some of the Weekend Action! → Read More

Behind the Scenes with 'Preston and Steve'

The "Preston and Steve Show" as a collective has been together on WMMR for more than a decade. → Read More

One-on-one: Matt O'Donnell interviews John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Philadelphia on Monday to deliver a speech at the National Constitution Center touting the Iran nuclear deal. → Read More

Shelter Me: The Center for Animal Health and Welfare

Cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs - The Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Easton, Pennsylvania rescues and rehomes all animals in need, and thanks to an energetic volunteer staff they are able to house more than 300 animals on site. → Read More

Sisters,who sacrificed education for family, honored by high school

It was quite a surprise for two Philadelphia sisters who returned to their old high school Friday morning. → Read More

INTERSTELLAR - A Review by Matt O'Donnell

I grew up loving space. Outer space. That day I first pointed my telescope at Jupiter and Saturn...I'll never forget the utter joy and happiness I felt when I first saw them. → Read More

Changing the Face of Hunger

Hunger is a harsh reality for many families nationwide but the Delaware Valley is particularly hard hit with 1 in 4 Philadelphians living below the poverty line. Kia Rutling, a single mom from South Philadelphia is one of them. → Read More

Pennsylvania governor race: Profiling Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor, has been leading in the polls since the primary. → Read More