Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik

Hannah is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice covering trending news. She’s interested in criminal justice, state politics, music and education reporting. Originally from the West Coast, she grew up in Northern California and earned her journalism degree from the University of Oregon before making the cross-country move. She’s had work published in the Seattle Times, PennLive, The Statesman Journal, The News-Review and Southwark News. Hannah also served as the Senior News Editor for the Daily Emerald, UO’s student-run newspaper.

hkanik@phillyvoice.com

December 4, 2020

Movies

Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 movies on HBO Max at same time films are in theaters

Warner Bros. will release all 17 of its new movies for 2021 movies both in theaters and on streaming service HBO Max at the same time. Next year's new releases include "Godzilla vs. Kong," "Dune," "The Matrix 4," Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest "In the Heights," Clint Eastwood's "Cry Macho", the next "Conjuring" horror movie, and "Sopranos" prequel "The Many Saints of Newark."

December 4, 2020

Travel

Americans traveled this Thanksgiving almost as much as they did last year, despite COVID warnings

As COVID-19 cases soared across the country, public health officials warned travelers to cancel their holiday travel plans to curb the spread of the virus.

December 4, 2020

Business

Southwest Airlines issues furlough notices to nearly 7,000 employees

Southwest Airlines warned more than 6,800 employees that they could be furloughed next spring if the carrier cannot reach an agreement with labor unions on cost cutting measures. Southwest reported losing $1.2 billion during the third quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic sapped revenue.

December 3, 2020

Art

Philly arts organizations get $8 million in pandemic relief from Mellon, Penn Foundations

The Andrew W. Mellon and William Penn Foundations announced their donation earlier this week. The funds will be distributed in chunks of $50,000 to $400,000 to various arts organizations who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 3, 2020

Senior Health

Missed credit card payments could be dementia indicator years in advance, study finds

We all can forget things now and then, but a recent study shows that consistently missing credit card payments could be an early sign of dementia. The medical journal JAMA released its latest study from Johns Hopkins University and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors that analyzed the credit data and payments of Medicare patients living alone across the United States over time, according to CNN.

December 3, 2020

Technology

Top apps of 2020 include quarantine necessities like sleep aids, at home workouts

Apple and Google released their best apps of 2020 this week — among them are workout apps, calming apps, video call apps, apps that meal plan for you. They all paint a picture of what life was like for us in 2020, and how much we all leaned on technology – and each other – to get through it all.

December 2, 2020

Prevention

U.K. authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, upping the pressure on the FDA

The United Kingdom has authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and will begin distributing 800,000 doses by next week. Britain is the first western country to greenlight a coronavirus vaccine. In the United States, the FDA has not yet made a decision on vaccines submitted by Pfizer and Moderna.

December 2, 2020

Transportation

SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail project still a go despite budget shortfalls

SEPTA is fully committed to its $2 billion project to extend rail service to King of Prussia, despite substantial budget shortfalls and uncertainty.

December 2, 2020

Travel

Southwest Airlines no longer limiting capacity on flights

Southwest Airlines said it will sell all the seats on its flights starting Dec. 1, making social distancing not possible. The airline made the call months ago alongside an announcement that it lost $1.2 billion in its third-quarter because of the pandemic.

December 2, 2020

Addiction

Caron Treatment Centers receives grant funding to help Black families pay for substance use disorder treatment

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is providing $500,000 to Caron Treatment Centers to fund scholarships that cover residential treatment and family education services for Black families struggling to pay for substance use disorder treatment.

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