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Marketplace talks to Francis Ryan about how “the COVID crisis has lifted the sanitation worker into the public consciousness.”

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Jacobin Magazine reviews “The Memoirs of Wendell W. Young III: A Life in Philadelphia Labor and Politics,” edited by Francis Ryan.

Friday, April 23, 2021
Jacobin Magazine

Rutgers Today writes about Francis Ryan’s interview with longtime civil rights and labor leader William Lucy, sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization and the Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN).

Friday, February 26, 2021
Rutgers Today
photo of William Lucy
photo of William Lucy

In celebration of Black History Month, SMLR’s Francis Ryan interviews the longtime labor leader about his 50-year fight for racial justice and workers’ rights.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviews Francis Ryan about the history of the city’s powerful Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5.

Friday, June 19, 2020
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Northeast Times profiles poet Thomas Devaney, quoting longtime friend Francis Ryan.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Northeast Times

Write Now Philly reviews the book, praising editor Francis Ryan for taking great care to preserve Young’s voice in the memoirs.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Write Now Philly

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are working together to unionize, quoting Francis Ryan.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Philadelphia Inquirer

NBC10 Philadelphia interviews Francis Ryan about his new book on the city’s legendary labor leader, Wendell W. Young III.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
NBC10 Philadelphia

WPVI-TV airs another installment in the documentary series Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, including part of an interview with Francis Ryan about city life during Prohibition.

Friday, September 20, 2019