Philadelphia Musician Joe Zahm launches ‘The Core,’ website to focus on active citizenship

Philadelphia songwriter-producer Joe Zahm, founder of, a new website promoting civil discussions aimed at preserving democratic valuesPhiladelphia songwriter-producer Joe Zahm, founder of, a new website promoting civil discussions aimed at preserving democratic values

PHILADELPHIA, PA—(SBN)—Philadelphia songwriter and producer Joe Zahm is launching a new web portal, The Core, which he hopes will be a stimulus for strengthening American values against what he sees as the divisive pull toward the fringes that is threatening our democracy. The website launch was timed to coincide with this year’s mid-term elections, to motivate self-awareness, thought, honest conversation, and ultimately, action, through the strength of its community, regardless of political affiliation, Zahm says.

In a wide-ranging interview with SBN, Zahm describes the origin for The Core, and the music video of his song, “Enough is Enough (Never Again),” which deals with gun violence. You can watch the music video here.

You can listen to our conversation with Joe Zahm in the player below.


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