Philadelphia Podcaster Walks From City to Shore to Raise Money for West Philly Educational Program

Carlos Aponte, left, executive director of We Love Philly, and Jason Peters, Philadelphia area podcaster, show off t-shirts before beginning their 62-mile fund-raising walk from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on Saturday, July 17, 2021.Carlos Aponte, left, executive director of We Love Philly, and Jason Peters, Philadelphia area podcaster, show off t-shirts before beginning their 62-mile fund-raising walk from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

HAMMONTON, NJ (SBN) — Philadelphia podcast producer Jason Peters completed a 62-mile walk from Philly to Atlantic City over the weekend, a publicity-seeking effort to raise funds for “Project Ownership.” It’s an educational program in which Philadelphia high school students will acquire and renovate a steamship cargo container into a tiny home that will reside at a West Philadelphia community center where the teens hope to rent it out as an “Air B&B” property. Peters was joined on the walk by We Love Philly executive director Carlos Aponte.

Peters produces podcasts for a New York radio station, and hosts his own podcast, “2100 – The Podcast for the Future,” which focuses on lesser-known stories around the country as “a time capsule left for the people of 2100 to dissect and find with it what they want.”

Peters spoke with SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin before beginning the final, 27-mile, leg of the walk from Hammonton to Atlantic City on Sunday morning.

For more information about the fund-raising effort, visit WeLovePhilly.org.

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Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.