This week on WURD: Sheryl Lee Ralph, MLK Day reflections

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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio.

MLK Day of Service: During a special live broadcast Monday at Girard College, several guests joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.:

– Bill Golderer, a co-chair for the MLK Day of Service and president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ, spoke about how King’s legacy has helped shape United Way’s assistance to members of the community.

– Karen Asper Jordan, president of the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters, discussed the importance of Moore and the freedom fighters.

– Dr. Ala Stanford, the CEO and founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, discussed the importance of King’s legacy and its connection to health equity for the city of Philadelphia.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Speaks: The acclaimed actress, singer and author spoke with show host Solomon Jones about her role in the new hit television show “Abbott Elementary.”

Fanta Bility Case: Dyamond Gibbs and Ashley Dolceamore spoke with Solomon as representatives for the family of Fanta Bility, who was killed by police gunfire in Sharon Hill.

Vaccine Mandate or Not?: Josh Kruger, author of an opinion piece in the Philadelphia Citizen, spoke with Reality Check host Charles Ellison about whether it is time for a citywide vaccine mandate like Boston and New York have implemented.

The History of Black Banks: Timothy Todd, a historian and senior writer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, joined the show to discuss his new book, “A Great Moral and Social Force: A History of Black Banks.”

Voting Rights: Danielle Melfi, executive director of Building Back Together, joined Charles to discuss voting rights reform. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-11822-danielle-melfi

MLK Book: Hampton Sides, author of “Hellhound on His Trail,” joined Evening WURDS to discuss his book about the events and characters surrounding the assassination of Dr. King.

Dr. Liz Theoharris: The co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival and director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary joined Nick Taliaferro on the show to talk about the Poor People’s Campaign initiative.

Life as a Pastor: Marshall Mitchell, pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Rosalind, spoke with Nick about his career as a pastor, with lessons passed down through his bloodline.

Coretta Scott King’s Impact: Victoria Wolcott, author of “Remaking Respectability: African-American Women in Interwar Detroit,” joined the show to dive into the history of Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, and her influence on her husband. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-11822-dr-victoria-wolcott

Taking Care of Aging Parents: Kyle Ruffin, formerly of the Philadelphia Business Journal, came on The Source to discuss her story and book about caregiving for elderly parents.

Female Empowerment: Dr. Cindy Trimm, CEO and founder of Trimm International, is on a mission to help women maximize their leadership and entrepreneurial potential. She spoke on the show about helping women expand their minds, elevate their voices and build their capacity to push humanity forward.

An Evolving Ministry: Bishop Dwayne Royster and Kala J talked on CrossWURDZ about how Dr. King changed what ministry looks like, and Royster discussed how and why clergy members need to continue to bring social justice to the pulpit.

Coins and Conversations: Tremaine Wills stepped in for Joanna Jane on Coins and Conversations and shared four mindsets that people need to change to have a successful view of how to make money this year.


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