This week on WURD: A Black Woman on Supreme Court and Biden’s Other Promises to Black Voters

todayJanuary 31, 2022

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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio. Supreme Court Shakeup: Veteran political consultant Jay McCalla joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and President Joe Biden’s promise to elect a Black woman to the Supreme Court. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-12722-jay-mccalla   Trump’s Secret Plan: Dr. Timothy Golden, a professor of philosophy, legal studies program coordinator and founder of the Donald Blake Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture at Walla Walla University, discussed Donald Trump’s secret plan to use the military to overturn the election. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-1-24-22-dr-timothy-golden   Racism at Cairn?: Alexandria Baez-Ferreras, a recent Cairn University graduate, and current senior Eboni Barbour spoke on Wake Up With WURD about racism at the university. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-12522-alexandria-baez-ferreras-and-eboni-barbour   Grading Biden: Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson with the Movement for Black Lives discussed whether President Biden’s administration has fulfilled its promises to Black voters in its first year. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-12622-ashlee-woodard-henderson Also, Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the Fair Courts Program for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, broke down Biden’s slate of judicial nominees. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-12522-lena-zwarensteyn  Money Leaving Philly: PAGE Director J’nelle Lawrence spoke about the upcoming Economy League Summit and how Philly’s 34 universities and hospitals spend $5.3 billion on goods and services yearly, but nearly half is spent outside of Philadelphia. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-12622-jnelle-lawrence  Hazard Planning: Hazard Planning Coordinator Emma Giardina and Deputy Director Carolyn Caton spoke about the updated draft of Philadelphia’s 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-12622-philadelphia-office-emergency-management  ICYMI: Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones spoke with Nick Taliaferro for the first BlackWURD’s Book Club of 2022 about his new book “Ten Lives, Ten Demands: Life-and-Death Stories, and a Black Activist’s Blueprint for Racial Justice.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-11822-ten-lives-ten-demands-with-solomon-jones  Russia and Ukraine: Anna Ohanyan, Ph.D., a Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College, joined the show to talk in depth about the Russia/Ukraine conflict. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-12522-dr-anna-ohanyan  One Book, One Philadelphia: This signature project of the Free Library of Philadelphia promotes literacy, library usage and civic dialogue by encouraging the entire Greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. The featured book is Quiara Alegría Hudes’ memoir “My Broken Language.” Tiffany Bacon interviewed the featured author about her book and her work with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the award-winning musical and film “In the Heights.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/my-broken-language-by-quiara-alegria-hudes  URL Media Turns 1: Nick Taliaferro hosted a roundtable with URL Media members on the network’s one-year anniversary. Hear from the partners as they look back on the last year — and the year ahead. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wurd-radio-12522-url-media-roundtable-1-year-anniversary


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