This week on WURD: Black history lies underground, underwater

todayFebruary 4, 2022

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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio. Kennett Underground Railroad: Tonya Thames-Taylor is an associate professor of history at West Chester University. She joined Wake Up With WURD to help kick off Black History Month by talking about the Kennett Underground Railroad in Kennett Square and social justice movements of the ’60s. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2122-tonya-thames-taylor    Brian Flores v. NFL: Temple journalism professor Linn Washington Jr. spoke on former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ lawsuit accusing the NFL of racism in hiring practices. He also discussed the conservative push to ban books on race. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2222-linn-washington-jr    Bill Bellamy: The comedian and actor joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about his upcoming shows at Punchline Philly. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-2-3-22-bill-bellamy    Black Divers Uncover History: National Geographic explorer and storyteller Tara Roberts discussed a powerful new podcast that uncovers the deep history of the transatlantic slave trade as it follows a group of Black divers who are dedicated to finding and helping to document slave shipwrecks. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-13122-tara-roberts    SCOTUS Representation: Stephanie Wiley, associate director of courts and legal policy at the Center for American Progress, spoke about the impact a progressive pick would have long term on the Supreme Court and why representation matters on SCOTUS, particularly with regard to several upcoming cases.  https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-13122-stephanie-wiley    The Risk to Young Black Men: Courtney E. Boen, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor and Axilrod Faculty Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center & Population Aging Research Center, at the University of Pennsylvania. She discussed how Black boys and young men in the U.S. face the greatest risk of early interactions with the criminal legal system, according to Penn-led research. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-12622-drcourtney-boen    ‘The Gilded Age’: Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of “She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriett Tubman,” spoke with Nick Taliaferro about her involvement as the historian for the new HBO series “The Gilded Age.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-2222-dr-erica-armstrong-dunbar    Help for Haiti: Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and founder of the Haiti Support Project, joined the show to open Black History Month and discussed the ongoing efforts of his organization. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-2122-dr-ron-daniels    Sickle Cell Anemia: Tahira Muhammed spoke with Kala J for interfaith conversations about the impact of sickle cell anemia on the Black community and shared what mosques can do to make sure that they are having blood drives so there is enough blood for African Americans who need it. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/12722-corsswurdz-tahira-muhammad    Coins and Conversation: Joanna Jane offered tips and tricks on how to stay afloat and survive the pandemic financially and shared guidance on what to do if you’re already behind on bills. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/13122-corsswurdz-joanna-jane    Mental Health Help: Wellness coach Shesheena Bray spoke with Janee Latrice about the importance of therapy for one’s mental health. Bray shared some useful practices people can try and explained how she became interested in this work. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/2222-corsswurdz-shesheena-bray


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