ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio.
‘Black City. White Paper’: Independent reporter Wes Lowery joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about his latest piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Black City. White Paper,” which explores The Inquirer’s history, failed attempts at newsroom integration and current efforts at internal reckoning when it comes to race.
Racist Remarks: Paul Graf, chief of Goodwill Fire Company in Darby Township, Delaware County, joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the Briarcliffe Fire Company discussion caught on audio that included racial slurs and disparaging remarks about African Americans in the area.
Black Love: WUWW host Solomon Jones and his wife, LaVeta, discussed Black love on Valentine’s Day – and their 20-plus years of marriage.
1994 Crime Bill: Nick Turner, president of the Vera Institute of Justice, came on the show to discuss the longstanding impact of the 1994 Crime Bill.
ecoWURD: Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-director of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, joined Reality Check to discuss food insecurity and sovereignty.
Philly Thrive’s strategy organizer, Shawmar Pitts, and campaign coordinator Alexa Ross discussed the latest news on the former PES Refinery.
Liz Robinson, executive director of Philadelphia Solar Energy Association, spoke about the city’s current state of solar installation. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-21522-liz-robinson
Jerome Shabazz, founder and executive director of JASTECH Development Services Inc. and the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, also joined the show to discuss what made him found the OEC and how Black Philadelphia can help in the environmental justice battle.
The Power of Holy Sex: Dr. Joyce Crider Anderson, author of “The Intentional Transformative Power of Holy Sex,” spoke with Evening WURDs host Nick Taliaferro about her book and the connections that sex bring to the spirit.
Diversity in Sports: Brandon Short, a former NFL linebacker and trustee at Penn State University, and Adam Taliaferro, an attorney and former Penn State player, joined the show to talk about the results of Super Bowl LVI and diversity in sports. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-21422-brandon-short-and-adam-taliaferro
Black Business: OneUnited Bank owner Kevin Cohee joined The Source to explain why using Black banks is important, for a Black History Month segment about Black-owned businesses.
Young Money: Andrea Lawful Sanders is highlighting Black entrepreneurs under age 20 all month long. In these segments, 13-year-old Brandyn Ross discusses his business, Studying Never Stops, and Bishop Curry speaks about his Oasis device, which helps prevent babies from overheating in car seats.
Museum of the American Revolution: President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson spoke to CrossWURDz about what visitors can expect and new documents the museum has about soldiers of color.
In Full Bloom: Sam Lemheney, chief of shows and events at the Philadelphia Flower Show, shared what to expect this year. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-21522-sam-lemheney
Caring for Black Hair: Eboni Boyd discussed her hair care line Crown by Eboni. her own hair care journey and why she felt there was a need to create hair care products for Black people.
Solar Power: Rachel Vresilovic from PennEnvironment joined Amadee to discuss its new report about Solar on Superstores. The report goes in depth to explain how the country has only just begun to tap its immense solar resource, as solar power is cheap — and getting cheaper quickly — and good public policies make solar power attractive for individuals and businesses.
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