These brothers spent 28 years locked up for a crime they didn’t commit

todayMarch 14, 2022

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

Falsely Convicted: Brothers Freedom and Lee Horton spent 28 years behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit. They both joined Wake Up With WURD to share their story. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-3-3-22-freedom-and-lee-horton 

Politics: Temple journalism professor Linn Washington Jr. talked about the firing of the Philadelphia police officer who shot a 12-year-old boy in the back and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-3922-linn-washington-jr 

Black History: Defense attorney Michael Coard discussed one of the worst slave auctions in history and its ties to Philly. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-3922-michael-coard 

Fighting Gun Violence: Don Jackson and Hameen Diggins are founders of Urban Navigation, a community organization developed to help slow inner-city gun violence. Both joined WUWW to talk about their work in the community.


Education: Zachary Wright, assistant professor of practice at Relay Graduate School of Education, discussed his new book, “Dismantling a Broken System; Actions to Bridge the Equity, Justice, and Opportunity Gap in American Education.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-3922-zach-wright 

Employment: Jason Zerbe, Vice President & General Manager from First Step Staffing Philadelphia, discussed their employment placement nonprofit and the work it has done.


Fracking: Joel Burcat discussed his book “Strange Fire,” an environmental thriller on fracking, as well as the climate crisis.  https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-3922-joel-burcat 

Voter Rights: Marian Schneider, ACLU-PA’s senior voting rights policy counsel and former deputy secretary of state, joined Charles to talk about a state constitutional challenge to Act 77 of 2019 that impacts voter registration policies.


Drexel Alumni Unite: Angela Dowd-Burton and four other Black female Drexel graduates joined The Source to talk about “A Legacy to Share,” a book featuring 56 Black alumni, most from Philadelphia, who agreed to systematically share their life experiences before, during and after attending Drexel.


The State of Philly: City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart joined The Source to talk about her work and responsibilities working in the city and with the mayor of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Activism: Asa Khalif joined The Source to talk about activism in Philadelphia.


BlackWURD’s Book Club: Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a clinical and community psychologist, discussed the book she co-authored with Charisse Jones, “Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America.” 


Gun Violence: Mazzie Casher, co-creator of the Philly Truce App, discussed Philly Truce Day and the fight against violence. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-3722-mazzie-casher 

Also, Dr. Caterina Roman, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple, helped unpack the correlation between gun violence in Philadelphia and COVID. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-3722-dr-caterina-roman 

Black Love: Do Black men love Black women the way Black women love Black men? Hosts Janee Latrice and Kala J discussed what they believe to be true.


Women’s History: Kala J and Bishop Royster discussed Jerena Lee, the first woman to be ordained a minister. 


Empress Azondekon: Janee talked with Azondekon about her music career journey and the show they are putting on together. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-3722-empress-azondekon 


#LevelUP Contest: Kala J talked with WURD President and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese and KJLH Vice President and General Manager Karen E. Slade about #LevelUP 2022!! They shared what type of nominees they are looking for and gave a sample of what the “Pitch Party” will look like. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-3822-sara-lomax-reese-karen-e-slade



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