ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
TurnSignl: Jazz Hampton, Esq. is the CEO and general counsel for TurnSignl, a Minnesota-based app that delivers on-demand, real-time service that provides 24/7 legal guidance from an attorney to drivers while their camera records the interaction. Hampton talked about why this app was created. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-41422-jazz-hampton-esq
Free Legal Help: Gabbreell James and Marille Thomas are part of the reparations committee and also part of the Black congregation for Green Street Friends Meeting. They joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about free reparative legal clinics for Black Germantown homeowners. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-41822-gabbreell-james-and-marille-thomas
Fighting Addiction: Rev. Dr. Michelle Anne Simmons, founder and CEO of Why Not Prosper, was formerly incarcerated and is a recovering addict. She talked about all her organization does for the community to fight addiction and how she helps women. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-42022-rev-dr-michelle-anne-simmons
PICA: Harvey Rice, executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, discussed a retrospective report detailing the agency’s biggest contributions to Philadelphia’s fiscal health over the past 30 years. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-41822-harvey-rice
ecoWURD: Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-director of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, and Pastor Jonathan Ford discussed food and faith. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-42022-chris-bolden-newsome-and-pastor-jonathan-ford
Policing Promises: Dr. Amara Enyia, policy and research coordinator for Movement for Black Lives, discussed leaders’ empty promises around transforming policing and how these falsehoods are leading to more deaths of Black people. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-41422-amara-enyia
Johnny Doc Speaks: Before his sentencing, John Dougherty joined The Source to talk about his life and share advice for people that are in his position as a city official. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-4142022-johnny-dougherty
Penn Law Stars: Three amazing women, all students at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, lead three of Penn Law’s prestigious law journals. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-als-4142022-chayla-sherrod-simone-hunter-hubson-and-layla-west
Black WURDs Book Club: Elie Mystal, The Nation’s justice correspondent, discussed his book, “Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution,” and its mission to magnify the “values” of the Constitution. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-41922-allow-me-to-retort-a-black-guys-guide-to-the-constitution-with-elie-mystal
Inside Court: Denise Clay-Murray of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun analyzed the mistrial declared in the federal bribery trial of Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-41922-denise-clay-murray
LGBTQIA Legal Help: Angela Giampolo is owner and founder of Giampolo Law Group, Philadelphia’s top LGBT law blog and resource directory, www.phillygaylawyer.com. She discussed matters of legal concern in the LGBTQIA+ community. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-41922-angela-giampolo
Farewell, ‘Black-ish’: Pop culture producer Laiya St. Clair discusses the finale of ABC’s sitcom and its humble beginning. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-42022-laya-stclaire
Model Life: “Project Runway” winner Jazzmine Carthon spoke about her journey in the modeling industry as a plus-size model and her small organization that’s helping the next generation. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-41922-jazzmine-carthon
Art Advocacy: Philly artist Summer Tyme Blues discussed why art is important and needs to be taught in schools. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-41822-summer-tyme-blues
Purveyor of Plants: The Black Plant Man spoke about how to keep plants safe in the summer months. He also shared how he became the Plant Man and why green spaces are important. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-41322-the-black-plant-man
Savory & Sweet: Host Tonya Hopkins, also known as “The Foot Griot,” spoke with chef Scott Alves Barton about food history and culture from the Christian faith perspective as it relates to the African diaspora, and with chef Olufemi Rodney Frazer about food history and culture from the Islamic faith perspective as it relates to the African diaspora.
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