ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
‘The Color of Care’: This new documentary from the Smithsonian Channel and Harpo Productions chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard health care in the United States. Dr. Neel Shah, chief medical officer of Maven Clinic and assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School, joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the documentary. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-42722-dr-neel-shah
Jump Around: Three members of the 40+ Double Dutch Club discussed their organization and teaching double Dutch to Black women over age 40. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-4252022-iesha-jack-amy-skipper-celeste-bailey
Amy Wax: Richard Garzola Jr., national chair of the National Black Law Students Association, talked about the group’s push to have the Penn Law School professor removed from teaching. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-42522-richard-garzola-jr
Anxiety in children: Dr. Marti Kubik, a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, discussed a recent study that suggests screening for anxiety in children between 8-18. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/wake-up-with-wurd-41922-dr-marti-kubik
SEPTA: Camille Boggan, a member of urbanist activist group 5th Square, joined Reality Check to discuss the transit authority. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-42722-camille-boggan
Gun Violence: Pastor Michael McBride, founder of LIVE FREE, discussed the best gun violence interventions. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-42722-michael-mcbride
Music: Guest vocalist Nikki Renée Daniels joined Reality Check to discuss her career and The Philly POPS’ upcoming performance of “‘S Wonderful ‘S Gershwin.” https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/reality-check-42522-nikki-renee-daniels
Health Care: Dr. Florencia Polite, chief of the division of general obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, discussed Minority Health Month and racial disparities in health care. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/the-source-w-andrea-lawful-sanders-41822-dr-florencia-polite
Architecture: Rashida Ng, Presidential Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, joined Nick Taliaferro to discuss architecture and its relevance for sustainability in our community. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-42022-rashida-ng
SEPTA Safety: Police Chief Thomas Nestel III discussed ongoing safety measures of Philly’s transportation system. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-4-13-22-thomas-nestel-iii
Prison System: Eric Hill, a business agent at District Council 33-Local 159, talked about his career in the prison system and shed light on misconceptions about prisons. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/evening-wurds-42622-eric-hill
Politics: Journalist Ernest Owens discussed the PA Senate race, Philly politics and his new book coming out in 2023. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-42522-ernest-owens
Alcohol Awareness Month: Dr. Jason Branch joined CrossWURDz to discuss how addiction affects our communities without us realizing it and offered tips to those who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and other substances. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-42722-dr-jason-branch
Shop Local: Aliya Khabir interviewed Sherrima Sharif about her Muslim clothing store in the King of Prussia Mall. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-42122-alyia-khabeer
Entrepreneur Roundtable: Several of the 12 media founders chosen for the inaugural Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange discuss how they feel about participating in the program and their paths to their respective media outlets. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-42622-entrepenure-round-table
Environmental Activism: Solutions host Amadee Braxton spoke with Eve Gutman of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) and Zulene Mayfield of Chester Residents for Quality Living (CRQL) about the local coalition targeting The Vanguard Group, one of the largest global investors in climate destruction and environmental pollution. They spoke about their five-day, 40-mile march earlier this month to visit regional sites illustrating the local environmental impacts of fossil fuels, beginning in Chester at the Covanta incinerator site and ending at Vanguard’s headquarters in Malvern. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/solutions-on-wurd-4222022-eve-gutman
Savory & Sweet: Host Tonya Hopkins, also known as The Food Griot, spoke with American chef, television personality and former model Carla Hall. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/savory-sweet-carla-hall
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