An organization is working to remove police from schools in favor of investing in counselors and support staff

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

Schools: Marcus Pollard, a staff attorney with the Justice System Reform team for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, spoke about how one organization is working to remove police from schools in favor of investing in counselors and support staff. Sophia Schmid, an environmental reporter for WHYY’s PlanPhilly, also joined WUWW to discuss her recent article on the rise in temperature in Philadelphia schools.



MOVE Bombings: Lionell Dotson’s sisters were killed in the MOVE bombings and the city has held their remains in a box for decades. He joined Wake Up With WURD, along with his attorney Daniel Hartstein, to give an update on the case.


Gun Violence: Alex Barrio, director of advocacy on Center for American Progress’ Gun Violence Prevention team, discussed a bipartisan group of senators’ gun safety framework containing key reforms to address the nation’s high rates of gun violence.


MOAR: Reality Check did a live broadcast at the Museum of the American Revolution. Michael Idriss is the museum’s African American Interpretive Fellow, managing all aspects of the new African American Interpretive Program. He discussed the museum and its special programs. Museum CEO R. Scott Stephenson talked about the museum’s history and future, and actor Nathan Alford Tate, who portrays James Forten at the museum, discussed his career and did a special performance.




Violence: George Mosee, executive director of the Philadelphia Anti-Drug Anti-Violence Network, joined Evening WURDs to talk about the violence in the city of Philadelphia. 


Reparations: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College for Women, economist and commentator, discussed the case for reparations for the Black community.


Stop the Violence: Philadelphia councilmember at-large Katherine Gilmore Richardson talked about a bill she introduced to move the teen curfew up to 10 p.m. and shared why we need to start holding parents accountable to help stop the violence. Kala J and Joanna Jane also spoke with a community activist about how to stop the violence.



Books: Glenda Armand joined Kala J to talk about her new children’s book that shares the history of soul food.


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