A city councilman resigns, and Philadelphia’s political landscape shifts

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

The Twin Docs: Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the resurgence in polio and tips for parents as children go back to school.


Linn Washington Jr.: The Temple University journalism professor discussed the ouster of Liz Cheney, the rise of Trump candidates and what it all means for the country, as well as what should be on the agenda of the next Philadelphia mayor.


School Lunches: Kalyn Belsha, a national reporter for Chalkbeat, talked about her recent article “Without free school meals for all, many fear lunch debt will return ‘with a vengeance.’”


SEPTA: Nat Lownes of the Philadelphia Transit Riders Union discussed its concerns, assessment and recommendations for SEPTA’s cost-neutral bus network redesign.


Politics: Jemille Q. Duncan, a columnist for City & State PA, discussed the recent resignation of City Councilman Allan Domb and the future political landscape in Philadelphia.


Public Lands: Jenny Rowland-Shea, deputy director of public lands for Center for American Progress, discussed an analysis showing that most of the public lands in the western United States that are ideal for wind, solar and geothermal renewable energy projects have low or no oil and gas potential — yet the government is still prioritizing them for oil and gas leasing.


Home Health Care: Lisa Robinson is the founder and CEO of My Independence at Home, a home health care organization. She joined The Source to discuss why home health care is so important, the challenges that come with it and what motivated her to start her own home health care business.


Simon Gratz: Alumnus David James discussed Simon Gratz’s upcoming high school reunion, scheduled during Labor Day weekend at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport.


The Plug on WURD: Reporter Alesia Bani shared the good, bad and ugly of Black tech in Philadelphia and explained why Philly could be the next big tech town. https://soundcloud.com/onwurd/crosswurdz-81722-the-plug 

Coins and Conversations: Nykeia Neal discussed how college students can budget their money over the next four years and how student loans can help.


Art: Helen Hancock discussed the art of glassblowing.


Dating: Love & Life co-hosts Carol Riddick and Donavan West discussed different perspectives men and women have on dating and their thoughts on being a friend’s “wingman.” Dr. Marquita Williams, a life and relationship coach and a psychologist, also discussed her experiences as a dating coach and her opinions on what makes a healthy relationship.



Tech: Senzwa Ntshepe, a 2X founder of DEI tech platforms who uses user experience research to address issues of social inequity in organizations and communities, discussed navigating the world as an entrepreneur and as a millennial.



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WURD Radio’s Founder’s Day Commemorates the Vision of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 18, 2022 Contact: Ashanti Martin | amartin@wurdradio.com PHILADELPHIA – On Aug. 31, 2022, WURD Radio will host its ninth annual Founder’s Day community celebration to honor the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D., the station’s pioneering founder and one of Philadelphia’s leading physicians, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 1901 […]

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