ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
Mississippi Water Crisis: Cheyanne Daniels, the race and politics reporter at TheHill.com, discussed developments in the water crisis currently affecting Jackson, Mississippi, as did Dr. Adrienne Hollis, vice president of environmental justice, health and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation — and a Jackson State University graduate.
Outreach Work: Nurse Rosalind Pichardo has launched a gun violence survivor support group, done outreach for Prevention Point and administered 900 doses of Narcan in Kensington. She joined Reality Check to talk about all of her efforts.
Serena Williams: Roxanne Jones, a former VP at ESPN, joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the legacy of Serena Williams and the next generation of Black tennis players.
In the News: Temple journalism professor Linn Washington Jr. discussed the case of Brittany Martin, who was sentenced to four years in prison for yelling at police, in comparison with those who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Donald Trump: Damon Tyner, a former Superior Court judge and Atlantic County prosecutor, spoke about the appointment of a special master for the Mar-a-Lago probe.
Queen Elizabeth: Fox News lifestyle expert David Alexander Jenkins joined The Source to discuss the queen’s death and what it means for England and the rest of the world.
Education: Johann Calhoun is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Philadelphia and covers K-12 schools and early childhood education. He discussed the 2021 killing of 16-year-old Kahlief Myrick, a junior at South Philadelphia High School.
Politics: The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, senior pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, shared his thoughts on the candidates who will be running for the Senate this fall.
It’s His Anniversary: Groundings host Brother Shomari joined Evening WURDs host Nick Taliaferro to reminisce about their first meeting 10 years ago and compare views on society today.
Violence: David Oh, councilmember at large for the city of Philadelphia, discussed the city’s current approach to violence following a wave of shootings during Labor Day weekend.
Politics: Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke discussed council members that have vacated their seats to run for mayor in 2023.
The Plug on WURD: Reporter Alesia Bani from The Plug joined CrossWURDz along with guest Gary Johnson III, who discussed his new company in Washington, D.C. and explained why and how crowdfunding is essential for all businesses.
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