The great debate: pumpkin pie vs. sweet potato pie

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

Beulah’s Day Off: Tonya Hopkins, host of Savory and Sweet, joined CrossWURDz to talk about the great pumpkin pie vs. sweet potato pie debate, share how many people in the Caribbean use pumpkin spice and explain how it’s all related.


Politics: Ex-City Council members Derek Green and Cherelle Parker discussed their respective decisions to run for mayor.



Black History: Joseph McGill Jr. is the founder and executive director of the Slave Dwelling Project, which was created, in part, to address legacies of slavery, preserve slave dwellings, and promote education about slavery and the contributions of African Americans. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the project and the Stono Rebellion slave uprising.


Roxanne Jones: The former ESPN VP discussed polling for the midterms and the dangers of social media after Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was shot to death in Los Angeles.


Therapy: Dr. Deborah Korn, coauthor of “Every Memory Deserves Respect: EMDR, the Proven Trauma Therapy with the Power to Heal,” discussed her insights about trauma and EMDR – an evidence-based, memory-focused therapy.


Health Care: Dr. Sophia George is a cancer researcher from Dominica whose work is focused on breast and ovarian cancer, specifically the incidence of hereditary cancer syndromes in people of the African diaspora. Now, her impact is growing with the formalization of a new DEI role that impacts our health care.


Foster Care: Yolando Mitchell, a foster care worker for the past four years who also works in behavioral health, joined The Source to discuss a recent court case that determined whether she was able to keep her daughter in her custody. 


Relationships: Cheri Syphax is an entrepreneur and host of the Leader & Lover Podcast. Her husband, Tracey, is CEO of Phax Group LLC, a multimillion-dollar real estate development company. They discussed common problems in relationships, potential solutions and their own experiences.


Larry Krasner: Jabari Jones, president of West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, joined Evening WURDs to discuss the district attorney being found in contempt of the state for not turning over necessary paperwork for possible impeachment.


Go to Know: Dr. Ana Maria Lopez is vice chair of medical oncology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and chief of cancer services at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center — New Jersey. Dr. Akinbowale Oyalowo is gastroenterologist at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. They spoke on the importance of colorectal health and the Go to Know colorectal cancer campaign.



Finances: Tameka Harris of O’Hara Development joined CrossWURDz to discuss turning intellectual property into cash.


Mental Health: Marcella Kamile Norman, MA, is a clinical psychotherapist who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashford University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. She joined Love & Life hosts Carol Riddick and Donavan West to discuss mental health in children and her book “Mental Health, What’s That?”



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