ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
Politics: Veteran political consultant Jay McCalla spoke about the pressure on former President Donald Trump with the New York attorney general filing suit and a federal appeals court ruling against him, as well as the latest news on Ginni Thomas.
The Twin Docs: Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald explained what it means for the pandemic to be over, explored the link between cannabis and birth defects and answered whether seniors with COVID are more likely to get Alzheimer’s.
Curate Noir: Owner Nika Corbett spoke about her business.
Voting: Portia Reddick White, the NAACP’s vice president of policy and legislative affairs, joined Reality Check to discuss voter mobilization and Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. CNN political commentator Karen Finney also joined the show to talk about how Black women have the power to shape the midterms and National Voter Registration Day.
In the News: Writer Kai Englisch discussed his Philadelphia Citizen story on African soccer players in Suffolk Park.
Cannabis: Cherron Perry-Thomas is co-founder of Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities, established to help promote the awareness of cannabis in Black and Brown communities, and the initiator of Black Cannabis Week, which works to educate and highlight Black people in cannabis. She joined The Source to talk about events for Black Cannabis Week and the fifth annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference.
Voting: Adrian Seltzer has been a poll worker for over 30 years, serves on the voter services committee of both the local and state League of Women Voters and is also vice president of the NAACP Main Line Branch. She discussed the upcoming Senate elections and voter registration.
BlackWURDs Book Club: Pamela Toler, Ph.D., author of “Women Warriors: An Unexpected History,” joined Evening WURDs for September’s BlackWURDs Book Club. She spoke on her book and the history of warrior women we never knew.
Politics: Sue Ann DiVito, co-founder of Immigrant Rights Action Group, discussed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard for political reasons.
Violence: Marla Davis Bellamy, director of Cease Fire Temple School of Medicine, and Mitchell Robinson, a team member for Cease Fire, talked about positive efforts to combat violence.
Books: Author Daniella Deraveniere joined CrossWURDz to discuss her new children’s book “Zion and the Big Mountain.” She explained why she became a children’s author and what readers can anticipate from this series in the future.
Let’s Talk About Sex: MoAndra Johnson is the founder of Sex on the Table, a multiplatform company designed to provide the millennial generation with a healthy blueprint for sex, love and relationships through advocacy and education. She joined the show to discuss sexual health and open conversation in relationships.
District attorney under fire: Pennsylvania lawmakers are looking to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Here are WURD hosts’ interviews on the situation this week:
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner joined Reality Check and Evening WURDs to discuss the attempt to impeach him.
Anna Orso, City Hall and politics reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, discussed the impeachment attempt, as did Keir Bradford-Grey, a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department.
The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, senior pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, discussed how the impeachment effort might cause a distraction for voters in the upcoming elections.
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