ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
Politics: Linn Washington Jr., is a Professor of Journalism at Temple University, where he is a co-founder of the award-winning Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the GOP’s attack on Blackness and voting rights.
January 6: William J. Roberts is the managing director for Democracy Policy at American Progress. He joined Charles Ellison to discuss the most recent hearing of the January 6 committee.
Voting: Brad Ashwell, Florida state director of All Voting is Local, appeared on Reality Check to discuss post-Hurricane Ian concerns when it comes to ballot access in the state.
Philadelphia School District: Journalist Elizabeth DeOrnellas spoke with Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones about her most recent article on the lack of special education managers in the Philadelphia school district.
Health: Dr. Edith Mitchell heads the effort in gastrointestinal malignancies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She appeared on The Source to talk about the multiple health screenings taking place at the hospital and to discuss what people can do to decrease the chances of contracting breast cancer.
Education: Keisha Jordan joined Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) in March of 2020 to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. She spoke with Andrea Lawful Sanders about the scholarship opportunities CSFP provides for children attending K-8 tuition-based schools.
Life: Nick Taliaferro’s childhood friends, Walter Hall and Mark Hopkins, joined the show to talk about the fun games they played in their youth and how they shaped their interactions moving forward in their lives up to the present.
Mental Health: Gabriel Bryant and Raekwon Burton of the city’s Engaging Men of Color Initiative joined Evening WURDs to discuss the recently released film Trigger.
Finance: Nykeia Neal of O’Hare Development talks with Danae Reid about the importance of a budget and tips on how to use credit cards properly.
Film: Kala J sits down with Chinonye Chukwu, the director of the movie Till, to talk about why she chose to focus on Emmett Till’s mother, Mammie Till-Mobley, her music choices for the score, and the lessons she learned along the way.
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