ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
“57 Blocks” Anti-Violence Initiative: Reverend Robert Collier, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Roxborough, joined Solutions with Amadee Braxton to talk about the “57 Blocks” anti-violence initiative.
Voting: Marian Schneider is the Senior Voting Rights Policy Counsel for the ACLU-PA. She joined Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones to talk about the latest legal effort in the commonwealth to invalidate mail-in ballots that are missing a handwritten date on the return envelope.
Business: Algernong Allen is the Principal Agent of Al Allen Sells Houses. He joined Solomon to talk about his business and his work in real estate.
Elections: AARP Pennsylvania’s State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh joined Charles Ellison on Reality Check to discuss key voting changes, voting deadlines and the different ways to vote this November. He also weighed in on what issues are most important to voters 50+ in Pennsylvania this year.
Data: Black Wealth Data Center Executive Director Natalie Evans Harris joined Charles to talk about their new launch, current projects, and the state of Black wealth in the US.
Reproductive Justice: Céshia Elmore is a creative, educator, and community organizer based in her hometown of Philadelphia. She joined The Source to discuss reproductive justice, especially as it pertains to the upcoming elections.
Legacy: Michael Higginbotham joined The Source to discuss the event that will honor Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. in a tribute on November 2nd.
City Politics: Rebecca Rhynhart, former city controller, joined the show to officially declare her running for mayor in the 2023 election and answer questions about her campaign platform goals.
District Attorney: Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner joined Evening WURDs to discuss his perspective on the Republican-led PA House of Representatives’ efforts to impeach him. This interview happened a day before the articles of impeachment were formally filed.
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