WURD Radio Highlights from 2022

todayDecember 30, 2022

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With so much competition for your time and attention, I am deeply grateful for your readership of our weekly newsletter. 2022 has been a year to remember, and as we gear up for 2023 and the celebration of our 20th anniversary, I wanted to reflect on some of our accomplishments this year.

  • We got back out into the community with some of our pre-pandemic events held in neighborhoods across Philadelphia.
  • We held signature events like Founder’s Day, ecoWURD’s Earth Day and Environmental Justice Summits and Empowerment Experience.
  • We activated our listeners in the 2022 midterm and gubernatorial elections through live community voter forums, audio vignettes and interviews with the candidates
  • We delivered more streaming and listening options through WURDTV on Facebook and Twitch, wurdradio.com, and the WURD app.

Tomorrow night’s countdown to 2023 is also a countdown to WURD’s 20th-anniversary celebration. Will you celebrate WURD by officially becoming a part of the forWURD movement? We have had so many memorable moments with our members this year and I would love you to join us in 2023.

Wishing you a Happy Kwanzaa,

Sara M. Lomax

President and CEO

WURD Radio

Play back some of this year’s highlights as we start to gear up for new interviews in 2023…

Mayoral Election: We’ve compiled all of the 2023 Mayoral Candidates who have appeared on WURD into a playlist that showcases their views and opinions on a variety of issues.


Brittney Griner: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joined Evening WURDs to talk with Nick Taliaferro about the successful return of professional basketball player Brittney Griner from her detainment in Russia.


Kamala Harris: In a special edition of Evening WURDs, Nick Taliaferro and Solomon Jones spoke with Vice President Kamala Harris about the importance of voting, police reform, affirmative action, student loan debt, diversity in education, and more.


Movies: 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. 


Krasner Impeachment: Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner joined Charles Ellison on Reality Check in October to discuss the State Senate’s effort to impeach him. 


Community Impact: Re-listen to the Labor Day music special meant to honor our 2022 Community Impact Awardees, M. Claire Lomax, Esq., Joan Myers Brown, Lisa Robinson, Terrill Haigler and Richard Gordon IV.


Founder’s Day: Re-live this year’s Founder’s Day by listening to our 2022 Panel Discussions about violence as a public health issue, creating generational wealth through property ownership, Black women tech innovators and entrepreneurs and the role of the Black press in perilous times.


Roe V. Wade: Amadee Braxton, host of Solutions, is joined by La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM, Dorothy Roberts, Dr. Tracie Q. Gilbert, Tiffany Barrett and Elicia Gonzalez in a panel discussion about the long-term effects of the reversal of Roe v. Wade.


Violence and the Environment: Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier, Ron Whyte, Jamie Bracey Green and Pastor Jonathan Ford joined Charles Ellison, host of Reality Check and ecoWURD Magazine, for a special Earth Day Panel on Violence and the Environment.



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