ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.
Politics: Newly elected Pennsylvania Speaker of the House State Rep. Joanna McClinton joined Reality Check to discuss being the first woman to win Speaker of the House in the 341-year history of the Pennsylvania Assembly.
Mural Arts: Jane Golden is the executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia. She joined Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones to talk about how the hit show Abbott Elementary will be shining a light on the Mural Arts program and how they help students in the community.
History: Public historian and genealogist Karice Luck-Brimmer joined Evening WURDs to talk about The Sharswood Plantation, the Miller Family and the land they purchased where their ancestors were enslaved.
Mental Health: Iresha Picot is a licensed behavior specialist and therapist. She is the founder of Black Girl Joy Rides, an organization that takes Black women on bike rides as a way to improve their mental health. She joined The Source to discuss the importance of maintaining one’s mental health.
Culture: PABJ president and political writer Ernest Ownes joined CrossWURDZ to discuss his new book “The Case for Cancel Culture,” his opinion on the Philadelphia Mayoral “Ultimate Job Interview” series and the circus-like City Council race.
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