This week on WURD: The anniversary of Roe V. Wade, negligence at Philly’s Citizen’s Police Oversight Commission, remembering a medical pioneer and more

todayJanuary 25, 2024

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Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, made an appearance on Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson on the 51st anniversary of the historic Roe V. Wade case to discuss how the overturning of the ruling has influenced the lives of Americans and the political climate today.

Dr. Walter Kimbrough also joined Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson to speak on the White House initiative on propelling educational equity and leveling economic opportunity throughout historically Black colleges and universities.

Isaac Avilucea, an Axios reporter, spoke on Reality Check with host Tonya Pendleton about the Citizens Police Oversight Commission — and how the cohort has yet to take action on a single citizen complaint since its founding in 2021.

Dr. Keith Leapheart of Jefferson University joined Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones to reflect on the passing this week of his colleague Dr. Edith Mitchell, a pioneering oncologist who served as head of the National Medical Association and on the U.S. President’s Cancer Panel.

Alim Howell, a community activist, spoke with Love & Life host Carol Riddick about gun violence and crime prevention. Howell works alongside Kensington students to provide extracurricular activities, training and mentoring to young people.

Written by: Kiara Santos

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