Author: Solomon Jones

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There is a national push to reduce the number of people in our prisons, and it’s a cause that’s been championed by Republicans and Democrats alike. But as Philadelphia prepares to buy land on which to build a new prison, our city seems to be out of step with that national push. In his latest Daily News column, Solomon Jones says we can fix that if we’re committed to change.

I spoke with Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney in the days after his convincing victory over a field of five competitors. The wide ranging interview covered jobs, education, marijuana decriminalization and gentrification, but Kenney saved his most interesting comments for the prison system.

Solomon Jones’s Daily News column says the School District should get the money it’s requesting for its budget, but the district should submit to an annual audit first.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: More video on Freddie Gray arrest; Councilman Goode says it’s about service, not elections; Nebraska votes to abolish death penalty; L.A. raises minimum wage to $15 an hour; Philadelphia Planning Commission opposes prison land deal.

How, in a city that can’t find $85 million for education, can we find $500 million for a prison?

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Jim Kenney wins democratic nomination for mayor, judge awards over $300.000 to a whistle-blower, and Dougherty wins spot on November ballot for Supreme Court race.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Obama lauds Camden police, and bike gang members face organized crime charges.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Bostob Bomber recieves death penalty, key ISIS figure killed in U.S. raid, and Maryland chooses jail over school for Baltimore youth.

FINALLY, after years of being ridiculed for having beer bellies, love handles and man boobs, dads have gained social-media acceptance, and our physical attributes have gone viral. Nineteen-year-old Mackenzie Pearson, a sophomore at Clemson University, has declared that the “Dad Bod” is in vogue.


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