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This week on WURD: Project 2025, How to stay cool through the heatwave, Philly’s summer street cleaning 

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This week on WURD: Project 2025, How to stay cool through the heatwave, Philly’s summer street cleaning 

David Madland is the strategic director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress. He joined Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson to break down Project 2025 and the potential civil rights infringements on Americans. Director of the Office of Clean and Green Initiatives Carlton Williams spoke with Solomon Jones on Wake Up With WURD about the street cleaning initiative that has cleaned 5,000 city blocks so far. […]

This week on WURD: Supreme Court broadens presidential immunity and punitive measures on homelessness, an organization striving for Black youth in STEAM fields

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This week on WURD: Supreme Court broadens presidential immunity and punitive measures on homelessness, an organization striving for Black youth in STEAM fields

Keir Bradford-Grey is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s litigation department. She joined The Source with Andrea Lawful-Sanders to discuss last week’s presidential debate, Trump’s immunity from prosecution and the Supreme Court case to allow punitive fines or arrests for people living with homelessness. Dr. Timothy Golden, visiting professor of philosophy at Whitman College and Wake Up With WURD contributor, joined Solomon Jones to discuss the Supreme Court decisions, what acts […]

More funding could be coming to a Pa. affordable housing program

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More funding could be coming to a Pa. affordable housing program

Trebor Maitin for Spotlight PASpotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit newsroom producing investigative and public-service journalism that holds power to account and drives positive change in Pennsylvania. Sign up for our free newsletters.HARRISBURG — State legislators are haggling over what to do with Pennsylvania’s $14 billion budget surplus. A funding increase for an affordable housing program is a prime contender for a piece of the pie.The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and […]

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This week on WURD: John Legend on the importance of voting, a Black town gets to vote after 60 years, Black Americans speak on institutional racism

Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend joined Dr. James Peterson on Evening WURDs to talk about the importance of voting and the upcoming election in the fall.Linn Washington Jr. is a journalism professor at Temple University. He talked to Solomon Jones on Wake up With WURD about Newbern, Ala., a predominantly Black town that hasn't had elections in 60 years and where a Black mayor was barred from taking office by white […]

todayJune 27, 2024

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University of the Arts closing with one-week notice? This just isn’t done

Elaine Maimon / The Philadelphia Citizen In my 50 years in higher education, I have witnessed the sad demise of a few universities. But I have never seen anything like the shocking announcement on Friday, June 1, of University of the Arts’ closing its doors with one week’s notice. Maybe I’ve missed something, but this just doesn’t happen with accredited, not-for-profit universities. (And UArts has long been accredited and not-for-profit.) According to […]

todayJune 20, 2024

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University of the Arts closing with one-week notice? This just isn’t done

Elaine Maimon / The Philadelphia Citizen In my 50 years in higher education, I have witnessed the sad demise of a few universities. But I have never seen anything like the shocking announcement on Friday, June 1, of University of the Arts’ closing its doors with one week’s notice. Maybe I’ve missed something, but this just doesn’t happen with accredited, not-for-profit universities. (And UArts has long been accredited and not-for-profit.) According to […]

todayJune 20, 2024

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