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Are seniors who get COVID more likely to get Alzheimer’s?

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Politics: Veteran political consultant Jay McCalla spoke about the pressure on former President Donald Trump with the New York attorney general filing suit and a federal appeals court ruling against him, as well as the latest news on Ginni Thomas. The Twin Docs: Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald explained what it means for the pandemic […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 40


The great debate: pumpkin pie vs. sweet potato pie

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Beulah's Day Off: Tonya Hopkins, host of Savory and Sweet, joined CrossWURDz to talk about the great pumpkin pie vs. sweet potato pie debate, share how many people in the Caribbean use pumpkin spice and explain how it's all related. Politics: Ex-City Council members Derek Green and Cherelle Parker discussed their respective decisions to run for mayor. Black […]

todaySeptember 20, 2022 55


Labor Day Music Special honors Community Impact Award recipients

WURD Radio celebrated our 2022 Community Impact Award winners with a Labor Day Music Special showcasing details about their respective journeys and the soundtrack of their lives. This year’s honorees include:Lisa Robinson, Founder & CEO, My Independence at HomeM. Claire Lomax, Esq. (Posthumously), WURD General Counsel and Board MemberJoan Myers Brown, Founder of PhiladancoTerrill Haigler, CEO of YaFavTrashman LLCRichard Gordon IV, Principal of Paul Robeson High School for Human ServicesIn case […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 94

Politics & Government

What drives Philly Poll workers to show up year after year?

Hint: It’s not the money. By: Lydia McFarlane | Resolve Philly As the midterm elections approach and people get ready to cast their votes, most voters don’t know all the work done behind the scenes before polling places open. Preparation for Election Day starts months earlier, with training, elections, meetings, and more. On Election Day, poll workers this year will trade up to 15 hours of their day for between $210 […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 52


Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest Black community facing an unprecedented water crisis

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Mississippi Water Crisis: Cheyanne Daniels, the race and politics reporter at, discussed developments in the water crisis currently affecting Jackson, Mississippi, as did Dr. Adrienne Hollis, vice president of environmental justice, health and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation -- and a Jackson State University graduate. Outreach Work: Nurse Rosalind Pichardo has launched a gun […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 47


ICYMI: Watch highlights, replay discussions from Founder’s Day

WURD Radio hosted our annual Founder’s Day celebration, celebrating the life and legacy of WURD founder Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D., on Wednesday, August 31, at the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The day included a job and resource fair, mindful movement activities, panel discussions, the second annual Community Impact Awards, a WURD host roundtable, forWURD member salon, a cooking demonstration and tasting, and live music. […]

todaySeptember 1, 2022 308


Learn about the life, legacy of WURD founder Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.

As WURD Radio prepares to honor the legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. during our Founder’s Day celebration on Aug. 31, learn more about the man whose life and service left an indelible imprint on the Philadelphia community. Hear Sara Lomax-Reese interview her father, Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.  Hear Dr. Lomax in his own words. In this archival interview, he speaks with his daughter, WURD President and CEO […]

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Social Justice

We’re compiling a list of Philly’s proactive addiction resources. Help us find them.

By: Beatrice Forman | Billy Penn Photo Credit: Max Marin Addiction remains a persistent problem in Philadelphia, and the opioid crisis comes up a lot in Billy Penn’s reporting. As we detail potential solutions to the crisis, we want to be able to point people to resources, and places they can find help or solace. Over 1,200 Philadelphians died from overdoses last year, and that number is expected to rise, potentially soaring […]

todayAugust 24, 2022 96


A city councilman resigns, and Philadelphia’s political landscape shifts

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.The Twin Docs: Dr. Delana Wardlaw and Dr. Elana McDonald joined Wake Up With WURD to discuss the resurgence in polio and tips for parents as children go back to school. Linn Washington Jr.: The Temple University journalism professor discussed the ouster of Liz Cheney, the rise of Trump candidates and what it all means for the […]

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