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This week on WURD: DA Larry Krasner loses legal battle over SEPTA, Camden school board president alleged sexual assault, improving Black birth outcomes

District Attorney Larry Krasner spoke on Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones about the newly appointed SEPTA prosecutor who will handle SEPTA-related crimes through Act 40. Krasner argued that it unconstitutionally dismantled his geographic jurisdiction and stripped the DA’s core prosecutorial functions.Inquirer journalist Melanie Burney and Lawyer Jeffrey Fritz spoke to Solomon detailing the controversial case of the Camden School Board President who allegedly sexually abused a student over the course of several years.Nia Coaxum is the Philly Joy Bank […]

todayJune 20, 2024

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Legal cannabis likely won’t be in this year’s budget, but supporters say there’s a silver lining

Stephen Caruso / Spotlight PA Photo: Ed Mahon / Spotlight PA Spotlight 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 — Gov. Josh Shapiro made legalizing recreational marijuana a centerpiece of his budget pitch this year, but cannabis advocates and Pennsylvania lawmakers say such a proposal is unlikely to be part of a final deal. Democrats who control the […]

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 the Inquirer, the only explanation University of the Arts trustees […]

todayJune 20, 2024

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This week on WURD: Philly’s $6 billion annual budget, access to abortion pills, unveiling the artistic achievements of Black Americans since the Emancipation Proclamation

Mayor Cherelle Parker joined Wake Up With WURD with Solomon Jones and addressed concerns with the $6 billion budget that passed this week and the open-air drug market in Kensington. Parker talks about stricter enforcement on the streets in July, the banned Fairmount triage center and the capacity for those seeking treatment and rehab. Jen Klein is Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council. She spoke to Dr. James Peterson on Evening WURDs about […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Paid family leave draws bipartisan support as good for the economy, but some oppose cost, lost control

This story first appeared in How We Care, a weekly newsletter by Spotlight PA featuring original reporting and perspectives on how we care for one another at all stages of life. Sign up for free here.Written by Sarah Boden| Spotlight PAAlana Griffin was employed and on maternity leave when she and her infant son moved into a Tampa, Florida, women’s shelter in 2012.The Pittsburgh native, who had recently left her husband, thought her company's parental leave program would help her […]

todayJune 8, 2024

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Nurse practitioners say they could ease rural health care shortage with more authority, but doctors say it won’t work

Spotlight 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.Written by Stephen Caruso of Spotlight PA and Marley Parish of Spotlight PA State College | Spotlight PA.HARRISBURG — Joyce Knestrick can independently give physical exams, diagnose health conditions, prescribe select medications, and make referrals as a nurse practitioner at a clinic in West Virginia.But when she crosses over the […]

todayJune 8, 2024

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Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare for Women’s Health

This piece originally ran in The Philadelphia Citizen. Sign up for The Citizen’s newsletter for more civic-minded solutions journalism in your inbox. Written by Courtney DuChene | The Philadelphia Citizen.Patricia Bustillos works part-time cleaning offices, volunteers at a community advocacy group — and is often called on to care for her two youngest grandchildren, both infants, one who is only six weeks old. It’s no wonder the mother of four children and grandmother to nine is exhausted at the end of the day — and […]

todayJune 7, 2024

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This week on WURD: Two officers recall the trauma on Jan. 6 insurrection, Trump’s Georgia Case Halted Amid Fani Willis Scrutiny, investigating a Haitian Ponzi scheme

Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonell, officers who were assaulted during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, shared their experiences on Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson. They shed light on the trauma inflicted by rioters and their efforts to prevent Donald Trump's presidential re-election.Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, an associate professor at Columbia University's Teacher’s College and survivor of the 1992-95 Bosnian Genocide, joined Andrea Lawful-Sanders on The Source. She recounted her own survival story amidst heightened ethnic intolerance in Bosnia.Macollvie J. Neel, the executive […]

todayJune 6, 2024

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This week on WURD: Trump found guilty on 34 charges, Biden-Harris Philadelphia rally for Black voters, SEPTA “bus revolution” changes for commuters

Attorney Michael Coard and Philadelphia City Commissioner Omar Sabir break down the conviction of former President Donald Trump, who was found guilty on 34 charges of falsifying financial documents. They discussed what the conviction means and the possible outcomes for Trump. General Manager of WURD Radio Ashanti Martin was featured on Evening WURDs with Dr. James Peterson and discussed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Philadelphia to invigorate Black voters to come to the polls […]

todayMay 30, 2024

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