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This week on WURD: David Oh, Danelo Cavalcante, Moms for Liberty, Black women in outer space and more

Former city councilmember and Republican mayoral nominee David Oh joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up with WURD to discuss his vision for Philadelphia, how to combat Philadelphia's gun violence issue, the proposed Sixers arena and more. Pennsylvania attorney general Michelle Henry joined Wake Up with WURD to give a statement on the capture of convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante and to discuss children and gun violence. Shirlee Howe is the education […]

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This week on WURD: Gov. Josh Shapiro, the 76ers in Chinatown, superintendent Tony Watlington on the start of the school year and more

Gov. Josh Shapiro joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up with WURD to discuss the state’s efforts to fight the ongoing opioid epidemic, how to combat Philadelphia's gun violence problem and his executive order to help small businesses. Jenny Zang lives in Chinatown and is an organizer with an Asian-American civil rights organization. She joined Tonya Pendleton on Reality Check to discuss a recent meeting about 76ers Place, the proposed arena […]

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Politics & Government

Opinion: To Truly Stay Engaged and Informed, Make City Council Live Mandatory Audio-Listening Right Now

By Ernest Owens  It was a sizzling political summer that’s about to be an even more action-packed fall — so stay cool and pack light.  When City Council ended its spring session, Philadelphia was on the brink of a new horizon: the city’s Democratic Party elected the first woman as its nominee for mayor, the Council passed a budget that was favorable to the business community, and gun violence remained […]

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Health & Wellness

988 Diaspora Campaign for Mental Health

Associated Contributor | Fun Times Magazine Stigmas and other barriers often prevent people of African descent from seeking treatment for their mental illness. One of the primary barriers is a lack of Black mental health professionals. This fact has spurred the 988 Diaspora Campaign to develop a listing of local culturally-competent mental healthcare providers in addition to promoting use of the 988 Lifeline to the African Diaspora (Africans, African Americans, […]

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This week on WURD: Robert Woodson Sr. on activism today, healing after violence, Trump’s troubles in Georgia and more

Robert Woodson Sr. joined Michael Coard on Evening WURDs where he discussed his recent article arguing that the key issue facing the Black community today is a “victimhood mentality” fostered by racial grievance and demands for reparations. Actress and director Kim Fields joined Tonya Pendleton on Reality Check to discuss the 30-year anniversary of the classic Black TV show Living Single as well as her Signature Blends by KF, a […]

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This week on WURD: A history of police brutality in Philadelphia, counting the 2020 votes, for-profit evictions and more

Temple professor Linn Washington joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up with WURD to speak about the history of police brutality in Philadelphia alongside the Eddie Irizarry case now that video footage of the shooting has been released. Omar Sabir, Philadelphia city commissioner, joined Tonya Pendleton on Reality Check to discuss what happened when he was at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Nov. 5, 2020, to help tally the votes […]

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Founder’s Day 2023: Bringing Joy and Power to the People! Radio’s highly anticipated Founder’s Day celebration took place Friday, Aug. 18. Amid the usual excitement, this year’s Founder’s Day carried an extra layer of significance as it was set against the backdrop of WURD's soon-to-be new home at 3601 Haverford Ave. – a development led by Lomax Real Estate Partners. The site elevated our usual Founder’s Day festivities to a vibrant block party and provided the space for a […]

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This week on WURD: A tragedy at 8th and Diamond, new charges against Trump, Lady B talks hip hop and more

Brother Shomari joined Tonya Pendleton on Reality Check to discuss WURD Radio's Summer of Freedom tour and the deadly shooting incident that killed three young men. Attorney Damon Tyner is a former Atlantic County, N.J., prosecutor and Superior Court judge. He joined Solomon Jones on Wake Up with WURD to discuss the newly submitted RICO charge facing Donald Trump and his constituents. Philadelphia Radio Icon Lady B joined […]

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Youth & Family

Remembering Nyreese Moore and all victims of gun violence

Listen to Nyreese speak to Andrea Lawful-Sanders during her Project 35 Segment on The Source: We grieve for the three young men – Isiah Williams, Naasir Folk and Nyreese Moore – whose lives were taken in shooting incident on August 11 at 8th and Diamond Playground, where WURD had just convened one day before for the final Summer of Freedom event. The WURD Radio team was sad to learn of […]

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WURD Founder’s Day Right Around the Corner, 50 years of Hip Hop, and this Week on WURD

Founder's Day is Friday, Aug. 18!This Founder's Day, we celebrate our founder Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D. at the future home of WURD Radio, 3601 Haverford Ave. Join us for a classic Philly block party. On Aug 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., we’ll pay tribute to the man who founded WURD 20 years ago.The day will feature panel discussions on violence as a public health issue and equitable […]

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