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A Word from WURD About the Philadelphia Mayoral Race

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Jeff Brown declared his candidacy for the 2023 Philadelphia mayoral election. The Brown family has been a minority investor in WURD since 2016; their partnership played a key role in WURD’s ability to expand its footprint to 96.1FM.WURD places the public interest above all others during this critical mayoral race. Our listeners can remain assured that the station will cover and interview all mayoral candidates with […]

todayNovember 17, 2022 63


WURD’s 2022 Election Guide

Voting resources: Where and how to vote  Find your polling location: Know who you are voting for using this guide from Spotlight PA: Know your rights when it comes to voter intimidation: Plan out your ballot in advance using Committee of Seventy's BYOBallot tool: Make sure to tune in for WURD's election day coverage to stay informed. Election prep with Nick Taliaferro Nick Taliaferro seeks out […]

todayNovember 7, 2022 94


Honoring Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. in a tribute on Nov. 2 Plus: Larry Krasner Impeachment

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.“57 Blocks” Anti-Violence Initiative: Reverend Robert Collier, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Roxborough, joined Solutions with Amadee Braxton to talk about the "57 Blocks" anti-violence initiative. Marian Schneider is the Senior Voting Rights Policy Counsel for the ACLU-PA. She joined Wake Up With WURD's Solomon Jones to talk about the latest legal effort in the […]

todayNovember 1, 2022 116


Steps You Can Take to Decrease Breast Cancer Plus: January 6 Hearing Update

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.Politics: Linn Washington Jr., is a Professor of Journalism at Temple University, where he is a co-founder of the award-winning Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the GOP's attack on Blackness and voting rights. 6: William J. Roberts is the managing director for Democracy Policy at American Progress. He […]

todayOctober 24, 2022 91


The Holmesburg Prison Experiments Plus a Recap of our ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit

ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.The 4th Annual ecoWURD Environmental Justice SummitKeynote Speaker Shawmar Pitts of Philly Thrive took the stage to talk about the link between community violence and the environment. Do We Respect and Protect our Space:This panel brought together Maurice Sampson of Clean Water Action, Vernice Miller Travis of the Metropolitan Group, and Dr. Adrienne Hollis of the […]

todayOctober 18, 2022 119


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 147


The Harvest: Find free food, clothing, classes and more resources each week

WURD Radio is sharing a harvest for the world! Through Dec. 31, visit to find information on upcoming give-back events in Philadelphia. We will feature organizations hosting free food and clothing giveaways, workshops and more! If you know of such an organization, please fill out this form, so that we can share those resources below!Christian Tabernacle Church of PhiladelphiaWhat: Food GiveawayWhen: Tuesdays - 12:00pm - 2:00pm (or until the […]

todaySeptember 26, 2022 251 1


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 144


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 147

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 98