Description:  Anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala has been fighting more than just hunger and homelessness in North Philadelphia. She’s been battling the Democratic party machine.  After being defeated in a controversial special election this spring, one that was called to fill a vacant seat in Harrisburg for Pennsylvania’s 197 house district, Honkala became a plaintiff in […]

Vincent Thompson of WURD Radio interviewed Keir Bradford-Grey the Chief of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

WURD’s Vincent Thompson landed the first exclusive radio interview with Philadelphia’s new District Attorney Kelley Hodge. District Attorney Hodge began serving on July 24th and will serve until January, when the next District Attorney will be sworn in after winning the general election on November 3rd.

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call it — and the roots of Philadelphia-raised rapper ARSIN. After an upbringing in a rough neighborhood known as The Bottom — where, by his count, 45 friends of his friends have […]

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Did you miss the video preview of the first episode of Mind Your Business? We profiled Stacey Thomas, owner of the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel, a business with great potential. Watch the video, and check out the Wake Up With WURD podcast with our business advice.

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. The MOJO’s Stef Renee caught up with director Justin Simien recently – check out the podcast!

On September 2, Solomon Jones kicked off his first day as the new host of “Wake Up With WURD” with a bang by talking with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (2nd District) about recent allegations of misappropriation of campaign contributions during his 2007 run for mayor of Philadelphia.

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