Politics & Government

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Wake Up With WURD Hosts Mark Kelly Tyler, Denise Clay and Chris “Flood the Drummer” Norris spoke with activist and journalist Marc Lamont Hill about current issues and his return to Philadelphia.

Of the many questions surrounding the routinely bizarre public conduct of President Trump, one of the more perplexing is his recent entrance into national anthem protests from Black National Football League players. That reached a fevered pitch in the recent week as the president launched into another tirade blasting players and the league, directed his […]

CALLING ALL OF THOSE WHO CAN GIVE! With the help of our new and renewed ForWURD Members, WURD was able to raise over $2k for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, however we CANNOT FORGET about the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During these trying times, we ask that you give […]

Nationally, we’ve pretty much got used to the routine of reaction to mass shootings. Once the shock wears off, we’re grappling with a mix of heartbreak and outrage. Soon after, we’ve launched into a full blown debate over America’s obsession with guns and, naturally, reflexed into a conversation about gun control. One side of the […]

As we enter October, month of surprises, one thing is becoming abundantly unsurprising: Philadelphia forgot it has elections coming up. That was the unfortunate thing about the Democratic primary for city District Attorney in May. It became so contentious, so politically caustic, that it gave residents the impression that this was the final election to […]

WURD Radio was the only media outlet to capture this historic moment in its entirety. Watch as Catto’s legacy receives recognition and his statue is unveiled.

While they might seem miles apart, they’re very much interconnected: Parking tickets and poverty. The former may be feeding off the latter like a parasite, yet there’s not a whole lot of conversation about it beyond the mix of shrugs, the sound of tickets being ripped up in anger, and the quiet epidemic of low-income […]

Description:  In the season finale, former Philadelphia police officer and whistleblower Rochelle Bilal shares her views on the Thin Blue Line, the legacy of Frank Rizzo, double standards among police based on race, and why she ventured into law enforcement despite negative experiences with police growing up. Bilal is president of the local chapter of […]

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 […]


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