Race & Diaspora

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Philadelphia native and aerospace legend Colonel Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut, stopped by the WURD Radio studios to speak to host Stephanie Renée about the importance of STEM education, continuing to inspire talented youth to reach to the stars, and the honor of having his life story told in music on The Mann […]

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.

When Ava DuVernay comes to Philadelphia, great things ensue. See her award acceptance speech from this year’s Black Star Film Fest!

Description:  Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for District Attorney of Philadelphia, has a higher profile today than he’s ever had. The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Nation are just a handful of the national media outlets that have profiled the longtime criminal defense attorney who has sued the City of Philadelphia and its […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive event […]

WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit. We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive […]

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 […]

Now available – part two of our in-depth look at the politics of pot, with guests Anthony Hirschbuhl, re-entry activist, and Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association.


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