Reality Check

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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 the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge The last thing Philly needed right now was a shadow election. Yet, that’s what we got: an anti-transparent, somewhat anti-democratic and shadowy process whereby a near Star Chamber of 88 Philadelphia city judges […]

Philly doesn’t very much like its black kids. We’ve kind of known that for some time, but when you have data to back it up, the trending hostility towards the city’s black children becomes that much more vivid.

One couldn’t help but notice the Ghost of Low Voter Turnout haunting voter mood once more on Election Day. But let headlines and reigning wisdom from that day tell it, and Philadelphia witnessed a near holy, comet-sighting surge of voters.

Introducing “Reality Check with Charles Ellison,” every Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm. Hosted by Charles D. Ellison — veteran political strategist and Philly native — “Reality Check” will discuss issues rippling through the nation’s capitals, state houses and city halls.


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