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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 […]

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.

The April 18th Philly D.A. for the People Candidate Forum held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church was moderated by Vincent Thompson of WURD Radio and Holly Otterbein of Philadelphia Magazine. Full coverege inside!

Episode 2 of “Pushback,” our joint podcast with Philadelphia Magazine, is live! Our topic this time around is Black Intellectualism. Read on for more details and to learn about this episode’s guests.

Thousands converged in Washington, DC on January 14 to participate in National Action Network’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” March on Washington.

The Lounge is here! Tune in at 7pm, Monday through Friday, for a digest of the top pop culture, politics, and sports headlines.

2016 has been an amazing year for WURD’s talented and dedicated on-air staff — and last week was particularly stellar for news correspondent Vincent Thompson.

A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to a ten year prison term.


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