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Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: More video on Freddie Gray arrest; Councilman Goode says it’s about service, not elections; Nebraska votes to abolish death penalty; L.A. raises minimum wage to $15 an hour; Philadelphia Planning Commission opposes prison land deal.

How, in a city that can’t find $85 million for education, can we find $500 million for a prison?

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Obama lauds Camden police, and bike gang members face organized crime charges.

FINALLY, after years of being ridiculed for having beer bellies, love handles and man boobs, dads have gained social-media acceptance, and our physical attributes have gone viral. Nineteen-year-old Mackenzie Pearson, a sophomore at Clemson University, has declared that the “Dad Bod” is in vogue.

Check out our video preview of the third episode of Mind Your Business, which focuses on Body Rock Boot Camp and its growth and exposure plans.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we talk about the biggest stories of the day.

In his second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams said police officers should be fired for using hate speech such as the N-word. He also said he would fund the $2.6 million cost of outfitting Philadelphia police officers with body cameras through savings from the prison system, much like fellow candidate Milton […]

In her second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham said her collapse at the NBC 10 mayoral debate should not raise health concerns with voters. She also said she prosecuted corrupt police officers during her time as Philadelphia’s District Attorney, and that she is focused on education as a priority in this campaign. […]

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver, in his second interview with Solomon Jones, said he would keep Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement for new construction under certain conditions.


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