Dr. James Peterson


Evening WURDs

Hosted by Dr. James Peterson, Evening WURDS is a daily news program dedicated to engaging the WURD community through a critical analysis of the news, culture, and arts stories that resonate with our community. At Evening WURDs, we are committed to thinking together and in community with our listeners to identify solutions to them socioeconomic, racial, and political challenges that we face in the 21 st Century.

James Peterson, Ph.D. is a writer, educator, and consultant. Dr. Peterson is the Host of “Evening WURDS” on WURD (900AM and 96.1FM) in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of several books, including The Hip Hop Underground and African American CulturePrison Industrial Complex for Beginners, and Hip-Hop Headphones: A Scholar’s Critical Playlist. He is a columnist for The Philadelphia Citizen and has written for Fortune.com, Newsweek.com, The Guardian, The LA Times, Reuters, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Grio.  Dr. Peterson is also a professional wordsmith who has ghostwritten and edited projects for a variety of individuals and corporate entities across a wide spectrum of professions.

Dr. Peterson has been consulting in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space since 2004. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients from a variety of organizations, including consumer product corporations, non-profit entities, educational institutions, and municipal organizations. His work is researched based and consultations are always curated for the specific needs of individual clients. Peterson has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.



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