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Hosted by Vincent Thompson, Philadelphia City Council Live is your listening destination for Philadelphia City Council’s weekly sessions (January-June, September-December). In addition to live session coverage, Thompson conducts interviews with members of council and community/civic leaders on important issues to Philadelphians and citizens of the Greater Philadelphia Region. It also features a “City Councilperson of the Week” segment that provides in-depth focus on a particular member of Council.Learn more
Each Saturday, long time radio Hosts Cody Anderson, Vikki Leach and guests, offers various insights, information and perspectives via a magazine style format featuring two way conversation highlighting issues and topics impacting our communities - including health, politics and all things in between - with the goal of building bridges to empower communities.Learn more
Live the best life possible is the driving force behind the messages delivered weekly from Glenn Ellis, Health Wellness Educator and writer whose work centers around health equity and ethics in medicine. Glenn’s Strategies for well-being delivers information on how individuals can maximize healthy and productive lives through the proper understanding of sound medical advice, diet and the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors offers listeners up to date formulas on living you best life through voices ranging from Glenn, national and international guests.Learn more
If you want Sports, The Murray Report is your place for sports news, information and more. Chris Murray, with more than 30 years of experience as a print and broadcast journalist has been covering sports on a regular basis since 1994. Throughout his career as a journalist, Murray has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, the NCAA Tournament, the NBA Playoffs and world championship boxing as well as other sporting events. Now, each Saturday, Chris and guests brings high-level intellect and perspectives featuring all aspects of the Sports world.Learn more
As a PhD and Professor of African American Studies at Temple University, Dr. Emeka’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge on the impact of slavery and colonialism drove him to engage in an in-depth study of these populations. Dr. Emeka brings this knowledge filled with the flavors of African, African American and AfriCaribbean Religious, Literatures and Philosophies to the air each week offering a first hand perspective about the complexities of the diaspora.Learn more
The rhythmic sounds of Reggae, Soca and Calypso take over the airwaves each Saturday beginning at 7pm as listeners tune in to hear the voices of people and newsmakers from all over the Caribbean and feel the flavors of the islands through the sounds presented by longtime Jamaican Radio Personality, Lloyd Cummings, a signature voice of the Caribbean community. Voted the best weekend show in Philadelphia by the Ford Motor Company March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards, Caribbean Connection is your place for all things Caribbean.Learn more
For over 50 years, Rev. Louise Williams Bishop - dubbed the Queen of the Airwaves - has achieved an incredible degree of personal success in three separate, but related careers – radio, the ministry and politics. The theme that runs through all her work and music is her desire to bring inspiration and assistance to those people in need. She has used this forum to inform and unite people around social, civic and religious issues; to advocate for services for the poor, including job search; and to bring the message of political leaders to the people. Bishop was credited with keeping Philadelphia calm following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. Her program was consistently an institution in the Philadelphia media market.Learn more
Criminal Defense Attorney and Activist Michael Coard, has more than 15 years of trial experience and as many years in his work to break barriers that discriminate and disenfranchise citizens in the African American Community. Each Sunday, Coard and featured guests, delivers a perspective on handling legal situations that plague the growth and social stability in our region, offering the best of the best in legal advice – for free.Learn more
In the age of increased health disparities and high priced prescription drugs, Dr. Paul, explores various topics ranging from holistic practices, detoxing, GMO’s, Foods that feed life, food sustainability and more. Dr. Paul's spiritual quest for higher knowledge Spirit, Mind, & Body lead to him received his Holistic Health Consultant Certification as a Doctor of Naturopathy from the International Board of African Thinkers, Ghanian Traditional Healers, under the world-renowned Llaila O. Afrika School of Naturopathy and African Sciences. Listeners tune in each week to become more informed and empowered about their health and the various risk factors.Learn more
New World View brings the WURD listeners a unique perspective in advocating change by shaping positive views and opinions through various music genres. Recently recognized as the catalyst for the behind the scenes exploration of the acclaimed documentary “Quest”, New World View provides an incredible journey from the African American, African, Caribbean cultures – to name a few.Learn more
Eric K. Grimes | Brother Shomari is an activist, organizer, author, speaker, training professional and educator focused on developing consciousness-raising and transformative learning experiences for those committed to overcoming oppression, injustice and racism.
HELANAH is a creative entrepreneur, traveling yogini and lover of all things community. An educator and writer in spirit, Helanah teaches from the heart with love and positive intention.
Solomon Jones is an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, where he writes regularly about race and class. The Essence bestselling author of 8 novels and two short story collections, Jones is a blogger for NPR-affiliate WHYY. A strong voice in Philadelphia radio, Jones has been featured nationally on CNN, ABC’s Nightline, NPR, HLN, TV One, and Al Jazeera. His latest novel, The Dead Man's Wife, was published in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. He is currently at work on his next novel.
CHARLES D. ELLISON is an award-winning thought leader, political strategist, commentator and advocacy expert with nearly two decades of applied expertise in the arena of politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, crisis management and emerging/digital media strategy.
Syreeta Martin is an entrepreneur, WURD radio personality, and motivational speaker. Her on-camera work for EBONY.com, Philly360.com, and appearances on Fox 29 Philly’s Good Day Philadelphia, Comcast Newsmakers and other local broadcast stations has earned her the recognition as “the Oprah of Philly” by Philadelphia City Council.
Bishop Dwayne D. Royster is the National Political Director of Faith in Action (formerly the PICO National Network) and the Designated Pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in Washington, DC as well as the Senior Pastor/Founder Emeritus of the Living Water United Church of Christ in Philadelphia, PA.
Amadee Braxton works for transformative social change by supporting movement building and grassroots organizing, helping social change nonprofits do their work more effectively, and helping progressive candidates get into office.
A creative powerhouse, Envy has been writing, hosting and producing award-winning content for radio, tv, print and the web in the Philadelphia Metro Area for well over 15 years.
Dr. Smith currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University. He is the author of "The Murder of Octavius Catto" (featured in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia 2015).