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As part of WURD’s “Eye on Education” series, and in recognition of the first week of the 2014 school year in Philadelphia, we’re starting our morning broadcasts off with excerpts from previous WURD events that explored education, youth violence, and related topics. Full versions of the programs will be added to this post daily.

Join Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church this Sunday for a celebration of the gospel legacy of Rev. Louise Williams Bishop with musical performances by Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, The Brockington Ensemble, Willis Hickerson, Jr., Enon Tabernacle Mass Choir, and the Sharon Baptist Church Praise Team.

Tune in to “The Nick Taliaferro Show” today (4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.) — we will continue our ongoing conversation with Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, about the state of the district and matters of specific concern to Philadelphia families.

Summer of Freedom, sponsored by Comcast, encourages Philadelphia residents of all ages to think of their local Free Library of Philadelphia branch when they are looking for fun, free activities this summer! WURD intern Junene Taylor shares her blog posts and photos in this series.

As Summer of Freedom comes to a close, WURD wants to send you back to school prepared for the new school year! Join Stephanie Renee on Friday for the Summer of Freedom finale, broadcasting live from the Free Library’s Skyline Room at 19th and Vine Streets (4th floor) from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Summer of Freedom, sponsored by Comcast, encourages Philadelphia residents of all ages to think of their local Free Library of Philadelphia branch when they are looking for fun, free activities this summer! WURD intern Junene Taylor shares her blog posts and photos in this series.

We were all sad to see Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons eliminated from the Little League World Series, but they are coming home to well-deserved celebrations, including a parade this Wednesday!

900AM-WURD is carrying the livestreaming coverage of the homegoing service for Michael Brown, courtesy of WPDE NewsChannel 15. You may also listen to the service at 900AM in the Philadelphia area, online worldwide at 900amwurd.com, or on the 900AMWURD app for Android or iPhone.

Our free hair cut co-promotion with ESPM Hair Zone was a definite success! In addition to giving out hair cuts, we also helped inspire a member of our community. WURD’s cameras were on the scene – click the headline to see this special moment.


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