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WURD Backstage host Stephanie Renée caught up with Jason Moran before his recent performance at The Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater in Philadelphia, with accompanying rhythm section, The Bandwagon.

On February 28, 2015 – the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death – Arcadia University hosted “Letters to Trayvon” – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

Jazz legend Al Jarreau stopped by WURD studios during a recent visit to Philadelphia to share master knowledge with area school children. This is the first in a series of clips from that experience.

On Wednesday February 25, Comcast live-streamed a two-part web series titled #MakingHistoryToday, focusing on Black tech entrepreneurs. WURD Program Director Stephanie Renée chatted with a few of the panelists about their platforms.

On Wednesday February 25, Comcast live-streamed
a two-part web series titled #MakingHistoryToday,
focusing on Black tech entrepreneurs. WURD Program Director Stephanie Renée chatted with a few of the panelists to learn more about their platforms.

On a snowy Mardi Gras Day in Philadelphia, Stephanie Renée caught up with New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield for a pre-show conversation at The Kimmel Center.

Live footage from the Robert Glasper Experiment’s December 2014 visit to World Cafe Live Philadelphia, performing hits from the Grammy-nominated album Black Radio 2 and other crowd favorites.

In this episode of WURD Backstage, 900AM-WURD’s Stef Renee interviews Ava DuVernay, director of the new film “Selma,” at the December 16 Philadelphia film premiere. DuVernay is the first black female director nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the film is deservedly generating Oscar buzz!

WURD Backstage host Stephanie Renée chats with Mehret Mandefro, producer of the documentary “Little White Lie,” about filmmaker Lacey Schwartz’s journey to uncover the family secret that revealed her true identity.


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