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On Election Night 2015, Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney offered a short, but appreciative, victory speech to the large crowd of supporters gathered at his headquarters.

November 3 is Election Day in Philadelphia! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. — exercise your right to vote!

Listen to some of our Youth WURDs hosts speak up about their vision for the future of Philadelphia!

I spoke with Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney in the days after his convincing victory over a field of five competitors. The wide ranging interview covered jobs, education, marijuana decriminalization and gentrification, but Kenney saved his most interesting comments for the prison system.

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.

Philadelphia Candidate for Mayor Anthony Hardy Williams talks about the importance of voting on this election day.

Philadelphia Candidate for Mayor Jim Kenney talks about the lack of negative campaigning during the election.

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1. Lawyer: Engineer has ‘absolutely no recollection’ of Amtrak crash   What was Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian thinking when his speeding train careened off the rails in Philadelphia, killing eight and sending over 200 to the hospital?   He can’t say.    That’s what Bostian’s lawyer told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, saying his client […]


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