Nick Taliaferro

At WURD Speaks: Brain Strain, a panel of educators, trauma specialists and youth advocates participated in an innovative symposium that examined the impact of trauma on education, the developing brain, and our children’s ability to reach their full potential.

On July 31, 2015, WURD celebrated Founder’s Day — our annual acknowledgement of the birthday of Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah joined Wake Up With WURD on August 3 to discuss his recent indictment on racketeering charges. Read on for the exclusive interview.

WURD’s own Nick Taliaferro, host of The Nick Taliaferro Show, was featured on an edition of NewsOne Now with Roland Martin to discuss the recent 29-count indictment of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah for racketeering and corruption.

In the wake of the murder of Freddie Gray, the city of Baltimore has experienced shock, anger, polarized protesting and, sadly and counterintuitively, destructive violence and looting. The violence and looting have been denounced as “senseless”… but what we are seeing is NOT senseless.

As always, 900AM-WURD joins the world on the observance of Martin Luther King Day with special programming and participation in various events around the region. Read on for an overview of what we have planned this year.

The January 6 edition of “The Nick Taliaferro Show” fell on a Tuesday, which means it was time for Nick’s weekly Pressing Matters segment — a roundup of Philadelphia-area journalists who provide a fresh take on local news and topical events.

Were you unbelievably busy from 10am – noon and unable to listen to “The Mojo” with Stef Renee? Or maybe you were stuck on a desert island with no wifi from 4 – 7pm last night and missed “The Nick Taliaferro Show.” No problem — we’ve got you covered. Introducing ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) – a recap of recent WURD programs, brought to you by Super Intern Kendall Alexander. Enjoy!

The Philadelphia Regional Justice Collaborative and Institute of the Black World 21st Century are bringing their successful town hall meeting format back to Philadelphia. This year’s theme is Our Brothers and Sisters Keepers – Strategies to Address Violence and Fratricide in Our Communities.  REGISTER TODAY!!


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