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WHYY, in partnership with 900AM WURD, joined forces to present a Youth Town Hall Meeting in late September. You can see and hear the entire conversation through this link.

ICYMI: Catch some of the highlights from this gathering to hear from Philadelphia-area teens about the issues that most concern them

Solomon Jones says the Ahmed Mohamed story shows that Muslims are now experiencing the kind of prejudice that blacks have seen for years.

Myasia McFarland, a 12-year-old Germantown girl, was reported missing on August 16. Her family and Philadelphia Police are asking anyone with information to call Northwest detectives at 215-686-3353.

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting Walter Scott in the back eight times earlier this year, has been indicted for murder by a grand jury.

On May 13, 2015, WURD observed the 30-year commemoration of the tragic city government-sanctioned bombing of the Osage Ave. M.O.V.E. residence in 1985. Click for a recap, plus a podcast of reflections from WURD’s Barbara Grant, M.O.V.E. member Ramona Africa, and radio veteran/activist Cody Anderson.

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver, in his second interview with Solomon Jones, said he would keep Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement for new construction under certain conditions.

Freddie Gray’s death and the lack of answers surrounding it precipitated a day of violence. If we hope to avoid the next riot, we must create an atmosphere in which words are heard, action is taken, and circumstances change.

Maryland state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has announced that prosecutors plan to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest.


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