Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones conducts a series of in-depth interviews with the mayoral candidates, addressing specific aspects of their records, and questions on pressing issues such as poverty, education, gentrification, and jobs. Former City Councilman Jim Kenney stopped by to speak with Solomon about his positions on these important issues and more.
Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include Nutter names 24 to Police Community Oversight Board, Robert Bates speaking up on the Tulsa shooting, boat filled with Migrants capsizes in Mediterranean, 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and more.
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice released a scathing report detailing years of racist, discriminatory and financially predatory practices by the Ferguson police department and other city offices. This week, high-ranking city officials are resigning right and left.
Speakers Shymara Jones and Seth Demartele. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv
Speaker Rodney Burney. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv
“My gut feeling is if these boys are any other ethnicity or white—let’s just put it out there—would they have been sat down and stopped?” Deborah Saldana asked rhetorically. “There’s been plenty of solicitors through the neighborhood that come for signatures, or Jehovah’s Witnesses, or whatever, and I’ve never seen them stopped that I know of … This felt wrong.” Click now to read the story.